Business, Southampton

Business Southampton

📰 Superfast broadband: supporting local business Catchymonkey to grow

Catchymonkey is a full service creative agency based in Southampton, specialising in graphic design, branding, print and digital services.  Ten years after setting up in a part-time capacity, the agency has grown to support some major Southampton and south coast businesses, as well as others around the world…and is looking to grow even further in 2015.

Creative Director, Daniel Laming, says: “This year is about consolidation and growing the business; meeting new clients and taking care of those we already have.  To keep our service fresh, reliable and interactive we need to be able to connect with our customers effectively.  Online communications such as Skype and instant messaging will really benefit our business flexibility and our customers needs.  The move to online communications will be essential to us this year; as a digital agency we rely on the internet. 

    • Dan Laming, Creative Director, Catchymonkey

    Dan Laming, Creative Director, Catchymonkey - Photo Credit: Catchymonkey

Dan says: “We could be speaking with clients, moving large files via data transfer, undertaking research, testing websites, and much more.  Great connections are vital to our business.

“When we’re in the throes of a project, especially if it’s on a tight deadline which is often the case, quick, easy and modern online communications is key to keeping in touch with our customers and moving the project forward with pace.”

With large and complex files to share securely with clients on a number of platforms including PCs, Macs, tablets and smart phones, Cloud storage and data backup are an essential tool for Catchymonkey too.  Being able to share large files with clients and printers is vital, sometimes to very short deadlines. 

Daniel adds: “Not meeting these deadlines because of an issue beyond our control, such as a slow broadband connection, ultimately, doesn’t reflect well on us! Our service and design is fresh, but we need to make sure our customer service keeps up with that!

“Our business needs a robust IT system to ensure we can act quickly to meet our client’s expectations and needs.  So, we can only be as good and as quick as our internet connection, which is why this offer has come at the perfect time for us. 

“Flexibility, pace, robustness…these are key elements of a successful modern business.  Superfast broadband will help Catchymonkey to keep up to speed with changes in modern technology, and it will undoubtedly help the wider economy of Southampton and the south coast to become better connected.  I’m thrilled that my home city has the opportunity to access it too.”

Catchymonkey are one of the first businesses to apply for Superfast Broadband.

Applications for superfast broadband vouchers are now open.  Check your eligibility and apply here: www.connectionvouchers.co.uk