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WOBA trophy design

WOBA Trophy Design For the fourth year running, STL is sponsoring an award in the 2019 West Oxfordshire Business Awards (WOBAs). Each year the winner of the STL West Oxfordshire Business of the Year Award is presented [...]

Scary ransomware stats

Scary Ransomware Statistics Did you know that 93% of phishing e-mails are now ransomware and that a business gets hit with ransomware every 40 seconds? These are scary cyber stats for any business owner! Phishing emails [...]

Different Types of Cloud

Different Types of Cloud Is every cloud the same? More and more businesses are moving to cloud based technologies for data and voice communications. But what are the different types of cloud that can be used and how does [...]

Charity Footgolf

STL and The MGroup held a very successful Charity Footgolf Networking event at Heythrop Park Resort on 8th August, with 20 teams from local businesses participating. The game of Footgolf is a cross of football and golf, [...]

Types of cyber threats

Types of cyber threats Businesses of all sizes are open to cyber threats when hackers access a computer system or network to gain access to an organisation’s data.  Once in to the system, the hackers can copy, change or [...]

New Customer Champion role

STL has introduced a new role of Customer Champion to further endorse its commitment to providing outstanding customer service. The position has been filled by Heather Sharp, who has been promoted to take on the [...]

Cybersecurity for SME’s

With cybercrime on the increase, cybersecurity is now an essential for most businesses. The news is full of big data leaks from the recent TSB and Dixons Carphone, to Yahoo and the NHS. Large cyber-attacks hit the [...]

Jay wins promotion

STL Communications has promoted Jay Szanto to Provisioning Manager. Jay’s promotion has led to a reorganisation of the operations team, furthered by the recent acquisition of SolveIT Solutions. Jay joined STL in July [...]

Twin Town Heroes

Twin Town Heroes STL played a key role in the 2018 Twin Town Challenge, a charity car rally to Le Touquet. The event was organised by STL’s MD Brendon Cross; over 10 staff volunteered as scorers, the competition [...]

Ethernet – the options

Ethernet – the options Ethernet provides highly reliable, secure and fast data connectivity which is better than traditional broadband for businesses requiring higher bandwidth capacity. With more and more systems [...]

Connecting Oxfordshire

We’re Connecting Oxfordshire! We’re very excited to give you some news. This news could potentially help you and your business become even more efficient and here’s how. We’re partnered with a fibre network that is [...]

Supporting WOBA

STL is sponsoring the West Oxfordshire Business of the Year Award at WOBA 2018 for the third year running. The WOBA 2018 launch at Blenheim Palace on Tuesday 26th September was attended by 150 local business people, who [...]

Tribute to Sue Wall

Sue Wall, a member of the STL finance department for 5 years, passed away on 12th September 2017 after a short illness. Sue started working at STL in 2012 and quickly became a popular member of the busy finance [...]

Promotion for Darryl Breach

Darryl Breach has been promoted to Account Director in recognition of his continued high sales achievement and long service with STL. Darryl joined STL in 1999 as an Account Manager and has looked after key accounts and [...]

STL staff are hidden heroes

We won! We were delighted to receive the Hidden Heroes Award at the Comms Business Awards 2017 which were held at the Royal Lancaster Hotel on Thursday 15th June. The host for the event was Al Murray, who presented the [...]

STL on winning team

STL’s Brendon Cross managed an all-star Twin Town football team to victory at Northampton Town’s Sixfields stadium on 24th May. The match between the Twin Town and Games Industry Select teams was for the Twin Town [...]

In Blog

STL’s future looks bright

STL employees enjoyed the latest company meeting where Brendon Cross MD and Bill Smith FD shared their growth plans for the next year. Said Brendon, “Following a year of consolidation, investment and hard work, the [...]

Made in Oxfordshire

STL Communications played a leading role in a video to launch The Thames Valley Chamber of Commerce “Made in Oxfordshire” campaign. ‘Made in Oxfordshire’ showcases the success of local, regional and [...]

STL WOBA trophy unveiled

The WOBA trophy for the STL West Oxfordshire Business of the Year Award was unveiled last night at the Celebration of Business event where 33 finalists across 11 categories were revealed for this year’s hotly contested [...]

The end of ISDN is nigh

  The End of ISDN The death knell has sounded for ISDN. Long live SIP! BT has announced that they will be withdrawing ISDN services by 2025, which means that all businesses will have to migrate their telephony onto [...]

Supporting Twin Town

Twin Town was the brain child of STL MD Brendon Cross and not only did STL have a car in the event, it also provided 20 volunteers to help with the organisation over the May bank holiday weekend. Twin Town Challenge [...]

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