Revolutionizing time management in the construction industry through custom software solutions

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In construction, effective time management is crucial for project success. Delays can lead to increased costs, strained client relationships, and decreased overall profitability.

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Outcome-driven software development: Prioritising customer value over velocity

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Software development teams have long been measured by output, but outcome-driven development underscores the importance of results-driven software development. Customers demand products and new features that function properly and add value to their business, more than they value a steady stream of updates with new products and features that have little relevance to their work. […]

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Simon Jeavons to judge for the Shropshire Chamber of Commerce Awards

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This year Simon Jeavons will judge the Shropshire Chamber of Commerce Award for Excellence in Manufacturing & Engineering.

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Shoothill and Access COINS announce bilateral partnership­

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Shoothill and Access COINS have entered a 5-year bilateral partnership whereby Shoothill agrees to provide Access COINS with various web-based technologies and development services.

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SaaS vs Custom Software – The pros and cons for business software applications

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When considering new technologies for your business – there’s a lot to take into account. This is what you should consider with SaaS vs Custom Software

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Navigating the Future: Digital transformation trends for the construction industry in 2024

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In the construction industry, 2024 is poised to bring about significant shifts in how companies embrace their software solutions, relying more and more on digital transformation to see continued success.

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Shoothill welcomes new Digital Project Manager, Jack Hoggins

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Jack is joining Shoothill as a Digital Project Manager, in this role he will be managing the development of our solutions and supporting our customers and clients on their journey.

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Gifts for the business with an investment budget

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The biggest gift to your business, an investment budget is not only a savvy move to bolster your profits but also incentivised with various tax breaks.

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Gifts for the company that uses 5 agencies

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It’s not uncommon for businesses to take on multiple agencies to get the very best talents working on their business.

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Shoothill pledges support to Armed Forces community by joining the Armed Forces Covenant

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Shoothill, a leading full-service custom software company, proudly announces its commitment to supporting the armed forces community by signing the Armed Forces Covenant.

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Gifts for the business that runs on spreadsheets

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With Christmas approaching we thought we’d share the gift of our expertise – helping you get the most out of your business.

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Measuring the ROI of digital transformation

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For organizations to justify the investments made in digital transformation initiatives, it is essential to measure the Return on Investment (ROI) – here is how our clients calculate this.

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From idea to app: Navigating the custom software development process

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Custom software development offers a tailored solution to your unique business needs. But how does an idea transform into a fully functioning application?

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FloodAlerts: Keeping your toes dry in Storm Babet

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When Mother Nature unleashes her fury, the ability to predict and respond to natural disasters becomes paramount.

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Shoothill assist customers in marketing start-up app

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Last week, the team at Shoothill made a quick trip down to Church Stretton aiding in the marketing of our latest project Betty Bet Bet.

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Shoothill are to develop Betty Bet Bet, a community focused betting app.

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Betty Bet Bet is the latest app to be developed by Shoothill, a social betting app with a community focus Betty Bet Bet aims to make a difference by enabling groups to raise funds for their cause.

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Shoothill move to Shrewsbury Business Park

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Shropshire’s premier full-service custom software development agency, business consultants and innovators, Shoothill move to Shrewsbury Business Park.

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Shoothill are delighted to announce our new logo

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As a company, we firmly believe in evolution not revolution. We’ve chosen to evolve our logo and brand. This better represents who our company are, and what we do.

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Microsoft Copilot: Using Windows’ AI in everyday business

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Businesses are constantly seeking innovative solutions to streamline their operations, enhance productivity, and gain a competitive edge. One such solution that has garnered significant attention in recent weeks is Microsoft Copilot, an AI-powered assistant integrated into Windows that promises to revolutionize the way we work and collaborate.

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Legacy systems: slowing down your daily business

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In modern business, the choice between custom software and reliance on legacy systems and spreadsheets is a critical decision that can significantly impact your organization’s efficiency, competitiveness, and long-term success. This article explores the merits of custom software and how you can improve your existing legacy systems as a part of your business development program.

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Should my project use a website or app? The pros and cons of each explained.

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Backing up nearly every modern digital project, campaign or start-up business there will always be a robust digital system taking the form of a website or app.

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A summer of work experience at Shoothill

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Before Blake left the office after his summer of work experience, he sat down to write a press release about his time with us.

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Navigating tech changes in 2023: A guide for my business to be found online

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Staying ahead of the curve is essential for businesses to remain competitive and relevant. As we progress through 2023, several key technological changes are shaping the market and in turn our futures. Here’s your guide to navigating tech changes this year.

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Shoothill’s biggest tips in unleashing business potential

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In the ever-evolving landscape of modern business, staying ahead of the competition requires not just adaptability, but innovation. At Shoothill our role is to bring digital innovation to our customers, unleashing business potential.

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Boost business growth: The importance of enhancing software in Shropshire

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Shoothill have worked with international business. But some of our most successful and impactful projects have been with our local clients. Along the way we’ve learnt what it takes to boost business growth, and what it takes for a successful digital transformation.

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An update from the design department: Threads

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Threads takes to heart the phrase, less is more. Launching in what Meta are calling an incomplete state it has cut Twitter back to its bare bones.

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Shoothill celebrates up and coming talent

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Josh Welch joined Shoothill back in 2016. Over the past 7 years, Josh has gone from an apprentice in Technical Sales, to Operations Manager, Josh currently works as Shoothill’s Commercial Manager.

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Shoothill shows local secondary school student the ropes in software

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This week at Shoothill we’ve shown a secondary school student what  working in the UK software industry is like.

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Why is my software failing my business?

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Why is my software failing my business? In the ever-evolving world of business, the role of software cannot be underestimated. It has become an integral part of every organization, powering various nearly every business process.

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The software development update – a June update from the team

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June has been a busy month for the team as a whole. With projects being tidied off and finalised there are quite a few headlines, here’s what going on with the software development team.

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The state of play – a May update from the team

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Simon and Josh in Shoothill’s Operations team took a moment out of their busy day to talk about their current work, an update from the team.

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Simon Jeavons has been appointed as a Fellow of the Institute of Consulting

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Shoothill’s Chief Operating Officer & Director has been accepted into the Institute of Consulting as a Fellow.

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Shoothill are developing the Wild Otter mobile app

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Wild Otter aims to build a strong community of waterway users. The features of the mobile app will also make paddling and swimming more accessible than ever before.  

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The state of design – a May update from the team

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With a host of staff supporting their work including operations, sales and marketing. We hope this series of articles helps you understand what Shoothill do best.

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Shoothill sponsored Shrewsbury Town Football Club vs Sheffield Wednesday

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It was a tough game for Shrewsbury on their home turf, losing 3-0 but with two games left, Shrewsbury will be trying to finish as high as they can in League One.

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Centralise your company’s data and processes to grow your business

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If you and your team spend far too much time moving between different applications and getting lost in Microsoft Excel, then you need to look at centralising your IT systems, data and processes.

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Thinking outside the box with business intelligence

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If you’re not utilising business intelligence data, you’re missing a major aspect of your business that custom software can help you unlock. Shoothill’s speciality.

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Using software to boost your business’ efficiency

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Software can help companies in many ways, from automating repetitive tasks to providing real-time data insights. By using software, businesses can optimize their operations, reduce costs, and improve their overall efficiency.

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Why custom software integrations will transform your business

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Software integrations are complicated and confusing. While some platforms have integrations built into them most do not. An integration, is a feature in software that allows the functionality of another piece of software in it. 

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ChatGPT brings AI to bespoke software with ease

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Developed by OpenAI and funded by Microsoft, ChatGPT is now in Office 365 through Microsoft’s new feature Copilot. 

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Shoothill welcomes new marketing and project support executive, Doug Hamilton

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Shoothill are pleased to announce the latest member of staff, Doug Hamilton, as marketing and project support executive.

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Shoothill welcomes new front-end software developer, Jim Wynn

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Shoothill are excited to welcome a new software developer, Jim Wynn.

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The Role of AI in Business: Opportunities and Implications

The Role of AI in Business: Opportunities and Implications

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Artificial Intelligence (AI) has the potential to transform many different industries, completely changing the way we think about managing business operations. But with such powerful technology comes great risk.

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Which mobile app is best for you?

What are the different types of mobile app and which one best suits you?

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Mobile apps have become one of the biggest tools businesses use to improve their internal processes and engage with their audiences. There are several different types of mobile app. Which one is right for you?

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Fearless Projects sign website deal with Shoothill

Fearless Projects’ website transformed thanks to Shoothill

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Fearless Projects turned to Shoothill for a bespoke web deal, which has led to the transformation of their web presence.

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Shoothill release ‘A Life In Pictures’, a one million image digital mosaic of The Queen

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We at Shoothill are delighted to unveil our latest project utilising Shoothill Megafiche technology, a one million image digital mosaic of Her Majesty the Queen titled ‘A Life In Pictures’, in time for the jubilee celebrations commencing this week.

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Top 5 indicators that your business relies too much on spreadsheets

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Spreadsheets have their benefits, but they bring major limitations over the long term. Here’s how to know it’s time to upgrade to a bespoke software solution.

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Bargate Homes of Hampshire signs up for Housebuilder Pro software, with an integrated bespoke build management application built by Shoothill

Housebuilder Pro customer signs up for bespoke build management application with Shoothill

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Bargate Homes of Hampshire signs up for Housebuilder Pro software, with an integrated bespoke build management application built by Shoothill.

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Legacy software: Is it time to upgrade your software system?

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There is no better time to upgrade your legacy system, but here are a few indicators that you need to do it sooner rather than later.

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Josh Jones joins Shoothill

Shoothill welcomes new Customer Support Executive, Josh Jones

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We are excited to welcome Josh Jones to Shoothill, taking up the role of Customer Support Executive for Shoothill and its subsidiaries.

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Shoothill 2021: A Year In Review

Shoothill 2021: A Year In Review

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2021 will be remembered as the year of change for Shoothill. Let’s take a closer look at the highlights from the last 12 months.

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ARH's progressive web app displayed on an iPad

Shoothill develop app for local maintenance firm

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Shoothill were tasked with designing, developing and launching a progressive web application for ARH.

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3PL Exchange

Shoothill help power new platform that simplifies warehouse search

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Shoothill’s development has helped launch warehouse search tool ‘3PL Exchange’, by Southgate Global.

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Shoothill welcomes new software developer, Alex Muntean

Shoothill welcomes new software developer, Alex Muntean

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We are excited to welcome a new software developer to our ranks, Alex Muntean.

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Cryptocurrency & blockchain technology

What is blockchain technology?

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Cryptocurrency is just scratching the surface. What benefits can blockchain technology have on your business?

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Shoothill to develop bespoke project management app for Base Architecture

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We are pleased to announce the launch of a project for Base Architecture & Design that will involve the development of a project management application.

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Shoothill power start-up Healthappy’s app and website

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Shoothill are proud to play a crucial role in the launch of Healthappy’s app and website

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Shoothill welcomes new designer

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Shoothill is excited to announce the arrival of a new designer, Liam Kelsall.

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Shoothill secure contract with construction giant Darwin Group

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Shoothill are excited to announce the launch of a new project with Darwin Group Ltd, a construction firm that specialise in off-site construction projects for the health, education and wider public sector.

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SSL certificates: what they are and why you need one to protect your website

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Increase your search rankings, improve your website security and boost your digital presence – overnight.

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The most common commercial bottlenecks and how to fix them

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As a company grows, it can get dragged down by various commercial bottlenecks.

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Shoothill partner named 2021 Agency of the Year

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Shoothill partner National Flood Insurance, LLC has been named 2021 Agency of the Year by Property & Casualty 360 magazine.

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5 ways cloud computing could boost your business

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What is ‘the Cloud’ and how can it boost your efficiency and overall profitability? Here are 5 ways.

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Shoothill have been verified on Twitter

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We at Shoothill are excited to announce that we have been verified on Twitter!

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The origin of Shoothill

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Today, we reflect on Shoothill’s beginnings – going right back to the late 1980s and early 1990s, where the foundations were laid for what would become an award-winning software firm.

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Shoothill welcomes new software developer

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Shoothill are excited to announce the arrival of a new software developer, Luke Askew.

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Shoothill Runner-Up at British Data Awards 2021

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We’re delighted to announce that we’ve been named a Runner-Up at the British Data Awards 2021.

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Shoothill named as finalists for the 2021 British Data Awards

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We at Shoothill are delighted to announce that we have been named a finalist in the British Data Awards 2021.

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Wheatcroft Homes added to the growing list of Housebuilder Pro users

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The team at Housebuilder Pro are excited to welcome Wheatcroft Homes, the second new home construction firm to implement the software in the space of 30 days.

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Deliv2 signs £99 per month website deal with Shoothill

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We are proud to announce that Deliv2 have signed up to Shoothill Web, an industry disrupting initiative by Shoothill.

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Hive Homes begins onboarding Housebuilder Pro software

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We at Housebuilder Pro are proud to announce that Hive Homes of Manchester have started the onboarding process of Housebuilder Pro software.

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Shoothill apprentice wins Software Developer Apprentice of the Year

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During National Apprentice Week 2021, apprenticeship training provider Intequal caught up with Gabriel Brown, Junior Apprentice Software Developer at Shoothill to get his reaction to being awarded Intequal’s Software Developer Apprentice of the Year 2021 and to learn more about his apprenticeship journey.

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How COVID-19 catalysed permanent operational changes for Shropshire firm Shoothill

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An interview with Shoothill Managing Director Rod Plummer. By startup.info.

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How does My Flood Insurance work?

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Let’s take a quick look into the world of My Flood Insurance.

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Shoothill finalists for Go:Tech Awards in the ‘COVID-19 Tech Business Hero’ category

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Shoothill are proud to announce that we have made it as finalists in this year’s Go:Tech Awards presented by Business Leader Magazine and HSBC bank in the ‘COVID-19 Tech Business Hero’ category for our work regarding PPE Exchange.

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MyFloodInsurance.com makes it to Yahoo! Finance

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Shoothill’s latest venture in the USA makes it to Yahoo! Finance headlines.

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Top 8 qualities to look for in a software firm

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Taking on a custom software development project for your company can be intimidating, especially if you have never worked with a software firm before. Here is our list of things every high quality software firm should get right to help you make your decision.

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Shoothill 2020: A Year in Review

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2020 has been a year of great success for Shoothill despite many pandemic-related hurdles. Let’s take a look at the highlights.

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Shoothill subsidiary Housebuilder Pro to allow seamless Tardis 4G integration

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Shoothill subsidiary Housebuilder Pro to allow the seamless integration of Tardis 4G, a high quality temporary broadband solution for brand new homes.

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The origin of Housebuilder Pro

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How did one project for a customer eventually become its own self-sufficient brand subsidiary of software specialists Shoothill?

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Housebuilder Pro’s free ‘Site Tracker’ goes live

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Shoothill subsidiary Housebuilder Pro has developed a new FREE QR code-based visitor and contractor registration system called ‘Site Tracker’.

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Fernham Homes next in line to integrate Housebuilder Pro software

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Fernham Homes of Tonbridge, Kent is the next major house builder to implement Housebuilder Pro software.

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Employer case study: Rod Plummer, Shoothill

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How 20-year-old Josh Welch went from leaving college with few plans to completing an apprenticeship at innovative Shropshire software company, Shoothill. Article by BCS (The Chartered Institute for IT).

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Shoothill progress to next round of Shropshire Chamber Business Awards

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We are delighted to announce that Shoothill have progressed to the next round of the Shropshire Chamber Business Awards for ‘Digital Innovation’.

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Shoothill offers apprenticeship opportunity through Ladder for Shropshire campaign

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Shoothill is the latest company to offer an apprenticeship through the Ladder for Shropshire campaign.

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Shoothill nationally recognised as a UK Business Hero 2020

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Shoothill are proud to announce that we have been nationally recognised as a UK Business Hero as a result of our work regarding PPE Exchange.

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Q&A: Meet the Directors of Shoothill (The Specialists in Software)

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Today we sit down with the guys who run the show here at Shoothill. With just over 35 years of combined experience between them, we find out what makes them tick and what they get up to.

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Shoothill spearhead new Shropshire business Deliv2’s digital presence

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Newly incorporated Shropshire business Deliv2 are a brand new green delivery business. They chose Shoothill to spearhead their digital presence which involved a brand new website and app.

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Why should a business invest in custom software?

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A look into why businesses should invest in bespoke software and how it would benefit their operations.

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Shoothill shortlisted for UK Business Tech Awards 2020

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Shoothill shortlisted for UK Business Tech Awards 2020 in the ‘Tech for Good’ category.

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Wavensmere Homes implements Housebuilder Pro software

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Wavensmere Homes adds to the rapidly growing list of major UK house building firms using Housebuilder Pro software.

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Shoothill US-based joint venture launches MyFloodInsurance.com for the American consumer

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Aurora Insurances Technologies, Inc, a joint venture between Shoothill Ltd and National Flood Insurance, LLC have launched a revolutionary new website that allows US consumers to process and purchase flood insurance online for the first time.

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Macbryde Homes rolls out Shoothill’s Housebuilder Pro software

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Macbryde Homes, the award-winning construction firm based across North Wales and the North West of England adds to the rapidly growing list of companies using the pioneering new software – Housebuilder Pro – aimed at UK house builders.

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Shoothill voted as the winner of the Shropshire Chamber 2020 Entrepreneurial Spirit Award

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The Shropshire Chamber Awards, which are held by the Shropshire Chamber of Commerce recognise outstanding performance and innovation across the county for the first time were held virtually across the internet on Friday 17th of July.  

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Shropshire Homes implement Shoothill’s Housebuilder Pro software

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Shropshire Homes, one of the biggest house builders in Shropshire joins the growing list of companies transforming their operations through Housebuilder Pro – Shoothill’s game changing software solution aimed at commercial housebuilders.

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Shoothill subsidiary Housebuilder Pro appoints new business development manager

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Specialist house builder software provider HousebuilderPro announces the appointment of Nick Taylor as Business Development Director, effective immediately.

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‘Covid Tracer’ solves customer data problem for hospitality industry

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An innovative new service ‘Covid Tracer’ has been launched by software specialists ‘Shoothill’ with the sole aim of making it easier for hospitality venues to keep temporary records of their visitors as per government guidelines.

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PPE Exchange supports front line workers through pandemic

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During the Covid 19 pandemic, the UK saw a shortage of person protective equipment. Shoothill's site PPE Exchange connected organisations nationwide with millions of pieces of vital equipment.

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SJ Roberts Homes onboard with Housebuilder Pro

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SJ Roberts Homes become another home building company to uncover the power of HBP, our full service housing development project management system.

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A few thoughts on custom packaged software

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Should you take the bespoke approach to software solutions, or utilise preexisting, prepackaged systems? Here we will compare the options to give you a clear picture.

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Online platform created to source and exchange PPE

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Shoothill have created PPExchange.co.uk to streamline the supply of Personal Protection Equipment throughout the UK by providing a free and easy to use exchange website.

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Who needs digital transformation?

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It's vital in the modern climate to understand the effects of emergent technology. Learn about who is affected by digital transformation, and how they can use it to their advantage.

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Why your business needs End to End Software

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Too many cooks will spoil the broth, so why use siloed systems to achieve your goals? Discover the power and ease of switching to one consolidated software solution.

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Shoothill incorporate new USA based subsidiary

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With a history of American clients, most recently the acclaimed My Flood Risk portal, Shoothill found U.S. based corporation to expand our customer base across the Atlantic.

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Artificial intelligence in action

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Artificial intelligence isn't science fiction, it's all around us. A.I. technology can have an powerful, yet often hidden impact on our world and your business.

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One small step for man, one giant leap for mankind, and one trillion pixels

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Celebrating the 50th anniversary of the moon landings with an image that consists of one trillion pixels

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Shoothill collaborate with Super Socks in exciting new project

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Super Socks, a brand that allow customers to customise socks with loved ones’ faces, pushes their Super Socks Live project with Shoothill at the heart of their software design

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Shoothill tasked with engineering Halford’s “Really Ready for Summer” campaign

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British retailer Halfords approaches Shoothill and sets an exciting summer software challenge.

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Shoothill and hundreds of Shropshire businesses turn out for chamber expo

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Shoothill and dozens of members of Shropshire’s business community came together to swap ideas and discuss partnerships at Shrewsbury Town FC.

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Water Plus gets their flow back thanks to Shoothill

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How Water Plus’ exponential growth resulted in struggling backend software systems and how Shoothill responded to the challenge.

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Innovate UK sits down with Rod Plummer of Shoothill for an interview on ‘GaugeMap’

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Innovate UK, a huge supporter of GaugeMap, sits down with the Managing Director of Shoothill for an interview on GaugeMap and how it became such a success.

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Shoothill win the Open Data Innovation Award 2014

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Shoothill win the Open Data Innovation Award 2014 with GaugeMap – a “great tool to keep people informed and protected from flooding”.

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Flood Alerts appears on BBC Newsnight

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Last Friday, Shoothill’s FloodAlerts made an appearance on BBC Newsnight as a result of the recent severe weather.

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Flood Alerts shortlisted for National Innovation Award by the IET

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FloodAlerts, from Shropshire-based software and data specialists, Shoothill Ltd, has been short listed as a finalist in the UK IT Industry Awards for Innovation and Entrepreneurship and The Institution of Engineering and Technology Innovation Awards for Information Technology.

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Flood Alerts goes live on Environment Agency website

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FloodAlerts, created by Shrewsbury-based software development and data specialists, Shoothill Ltd, takes live data from the Environment Agency’s nationwide network of monitoring stations and overlays it on detailed Microsoft Bing Maps.

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Shoothill’s ‘GaugeMap’ receives recognition from The Guardian

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On 17th July 2014, The Guardian newspaper published an article on Shoothill’s GaugeMap: ‘New technology uses social media to keep track of water levels’

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Shoothill’s Prime Number Deep Zoom features on BBC Click

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On 15th March 2014, Shoothill’s Prime Number Deep Zoom featured on BBC Click.

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Shoothill’s ‘Flood Alerts’ makes BBC headlines

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On 6th July 2012, the BBC published an article on Shoothill’s ‘FloodAlerts’: “Real-time flood map goes online in England and Wales”

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Shoothill receives letter from MP regarding Flood Alerts success

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On 17th April 2012, Shoothill received a letter from Richard Benyon MP regarding the success of Flood Alerts.

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The launch of Flood Alerts

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How a project with Microsoft sparked one of Shoothill’s most innovative projects to date.

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