Technology

New intellectual property scheme aims to protect the best ideas from Bath’s creatives

November 11, 2021
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New intellectual property scheme aims to protect the best ideas from Bath’s creatives

Bath’s innovators, inventors, artists and designers are to get free help to protect their intellectual property (IP) under a new scheme offering expert support and advice. The West of England Combined Authority (WECA) scheme will run until December 17 and offer advice on copyright, patents and trade marks. Successful applicants will be able to...

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International Trade Week to show Bath firms how exporting can boost their business

November 9, 2021
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International Trade Week to show Bath firms how exporting can boost their business

Bath firms thinking of exporting or taking their international expansion to the next level can sign up to a week of special events hosted by experts. The Department for International Trade (DIT) will stage the first International Trade Week next week, with events – most of them virtual – including business and sector-led activities,...

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FSB calls on government to help small firms go green after survey shows most have no plan to act

November 5, 2021
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FSB calls on government to help small firms go green after survey shows most have no plan to act

Two-thirds of small firms in the South West have no active plan to reduce their impact on the environment, according to a new survey, with many arguing they should receive tax breaks, grants or low interest loans to help them go green. The report by the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) – issued to...

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More global blue-chip firms call on Actual Experience to upgrade their digital workplaces

November 4, 2021
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More global blue-chip firms call on Actual Experience to upgrade their digital workplaces

Two more contracts have been won by Actual Experience, the Bath-based advanced analytics firm, for its ground-breaking Business Impact Assessments, which help businesses introduce new ways of working ushered in by the pandemic.   Actual Experience described one of the unnamed clients as a leading global food and beverages business while the other is...

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Saturday session will give more potential business owners chance to get free expert start-up advice

November 4, 2021
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Saturday session will give more potential business owners chance to get free expert start-up advice

A Saturday start-up clinic is to be held for the first time to allow more would-be entrepreneurs across Bath and North East Somerset to access free expert advice on launching their own business.    The Business Start-up programme provides free training and support to help people see if their idea are viable and, if...

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Former defence industry boss takes over as Institute of Directors regional chair

November 4, 2021
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Former defence industry boss takes over as Institute of Directors regional chair

The Institute of Directors (IoD) has appointed former Somerset defence electronics industry executive Steve Hill as the new chair of its South West region. Steve, pictured, has been vice-chair since July and succeeds Muir Macdonald following the completion of his three-year term as chair.  In his new role Steve will be the voice for South...

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Bath Business Blog: Helen Rich, managing director, Taste of Bath. The importance of relationships – staff and client experience

November 4, 2021
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Bath Business Blog: Helen Rich, managing director, Taste of Bath. The importance of relationships – staff and client experience

If Covid has taught us anything, it is the importance of relationships. It has made us re-evaluate who we see, how we are perceived and how we care for others.  This is true of our personal relationships but equally true of the working relationships we have with clients, partners and employees.  The current recruitment...

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Ground-breaking wound infection test developed by University of Bath spin-out

November 4, 2021
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Ground-breaking wound infection test developed by University of Bath spin-out

A company formed by scientists from the University of Bath is creating a quick and simple test for diagnosing bacterial infections in wounds, based on technology developed by the university’s Department of Chemistry.   SmartWound’s test uses a colour-changing dye to diagnose bacterial infections from wound swab samples, specifically detecting when toxic bacteria are present without...

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Funding for pioneering Bath firm developing food packaging made from seaweed

October 28, 2021
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Funding for pioneering Bath firm developing food packaging made from seaweed

Innovative bioplastic food packaging developed from seaweed is a step closer to supermarket shelves after the Bath firm behind it secured funding.   Sustainable biotech business Kelpi invented the compostable material to replace single-use fossil fuel plastics, which take hundreds of years to decompose.   Over the past year the company has been developing it...

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AUTUMN BUDGET 2021: Business West says region losing out again despite Sunak’s ‘levelling up’ claim

October 27, 2021
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AUTUMN BUDGET 2021: Business West says region losing out again despite Sunak’s ‘levelling up’ claim

Business West, the region’s largest business group, said many firms would “remain muted in their enthusiasm” for a Budget that failed to address the scale of the post-Covid challenges they face. The organisation, which runs Bath Chamber of Commerce, also claimed the West of England had again missed out when it came to government...

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