Technology

Bristol’s creative tech firms to get introduction to ‘artful innovation’

February 17, 2017
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Bristol’s creative tech firms to get introduction to ‘artful innovation’

Companies producing chocolate that tells stories, new musical instruments and robotic art are among those taking part in Artful Innovation, a new business development programme launched this weekend by Watershed, Bristol’s pioneering arts and media centre. Artful Innovation is a five-day intensive course supporting small creative technology companies to examine their...

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Major recruitment industry award for Bristol tech pioneer

February 17, 2017
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Major recruitment industry award for Bristol tech pioneer

Pioneering technology developed by Bristol firm Northstar Innovation Group with the aim of revolutionising the recruitment industry has won a major award within a year of its launch. The Northstar platform uses trade-secret algorithms to map, manage and visualise the performance of recruitment businesses. The platform came first in the Best...

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Sale of innovative research technology platform handled by TLT Bristol team

February 10, 2017
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Sale of innovative research technology platform handled by TLT Bristol team

A team from the Bristol headquarters of national law firm TLT has advised on the sale of research technology platform Usurv to market and customer insights company MARU Group. The acquisition of Usurv, which was founded in Bath and is now based in Kent, gives MARU a proprietary technology...

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Search starts for region’s most inspirational business leaders

February 9, 2017
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Search starts for region’s most inspirational business leaders

Directors from Bristol and across the West of England are being invited to enter one of the region’s top annual awards schemes that recognises excellence and enterprise in the boardroom. The prestigious Institute of Directors’ South West Director of the Year Awards 2017 will showcase outstanding leaders and entrepreneurs as well...

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Project behind search for life on Mars awards contract to software firm

February 7, 2017
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Project behind search for life on Mars awards contract to software firm

Specialist software group SCISYS has landed a multi-million pound contract to support a pioneering European mission to search for life on Mars. The group with a base in Bristol and which has its roots in the European Space Agency, has signed the €3.7m (£3.17m) deal with Italian group Thales...

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Search starts for West’s top firms as PwC launches coveted Business of the Year Awards

February 3, 2017
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Search starts for West’s top firms as PwC launches coveted Business of the Year Awards

Professional services firm PwC has launched its annual West of England Business of the Year Awards – widely regarded as the region’s most prestigious. Now in their 29th year, the eagerly-contested awards attract the cream of the region’s firms with a winners’ roll-call reading like a who’s who of...

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Data protection alert to lawyers over ‘voluntary’ US border scheme

January 31, 2017
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Data protection alert to lawyers over ‘voluntary’ US border scheme

A law firm with a major office in Bristol has warned its staff travelling to the US to be wary of handing over details of their social media accounts and phone data to border officials. Clarke Willmott fears complying with this voluntary part of the US’s visa waiver programme could break data...

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Bristol agency behind launch of PlayStation VR in running for coveted gaming industry award

January 27, 2017
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Bristol agency behind launch of PlayStation VR in running for coveted gaming industry award

Studio Diva, the Bristol-based creative agency, has been named as a finalist in at the UK games industry’s most prestigious awards.  The Queen Square-based firm will be attending the 15th annual MCV Awards on March 9 when it will compete against seven of the UK’s best specialist agencies in the Agency of...

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World-leading innovative start-up accelerator centre to open in Bristol

January 24, 2017
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World-leading innovative start-up accelerator centre to open in Bristol

Bristol was this week chosen by US tech giant Oracle as the second location for its pioneering global start-up accelerator programme to encourage the next generation of tech entrepreneurs. Oracle, which has a cloud development centre in the city, is to tap into Bristol’s world-class tech innovation by teaming up with...

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BRAVE to help Bristol businesses raise their social media profile

January 19, 2017
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BRAVE to help Bristol businesses raise their social media profile

Bristol business owners are to be shown how to promote their goods and services effectively through social media at two workshops being staged by BRAVE Enterprise, the city-based independent business support organisation. It is running the practical half-day courses – Using Social Media and Introduction to Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) –...

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Hope for the best but plan for the worst, Bristol businesses warned after May’s landmark Brexit speech

January 18, 2017
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Hope for the best but plan for the worst, Bristol businesses warned after May’s landmark Brexit speech

Bristol firms should hope for the best but plan for the worst, according to the region’s largest business organisation following Prime Minister Theresa May’s speech this week outlining her plans for Brexit. Business West, which runs Bristol Chamber of Commerce and the Bristol Initiative, said while the landmark speech gave some...

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Turnover doubles at R&D tax credit firm ForrestBrown in 2016 as it takes on 19 new staff

January 13, 2017
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Turnover doubles at R&D tax credit firm ForrestBrown in 2016 as it takes on 19 new staff

Bristol-based R&D tax credit consultancy ForrestBrown is forecasting further expansion this year having grown its turnover by more than 100% in 2016 and doubled its staffing by taking on 19 more staff. The Clifton firm, launched by managing director Simon Brown in 2013, also opened its first London office...

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Senior IT managers at UWE named among finalists in coveted Women in IT Awards

January 13, 2017
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Senior IT managers at UWE named among finalists in coveted Women in IT Awards

Two senior members of UWE’s IT services department have been shortlisted for prizes at the prestigious Women in IT Awards 2017. Chief information officer (CIO) and IT director Tracy Willis and Sarah Boyd, assistant director of IT compliance and security, are finalists in their categories at the high-profile event...

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