Technology

Annual search starts to find the West of England’s best businesses

January 29, 2016
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Annual search starts to find the West of England’s best businesses

Bristol’s top firms are being urged to enter the region’s most prestigious business competition – accountants PwC’s annual West of England Business of the Year Awards. The widely-respected awards are now in their 28th year and previous winners represent the cream of the region’s top companies. The unrivalled awards,...

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Last chance to enter prestigious South West Fairtrade Business Awards 2016

January 29, 2016
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Last chance to enter prestigious South West Fairtrade Business Awards 2016

Applications for the coveted South West Fairtrade Business Awards close this weekend and Bristol firms that support fair and ethical business practices are being urged to enter before Sunday’s deadline. The unique awards – now in their fourth year – champion firms that put ethical responsibilities at the heart...

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Crisis at SciSys now in the past, say firm’s directors as its recovery takes hold

January 29, 2016
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Crisis at SciSys now in the past, say firm’s directors as its recovery takes hold

Directors at SciSys, the specialist IT firm with an office in Bristol, have insisted its recovery is now well established and last year’s problems are behind it. In a trading update to the London Stock Exchange this week, they said they were encouraged by the group’s performance in the...

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$11m investment puts Bristol tech pioneers Brightpearl on track for more growth in US

January 22, 2016
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$11m investment puts Bristol tech pioneers Brightpearl on track for more growth in US

Bristol-based retail management software firm Brightpearl is poised for another period of rapid growth after raising $11m (£7.67m) in its latest round of financing. The firm, which launched nine years ago in Bristol’s highly successful SETsquared innovation incubator,  will use the funding to accelerate the growth of its sales...

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Get set for a quantum leap in computing, Bristol University prof tells world leaders at Davos

January 22, 2016
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Get set for a quantum leap in computing, Bristol University prof tells world leaders at Davos

Quantum computing will fundamentally change our lives, society and the economy in less than a decade, according to a University of Bristol professor’s talk to the World Economic Forum in Davos this week. It has the capability to unlock answers to some of humanity’s most pressing questions that are...

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Innovation goes under the spotlight at UWE’s first TEDx session

January 22, 2016
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Innovation goes under the spotlight at UWE’s first TEDx session

The first TEDx talks at the University of the West of England (UWE) are being staged tomorrow by the Student Union with 10 guest speakers sharing their ideas on the topic of The Innovative Attitude. The speakers – who range from academics conducting ground-breaking research at UWE to those...

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Creative agency Birdy Films links with Bristol Business News to launch GAMECHANGERS

January 15, 2016
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Creative agency Birdy Films links with Bristol Business News to launch GAMECHANGERS

Bristol Business News has teamed up with Birdy Films, a new independent film, 3D and media production company, to produce its groundbreaking GAMECHANGERS project. GAMECHANGERS, which is officially launched next week, will identify and showcase the 50 individuals who are shaping the future of Bristol’s economy through their innovation,...

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Bristol innovators launch scanner that can help airlines clean up their act and lower fuel bills

January 8, 2016
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Bristol innovators launch scanner that can help airlines clean up their act and lower fuel bills

An innovative Bristol business and the University of the West of England (UWE) have teamed up to develop a pioneering device which could reduce airlines’ fuel bills and cut their carbon footprints. The unique hand-held scanner, the brainchild of UWE academics and concept design firm Intercede Ventures, can measure...

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Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from Bristol Business News

December 24, 2015
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Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from Bristol Business News

Bristol Business News wishes its readers, subscribers and advertisers a very Merry Christmas and a happy and prosperous New Year.  We will continue to provide the city’s most authoritative business news, information and analysis throughout the festive period. Our next weekly Bristol Business News e-bulletin will be published on Friday,...

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GAMECHANGERS – identifying Bristol’s 50 most-inspirational businesspeople

December 18, 2015
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GAMECHANGERS – identifying Bristol’s 50 most-inspirational businesspeople

Bristol Business News is to launch GAMECHANGERS – a unique and highly innovative project to identify the 50 individuals shaping the future of Bristol’s economy. These inspirational people are helping make Bristol the UK’s most exciting city through their innovation, enterprise and creativity.  Some will be well known, others...

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SciSys’ crisis-hit year ends on positive note with two major contract wins

December 16, 2015
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SciSys’ crisis-hit year ends on positive note with two major contract wins

SciSys, the specialist IT firm with an office in Bristol, has landed two contracts worth nearly £8m – ending a tough year for the company on a high note. The firm, which develops high-end software for blue-chip customers in the defence, government, media and space sectors, is to supply...

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£9m investment for Bristol airline safety software firm puts it en route for global growth

December 16, 2015
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£9m investment for Bristol airline safety software firm puts it en route for global growth

Vistair, the fast-growing Bristol-based airline safety software specialist, has landed a £9m investment to meet its international growth ambitions. The firm, which earlier this year won the Queen’s Award for Enterprise in recognition of its burgeoning international sales, secured the investment from Synova Capital, the UK growth equity firm....

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Bristol firms’ pioneering partnership gives birth to ultra-realistic healthcare training product

December 11, 2015
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Bristol firms’ pioneering partnership gives birth to ultra-realistic healthcare training product

Innovative Bristol firms Phineas Group and Limbs & Things have teamed up to create medical products that are already having a major impact in training healthcare professionals worldwide. Phineas Group, which specialises in designing and manufacturing a wide range of plastic shoe hangers and display products, has expanded into...

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