Ahead of the return of the Swindon & Wiltshire Techies in the autumn, we’ve been chatting to some of the region’s best and brightest firms to find out more about them.
From which superhero would your business be, to which tech could you live without, we’ve posed some questions to help us get to know our friendly neighbourhood tech businesses and the people behind them.
James Eades from Bradford-on-Avon’s Systemagic has been a Techies judge since the Awards’ inception. He is no stranger to recognition himself, having recently been named ‘Male Entrepreneur of the Year’ at the Great British Business & Community Awards 2022.
He shares his answers below.
IT Support & Cloud Services.
CAN YOU SUM UP WHAT YOUR COMPANY DOES IN NO MORE THAN 10 WORDS?
We support business with their IT systems and cloud solutions.
LOOKING AHEAD OVER THE NEXT DECADE, WHAT TECH DEVELOPMENTS EXCITE YOU AND WHY?
Improvements in video, augmented and virtual reality will make remote collaboration more natural and less prone to zoom-fatigue. That’ll be huge for those people who spend all day on video calls but also enable businesses to be even more connected, hopefully replacing some of the personal touch that’s been lost since the pandemic.
WHAT TECH COULD YOU NOT LIVE WITHOUT?
The internet – we supported businesses before the internet was commonplace so have seen first hand the improvements and efficiencies it has made to communication and doing business in general.
WHAT TECH COULD YOU LIVE WITHOUT?
Social media – it’s toxic and creating a generation of mental health issues.
TELL US SOMETHING WE DON’T KNOW ABOUT YOUR BUSINESS
We’re carbon positive this year, having cut emissions, embraced renewables and offset more than 130% of our total carbon footprint.
IF YOUR COMPANY WAS A SUPERHERO, WHICH ONE WOULD IT BE?
Probably Batman – no supernatural powers but can rise to the challenge when needed to save the day!
CAN YOU SHARE A QUOTE WHICH MEANS SOMETHING TO YOU?
“Time is more valuable than money. You can get more money, but you cannot get more time.” – Jim Rohn
HOW CAN PEOPLE KEEP UP TO DATE WITH YOUR COMPANY’S LATEST NEWS AND DEVELOPMENTS?
Via Instagram @systemagicltd and our blog at www.systemagic.co.uk/blog
To find out more about The Techies Awards Swindon and Wiltshire and to enter visit: www.the-techies-sw.co.uk