Technology

University launches new digital innovation hub to accelerate growth of Bath’s tech and creative pioneers

October 19, 2018
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University launches new digital innovation hub to accelerate growth of Bath’s tech and creative pioneers

A business hub to help Bath’s digital entrepreneurs start up, scale up and innovate has been officially launched in the city. The Digital Innovation Business Acceleration Hub (DBAH) aims to support 120 companies working on new technologies in the health, well-being and creative media sectors across the West of England.  Set up by the...

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Enterprising West of England scheme creates jobs and boosts region’s fledgling businesses

October 18, 2018
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Enterprising West of England scheme creates jobs and boosts region’s fledgling businesses

More than 650 entrepreneurs have been helped and 80-plus jobs created under the Enterprising West of England programme launched 18 months ago to assist with start-ups and scale-ups in Bath and across the region. The figure includes 440 aspiring entrepreneurs who were assisted at the pre start-up stage, while 18 of the jobs are...

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Support and inspiration on the agenda as Festival of Female Entrepreneurs heads West again

October 11, 2018
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Support and inspiration on the agenda as Festival of Female Entrepreneurs heads West again

The Festival of Female Entrepreneurs is staged in the West of England this week for its seventh year to once again support women to build and grow sustainable businesses. Hundreds of women self-starters are expected to attend the day-long event in Bristol this Friday, October 19, to hear, learn from and be inspired by...

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Prison Radio design job lands Bath agency top regional digital award

October 1, 2018
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Prison Radio design job lands Bath agency top regional digital award

Bath-based design agency Supple Studios has been recognised as one of the South West’s top digital innovators at a regional awards scheme.  The agency triumphed in the Branding in a Digital Environment category of the South West Digital Awards last week for its work on the Prison Radio Association’s Straightline campaign, which was designed...

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Top enterprise award for firm launched out of frustration with rural broadband

September 28, 2018
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Top enterprise award for firm launched out of frustration with rural broadband

Keynsham-based TrueSpeed Communications, which was started by three investors fed up with poor broadband in their homes, has won the regional stage of a major enterprise award scheme. Having been launched four years ago, TrueSpeed last year received a £75m investment from insurance giant Aviva which enabled it to move offices and hire more...

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Events: Business West skills workshops in Bath

September 25, 2018
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Events: Business West skills workshops in Bath

Business West’s Skills West team is running a series of business skills workshops in Bath throughout autumn covering topics ranging from recruitment and flexible working to apprenticeships for small and medium-sized businesses and developing the workforce. The workshops are free and open to businesses from any sector or industry.  Title: Diversifying your recruitment; unlocking...

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SCISYS gets on board London’s ‘Future Bus’ programme with £2m contract win

September 18, 2018
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SCISYS gets on board London’s ‘Future Bus’ programme with £2m contract win

Specialist IT group SCISYS has secured work worth £2m on a project aimed at improving bus services in London through the use of emerging technology. The Chippenham-headquartered group, whose expertise spans transport, defence, media and space, is to provide software design, development and support services to Transport for London (TfL) for timetabling and scheduling...

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Bath Business School makes debut in top awards following adoption of new-look curriculum

September 17, 2018
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Bath Business School makes debut in top awards following adoption of new-look curriculum

Bath Business School, part of Bath Spa University, has been shortlisted for the first time in the Business School of the Year category of the Times Higher Education Awards 2018 – regarded as the ‘Oscars’ of the HE sector.   Bath Business School students take a range of specialist courses in business and management...

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Chance for Bath’s healthcare and life sciences pioneers to get expert business advice

September 17, 2018
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Chance for Bath’s healthcare and life sciences pioneers to get expert business advice

Healthcare sector innovators from Bath can test out their ideas in a four-day programme hosted by SETsquared – the world’s number one university business incubator – and the South West Academic Health Science Network (SW AHSN) next month.   The Health Innovation Programme (HIP), which is free to companies that meet the eligibility criteria,...

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‘Tube map’ helps Bath’s high-growth firms make connections with area’s key organisations

September 17, 2018
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‘Tube map’ helps Bath’s high-growth firms make connections with area’s key organisations

A snapshot of Bath’s start-up and scale-up ecosystem has been produced in an easy-to-use format to show where high-growth businesses can find essential support, information and advice. The innovative Growth Map – illustrated like a London Tube map and thought to be the UK’s first of its kind – has been launched by the...

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