Bowood wifi boosted thanks to Priority IT

By Ben Carey on March 03, 2019

Westbury-based Priority IT has installed a new high-speed wifi system at the Bowood Estate near Calne, bringing a welcome boost for businesses.

The company’s innovative solution has helped save the estate thousands of pounds compared to initial estimates. 

Bowood, which already had a high-speed service for its hotel, spa and golf resort, needed to bring this service to the estate side of the business which had a separate, slower internet connection. 

The Bowood management team had been advised that a 1.5km trench would be needed to take the high-speed service via cable from one site to the other. The cost and inconvenience meant the project had been delayed. 

Thanks to Priority IT, which began working as Bowood’s IT provider last summer, a far more cost-effective solution of beaming the high-speed, focused wifi signal from the hotel to the estate between antennas was installed. 

Kieran Thomas, Managing Director of Priority IT, said, “It’s a solution we have used for other clients and is very successful and reliable. It was also much, much less expensive and time-consuming than laying a cable. Bowood asked for proof of concept and so we set up a test between both sites to prove the speed and reliability. 

“The scope of the project was quickly extended to include all areas of the house and gardens. Now there is not only high-speed internet throughout these areas, but there is a further benefit that for the first time all tills are connected. The project was completed within about four days.” 

Now that both elements of the business operate on the same, high speed wifi system, operations can be streamlined. 

Nick Hemmings, Bowood Finance Director, said, “Priority IT have provided a practical and cost-effective IT solution to Bowood, implemented in a professional manner. It has significantly improved our ability to perform day to day business which will result in a sound return on the investment.”

For more information about Priority IT services, visit the company’s website.