Technology

Acquisition of software pioneer creates major player in fast-growing mobile tech market

December 4, 2015
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Acquisition of software pioneer creates major player in fast-growing mobile tech market

Two leading mobile technology businesses have come together to create one of the UK’s largest firms in their fast-growing market. Mobile software firm M-Netics, which makes software that helps retailers and logistics businesses streamline their supply chains, has been acquired by the UK arm of US group Peak-Ryzex. Both firms are based on Chippenham’s...

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Bath IT firm Zynstra ends busy year by picking up award for region’s top tech business

November 30, 2015
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Bath IT firm Zynstra ends busy year by picking up award for region’s top tech business

Bath-based pioneer in cloud-managed server appliances Zynstra has been named as the Bath & Bristol region’s best technology business. The firm, which offers small to medium-sized business remotely managed, enterprise-class IT on a pay-as-you-go basis, collected the TechCityinsider award – the latest in a series of accolades it has landed this year – at...

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Bath innovation partnership SETsquared on top of the world

November 26, 2015
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Bath innovation partnership SETsquared on top of the world

SETsquared, the University of Bath-backed innovation partnership, has been named as the best in the world after creating 9,000 jobs and contributing £3.8bn to the UK economy. From its launch 13 years ago, SETsquared – which has its Bath base in the city’s Innovation Centre – has supported more than 1,000 hi-tech start-ups to...

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Barclays unveils commitment to help high-growth business scale up and create jobs

November 23, 2015
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Barclays unveils commitment to help high-growth business scale up and create jobs

High-growth businesses in the Bath area are to be offered specialist support under a scheme launched by Barclays. Called ‘Barclays High Growth and Entrepreneurs’, the initiative is in direct response to what the bank sees as Britain’s ‘scale-up gap’, and will also help the UK compete on the global stage. Barclays believes that by...

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Bath’s innovative tech start-up scene praised by London venture capital investor

November 13, 2015
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Bath’s innovative tech start-up scene praised by London venture capital investor

A London-based venture capital firm is highlighting Bath and the West of England as one of Europe’s most attractive places for investment in start-up companies. Since its launch just over a year ago, Downing Ventures has invested almost a third of its entire portfolio in start-ups based in the Bath-Bristol area. Its investments include...

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Actual Experience non-exec takes on chief operating officer role to spur further growth

October 2, 2015
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Actual Experience non-exec takes on chief operating officer role to spur further growth

Continued growth at Bath-based digital supply chain management firm Actual Experience has led to it appointing non-executive director Robin Young to the newly created role of chief operating officer. Robin, who joined Actual Experience’s board a year ago, has extensive CIO, COO, technology and operations experience, previously holding positions at blue-chip public companies including...

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Digital pioneer Actual Experience’s shares soar to new high on Verizon order

September 10, 2015
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Digital pioneer Actual Experience’s shares soar to new high on Verizon order

Shares in Bath-based digital supply chain management firm Actual Experience leapt by more than 10% yesterday after it announced it had won a contract with a division of US broadband and telecommunications giant Verizon. Actual Experience, which improves digital supply chains for major firms through leading-edge analytics, is to supply services to Verizon Enterprise...

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Fujitsu snaps up smart-ticketing pioneer that aims to revolutionise rail travel

September 4, 2015
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Fujitsu snaps up smart-ticketing pioneer that aims to revolutionise rail travel

Digital ticketing developer ACT (Applied Card Technologies) has been acquired by Japanese IT giant Fujitsu in a multi-million pound deal that paves the way for the UK’s first smartphone-based rail ticket issuing system. ACT, based at Kington Langley, near Chippenham, designs, builds and manages smart transaction systems for retail, tourism, public sector and transport...

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Philippines fishing fleet contract netted by Software Radio Technology

July 24, 2015
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Philippines fishing fleet contract netted by Software Radio Technology

Software Radio Technology (SRT), the specialist marine identification and tracking technology firm, has landed a $700,000 (£452,000) contract in the Philippines. Under the deal, the Midsomer Norton firm’s AIS Class A transceivers will be deployed on Philippine fishing vessels over the next seven months to help the authorities monitor the country’s maritime exclusive economic...

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Tax calculator launched after report reveals SMEs are missing out on millions of pounds in R&D relief

June 18, 2015
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Tax calculator launched after report reveals SMEs are missing out on millions of pounds in R&D relief

Accountancy and investment management group Smith & Williamson has launched a free tax calculator to enable businesses to work out how much tax they could be saving on their research and development (R&D) costs. The online tool has been set up in the light of research suggesting that thousands of businesses could be missing...

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