Technology

Academic’s new role will promote knowledge exchange among Bath’s FinTech pioneers

June 23, 2022
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Academic’s new role will promote knowledge exchange among Bath’s FinTech pioneers

FinTech West, the organisation that champions Bath and the South West as a tech powerhouse, has added social science expertise to its offering by appointing a university academic to its team as knowledge exchange fellow. Jonathan Beaverstock, pictured, professor of international management University of Bristol, has joined the organisation to encourage knowledge exchange between academia...

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Bath Business Blog: Peter Woodhouse, head of business and social enterprise, Stone King. Should more employers be considering a four-day work week?

June 16, 2022
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Bath Business Blog: Peter Woodhouse, head of business and social enterprise, Stone King. Should more employers be considering a four-day work week?

The four-day work week is a hot topic right now. There has been much in the press, not least the six-month pilot that is currently under way with 70 UK companies trialling a four-day week. The benefits to employer and employees are fairly obvious, working one day fewer allows for a better work-life balance...

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New networking group to tap into the unlimited potential of Bath’s young talent launches next week

June 16, 2022
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New networking group to tap into the unlimited potential of Bath’s young talent launches next week

Bath Unlimited, the organisation that celebrates the city’s most dynamic, successful, world-class companies and their talented employees, is to launch a networking group for young professionals. Called Unlimited Potential, it aims to bring together under-35s based in Bath who are contributing to its development as a centre for innovation – or intend to in...

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Move to hybrid working gives timely boost to Actual Experience as it launches major new product

May 30, 2022
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Move to hybrid working gives timely boost to Actual Experience as it launches major new product

The CEO of Actual Experience, the Bath-based advanced analytics firm on a mission to “make the digital world work for everyone, everywhere, all of the time”, has claimed it is ready to transition from start-up to scale-up as it launches its new digital workplace management system. Dave Page said the new portal, developed using...

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University of Bath green hydrogen plant to put region in fast lane for alternative fuel research

May 20, 2022
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University of Bath green hydrogen plant to put region in fast lane for alternative fuel research

The South West’s first manufacturing plant for sustainable green hydrogen is to be opened by the University of Bath as it strengthens its position as a leading research body into alternative low carbon fuels. The plant is to be sited at the university’s new £70m motor industry global centre of excellence, which aims to...

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AI, digital twins and horror social experiences – Bath Spa Uni event explores the future of publishing

May 19, 2022
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AI, digital twins and horror social experiences – Bath Spa Uni event explores the future of publishing

The future of publishing in a world where anyone with access to technology can do it was explored at a recent interactive event hosted by Bath Spa University and showcasing two innovative city-based firms. Bringing together academics, creatives, investors and techies, the event explored themes ranging from how innovative technologies can reach new audiences...

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Bishop Fleming backs prestigious regional tech awards for second year running

May 13, 2022
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Bishop Fleming backs prestigious regional tech awards for second year running

Accountancy firm Bishop Fleming, which has an office in Bath, has continued to support a major regional tech awards scheme by returning as its headline sponsor. The firm has been involved with the annual Tech South West Awards since their interception in 2019.  Now the awards, which showcase innovation in technology across the whole...

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Truespeed looks to outpace rivals with one-year price freeze to help customers with cost-of-living crisis

May 5, 2022
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Truespeed looks to outpace rivals with one-year price freeze to help customers with cost-of-living crisis

Truespeed, the fast-growing Bath-based broadband provider, is to freeze prices across all its packages for the next 12 months in a move it claims is in stark contrast to many of its rivals. The firm, which secured £100m from Aviva Investors in January – its largest funding since its launch eight years ago – said...

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Teamwork on life-saving medical research project earns Bath firms coveted Queen’s Awards

April 22, 2022
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Teamwork on life-saving medical research project earns Bath firms coveted Queen’s Awards

Two pioneering Bath firms that collaborated on a ground-breaking medical research project are celebrating winning prestigious Queen’s Awards for Enterprise. CiteAb and Storm Consultancy EU were this week both awarded the coveted accolades in the Innovation category for jointly creating a platform that enables effective treatments for medical conditions to be developed quicker and...

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University of Bath’s inaugural Enterprise Day aims to bridge city’s entrepreneurial gap

April 22, 2022
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University of Bath’s inaugural Enterprise Day aims to bridge city’s entrepreneurial gap

Business leaders, academics and students will come together next week at a special event staged by the University of Bath to showcase its enterprise strategy and boost collaboration with the corporate world. The first Enterprise Day on Wednesday, 27 April, will include panel discussions on how business can create green and resilient futures, how...

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