New campaign to stop firms becoming victims of fraud to be launched in South West

November 19, 2021
New campaign to stop firms becoming victims of fraud to be launched in South West

Bath businesses are partnering with the police, banking sector and specialists to spearhead a new crackdown on fraud in the South West. They have come together to re-launch the South West Fraud Forum (SWFF), which is dedicated to helping prevent businesses and individuals becoming victims of the crime.  The organisation will be holding regular...

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Serial marketing entrepreneur’s new group pays £13.3m to snap up Bath data specialist

November 19, 2021
Serial marketing entrepreneur’s new group pays £13.3m to snap up Bath data specialist

Bath-based customer data specialist Edit, which works with blue-chip clients such as Jaguar Land Rover, Tesco Bank and Shell, has been bought by a recently launched marketing services group for £13.35m.   The deal is the first in a planned series of acquisitions by London-based Salocin to build a data-powered group focused on marketing...

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Time Finance looking to clock up more growth on back of £50m facility for invoice financing

November 19, 2021
Time Finance looking to clock up more growth on back of £50m facility for invoice financing

Time Finance, the Bath-headquartered alternative finance provider, is to grow its invoice finance lending division after renewing a £50m funding facility with RBS Invoice Finance (RBSIF).   Time Finance said securing the new three-year deal was an important next stage in its ambitious growth plans and allow it to support more firms through invoice...

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Production lines halted at Rotork as global supply issues stall its recovery from pandemic

November 19, 2021
Production lines halted at Rotork as global supply issues stall its recovery from pandemic

Rotork, the Bath-headquartered specialist manufacturer, has warned that global supply chain disruption, which has shut some of its production lines for weeks, will choke off any growth in its post-pandemic sales.   The firm, which makes specialist valves for the global oil, gas, water and chemical industries, had reported a bounce back in profits...

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‘Here’s to the next 30 years!’ Telecoms firm marks three decades in business by looking to the future

November 19, 2021
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Bath telecoms and IT firm Grapevine is celebrating its 30th anniversary, with its founder and chairman pointing out that a third of its current staff were not even born when it launched.   Grapevine began life as a chain of mobile phone shops across the South and South West, including a store on Widcombe...

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Trials start of AI-powered women’s safety app developed by University of Bath students

November 19, 2021
Trials start of AI-powered women’s safety app developed by University of Bath students

A revolutionary smartphone safety app that harnesses Artificial Intelligence (AI) to recognise distress in its user’s activity has been created by a team at University of Bath.   The Epowar app, trials of which started this week, monitors a wearer’s heart rate and body motion.  When changes in these are detected it automatically sends an emergency...

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