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Promotions for two staff at West office of business funder BGF

April 21, 2014
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Promotions for two staff at West office of business funder BGF

BGF, the independent company established to help Britain’s growing businesses, has promoted two members of its West-based investment team. Ned Dorbin has been promoted to investment director and Edwin Davies to investment manager.  The BGF investment team in Bristol, which covers the South West of England and South Wales and is led by regional director...

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Superfast broadband helps construction group build a stronger business

April 16, 2014
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Superfast broadband helps construction group build a stronger business

IT company Systemagic, which has offices in Bath and Trowbridge, has helped local construction firm Halsall improve efficiency by overcoming poor communication links between its head office and building sites. At any one time Halsall, which works mainly in the residential, health and education sectors, can be operating on up to 15 sites –...

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European weather satellite contract win lifts SciSys shares

April 14, 2014
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European weather satellite contract win lifts SciSys shares

Shares in SciSys, the Chippenham-based specialist software and IT group SciSys, climbed by nearly 3% recently after it announced it had secured a €1.8m (£1.48m), six-year contract to work on Europe’s most advanced geostationary weather satellite. The firm, whose roots are in the European space industry, will supply mission operations technology for European Organisation...

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Bath Uni to add £4m world-class maths training centre

April 3, 2014
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Bath Uni to add £4m world-class maths training centre

A major new academic centre to train the mathematicians of the future is to be opened at the University of Bath after it received Government funding of £4m. The Centre for Doctoral Training in Statistical Applied Mathematics at Bath (SAMBa) is among 22 across the UK aimed at boosting postgraduate training in a wide...

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£4m order boost for Software Radio Technology but it warns of annual loss

April 3, 2014
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£4m order boost for Software Radio Technology but it warns of annual loss

Software Radio Technology (SRT), the specialist marine identification and tracking technology firm which has issued two profits warnings this year, has landed a multi-million pound order from a US customer. The Midsomer Norton firm said the $6.75m (£4.1m), 12-month order is for its AIS technology, which provides constantly-updated data on the identity and movement...

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Back our plan to create 25,000 jobs, LEP tells Government as it sets out blueprint for growth

March 31, 2014
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Back our plan to create 25,000 jobs, LEP tells Government as it sets out blueprint for growth

The blueprint for job creation and economic growth in Bath and the West of England was unveiled this morning with a clear message to the Government – come and back our vision for success. The Strategic Economic Plan identifies the city-region’s key growth sectors and sets out 122 ways that growth can be accelerated....

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Top job at the UK’s best university business incubator for Bath Innovation centre boss

March 26, 2014
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Top job at the UK’s best university business incubator for Bath Innovation centre boss

Simon Bond, director of the SETsquared innovation centre at the University of Bath, has been appointed head of the SETsquared network, the UK’s top university business incubator. As innovation director, Simon, pictured, will oversee the way the partnership incubates hi- tech start-ups from its centres at the universities of Bath, Bristol, Exeter, Southampton and...

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BUDGET 2014: Bath business reaction

March 19, 2014
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BUDGET 2014: Bath business reaction

Bath’s manufacturers and tech firms were given help on a number of fronts to build on the recovery in today’s Budget. Business West, the organisation behind Bath Chamber of Commerce, said the Chancellor had delivered on many items on its wish-list. Executive director James Durie, pictured, who is also a board member of West...

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Bath area directors urged not to miss out on region’s top boardroom awards

March 18, 2014
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Bath area directors urged not to miss out on region’s top boardroom awards

Directors in firms across Bath and Somerset have less than two weeks to enter the region’s top business awards that recognise boardroom excellence and enterprise. The South West Institute of Directors (IoD) Awards 2014 are open to anyone working at director level in any type of business or organisation – they do not have...

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Business accolade takes Bath telecoms group Gradwell’s award-winning record into second decade

March 12, 2014
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Business accolade takes Bath telecoms group Gradwell’s award-winning record into second decade

Bath-based internet telephony, broadband and web hosting firm Gradwell Communications has extended more than a decade of awards success by landing a major industry accolade. It won the Internet Telephony Service Providers Association award for Best Business ITSP (small enterprise), beating five of the UK’s leading internet telecommunication specialists. The judges commended Gradwell’s renewed...

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