Technology

Chance for Bath’s fast-growing tech firms to join prestigious roll call of sector’s pioneers

July 23, 2021
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Chance for Bath’s fast-growing tech firms to join prestigious roll call of sector’s pioneers

Bath tech firms are being invited to follow in the footsteps of some of the city’s most innovative businesses by entering the Deloitte UK Technology Fast 50 Awards. Now in their 24th year, the awards rank and recognise the 50 fastest-growing technology companies in the UK, based on the past four years of revenue data....

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Relaxing workplace Covid rules has created new stress for employers, Royds Withy King lawyer warns

July 20, 2021
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Relaxing workplace Covid rules has created new stress for employers, Royds Withy King lawyer warns

Employers have been warned to take urgent action to a avoid stress and potential conflict in the workplace following the easing of government Covid restrictions yesterday. Kate Benefer, a partner in the employment law team at Bath-headquartered law firm Royds Withy King, said the removal businesses had to take decisions on how and when...

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£600k investment for Bath firm developing alternatives to traditional anaesthetics

July 16, 2021
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£600k investment for Bath firm developing alternatives to traditional anaesthetics

A Bath medtech firm making anaesthesia safer for patients, better for the environment and more cost effective has raised £600,000 to develop its products further. Somnus Scientific has a mission to improve patient survival and recovery rates following anaesthesia by unlocking alternatives to traditional gas-based anaesthetics.  Its new biosensor, which unlocks alternatives to standard...

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Key appointment for Made Tech as it targets further expansion across the South West

July 15, 2021
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Made Tech, the public sector delivery firm, has appointed Robin Wyles as its South West and Wales market principal. Robin, pictured, who is from Bath, will be responsible for delivering specialist technology services to customers the firm’s customers across the regions, including the Driving and Vehicles Licencing Association (DVLA) in Swansea and NHS Gloucestershire.  He...

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Bath firms challenged to go head-to-head in epic 20-mile walk to help the homeless

July 14, 2021
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Bath firms challenged to go head-to-head in epic 20-mile walk to help the homeless

Bath homeless charity Julian House is calling on businesses of all sizes in the city to take on its epic fundraising challenge – The Circuit of Bath Walk.  The sponsored walk, now in its 20th year, takes place on Sunday, September 26, and involves a 20-mile circular route through some of the most beautiful...

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Bath charity Designability seeking 10 firms to support new appeal marking a decade of its Wizzybugs

July 9, 2021
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Bath charity Designability seeking 10 firms to support new appeal marking a decade of its Wizzybugs

Bath firms are being urged to join pioneering city-based charity Designability’s new Ten for Ten Club as it marks 10 years of its flagship kids’ powered wheelchair loan service. Designability has been providing its unique Wizzybug wheelchairs free of charge to very young disabled children across the UK since 2011.  Without dedicated funding for...

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New owner of Bath fintech pioneer Altus pledges to support its strong growth

July 9, 2021
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New owner of Bath fintech pioneer Altus pledges to support its strong growth

Bath-based financial services technology specialist Altus is on the fast track to further expansion after being bought by a Canadian software company. New owner Equisoft, a global provider of advanced insurance and investment digital services, has pledged to invest in the business, which was launched in 2005 with a mission to speed up financial...

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R&D tax changes to go under the spotlight at Smith & Williamson webinar

July 8, 2021
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R&D tax changes to go under the spotlight at Smith & Williamson webinar

Bath firms will be guided through the latest changes to the UK’s innovation incentive landscape in an online event staged by accountancy firm Smith & Williamson next week. The Zoom webinar will highlight new rules around the Patent Box regime, which came into force on June30, as well as the recent government consultation on Research And Development (R&D) Tax relief.  It is targeted at professionals...

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Bath Business Blog: Milsted Langdon restructuring partner Tim Close. Covid insolvency rules extension offers relief – but distressed firms must seek help

June 29, 2021
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Bath Business Blog: Milsted Langdon restructuring partner Tim Close. Covid insolvency rules extension offers relief – but distressed firms must seek help

As many Coronavirus restrictions will now remain in place until July 19, the government has decided to extend some of the temporary Covid insolvency rules to support struggling businesses. While an extension to the measures is welcome but businesses in distress still face tough months ahead.  Originally introduced in March last year, the Corporate...

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Free guide offers expert advice for directors on what to do when things go wrong

June 29, 2021
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Free guide offers expert advice for directors on what to do when things go wrong

R3, the restructuring and insolvency trade body, has launched a free guide for company directors on how to spot signs of financial distress, options open to them to resolve it and where to get expert advice. Called Get Back to Business: A guide to dealing with corporate financial distress, it is available to download from www.backtobusinessuk.com The guide: ...

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