Technology

Leading European additive manufacturing industry role for Renishaw manager

January 3, 2019
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Leading European additive manufacturing industry role for Renishaw manager

A senior manager at South Gloucestershire-based global engineering group Renishaw is playing a key role in shaping the future of Europe’s advanced manufacturing industry after being appointed to chair a new committee. Stewart Lane, pictured, is leading the Additive Manufacturing (AM) committee of CECIMO, the European trade body representing...

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SCISYS says Brexit-driven HQ move has paid off as it lands EU-funded space contracts

January 2, 2019
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SCISYS says Brexit-driven HQ move has paid off as it lands EU-funded space contracts

Specialist IT group SCISYS, which last year moved its parent company from the UK to Ireland to protect EU-funded work, has ended 2018 and started 2019 by winning four multi-million pound contracts. The group, which has a base in Bristol and whose expertise spans transport, defence, media and space,...

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Bristol investors back pioneering young persons’ mental health app following move to city

December 21, 2018
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Bristol investors back pioneering young persons’ mental health app following move to city

A peer support social network that helps young people struggling with mental health issues has attracted funding of £390,000 from Bristol investors to expand its pioneering work after relocating to the city. Talklife founder Jamie Druitt’s personal experience inspired him to create the app, which tackles issues such as...

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Bristol Initiative marks 30 years with look back at its achievements – and look ahead at new challenges

December 21, 2018
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Bristol Initiative marks 30 years with look back at its achievements – and look ahead at new challenges

More than 150 business, community and civic leaders gathered to celebrate 30 years of the Bristol, Bath and West of England Initiative and hear how it has helped shape the region’s economic and cultural landscape over three decades. The Initiative, which sits at the heart of Business West, was...

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Outsourced IT firm’s Bristol office brings founder back to home city

December 21, 2018
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Outsourced IT firm’s Bristol office brings founder back to home city

Outsourced IT support firm NewGen IT has opened a base in Bristol following a period of significant growth. The firm, which has been operating out of a converted stable in Northamptonshire for the last five years, decided to open its second office in Bristol as founder and technical director...

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SCISYS general council joins group’s board as executive director

December 20, 2018
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SCISYS general council joins group’s board as executive director

SCISYS, the specialist IT group with a base in Bristol, has appointed Natasha Laird to its board as an executive director and general counsel with immediate effect. Natasha, pictured, joined the Chippenham-headquartered group as general counsel in 2014 and has been company secretary since September 2016. She is the...

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Gift card service presents opportunity for retailers to boost Christmas sales

December 18, 2018
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Gift card service presents opportunity for retailers to boost Christmas sales

An online gift card developed by Bristol-based eCommerce firm Koan is helping more than 3,000 retailers build sales this Christmas. Koan, which is based at UWE’s Future Space tech and health innovation hub, developed Gift Up! last year to allow retailers to use on their own websites to quickly...

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Bristol’s Bloodhound supersonic car project rescued by entrepreneur

December 17, 2018
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Bristol’s Bloodhound supersonic car project rescued by entrepreneur

A Yorkshire-based entrepreneur has stepped in to save Bristol’s Bloodhound supersonic car project days after it was axed by administrators. Ian Warhurst, owner of Barnsley car parts firm Melett, has bought the assets and business of the Avonmouth-based project – which had hoped to set a world land vehicle...

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£2m funding for tech start-up aiming for quantum leap in digital security

December 14, 2018
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£2m funding for tech start-up aiming for quantum leap in digital security

Pioneering Bristol start-up KETS has raised investment of more than £2m to develop a range of future-proof digital security technologies capable of protecting huge amounts of essential data. The University of Bristol spin-out aims to become the digital security operating system, protecting digital information and critical infrastructure.  While quantum...

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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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