Openreach & BT Industrial Action & Strike

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Dear Client,As you may be aware, there have been recent announcements of strike action in BT and Openreach’s workforce to take place on Friday, 29 July and Monday, 1 August.According…

Full Fibre Boost for Burnley: Faster Britain now ready to connect over 3.5k local businesses within five days

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Full fibre operator, ITS Technology Group, is now offering over 3,500 Burnley businesses the opportunity to connect to Gigabit-capable business broadband in just five days - all thanks to a…

Bowland IT Celebrates 200% Growth in Past Twelve Months

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Bowland IT founded in 2013, has announced a whopping 200% growth in the past twelve months with vision to grow by a further 300% in the next twelve months. The…
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Gigabit Dedicated Business Broadband for Burnley Businesses.

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Is your business boosted by gigabit capability?As a provider of ultrafast business broadband, has partnered with Faster Britain to make it easier for your organisation to benefit from full fibre…

Disaster Strikes for QNAP NAS devices with deadbolt ransomware attack.

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QNAP NAS Drive devices face Deadbolt ransomware attack, causing over 1,000 QNAP devices to be infected by the deadly virus. Deadbolt, a ransomware variant that attacked QNAP storage in January,…

All Onside Partnership with Burnley FC in the Community

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We're delighted to be supporting Burnley FC in the Community with their All Onside Partnership scheme. BFCitC have recently signed a five year IT & Telecoms deal with Bowland IT…

Bowland Baby Announcement

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We are pleased to announce that our Directors, Oliver and Jenna are expecting their first baby this September. Our Power Couple ambitious directors are looking forward to welcoming baby Alcock…

Easter Eggcellent Surprise for Child Action North West

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Today we delivered a van full of Easter Eggs to Child Action North West ready for Easter. Inspiring Lives and Changing Futures, It’s what Child Action North West have been…

Major Broadband Outage for Clitheroe Sky Customers

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This afternoon around 7am (23/01/22), Clitheroe homes and businesses have experienced a major broadband outage caused by problems in the local Open Reach exchange. Courtesy of istheservicedown.co.uk, here is a…

FREE 10 Point Health Check with All Laptop and PC Repairs

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We are now offering not one but two freebies with all laptop and desktop PC repairs. Not only will we collect your device and return it to you for FREE,…

7 Reasons Why You Should Change Your IT & Telecoms Provider To Us in 2022

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TIME TO CHANGE YOUR IT SUPPORT AND TELECOMS PROVIDER IN 2022? Here’s 7 reasons why you should choose BOWLAND 👍 1) BETTER SERVICE - We are very service focused as…

SIM’ple Switch! Save £100s on your company Mobile SIM Cards

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Do the big fish phone providers have your back? At Bowland IT, our clients aren’t just a number! A well known classic cliche, but this is very true ‘We are…

Bowland IT’s Xmas Feature Presentation at BNI Zeus 2021

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On the final ‘in person’ chapter meeting of 2021, Oliver our Managing Director hosted his feature presentation to the room of business members. BNI Zeus is Lancashire’s flagship BNI chapter…

We pay you £60 if we can’t beat your current package price

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There is no catch, but we are so confident that we can save you money, it’s unlikely that we will be parting with £60. But try and prove us wrong,…

Clitheroe Rotarians send IT equipment over to Africa

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Members of Clitheroe Rotary have expressed their thanks to all those people who donated unloved IT equipment to its IT Schools Africa project. The seed for IT Schools Africa (ITSA)…

Bowland IT introduces Whalley Home Improvements to BNI

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Our client and good friend Emma Hodgkinson, from Whalley Home Improvements joined Oliver our MD at a weekly BNI Zeus meeting in November as a visitor. Emma was intrigued to…

New Accounts Director Appointed

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We would like to welcome Jenna Healey to Bowland IT as Accounts Director. Jenna joins Bowland with extensive experience working previously in accounts and administration in the motor trade industry…
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Bowland IT rides the waves on Spanish waters

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We‘ve been working on an Audio Visual and IT project this week on a Super Yacht which is currently docked at El Puerto de La Duquesa in Malaga. The weather…

Buying refurb tech this Christmas could save you more than 50% + FREE GIFT WRAP

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Saying that it hasn’t been the best past couple of years could be an under statement, with Furlough ending and the Christmas demand increasing every year the more that new…

One Drive, Drop Box and Google Drive IS NOT DATA BACKUP!

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Could your business survive after losing all of it’s data? So many of our clients believe they are backing up their data because they are using One Drive and Drop…

Oliver Alcock takes the IT seat at Hyndburn based £1.3m turnover referral networking group

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Bowland IT take seat at flagship BNI networking group, which currently turns over £1.3m per year in referrals.

Microsoft overtakes Apple as world’s most valuable company

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Microsoft has overtaken Apple as the world's most valuable company, making the Cupertino tech giant the second most valuable in the world, followed by Saudi oil giant Aramco. Microsoft now…

MD Brothers attend an absolutely FAB networking event in Bolton.

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FAB Networking Event, hosted by Jenny Vadasz from Aspire Accountancy in Atherton, and presented by David Burgess, Magician. Event attended by Bowland’s Managing Director, Oliver Alcock and Chris Alcock from…

FREE Windows 11 for your PC or Laptop- ‘Use It of Lose It?’

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Is the latest free Windows 11 upgrade a Use It or Lose It offering? We are offering support to homes and businesses in Lancashire with support on this free upgrade…

319TBPs World Record Internet Speed Achieved by Japanese Telecoms Engineers

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Just Wow! Just so that you know that the title of this article wasn’t a typo, 319 TERABYTES per second using fibre achieved over a 1,865 mile long connection. Why…

What did computer shops look like in the 70s?

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Interesting rarely seen footage of computer shops from the 1970s. Rare scenes from the early days of personal computer shopping. In the late 1970s and throughout the 1980s, if someone…

FREE Printable Guide: How to avoid scams!

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Everyday at Bowland IT, we receive emails forwarded from our clients with the first line of their email being ‘Is this real?’. Unfortunately there isn’t an easy way to stop…

Windows 11 Now Installed at Bowland IT! Could this new Apple look be the future?

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We’ve taken the leap at Bowland IT by installing the new Windows 11 operating system only 48 hours after it has been released. Some may say this is foolish, but…

Goodbye to the Satellite Dish, say hello to Sky Glass!

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SKY has unveiled a brand new “streaming TV” that doesn’t need a satellite dish. It means you can finally watch Sky TV without having a dish on the outside of…

Welcome to new starter Reece Birkbeck – IT Engineer

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We would like to welcome Reece Birkbeck to our Brockhall Village team. Reece has joined us this month as an IT Engineer. Reece has extensive knowledge and experience specialising in…

WIFI Install at Clitheroe Leisure, and Clitheroe Cryo Experience

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Today we carried out a full Ubiquiti Mesh WIFI installation at Clitheroe Leisure Club. The WIFI system provides members, guests, staff and business tenants with high speed WIFI throughout all…

Facebook and WhatsApp Down! Monday 4th October 2021

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Facebook, Instagram and Facebook Messenger are all down (4th October @ 19:13). The three apps – which are all owned by Facebook, and run on shared infrastructure – stopped working…

IT Contract Signed with Preston’s Longest Established Specialist Engineering Group

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Bowland IT have proudly been awarded with the IT maintenance, data backup and cyber security contract with Preston Grinding and JM Tools based at Broughton, Preston. In 1995, following the…

Bowland IT Sponsors Clitheroe Wolves Football Club U7s Team

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We are proud to announce Bowland IT has sponsored the Clitheroe Wolves U7s team. Our Managing Director, Oliver Alcock visited Blackburn’s Soccer Dome today where team manager Tom Wilkins introduced…

Did you know that Bowland IT provide Smart Home Services?

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We offer Smart Home services at Bowland IT, we aren’t just a pretty company 😀 We supply, install and maintain the following products; WIFI & BROADBANDHOME NETWORKINGSONOSBOSEIPAD CONNECTIVITYAMAZON ALEXAGOOGLE HOMECCTVCONTROL…

Windows 11 Available 5th October

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Today, we are thrilled to announce Windows 11 will start to become available on October 5, 2021. On this day, we can begin to take bookings to roll out the…

Switching Broadband Provider will soon be even easier

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Telecoms Regulator OFCOM say new rules will make it easier and faster to change broadband provider to another company. Customers will soon only need to contact the new company they…

Bowland awarded IT contract with North West Leading Mechanical Plumbing Firm

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Bowland IT have recently been awarded with the IT and Telecoms contract with North West Leading Mechanical Plumbing Firm. Bowland IT provide CM Oxendale LTD with their IT Support and…

Bowland Awarded IT Contract with North West leading pest control firm

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Bowland IT are proud to have been recently awarded the IT contract at Assured Environmental Services, who provide Pest Control, Environmental and Habitat Management and Weed Control services throughout North…

Go beyond broadband with a Leased line circuit and your business won’t look back.

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For fast Internet access that won’t slow down, even during peak traffic periods, a Leased line is the ideal choice. A Leased line can be used for a variety of…

Broadband saved us during covid, but can it help save the world?

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Ultrafast connectivity gives workers the ability to be just as productive at home as they are in the office and with younger workers now demanding more flexibility – and a…

Meet Bella the Cavapoo

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We would like to introduce you to Bella the Cavapoo. Bella is a 5 year old cross between a Cavalier King Charles and a Toy Poodle. Bella calls into Bowland…

FREE Telecoms Audit – Cut costs on your telecoms

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We’ll help you answer these questions, and many more: How much can I save on my phone bills?Is Hosted VoIP the way to go?How can I easily connect all my…

Bowland Awarded IT Contract with Ribble Valley Chartered Accountants & Financial Advisors, Egan Roberts.

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Bowland IT are proud to have been awarded the IT Contract with Ribble Valley Chartered Accountants & Financial Advisors, Egan Roberts. Egan Robert's ethos is to give intelligent and sensitive…

Bowland Awarded IT Contract with International Recycling Specialists

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Bowland IT are proud to have been awarded the IT contract for HML Recycling, and look forward to working with the company for the foreseeable future. HML's head office is…

Meet ‘The One Plan’, our I.T. support solution designed for Micro-Businesses.

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We completely understand your frustrations as a small business owner. Trying to access the best I.T Support services can be difficult as a one man or woman band business, as…

Millions of households at major security risk with their internet routers.

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Poor password security, not enough updates and home network security issues could mean some home routers could be putting families at risk. In December 2020, Which conducted a survey of…

New Month, New Computer! Spring clean your PC today ready for a month of productivity and success!

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We are now past the first quarter of the year. Could starting a new month with a cleaner, quicker, more productive PC be the best start head start you need…

Selecting the right WIFI solution for your warehouse based company

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We are just trying to make money out of something you can just buy off the shelf at PC World, right? You could just avoid involving Bowland IT or get…

Bowland Deal Signed with Amazon Award Winning Lancashire Gin Brand & Distillery.

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Bowland are proud to be working with Rob, Lizzie and Family at Wild Fox Distillery based in Inglewhite, Lancashire. We are supplying their VOIP telephone system and broadband lines throughout…

Calling Hotel Owners, read this to STOP negative reviews about your guest WIFI

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One of the most mentioned words within negative hotel reviews is WIFI. Some guests will have their own opinion on cleanliness, comfort, room temperature etc, but if your WIFI is…

Pubs and Restaurants – Do you have outdoor WIFI for your card machines and guests, ready for 12th April?

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Outdoor WIFI for pubs and bars ready for 12th April’s outdoor table service.

Ribble Valley’s Bowland IT are now providing homes on Calderstones Park, Whalley with SuperFast broadband.

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We are proud to be supplying SuperFast broadband to houses on Calderstones Park in Whalley. Our Fibre broadband packages offer SuperFast connectivity, helping homes avoid the need to sign up…

The Internet Solution that Saved our Ribble Valley Client’s Bacon!

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A client that we have been working with for a number of years has had nothing but internet issues with their BT supply, from day one. When we first started…

Bowland IT Rolls Out City Centre SuperFast Internet to Brockhall Village

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At last.... how many years has Brockhall Village waited for a SuperFast reliable internet service? We are now rolling out fibre connectivity throughout Brockhall Village, and we are able to…

AVG, Avira, Avast Anti-Virus? The Good, The Bad, The Ugly!

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Is FREE anti virus software really the solution? If Yes, why aren't Windows users not just sticking with the built in anti virus that comes with Windows 10 as standard.…

The Future Of Garden Office Home Working

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Working from home may have been forced on us due to covid within the past 18 months, but how many people are going to end up not going back to…

Clitheroe New Build Home Superfast Fibre Broadband for First Time Buyers.

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All new build homes are now being built with a fibre broadband infrastructure, however don't be fooled into thinking that you need to use BT. Whether your property is in…

Will office based working ever be the same again? Welcome to a future of home working!

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Has the new world of IT that we now live in saved our bacon? Home working is now the future, and will office based servers now be obsolete?

Bronwen’s Famous Baking and Exchange Coffee match made in heaven!

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Visit the Coffee Shop and Village Store at Brockhall Village, you are in for a real sweet treat! Homemade cakes and Tasty homemade Paninis are waiting for you. Ribble Valley’s…

Bowland roll out new state of the art touchscreens to Lancashire County Council schools.

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Bowland IT have been working in partnership with Unified World Communications, and Osborne Technologies to provide state of the art interactive Android touchscreens to Lancashire County Council primary schools. Tango…

Bowland IT Relocates to Prestigious Gated Community, Brockhall Village

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We have proudly kicked off 2021 with relocating our business to the Conference Centre Offices at Brockhall Village. This move has been a massive boost to our business, and has…

Bowland IT have been awarded the IT & Telecoms contract for Printed Cup Company, Clitheroe.

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We have been awarded with the IT Support & Telecoms Contract for Multi Award Winning Printed Cup Company, Clitheroe. This is a fantastic achievement for us, and we are looking…

Bowland’s ‘Claim to fame’ historic press highlights!

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Oliver our director started being self employed in 2013 when he set up in his first Clitheroe office whilst still serving his notice in his role at Ribble Valley Borough…

Bowland Awarded Reem Order!

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The glorious summer holidays are now here, and during the summer is when we become very busy carrying out our school clients’ major projects. We have been awarded a large…

IT Support & Install for Total Insignia

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July has been a very busy month for us with lots of fantastic new install bookings!  We’ve been working for Total Insignia LTD this week installing their network infrastructure alongside…