Technology

Online gift voucher scheme for small firms launched by Bath software pioneer

November 20, 2013
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Online gift voucher scheme for small firms launched by Bath software pioneer

Innovative new software that enables small businesses in the hospitality sector to offer their own online gift vouchers has been launched by Bath firm Vouchertech. The scheme allows hotels, spas, restaurants and other businesses to sell e-vouchers via their own website or Facebook page. Users simply integrate the software with one of their existing...

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Funding for Bath tech firm that aims to solve every business’s information storage nightmare

November 20, 2013
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Funding for Bath tech firm that aims to solve every business’s information storage nightmare

Bath tech firm CloudFind has attracted a further investment of £460,000 towards developing its tools to transform how companies find, share and organise their information. This latest equity investment takes the two-year-old firm’s funding to more than £700,000. Cloudfind’s technology addresses an issue that every company recognises: how to find the right information quickly...

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Don’t miss out on the taxman’s generosity over R&D spending

November 15, 2013
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Don’t miss out on the taxman’s generosity over R&D spending

Bath area firms are being advised to check whether they qualify for valuable tax credits under the Government’s research and development (R&D) scheme. West accountancy firm Milsted Langdon, which has an office in Bath, says many firms are unaware they are eligible for the scheme which increases tax relief against taxable profits. To qualify,...

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Bath’s geek girl power attracts top tech writer to networking breakfast

October 30, 2013
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Bath’s geek girl power attracts top tech writer to networking breakfast

Entrepreneur, tech writer and TV reporter Kate Russell is guest of honour at an event next month staged by Bath’s innovative networking group for female tech workers. Bath Girl Geeks Dinners was set up eight years ago to give women the chance to meet informally for tech talk in a female-friendly environment. Founder Sarah...

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Middle East’s ‘Silicon Valley’ linked with Bath’s creative and tech sectors

October 23, 2013
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Middle East’s ‘Silicon Valley’ linked with Bath’s creative and tech sectors

The Bath area’s reputation as a centre for creativity and innovation has been recognised through a new technology partnership in the Middle East’s equivalent of Silicon Valley. The UK Jordan Tech Hub was launched in Amman this week to help drive economic growth through a technology and innovation partnership between the two countries. The...

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Pioneering ‘posh nosh’ takeaway service launches in Bath

October 23, 2013
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Pioneering ‘posh nosh’ takeaway service launches in Bath

A revolutionary online service which delivers food from upmarket restaurants direct to customer’s homes is launching in Bath following a year of success in Bristol. meals.co.uk uses cutting-edge technology, a sophisticated user-friendly website and delivery logistics to allow customers to place orders from their favourite restaurant and have it delivered direct to their door....

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IPL’s pioneering banking apps put firm in line for top IT award

October 23, 2013
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IPL’s pioneering banking apps put firm in line for top IT award

Mobile banking apps built by Bath-based IT consultancy IPL has put the firm among the contenders for one of Britain's computer industry’s top awards. The company is a finalist in the Innovative Mobile App of the Year category of the British Computer Society (BCS) & Computing UK IT Industry Awards. The nomination is for...

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Future media group’s longest-serving director to step down after 13 years

October 1, 2013
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Future media group’s longest-serving director to step down after 13 years

Bath-based international media group Future’s chief financial officer and longest-serving board member Graham Harding is to leave the business. Mr Harding, pictured, who has been with Future for 13 years, two of them in his current post, will step down after the company’s preliminary results in November to pursue other career opportunities. He will...

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Landmark for Science Park with royal visit and arrival of US tech group

September 27, 2013
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Landmark for Science Park with royal visit and arrival of US tech group

Bristol & Bath Science Park has celebrated its second anniversary by announcing the arrival of another global technology firm and a visit by the Duke of Gloucester. US-owned Altair, a world leader in engineering technology and services, has relocated its regional office from nearby Aztec West to the Science Park between Bristol and Bath....

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Contract delays and tough markets reduce half-time profits at SciSys

September 26, 2013
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Contract delays and tough markets reduce half-time profits at SciSys

Shares in Chippenham-based specialist IT and software firm SciSys fell sharply after it revealed a 19.8% drop in interim pre-tax profits and warned that its markets remained challenging. The group, whose blue-chip customers include the Ministry of Defence, European Space Agency and major broadcasters, blamed the decline in profits to £749,000 on contract delays. Chairman...

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