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£5,000 award for innovative businesses

The Shell LiveWIRE Smarter Future Awards is a social investment programme for young entrepreneurs. Each month Shell help to fund businesses who are working on, or want to start working on innovative solutions to, 'meet the energy and resource needs of a growing population'.

If you have an idea for a business venture, or an entirely new business that will make the UK more environmentally friendly, then this fund might be for you. Shell award £5000 every month for businesses investing in sustainable transport, food, energy or natural resources, or companies seeking to improve urban environments in some way.

To qualify your business has to predominantly service the UK market, and you and your business partners have to be residing in the UK. Yourself and your business partners also have to be between the ages of 16 and 30, and your business cannot have been trading for more than 12 months or be more than 12 months away from trading.

To apply you need to fill in an entry form here. If you're then shortlisted, you'll be expected to make a short 'elevator pitch' style video that goes online for the public to vote for (see a previous winner's below). A panel of judges then add their votes, with the business receiving the highest number of points receiving the funding.

The next deadline is 31st May 2016, but the award runs every month . To find out if you're eligible, visit the Shell LiveWIRE funding page.

The Transcendit Way

Transcendit understand that when you choose to work with us, whether we're taking care of your IT, app or web development, you're trusting us with part of your business. So whether we're looking after your computers, phone systems or servers we always do things 'the Transcendit way'.

The whole of our team adhere to the same values, beliefs and policies - the principles that were written when Transcendit first formed in 2000. Whether you come to us for cloud services or recovery backup you can be confident that you'll always receive the same excellent service.

The Transcendit way outlines how we do business; following the same straightforward principles with every client and customer, regardless of how big or small they may be.

That means we get to know you and your business. We offer you a friendly, professional and efficient service, and we'll always be honest with you.
We understand that not everybody speaks fluent IT, so we try to explain things in a way that is simple and clear. We always spend as much time as is necessary explaining things to you.
If you need to talk to us about something, no matter how insignificant, we are only ever a phone call away – and we’re never too busy to make you a cup of tea and have a sit down with you in person.
We understand how frustrating it can be when things are late. When we schedule an appointment with you, we are there when you’re expecting us. If something prevents us from getting there, we always call you in advance to let you know.
Sometimes things can go wrong, but we never lie to you or try to cover something up. If things go askew we tell you what’s happened and how we plan to prevent it affecting your business.
We want you to continuously benefit from working with us. We regularly discuss your business and make suggestions for improving systems and processes wherever we can – but we never try to push you into a purchase.
When we quote a fixed price, that's always the amount we charge – you won’t find any nasty surprises on a bill from us. If you are paying by time and materials, we inform you if our approximations could change.
We understand the importance of privacy for your business and your customers. We respect the confidentiality of your data, and we will never pass on your information to third parties.
We appreciate it when you take the time to give us feedback. A system called CustomerSure records our client's responses, so you can trust that our reviews are from real people.
Find out what they're saying here.
As ever, the most patient, understanding and effective support one could ask for. Simon Stewart, Trinity Chambers

Based on 11207 reviews our customers rate us 9.8/10. Reviews and ratings by Customersure. 17-January-2024

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