Technology

Burges Salmon rail and automotive sector expert joins Osborne Clarke

January 11, 2019
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Burges Salmon rail and automotive sector expert joins Osborne Clarke

International legal practice Osborne Clarke has boosted its Bristol office with the appointment of transport and automotive partner Ed Barratt from city rival Burges Salmon. Ed, pictured, who has spent his entire career at Burges Salmon since qualifying in 2004, will join the transport and automotive sector as part...

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Fourth space contract for SCISYS as new focus on EU orders takes off

January 10, 2019
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Fourth space contract for SCISYS as new focus on EU orders takes off

SCISYS Deutschland, the German arm of the specialist IT group SCISYS, has landed its fourth space-related contract in as many weeks. The latest deal, with an anticipated contract value of €2.8m (£2.5m), has come from long-term customer the European Space Agency (ESA).  SCISYS, which has a base in Bristol...

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Chance for firms to shape future of skills in the region as shortages begin to hit

January 4, 2019
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Chance for firms to shape future of skills in the region as shortages begin to hit

Bristol firms are being urged to take part in the region’s largest survey on skills shortages as the issue once again becomes one of the most critical factors for the West of England economy’s continued success. The survey – conducted by Business West, the region’s largest business organisation –...

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Unique chance for anyone working in automation to take part in pioneering creative tech project

January 3, 2019
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Unique chance for anyone working in automation to take part in pioneering creative tech project

A groundbreaking project supporting the expansion of creative technology in the West of England is seeking people working in the field of automation to apply for one of 24 paid fellowships. The South West Creative Technology Network (SWCTN), a £6.5m government-backed initiative led by UWE Bristol in partnership with...

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Leading European additive manufacturing industry role for Renishaw manager

January 3, 2019
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Leading European additive manufacturing industry role for Renishaw manager

A senior manager at South Gloucestershire-based global engineering group Renishaw is playing a key role in shaping the future of Europe’s advanced manufacturing industry after being appointed to chair a new committee. Stewart Lane, pictured, is leading the Additive Manufacturing (AM) committee of CECIMO, the European trade body representing...

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SCISYS says Brexit-driven HQ move has paid off as it lands EU-funded space contracts

January 2, 2019
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SCISYS says Brexit-driven HQ move has paid off as it lands EU-funded space contracts

Specialist IT group SCISYS, which last year moved its parent company from the UK to Ireland to protect EU-funded work, has ended 2018 and started 2019 by winning four multi-million pound contracts. The group, which has a base in Bristol and whose expertise spans transport, defence, media and space,...

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Bristol investors back pioneering young persons’ mental health app following move to city

December 21, 2018
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Bristol investors back pioneering young persons’ mental health app following move to city

A peer support social network that helps young people struggling with mental health issues has attracted funding of £390,000 from Bristol investors to expand its pioneering work after relocating to the city. Talklife founder Jamie Druitt’s personal experience inspired him to create the app, which tackles issues such as...

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Bristol Initiative marks 30 years with look back at its achievements – and look ahead at new challenges

December 21, 2018
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Bristol Initiative marks 30 years with look back at its achievements – and look ahead at new challenges

More than 150 business, community and civic leaders gathered to celebrate 30 years of the Bristol, Bath and West of England Initiative and hear how it has helped shape the region’s economic and cultural landscape over three decades. The Initiative, which sits at the heart of Business West, was...

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Outsourced IT firm’s Bristol office brings founder back to home city

December 21, 2018
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Outsourced IT firm’s Bristol office brings founder back to home city

Outsourced IT support firm NewGen IT has opened a base in Bristol following a period of significant growth. The firm, which has been operating out of a converted stable in Northamptonshire for the last five years, decided to open its second office in Bristol as founder and technical director...

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SCISYS general council joins group’s board as executive director

December 20, 2018
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SCISYS general council joins group’s board as executive director

SCISYS, the specialist IT group with a base in Bristol, has appointed Natasha Laird to its board as an executive director and general counsel with immediate effect. Natasha, pictured, joined the Chippenham-headquartered group as general counsel in 2014 and has been company secretary since September 2016. She is the...

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Gift card service presents opportunity for retailers to boost Christmas sales

December 18, 2018
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Gift card service presents opportunity for retailers to boost Christmas sales

An online gift card developed by Bristol-based eCommerce firm Koan is helping more than 3,000 retailers build sales this Christmas. Koan, which is based at UWE’s Future Space tech and health innovation hub, developed Gift Up! last year to allow retailers to use on their own websites to quickly...

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Bristol’s Bloodhound supersonic car project rescued by entrepreneur

December 17, 2018
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Bristol’s Bloodhound supersonic car project rescued by entrepreneur

A Yorkshire-based entrepreneur has stepped in to save Bristol’s Bloodhound supersonic car project days after it was axed by administrators. Ian Warhurst, owner of Barnsley car parts firm Melett, has bought the assets and business of the Avonmouth-based project – which had hoped to set a world land vehicle...

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£2m funding for tech start-up aiming for quantum leap in digital security

December 14, 2018
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£2m funding for tech start-up aiming for quantum leap in digital security

Pioneering Bristol start-up KETS has raised investment of more than £2m to develop a range of future-proof digital security technologies capable of protecting huge amounts of essential data. The University of Bristol spin-out aims to become the digital security operating system, protecting digital information and critical infrastructure.  While quantum...

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