Technology

Three new categories added as coveted IoD South West Director of the Year Awards are launched

January 18, 2018
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Three new categories added as coveted IoD South West Director of the Year Awards are launched

Outstanding business leaders and entrepreneurs from the Bath area are being urged to enter the region’s top awards recognising excellence in the boardroom. Launched this week, the Institute of Directors South West Director of the Year Awards 2018 showcase the wealth of executive talent and leadership across the region. New categories have been added...

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Pioneering hub to fast track sustainable tech firms launched by University of Bath

January 5, 2018
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Pioneering hub to fast track sustainable tech firms launched by University of Bath

The University of Bath has officially launched the UK’s first business acceleration hub dedicated to helping set up and grow a new generation of innovative small firms in the sustainable technologies sector. The Sustainable Technologies Business Acceleration Hub, based in the university’s existing city centre innovative unit, aims to develop more than 130 small...

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Deal completed to get more Bath businesses connected to ultrafast broadband

December 21, 2017
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Deal completed to get more Bath businesses connected to ultrafast broadband

Thousands of businesses across Bath & North East Somerset are to be connected to an ultrafast full-fibre broadband network that promises some of the UK’s fastest speeds. The project is the result of a £10.3m investment deal signed by publicly funded body Connecting Devon and Somerset (CDS) with Oxfordshire-based ultrafast broadband provider Gigaclear. It...

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US pop-culture products firm snaps up Bath animators Evilcorp for $4m

December 8, 2017
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US pop-culture products firm snaps up Bath animators Evilcorp for $4m

Award-winning Bath animation and design studio A Large Evil Corporation has been taken over by major US pop-culture products firm Funko in a $4m (£2.98m) deal. A Large Evil Corporation – also known as Evilcorp – was launched in 2006 and has created animated commercials for brands such as Gu, Greenpeace, Now TV and...

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London tech investor gathering offers funding hope for trio of Bath innovators

December 8, 2017
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London tech investor gathering offers funding hope for trio of Bath innovators

Three of Bath’s most innovative tech businesses are hoping for investment after taking part in a pitch event for £20m funding in London. The annual Accelerating Growth Investment Showcase staged by the SETsquared incubator network was this year attended by around 150 investors, all eager to back high-growth businesses. The three Bath firms –...

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Coveted Small Business of the Year award for pioneering DNA analysis firm

December 8, 2017
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Coveted Small Business of the Year award for pioneering DNA analysis firm

Frome-based DNA Worldwide, which uses state-of-the-art technology to develop new DNA testing services, has been crowned the country’s best small business in one of the UK’s most prestigious business awards schemes. The fast-growing firm scooped the Small Business of the Year title at the British Chambers of Commerce’s annual Chamber Business Awards 2017, with...

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Bath charities told not to fear GDPR but use it as a spring cleaning exercise

December 8, 2017
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Bath charities told not to fear GDPR but use it as a spring cleaning exercise

A top lawyer has urged Bath’s not-for-profit organisations to embrace the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) as an opportunity to strengthen existing relationships and improve the way they are run. Graeme Fearon, intellectual property partner at West law firm Thrings – which has an office in Bath – believes while the new rules...

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Phenomenal Women series of talks to be hosted by Gainsborough Hotel

December 7, 2017
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Phenomenal Women series of talks to be hosted by Gainsborough Hotel

A series of inspirational talks by high-profile business women is to be launched next year by The Gainsborough Bath Spa hotel in conjunction with the University of the West of England’s Bristol Business School. Called Phenomenal Women, the bi-monthly events will run from February to November with the aim of celebrating, supporting and inspiring...

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Good Energy looks for epic gain from new non-exec director who is so Moneysupermarket.com

December 7, 2017
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Good Energy looks for epic gain from new non-exec director who is so Moneysupermarket.com

The digital innovator credited with the success of Moneysupermarket.com is to join Chippenham-based renewable energy group Good Energy as an independent non-executive director. Tim Jones, chief information officer of Moneysupermarket.com Group, has more than 20 years’ experience in using digital to drive change in organisations. He is widely regarded as one of the UK’s top...

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List of region’s most disruptive firms highlights two pioneering Bath businesses

December 4, 2017
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List of region’s most disruptive firms highlights two pioneering Bath businesses

Two innovative Bath businesses have been named in a unique list of the South West’s 25 most disruptive firms. Ordoo, at number 10, was created by Bath student entrepreneur Tom Dewhurst as a time-saving solution to a traditional British pastime – queuing.  Previously known as Ordable, it enables users to browse menus, order and...

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