Technology

Export opportunities open up virtually for agri-tech and marine-tech firms

December 11, 2020
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Export opportunities open up virtually for agri-tech and marine-tech firms

Bath area businesses operating in the high-growth agri-tech and marine-tech sectors are being given new opportunities to break into overseas markets by virtually showcasing their products. Agri-tech companies can meet global commercial trade officers from 50 overseas markets on Tuesday at a virtual Meet the Market Expert event.  Organised by the Department for International...

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Brexit confusion continues for third of firms as UK-EU talks go down to the wire

December 8, 2020
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Brexit confusion continues for third of firms as UK-EU talks go down to the wire

A third of South West firms still do not know if they will be impacted by Brexit with less than four weeks to go to the end of the UK-EU transition period, according to a new survey. At the same time 46% are worried that Brexit could have a bigger impact on them than...

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Firms invited to have their say on region’s 20-year planning blueprint

December 4, 2020
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Firms invited to have their say on region’s 20-year planning blueprint

Businesses in and around Bath have less than two weeks to give their views on the type of employment spaces, vital transport links and homes the region needs over the next 20 years. The West of England Combined Authority (WECA) has already received almost 1,000 responses to the survey it is running on its...

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Airport digital map that stops passengers getting lost set for take off after firm lands investment

December 4, 2020
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Airport digital map that stops passengers getting lost set for take off after firm lands investment

A Bath firm producing digital maps that stop passengers getting lost in busy airports and missing their flights has received further investment to roll out the technology across the world. Living Map, which was founded in 2010 by urban design consultant Tim Fendley and now employs more than 25 people, will also use the...

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Funding for group aiming to tackle Covid-19′s impact on mental health, sexual abuse and domestic violence

December 3, 2020
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Funding for group aiming to tackle Covid-19′s impact on mental health, sexual abuse and domestic violence

Bath-based cooperative Dot Project, which works with organisations that are creating positive change to help them achieve their goals through technology, has been awarded £465,000 in National Lottery funding to provide its expertise to organisations tackling mental health, sexual abuse and domestic violence. In partnership with London-based Shift, which tackles social problems through the...

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Website and podcast series capture the creatives who make Bath unique

December 3, 2020
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Website and podcast series capture the creatives who make Bath unique

The hidden makers of Bath – the city’s modern-day creatives, craftspeople, engineers and innovators – are being celebrated on a new website and series of podcasts. The site – madeinbath.co.uk – has been produced by Bath-based brand and design studio Mytton Williams Mytton Williams, following its 2018 book, also called Made in Bath, pictured,...

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Pearson May Financial Update: Festive gifts and virtual Christmas parties

December 2, 2020
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Pearson May Financial Update: Festive gifts and virtual Christmas parties

It is sadly inevitable that this year’s staff Christmas parties will not be the usual get-togethers and businesses will, no doubt, already be looking at more inventive ways to have a festive celebration, be it virtual or with individual gifts, etc. writes Pearson May partner Matthew Rutter. From online cookery classes, virtual pantomimes and streaming...

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Reboot for Business West’s online Brexit advice hub as clock ticks down to end of transition period

November 26, 2020
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Reboot for Business West’s online Brexit advice hub as clock ticks down to end of transition period

The award-winning Trading Through Brexit service run by Business West has been relaunched to help companies make crucial last-minute adjustments to the way they operate ahead of the end of the UK-EU transition period. Regardless of whether or not a deal is reached between UK and EU negotiators ahead of deadline on December 31,...

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Chancellor’s Spending Review: Bath business reaction

November 25, 2020
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Chancellor’s Spending Review: Bath business reaction

Business West, which runs Bath Chamber of Commerce, was disappointed with the lack of capital investment promised by the government for the West of England. Policy manager Claire Ralph said: “Some minor funding has been allocated to the West of England Combined Authority for local transport improvements through the Transforming Cities Fund. “Elsewhere it...

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Chancellor’s Spending Review: National business reaction

November 25, 2020
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Chancellor’s Spending Review: National business reaction

Business groups have welcomed the investment in infrastructure and jobs in Chancellor Rishi Sunak’s Spending Review but said many firms still needed more help from the government. The CBI praised the Chancellor for making “some bold autumn decisions” to power a spring recovery even as the stark forecasts pointed to tough times ahead. But...

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