Technology

Mini-Budget 2022: Key points . . .

September 23, 2022
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Mini-Budget 2022: Key points . . .

Chancellor Kwasi Kwarteng presented his mini-Budget in the House of Commons this morning against a backdrop of high inflation, soaring energy bills and an economy which, according to the Bank of England, could already be in recession. Key points announced by Mr Kwarteng, pictured, were:  Chancellor says a new approach for a new era is required...

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Bath tech firm on hunt for new CEO after founder steps down with immediate effect after 13 years

September 23, 2022
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Bath tech firm on hunt for new CEO after founder steps down with immediate effect after 13 years

The chief executive of Bath-based advanced analytics firm Actual Experience has quit the business he founded 13 years ago with immediate effect. The analytics-as-a-service firm, which has a mission to “make the digital world work for everyone, everywhere, all of the time”, said in a statement that Dave Page had “stepped down from his...

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Next week’s sell-out Bath Business Conference to offer firms the chance to shape city’s future

September 16, 2022
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Next week’s sell-out Bath Business Conference to offer firms the chance to shape city’s future

The future of Bath as a vibrant business centre will go under the spotlight next Tuesday at a special conference in the city. The sell-out event, which is being staged by the Bath Business Improvement District (BID), will give firms the opportunity to have their say about the city’s future as an innovative hub...

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Truespeed strengthens its board with appointment of experienced non-executive director

September 15, 2022
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Truespeed strengthens its board with appointment of experienced non-executive director

Former BT chief customer officer Lisa Harrington has joined Bath-based full fibre broadband provider Truespeed as a non-executive director, bringing with her more than 25 years’ telecoms industry experience. Lisa, pictured, joins the Truespeed board as the company accelerates the rollout of ultrafast, ultra-reliable broadband across the South West.  A diversity advocate as well...

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£1.1m for University of Bath meditech spin-out pioneering needle-free blood sugar monitor

September 9, 2022
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£1.1m for University of Bath meditech spin-out pioneering needle-free blood sugar monitor

A University of Bath spin-out business is to commercialise its world-beating 100% needle-free blood sugar monitor in a move that could have huge applications for chronic diseases such as diabetes. Transdermal Diagnostics, which was launched in March, has raised £1.1m in a pre-seed round investment to further develop and bring to market its pioneering...

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Creative tech projects to be showcased after receiving funding under Bath Spa University scheme

August 18, 2022
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Creative tech projects to be showcased after receiving funding under Bath Spa University scheme

Six inspiring creative tech projects ranging from a digital classical musical assistant to art made with an accessible robotic drawing machine have received grants from a Bath-based fund. The Studio Recovery Fund was set up last year to financially support freelancers, micro-businesses and third sector organisations in the creative tech sector.  Supported by Bath...

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Networking group’s summer barbecue will offer food for thought for Bath’s young professionals

August 12, 2022
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Networking group’s summer barbecue will offer food for thought for Bath’s young professionals

Bath young professionals networking group Unlimited Potential is holding its second networking social later this month with a summer barbecue. The group was launched in June with the aim of bringing together under-35s based in Bath who are contributing to its development as a centre for innovation.  For its summer social BBQ on 25...

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App that maps electric vehicle charging points powers ahead with latest Good Energy investment

August 11, 2022
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App that maps electric vehicle charging points powers ahead with latest Good Energy investment

Good Energy, the 100% renewable electricity supplier and energy services provider, has invested a further £3.7m in electric vehicle charge point mapping app Zap-Map to fuel more growth and steer it towards international expansion. Chippenham-headquartered Good Energy’s funding has been made alongside £5.3m from US fuel card and payment giant Fleetcor.  Good Energy first...

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New grants available from the region’s combined authority to help small businesses adapt and grow

August 11, 2022
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New grants available from the region’s combined authority to help small businesses adapt and grow

A £1.5m fund has been launched to help small firms in Bath and across the West of England and their supply chains adapt to the new economic and regulatory landscape. The Business Growth and Adaptions Grants are aimed at helping small to medium-sized enterprises buy new products and equipment to help increase production and...

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Bath firms invited to end-of-summer networking event to find out about doing business in China

August 10, 2022
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Bristol and West of England China Bureau

A regional organisation that helps businesses forge links with China is to host its first event for firms from Bath and Wiltshire. The Bristol & West of England China Bureau was launched in 1998 and has since grown to be the region’s strongest twinning network to support businesses and education organisations while also promoting...

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