Technology

French connection could generate cross-Channel nuclear sector boost for Bath firms

August 13, 2018
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French connection could generate cross-Channel nuclear sector boost for Bath firms

Bath firms operating in the nuclear sector could benefit from an agreement between industry organisations in South West England and Normandy in France which aims to create jobs, unlock opportunities and attract new investment to both regions. The memorandum of understanding between Nuclear South West and Nucleopolis potentially connects companies with £50bn worth of...

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Dedicated website launched to help generate growth for Bath’s scale-up businesses

August 13, 2018
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Dedicated website launched to help generate growth for Bath’s scale-up businesses

Bath’s fast-growth businesses can find all the information they need to help them expand in one place following the launch of the West of England’s first scale-up generator website. The site, which has been created by the Engine Shed innovation centre in Bristol in partnership with the West of England Growth Hub, includes The...

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Artificial Intelligence – a blessing or a curse? By Thrings corporate partner Graeme Fearon

August 9, 2018
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Artificial Intelligence – a blessing or a curse? By Thrings corporate partner Graeme Fearon

Thrings corporate partner Graeme Fearon shares his take on artificial intelligence (AI) ahead of tomorrow’s Bristol International Balloon Fiesta Business Breakfast debate. AI is everywhere. Every Silicon Valley start-up worth its seed-funding seems to be working on an AI application to revolutionise your world, while simultaneously coming after your job and threatening to wreck...

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Bath Business Blog: Tracey John, UWE Bristol. Support for business innovation with two grants schemes

July 17, 2018
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Bath Business Blog: Tracey John, UWE Bristol. Support for business innovation with two grants schemes

By Tracey John, assistant director of research, business and innovation, UWE Bristol The University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) is very active when it comes to business engagement. As well as offering internships and supplying work-ready graduates, it also serves as a conduit for government funding. Two of the funding schemes the...

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Bright sparks of Bath’s tech sector recognised in coveted regional awards

June 29, 2018
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Bright sparks of Bath’s tech sector recognised in coveted regional awards

Bath-based website design agency Storm Consultancy, the lead trainer at Mayden Academy and the co-founder of a fintech start-up were among the winners at the SPARKies – the awards showcasing the best of the West of England’s tech sector.  Storm Consultancy, which works with clients such as the University of Bath, media group Future...

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Innovative Internet of Things surveillance systems firm gets £1m from Bath investors

June 29, 2018
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Innovative Internet of Things surveillance systems firm gets £1m from Bath investors

Bath-based specialist finance group Chelverton Asset Management has invested £1m in a firm developing surveillance systems that harness the power of the Internet of Things (IoT). iDefigo initially developed its surveillance platform in New Zealand before relocating to Reading in 2013. The company’s offering combines power management, mobile network optimisation and intelligent cloud image...

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Business hub planned for Frome in move sparked by lack of grow-on space

June 29, 2018
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Business hub planned for Frome in move sparked by lack of grow-on space

Ambitious plans for a business park on the outskirts of Frome that could create 635 jobs and contribute more than £6.5m to the town’s economy have been announced.   The scheme has been drawn up by the directors of DNA search group DNA Worldwide and a group of other Frome businesses.   They plan...

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Bath Business News photo gallery: IoD South West Director of the Year Awards

June 26, 2018
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Bath Business News photo gallery: IoD South West Director of the Year Awards

The IoD South West Director of the Year Awards have grown over the years to represent the pinnacle of leadership and business excellence across the region. The 2018 awards ceremony took place earlier this month at Sandy Park, Exeter, where winners of the seven categories were announced. Guests enjoyed drinks and networking before the...

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Last few business sponsors sought as Bath’s owl trail takes flight

June 25, 2018
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Last few business sponsors sought as Bath’s owl trail takes flight

High-flying Bath firms are being urged to swoop on the last few Minerva’s Owls statues available for sponsorship as the  city’s eagerly-anticipated three-month public art trail gets underway today. More than 80 large owl and smaller owlet sculptures have been nesting around the city centre and in surrounding towns such as Bradford-on-Avon, Newton St...

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PwC West Business of the Year Awards sign off after 30 years with ‘winner of winners’ ceremony

June 23, 2018
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PwC West Business of the Year Awards sign off after 30 years with ‘winner of winners’ ceremony

Global engineering giant Renishaw has been named as the ‘winner of winners’ as the prestigious PwC West of England Business of the Year Awards marked their 30th – and last – year. Launched in 1988 by accountants PwC to showcase the region’s top large businesses, the awards have since become the South West’s most-respected...

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