Technology

Bristol finance and legal experts act for Welsh software firm on sale to Japanese group

September 20, 2019
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Bristol finance and legal experts act for Welsh software firm on sale to Japanese group

The Bristol offices of financial and professional services firm Smith & Williamson and law firm Clarke Willmott have advised a Welsh specialist software firm on its major cross-border acquisition by a multi-billion dollar Japanese industrial group. Swansea-based RAP International specialises in risk assessment software used in high hazard industries by a client base comprising many...

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Financial backing for Bristol biotech firm taking the waiting out of clinical tests

September 20, 2019
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Financial backing for Bristol biotech firm taking the waiting out of clinical tests

A Bristol company that has developed faster and cheaper ways to identify harmful bacteria has received financial backing from eight successful city-based entrepreneurs. FluoretiQ, which is based in the pioneering Unit DX biotech hub in St Phillips, was formed two years ago to use novel technology to identify bacterial infections in hospitals,...

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SCISYS takeover on course for completion as its half-year results show ‘solid’ performance

September 20, 2019
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SCISYS takeover on course for completion as its half-year results show ‘solid’ performance

Specialist IT group SCISYS, which has a base in Bristol, expects its £79m acquisition by Canadian tech giant CGI to be completed before the end of this year it said this week as it revealed a 2% increase in half-year revenues. Directors at the Chippenham-headquartered group, which supplies innovative...

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Ada Lovelace Day event to inspire girls to consider careers in tech

September 20, 2019
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Ada Lovelace Day event to inspire girls to consider careers in tech

Bristol innovation hub Engine Shed and SETsquared, the world-leading incubator, are to stage an Ada Lovelace Day event to showcase opportunities for women and girls in tech. The event, on Tuesday 8 October, will also be an opportunity to hear from inspirational women in the industry.  It is being...

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Smith & Williamson to host R&D and Patent Box event in Bristol

September 18, 2019
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Smith & Williamson to host R&D and Patent Box event in Bristol

Research and development tax credits and the Patent Box regime will come under the microscope at an event in Bristol next month hosted by the city office of financial and professional services firm Smith & Williamson. The event, called Patent Protection and Tax Incentives for Companies, is aimed at finance...

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Huge growth in the pipeline for Bristol’s OVO as it snaps up rival SSE’s retail business for £500m

September 13, 2019
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Huge growth in the pipeline for Bristol’s OVO as it snaps up rival SSE’s retail business for £500m

Bristol green energy group OVO is poised to become the UK’s second largest energy supplier just 10 years after it was formed following an agreement today to buy the retail business of rival SSE for £500m. Under the landmark deal OVO will now take on SSE’s 3.5m customers and...

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Future of money on the menu as Thrings serves up first Bristol helping of Crypto Curry Club

September 13, 2019
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Future of money on the menu as Thrings serves up first Bristol helping of Crypto Curry Club

The role of blockchain and digital currencies on payments and transactions and their impact on banks and traditional payments providers will go under the spotlight when the successful Crypto Curries series of events comes to Bristol for the first time. Hosted by law firm Thrings in its Bristol office,...

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IoD Bristol event will explore harnessing the power of technology to boost business

September 13, 2019
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IoD Bristol event will explore harnessing the power of technology to boost business

Business experts from Bristol and around the UK are to speak at an event organised by the Institute of Directors to help companies embrace new technologies to increase productivity and creativity. The IoD South West Connected Business event takes place at UWE Bristol. The half-day conference will tackle issues...

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British Chambers award shortlisting for Business West’s Trading Through Brexit campaign

September 12, 2019
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British Chambers award shortlisting for Business West’s Trading Through Brexit campaign

A pioneering campaign aimed at helping businesses across the West of England prepare for life after Brexit is in the running for a top national award. Trading Through Brexit (TTB) was launched in October last year by Business West, the region’s largest business group and the organisation behind Bristol...

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Bristol Business News Blog: Perfect Storm. How is digital marketing affecting the healthcare industry?

September 11, 2019
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Bristol Business News Blog: Perfect Storm. How is digital marketing affecting the healthcare industry?

Healthcare is no longer about passive ‘patients’ who blindly accept the advice their doctor gives them. Today, people take a leading role in their health, whether that’s through wearable fitness trackers or researching the best way to manage their symptoms.  This new attitude makes digital marketing the best way...

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Bright future for innovative industrial testing firm as it outgrows Bristol’s science hub

September 6, 2019
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Bright future for innovative industrial testing firm as it outgrows Bristol’s science hub

Inductosense, the Bristol scale-up specialising in ultrasonic non-destructive testing, is heading for more growth after becoming the first firm to ‘graduate’ from the city’s pioneering Unit DX biotech hub. The firm, which has secured investment of more than £2m, this year has relocated to a nearby 5,000 sq ft...

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Investment-hungry firms boost Bristol’s standing as one of UK’s top three tech hotspots

September 6, 2019
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Investment-hungry firms boost Bristol’s standing as one of UK’s top three tech hotspots

Businesses in Bristol’s rapid-growth tech sector have raised nearly £248m so far this year to fund their expansion – making the city the UK’s third busiest hi-tech hub. The figure is not far behind the total of £235m raised in the whole of 2018, according to new research by...

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Bristol in running for title of Europe’s most innovative city

September 6, 2019
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Bristol in running for title of Europe’s most innovative city

Bristol has been shortlisted for the prestigious title of European Capital of Innovation 2019 for the second year running by the European Commission. Bristol is among 11 cities, including London and Glasgow from the UK, in the running for six European Capital of Innovation (iCapital) Awards.  The overall winning...

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