Keeping it local is very much part of the ethos of St Buryan Farm Shop.
So, when owners Morwenna and Richard Bone needed better broadband, they chose Wildanet.
The farming couple found out about the Cornwall-based provider when a team of Wildanet engineers - who just happened to be working in the area - popped into the busy farm shop for one of Morwenna’s famous homemade pasties.
The engineers came up to the counter to pay and Morwenna noticed the logo on their shirts.
“We’d been looking to upgrade our broadband for a while and I’d heard about Wildanet after seeing one their flyers,” says Morwenna. “This team had been working in the area and they came in here for a pasty. I realised they had the Wildanet motif, so I asked them about the company and the broadband.”
Farmers Morwenna and Richard opened their shop in 2018 but had been having issues with their internet connection when it came to processing card payments.
“Our broadband just wasn’t fast enough,” says Morwenna, explaining that customers were often having to wait up to ten seconds for the card machine to register their card and then another ten seconds for the payment to go through. “When you’ve got a queue of ten people or more – which we often have – that’s a lot of time being wasted. We knew we had to get something sorted out.”
After the successful pasty break, the engineers from Wildanet arranged for another member of the team to visit Morwenna to give her more information about the superfast and reliable service the firm can bring to businesses throughout Cornwall.
“They came along soon after, installed the broadband and it was all ready within about half-an-hour,” adds Morwenna. “It’s so much better. The payments go through much quicker and it means customers aren’t stood around waiting.”
St Buryan Farm Shop’s loyal customers - both locals and holidaymakers - come back time and time again to make the most of the fabulous array of produce on offer here.
Home reared meats from the farm, 45 different varieties of vegetables grown in the neighbouring fields and Morwenna’s freshly baked cakes and pasties have helped St Buryan Farm Shop develop a reputation for keeping it local. One customer recently described the shop as being ‘part of the fabric of Penwith’.
“We try to support local businesses as much as we can with everything we do,” says Morwenna. “Around 90% of what we sell is from within Cornwall. So that’s why it made sense to choose Wildanet for our broadband. “We’re really pleased we did and would definitely recommend them.”