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High salaries put Bristol in UK top 10 for digital career opportunities

February 1, 2019
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High salaries put Bristol in UK top 10 for digital career opportunities

Bristol has been named as the fifth best UK regional city for digital careers, in a survey that took into account factors ranging from the strength of the digital economy and average salaries to the price of a pint. The Digital Cities Ranking, compiled by recruitment group Monster.co.uk, highlights...

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More success for SETsquared Bristol – with diversity as well as investment levels increasing

February 1, 2019
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More success for SETsquared Bristol – with diversity as well as investment levels increasing

Fledgling firms based in SETsquared Bristol – part of the global number one network of university-backed incubators – created more than 1,000 jobs and raised a combined £82.1m last year, new figures show. The 80-plus active members of the incubator based in Bristol’s Engine Shed enterprise hub also collectively...

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Investors looking to help take pioneering Bristol games developer to next level

February 1, 2019
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Investors looking to help take pioneering Bristol games developer to next level

Bristol independent games developer Auroch Digital is poised for strong growth and the launch of two highly original games after receiving funding from a group of private investors in the city. Bristol Private Equity Club’s £200,000 investment in the firm, based in the Bristol Games Hub in Stokes Croft, coincides with...

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Recognition for Bristol is Open MD in Smart City award shortlisting

February 1, 2019
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Recognition for Bristol is Open MD in Smart City award shortlisting

Bristol is Open managing director Julie Snell has been chosen as a finalist for this year’s Smart City Leader of the Year award, reflecting Bristol’s position at the cutting edge of innovation in connectivity. Julie, pictured, was selected as one of six finalists by the team at Smart Cities...

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UWE launches £1m scheme for Bristol small firms to plug into the power of robotics

February 1, 2019
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UWE launches £1m scheme for Bristol small firms to plug into the power of robotics

Small and medium-sized firms thinking of incorporating robotics and smart automation in their business have the opportunity to try out their ideas under a £1m scheme launched by UWE Bristol. The SABRE Programme, which is based at the Bristol Robotics Laboratory (BRL) on UWE’s Frenchay Campus, will link businesses...

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LEP vows to use search for new board members to address its gender imbalance

January 31, 2019
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LEP vows to use search for new board members to address its gender imbalance

The organisation tasked with helping shape the economic future of the West of England is hoping to attract more businesswomen to join its board to go some way to address its major gender imbalance. Out of the West of England Local Enterprise Partnership’s (LEP) 18 board members, just two...

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Coveted IoD South West Director of the Year Awards launched with two new categories

January 31, 2019
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Coveted IoD South West Director of the Year Awards launched with two new categories

Business leaders in Bristol are being encouraged to enter one of the region’s top award schemes for recognising excellence and enterprise in the boardroom. The Institute of Directors’ (IoD) South West Director of the Year Awards 2019 champion outstanding leaders and entrepreneurs and focus UK-wide attention on success in the region....

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Bristol scale-ups selected for unique UK-wide growth acceleration programme

January 25, 2019
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Bristol scale-ups selected for unique UK-wide growth acceleration programme

Two Bristol tech firms are among 30 fast-growth UK businesses chosen to take part in a prestigious programme aimed at accelerating their expansion. BookingLive, the UK’s number one online booking and reservation platform, and Immersive Labs, the cyber security firm founded by a former GCHQ researcher, were selected for...

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Ashfords celebrates major rise in transactions during 2018 as it strengthens lead role in tech deals

January 25, 2019
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Ashfords celebrates major rise in transactions during 2018 as it strengthens lead role in tech deals

The value of transactions completed by dealmakers at South West law firm Ashfords has jumped by a third over the past 12 months. The firm completed deals totalling more than £900m in 2018, an increase of £320m over the previous year. Transactions included investments, re-financing and share transfers.  The...

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Ordnance Survey maps out partnership with Engine Shed to boost Bristol’s tech start-ups

January 25, 2019
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Ordnance Survey maps out partnership with Engine Shed to boost Bristol’s tech start-ups

Bristol tech start-ups will be able to receive specialist advice and guidance under a new partnership between the city’s Engine Shed enterprise hub and Ordnance Survey’s Geovation support initiative. Geovation, which focuses on advancing geotech and proptech businesses, is offering start-ups that are members of Engine Shed and its...

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Buoyant SCISYS says it has ‘mitigated Brexit risks’ with parent company move to Ireland

January 25, 2019
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Buoyant SCISYS says it has ‘mitigated Brexit risks’ with parent company move to Ireland

A flurry of new business won by its space division in December gave specialist IT and software group SCISYS a better-than-expected end to 2018, it said in a trading update today. The Chippenham-headquartered group landed a series of contract wins with an aggregate value of £23m during the month....

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$8m funding for cyber security innovator using gaming techniques to fight real-life attacks

January 18, 2019
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$8m funding for cyber security innovator using gaming techniques to fight real-life attacks

Immersive Labs, the Bristol cyber security firm founded by a former GCHQ researcher, has raised $8m (£6.2m) to further develop its innovative training system that uses computer game techniques to fight real-life threats. The skills platform, which is already used for complex cyber security training by clients such as engineering...

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Immediate past success presents Future Space tech hub with bright outlook

January 18, 2019
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Immediate past success presents Future Space tech hub with bright outlook

Future Space, the science and tech hub at UWE’s Frenchay Campus, generated nearly £5m during its successful second year in operation, according to its latest annual review. The centre, which is managed by Oxford Innovation, had an occupancy rate of 69% – significantly higher than the original business plan...

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