Technology

Investment showcase offers funding promise for six of the best of Bath’s tech start-ups

December 2, 2016
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Investment showcase offers funding promise for six of the best of Bath’s tech start-ups

Six high-growth tech start-ups from Bath are hoping for funding after taking part in a high-profile investment event staged by SETsquared, the global number one business incubator backed by the University of Bath. SETsquared’s annual Accelerating Growth Investment Showcase in London gives entrepreneurs based at its centres the chance to pitch to more than...

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German media software acquisition will bring step-change in growth, says SCISYS

November 24, 2016
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German media software acquisition will bring step-change in growth, says SCISYS

SCISYS, the specialist IT group, is to acquire German media software firm Annova Systems for up to €27.83m (£23.8m) in a move that will give a strong international boost to its own media & broadcast division. Chippenham-based SCISYS said the acquisition, which it is funding mainly from a new bank loan, was expected to be...

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Mission control contract win for SCISYS puts it on launch pad for further space-related deals

November 11, 2016
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Mission control contract win for SCISYS puts it on launch pad for further space-related deals

Specialist IT group SCISYS has landed a contract to play a pivotal role in the launch of the world’s largest satellite constellation which aims to provide connectivity to billions of people around the world. The OneWeb global satellite system will consist of 648 orbiting mini-satellites which together will connect billions of people around the...

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£3m funding for high-growth data archiving firm

November 11, 2016
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£3m funding for high-growth data archiving firm

Chippenham-based data archiving firm Arkivum is to expand into new sectors following a £3m investment. The firm said over the next six months it planned to announce new partnerships that will enable it to harness commercial opportunities in sectors facing regulatory and operational challenges around long-term data retention such as healthcare, life sciences and...

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SETsquared’s pioneering firms prepare to switch their pitch to online for funding

October 20, 2016
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SETsquared’s pioneering firms prepare to switch their pitch to online for funding

Innovative start-ups and high-growth businesses based at SETsquared, the global number one business incubator backed by the University of Bath, will soon be able to pitch online for vital investment in a move that maintains its world-leading status. Pitching for the incubator’s investment programme has traditionally involved running panel selection days in front of a live...

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Be inspired at Festival of Female Entrepreneurs

October 14, 2016
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Be inspired at Festival of Female Entrepreneurs

The Festival of Female Entrepreneurs returns to the West of England next Friday for its fifth year, bringing together some of the UK’s most influential female entrepreneurs, business leaders and brightest start-ups to provide detailed insight for starting and scaling a business.  The jam-packed programme at the At-Bristol science centre includes: Julie Deane, who...

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Firms make beeline to today’s Bath Business Show

October 14, 2016
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Firms make beeline to today’s Bath Business Show

Hundreds of business people from across Bath and the West of England are today taking part in brilliant networking opportunities, inspirational workshops and hearing engaging speakers at the city’s largest business show. Bath Business Show, taking place at The Guildhall between 10am and 3pm, sold out for exhibitors long ago and organisers are expecting...

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Pull together to prepare for Brexit and to benefit from devolution, MP tells Bath businesses

October 14, 2016
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Pull together to prepare for Brexit and to benefit from devolution, MP tells Bath businesses

Bath’s business community must make sure its voice is heard loud and clear as the city prepares for the huge impact of Brexit and regional devolution, according to MP Ben Howlett. He told a roundtable discussion staged by Bath Business News and hosted by Barclays that only by pulling together could businesses ensure the...

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Networking made simple at Bath Business Show

October 6, 2016
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Networking made simple at Bath Business Show

Brilliant networking opportunities will be on offer at Bath Business Show next Friday – the largest business event of its kind in the area. The show has now sold out for exhibitors and organisers expect to attract even than the 450 delegates who attended last year.  Taking place at The Guildhall between 10am and...

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£1.1m profit for SCISYS as it bounces back from last year’s crisis

September 23, 2016
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£1.1m profit for SCISYS as it bounces back from last year’s crisis

Specialist IT group SCISYS has bounced back into profit with trading figures for the half year to the end of June showing a complete recovery from its disastrous 2015. The Chippenham-based group, which sells complex software systems to the space, defence, media and government sectors, chalked up an operating profit of £1.1m in the six months...

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