FarrPoint is an independent connectivity and smart technology consultancy. We provide advice on regional connectivity, network infrastructure, 4G and 5G, smart places, IoT, TEC and enterprise IT. To date we have advised on over £3.5 billion worth of digital connectivity projects in the UK and overseas.
We are a friendly team of consulting technologists, economists and data scientists. We make sure that our work is grounded in well-defined business requirements and use cases. We never present a strategic vision without a clear plan of action to turn that vision into reality. We apply our hard-earned experience to develop solutions that will work in the real world. Explore our services
"When we set FarrPoint up, we had a shared idea of technical advice and client service done well. We didn’t want to be a typical consultancy. We take pride in the quality of our work, the impact of our work, and the way the work is delivered. " Founders of FarrPoint: Andrew Muir and Richard Parkinson
Believe it or not, I was once aspiring lobster fisherman from the village of Achiltibuie in North West Scotland. My hometown and rural upbringing drive my interest in remote communities and the importance of connectivity. As well as leading the business, I like to be actively involved in projects to help deliver improved connectivity through research of new models and methods across the globe.
I love what we do at FarrPoint because I have a passion for improving health and public services by using digital technology. I'm particularly active and known for my work in Telecare in the UK, where I am advising on numerous major national programmes. I like to think my attention to detail is not only an asset for our clients, but also helps in keeping the business’ day-to-day processes running smoothly.
Kristina is FarrPoint's Head of Marketing with over 10 years of international marketing experience across public and private sectors.
"FarrPoint is a great team to be a part of. People are friendly and have a lot of ground-breaking ideas. I feel like I learn something new every day and that our work truly makes a difference."
I like to think of myself as part of the client's business, working with them in support of their objectives, while bringing my specific knowledge and experience, and leveraging the wider knowledge base of FarrPoint to add value and achieve the best outcome.
It means the future, the present and the past! Allowing people to live, work and play wherever they are. Enabling technologies and services for the future, educating and employing our people in the present and for the future and recording and saving the past through digital history.
What’s your favourite thing about working at Farrpoint?
The people – all first-class, like-minded, pragmatic and willing
There is a great team culture at FarrPoint that really runs through the business. I also enjoy the ability to work across multiple projects, clients, and the opportunity to be involved in bidding and delivering work in new areas.
I have worked with the Scottish Government looking at the impact digital connectivity can have on reducing the effects of climate change across various sectors. As I have a science background, I already had a huge interest in environmental and climate issues, so I found this project really fascinating in understanding how digital connectivity can help in the climate crisis.
I met FarrPoint colleagues in a previous role and they were a breath of fresh air with an open and supportive approach - clearly the smartest people in the room without needing everyone to know it.
Connectivity doesn’t achieve societal and economic benefits alone, however it is a key enabler of these and is able to help improve peoples lives whether at home, at work or travelling. The most recent and best example of this is the global COVID-19 pandemic and the positive impact that connectivity has had in helping governments, businesses and individuals deal with the situation.
Improving digital connectivity means increasing people’s ability to interact with their community and access public services, enabling people to work more flexibly and decreasing the need for commuting and thus reducing our impact on the environment.
I think the best thing about FarrPoint is the company culture. Since my first day, I have felt part of the team and well supported. The workplace is a collaborative and positive place to work, with everyone willing to help one another. With no prior experience within the connectivity industry, I have already learnt so much, and I am looking forward to continuing my development as part of the marketing team.
I have worked in the telecoms industry for 15 years, most of those rolling out fibre in partnership with government agencies, so the expertise FarrPoint has in advising government and local authorities seemed like such a natural fit and a great way to deploy my skills in the area and develop more
Working in consultancy means that we are frequently facing new challenges that require novel approaches. Being involved in different projects means that each team member's skill-set is constantly evolving, which is very rewarding from a personal point of view.
Everyone at FarrPoint is so encouraging and willing to help. Being relatively new to the company and the digital industry, I have had a lot to learn but the support that I have received from everyone has been amazing. I have really felt welcome.
Internet access and particularly high-speed broadband connectivity has become an essential part of our lives, both at work and leisure. It’s important that we extend connectivity to people living in some of the remotest areas, who in many cases have an even more pressing need than those of us in towns and cities. I find it rewarding that I can use my background in wireless and microwave radio to help bring solutions to remote areas.
Digital connectivity is an essential service within society and our continued reliance upon it would group it with other critical utilities such as electricity and water. As the need for seamless and affordable digital connectivity grows, government, industry and research alike work on ensuring digital infrastructure can match this demand. It is important however, that in addition to building digital connectivity infrastructure, we work with communities to help them harness it. If we want to create a digital world that works for all, we must ensure people have the skills, technologies and motivation to get the most out of connectivity infrastructure and the benefits that it can bring.
With digital connectivity constantly evolving, it has been interesting to see the potential opportunities these technologies offer for improving our way of life. Working with clients to help them understand these opportunities and establish how they can be tailored to improve their services has been equally as rewarding.
Broadband internet access is so ubiquitous that we often forget what it would be like without it. But for many Canadians living in rural and remote areas, lack of internet access is a barrier to better access to services, better health, and overall better living conditions. Helping to alleviate this problem, even in incremental ways, is very rewarding.
Connectivity is important. It drives business and society, bringing communities and commerce together. That's why we use our insight and experience to connect people and business.