Technology

Philippines fishing fleet contract netted by Software Radio Technology

July 24, 2015
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Philippines fishing fleet contract netted by Software Radio Technology

Software Radio Technology (SRT), the specialist marine identification and tracking technology firm, has landed a $700,000 (£452,000) contract in the Philippines. Under the deal, the Midsomer Norton firm’s AIS Class A transceivers will be deployed on Philippine fishing vessels over the next seven months to help the authorities monitor the country’s maritime exclusive economic...

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Tax calculator launched after report reveals SMEs are missing out on millions of pounds in R&D relief

June 18, 2015
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Tax calculator launched after report reveals SMEs are missing out on millions of pounds in R&D relief

Accountancy and investment management group Smith & Williamson has launched a free tax calculator to enable businesses to work out how much tax they could be saving on their research and development (R&D) costs. The online tool has been set up in the light of research suggesting that thousands of businesses could be missing...

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Bath firms urged to take part in West of England’s largest business showcase

April 24, 2015
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Bath firms urged to take part in West of England’s largest business showcase

Anticipation is building ahead of next month’s Business Showcase South West 2015 and Bath firms being warned not to miss out on unparalleled sponsorship, exhibition stands and free delegate passes for what will be the region’s biggest business show this year. The two-day event on May 14 and 15 will provide a platform for...

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Innovative unmanned aircraft challenge backed by Bath consultancy BMT Isis

April 24, 2015
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Innovative unmanned aircraft challenge backed by Bath consultancy BMT Isis

Bath safety consultancy BMT Isis is to sponsor a national competition that encourages young engineers to work on innovative projects in the fast-growing area of pilotless aircraft. Unmanned air systems (UAS) are already used in roles spanning surveillance and border control, agriculture and the media and are set to become commonplace over the next...

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New consortium promises to boost region’s innovative biomed and life sciences industries

April 8, 2015
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New consortium promises to boost region’s innovative biomed and life sciences industries

The West of England’s important life sciences sector is to be boosted by the creation of a new consortium to take over the franchise for Medilink SW, the membership group tasked with stimulating the growth of the region’s life science industry. Business West, the organisation behind Bath Chamber of Commerce, has formed the consortium...

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IT group SciSys boosted by £6m BBC radio technology contract

April 1, 2015
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IT group SciSys boosted by £6m BBC radio technology contract

The BBC has awarded a contract worth up to £6m to specialist IT firm SciSys to buy its groundbreaking radio technology. Under the three to four year contract, Chippenham-based SciSys will supply its dira! product for use by BBC Radio, paving the way for an integrated audio production system across BBC national, regional and...

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Warning of ‘flat’ year at IT group SciSys triggers share price fall

March 27, 2015
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Warning of ‘flat’ year at IT group SciSys triggers share price fall

Shares in specialist IT group SciSys continued to fall today after its chairman warned that its performance this year would be “flat”. Dr Mike Love, pictured, who co-founded the Chippenham-based group, admitted the business faced challenges last year but insisted its 2014 financial results, announced yesterday, had been “solid”. Pre-tax profits doubled last year...

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Bath Business Blog: Adam Powell, director of skills, West of England LEP. Increase growth, productivity and innovation in your business

March 27, 2015
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Bath Business Blog: Adam Powell, director of skills, West of England LEP. Increase growth, productivity and innovation in your business

By Adam Powell, director of skills, West of England LEP Businesses in our region continue to face the challenge of a skills gap, impacting on growth and stifling productivity and future innovation. However, how can we ensure that the skill demands of the business community can be met now and in the future? The...

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Record number of delegates expected at prestigious Business Showcase South West

March 26, 2015
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Record number of delegates expected at prestigious Business Showcase South West

Business Showcase South West 2015, the biggest event of its kind in the region, is preparing to welcome businesses from the Bath area among the hoped-for 3,000 delegates in just under two months’ time. The event attracted more than 1,700 pre-event delegate registrations for its inaugural show last year. This year it has been...

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Specialist LEP fund sparks growth for 222 West of England businesses

March 25, 2015
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Specialist LEP fund sparks growth for 222 West of England businesses

More than 800 jobs have been created in 222 businesses over the past year through the West of England Local Enterprise Partnership’s (LEP) Growth Fund. The £10m-plus handed out by the fund has enabled the wide range of businesses to gain training, attract investment and carry out research and development as well as create...

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