Technology

Expansion into more Somerset towns for Truespeed as it targets under-served communities

December 17, 2021
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Expansion into more Somerset towns for Truespeed as it targets under-served communities

Bath-based broadband provider Truespeed is expanding its full fibre network to further into Somerset as it continues to target under-served towns, smaller cities and rural communities.   It said more than 600 customers across Glastonbury, Street and Shepton Mallet had already signed up – many ready to receive the ultrafast service before Christmas.  In...

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1,000th student completes innovative ‘Intrapreneur’ training scheme set up by SETsquared

December 15, 2021
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1,000th student completes innovative ‘Intrapreneur’ training scheme set up by SETsquared

A BSc Management student at the University of Bath has become the 1,000th to receive business innovation skills training in a pioneering scheme run by SETsquared, the world-leading tech incubator. The Intrapreneurial Knowledge Exchange Enterprise Pathway (IKEEP) was set up nearly a year ago by SETsquared, which is backed by a group of six...

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Actual Experience trumpets strong pipeline of new clients but shares go into freefall on warning of loss

December 10, 2021
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Actual Experience trumpets strong pipeline of new clients but shares go into freefall on warning of loss

Shares in Actual Experience, the Bath-based advanced analytics firm, slumped by more than 40% today after it revealed it was heading for an annual pre-tax loss.   In a year-end trading update, the firm also said efforts to reduce its sales cycle were being hampered by the pandemic and “the resultant elongation of procurement...

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Future pledges to protect the planet, make the internet safer and improve diversity in new strategy

December 10, 2021
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Future pledges to protect the planet, make the internet safer and improve diversity in new strategy

Bath-based specialist media group Future has launched a strategy to build a more sustainable future for its “communities and planet”, taking in issues ranging from mentoring disadvantaged young people widening the diversity of its workforce to creating a safe internet and aiming for net zero greenhouse gas emissions.   The firm, whose content reaches...

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Funding for Bath tech firm on a mission to tackle global microplastic pollution crisis

December 9, 2021
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Funding for Bath tech firm on a mission to tackle global microplastic pollution crisis

A Bath firm developing biodegradable alternatives to harmful microplastics, has won a £425,000 grant which could lead to its pioneering technology being produced on an industrial scale.   Naturbeads has received the money from Innovate UK, the government’s innovation body, to explore commercialising the product, which is made from cellulose, a naturally occurring substance...

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Truespeed co-founder quits as CEO as firm gets ready for new phase of expansion

December 7, 2021
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Truespeed co-founder quits as CEO as firm gets ready for new phase of expansion

The co-founder and CEO of Bath-based broadband provider Truespeed has stepped down from his role with immediate effect.   Evan Wienburg, pictured, who was one of the three original investors in the business when it launched in 2014, said he will now be pursuing a new challenge.    He said he felt now was the...

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Grand total for laptop scheme launched to help schoolchildren study at home during lockdown

November 29, 2021
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Grand total for laptop scheme launched to help schoolchildren study at home during lockdown

A scheme set up to bridge the digital divide by getting laptops to schools, charities and individuals who do not have access to technology has celebrated sending out 1,000 devices.   Wiltshire Digital Drive was born from the success of a laptop recycling project started by Westbury-based Priority IT during lockdown. The scheme recycled...

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LEP on the look-out for board members to champion and shape the West of England’s future

November 22, 2021
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LEP on the look-out for board members to champion and shape the West of England’s future

Business people with strong networking experience and the credibility to champion the region are being sought by the West of England Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) to join its business board. The LEP is looking to appoint new board members to help shape a brighter, greener future for the West of England’s residents.  The LEP...

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New campaign to stop firms becoming victims of fraud to be launched in South West

November 19, 2021
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New campaign to stop firms becoming victims of fraud to be launched in South West

Bath businesses are partnering with the police, banking sector and specialists to spearhead a new crackdown on fraud in the South West. They have come together to re-launch the South West Fraud Forum (SWFF), which is dedicated to helping prevent businesses and individuals becoming victims of the crime.  The organisation will be holding regular...

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Serial marketing entrepreneur’s new group pays £13.3m to snap up Bath data specialist

November 19, 2021
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Serial marketing entrepreneur’s new group pays £13.3m to snap up Bath data specialist

Bath-based customer data specialist Edit, which works with blue-chip clients such as Jaguar Land Rover, Tesco Bank and Shell, has been bought by a recently launched marketing services group for £13.35m.   The deal is the first in a planned series of acquisitions by London-based Salocin to build a data-powered group focused on marketing...

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