Technology

Ashfords helps secure £5m investment for pioneering cashflow management software firm

November 14, 2018
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Ashfords helps secure £5m investment for pioneering cashflow management software firm

The Bristol-based corporate finance team at South West law firm Ashfords has advised on a £5m US investment into a company harnessing artificial intelligence (AI) to help small and medium-sized businesses with their cashflow. London-based Fluidly received the funding from New York-based venture capital firm Nyca Partners in a...

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‘Supremely creative’ Bristol has potential to become a global innovation powerhouse, says report

November 9, 2018
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‘Supremely creative’ Bristol has potential to become a global innovation powerhouse, says report

Bristol’s highly talented workforce and its unparalleled collaborative approach mean it is well positioned to become one of the world’s leading centres for innovation, according to a major study published this week. The Bristol city-region, which includes Bath, is already among the UK’s most exciting innovation clusters based on...

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Pioneering firm behind world-first composites manufacturing process lands £10,000 in enterprise contest

November 9, 2018
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Pioneering firm behind world-first composites manufacturing process lands £10,000 in enterprise contest

A fledgling Bristol firm behind a world-first composites manufacturing process that could revolutionise the way aircraft and vehicles are made has won top prize in the University of Bristol’s New Enterprise Competition (NEC). iCOMAT has created, through patented technology, two prototypes that have enabled it to manufacture a range...

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Bristol’s scale-ups on track for more support as Engine Shed launches month of events

November 9, 2018
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Bristol’s scale-ups on track for more support as Engine Shed launches month of events

Four weeks of events and resources to support fast-growth companies and make the West of England the best place in the UK to start and grow a business are being staged by Bristol innovation hub Engine Shed as part of its Scale Up Month. Engine Shed launched the Scale...

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Ashfords’ activity in international tech sector lifts it up global dealmaking league table

November 9, 2018
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Ashfords’ activity in international tech sector lifts it up global dealmaking league table

A spate of deals in the tech sector has helped South West law firm Ashfords improve its ranking in a global league table of the most active in venture capital and private equity-backed transactions. The firm has moved up from fourth to third in Europe in the latest quarterly...

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Ping Pong Fight Club heads to Bristol – with a challenge to find which firm’s top of the table

November 2, 2018
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Ping Pong Fight Club heads to Bristol – with a challenge to find which firm’s top of the table

Bristol’s most competitive businesses are being urged to bring their rivalry to the table and take part in the city’s first Ping Pong Fight Club. The popular Ping Pong Fight Club began four years ago as a stand-alone annual tournament in London. It is now spreading out across the...

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Firm harnessing robotics to solve the elderly care crisis moves into Bristol’s health-tech innovation hub

November 2, 2018
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Firm harnessing robotics to solve the elderly care crisis moves into Bristol’s health-tech innovation hub

Bristol start-up Service Robotics, which is developing a robot companion service for the elderly, has chosen the tech and health innovation hub Future Space at UWE as its new base. The firm’s engineer/entrepreneurs Rob Parkes and Tim Morgan are devising a robot powered by artificial intelligence (AI) called ‘Genie’...

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Silicon Valley digital transformation group snaps up innovative Bristol cloud firm

November 2, 2018
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Silicon Valley digital transformation group snaps up innovative Bristol cloud firm

Bristol cloud hosting firm Evolved Intelligence, which works with many of the world’s largest telecom networks, is poised for a new phase of growth after being acquired by US tech business Mobileum. Evolved Intelligence, based in Bradley Stoke, specialises in roaming value-added services, fraud and security and analytics for...

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£500k investment by TLT as it widens its approach to innovation with ‘Future Law’ project

October 26, 2018
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£500k investment by TLT as it widens its approach to innovation with ‘Future Law’ project

Bristol-headquartered national law firm TLT is ramping up its transformation agenda with a Future Law initiative designed to drive change more rapidly in the way it delivers legal services and products to clients.   The initiative will focus on developing new solutions to client challenges in areas such as...

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Impartial guide to life after Brexit launched by Business West as departure day draws near

October 26, 2018
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Impartial guide to life after Brexit launched by Business West as departure day draws near

Business West, the region’s largest business support group, has launched a free up-to-the minute advice and guidance service to help firms get ready for life after Brexit. Called Trading Through Brexit, it aims to help businesses start planning for the period up to and after the UK leaves the...

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Doors open on Bristol’s housing innovation festival as global mayors arrive in city for summit

October 19, 2018
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Doors open on Bristol’s housing innovation festival as global mayors arrive in city for summit

Bristol is to become a global ‘living exhibition’ for innovation in housing as a new festival gets under way and the mayors of more than 80 cities worldwide arrive for a major conference. The Bristol Housing Festival, which kicked off today in Waterfront Square near Millennium Square, brings together manufacturers,...

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Fast-growing ForrestBrown develops African forest by sponsoring 4,500 new trees

October 19, 2018
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Fast-growing ForrestBrown develops African forest by sponsoring 4,500 new trees

Bristol-based R&D tax credit consultancy ForrestBrown is celebrating two significant milestones – reaching its fifth birthday and planting 4,500 trees through its partnership with TREE AID. The fast-growing firm was formed in 2013 by managing director Simon Brown, who left the corporate world of the ‘big four’ accountancy firms...

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Up to £5m on offer to pitchers at this year’s Silicon Gorge Investor Showcase

October 19, 2018
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Up to £5m on offer to pitchers at this year’s Silicon Gorge Investor Showcase

Applications are being invited for an investor pitching competition that will put Bristol’s best tech start-ups in front of key investors. Firms will be vying for investment of between £100,000 and £5m at the Silicon Gorge Investor Showcase – part of this year’s Bristech event – when 10 start-ups...

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