Technology

48-hour Minecraft challenge will help Bath build its digital future

February 5, 2016
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48-hour Minecraft challenge will help Bath build its digital future

It may be a World Heritage Site famed for its Roman and Georgian architecture but Bath is about to be rebuilt – in a virtual world. A Minecraft version of the city based on the top-selling video game will take shape at this month’s Bath Digital Festival, showing how it could look in a...

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Growth fund on the lookout for new opportunities after reaching £100m investment milestone

February 4, 2016
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Growth fund on the lookout for new opportunities after reaching £100m investment milestone

The latest deal by BGF, the independent fund that backs small and medium-sized firms with strong growth potential, has taken its total investment in the South West past the £100m mark. The £4.43m equity funding in marketing technology software and service firm Adestra means BGF’s regional office has now invested in 17 fast-growing companies...

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Non-executive to steer US growth for digital innovator Actual Experience

February 4, 2016
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Non-executive to steer US growth for digital innovator Actual Experience

Bath-based specialist supply chain management innovator Actual Experience has recruited a widely experienced director to help it meet its ambitious growth in the US. The firm, which improves digital supply chains for major firms through leading-edge analytics, has appointed former deputy CEO of global consulting, technology and outsourcing group Capgemini in a non-executive role....

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Rebooting old computers boosts dementia charity’s coffers

February 4, 2016
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Rebooting old computers boosts dementia charity’s coffers

Specialist support firm Priority IT is raising valuable funds for a local Alzheimer’s charity by bringing old computers back to life. The Trowbridge-based company is refurbishing second-hand computers and offering them to the public in return for a donation to Alzheimer’s Support. The charity runs day clubs, home support and a wide range of...

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Last chance to enter prestigious South West Fairtrade Business Awards 2016

January 29, 2016
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Last chance to enter prestigious South West Fairtrade Business Awards 2016

Applications for the coveted South West Fairtrade Business Awards close this weekend and Bath firms that support fair and ethical business practices are being urged to enter before Sunday’s deadline. The unique awards – now in their fourth year – champion firms that put ethical responsibilities at the heart of their business. Bath businesses...

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Intellectual property sessions to be staged as part of Bath Digital Festival

January 29, 2016
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Intellectual property sessions to be staged as part of Bath Digital Festival

Intellectual property law firm EIP is offering free intellectual property (IP) advice clinics during this month’s Bath Digital Festival. The clinics are for businesses or individuals seeking IP protection for their inventions (patents), designs or branding (trademarks). Innovative IP law firm EIP provides a range of services in Europe and the US from patent,...

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Bath digital innovator aiming for global growth this year after rise in annual revenue

January 15, 2016
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Bath digital innovator aiming for global growth this year after rise in annual revenue

One of Bath’s leading digital pioneers, specialist supply chain management firm Actual Experience, is looking ahead to a year of strong growth as it markets its innovative technology across the world. The firm, based at The Tramshed, is forecasting further progress this year after signing contracts with two global firms last year and increasing...

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Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from Bath Business News

December 24, 2015
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Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from Bath Business News

Bath Business News wishes its readers, subscribers and advertisers a very Merry Christmas and a happy and prosperous New Year. We will continue to provide the city’s most authoritative business news, information and analysis throughout the festive period. Our next weekly Bath Business News e-bulletin will be published on Friday, January 8.

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SciSys’ crisis-hit year ends on positive note with major contract wins

December 16, 2015
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SciSys’ crisis-hit year ends on positive note with major contract wins

SciSys, the Chippenham-based specialist IT firm, has landed two contracts worth nearly £8m – ending a tough year for the company on a high note. The firm, which develops high-end software for blue-chip customers in the defence, government, media and space sectors, is to supply software and support services for the Ministry of Defence’s...

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Major waste-to-energy plant contract for hi-tech engineering group

December 4, 2015
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Major waste-to-energy plant contract for hi-tech engineering group

Hi-tech engineering firm M+W Group is to help develop the UK’s largest waste-to-energy plant of its kind. When completed, the £200m Energy Works scheme in Kingston upon Hull will be able to generate up to 28MW of electricity a year by treating waste – enough to supply 40,000 homes. It will be the largest...

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