The news of the BT and Openreach split is not surprising to Venus.
Venus are one of many alternative independent providers acting as the engine for the UK economy and powering businesses with high speed sustainable Internet connectivity at affordable prices. We believe the importance for the market today is to widen choice for customers and businesses through increasing competition.
Metronet (UK) (“the Group”), the UK’s fastest growing connectivity and internet infrastructure provider, backed by mid-market private equity firm Livingbridge, today announces its acquisition of Venus Business Communications (“Venus”), a leading high growth fibre network provider.
A large number of businesses have already adopted cloud solutions in the form of CRM systems, VoIP telephony, video conferencing and much more. These types of software are of huge importance to the changing work environment and the need to strengthen your workforce to become more productive and efficient wherever they are.
Like most businesses, you may be worried about call quality when moving your phones lines from traditional lines such as ISDN. This is something that you should think about when planning a migration and the most important service criteria you need to consider is the internet connection your calls will be routing over.
The portal will provide Venus’ resellers with information at their fingertips, with lighting fast pricing and an expanded range of postcodes, complementing the service they receive from their dedicated Venus account manager.
To make this month a little better Venus are giving away a bottle of wine for every order placed via the new portal - Find out more!
We are quickly becoming more aware and more concerned with our overall wellness, and more so motivated to make positive changes. While a greater emphasis on healthy living has risen - the 9 to 5 has become 9 to 6, or even later. We spend more time working and less time leaving our desks, especially in companies where even lunch is brought to the office. Through the chaos, we struggle to find a balance between work and health, with the latter often slipping to the back-burner. So Since none of us are working any less, why not make the way you work a bit healthier?
BVE is the UK’s leading Entertainment and Media Tech event, with a 20-year history dedicated to the broadcast, production and post-production sectors.
For over 5 years Venus have powered the media and post production industry with high speed, reliable connectivity and data transfer solutions.
Train strikes can be disruptive to organisations when employees find it difficult getting into the office on time, or even at all during periods of industrial action.
Here at Venus our staff are able to work productivity no matter what the transport situation is in London.
Venus Business Communications welcomed Chancellor Philip Hammond’s autumn statement announcement pledging a £1 billion investment in broadband. The new broadband investment package will pump £400 million into a new Digital Investment Fund to stimulate fibre network operators to scale up rapidly to meet the demands of businesses and Homes across the UK for high speed connectivity.
Venus Business Communications is proud to announce we are on the Deloitte Technology Fast 500™ EMEA list, a ranking of the 500 fastest-growing technology, media, telecommunications, life sciences and energy tech companies in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA).
A smart city is a place where traditional networks and services are made more efficient with the use of digital and telecommunication technologies, for the benefits of its inhabitants and businesses.
Greater work productivity, a consequence of smart buildings, allows time and energy to be spent in the local economy. As Westminster is already the best city to do business, we are happy to continue this trend by innovating the technologies being used today. There are plenty of business opportunities arising from making buildings smarter.
Join Venus at the RICS Telecoms Conference this November.
For the second year running Venus will be sponsoring the RICS telecoms conference. Taking place on the 24th November this event brings together key people in the property and telecoms market.
We've all had them. Those emails you read with a growing sense of dread which tell you to change the password you use on this account, that social network or one of the many other online services you use.
The worst part is the uncertainty that comes in the wake of the warning - do you panic now or later?
The serviced office sector in London is booming. In 2015, it grew 10 % in the most popular areas of the city, and now comprises 30 % of the total UK market (according to the Instant Group’s 2015 Serviced Offices Review report). State of the art serviced office company, Circle Offices Ltd offers fully serviced office space in Longcroft house, Bishopsgate, London since 2007. Today Circle Offices’s Longcroft House Business Centre consists of 75 fully serviced office suites which accommodate some 244 clients across a range of industries from engineering, design to psychology. More than ever, it is experiencing growing demand from entrepreneurs, start-ups, and SMEs looking for a flexible, reliable and simple ‘plug and play’ office experience that can seamlessly scale with their business.
Venus is launching its latest reseller incentive programme. The scheme is open to all active and new resellers in Venus’ current partner programme. The winning reseller will be taking to the track in a Supercar of their choice to celebrate their successful sales drive.
Are you wondering whether your business should go down the apprenticeship route? Or are you a student wondering whether you should continue with your studies or fast forward your career and become an apprentice?
The trend to view major sporting events on mobile devices continues to grow. The 2012 Olympics saw hotels across London clambering for high speed connectivity with the influx of visitors coming to see the games and wanting to view coverage of major sporting events across mobile platforms. Back in 1998,Des Lynam cheekily introduced coverage of England’s afternoon kick off against Tunisia with “Good afternoon, shouldn’t you be at work?” Today, many people still are at work viewing on mobiles and tablets. Streamed in high definition video these major sporting events present surges that ISP networks need to cope with.
Venus is pleased to announce a further reduction in our 100mb leased line offering in Central London. Businesses in central London can now benefit from high speed Internet Leased Lines dedicated to your building at affordable pricing. Our Offering is uncontended, dedicated throughout with full bandwidth availability and higher reliability than all types of broadband.
Advertising in 2025 will be digital, clever and all about you. Life will be more automated, slicker and quicker. You’ll be able to buy a robot lover and even use a small chip to measure how many times a day you blink to assess your eye health and find the perfect mascara. Not every car will be driverless, but you can bet your bottom dollar that most public transport will be.
MPs Slam BT - Must put house in order or face split
MPs strongly criticise telecoms giant BT in a new report from Department of Culture, Media and Sport. The recent report commissioned from a panel of independent experts, says BT is "significantly under investing" in Openreach, the shortfall in investment could potentially be hundreds of millions of pounds a year.
The Committee says BT has exploited its position to make strategic decisions that "favour the Group's priorities and interests" - and is likely to have sacrificed shareholder value and customer benefit as a result.
Venus has recently expanded its apprenticeship programme to provide more job opportunities for young people and help them to develop their skills. Savvy business-minded people are shunning traditional education for technical apprenticeships. Venus' latest apprentices, Monet Peart and Sara Hogarth, dropped out of college to forge careers in IT without lectures and loans.
Trust is probably the single most important ingredient in any human-to-human interaction or relationship, personal or commercial, and as the volume and velocity of these interactions continue to increase with technology, so the importance of trust will continue to increase and in todays world trust is earned as trust is something you can no longer buy or cover, trust has to be earned and maintained within a business.
How to run a great meeting, From Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella
They're the great conundrum of businesses, large and small. We sigh when we think about bad meetings boring, unproductive, and stealing precious time that we'll never see again. Meetings can be done right and can be the source of great ideas and a wonderful platform to receive important feedback.
Small businesses need not be afraid of cutting deals with the big boys, reports Joanne Frearson. When small firms start out they might not see themselves working with mega-corporations. But big companies do not necessarily share the same view - indeed many of them want to work with firms that can provide them with the goods and services they need, regardless of their size.
The hacker of today only needs access to the Internet to initiate an attack. The way we are connected to the Internet and the number of devices we use continues to grow, so does the risks of being attacked. Simple steps can help keep your online presence safe!
Venus launches 10 Gigabits per second fibre leased line Internet connectivity for the Media and Production Industry. London’s post production houses work on a wide range of projects from Hollywood block busters to popular television dramas. In the immortal words of Tom Cruise’s Maverick they now “feel the need for Speed”
Fibre leased line is the future of Internet connectivity. If your business depends on connectivity or has multiple locations, Venus has customized solutions for you. Here are some questions and answers that will help you find out what you need to know about Fibre Leased Line.
Set in the most creative square mile in the world, SohoCreate is the biggest conversation about creativity in the country. We bring together top creative minds for a week of talks, workshops open houses, pop-ups, parties and more, all in the heart of Soho: a powerhouse with the highest concentration of creative professionals on the planet.
Join Venus Business Communications and Proud Camden during London Technology Week for an exclusive event showcasing the benefits of a Gigabit connected businesses.
“Upgrading to Gigabit connectivity throughout our Proud Camden Venue is one of the best business decisions I have made. Our Venue is always full of tech savvy customers online 24/7 whilst enjoying drinks in our terrace bar, stables or cabaret room." Alex Proud, CEO
Europe’s largest legal technology conference and exhibition, The British Legal Technology Forum will bring together the most respected professionals from both the legal and commercial technology sectors to examine and explore the systems, strategies, processes and platforms that will drive law firms and legal businesses into the next decade and beyond.
Smartphones and online devices have transformed the role of communication and the way we manage our lives. Numerous productivity apps such as calendars, to-do lists, reminders, cloud storage and note-taking apps are available that help managing your hectic life schedule. Here is a list of our top 3 to ensure you stay productive throughout the week!
Venus works hand in hand with their Partners and are constantly exploring new ways to help them attract new revenue streams and help their businesses grow.
Venus is holding an exclusive event for new and existing partners which will be held in the heart of the west end at London’s most popular entertainment venue - The Hippodrome Casino.
Catherine Gannon established Gannons with a clear business model in mind. “We deliver top quality service to private companies that don’t want to pay the huge fees large firms charge, but need the skills a high street practitioner may not necessarily have. Our boutique commercial firm has low overheads courtesy of the connectivity Venus provides. It facilitates my flexible working concept allowing me to employ talented solicitors who didn’t want the politics of the City. They can work flexibly and remotely at locations across the country giving them a good work life balance. Also controlling costs is very important to ensure the business is profitable, so I didn’t want an expensive really fast server. Instead we use cloud-based applications with superfast connectivity from Venus. The system works very reliably, however it is reassuring to know there is engineering support from Venus when I need it.
Venus are proud to be supporting INCA's Connected Property Seminar.
Property developers and landlords are an important sector that can help get superfast and ultrafast services deployed quickly and cost-effectively.
Venus works very closely with their resellers and values their feedback. As requested Venus has increased marketing support and now introduced white label marketing to help our partners attract new business.
Venus specialise in bringing future proof Fibre Internet direct to business premises. Venus have introduced a multi tenant wired building system, which reduces the cost of services and allows new users to be quickly connected.
Considerable growth in London fibre delivery generated by an Edinburgh based telecoms reseller now empowered to offer outstanding lead times without compromising on service or price.
Venus Business Communications has expanded its provisioning team and appointed a new provisioning manager, Denise Parlour. Denise joins Venus at an exciting time and will be leading a growing team to ensure efficient provisioning of the increasing number of orders Venus is taking
The cloud has been taking the business world by storm, but is it right for every business? It seems like only yesterday that computers and the internet had limited functions and usability for a business’s productivity. Fast-forward to the present and the rapid advancement of internet technology, most notably the cloud, has led a huge variety of options for every kind of business. Advocates for the cloud often cite numerous benefits that lead to the optimization of businesses’ productivity, efficiency and functionality of their operations.
The Digital Divide is still a very pronounced phenomenon in the UK. BESA found just under half of all primary and secondary schools surveyed reported that they had inadequate access to the internet as well as over half reporting poor Wi-Fi connectivity. This is particularly worrying as in an increasingly digital society, children will be losing out on key learning initiatives and knowledge and this could lead to a further widening of the digital divide.
The UK Government has drafted a bill - referred to in some quarters as the "Snoopers' Charter" - which is designed to clarify regulation of communications monitoring and interception.
The Bill stipulates a 12 month requirement for retention of something described as an ICR - an "Internet Connection Record". This is described as a "record of the internet services that a specific device connects to – such as a website or instant messaging application – captured by the company providing access to the internet."
Venus would like to treat their channel partners to a relaxing spa weekend in January. What better way to recover from the hustle and bustle of the festive season.
Venus is proud to be sponsoring and presenting at the RICS Telcoms Conference 2015.
Bringing together over 200 professionals, the annual RICS Telecoms Forum Conference comes back this year to provide you with crucial updates and insights so that you can get to grips with the latest developments currently shaping the industry.
Businesses across London have come together to explore how to make the Gigabit City dream a reality in London. At an event organised by Venus Business Communications and Westminster Business Council, chaired by Elizabeth Crowther-Hunt CEO of WBC, guest speakers from business and government shared their perspectives on the challenges that needed to be addressed and gathered valuable perspectives and suggestions from businesses across the city.
Venus Business Communications’ event to explore Gigabit Cities attracted businesses to the Palace of Westminster to hear a range of speakers including entrepreneur Alex Proud. Issues discussed included trialling fibre to the basement and the need for competition and choice in the broadband market.
When a damaged fibre cable in the exchange resulted in a four hour outage, William Hunter (IT Manager for The Lexis Group) had his suspicions confirmed that a diverse back-up circuit is essential for business continuity.
"Digital Economy Minister Ed Vaizey urges businesses to apply for £3,000 broadband grants before it’s too late"
The connection voucher scheme is part of the Government's transformation of the UK's digital economy. Helping cities create and attract new jobs and investment, making the UK the best place in the world for business!
Venus’ innovative approach is helping hundreds of clients get the superfast broadband connections they need even when other installers say broadband is not available.
The Connection Voucher Scheme provides an added incentive for landlords of properties with multiple business tenants to install high speed connectivity. The landlords should take the opportunity to capitalise on reduced installation fees.
Since the Superconnected cities scheme launched in 2013 superfast broadband has been on the front of the Government agenda in the hope to get the economy booming.