Technology

New head of marketing taken on to support further growth at ICON Corporate Finance

September 28, 2022
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New head of marketing taken on to support further growth at ICON Corporate Finance

Bristol-based tech-focused investment bank ICON Corporate Finance has appointed Alice Bradshaw-Smith as its new head of marketing. Alice brings wealth of in-house and agency experience across sectors including tech, private equity, property and law to the role and a broad mix of complementary marketing skills to the role, developed...

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Mini-Budget 2022: Key points . . .

September 23, 2022
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Mini-Budget 2022: Key points . . .

Chancellor Kwasi Kwarteng presented his mini-Budget in the House of Commons this morning against a backdrop of high inflation, soaring energy bills and an economy which, according to the Bank of England, could already be in recession. Key points announced by Mr Kwarteng, pictured, were:  Chancellor says a new approach...

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Funding for biotech innovator on mission to ease the plight of gut inflammation sufferers

September 23, 2022
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Funding for biotech innovator on mission to ease the plight of gut inflammation sufferers

A Bristol-based biotech firm aiming to tackle the lack of satisfactory treatments for gut inflammation has raised £300,000 to get its first production onto the market. University of Bristol spin-out Ferryx is preparing to launch the probiotic as a food supplement while also taking it through a clinical trial...

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Young innovators raise funds to extend reach of their family wellbeing app into schools

September 16, 2022
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Young innovators raise funds to extend reach of their family wellbeing app into schools

An app developed by two UWE Bristol graduates to help families improve their health and happiness with fun and engaging activities has crowdfunded £144,000. Focused on exercise, nutrition, and mental health – the three core pillars of wellbeing – the 200-plus intergenerational activities created by Famli allow households build...

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Burges Salmon welcomes back top tech lawyer as a consultant in its Bristol technology practice

September 6, 2022
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Burges Salmon welcomes back top tech lawyer as a consultant in its Bristol technology practice

Technology lawyer Martin Cuell has been appointed as a consultant by Bristol-headquartered Burges Salmon in a move that takes him back to the national law firm after just over a decade. Martin, pictured, previously spent nearly 13 years at Burges Salmon as a senior associate before moving to Foot...

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FSB launches annual awards scheme to showcase region’s top small and medium-sized firms

September 6, 2022
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FSB launches annual awards scheme to showcase region’s top small and medium-sized firms

The search is on again to find the South West’s best and brightest small companies as Britain’s biggest business representation group launches its annual awards. The FSB’s (Federation of Small Businesses) Celebrating Small Business Awards showcase small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) from across the region and are open to...

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Graphene firm charges ahead with pioneering work on electric vehicles batteries after securing £4.1m

September 2, 2022
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Graphene firm charges ahead with pioneering work on electric vehicles batteries after securing £4.1m

Bristol-based tech firm Anaphite has raised £4.1m to develop the use of graphene in electric vehicles batteries – a move that could halve charging times while also cutting manufacturing costs. The firm, launched four years ago by two university graduates to look into ways of exploiting the potential of...

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$3m funding for Bristol tech innovator looking to revolutionise advertising through brand advocacy

September 2, 2022
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$3m funding for Bristol tech innovator looking to revolutionise advertising through brand advocacy

Bristol-based start-up Duel has received investment of $3m ($2.59m) to scale its pioneering brand advocacy technology and so help more brands drive revenue through social commerce. The firm, which secured the seed funding from specialist early stage investor SuperSeed, already works with brands such as ASOS, Dove and Charlotte Tilbury...

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Ashfords maintains strong run of investment deals by advising on health firm’s $9.5m funding

August 31, 2022
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Ashfords maintains strong run of investment deals by advising on health firm’s $9.5m funding

The Bristol office of UK law firm Ashfords has advised global digital health company Vamstar on its $9.5m (£8.2m) Series A funding round – the latest in a string of investment deals it has handled over the past year totalling more than $200m. London-based Vamstar’s funding will help it...

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Out of this world: Praise for building firms that helped create Bristol house ready for life on Mars

August 19, 2022
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Out of this world: Praise for building firms that helped create Bristol house ready for life on Mars

A group of construction companies have been praised for helping create Bristol’s futuristic Martian house – a unique collaboration between artists, scientists, architects and engineers showing what life could be like on the red planet. The Southern Construction Framework (SCF) and its member firms rallied behind the pioneering, five-year...

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Osborne Clarke partners with youth charity to improve young people’s access to digital skills

August 19, 2022
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Osborne Clarke partners with youth charity to improve young people’s access to digital skills

A national charity supporting young people at risk of digital exclusion is to receive half a million pounds over three years from global law firm Osborne Clarke, which has a major office in Bristol. The funding will be used by UK Youth to address the lack of digital skills...

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New joiners to bring further growth at Bristol change management firm a year on from its buyout

August 15, 2022
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ea Change's new starters Tamarah Zammimba and Naomi Pudney2

Bristol-based change management specialist ea Change has made two appointments as it continues to grow following a successful management buyout last year. Naomi Pudney has joined as compliance consultant with Tamarah Zammimba arriving as finance administrator.  The pair will help strengthen the firm’s existing team, bringing new skills and...

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The sky’s the limit for Huboo as it reveals giant Bristol rugby shirt bearing its brand at balloon fiesta

August 12, 2022
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The sky’s the limit for Huboo as it reveals giant Bristol rugby shirt bearing its brand at balloon fiesta

Fast-growing eCommerce fulfilment tech provider Huboo has taken to the skies to promote its sponsorship of Bristol Bears’ new season kit. The firm’s branded hot air balloon took part in the Bristol International Balloon Fiesta’s iconic first mass ascent this morning – with a giant Bears rugby shirt below it as...

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