Technology

Former BT regulatory affairs director joins TLT to launch new digital sector consultancy service

September 21, 2018
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Former BT regulatory affairs director joins TLT to launch new digital sector consultancy service

TLT, the Bristol-headquartered national law firm, has launched a regulatory affairs consultancy service to help digital businesses prepare for – and shape – public policy and regulation. The firm said the move created a unique industry knowledge base for mid-tier companies, putting them on a more equal footing with...

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TLT acts for Sussex Place Ventures on latest investment in pioneering cancer care tech firm

September 20, 2018
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TLT acts for Sussex Place Ventures on latest investment in pioneering cancer care tech firm

The venture capital team at Bristol-headquartered national law firm TLT has advised long-standing client Sussex Place Ventures on its part in a $10m (£7.53m) investment in healthcare tech firm Endomag. London-based Sussex Place Ventures joined London and Cambridge-based tech-focused investor Draper Esprit on the C round funding, which Endomag...

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SCISYS gets on board London’s ‘Future Bus’ programme with £2m contract win

September 18, 2018
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SCISYS gets on board London’s ‘Future Bus’ programme with £2m contract win

Specialist IT group SCISYS, which has a base in Bristol, has secured work worth £2m on a project aimed at improving bus services in London through the use of emerging technology. The Chippenham-headquartered group, whose expertise spans transport, defence, media and space, is to provide software design, development and...

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Chance for Bristol’s healthcare and life sciences pioneers to get expert business advice

September 17, 2018
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Chance for Bristol’s healthcare and life sciences pioneers to get expert business advice

Healthcare sector innovators from Bath can test out their ideas in a four-day programme hosted by SETsquared – the world’s number one university business incubator – and the South West Academic Health Science Network (SW AHSN) next month. The Health Innovation Programme (HIP), which is free to companies that...

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Science Park jointly acquired by South Gloucs Council and University of Bath in £18m deal

September 17, 2018
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Science Park jointly acquired by South Gloucs Council and University of Bath in £18m deal

South Gloucestershire Council has bought the Bristol & Bath Science Park with in a joint £18m deal with the University of Bath they say will realise its potential and boost the West of England’s reputation as a centre of excellence for research. Since the park opened in 2011 after...

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Bristol’s tech sector earns status as UK’s most productive in latest report

September 14, 2018
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Bristol’s tech sector earns status as UK’s most productive in latest report

Bristol has been named as the UK’s most competitive and productive tech cluster in yet another recognition of the city’s preeminent role in the high-growth sector. According to the latest research from Tech Nation, the organisation that helps accelerate the growth of the digital tech sector across the UK,...

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‘Tube’ map helps Bristol’s high-growth firms make connections with area’s key organisations

September 14, 2018
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‘Tube’ map helps Bristol’s high-growth firms make connections with area’s key organisations

A snapshot of Bristol’s start-up and scale-up ecosystem has been produced in an easy-to-use format to show where high-growth businesses can find essential support, information and advice. The innovative Growth Map – illustrated like a London Tube map and thought to be the UK’s first of its kind –...

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What’s the big idea? Businesses urged to think of new ways to back first Bristol Giving Day

September 14, 2018
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What’s the big idea? Businesses urged to think of new ways to back first Bristol Giving Day

Bristol businesses are being challenged to come up with new and exciting ways to raise funds for city charities and voluntary groups as the first Bristol Giving Day approaches. Staged by Quartet Community Foundation, the independent charity that works across the West of England to support local philanthropists in...

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Conference will offer chance for firms to tap into nuclear sector’s growth

September 14, 2018
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Conference will offer chance for firms to tap into nuclear sector’s growth

Bristol companies will gain an insight into doing business in the nuclear sector in the UK and overseas at a major conference to be staged in the city next week. The Nuclear South West Annual Conference will focus on collaboration in the industry and important international links – with...

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Bristol office opened by fast-growing regional strategic consulting firm

September 14, 2018
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Bristol office opened by fast-growing regional strategic consulting firm

Strategic consulting firm Whitecap Consulting is to open an office in Bristol in its latest phase of its regional expansion. Whitecap, which was established in 2012, helps clients typically located outside London analyse, develop and implement growth strategies.  Headquartered in Leeds, the firm expanded last year into the North...

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Funding for firm harnessing Artificial Intelligence to revolutionise learning

September 14, 2018
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Funding for firm harnessing Artificial Intelligence to revolutionise learning

A business using Artificial Intelligence to develop new methods of teaching and learning has received £150,000 in equity funding from the Bristol Private Equity Club. Fluence, a member of the globally-acclaimed SETsquared business accelerator in Bristol, has also appointed Bristol Private Equity Club member Jez Williams as chairman, giving...

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Senior associate promotion bolsters Ashfords’ Bristol tech team

September 14, 2018
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Senior associate promotion bolsters Ashfords’ Bristol tech team

Regional law firm Ashfords has promoted Suzie Miles, a solicitor in its Bristol technology team, to senior associate. Suzie Miles, pictured, is an expert in IT and technology including software licensing, IT outsourcing, e-commerce and information security. She advises on drafting and negotiating commercial/IT contracts for bespoke software development,...

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Bristol expertise helps cutting-edge cyber security firm raise £3.5m

September 13, 2018
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Bristol-based advisers at accountancy group Smith & Williamson and law firm Thrings have advised cyber security software firm CybSafe on a £3.5m fundraising. CybSafe, based in London’s Canary Wharf, is an award-winning cloud-based platform which raises awareness of cyber security in organisations through learning materials, risk assessments and analytics....

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