Technology

AI, digital twins and horror social experiences – Bath Spa Uni event explores the future of publishing

May 19, 2022
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AI, digital twins and horror social experiences – Bath Spa Uni event explores the future of publishing

The future of publishing in a world where anyone with access to technology can do it was explored at a recent interactive event hosted by Bath Spa University and showcasing two innovative city-based firms. Bringing together academics, creatives, investors and techies, the event explored themes ranging from how innovative technologies can reach new audiences...

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Bishop Fleming backs prestigious regional tech awards for second year running

May 13, 2022
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Bishop Fleming backs prestigious regional tech awards for second year running

Accountancy firm Bishop Fleming, which has an office in Bath, has continued to support a major regional tech awards scheme by returning as its headline sponsor. The firm has been involved with the annual Tech South West Awards since their interception in 2019.  Now the awards, which showcase innovation in technology across the whole...

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Truespeed looks to outpace rivals with one-year price freeze to help customers with cost-of-living crisis

May 5, 2022
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Truespeed looks to outpace rivals with one-year price freeze to help customers with cost-of-living crisis

Truespeed, the fast-growing Bath-based broadband provider, is to freeze prices across all its packages for the next 12 months in a move it claims is in stark contrast to many of its rivals. The firm, which secured £100m from Aviva Investors in January – its largest funding since its launch eight years ago – said...

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Teamwork on life-saving medical research project earns Bath firms coveted Queen’s Awards

April 22, 2022
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Teamwork on life-saving medical research project earns Bath firms coveted Queen’s Awards

Two pioneering Bath firms that collaborated on a ground-breaking medical research project are celebrating winning prestigious Queen’s Awards for Enterprise. CiteAb and Storm Consultancy EU were this week both awarded the coveted accolades in the Innovation category for jointly creating a platform that enables effective treatments for medical conditions to be developed quicker and...

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University of Bath’s inaugural Enterprise Day aims to bridge city’s entrepreneurial gap

April 22, 2022
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University of Bath’s inaugural Enterprise Day aims to bridge city’s entrepreneurial gap

Business leaders, academics and students will come together next week at a special event staged by the University of Bath to showcase its enterprise strategy and boost collaboration with the corporate world. The first Enterprise Day on Wednesday, 27 April, will include panel discussions on how business can create green and resilient futures, how...

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Major traffic enforcement contract to monitor Bristol’s new Clean Air Zone won by transport firm

April 21, 2022
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Major traffic enforcement contract to monitor Bristol’s new Clean Air Zone won by transport firm

Specialist transport engineering firm SEA has been awarded a major contract for its traffic safety and enforcement system by Bristol City Council as it prepares to launch its Clean Air Zone in September. SEA, which has its headquarters at Beckington, near Frome, is to install 49 of its ROADflow Fusion cameras at key locations...

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Lottery funding will power-up laptop reuse group to help bridge widening digital divide

April 21, 2022
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Lottery funding will power-up laptop reuse group to help bridge widening digital divide

A scheme set up to donate unwanted and refurbished laptops to schools, charities and individuals who do not have access to technology has been awarded £135,000 to help take it to the next stage of development. The money from The National Lottery Community Fund will be used by Wiltshire Digital Drive to recruit a...

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£3.3m secured from government to expand WECA’s Skills Bootcamps scheme

April 8, 2022
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£3.3m secured from government to expand WECA’s Skills Bootcamps scheme

A successful Skills Bootcamp programme for the unemployed and those seeking to change their career is to be extended following the allocation of £3.3m in new government funding. The money, which will enable a further 1,200 learners to take part in the scheme across the West of England, was secured by Metro Mayor Dan...

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Space-tech firm on launchpad for rapid growth after relocating to flagship business park

April 7, 2022
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Arralis management team at Turnpike House Chippenham April  2022 (1)

A rapidly expanding space-tech firm has relocated its UK headquarters in a move that will enable it to create up to 20 jobs. Millimetre-wave specialist Arralis, which has been on a continuous growth trajectory since its launch in 2013, is to transfer its operations to Chippenham from Swindon, where it has outgrown its serviced...

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Zap-Map charges ahead by teaming up with the RAC to help electric vehicle owners in distress

March 17, 2022
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Zap-Map charges ahead by teaming up with the RAC to help electric vehicle owners in distress

Electric vehicle charge point mapping app Zap-Map has partnered with motoring organisation the RAC as it seeks to power ahead in the fast-growing market. The firm, which is majority owned by Chippenham-headquartered renewable energy group Good Energy, is already the UK’s top app of its kind with 660,000 downloads and hundreds of thousands of...

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