How is your business adapting?

April 27th 2020

Innovation Connect Business are adapting brilliantly to the current situation.

Here are a few examples of how our businesses are adapting and changing to the current situation.

SKORE is offering more online workshops and helping people with their process mapping on-line.

Support on the Sport is helping people set up virtual offices with Microsoft Teams and also are able to provide laptops and hardware to those who are home working.

Imali Windsor from Support on the Spot says “As a team, we’ve ensured that we are making the most of the systems we already have in place (such as Microsoft Teams and Zoom) to ensure that we remain fully functional. We’ve really seen our team flourish as we’ve all pulled together to ensure we continue to offer the highest service to our clients.”



Here are a few tips to help at this time

Communication is key

Keep talking to your customers and letting them know how things are. Try to remain upbeat in your communications but be realistic and pragmatic. We are all in this together and all of our lives will be affected in one way or another.

Be creative in your delivery

Is your business one that can adapt in the current circumstances. If you usually offer services face to face, can you adjust this? If you run classes, can you move these online? Can you provide one-to-one support, advice or guidance via video calls instead of in person? There are some great examples of businesses adapting to survive and thrive in these challenging times.

Embrace support 

There are lots of different places offering support to businesses at the moment.

Portsmouth City Council Business Helpline has taken over 700 calls for help and paid out over £20 million in grants.

“Chamber of Solutions”  is a zoom conference for the businesses based in Hampshire from Ross Macnally and the Hampshire Chamber of Commerce team. It was attended by over 90 businesses last week asking a range of really good questions. Each week the conference has a specific theme, but other questions can also be asked. 

Job Retention Scheme

Videos about the Governments Job Retention scheme can be found on their YouTube channel

June 20th 2020

Celebrating Women in Engineering

Kate Ross is a software engineer/developer with My Learning Cloud which is a multi-award-winning business based at the Portsmouth Technopole. Kate can code in a range of languages and has specialised in Javascript coding. Here Kate talks us through her journey into Engineering.   From Surf School to Code School […]

May 22nd 2020

Transalis provides free access to its Peppol EDI platform

Transalis is providing free access to its Peppol EDI platform to companies supplying products and services to the NHS during this vital time.From medicines to masks, visors to ventilators, there are hundreds of examples of vital equipment required to fight coronavirus across the world. Under Transalis move to open-up access […]

May 22nd 2020

Transalis contributes to worldwide research effort to combat COVID-19

So many of our Portsmouth Technopole members have been during great things during the lockdown, including cloud solution firm Transalis who has contributed to a worldwide research effort to combat COVID-19 with computer power. In order to support scientific efforts against COVID-19 and other virus threats, Transalis is donating their […]