Technology

Bristol to be base for world-class digital and data charity following merger

December 14, 2018
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Two Bristol-based not-for-profit organisations are to merge to form a powerhouse of world-leading expertise in digital and data technology. Jisc is the UK’s technology solutions organisation for higher and further education while Eduserv specialises in digital transformation in local government, public bodies, healthcare, charities, higher education and emergency services. ...

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Prestigious Saïd Business School contract win for digital agency

December 14, 2018
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Prestigious Saïd Business School contract win for digital agency

Bristol-based digital agency Microserve has won a competitive tender for a three-year web development contract with Oxford University’s internationally recognised Saïd Business School. The Drupal expert consultancy will work alongside the business school’s in-house team on all digital design, user experience and strategy work.  Microserve will also help shape...

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£35m investment to put Bristol firm’s innovative ‘virtual-touch’ tech on world stage

December 7, 2018
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£35m investment to put Bristol firm’s innovative ‘virtual-touch’ tech on world stage

Bristol-based Ultrahaptics, the world leader in mid-air touch technology, is poised for further growth after completing a £35m Series C round of investment. The funding will enable the University of Bristol spin-out to further develop and commercialise its revolutionary ‘haptic’ technology into new markets. The new funding was led by...

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Armadillo CRM tastes victory in direct marketing awards for its McDonald’s Monopoly Wiiiin! game

December 5, 2018
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Armadillo CRM tastes victory in direct marketing awards for its McDonald’s Monopoly Wiiiin! game

A campaign for fast-food giant McDonald’s based on the board game Monopoly has landed Bristol-based customer relationship marketing agency Armadillo Gold at the direct marketing industry’s top awards.  Armadillo’s Monopoly Wiiiin! email campaign had unprecedented results for the brand in the channel, encouraging an incremental 400,000 players to the...

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New awareness and training project aims to plug region’s cyber security skills gap

November 30, 2018
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New awareness and training project aims to plug region’s cyber security skills gap

The shortage of workers in Bristol and the West of England with cyber skills is to be addressed through a major new scheme to be launched next week. Called Do Cyber, it will help raise awareness, create and deliver opportunities for young people so they can develop the necessary...

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Creative and tech sectors collaborate to stage Digital Cities Bristol

November 23, 2018
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Creative and tech sectors collaborate to stage Digital Cities Bristol

Bristol businesses can get free training in the latest digital skills during a series of workshops, talks and panel discussions put on by the BBC and creative industry partners. Digital Cities Bristol 2018 next week will bring together businesses and organisations with more than 30 events, including interactive VR experiences...

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$13m fintech deal handled by Ashfords for back office disrupter

November 23, 2018
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$13m fintech deal handled by Ashfords for back office disrupter

Lawyers from the Bristol office of regional firm Ashfords have helped advise an innovative fintech business on a $13m (£10m) investment. London-based Form3 provides cloud-based connectivity, payment processing, clearing and settlement services for clients, including a wide range of regulated financial institutions such as banks, non-bank financial institutions and...

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UWE, NatWest and Foot Anstey team up to launch funding and support scheme for scale-ups

November 23, 2018
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UWE, NatWest and Foot Anstey team up to launch funding and support scheme for scale-ups

West of England businesses with ambitious growth plans will be able to get grant funding and relevant, high-quality support and training under a new programme launched by UWE Bristol, NatWest and regional law firm Foot Anstey. S4G (Scale Up 4 Growth) is open to businesses in any sector that...

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Silicon Valley veteran brings passion for tech to ambitious Bristol CRM agency Armadillo

November 16, 2018
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Silicon Valley veteran brings passion for tech to ambitious Bristol CRM agency Armadillo

A former advisor to Google and Amazon has joined Bristol specialist customer CRM (customer relationship marketing) agency Armadillo as a non-executive director. Ann Hiatt, pictured, a Silicon Valley veteran of 15 years, previously worked directly alongside Eric Schmidt and Jeff Bezos – the founders and CEOs of Google and Amazon respectively. ...

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Human rights award for former UWE law student now working on Cambridge Analytica data case

November 16, 2018
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Human rights award for former UWE law student now working on Cambridge Analytica data case

A graduate from the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) has been named Human Rights Lawyer of the Year by the Law Society. Ravi Naik was awarded the accolade by the representative body for solicitors in England and Wales for his role in the high-profile Cambridge Analytica...

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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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