Company Connecting Blog

2018 Scottish Business and Tech Events: A Company Connecting Directory

The Company Connecting Events Directory: Over the past few years, Laurent Mélin-Quinn has built and maintained a list of business and technology events in Scotland. His research contains loads of information i.e. the event title, date, skills, location and sector, from 2016 to 2018. He has very...

Is the UK’s tech sector missing out on R&D tax relief?

In the second of the Company Connecting series on R&D Tax credits, our guest author Mark Westwood, a technical analyst at Jumpstart asks the question "Is the UK’s tech sector missing out on R&D tax relief?"

An Idiots Guide to R & D Tax Credits

Company Connecting has partnered with Jumpstart to provide information on the Government R & D Tax Credit Scheme. Over the next few weeks we will be publishing several articles to provide a better understanding of the scheme. We will also be publishing more infographics on tech areas such as...

Infographic of Scottish IT and Telecoms companies formed between October 2014 and June 2017

Last week Company Connecting provided information on companies registered between October 2014 and June 2017. The research established that only 11% of the registered companies were ‘real’ i.e. had a web presence. Almost 30% were already dissolved or dormant, and at least 20% were companies for...

Are we creating too many technology companies? A look at Scottish IT and Telecoms companies

Only 11% of Scottish IT and Telecoms companies registered between October 2014 and June 2017 are real i.e. those companies with a website. 

In its recent research Company Connecting noticed a surge in the creation of IT and Telecoms companies in the Companies House data, combined with a...

The Company Connecting Privacy Policy

Over the past few months Company Connecting as reviewed its policies and procedures in line with the GDPR regulations which come into place later this month. This week we will be contacting all the registered Company Connecting users who have provided us with personal e-mail addresses.

If...

13 Tools that can help a Startup to manage its Social Media

In the 11th of its Startup series, Company Connecting asked “When should you start thinking about social media". We received quite a response to the article. Several people wanted to get an understanding of what can be done with a tight budget and limited time.  This article provides a list of...

What can dissolved companies tell us about our tech industry?

Over the past three years Company Connecting has researched thousands of IT and telecoms companies to create a comprehensive view of the tech industry. An integral part of  our work is ensuring that the company profiles are as up to date as possible. This is carried out via a combination of...

Technology Companies in the Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) area

Company Connecting received several responses to a statistic we published on Linkedin on the  IT and telecoms companies in the Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) area. This inspired us to create a new extended infographic to provide  graphs, charts and statistics on the companies

What does silence mean to you? Startup Series part 12

What does silence mean to you and can you bear it?

Startup founders are ultra busy in the early days and bombarded with many activities, meetings, people, networking, selling, social media. Finding silence can help with putting things into perspective. The productivity of silence is the...