Technology

Burges Salmon helps Dutch electric vehicle charging firm power into UK market with major acquisition

May 5, 2022
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Burges Salmon helps Dutch electric vehicle charging firm power into UK market with major acquisition

A cross-firm team of lawyers from Bristol-headquartered Burges Salmon has advised on a pan-European deal that could lead to a big increase in the number of electric vehicle charging points across the UK. The team worked with Blink Holdings BV, the Dutch subsidiary of Miami-based Blink Charging Co., on...

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Mr B & Friends harnesses butterfly effect to set newly hatched IT business on its journey to growth

May 4, 2022
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Mr B & Friends harnesses butterfly effect to set newly hatched IT business on its journey to growth

Bristol-based consultancy Mr B & Friends has created the distinctive branding for a new cyber security and Cloud IT specialist formed by bringing together two established businesses in the sector. Kocho is the new name for managed services provider TIG and identity and cyber security experts ThirdSpace.  The move...

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Bristol-built giant robots on the move across the UK, thanks to WECA creative industry funding

April 29, 2022
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Bristol-built giant robots on the move across the UK, thanks to WECA creative industry funding

Nine inflatable giant robots are to set off on tour of UK festivals after the Bristol firm behind them secured a cash injection from a fund geared towards helping creative businesses across the West of England recover from the impact of the pandemic. The funding, from the West of...

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Former AXA global brand director joins Huboo as it gears up for further international expansion

April 29, 2022
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Fast-growing Bristol-headquartered fulfilment tech provider Huboo has appointed Paul Bennett as chief marketing officer to strengthen its brand profile and support its global roll out plans. Paul, pictured, is devising marketing strategies for four further international markets this year while aligning its brand messaging across all its territories.  Huboo has grown...

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Long-established IT services firm snapped up by national group for £1m

April 29, 2022
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Long-established IT services firm snapped up by national group for £1m

Yate-based managed IT service provider Orchard Computer Services has been acquired by a national operator in a £1m deal. Orchard, which has been in business for more than 30 years, has built a loyal base of more than 120 active clients mainly in the South West and across a...

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Two senior appointments hand boost to Ultraleap as it engineers further global growth

April 29, 2022
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Two senior appointments hand boost to Ultraleap as it engineers further global growth

Ultraleap, the Bristol-based hand-tracking software pioneer firm, has made two key appointments – with Rowena Innocent joining in the newly created role of senior vice president (SVP) of engineering and Charlotte Laband as General Counsel. The appointments come as Ultraleap looks to scale its world-leading hand tracking and mid-air...

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ICON looking to accelerate its growth in global mobility sector after taking on industry expert

April 26, 2022
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ICON looking to accelerate its growth in global mobility sector after taking on industry expert

Bristol-based tech-focussed investment bank ICON Corporate Finance has hired mobility sector expert Sumeet Pillai. With a background in venture capital, investment banking and corporate development, Sumeet, pictured, has partnered with companies and investors throughout the growth lifecycle from series A and mid-to-late-stage growth to publicly listed companies.  He brings...

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Doing the double in prestigious Queen’s Awards scheme proves child’s play for baby rocker firm

April 22, 2022
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Doing the double in prestigious Queen’s Awards scheme proves child’s play for baby rocker firm

Three firms from the Bristol area have won coveted Queen’s Awards for Enterprise, with one of them – the firm behind the innovative Rockit portable baby rocker – collecting two in different categories. N2M, which trades as Rockit and designs, manufactures and markets sleep aid devices for babies and...

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Free IP advice sessions to be staged by Foot Anstey to mark World Intellectual Property Day

April 21, 2022
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Free IP advice sessions to be staged by Foot Anstey to mark World Intellectual Property Day

The intellectual property (IP) team at law firm Foot Anstey is to mark World Intellectual Property Day next week by offering free 30-minute consultations for businesses worried about IP issues. Lawyers from across the firm’s offices, including Bristol, will be stage the event from 26 April – World IP...

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Major traffic enforcement contract to monitor Bristol’s new Clean Air Zone won by city transport firm

April 21, 2022
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Major traffic enforcement contract to monitor Bristol’s new Clean Air Zone won by city transport firm

Specialist engineering firm SEA has been awarded a major contract for its traffic safety and enforcement system by Bristol City Council as it prepares to launch its Clean Air Zone in September. SEA, which has an office in Bristol, is to instal 49 of its ROADflow Fusion cameras at...

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Bristol Business Blog: Matt Bracher, managing director, Haines Watts Bristol. The tax implications of investing in crypto

April 12, 2022
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Bristol Business Blog: Matt Bracher, managing director, Haines Watts Bristol. The tax implications of investing in crypto

The conversation around investing in what is known as a ‘cryptoasset’ is becoming more popular and high profile. In the UK alone estimates suggest that more than 2m people currently have an investment in cryptocurrencies, such as Bitcoin and Ethereum.  This is certainly a different market in which to...

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Tilney Smith & Williamson Bristol team contribute to guide to the UK for international fintech firms

April 11, 2022
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Tilney Smith & Williamson Bristol team contribute to guide to the UK for international fintech firms

Experts from the Bristol office of accountancy group Tilney Smith & Williamson have joined forces with the Department for International Trade (DIT) to produce a guide to setting up in the UK  for international fintech firms. Called Doing business inthe UK – A guide for fintech businesses, it provides expert...

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Top investors back breastfeeding and early parenthood support app in seed funding round

April 8, 2022
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Top investors back breastfeeding and early parenthood support app in seed funding round

Bristol-based breastfeeding and early parenthood support innovator LatchAid is poised for further growth after closing its seed funding round, taking its total investments to £1m and bringing in some high-profile backers. The fundraising round was led by super angel and former Google UK & Ireland managing director Dan Cobley and...

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