Real Life Stories

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Jonny Anderson

Jonny Anderson is from Kelso in the Scottish Borders. As the Technical Director of GoodPractice, a Corporate Learning and Development company based in Edinburgh, upgrading to fibre broadband has revolutionised the way he can coordinate his home working and given him a new sense of work-life balance.

Jonny Anderson
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Mandarin Business Solutions

Mandarin Business Solutions is a web development consultancy based in Coldingham in the Scottish Borders. The company was set up by Mike Clift in 2000 and relocated to Scotland from Buckinghamshire.

Mandarin Business Solutions
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Scarletts

Based near Meigle in the heart of the Perthshire countryside, Scarletts is one of the leading honey packers in the UK. As well as manufacturing honey from its own bees, Scarletts packs honey which is shipped to them from manufacturers as far afield as India and Australia. After packing in jars and other containers as required, the honey is supplied to customers worldwide, including across Europe and the USA. Customers include major supermarkets, wholesalers and independents.

Scarletts
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Iain Struthers

Working as a freelance photographer in Aberfeldy, Perth and Kinross, Iain Struthers has seen an incredible difference since upgrading to fibre broadband. Iain’s photography business requires the ability to frequently send large files online so upgrading to fibre broadband has been a game changer.

Iain Struthers
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Stephen Hargreaves

Stephen Hargreaves lives with his partner Cathy in the semi-rural town of Pathhead, near Dalkeith, south west of Edinburgh. Since leaving school, Stephen has worked in the building trade and he decided to further his career by studying for an honours degree in Construction Project Management at Herriot-Watt University.

Stephen Hargreaves
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Andy Weir

Andy Weir is from Innerleithen in the Scottish Borders and the difference that fibre broadband has made for his business - RIDELINES – has been incredible. RIDELINES, provides rider-focused mountain bike skills tuition through courses and one to one coaching sessions. Since upgrading, the company has seen an incredible difference in the speed of their broadband, revolutionising business activity.

Andy Weir
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Paul Neilson

Paul Neilson, Jillian McCall and Zak Neilson live in Johnstone, Renfrewshire. Paul works in ICT and so he was well aware of the potential benefits of fibre broadband. When they moved into their brand new home, they were frustrated to discover that it did not have a fibre broadband connection and were delighted by the impact when it was installed.

Paul Neilson
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John McPake

John McPake is from Menstrie in Clackmannanshire and the difference that fibre broadband has made for his photography business – ‘The Big Picture’ - has been incredible. John has been a professional photographer for over 40 years and upgrading to fibre broadband has been invaluable for maintaining professional client communication.

John McPake
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Mark Alexander

Mark Alexander is from Newton of Falkland in Fife and the difference that fibre broadband has made for his business, The Word Association, has been incredible. The Word Association is an established PR and marketing consultancy with clients throughout the UK and Europe so having fibre broadband is essential, particularly in online communication.

Mark Alexander