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US expansion for specialist staffing group as demand for cloud tech staff goes sky high

August 7, 2020
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US expansion for specialist staffing group as demand for cloud tech staff goes sky high

Bristol headquartered specialist recruitment firm iO Associates has launched an office in Florida as it aims to break into the growing US market for cloud technology staff. The Tampa base is its first outside the UK for the firm, which launched five years ago to offer candidates for tech,...

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Bristol Business Blog: Tim Sloggett, Smith & Williamson restructuring partner. Act quickly to get ahead in the evolving Covid-19 landscape

August 5, 2020
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Bristol Business Blog: Tim Sloggett, Smith & Williamson restructuring partner. Act quickly to get ahead in the evolving Covid-19 landscape

Businesses will struggle to survive if they are not flexible enough to adapt to continual change in the Covid-19 landscape we are now living in. Those businesses that develop the right tools, flexible structures and forward plans will not only survive in the long term but will get ahead...

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Tech consultancy’s support for Armed Forces personnel earns it Gold award

August 5, 2020
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Tech consultancy’s support for Armed Forces personnel earns it Gold award

Bristol-based specialist tech consultancy Techmodal is to receive a Defence Employer Recognition Scheme Gold Award in recognition of its support to Armed Forces Reservists and veterans. The firm, which works with defence, industry and public sector clients, including the MoD, also supports the wider Armed Forces community, particularly within the general...

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Ground-breaking African fintech deal led by ICON Corporate Finance

August 5, 2020
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Ground-breaking African fintech deal led by ICON Corporate Finance

Bristol-based tech-focused investment bank ICON Corporate Finance has advised on a landmark fintech deal with the potential to accelerate the development of Africa’s pioneering ‘mobile money’ economy. ICON, which works with tech firms across the world, acted as lead advisor on the sale of Ugandan-based digital payments provider Beyonic...

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New enterprise support service targeting the south of the city opens for business

July 31, 2020
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New enterprise support service targeting the south of the city opens for business

South Bristol residents looking to start a business and existing companies looking to grow are to get expert advice from a new scheme launched this week. Bristol City Council is leading the partnership behind South Bristol Enterprise Support (SBES), which is offering access to expertise in a range of...

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COO takes up post at healthtech innovator Epro as it helps NHS recover from Covid crisis

July 31, 2020
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COO takes up post at healthtech innovator Epro as it helps NHS recover from Covid crisis

Bristol-based healthtech company Epro has appointed Dr Francesca Leithold as its first chief operating officer responsible for the delivery of services across its NHS client base. The firm, which has a mission use  innovation to focus clinical attention on the patient, not the paperwork, said the move sent a...

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Far East gamers playing key role in Bristol developer’s multi-million pound sales boost

July 30, 2020
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Far East gamers playing key role in Bristol developer’s multi-million pound sales boost

A Bristol videogame developer has achieved sales of more than £1.5m in Japan just two years after the official release of its flagship game there. Lo-Fi Games is also now targeting China, where the complex, post-apocalyptic landscape of its game Kenshi has also built up a loyal following and recorded...

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SETsquared Bristol to re-launch bursary that aims to make tech more inclusive

July 29, 2020
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SETsquared Bristol to re-launch bursary that aims to make tech more inclusive

University of Bristol-led tech incubator SETsquared Bristol is re-launching its Breakthrough Bursary for the second year, continuing its commitment to promote inclusion and equal opportunities in tech. The bursary supports BAME (Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic) entrepreneurs to access business support for technology start-ups through SETsquared’s world-leading incubation programme....

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Engine Shed gets back on track with a new Covid-19 secure offering to Bristol’s tech community

July 29, 2020
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Engine-Shed

Bristol enterprise hub Engine Shed is to reopen its doors from Monday, August 3, offering visitors socially distanced meeting and work places and new flexible office packages for start-up and scale-up tech businesses. Located in one of Bristol’s most iconic buildings next to Temple Meads railway station, Engine Shed...

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Firm that revolutionised access to library databases across the world celebrates 25th birthday

July 24, 2020
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Firm that revolutionised access to library databases across the world celebrates 25th birthday

A company that started out providing electronic access to library databases and is now a world-leading identity and access management specialist is celebrating its 25th anniversary. Bristol-based OpenAthens was launched to commercially exploit single sign-on software originally developed by the IT department of the University of Bath.  The team...

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Funding for pioneering Bristol firms to continue to innovate in the time of coronavirus

July 24, 2020
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Funding for pioneering Bristol firms to continue to innovate in the time of coronavirus

Businesses based at UWE Bristol’s Future Space science and tech hub are celebrating securing more than £2m in funding – most of it targeted at helping them continue to innovate through the coronavirus crisis. Some £1.3m of the money has come from Innovate UK, the government’s innovation agency, over...

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Ashfords advises fintech on partnership with Lloyds Bank to develop cloud-based payments

July 23, 2020
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lloyds

Technology specialists from the Bristol office of national law firm Ashfords have advised on a major fintech deal that could lead to Lloyds Bank developing an innovative cloud-based payment system. Helmed by Suzie Miles, pictured, a commercial partner in Ashfords’ technology practice, the team worked with Form3, a cloud-based platform for payment...

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Profit warnings soar to 20-year high as Covid-19 crisis hits South West’s quoted firms

July 23, 2020
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EY

The coronavirus pandemic has pushed up the number of profit warnings issued by South West listed businesses to a 20-year high, with those in the travel and leisure sector hardest hit. According to new figures from accountancy group EY, profit warnings soared by 73% year-on-year in the first half of...

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