Technology

Grand total for laptop scheme launched to help schoolchildren study at home during lockdown

November 29, 2021
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Grand total for laptop scheme launched to help schoolchildren study at home during lockdown

A scheme set up to bridge the digital divide by getting laptops to schools, charities and individuals who do not have access to technology has celebrated sending out 1,000 devices.   Wiltshire Digital Drive was born from the success of a laptop recycling project started by Westbury-based Priority IT during lockdown. The scheme recycled...

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LEP on the look-out for board members to champion and shape the West of England’s future

November 22, 2021
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LEP on the look-out for board members to champion and shape the West of England’s future

Business people with strong networking experience and the credibility to champion the region are being sought by the West of England Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) to join its business board. The LEP is looking to appoint new board members to help shape a brighter, greener future for the West of England’s residents.  The LEP...

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New campaign to stop firms becoming victims of fraud to be launched in South West

November 19, 2021
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New campaign to stop firms becoming victims of fraud to be launched in South West

Bath businesses are partnering with the police, banking sector and specialists to spearhead a new crackdown on fraud in the South West. They have come together to re-launch the South West Fraud Forum (SWFF), which is dedicated to helping prevent businesses and individuals becoming victims of the crime.  The organisation will be holding regular...

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Serial marketing entrepreneur’s new group pays £13.3m to snap up Bath data specialist

November 19, 2021
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Serial marketing entrepreneur’s new group pays £13.3m to snap up Bath data specialist

Bath-based customer data specialist Edit, which works with blue-chip clients such as Jaguar Land Rover, Tesco Bank and Shell, has been bought by a recently launched marketing services group for £13.35m.   The deal is the first in a planned series of acquisitions by London-based Salocin to build a data-powered group focused on marketing...

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‘Here’s to the next 30 years!’ Telecoms firm marks three decades in business by looking to the future

November 19, 2021
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Bath telecoms and IT firm Grapevine is celebrating its 30th anniversary, with its founder and chairman pointing out that a third of its current staff were not even born when it launched.   Grapevine began life as a chain of mobile phone shops across the South and South West, including a store on Widcombe...

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Trials start of AI-powered women’s safety app developed by University of Bath students

November 19, 2021
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Trials start of AI-powered women’s safety app developed by University of Bath students

A revolutionary smartphone safety app that harnesses Artificial Intelligence (AI) to recognise distress in its user’s activity has been created by a team at University of Bath.   The Epowar app, trials of which started this week, monitors a wearer’s heart rate and body motion.  When changes in these are detected it automatically sends an emergency...

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Western Gateway powerhouse on the lookout for top innovators to join its board

November 18, 2021
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Western Gateway powerhouse on the lookout for top innovators to join its board

Leading lights in Bath’s higher education, innovation and research communities are being invited to apply for posts representing the sectors on the board of the Western Gateway as it starts to ramp up its work. The gateway is the cross-border economic partnership of eight cities either side of the River Severn, including Bath.  The...

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Founders of cyber security and tech consultancy transfer ownership to its employees

November 11, 2021
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Founders of cyber security and tech consultancy transfer ownership to its employees

The 60-plus staff at cyber security and technical consultancy SA Group have taken ownership of the business, making it the latest in the growing trend for such moves.   Westbury-based SA Group’s founders Steve and Adella Jackson, who started the business in 2009. decided transfer it to a Employee Ownership Trust (EOT) under their...

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New intellectual property scheme aims to protect the best ideas from Bath’s creatives

November 11, 2021
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New intellectual property scheme aims to protect the best ideas from Bath’s creatives

Bath’s innovators, inventors, artists and designers are to get free help to protect their intellectual property (IP) under a new scheme offering expert support and advice. The West of England Combined Authority (WECA) scheme will run until December 17 and offer advice on copyright, patents and trade marks. Successful applicants will be able to...

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International Trade Week to show Bath firms how exporting can boost their business

November 9, 2021
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International Trade Week to show Bath firms how exporting can boost their business

Bath firms thinking of exporting or taking their international expansion to the next level can sign up to a week of special events hosted by experts. The Department for International Trade (DIT) will stage the first International Trade Week next week, with events – most of them virtual – including business and sector-led activities,...

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