Technology

California calling for rapid-growth Bristol tech recruiter Paratus People after record year

May 6, 2021
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California calling for rapid-growth Bristol tech recruiter Paratus People after record year

Fast-growing Bristol specialist recruitment firm Paratus People has expanded into the US by opening an office in one of its tech hotspots. The base in Santa Clara, California, the firm’s fourth office opening since it launched just five years ago. It also has bases in Germany, Belgium and The Netherlands. ...

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‘Best UK workplace’ accolade for Xledger as it develops hybrid Bristol tech hub

April 30, 2021
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‘Best UK workplace’ accolade for Xledger as it develops hybrid Bristol tech hub

Xledger, the global cloud-based finance software provider with its UK headquarters in Bristol, has been named as the country’s third best small company to work for. The firm, which has more than 10,000 mid-market customers in 60-plus countries, appears in the 2021 edition of the UK’s Best Workplaces publication. It is...

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From TikTok to AI, the future of publishing to be explored in unique West of England project

April 30, 2021
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From TikTok to AI, the future of publishing to be explored in unique West of England project

A unique research project to explore what publishing means in the 21st century has been launched in the West of England, a region with a long history and reputation for innovation in the industry. The Amplified Publishing project will look at areas as diverse as children’s animation, gaming, social inclusion,...

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Marked turnaround in optimism among the region’s small business as lockdown eases

April 28, 2021
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Marked turnaround in optimism among the region’s small business as lockdown eases

Small business confidence has staged a dramatic recovery in the South West, according to the results of a new survey, as firms look head to life after lockdown. The latest quarterly survey by the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB), conducted among its members last month, reveals levels of optimism...

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Bristol Business Blog: Helen Bassett and Mo Salim, Smith & Williamson. Will RPA change the future of outsourcing?

April 26, 2021
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Being tied down with day-to-day administration can be frustrating, particularly when you would rather be developing your business. Whether you are a busy finance director or an entrepreneur growing a business, keeping your accounting and compliance requirements on track is essential to your success. Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) can...

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Bristol Business Manifesto calls on next mayor to tackle city’s ‘deep inequalities’

April 23, 2021
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Bristol Business Manifesto calls on next mayor to tackle city’s ‘deep inequalities’

Candidates standing to be the next Mayor of Bristol have been issued with a ‘business challenge’ to ensure the voice of local firms remain central to the election campaign. Bristol Chamber of Commerce & Initiative at Business West has produced the manifesto for the contenders in the race for...

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£1.2m investment for Bristol firm looking to plug into the power of graphene to boost battery life

April 23, 2021
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£1.2m investment for Bristol firm looking to plug into the power of graphene to boost battery life

Anaphite, the Bristol-based firm launched by two university graduates to look at ways of exploiting the potential of graphene in batteries, has raised £1.2m to step up its innovative work. The firm, founded by scientists Sam Burrow and Alexander Hewitt after they left university, has already developed techniques to...

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Pair of pioneering Bristol businesses land places among top UK tech firms of the future

April 23, 2021
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Pair of pioneering Bristol businesses land places among top UK tech firms of the future

Two innovative Bristol businesses have been named among the UK’s top fast-growth tech firms. Hand-tracking software pioneer Ultraleap and cybersecurity scale-up Immersive Labs are included in the 22 companies joining the Future Fifty programme, Europe’s leading growth programme for late-stage UK tech scale-ups.  Ultraleap, which launched in 2013 and today...

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Register now for Bristol Business News’ free webinar: A Brave New World

April 23, 2021
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Register now for Bristol Business News’ free webinar: A Brave New World

Time is running out to register for Bristol Business News’ exclusive webinar aimed at helping business owners and leaders thrive during these uncertain time. Staged with business development and growth consultants Tinderbox , Brave New World – Leading Through Uncertainty will be a one-hour interactive and thought-provoking presentation. It takes place next...

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TLT helps secure £370k seed funding for Bristol pioneering greentech start-up

April 22, 2021
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TLT helps secure £370k seed funding for Bristol pioneering greentech start-up

University of Bristol spin-out Albotherm, which is developing green technologies for the agriculture and buildings sector, has been advised by law firm TLT on its £370,000 seed investment round. The funding will help Albotherm tackle climate change by fuelling the development of its Variable Shading System, a glass coating...

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Business development executives join R&D tax firm Access2Funding to boost its Bristol team

April 22, 2021
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Research and development tax specialist Access2Funding has grown its Bristol team with the addition of two business development executives. The arrival of Gary Standen and Tracey Kovacs takes the team to five,  including two writers and a tax specialist. Merseyside-headquartered Access2Funding has become one of the UK’s fastest-growing R&D...

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Free digital support for family firms to future proof them for the next generation

April 21, 2021
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Free digital support for family firms to future proof them for the next generation

Family-owned firms based in Bristol can get free advice and support on using digital technology to improve and streamline their business processes. The three-month programme, called Evolve Digital, will enable family businesses to identify key areas such as moving into online sales, electronic invoicing or working remotely the where...

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Brightpearl shines in coveted business awards turnaround category

April 16, 2021
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Brightpearl shines in coveted business awards turnaround category

Bouncing back from near failure to a £12m-plus turnover in four years has earnt Bristol-based retail management software firm Brightpearl a prestigious national award. The firm, which supplies some of the world’s biggest retail brands, triumphed in the ‘Best Business Turnaround’ category in the Management Today Awards.  Winners in...

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