Technology

Bristol punches above its weight in UK inward investment league table

June 9, 2014
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Bristol punches above its weight in UK inward investment league table

Bristol is one of the UK’s most successful cities for attracting foreign direct investment (FDI) and is helping the South West outperform most other regions in a highly-competitive market, according to new research published today. Bristol is ranked sixth in a list of leading UK cities in global accountants...

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Royal recognition for Bristol’s tech pioneers with Buckingham Palace reception

June 6, 2014
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Royal recognition for Bristol’s tech pioneers with Buckingham Palace reception

A group of Bristol’s leading tech entrepreneurs will visit Buckingham Palace on Monday for a special reception with the royal family to recognise the sector’s powerful economic contribution. The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh will be joined at the event by The Duke of Cambridge, The Duke of...

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Bristol Business Blog. Paul Wilson, LEP. We’re leading the way, but is the Government keeping up?

June 6, 2014
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Bristol Business Blog. Paul Wilson, LEP. We’re leading the way, but is the Government keeping up?

By Paul Wilson, chief executive, West of England Local Enterprise Partnership Bristol is on a roll. It’s the best place to live in the country. The 100,000 people who engaged in the art of sliding down Park Street sparked a national debate on modernising city centre management. Bristol Food...

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Law firm Temple Bright continues expansion and unveils Infectious film

June 6, 2014
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Law firm Temple Bright continues expansion and unveils Infectious film

Innovative Bristol law firm Temple Bright is continuing its expansion with the addition of two more City lawyers to its team in London. The firm now has a total of 24 partners, eight of them based in the London office. Its partners have worked in a range of leading...

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Bristol Business Blog: Nick Sturge, SETsquared Bristol. Why it’s vital to get the Chairman Thing right

Bristol Business Blog: Nick Sturge, SETsquared Bristol. Why it’s vital to get the Chairman Thing right

By Nick Sturge, centre director, SETsquared Bristol Having worked with nearly 300 high-tech start-up businesses – some for just an hour, some for several years – and having done a start-up myself, I've watched, very carefully, how leadership develops and evolves over the life of a start-up. I am...

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New venture capital fund to target Bristol’s burgeoning small tech firms

May 27, 2014
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New venture capital fund to target Bristol’s burgeoning small tech firms

A new fund focusing on investing in the Bristol area’s early stage tech businesses is to be launched by Technology Venture Partners, a new independent venture capital fund manager based in the city. Technology Venture Partners is to start the fund to run alongside YFM Equity Partners’ closed South...

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Space order intake lifts SciSys’ outlook at AGM but shares lose height

May 23, 2014
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Space order intake lifts SciSys’ outlook at AGM but shares lose height

Shares in West specialist software and IT group SciSys, best known for its work in the space sector, dipped on Thursday despite it issuing an upbeat statement at its AGM. The group, which has an office in Bristol and supplies highly-complex systems to the global space, defence and media...

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Green Capital Bristol can take centre stage in global debate on future shape of cities

May 23, 2014
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Green Capital Bristol can take centre stage in global debate on future shape of cities

Bristol can be a lightning rod for a global debate on the look and shape of the city of the future as it prepares for its role next year as Europe’s green capital. Its year in the international spotlight can also help it shape future thinking about what makes...

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Global mobile tech firm to set up Bristol development base

May 15, 2014
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Global mobile tech firm to set up Bristol development base

The world’s largest independent mobile solutions company Somo has chosen Bristol to set up a specialist engineering centre, adding to the city's growing reputation as a hub for technology and innovation. The base, one of the first of its kind, will focus on developing licensed mobile products and platforms....

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Seven Bristol directors in the running for coveted IoD regional awards

May 13, 2014
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Seven Bristol directors in the running for coveted IoD regional awards

Seven directors running businesses based in and around Bristol have been shortlisted for the prestigious Institute of Directors (IoD) regional awards, which celebrate excellence in the boardroom. Nick Sturge, co-founder of the enterprise hub The Engine Shed, Julia Clarke, chief executive of Bristol Community Health, Griff Holland and Ed...

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Star role in space exploration project for West IT group SciSys

May 13, 2014
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Star role in space exploration project for West IT group SciSys

Specialist software and IT group SciSys has landed a €1.2m (£980,000) contract to work on the next generation of planetary rovers and robots for future space missions. The group, which has an office in Bristol and whose roots are in the space industry, is to work with the European...

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US cloud giant’s title challenge helps Bristol tech firm Desynit do the double

May 9, 2014
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US cloud giant’s title challenge helps Bristol tech firm Desynit do the double

Bristol-based business technology firm Desynit employee Simon Lawrence has been awarded the title of Most Valued Professional (MVP) by US cloud technology giant Salesforce.com – one of only 8 in the UK and 32 worldwide. Remarkably, he is the second of Desynit’s 12-strong team to become an MVP and...

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South African finance giant snaps up innovative Bristol firm behind game-changing money advice app

May 9, 2014
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South African finance giant snaps up innovative Bristol firm behind game-changing money advice app

Bristol firm Yourwealth.co.uk, which harnessed technology to make it easy for individuals to manage their money, has been acquired by a major South African financial services group just a year after it launched its first product. The rapidly fast growing firm, a virtual member of the University of Bristol’s...

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