Technology

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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What’s the big idea? Bath firms urged to come up with suggestions to spark jobs and growth

December 16, 2013
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What’s the big idea? Bath firms urged to come up with suggestions to spark jobs and growth

Ideas on the best way to create sustainable jobs and growth across the West of England are being invited from Bath firms. The Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) today launches a six-week public consultation on its Strategic Economic Plan (SEP) – a blueprint for growth over the next six years. The Government has challenged England’s...

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Further growth on the cards for police IT systems developer WPC

December 4, 2013
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Further growth on the cards for police IT systems developer WPC

WPC Software, the Keynsham-based developer of IT systems for UK police forces, is strengthening its management team and launching a recruitment drive as it continues to expand into new sectors. Rejoining the firm as business manager in charge of its vetting management software is Dave Kelly, pictured. He left five years ago having previously...

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£5m solar power research centre to be based at Bath University

November 27, 2013
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£5m solar power research centre to be based at Bath University

The University of Bath is to become a major UK research base for sustainable solar power technology, adding to its world-class academic credentials and boosting the West of England’s reputation as the country’s leading hub for green technologies. The university will house one of two national centres for doctoral training geared towards investigating solar...

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Far-reaching LEP plan puts West of England’s innovation at heart of growth agenda

November 22, 2013
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Far-reaching LEP plan puts West of England’s innovation at heart of growth agenda

An ambitious plan is being drawn up to harness Bath and the West of England’s creativity and innovation to potentially create more than 100,000 jobs over the next 17 years. The emphasis will be on five key sectors spanning digital to aerospace, and in which the area is already strong, to drive growth and...

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