Most bosses of South West tech firms value purpose above money, survey reveals

January 13, 2022
Most bosses of South West tech firms value purpose above money, survey reveals

Nearly three-quarters of tech firm executives in the South West put purpose before profits while just under 80% prioritise relationships over success, according to a new survey. The region also boasts a far higher number of female tech entrepreneurs than the national average – 36% against 22% for the UK as a whole, the...

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LDC hails successful 2021 and looks to invest in more mid-market South West firms this year

January 13, 2022
LDC hails successful 2021 and looks to invest in more mid-market South West firms this year

The South West office of LDC, the UK’s leading mid-market private equity firm, is to increase its support to businesses this year after completing transactions with a combined value of more than £280m in 2021. LDC, the private equity arm of Lloyds Banking Group, said it is aiming to invest in at least 100...

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Royds Withy King corporate team help get logistics acquisition on the road to completion

January 13, 2022
Royds Withy King corporate team help get logistics acquisition on the road to completion

The Bath office of regional law firm Royds Withy King has advised logistics and warehousing group OTIF on its third acquisition in five years – with the latest taking its turnover above £40m.   The firm’s corporate team, led by partner Katharine Mortimer, pictured, worked with ther Swindon office of corporate finance specialist Watersheds...

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Research partnership for firm on a mission to cut deaths from harmful workplace air quality

January 13, 2022
Research partnership for firm on a mission to cut deaths from harmful workplace air quality

A University of Bath spin-out firm aiming to revolutionise the way indoor air quality is monitored has teamed up the university’s academics on a ground-breaking research project. Atmo Technology has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the university’s Department of Architecture and Civil Engineering to partner on the work.  The firm, co-founded by former University of Bath mechanical...

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New invoice finance head of sales in Wales for Time on strong growth in demand

January 12, 2022
New invoice finance head of sales in Wales for Time on strong growth in demand

Time Finance, the Bath-headquartered alternative finance provider, has appointed Michael Freebury as head of sales in its invoice finance team to drive growth in Wales.   The move comes as the firm reports a significant rise in demand for invoice finance over the past few months.  Time Finance said the move also reflected a...

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Divisional managing director moves up to takes the reins at Rotork as new CEO

January 12, 2022
Divisional managing director moves up to takes the reins at Rotork as new CEO

Bath advanced engineering firm Rotork has ended its six month search for a new CEO by making an internal appointment.   Kiet Huynh, pictured, currently managing director of the group’s water & power and chemical, process & industrial (CPI) divisions, has taken on the role with immediate effect. He also joins the Rotork board.  Kiet, 42,...

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