Technology

Search starts for region’s most inspirational business leaders

February 9, 2017
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Search starts for region’s most inspirational business leaders

Directors from Bath and across the West of England are being invited to enter one of the region’s top annual awards schemes that recognises excellence and enterprise in the boardroom. The prestigious Institute of Directors’ South West Director of the Year Awards 2017 will showcase outstanding leaders and entrepreneurs as well as focusing UK-wide attention on...

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Project behind search for life on Mars awards contract to software firm

February 7, 2017
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Project behind search for life on Mars awards contract to software firm

Specialist software group SCISYS has landed a multi-million pound contract to support a pioneering European mission to search for life on Mars. The Chippenham-based group, which has its roots in the European Space Agency, has signed the €3.7m (£3.17m) deal with Italian group Thales Alenia Space to help design, code and verify software for...

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Business links with Andalucía boosted by delegation visit to West’s tech and aerospace clusters

February 3, 2017
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Business links with Andalucía boosted by delegation visit to West’s tech and aerospace clusters

The West of England’s world-leading aerospace and tech sectors have helped strengthen business ties between the area and the Spanish city of Malaga. A delegation from the aerospace systems cluster of the Technology Park of Andalucía has been on a two-day visit to the area this week to explore business collaboration opportunities. The visit,...

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Search starts for West’s top firms as PwC launches coveted Business of the Year Awards

February 3, 2017
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Search starts for West’s top firms as PwC launches coveted Business of the Year Awards

Professional services firm PwC has launched its annual West of England Business of the Year Awards – widely regarded as the region’s most prestigious. Now in their 29th year, the eagerly-contested awards attract the cream of the region’s firms with a winners’ roll-call reading like a who’s who of the West’s most-respected companies. The...

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New CEO promises more growth at Bath communications group Gradwell

February 2, 2017
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New CEO promises more growth at Bath communications group Gradwell

Gradwell, the Bath-based communication technology firm, has appointed Simon Mewett as CEO, replacing Nick Thompson, who has resigned after three years in the role. Simon, pictured, has 26 years’ experience in the tech sector. He previously held leadership positions at communications firm Easy Group and, most recently, C4L, the leading Poole-based colocation, connectivity, cloud...

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Employers offered free stands at college jobs fair

January 18, 2017
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Employers offered free stands at college jobs fair

Free stands are being offered to employers at Bath College’s Futures Apprenticeships and Jobs Fair. Hundreds of young people will be looking for jobs and opportunities at the event in March – making it an ideal opportunity for West employers to promote apprenticeships and vacancies to students and to speak to potential new employees....

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Hope for the best but plan for the worst, Bath businesses warned after May’s landmark Brexit speech

January 18, 2017
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Hope for the best but plan for the worst, Bath businesses warned after May’s landmark Brexit speech

Bath firms should hope for the best but plan for the worst, according to the region’s largest business organisation following Prime Minister Theresa May’s speech on Tuesday outlining her plans for Brexit. Business West, which runs Bath Chamber of Commerce, said while the landmark speech gave some clarity to the government’s intentions over leaving...

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Mr B & Friends’ brand refresh for Bath tech provider stresses its people as well as its products

January 9, 2017
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Mr B & Friends’ brand refresh for Bath tech provider stresses its people as well as its products

Bath brand and digital agency Mr B & Friends has developed a refreshed identity and e-commerce site for employee benefits provider TechBenefits, which is also based in the city. TechBenefits allows businesses’ employees to select what tech they want from an online shop, including laptops, speakers, headphones and TVs. Employees can then pay monthly...

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SCISYS promises more growth following takeover of German media software firm

January 3, 2017
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SCISYS promises more growth following takeover of German media software firm

Specialist IT group SCISYS has completed the acquisition of German media software firm Annova Systems in a move that it called a “step-change” in its growth prospects. Chippenham-based SCISYS, which has an established media & broadcasting division, paid €11.35m (£9.64m) upfront in cash for Munich-headquartered Annova. The firm, which had earnings of €1.1m on €7.5m...

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Merger joins up BMT Group subsidiaries’ strength in depth

December 15, 2016
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Merger joins up BMT Group subsidiaries’ strength in depth

BMT Group, the international design, engineering and risk management consultancy with a major presence in Bath, has merged two of its subsidiaries to strengthen its service to blue-chip customers. The move brings together Bath-based BMT Cadence, which sells safety and environmental risk management services, and BMT Reliability Consultants, which focusses on reliability and supportability...

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