Technology

Conference will offer chance for firms to tap into nuclear sector’s growth

September 14, 2018
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Conference will offer chance for firms to tap into nuclear sector’s growth

Bristol companies will gain an insight into doing business in the nuclear sector in the UK and overseas at a major conference to be staged in the city next week. The Nuclear South West Annual Conference will focus on collaboration in the industry and important international links – with...

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Bristol office opened by fast-growing regional strategic consulting firm

September 14, 2018
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Bristol office opened by fast-growing regional strategic consulting firm

Strategic consulting firm Whitecap Consulting is to open an office in Bristol in its latest phase of its regional expansion. Whitecap, which was established in 2012, helps clients typically located outside London analyse, develop and implement growth strategies.  Headquartered in Leeds, the firm expanded last year into the North...

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Funding for firm harnessing Artificial Intelligence to revolutionise learning

September 14, 2018
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Funding for firm harnessing Artificial Intelligence to revolutionise learning

A business using Artificial Intelligence to develop new methods of teaching and learning has received £150,000 in equity funding from the Bristol Private Equity Club. Fluence, a member of the globally-acclaimed SETsquared business accelerator in Bristol, has also appointed Bristol Private Equity Club member Jez Williams as chairman, giving...

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Senior associate promotion bolsters Ashfords’ Bristol tech team

September 14, 2018
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Senior associate promotion bolsters Ashfords’ Bristol tech team

Regional law firm Ashfords has promoted Suzie Miles, a solicitor in its Bristol technology team, to senior associate. Suzie Miles, pictured, is an expert in IT and technology including software licensing, IT outsourcing, e-commerce and information security. She advises on drafting and negotiating commercial/IT contracts for bespoke software development,...

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Bristol expertise helps cutting-edge cyber security firm raise £3.5m

September 13, 2018
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cybsafe

Bristol-based advisers at accountancy group Smith & Williamson and law firm Thrings have advised cyber security software firm CybSafe on a £3.5m fundraising. CybSafe, based in London’s Canary Wharf, is an award-winning cloud-based platform which raises awareness of cyber security in organisations through learning materials, risk assessments and analytics....

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New South West regional chair sought by Institute of Directors

September 10, 2018
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IOD

The Institute of Directors (IoD) is seeking a new South West chair to represent its 5,000 members across the region. Current chair Nick Sturge, pictured, who is director of Bristol innovation hub Engine Shed, steps down in January after the standard three years in the role.  The voluntary, unpaid...

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Tech ‘super-cluster’ report names Bristol as sixth biggest in Europe

September 7, 2018
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Tech ‘super-cluster’ report names Bristol as sixth biggest in Europe

Bristol has been placed among Europe’s top 10 tech ‘super clusters’ in a table that ranks it above Cambridge, Cologne and Vienna. The city appears at number six in the table based in research from global real estate adviser CBRE.  The report EMEA Tech Cities: Opportunities in Technology Hotspots,...

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Multi-million pound project to power-up Bristol’s creative tech sector to international status

September 7, 2018
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Multi-million pound project to power-up Bristol’s creative tech sector to international status

Bristol and the West of England’s reputation as a centre of excellence in the creative technology sector is to get a multi-million pound boost from a collaborative programme that involves the city’s two universities. The project will support and build on the world-class work already taking place in the...

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Report forecasts £27bn economic impact of University of Bristol-backed SETsquared incubator

August 31, 2018
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Report forecasts £27bn economic impact of University of Bristol-backed SETsquared incubator

The University of Bristol-backed SETsquared Partnership, the world’s No 1 business incubator, is forecast to contribute nearly £27bn to the UK economy and create more than 22,000 jobs over the next 12 years. According to independent research by Warwick Economics and Development (WECD), SETsquared has already boosted the economy...

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Unique list that identifies South West’s top disrupters back for second year

August 24, 2018
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Unique list that identifies South West’s top disrupters back for second year

A project that identifies the 25 most disruptive firms in the South West is to return for a second year. Disrupt South West recognises innovative ventures with headquarters in the region which hold the greatest potential to influence, change or create new markets. Bristol firms dominated the inaugural list last...

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Bristol chemistry firm pioneering diabetes treatment acquired in potential $800m deal

August 17, 2018
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Bristol chemistry firm pioneering diabetes treatment acquired in potential $800m deal

Pioneering Bristol firm Ziylo has been bought by global healthcare company Novo Nordisk in a deal which could be worth around $800m (£628m) and could also trigger a breakthrough in the treatment of diabetes. A spin-out company from the University of Bristol, Ziylo will use the funds from the...

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Burges Salmon plugs into latest legal sector tech to drive innovation and enhance client service

August 17, 2018
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Burges-Salmon

Bristol-headquartered national law firm Burges Salmon has boosted the way it uses the latest legal sector technology to improve its service to clients with the appointment of two innovation specialists. It has also subscribed to two leading document analytic providers – joining an ever-growing number of law firms to...

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Women’s Tech Hub gears up for growth after signing up ALD Automotive as first partner

August 17, 2018
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Women’s Tech Hub gears up for growth after signing up ALD Automotive as first partner

Bristol-based vehicle leasing firm ALD Automotive has become the first business to partner with the city’s Women’s Tech Hub and Women’s Tech Jobs. The hub’s mission is to create a support system for women in technology, focusing on practical strategies such as mentoring and confidence boosting. It launched Women’s...

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