Technology

Bath’s tech pioneers to be showcased as region is chosen to host national innovation festival

September 8, 2014
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Bath’s tech pioneers to be showcased as region is chosen to host national innovation festival

Two of Bath’s most innovative businesses are to be showcased in a national innovation festival that will put the Bath and Bristol region in the spotlight as one of the UK’s leading hi-tech centres. Cloud pioneer Zynstra and Genius Digital, which collects and analyses data for the TV industry, are among 14 business and...

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IPL to develop red-tape busting IT system for Government contracts

September 5, 2014
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IPL to develop red-tape busting IT system for Government contracts

Bath-based IT services company IPL has been appointed to help develop a new system that makes it easier for small firms to bid for Government contracts. The new version of Contracts Finder will support commercial reforms introduced under the Government’s flagship programme aiming to help small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). The Government wants to...

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Bath Business Blog: Adam Powell, director of skills, West of England LEP. Does your business have the right skills to grow?

September 5, 2014
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Bath Business Blog: Adam Powell, director of skills, West of England LEP. Does your business have the right skills to grow?

By Adam Powell, director of skills, West of England LEP What will your business look like three years from now? Do your existing staff have the right mix of skills to help your business flourish? Do you have the right recruitment and workforce development strategy in place? If you find any of these questions...

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Sir James Dyson launches the robot vacuum that cleans while you’re out

September 5, 2014
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Sir James Dyson launches the robot vacuum that cleans while you’re out

Inventor Sir James Dyson has unveiled his firm’s latest innovative appliance aimed at revolutionising household chores – a powerful robot vacuum cleaner that works even when its owner isn’t home. Launched to great fanfare in Tokyo yesterday by Bath-based Sir James, and using technology developed at Dyson’s world-beating Malmesbury research and development centre, the...

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Investment for trailblazing Bath tech firm Cloudfind as it aims for the digital jetstream

August 29, 2014
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Investment for trailblazing Bath tech firm Cloudfind as it aims for the digital jetstream

Bath-based tech start up Cloudfind, which aims to revolutionise the way businesses use the cloud, has received a further £600,000 investment to fund further growth. The firm plans to take information management into what it calls the ‘digital jetstream’ by cutting out wasted hours trying to find and organise huge amounts of data. The...

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Award shortlistings at the double for pioneering NHS IT system developed by Bath firm IPL

August 29, 2014
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Award shortlistings at the double for pioneering NHS IT system developed by Bath firm IPL

An innovative healthcare IT system developed in Bath that helps paramedics deliver better care to patients has been shortlisted as a finalist in two leading industry awards. The Electronic Referral Information Sharing System (ERISS) was commissioned by the North West Ambulance Service NHS Trust (NWAS) and built in collaboration with IPL, the Bath-based IT...

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Ambassador to highlight trade opportunities in fast-growing, tech-savvy South Korea

August 26, 2014
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Ambassador to highlight trade opportunities in fast-growing, tech-savvy South Korea

West firms will be able to learn about commercial opportunities in one of the world’s fastest-growing economies when the British Ambassador to South Korea visits the region next week. Scott Wightman will be joined by CEO of the British Chamber of Commerce in Korea, David Lee, at the free event staged by UK Trade...

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Investment manager taken on at BGF in the West as it looks to fund more high-growth businesses

August 19, 2014
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Investment manager taken on at BGF in the West as it looks to fund more high-growth businesses

The South West office of BGF, the business growth fund set up to help the UK’s growing smaller and medium-sized firms, has appointed Sarah Ledwidge as an investment manager. Sarah, pictured, will be responsible for identifying investable businesses in Wiltshire, Hampshire and the Thames Valley and working with them to achieve their growth plans....

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Saracens chairman Nigel Wray joins star tech investors backing Bath IT innovator Cloud Direct

August 15, 2014
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Saracens chairman Nigel Wray joins star tech investors backing Bath IT innovator Cloud Direct

Bath-based IT services company Cloud Direct has secured £1.5m of equity funding from three of the UK’s highest-profile investors, including Saracens Rugby Club chairman Nigel Wray. The investment is the cloud broker’s third so far this year and takes its total funding to £2.74m. It will accelerate its sales and marketing, allow it open...

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Lights, camera, innovation: Smartphone promo film puts science park in the frame

August 11, 2014
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Lights, camera, innovation: Smartphone promo film puts science park in the frame

Bristol & Bath Science Park, with its state-of-the-art innovation centre, has again been used as the setting for a film promoting advanced technology. The Science Park, based between the two cities at Emersons Green and backed by the University of Bath, stars in a promotional film for the new Samsung Galaxy S5, which tells...

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