We are a friendly team of consulting technologists, economists and data scientists. We provide independent guidance on digital connectivity, network infrastructure, 4G and 5G, smart places, IoT, GiS & enterprise IT. To date we have advised on over £3.5 billion worth of digital connectivity projects in the UK and overseas.
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. We pitch our solutions at the right scale for our clients.
We listen well. We take time to understand the situation on the ground. We allow for the context in our advice. We adapt our language to communicate on the right level with any audience or stakeholder.
We take being a service business seriously. Client trust is a privilege to be earned. And our work is important. Good advice from us leads to better services and thriving communities. The technologies on which we advise have the potential to positively impact on society and the environment.
When we set FarrPoint up, we, three founders, 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.
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 have been fortunate to have led some of FarrPoint’s most exciting projects, including advising on contractual specification for all telecommunications requirements at the world’s largest sporting showcase – the Rio 2016 Olympics. However, amongst colleagues I'm appreciated for (or sometimes tolerated) just as much for my story-telling as my technical expertise.
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.
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
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.
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 always give my best, with an honest and open approach. I try to put myself in the client’s shoes and strive to do exactly what I say I’ll do.
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.
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.
FarrPoint’s modern style of management allows me to work around my personal life, whilst still getting the job done on time. I also have a really great team to work and socialise with.
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.
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.
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.
FarrPoint is a great team to be a part of. People are friendly and have a lot of ground-breaking ideas. I feel like a learn something new every day and that our work truly makes a difference.
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.