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Make Your Choice

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It seems that ballots are like buses here in the UK at the moment; none for a while and then far too many all at once! The referendum, local elections, mayoral elections and now a general election. Perhaps, though, we need to make the most of it! We could drive real change in the country […]

Good Things Come in Fives, Right?

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You know what they say about five: it’s the magic number, it’s company, it’s the best…well, maybe they don’t actually say any of those things, but today at UKFast we’re seriously big fans of all things we can count on one hand. What’s caused us to go completely penta-mental? The Sunday Times has just named us […]

Tech Talent

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Ever feel like there just aren’t any jobs? Well, looks like that’s certainly not the case in the tech sector (something I wish I’d known during a very dodgy stint in a call centre for a bin company). It’s the BBC’s tech talent week and to celebrate they’re shouting about all the amazing tech around […]

Still Happy in Manchester

Happy in Manchester

Although summer seems to have come and gone in the blink of an eye, there are still plenty of reasons to be happy. I mean sure, Manchester’s the wettest city in the country, we live under the strapline ‘It’s grim up north’ (complete with a Halloween film festival of the same name), and I can’t […]

Can Manchester Be the Next Silicon Valley?

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Silicon Valley has become synonymous with tech success. While you might associate Manchester more with rain and gravy, things are changing and – as experts discussed at our recent round table – Manchester is primed to be the next Silicon Valley. Here’s how we’re going to do it. Manchester is creating a tech force to […]

Fridays at UKFast – 4th December

Fridays at UKFast

It’s Friday, it’s December, maybe you’ve got your Christmas party this weekend – basically, it’s a good time to be alive! This week we’ve been talking about the Autumn statement, tips from the Insider breakfast on SME growth, the dazzling new Wi-Fi, why security isn’t child’s play, why Christmas might be salting your connectivity game, […]

Why Manchester is Great for Startups

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Starting a startup can be daunting but in the right environment you can set your sights on success! Manchester has long been known as the home of good music, good football and er…well, chips and gravy. But now companies are starting to recognise it as a hive of activity for startups. In today’s blog, Vimla […]

A Life with Pi

Raspberry Pi Cafe

Bryn tells us about UKFast’s sweetest mission; building a Raspberry Pi cafe for a school in Manchester. Last week, our very own Director of Education Aaron and tech supremo Tyson travelled down to the Dean Trust’s Broadoak School. Their mission: to build a brand new Raspberry Pi Café for pupils, teachers, parents and community members […]