Technology

Downing Street recognition for recently-launched Bristol online store Le Shop

December 6, 2013
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The co-founders of Bristol-based online photography store Le Shop are among a select group of small business owners attending a special event at 10 Downing Street today. Virginia Allwood and Dan Martin were invited as part of celebrations for tomorrow’s Small Business Saturday, which is encouraging the public to...

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Brunel’s original Temple Meads station goes back to the future as platform for Bristol’s innovation

December 2, 2013
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Brunel’s original Temple Meads station goes back to the future as platform for Bristol’s innovation

Bristol’s ambition to be a world-class city for innovation and creativity takes a major leap forward today when Brunel’s original railway station at Temple Meads re-opens as a hi-tech enterprise hub. The Engine Shed, once Bristol’s gateway to the world, has been transformed into a modern centre to spearhead...

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Far-reaching LEP plan puts West of England’s innovation at heart of growth agenda

November 22, 2013
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Far-reaching LEP plan puts West of England’s innovation at heart of growth agenda

An ambitious plan is being drawn up to harness Bristol and the West of England’s creativity and innovation to potentially create more than 100,000 jobs over the next 17 years. The emphasis will be on five key sectors spanning digital to aerospace, and in which the area is already...

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Don’t miss out on the taxman’s generosity over research and development spending

November 15, 2013
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Don’t miss out on the taxman’s generosity over research and development spending

West firms are being advised to check whether they qualify for valuable tax credits under the Government’s research and development (R&D) scheme. West accountancy firm Milsted Langdon, which has an office in Bristol, says many firms are unaware they are eligible for the scheme which increases tax relief against...

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National accolade recognises innovation at Bristol accountants Evans & Partners

November 15, 2013
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National accolade recognises innovation at Bristol accountants Evans & Partners

Bristol accountancy practice Evans & Partners is celebrating after winning the title of Overall Firm of the Year 2013 at the national 2020 Innovation Awards for Accountants. The firm beat 500 firms from across the UK to collect the prestigious award, which recognises “brilliant client service, an innovative approach...

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Bristol’s pioneering robot project to offer glimpse of tomorrow’s world

November 15, 2013
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Bristol’s pioneering robot project to offer glimpse of tomorrow’s world

Young people will get the chance to be creative with computers tomorrow at an event in Bristol aimed at combating the skills shortage in electrical and electronic engineering and computer science. Students from the University of Bristol’s Faculty of Engineering have collaborated with BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT...

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Pioneering collaboration could put Bristol at centre of 3D printing revolution

November 11, 2013
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Pioneering collaboration could put Bristol at centre of 3D printing revolution

Two Bristol firms have joined forces with international tech group Renishaw, based just outside the city, to break new ground in 3D printing, a pioneering process with the potential to revolutionise manufacturing. While 3D printing has been around for some years, because it is not repeatable on a large...

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Robot firm programmed for expansion after landing Santander social enterprise award

November 8, 2013
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Robot firm programmed for expansion after landing Santander social enterprise award

Bristol-based social enterprise Restech has won £10,000 to help fund the expansion of its robotic education workshops. Restech (Robotic Educational Systems and Technology), based at the Bristol & Bath Science Park, provides fun and inspiring workshops to schools and local young people on robotics, computer science and programming. The...

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More growth in the pipeline for CableCom following takeover

November 1, 2013
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More growth in the pipeline for CableCom following takeover

Fast-growing specialist internet and digital media services provider CableCom is preparing for further expansion following its acquisition earlier this week. Independent private equity house Inflexion paid an undisclosed amount for the firm, based near Clevedon, providing an exit for owners ISIS Equity Partners and its management. They had acquired...

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Developer Mubaloo continues its winning streak at app industry awards

October 24, 2013
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Developer Mubaloo continues its winning streak at app industry awards

Bristol-based Mubaloo has claimed the title of App Developer of the Year for the second year running. The fast-growing firm, launched by Bristol serial entrepreneur Mark Mason, won the accolade at the Appsters, the national awards for the burgeoning UK app industry. Mubaloo was also highly commended in the...

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Bristol’s pioneering ‘posh nosh’ takeaway service expands into Bath

October 24, 2013
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Bristol’s pioneering ‘posh nosh’ takeaway service expands into Bath

The revolutionary online service meals.co.uk, which delivers food from upmarket restaurants direct to customer’s homes, is launching in Bath following a year of success in its home city of Bristol. meals.co.uk uses cutting-edge technology, a sophisticated user-friendly website and delivery logistics to allow customers to place orders from their...

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Middle East’s ‘Silicon Valley’ linked with Bristol’s creative and tech sectors

October 23, 2013
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Middle East’s ‘Silicon Valley’ linked with Bristol’s creative and tech sectors

Bristol’s reputation as a centre for creativity and innovation has been recognised through a new technology partnership in the Middle East’s equivalent of Silicon Valley. The UK Jordan Tech Hub was launched in Amman this week to help drive economic growth through a technology and innovation partnership between the...

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Innovation will be key to unlocking Bristol’s bright future, conference hears

October 16, 2013
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Innovation will be key to unlocking Bristol’s bright future, conference hears

Bristol will have a bright economic future if it harnesses the innovation of its key sectors and the talents of its skilled workforce and also markets itself effectively, a major conference heard this week. But it needs to overcome some serious issues, particularly around transport, and it needs to...

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