Technology

Bath Business Blog: Adam Powell, director of skills, West of England LEP. Increase growth, productivity and innovation in your business

March 27, 2015
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Bath Business Blog: Adam Powell, director of skills, West of England LEP. Increase growth, productivity and innovation in your business

By Adam Powell, director of skills, West of England LEP Businesses in our region continue to face the challenge of a skills gap, impacting on growth and stifling productivity and future innovation. However, how can we ensure that the skill demands of the business community can be met now and in the future? The...

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Record number of delegates heading to prestigious Business Showcase South West

March 26, 2015
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Record number of delegates heading to prestigious Business Showcase South West

Business Showcase South West 2015, the biggest event of its kind in the region, is preparing to welcome businesses from the Bath area among its 3,000 delegates in just under two months’ time. The event attracted more than 1,700 pre-event delegate registrations for its inaugural show last year. This year it has been extended...

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Specialist LEP fund sparks growth for 222 West of England businesses

March 25, 2015
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Specialist LEP fund sparks growth for 222 West of England businesses

More than 800 jobs have been created in 222 businesses over the past year through the West of England Local Enterprise Partnership’s (LEP) Growth Fund. The £10m-plus handed out by the fund has enabled the wide range of businesses to gain training, attract investment and carry out research and development as well as create...

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Withy King to mark World Intellectual Property Day with free clinics in Bath

March 25, 2015
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Withy King to mark World Intellectual Property Day with free clinics in Bath

Free advice clinics for businesses with intellectual property (IP) issues are being staged by Bath law firm Withy King’s technology and media team to mark World Intellectual Property (IP) Day. The global event, on April 26, is run by the World Intellectual Property Organisation to raise awareness of the importance of innovation and creativity...

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Investment for innovation event will look at how Bath firm is pioneering low carbon technology

March 20, 2015
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Investment for innovation event will look at how Bath firm is pioneering low carbon technology

Bath tech start-up Industrial Phycology will show how research funding is helping develop its pioneering wastewater-to-energy system at an event next week. The fledgling firm, based at the University of Bath’s SETsquared Innovation Centre, is working with a number of businesses to develop technology that uses algae to recover valuable resources from wastewater. A...

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Government selects Ark Data Centres for major joint venture as it looks to slash millions off IT bill

March 20, 2015
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Government selects Ark Data Centres for major joint venture as it looks to slash millions off IT bill

Corsham-based firm Ark Data Centres, which runs the town’s massive Spring Park IT centre, has formed a joint venture with the Government to reduce the costs of hosting a range of public sector computer services. The new business, Crown Hosting Data Centres, has launched with three customers – the Department for Work & Pensions,...

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Next week: Is Bath a living museum or a modern, dynamic and creative business centre?

March 13, 2015
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Next week: Is Bath a living museum or a modern, dynamic and creative business centre?

Bath Business News will report on the Institute of Directors’ (IoD) hustings with the city’s six prospective Parliamentary candidates in May’s General Election. Steve Bradley (Lib Dem), Ben Howlett (Conservative), Ollie Middleton (Labour), Dominic Tristram (Green), Julian Deverell (UKIP) and Loraine Brinkhurst-Morgan MBE  (Independent) shared their visions and plans for Bath as a business...

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Hub will offer Bath’s entrepreneurs a chance to hatch their start-ups into fully-fledged firms

March 13, 2015
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Hub will offer Bath’s entrepreneurs a chance to hatch their start-ups into fully-fledged firms

Entrepreneurs from the Bath area are being invited to apply for a place on a free accelerator programme offering support, mentoring, networking and office accommodation. Entrepreneurial Spark, which is backed by NatWest, will open the hub for start-up businesses from all sectors in Bristol this summer. Applications are now open. Up to 80 fledgling...

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From the West to Westminster. Map charting Bath’s innovation and potential presented to Government

March 13, 2015
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From the West to Westminster. Map charting Bath’s innovation and potential presented to Government

Bath and the West of England’s strength in innovation and its high quality of life have been put on the map in Westminster at a high-powered gathering of MPs and key Government figures aimed at challenging the so-called Northern Powerhouse. A giant map charting some of the area’s success stories and future opportunities was...

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Growth at the double at communications group RFL following BGF investment

March 13, 2015
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Growth at the double at communications group RFL following BGF investment

RFL, the Chippenham-based communications infrastructure and outsourced IT service provider, has made two strategic acquisitions after receiving a £3.5m investment from the BGF (Business Growth Fund). The firm’s takeover of Chippenham-based IT Solutions 4 Business Limited (ITS) and Plymouth-based IT support firm Zantra Technology means RFL will double in size. From April 7 the...

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