Technology

Boost for Bath’s economy as pioneering gigafast broadband scheme goes live

February 4, 2014
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Boost for Bath’s economy as pioneering gigafast broadband scheme goes live

Bath city centre is to get the South West’s fastest broadband with the launch of GigaBath – a scheme pioneered by the city’s internet telephony, broadband and web hosting firm Gradwell Communications. In a move that could lead to new jobs and give a much-needed boost to the economy, Gradwell has teamed up with...

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Order boost puts SciSys on launch pad for further growth this year

January 24, 2014
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Order boost puts SciSys on launch pad for further growth this year

A healthy intake of orders at the end of last year has given Chippenham-based specialist software and IT group SciSys a “solid opening” to 2014, it said today, while also signalling that it would look for further acquisitions. The international group, which works with governments, media groups, defence companies and space agencies and also...

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West of England Business of the Year Awards are launched to find region’s best companies

January 24, 2014
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West of England Business of the Year Awards are launched to find region’s best companies

Accountants PwC have launched their annual search for the region’s best companies with the 2014 West of England Business of the Year Awards – the region’s most prestigious business accolades. Previous winners of the awards, now in their 26th year, read like a who’s who of the West’s most-respected companies, including Dyson, MITIE and...

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Gold partnership links Bath tech firm IPL with major software software group

January 23, 2014
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Gold partnership links Bath tech firm IPL with major software software group

Bath-based IT consultancy IPL has become a Gold Partner of global open source software seller Talend in move it says has strengthened its position as a market leader for information management services. The partnership will help organisations gain a consolidated, accurate and up-to-date single view of their information assets, according to IPL, which works...

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Innovative Bath tech firm targets £17m AIM flotation

January 16, 2014
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Innovative Bath tech firm targets £17m AIM flotation

Bath-based tech firm Actual Experience is planning a £17m listing on the London Stock Exchange in what one of its advisers has already called potentially the best float of 2014. The firm works with more than 40 blue-chip businesses including Cisco, Ofcom and Accenture, to improve their digital supply chains through leading-edge analytics. It...

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Bath IT consultancy IPL motors ahead with major UK and Dutch road contract

January 8, 2014
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Bath IT consultancy IPL motors ahead with major UK and Dutch road contract

IPL, the Bath-based tech consultancy, has won a contract as part of a consortium to work on a new IT system that will improve road safety and efficiency in the UK and Holland. The work will support the introduction of state-of-the-art control room and traffic management systems for the Highways Agency and its Dutch...

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Low Carbon Business Breakfast to look at home truths about sustainable housing

January 8, 2014
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Low Carbon Business Breakfast to look at home truths about sustainable housing

Intelligent design and its role in low carbon construction is the topic for the first Low Carbon Business Breakfast of the new year, held in Bath on January 21. Among innovations to be discussed will be self-healing concrete, use of nanoparticles in construction and building houses that make their occupants happy. The session will...

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Future invests in innovation as it looks to lead fast-growing mobile publishing sector

January 8, 2014
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Future invests in innovation as it looks to lead fast-growing mobile publishing sector

Bath-based digital media and publishing business Future has launched a dedicated design and development team for mobile applications as it strives to lead the market for innovation in the fast-growing sector. The firm, whose titles include Total Film and Xbox: The Official Magazine, is already one of the world’s leading tablet publishers and the...

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New Year’s Honours for Bath business figures

December 31, 2013
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New Year’s Honours for Bath business figures

Some of the Bath area’s best-known business figures – and some who are lesser known – have been recognised in today’s New Year’s Honours list. Grand Designs presenter Kevin McCloud, pictured, who lives in a 15th-century farmhouse near Frome, has been honoured for services to sustainable living and energy saving with the MBE. Mr...

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Specialist IT group SciSys appoints new chief exective

December 20, 2013
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Specialist IT group SciSys appoints new chief exective

Klaus Heidrich, chief operating officer of Chippenham-based specialist software and IT group SciSys, will assume the role of chief executive on tomorrow, January 1. He will take over from David Jones, who will remain with the group as executive director for the foreseeable future.  SciSys chairman Dr Mike Love said: “I would like to...

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