Technology

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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Business challenges and opportunities of Brexit to be explained at trade roadshow

June 23, 2018
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Business challenges and opportunities of Brexit to be explained at trade roadshow

Bath businesses are being invited to hear how they can prepare for the challenges and opportunities of Brexit at an event next week. The day-long Trade Horizons event – part of the Export for Growth roadshow – takes place at the Aerospace Museum, Filton, Bristol, on Tuesday, June 26.  It is one of four sessions...

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£0.5m Innovation 4 Growth funding available for Bath firms’ R&D projects

June 19, 2018
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£0.5m Innovation 4 Growth funding available for Bath firms’ R&D projects

Innovative small and medium-sized firms from the Bath area can apply for grants of between £10,000 and £75,000 to carry out research and development following the relaunch of an established funding programme.   Innovation 4 Growth (I4G) funding totalling £500,000 is available to businesses from across the West of England in all sectors who...

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West ahead of the game with first European trade certificate to harness Blockchain technology

June 16, 2018
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West ahead of the game with first European trade certificate to harness Blockchain technology

A Shepton Mallet firm has helped process the first European Certificate of Origin using Blockchain technology – potentially giving the West of England a head start in a global market expected to be worth $20bn within six years. The request was submitted by South Gloucestershire global engineering group Renishaw to Business West – the...

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Six of the best: Bath area firms take their place among UK’s most inspiring businesses

May 25, 2018
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Six of the best: Bath area firms take their place among UK’s most inspiring businesses

Six very different companies from the Bath area have been named among 1,000 of the UK’s most inspiring small and medium-sized businesses. 1pm, AlertSystems, Francis Flower, Image Factory, London & Country Mortgages and Mirage Inks appear in the London Stock Exchange Group’s latest 1000 Companies list, which celebrates the most dynamic SMEs in the UK. ...

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£100m fund launched by Lloyds Bank to help firms plug into Hinkley Point C supply chain

May 20, 2018
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£100m fund launched by Lloyds Bank to help firms plug into Hinkley Point C supply chain

Lloyds Bank has launched a £100m fund to help small businesses take advantage of supply chain opportunities linked to the construction of Hinkley Point C nuclear power station in Somerset. The fund, which opened today, will help small to medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) across the UK access discounted lending and become involved in one of...

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University of Bath aims to power new generation of high-growth companies

May 18, 2018
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University of Bath aims to power new generation of high-growth companies

A programme to enable some of the UK’s best tech scale-up companies become the sector giants of tomorrow has been launched by the University of Bath. The programme, part of a national project, is supported by £5m of government money through Research England’s Connecting Capability Fund. It will enable 240 of the most innovative...

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Trade Horizons Roadshow rolls into region to advise firms on all things Brexit

May 18, 2018
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Trade Horizons Roadshow rolls into region to advise firms on all things Brexit

Businesses in the Bath area are to be helped prepare for the challenges and opportunities that Brexit will bring when an Export for Growth roadshow tours the region later this month.   The day-long Trade Horizons events are to be staged by Business West – the region’s largest business advice group, which also runs...

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Bath’s tech pioneers to be showcased at city’s sixth Digital Festival

May 18, 2018
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Bath’s tech pioneers to be showcased at city’s sixth Digital Festival

Bath businesses, IT experts and digital pioneers will be taking a step into the future when the city’s Digital Festival returns later this year.  After the success of 2017’s event, plans are already in the pipeline for another exciting five days of talks, activities, workshops and more as the World Heritage City is taken...

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Bath’s tech stars get their chance to sparkle as entries open for top awards

May 4, 2018
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Bath’s tech stars get their chance to sparkle as entries open for top awards

Nominations have opened for the SPARKies, the awards that showcase the best of the West of England’s tech sector. Now in their sixth year, the awards shine a light on the firms and individuals operating in areas as diverse as apps, touchless technology and healthcare.  Two new categories – Best Scale-Up and Most Innovative...

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