SOUTHWEST CIO

SouthwestCIO consists of a diverse portfolio of developing brands, services & ideas.based in the Southwest of England UK, in the Dartmoor National Park.Our business range is too broad to describe here! See our brand page for details.we work geographically from hyper local to truly global.We do business with integrity and our values are as important to us as profit.The business was founded by Matt Wood (bio) Twitter @mattwoodbizFind us on Product HuntIncorporated in England & Wales registered number 11319049.

values

#circular economy
designing out waste and pollution, keeping products and materials in use, and regenerating natural systems.
Ellen Macarthur Foundation

#nocode
automating and building processes without developers. We find the right tools and provide the knowledge to leverage them to build workflows that can start small and scaled quickly.
NoCode

#localism
locally owned businesses create communities that are more prosperous, entrepreneurial, connected.
Local Manufacturing

#good globalism
giving us access to each other's special skills and products.
The Adam Smith Institute

#aspiring to B corporation status
envisioning a global economy that uses business as a force for good, purpose-driven and creating benefit for all stakeholders.
B Corps

SOUTHWESTCIO BRANDS

flowmaxd.com

contactless charity payment points and #nocode business process automation

swcio.com

Expert remote first
ERP Project Management Services

oakdentrading.co

antique and vintage e-commerce site

makelocal.co

local makers, craftspeople and manufacturer e-commerce

opensafely.uk

in redesign mode - aggregated news site for UK coronavirus and covid-19

projectpod.co

building the worlds best ERP project management community

Building In Public

Building In Public - it's a development approach that serves a number of purposes:

1. Developing an audience while building
2. Obtaining feedback about a developing product
3. Learning from others and helping others

The SouthwestCIO #buildinpublic is - check it out here.

For more details about the concept, check out KP on twitter and his website.

artificial intelligence build in public

MATT WOOD BIO

Matt Wood is highly experienced and qualified with many years experience of analysing processes, selecting and implementing software and business change. He is a true 'hybrid' with expertise gained at the coal face and supported by top notch Masters academic qualifications in Information Systems and Business & Finance (CIMA/ACMA/CGMA). He is also a #nocode maker and a contributor to the @makerpad community.

Education
MSc (2019) in Information Systems Change and Development from Manchester UniversityChartered Institute of Management Accountants 2004 (CIMA)BA Hons (1st Class) Sustainable Performance Management (MMU)
Projects & Business
Entrepreneurship......founded, developed and sold leading regional ERP consultancy 2009 - 2014.the corporate blurb!......15+ years experience delivering full lifecycle ERP, CRM & IT Digital Projects - strategic definition, planning, system architecture selection and delivery of large, mid-size and small ERP/CRM/IT full lifecycle projects for leading regional and global companies including Heidelberg Cement, Chemring, Iron Mountain, BOC / Linde, AMP Clean Energy. swcio.comCovid-19......we have always worked remotely when needed and we have pivoted to take account of the new circumstances and opportunities to engage, connect and collaborate globally. Location has become less important to us.
Connect to Matt on Twitter @mattwoodbiz or LinkedIn

CONTACT

Sorry...no free T-Shirts from us

However, we do send a single weekly email with actionable insights from our journey to build sustainable business value as we develop our tech & business portfolio. We think this is worth more than a T-Shirt.

Say Hello, have a chat, ask a question...

Arrange a 30 minute call
with Matt Wood

Privacy Policy

This privacy policy applies between you, the User of this Website and SouthwestCIO Ltd, the owner and provider of this Website. SouthwestCIO Ltd takes the privacy of your information very seriously. This privacy policy applies to our use of any and all Data collected by us or provided by you in relation to your use of the Website.
This privacy policy should be read alongside, and in addition to, our Terms and Conditions, which can be found at: .
Please read this privacy policy carefully.
Definitions and interpretation
In this privacy policy, the following definitions are used:
Data collectively all information that you submit to SouthwestCIO Ltd via the Website. This definition incorporates, where applicable, the definitions provided in the Data Protection Laws;
Cookies a small text file placed on your computer by this Website when you visit certain parts of the Website and/or when you use certain features of the Website. Details of the cookies used by this Website are set out in the clause below ( Cookies);
Data Protection Laws any applicable law relating to the processing of personal Data, including but not limited to the Directive 96/46/EC (Data Protection Directive) or the GDPR, and any national implementing laws, regulations and secondary legislation, for as long as the GDPR is effective in the UK;
GDPR the General Data Protection Regulation (EU) 2016/679;
SouthwestCIO Ltd, we  or us   SouthwestCIO Ltd, a company incorporated in England and Wales with registered number 11319049 whose registered office is at Wildgoose, 40 Chapel Meadow,  Buckland Monachorum,   Devon,  PL20 7LR; 
UK and EU Cookie Law the Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) Regulations 2003 as amended by the Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) (Amendment) Regulations 2011;
User or you any third party that accesses the Website and is not either (i) employed by SouthwestCIO Ltd and acting in the course of their employment or (ii) engaged as a consultant or otherwise providing services to SouthwestCIO Ltd and accessing the Website in connection with the provision of such services; and
Website the website that you are currently using, www.southwestcio.com, and any sub-domains of this site unless expressly excluded by their own terms and conditions.
In this privacy policy, unless the context requires a different interpretation:
the singular includes the plural and vice versa;
references to sub-clauses, clauses, schedules or appendices are to sub-clauses, clauses, schedules or appendices of this privacy policy;
a reference to a person includes firms, companies, government entities, trusts and partnerships;
"including" is understood to mean "including without limitation";
reference to any statutory provision includes any modification or amendment of it;
the headings and sub-headings do not form part of this privacy policy.
Scope of this privacy policy
This privacy policy applies only to the actions of SouthwestCIO Ltd and Users with respect to this Website. It does not extend to any websites that can be accessed from this Website including, but not limited to, any links we may provide to social media websites.
For purposes of the applicable Data Protection Laws, SouthwestCIO Ltd is the "data controller". This means that SouthwestCIO Ltd determines the purposes for which, and the manner in which, your Data is processed.
How we collect Data
We collect Data in the following ways:
data is given to us by you  ; and
data is collected automatically.
Data that is given to us by you
SouthwestCIO Ltd will collect your Data in a number of ways, for example:
when you contact us through the Website, by telephone, post, e-mail or through any other means;
in each case, in accordance with this privacy policy.
Data that is collected automatically
To the extent that you access the Website, we will collect your Data automatically, for example:
we automatically collect some information about your visit to the Website. This information helps us to make improvements to Website content and navigation, and includes your IP address, the date, times and frequency with which you access the Website and the way you use and interact with its content.
we will collect your Data automatically via cookies, in line with the cookie settings on your browser. For more information about cookies, and how we use them on the Website, see the section below, headed "Cookies".
Keeping Data secure
We will use technical and organisational measures to safeguard your Data, for example:
access to your account is controlled by a password and a user name that is unique to you.
we store your Data on secure servers.
Technical and organisational measures include measures to deal with any suspected data breach. If you suspect any misuse or loss or unauthorised access to your Data, please let us know immediately by contacting us via this e-mail address: contact@southwestcio.com.
If you want detailed information from Get Safe Online on how to protect your information and your computers and devices against fraud, identity theft, viruses and many other online problems, please visit www.getsafeonline.org. Get Safe Online is supported by HM Government and leading businesses.
Data retention
Unless a longer retention period is required or permitted by law, we will only hold your Data on our systems for the period necessary to fulfil the purposes outlined in this privacy policy or until you request that the Data be deleted.
Even if we delete your Data, it may persist on backup or archival media for legal, tax or regulatory purposes.
Your rights
You have the following rights in relation to your Data:
Right to access - the right to request (i) copies of the information we hold about you at any time, or (ii) that we modify, update or delete such information. If we provide you with access to the information we hold about you, we will not charge you for this, unless your request is "manifestly unfounded or excessive." Where we are legally permitted to do so, we may refuse your request. If we refuse your request, we will tell you the reasons why.
Right to correct - the right to have your Data rectified if it is inaccurate or incomplete.
Right to erase - the right to request that we delete or remove your Data from our systems.
Right to restrict our use of your Data - the right to "block" us from using your Data or limit the way in which we can use it.
Right to data portability - the right to request that we move, copy or transfer your Data.
Right to object - the right to object to our use of your Data including where we use it for our legitimate interests.
To make enquiries, exercise any of your rights set out above, or withdraw your consent to the processing of your Data (where consent is our legal basis for processing your Data), please contact us via this e-mail address: contact@southwestcio.com.
If you are not satisfied with the way a complaint you make in relation to your Data is handled by us, you may be able to refer your complaint to the relevant data protection authority. For the UK, this is the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO). The ICO's contact details can be found on their website at https://ico.org.uk/.
It is important that the Data we hold about you is accurate and current. Please keep us informed if your Data changes during the period for which we hold it.
Links to other websites
This Website may, from time to time, provide links to other websites. We have no control over such websites and are not responsible for the content of these websites. This privacy policy does not extend to your use of such websites. You are advised to read the privacy policy or statement of other websites prior to using them.
Changes of business ownership and control
SouthwestCIO Ltd may, from time to time, expand or reduce our business and this may involve the sale and/or the transfer of control of all or part of SouthwestCIO Ltd. Data provided by Users will, where it is relevant to any part of our business so transferred, be transferred along with that part and the new owner or newly controlling party will, under the terms of this privacy policy, be permitted to use the Data for the purposes for which it was originally supplied to us.
We may also disclose Data to a prospective purchaser of our business or any part of it.
In the above instances, we will take steps with the aim of ensuring your privacy is protected.
Cookies
This Website may place and access certain Cookies on your computer.  SouthwestCIO Ltd uses Cookies to improve your experience of using the Website.     SouthwestCIO Ltd has carefully chosen these Cookies and has taken steps to ensure that your privacy is protected and respected at all times.
All Cookies used by this Website are used in accordance with current UK and EU Cookie Law.
Before the Website places Cookies on your computer, you will be presented with a message bar requesting your consent to set those Cookies. By giving your consent to the placing of Cookies, you are enabling SouthwestCIO Ltd to provide a better experience and service to you. You may, if you wish, deny consent to the placing of Cookies; however certain features of the Website may not function fully or as intended.
This Website may place the following Cookies:
Type of Cookie Purpose
Strictly necessary cookies These are cookies that are required for the operation of our website. They include, for example, cookies that enable you to log into secure areas of our website, use a shopping cart or make use of e-billing services.
You can find a list of Cookies that we use in the Cookies Schedule.
You can choose to enable or disable Cookies in your internet browser. By default, most internet browsers accept Cookies but this can be changed. For further details, please consult the help menu in your internet browser.
You can choose to delete Cookies at any time; however you may lose any information that enables you to access the Website more quickly and efficiently including, but not limited to, personalisation settings.
It is recommended that you ensure that your internet browser is up-to-date and that you consult the help and guidance provided by the developer of your internet browser if you are unsure about adjusting your privacy settings.
For more information generally on cookies, including how to disable them, please refer to aboutcookies.org. You will also find details on how to delete cookies from your computer.
General
You may not transfer any of your rights under this privacy policy to any other person. We may transfer our rights under this privacy policy where we reasonably believe your rights will not be affected.
If any court or competent authority finds that any provision of this privacy policy (or part of any provision) is invalid, illegal or unenforceable, that provision or part-provision will, to the extent required, be deemed to be deleted, and the validity and enforceability of the other provisions of this privacy policy will not be affected.
Unless otherwise agreed, no delay, act or omission by a party in exercising any right or remedy will be deemed a waiver of that, or any other, right or remedy.
This Agreement will be governed by and interpreted according to the law of England and Wales. All disputes arising under the Agreement will be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English and Welsh courts.
Changes to this privacy policy
SouthwestCIO Ltd reserves the right to change this privacy policy as we may deem necessary from time to time or as may be required by law. Any changes will be immediately posted on the Website and you are deemed to have accepted the terms of the privacy policy on your first use of the Website following the alterations.   You may contact SouthwestCIO Ltd by email at contact@southwestcio.com.
Attribution
This privacy policy was created using a document from Rocket Lawyer (https://www.rocketlawyer.com/gb/en).
 
 
Cookies
Below is a list of the cookies that we use. We have tried to ensure this is complete and up to date, but if you think that we have missed a cookie or there is any discrepancy, please let us know.
Strictly necessary
We use the following strictly necessary cookies:
Description of Cookie Purpose

Terms and Conditions of Use

Introduction
These terms and conditions apply between you, the User of this Website (including any sub-domains, unless expressly
excluded by their own terms and conditions), and SouthwestCIO Ltd, the owner and operator of this Website. Please read
these terms and conditions carefully, as they affect your legal rights. Your agreement to comply with and be bound by these
terms and conditions is deemed to occur upon your first use of the Website. If you do not agree to be bound by these terms
and conditions, you should stop using the Website immediately.
In these terms and conditions, User or Users means any third party that accesses the Website and is not either (i) employed
by SouthwestCIO Ltd and acting in the course of their employment or (ii) engaged as a consultant or otherwise providing
services to SouthwestCIO Ltd and accessing the Website in connection with the provision of such services.
You must be at least 18 years of age to use this Website. By using the Website and agreeing to these terms and conditions,
you represent and warrant that you are at least 18 years of age.
Intellectual property and acceptable use
1. All Content included on the Website, unless uploaded by Users, is the property of SouthwestCIO Ltd, our affiliates or
other relevant third parties. In these terms and conditions, Content means any text, graphics, images, audio, video,
software, data compilations, page layout, underlying code and software and any other form of information capable of
being stored in a computer that appears on or forms part of this Website, including any such content uploaded by Users.
By continuing to use the Website you acknowledge that such Content is protected by copyright, trademarks, database
rights and other intellectual property rights. Nothing on this site shall be construed as granting, by implication,
estoppel, or otherwise, any license or right to use any trademark, logo or service mark displayed on the site without the
owner's prior written permission
2. You may, for your own personal, non-commercial use only, do the following:
retrieve, display and view the Content on a computer screen
3. You must not otherwise reproduce, modify, copy, distribute or use for commercial purposes any Content without the
written permission of SouthwestCIO Ltd.
Prohibited use
4. You may not use the Website for any of the following purposes:
in any way which causes, or may cause, damage to the Website or interferes with any other person's use or
enjoyment of the Website;
in any way which is harmful, unlawful, illegal, abusive, harassing, threatening or otherwise objectionable or in
breach of any applicable law, regulation, governmental order;
making, transmitting or storing electronic copies of Content protected by copyright without the permission of the
owner.
Registration
5. You must ensure that the details provided by you on registration or at any time are correct and complete.
6. You must inform us immediately of any changes to the information that you provide when registering by updating
your personal details to ensure we can communicate with you effectively.
7. We may suspend or cancel your registration with immediate effect for any reasonable purposes or if you breach these
terms and conditions.
8. You may cancel your registration at any time by informing us in writing to the address at the end of these terms and
conditions. If you do so, you must immediately stop using the Website. Cancellation or suspension of your registration
does not affect any statutory rights.
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does not affect any statutory rights.
Links to other websites
9. This Website may contain links to other sites. Unless expressly stated, these sites are not under the control of
SouthwestCIO Ltd or that of our affiliates.
10. We assume no responsibility for the content of such Websites and disclaim liability for any and all forms of loss or
damage arising out of the use of them.
11. The inclusion of a link to another site on this Website does not imply any endorsement of the sites themselves or of
those in control of them.
Privacy Policy and Cookies Policy
12. Use of the Website is also governed by our Privacy Policy and Cookies Policy, which are incorporated into these terms
and conditions by this reference. To view the Privacy Policy and Cookies Policy, please click on the following: and .
Availability of the Website and disclaimers
13. Any online facilities, tools, services or information that SouthwestCIO Ltd makes available through the Website (the
Service) is provided "as is" and on an "as available" basis. We give no warranty that the Service will be free of defects
and/or faults. To the maximum extent permitted by the law, we provide no warranties (express or implied) of fitness for
a particular purpose, accuracy of information, compatibility and satisfactory quality. SouthwestCIO Ltd is under no
obligation to update information on the Website.
14. Whilst SouthwestCIO Ltd uses reasonable endeavours to ensure that the Website is secure and free of errors, viruses
and other malware, we give no warranty or guaranty in that regard and all Users take responsibility for their own
security, that of their personal details and their computers.
15. SouthwestCIO Ltd accepts no liability for any disruption or non-availability of the Website.
16. SouthwestCIO Ltd reserves the right to alter, suspend or discontinue any part (or the whole of) the Website including,
but not limited to, any products and/or services available. These terms and conditions shall continue to apply to any
modified version of the Website unless it is expressly stated otherwise.
Limitation of liability
17. Nothing in these terms and conditions will: (a) limit or exclude our or your liability for death or personal injury
resulting from our or your negligence, as applicable; (b) limit or exclude our or your liability for fraud or fraudulent
misrepresentation; or (c) limit or exclude any of our or your liabilities in any way that is not permitted under applicable
law.
18. We will not be liable to you in respect of any losses arising out of events beyond our reasonable control.
19. To the maximum extent permitted by law, SouthwestCIO Ltd accepts no liability for any of the following:
any business losses, such as loss of profits, income, revenue, anticipated savings, business, contracts, goodwill or
commercial opportunities;
loss or corruption of any data, database or software;
any special, indirect or consequential loss or damage.
General
20. You may not transfer any of your rights under these terms and conditions to any other person. We may transfer our
rights under these terms and conditions where we reasonably believe your rights will not be affected.
21. These terms and conditions may be varied by us from time to time. Such revised terms will apply to the Website from
the date of publication. Users should check the terms and conditions regularly to ensure familiarity with the then
current version.
22. These terms and conditions together with the Privacy Policy and Cookies Policy contain the whole agreement
between the parties relating to its subject matter and supersede all prior discussions, arrangements or agreements that
might have taken place in relation to the terms and conditions.
23. The Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Act 1999 shall not apply to these terms and conditions and no third party will
have any right to enforce or rely on any provision of these terms and conditions.
24. If any court or competent authority finds that any provision of these terms and conditions (or part of any provision) is
invalid, illegal or unenforceable, that provision or part-provision will, to the extent required, be deemed to be deleted,
and the validity and enforceability of the other provisions of these terms and conditions will not be affected.
25. Unless otherwise agreed, no delay, act or omission by a party in exercising any right or remedy will be deemed a
waiver of that, or any other, right or remedy.
26. This Agreement shall be governed by and interpreted according to the law of England and Wales and all disputes
arising under the Agreement (including non-contractual disputes or claims) shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction
of the English and Welsh courts.
SouthwestCIO Ltd details
27. SouthwestCIO Ltd is a company incorporated in England and Wales with registered number 11319049 whose
registered address is Wildgoose, 40 Chapel Meadow, Buckland Monachorum, Devon, PL20 7LR and it operates the
Website www.southwestcio.com. The registered VAT number is 293084095.
You can contact SouthwestCIO Ltd by email on mattwood@southwestcio.com.
Attribution
28. These terms and conditions were created using a document from Rocket Lawyer (https://www.rocketlawyer.co.uk).