Technology

SCISYS earns ‘game-changing’ place on Met Police’s supplier framework

April 28, 2017
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SCISYS earns ‘game-changing’ place on Met Police’s supplier framework

Shares in specialist IT firm SCISYS rose today after it revealed it had won a place on the Metropolitan Police’s new supplier framework – a move it described as a “game-changer” in is relationship with the force. Chippenham-based SCISYS, which provides highly specialised software and IT services to organisations across the space, defence, media...

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Bath innovators named on exclusive list of top entrepreneurs

April 7, 2017
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Bath innovators named on exclusive list of top entrepreneurs

A dozen entrepreneurs from Bath have been named on an exclusive list of the top 50 innovators helped by SETsquared, the global number one university business incubator. SETsquared, which is backed by a number of universities including the University of Bath, supports high-growth tech companies that have significant economic impact. Member firms have collectively...

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Business West calls for ‘bold vision’ from Metro Mayor in devolution manifesto

April 7, 2017
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Business West calls for ‘bold vision’ from Metro Mayor in devolution manifesto

The West of England’s new Metro Mayor must have a “bold social and economic vision” for the region, its largest business organisation is demanding in its devolution manifesto. Business West, which includes the West of England Initiative, has identified 10 key points that the mayor will need to translate into an integrated plan of...

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Hunt for Bath’s happiest workplace gets underway

April 7, 2017
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Hunt for Bath’s happiest workplace gets underway

Staff in the Bath area’s most cheerful offices and workspaces are being urged to showcase what makes them so special as the region’s unique happiest workplace contest gets underway for the third year. Staged by workplace and interior design consultancy Wylde IA and supported by Bath Business News and its sister titles, the Happiest...

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Planning green light for Bath’s Quays South business district despite key partner pulling out

April 6, 2017
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Planning green light for Bath’s Quays South business district despite key partner pulling out

Bath’s long-awaited Quays South development – which will create a much-needed new business centre for the city – has received planning permission despite the 11th-hour withdrawal of key partner, defence consultancy BMT. Bath & North East Somerset Council (B&NES), which is leading the flagship development with regeneration specialists TCN, give the ambitious scheme the...

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Smartphones will get smarter – but so will cyber attacks – Deloitte’s tech team tells West businesses

April 2, 2017
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Smartphones will get smarter – but so will cyber attacks – Deloitte’s tech team tells West businesses

West firms have been given a unique glimpse of the top tech themes for this year – and the impact they are likely to have on business – at a special event staged by accountancy firm Deloitte. Ever-greater use of smartphones, digital navigation, machine learning and – on the downside – the growth in cyber crime were outlined...

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West’s creatives get on board for Creative Business News official launch

April 2, 2017
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West’s creatives get on board for Creative Business News official launch

Bath Business News has officially launched its new sister title Creative Business News with a celebration of the West of England’s creativity. The exclusive event was staged aboard the MB Tempora, a former Dutch barge on Bristol’s Floating Harbour and now home to Floating Harbour Studios. The event attracted the cream of the region’s...

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Article 50: Future of EU workers tops list of concerns for Bath firms, say advisors

March 30, 2017
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Business advisors covering Bath are poised to deal with a wide range of concerns impacting on their clients following the triggering of Article 50 – from employment to tariffs and tax. They say the major worry – and one that is already affecting some firms – is the uncertainty over the status of EU...

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Article 50: National business reaction

March 29, 2017
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Article 50: National business reaction

The CBI called today’s triggering of Article 50 a “pivotal moment in country’s history” but said early wins were needed in the negotiations with the EU to keep business on side. President Paul Drechsler said the Prime Minister’s commitment to free trade and European values should “hearten those around the table and set a...

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Article 50: Bath business reaction. ‘Leaving the customs union will be a huge mistake’

March 29, 2017
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Article 50: Bath business reaction. ‘Leaving the customs union will be a huge mistake’

Bath area firms have reacted with alarm at the prospect of the UK leaving the single market and customs union, warning they face losing customers or even relocating away from the UK. Their comments are based on their responses to the latest survey conducted by Business West, the region’s largest business organisation, and released...

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