Research is underway to understand how effective SMEs in the South West have been at using technology during the pandemic.

Timewade are running an online survey to understand successes and challenges, to feed back to the business community.

Already, some of the initial findings are providing invaluable insight, with just 16% saying their technology was fully prepared for the Covid-19 pandemic. Those taking the survey, which runs through the summer, will be the first to receive the full findings.

Managing Director of Timewade, Julian Wills said: “We hope the findings can feed into businesses as they develop their business plans for the coming months. The focus is now shifting from the quick fixes to a longer term view, but, with technology, it’s vital to know what really works.  The evidence is already suggesting that those SMEs that are harnessing technology across every aspect of their business are performing better and recovering more quickly.”

Visit: to take the survey and ensure you receive the full findings. Participants are also entered into a prize draw to win a LARQ self-cleaning water bottle!