Technology

Bright sparks of Bath’s tech sector are invited to enter prestigious awards

April 12, 2019
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Bright sparks of Bath’s tech sector are invited to enter prestigious awards

Nominations have opened for The SPARKies, the coveted awards showcasing the best of the West of England’s tech sector.  The awards, now in their seventh year, recognise the businesses and individuals who make Bath, Bristol and surroundings a tech powerhouse and shine a light on their amazing wealth of tech and creative talent.  Nominations...

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Funding sought by Bath firm that aims to cut the cost – and waste – of minor car repairs

April 11, 2019
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Funding sought by Bath firm that aims to cut the cost – and waste – of minor car repairs

A Bath-based business innovating the way plastic car parts can be repaired is seeking investment to take it to the next level. Pinweld, based at the University of Bath Innovation Centre, is exploring the use of precision weld technology to fix plastic bumpers and other parts that are easily damaged but expensive to repair. ...

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New York secondment for Royds Withy King blockchain lead as firm looks to extend its tech expertise

April 10, 2019
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New York secondment for Royds Withy King blockchain lead as firm looks to extend its tech expertise

Royds Withy King corporate lawyer Ed Chapman is about to swap Bath for the Big Apple to further develop the firm’s technology offering. Ed, pictured, flew to New York today after being selected for a pioneering secondment programme which the firm runs in partnership with Interleges, the international legal network it helped create in...

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Online investment platform launched by SETsquared to help its scale-ups find funding

April 2, 2019
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Online investment platform launched by SETsquared to help its scale-ups find funding

Global number one business incubator network the SETsquared Partnership, which is backed by the University of Bath, has boosted its services to scale-ups by starting an online investment platform. The network has teamed up with London-based Envestors,the fintech for fundraising company, to help its scale-ups secure financial backing.  Founded in 2002 and also backed...

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Schools to battle it out in contest aimed at widening diversity and inclusion in cyber security industry

March 29, 2019
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Schools to battle it out in contest aimed at widening diversity and inclusion in cyber security industry

Schools from across Bath and the West of England will battle it out tomorrow to become the regional champion in a new competition aimed at encouraging more women and girls into cyber security jobs. The top-performing schools that took part in a recent NCSC (National Cyber Security Centre) CyberFirst competition for 13-year-old girls have...

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Deadline looming for Bath directors to enter region’s top boardroom awards

March 27, 2019
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Deadline looming for Bath directors to enter region’s top boardroom awards

Bath’s best business leaders have just a few days left to enter the South West’s most prestigious awards for boardroom excellence and enterprise. The deadline for entries to the prestigious Institute of Directors’ (IoD) South West Director of the Year Awards is midnight this Sunday.  With two new categories added this year – Young...

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Firms given ‘export champion’ status to encourage others to explore overseas trade

March 22, 2019
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Firms given ‘export champion’ status to encourage others to explore overseas trade

Two businesses from the Bath area have today been recognised as ‘export champions’ by the Department for International Trade (DIT) and International Trade Secretary Liam Fox. Organic waste pioneer Advetec and Scanning Pens, the world’s leading supplier of pen scanners, are among 15 leading exporters from across the South West to appear at an...

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Back and bigger than before – Business Showcase South West returns in June

March 21, 2019
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Back and bigger than before – Business Showcase South West returns in June

Business Showcase South West – the region’s largest event of its kind – returns in June with the promise of an unparalleled range of seminars, workshops, speeches and networking opportunities. The event, the ninth since it launched in 2014, again takes place in Bristol’s Ashton Gate Stadium and will celebrate the best of innovation,...

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Good Energy drives into electric vehicle market with Zap-Map app acquisition

March 8, 2019
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Good Energy drives into electric vehicle market with Zap-Map app acquisition

Renewable power group Good Energy has increased its presence in the high-growth electric vehicle market by taking a minority stake in Next Green Car Ltd, the parent company of the Zap-Map app. Zap-Map has 70,000 monthly uses who use it to plan routes, locate charge points and check their availability.  Chippenham-headquartered Good Energy, which...

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Bath and Bristol tech groups team up to strengthen links between society and technology

March 8, 2019
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Bath and Bristol tech groups team up to strengthen links between society and technology

The Tech4Good networks in Bath and Bristol, which have been operating since early 2017, are to merge to create a single group bringing together social innovation and tech across the two cities. Tech4Good South-West (T4GSW) will launch next month under the umbrella of the global network and non-profit TechSoup and Netsquared with a mission...

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