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What does it take to become a world champion or a world-leading business? There is one thing that takes you from one of the best to the world’s best: belief. If you can believe it, you can achieve it. It is as simple as that. How did you get dressed this morning? How did you choose what to wear? How did you get to work? You do these simple tasks without even thinking about it...

Go For It


When is it time to accelerate your growth and start to scale? It's the million dollar question and one that needs to be thought through carefully before putting your foot on the accelerator. All business owners, myself included, dream of a utopian world where everything is working perfectly and growing beyond belief. The reality in business is far from this vision and I often joke with my IT director Neil, wondering when that time will...

A Connected Start


“London is better connected than Manchester for startups.” Joining a round table to debate Manchester’s future as a digital city yesterday, this was said by one of the panellists. I couldn’t disagree more! It took me more than an hour to travel from Mayfair to The Shard recently, it’s absurd! Whilst our capital is, of course, the country’s business hub; travelling around London is a nightmare at the best of times. Manchester beats London for...

What does success look like?


What does success look like? Before you start on your journey, its worth asking yourself that question. If you've already started your journey, you will save yourself a huge amount of time if you stop and ponder, not just your direction, but the picture you want to paint in years to come. Apple recently created an advert for their new TV show,  using a young entrepreneur saying, "I rarely see my kids. That's the risk you...

Snakes and Ladders


Do you remember the game snakes and ladders? You catch a break and climb closer to your goal and it’s all going well. Until you hit a snake and fall right back to the start! When I was younger, I had a habit of following this pattern. I would do incredibly well with whatever I focussed on and as soon as I felt successful, I slipped up and ended up back where I started. My...

London Tech Week: Unlocked


With around a million domains on our network and more than 6,000 clients ranging from startups and SMEs to government organisations, we see cyber attacks every single day. A few years ago, we would see one DDoS attack a year and it would be relatively small scale. Now we see them daily, if not multiple times a day. That’s why we launched our DDoSX product range to help people stay online when malicious traffic floods...