Technology

TV and media industry figure joins Ultraleap as an SVP it looks to get its touchless tech into more hands

February 6, 2023
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TV and media industry figure joins Ultraleap as an SVP it looks to get its touchless tech into more hands

Bristol-based pioneering hand-tracking software firm Ultraleap is continuing on its mission to remove boundaries between physical and digital worlds by recruiting the former group head of TV product at Vodafone. Miguel Rodrigues, pictured, joins Ultraleap as senior vice president (SVP) of product from Kaltura, a video streaming company that...

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Funding for Bristol scheme aiming to plant trees on disused corporate land in war against climate change

February 3, 2023
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Funding for Bristol scheme aiming to plant trees on disused corporate land in war against climate change

A tech platform set up by a Bristol social enterprise to link community tree-planting groups with businesses that have unused land has secured funding to help it grow into a national operation. Called Project Vana, the platform has been devised by TISCreport, a business set up in in 2016...

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TechSPARK to get new, clearer identity after linking up with Bristol branding experts Firehaus

February 3, 2023
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TechSPARK to get new, clearer identity after linking up with Bristol branding experts Firehaus

Bristol brand consultancy Firehaus has been appointed by techSPARK, the community for the West of England’s tech, to develop a clearer brand purpose and positioning for it.  TechSPARK, which like Firehaus is based in Bristol’s Engine Shed innovation hub, works with tech and digital businesses from start-ups to scale-ups, small...

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New tie-up gives innovative Bristol medical simulator firm access to wider product range

February 2, 2023
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New tie-up gives innovative Bristol medical simulator firm access to wider product range

Limbs & Things, the Bristol-based medical simulator manufacturer, will be able to offer a wider range of products, such as mannikins for CPR training, to healthcare training organisations after signing a multi-million pound contract with a Northern Irish business. The deal with TruCorp makes Limbs & Things the exclusive supplier...

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General manager of Bristol innovation hub Engine Shed takes up new role as its director

February 2, 2023
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General manager of Bristol innovation hub Engine Shed takes up new role as its director

Bristol’s Engine Shed enterprise and innovation hub has appointed Mike Paton as its new director. Mike, pictured, has extensive knowledge of the University of Bristol-owned Engine Shed, having overseen its operations and finance as general manager since 2021.  He is also programme manager for the University of Bristol’s quantum...

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Series of surveys point to gloomy outlook for South West firms as trading conditions remain tough

January 27, 2023
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Series of surveys point to gloomy outlook for South West firms as trading conditions remain tough

Confidence among the South West’s small businesses has plunged to the lowest level since the country emerged from Covid lockdowns, according to a new survey. The latest quarterly confidence report from the FSB (Federation of Small Businesses) reveals that fears of inflation, falling consumer demand and the general cost...

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Bristol maritime intelligence security firm charts new course following takeover by major group

January 27, 2023
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Bristol maritime intelligence security firm charts new course following takeover by major group

A Bristol-based tech firm founded by two former defence intelligence officers has been acquired by a business behind some the most technically advanced data and communications systems used by governments. Geollect, which was launched in 2017 by Cate Gwilliam, who worked with the US National Geospatial Agency, and Richard...

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£1.3m funding for tech firm aiming to slam the door on unnecessary home buying delays

January 20, 2023
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£1.3m funding for tech firm aiming to slam the door on unnecessary home buying delays

A Bristol-based digital platform that dramatically speeds up home buying has raised £1.3m to grow the business in an oversubscribed seed funding round. MyNestBox was launched by Dr Henry Crosby PhD, a geospatial data scientist, after he bought his first home – a process which took a gruelling six...

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Pioneering breastfeeding app rebrands as it gears up to help more mums worldwide

January 20, 2023
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Pioneering breastfeeding app rebrands as it gears up to help more mums worldwide

LatchAid, the Bristol firm that uses apps to support breastfeeding mothers worldwide, is to expand under a new name. Rebranding to Anya allows the firm to expand its scope beyond breastfeeding to the first 1,001 days of parenthood, helping families to overcome a much broader range of challenges in...

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Consultancy aiming to help firms make the most of their data launched by Bristol tech experts

January 20, 2023
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Consultancy aiming to help firms make the most of their data launched by Bristol tech experts

Three founders of a new Bristol boutique consultancy who cut their teeth in the global music industry are on a mission to help companies get control of their data. Geoff Roberts, Sally Clayton and Deon Fourie, pictured, have launched The Data House, bringing their world-class technical expertise to growing...

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Recruiter Granger Reis strengthens its board as it looks to break away from sector’s old boys’ network

January 20, 2023
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Recruiter Granger Reis strengthens its board as it looks to break away from sector’s old boys’ network

Bristol-based global executive search firm Granger Reis has promoted Esmeé Vermolen onto its board to drive its technology strategy and advance its progress to gaining coveted B Corp status as it continues to challenge the way the recruitment industry operates. Esmeé, pictured, moves into the director role following 18 months as head...

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ICON market snapshot reveals surprising level of UK tech merger and acquisition activity last year

January 20, 2023
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ICON market snapshot reveals surprising level of UK tech merger and acquisition activity last year

The UK tech sector shrugged off the impact of the economic slowdown and Covid pandemic last year to achieve the second highest number of mergers and acquisition, according to new research from Bristol-based tech-focused investment bank ICON Corporate Finance. Some 972 deals were announced despite a backdrop that also...

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Experienced data analytist recruited by specialist digital agency as market faces up to challenges

January 17, 2023
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Experienced data analytist recruited by specialist digital agency as market faces up to challenges

Torchbox, the Bristol-based specialist digital agency that works with some of the world’s biggest organisations including Google and NASA, has appointed a new head of data analytics. Sara Cox, pictured, will focus on bolstering Torchbox’s data team in anticipation of a renewed focus on the importance of privacy-first measurement...

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