Technology

Bath’s hi-tech cluster highlighted as world-leader for innovation

July 2, 2014
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Bath’s hi-tech cluster highlighted as world-leader for innovation

The Bath and Bristol region has this week been championed as a world-leading centre for innovation in hi-tech, creative and digital media in a major new report. The Centre for Cities/McKinsey & Company survey, which analysed industry clusters across the globe, pinpoints the West of England’s diverse combination of industries and strong networks as...

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European number one ranking for Bath innovation hub SETsquared

June 24, 2014
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European number one ranking for Bath innovation hub SETsquared

SETsquared, the centre for innovative part run by the University of Bath, has been named as the top university business incubator in Europe and second best in the world. In a ranking published this week by the University Business Incubator (UBI) Index, SETsquared, whose Bath base is at the Innovation Centre in Carpenter House,...

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Winning experience for Bath tech firm that spun out of London university

June 20, 2014
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Winning experience for Bath tech firm that spun out of London university

Bath-based tech firm Actual Experience has won a top award for its spin out from London’s Queen Mary University. The firm, which improves digital supply chains for major firms through leading-edge analytics, was co-founded by Queen Mary academic Jonathan Pitts and businessman Dave Page, pictured below, in 2009 and floated on the London Stock...

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Royal recognition for Bath’s tech pioneers with Buckingham Palace reception

June 8, 2014
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Royal recognition for Bath’s tech pioneers with Buckingham Palace reception

Some of Bath’s leading tech entrepreneurs visited Buckingham Palace earlier this week for a special reception with the royal family to recognise the sector’s powerful economic contribution. The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh were joined at the event by The Duke of Cambridge, The Duke of Gloucester, The Duke of Kent and The...

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Bath Business Blog: Nick Sturge, SETsquared. Why it’s vital to get the Chairman Thing right

June 6, 2014
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Bath Business Blog: Nick Sturge, SETsquared. Why it’s vital to get the Chairman Thing right

By Nick Sturge, centre director, SETsquared and Vice-chair, High-Tech Sector Group, West of England Local Enterprise Partnership Having worked with nearly 300 high-tech start-up businesses – some for just an hour, some for several years – and having done a start-up myself, I've watched, very carefully, how leadership develops and evolves over the life...

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Minister’s visit puts SciSys’ innovation in the spotlight

June 6, 2014
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Minister’s visit puts SciSys’ innovation in the spotlight

Trade and investment minister Lord Livingston has been given a glimpse of the innovation and global ambitions of specialist software firm SciSys on a visit to its Chippenham headquarters. The firm, which develops bespoke IT services and integrated systems in a range of sectors including space and defence, is looking to grow its international...

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Office move for fast-growing customer relationship management software firm

June 3, 2014
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Office move for fast-growing customer relationship management software firm

International specialist software company Quality System Solutions has moved its head office to Chippenham to meet its expansion plans. The firm, behind the international cloud-based customer relationship management (CRM) software CallPro CRM, has taken a five-year lease on a 2,400 sq ft unit at Lansdowne Court on the town’s Bumpers Farm business park. It...

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New venture capital fund to target Bath area’s burgeoning small tech firms

May 27, 2014
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New venture capital fund to target Bath area’s burgeoning small tech firms

A new fund focusing on investing in the Bath area’s early stage tech businesses is to be launched by Technology Venture Partners, a new independent venture capital fund manager based in the region. Technology Venture Partners is to start the fund to run alongside YFM Equity Partners’ closed South West Ventures Fund, which it...

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Bath cloud firm hopes to reign in first Investors in People awards

May 22, 2014
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Bath cloud firm hopes to reign in first Investors in People awards

Cloud Direct, the Bath-based cloud broker, has been named as one of the UK’s top organisations for people management practice in the inaugural Investors in People (IiP) Awards. The fast-growing firm, which has helped 4,000 organisations grow by embracing cloud IT, has been shortlisted in the Employer of the Year (2-49 employees) category. Based...

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Space order intake lifts SciSys’ outlook at AGM but shares lose height

May 22, 2014
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Space order intake lifts SciSys’ outlook at AGM but shares lose height

Shares in Chippenham-based specialist software and IT group SciSys, best known for its work in the space sector, dipped today despite it issuing an upbeat statement at its AGM. The group, which supplies highly-complex systems to the global space, defence and media industries, told shareholders it was making further profitable progress and was on...

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