Technology

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% this morning 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...

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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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UCAS achieves top grade for its A Level system devised by Bath IT firm IPL

March 6, 2014
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UCAS achieves top grade for its A Level system devised by Bath IT firm IPL

A cloud-based system built and operated by Bath-based IT consultancy IPL has helped higher education admissions service UCAS win the best public sector project at the inaugural UK Cloud Awards. UCAS gained the accolade for it’s the way it handled A Level results day last year when 386,000 students from across England and Wales...

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China ‘Smart Cities’ mission will plug into Bath’s micro-chip innovation

February 26, 2014
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China ‘Smart Cities’ mission will plug into Bath’s micro-chip innovation

Bath’s world-class expertise in micro-electronics could play a crucial role in the recently-announced Smart Cities Trade Mission to China later this year. The West of England boasts the world’s second-largest cluster of micro-chip design expertise outside of California’s Silicon Valley. The Bath area is home to leading-edge chip design firms such as Picochip, now...

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