Technology

IT group SciSys upbeat despite fall in annual revenue

March 21, 2013
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IT group SciSys upbeat despite fall in annual revenue

SciSys, the Chippenham-based specialist IT group, today blamed foreign exchange movements and a reduction in low-margin resale activity for a fall in annual revenue. However, operating profits at the group, which supplies a range of sectors from space and defence to media with high-end systems, climbed 13% to £2.7m despite the 7% decline in...

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Bath’s best tech and digital firms to be showcased at the SPARKies awards

March 20, 2013
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Bath’s best tech and digital firms to be showcased at the SPARKies awards

The SPARKies awards, which are aimed at celebrating the very best of the region’s tech and digital sector, take place this evening at Bath’s to Komedia venue. The awards are part of Bath Digital Festival, which is now taking place. They were open to companies and individuals based in the city as well as...

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Pioneering technology clocks up savings for small business users

March 20, 2013
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Pioneering technology clocks up savings for small business users

An innovative ‘virtual clocking-in’ system developed by Midsomer Norton-based specialist firm Access-to-Time has helped its customers reduce their staff time-keeping costs by 40%. The uAttend system, which Access-to-Time says is a world’s first, is used by small and medium-sized employers to monitor the hours of staff and sub-contractors working ‘on the road’. It uses...

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Law firm Thrings hosts free advice clinics for Bath’s digital pioneers

March 19, 2013
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Law firm Thrings hosts free advice clinics for Bath’s digital pioneers

Innovators can get free expert advice on how to protect their apps and unique pieces of software tomorrow when Bath Digital Festival sponsor law firm Thrings offers a one-to-one advice clinic at its Queen Square office. Thrings’ partners Alex Pyatt and Andy Braithwaite committed to sponsor Bath Digital because they were impressed with the growing number...

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Coding, hacking and girl geeks combine at Bath’s pioneering Digital Festival

March 13, 2013
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Coding, hacking and girl geeks combine at Bath’s pioneering Digital Festival

Bath Digital Festival launches today with the aim of transforming the city into a 21st Century showcase of tech innovation. The Festival, which lasts until March 24, is aimed at celebrating the considerable impact of the digital sector on Bath’s economy and is jam packed with events including the debut of a new Creative...

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£1.2m funding for Bath Uni’s pioneering gas turbine research

February 13, 2013
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£1.2m funding for Bath Uni’s pioneering gas turbine research

The University of Bath has secured a £1.2m grant to develop a state-of-the art gas turbine laboratory. The University’s Gas Turbine Research Unit is carrying out a new programme of research with industrial giant Siemens focused on its range of gas turbines. The funding was secured from the funding from the Engineering and Physical...

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Circo networking event tunes into Bath TV and BlackBerry’s new Z10

February 13, 2013
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Circo networking event tunes into Bath TV and BlackBerry’s new Z10

The launch of Bath TV, the city’s innovative new digital TV platform, and a demonstration of the new BlackBerry Z10 smartphone were the attractions at the latest in the Circo Series of business networking evenings supported by Bath Business News. Guests at the event, sponsored fast-growing Swindon-based IT and communications firm Excalibur Communications, were...

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Glasgow office opens up Scottish market for tech specialist Etherlive

January 30, 2013
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Glasgow office opens up Scottish market for tech specialist Etherlive

Chippenham-based technology firm Etherlive has opened an administration and logistics office in Glasgow in a move that positions it to meet increased demand for technology support during the Commonwealth Games 2014. Etherlive's satellite office means that it can engage corporate and association events in Scotland as it increasingly becomes a destination of choice for...

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Science Park marks first birthday with spate of new business arrivals

September 26, 2012
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Science Park marks first birthday with spate of new business arrivals

A number of international science and technology-based companies are about to move to the Bristol & Bath Science Park – strengthening its role as the innovation hub for the region. Details of the new arrivals will be released today to coincide with an event to mark its first anniversary which will also hear from...

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Top 100 ranking for fast-growing Chippenham firm Solar Communications

September 14, 2012
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Top 100 ranking for fast-growing Chippenham firm Solar Communications

Chippenham-based communications systems provider Solar Communications has been named as one of the UK’s fastest-growing hi-tech businesses. The firm appears at number 50 in the Sunday Times Hiscox Tech Track 100 rankings for the first time. The firm has attracted five of its largest 20 customers within the past year and has enjoyed average...

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