Technology

SCISYS general council joins group’s board as executive director

December 20, 2018
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SCISYS general council joins group’s board as executive director

SCISYS, the Chippenham-headquartered specialist IT group, has appointed Natasha Laird to its board as an executive director and general counsel with immediate effect. Natasha, pictured, joined the group, which also has a base in Bristol as general counsel in 2014 and has been company secretary since September 2016. She is the daughter of SCISYS...

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£31m contract landed by SRT Marine Systems to help the Philippines combat illegal fishing

December 7, 2018
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£31m contract landed by SRT Marine Systems to help the Philippines combat illegal fishing

Specialist marine identification and tracking technology firm SRT Marine Systems has landed a £31m contract with the government of the Philippines to supply it with a pioneering coastal protection and environmental monitoring system to clamp down on illegal fishing. Under the contract – one of the largest in the world – thousands of fishing...

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Investor showcase debut for sustainable crop pioneers hoping to yield £150,000

December 7, 2018
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Investor showcase debut for sustainable crop pioneers hoping to yield £150,000

A Bath-based biotech firm aiming to increase crop yields while reducing the need for pesticides and fertilisers hopes to gain a £150,000 investment to take it to the next level. Secure Harvests was selected to attend an investor event in London staged by SETsquared, the innovation hub backed by the University of Bath.  The...

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Tech firm’s boost for Oldfield Park area as it moves head office to disused dairy building

December 5, 2018
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Tech firm’s boost for Oldfield Park area as it moves head office to disused dairy building

Bath-based healthtech specialist Mayden has moved its head office to Oldfield Park – giving a shot in the arm to the area’s emerging reputation as a business location. The firm, which relocated from Widcombe, has agreed a freehold lease on The Old Dairy, a 10,000 sq ft Victorian red brick building on Melcombe Road....

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New awareness and training project aims to plug region’s cyber security skills gap

November 30, 2018
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New awareness and training project aims to plug region’s cyber security skills gap

The shortage of workers in Bath and the West of England with cyber skills is to be addressed through a major new scheme to be launched next week. Called Do Cyber, it will help raise awareness, create and deliver opportunities for young people so they can develop the necessary skills needed to work in...

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Mayden’s ‘driving force’ development team lands top IT industry award

November 30, 2018
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Mayden’s ‘driving force’ development team lands top IT industry award

Embracing agile working has earned Bath-based software company Mayden, which specialises in innovative cloud-based software for the healthcare sector, has won a top industry award. The firm was named Development Team of the Year at the UK IT Industry Awards staged by the British Computer Society and Computing magazine.  The awards are considered the...

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UWE, NatWest and Foot Anstey team up to launch funding and support scheme for scale-ups

November 23, 2018
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UWE, NatWest and Foot Anstey team up to launch funding and support scheme for scale-ups

West of England businesses with ambitious growth plans will be able to get grant funding and relevant, high-quality support and training under a new programme launched by the University of the West of England (UWE), NatWest and regional law firm Foot Anstey. S4G (Scale Up 4 Growth) is open to businesses in any sector...

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Celebrating Bath’s distinct identity can help region become a global innovation powerhouse, says report

November 16, 2018
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Celebrating Bath’s distinct identity can help region become a global innovation powerhouse, says report

The differences between Bath and Bristol should be celebrated as they can be key factors in making the West of England one of the world’s leading centres for innovation, according to a major study. The region is already among the UK’s most exciting innovation clusters based on its vibrant tech, creative, advanced engineering and...

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Bath Business News photo gallery: Digital Innovation Business Acceleration Hub launch

November 6, 2018
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Bath Business News photo gallery: Digital Innovation Business Acceleration Hub launch

The launch of Bath’s Digital Innovation Business Acceleration Hub (DBAH) also served as an opportunity to bring together leaders in the city’s tech sector and showcase its innovation.  The evening was opened by Prof James Bilzon, chair in Human & Applied Physiology at the University of Bath, who emphasised the importance of collaboration between...

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Future to use AI and customised messaging to get closer to its readers

November 6, 2018
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Future to use AI and customised messaging to get closer to its readers

Bath-based global media group Future is to harness the latest artificial intelligence (AI) and customised messaging technology to boost its engagement with the millions of readers of its titles. The firm, whose 200-plus publications and websites span football with FourFourTwo, music with Classic Rock, Music Week and Metal Hammer, and technology and gaming with...

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