Technology

‘Rising Star’ accolade for Bristol tech start-up on a mission to help small firms tackle climate change

February 26, 2021
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‘Rising Star’ accolade for Bristol tech start-up on a mission to help small firms tackle climate change

Bristol start-up Spherics, whose innovative platform helps small firms measure, mitigate and manage their environmental impact, has been named as one of the rising stars of the UK tech sector. Spherics’ accessible tool for environmental reporting and management fills a gap in the market, empowering small businesses to monitor...

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Bristol & Bath’s emerging fintech cluster key to powering UK ahead in rapid-growth sector

February 26, 2021
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Bristol & Bath’s emerging fintech cluster key to powering UK ahead in rapid-growth sector

The Bristol and Bath region has been named as one of the UK’s emerging fintech clusters with the potential to help develop further the country’s status as a global powerhouse for the fast-growth sector. The region – already the UK’s leading tech cluster outside London – features among the top...

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Event: Chance to hear how women are succeeding in global eCommerce in the age of Covid

February 25, 2021
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Event: Chance to hear how women are succeeding in global eCommerce in the age of Covid

Bristol businesses will be able to learn how to boost their online overseas sales from successful women in eCommerce, including a city-based lingerie entrepreneur, at a virtual conference next week. The free ‘Women in Global eCommerce’ event on Tuesday is being hosted by the Department for International Trade (DIT)...

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Business groups call for more support for firms after Johnson unveils roadmap out of lockdown

February 22, 2021
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Business groups call for more support for firms after Johnson unveils roadmap out of lockdown

The South West’s largest business organisation has said many of its members will be “disappointed” with the government’s roadmap for taking England out of national lockdown. Business West, which runs Bristol Chamber of Commerce, said following Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s statement in the House of Commons on Monday the...

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Bristol pharmacy software pioneer unveils prescription to shake up veterinary sector

February 19, 2021
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Bristol pharmacy software pioneer unveils prescription to shake up veterinary sector

Invatech Health, the Bristol-based specialist software firm revolutionising the pharmacy sector with its pioneering technology, is aiming to do the same for the UK veterinary market. It is setting up a new distribution service to dispense animal prescriptions issued by vets in collaboration with a second firm, MWI Animal...

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Zap-Map en route for further growth after appointing experienced board members

February 17, 2021
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Zap-Map, the Bristol-based electric vehicle mapping service, has strengthened its senior leadership team by appointing an interim CEO and commercial director as it charts further rapid growth. Richard Bourne, pictured, joins the firm, majority owned by renewable energy group Good Energy, in the interim CEO role and work alongside...

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New round of grants available for Bristol firms financially impacted by Covid restrictions

February 12, 2021
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New round of grants available for Bristol firms financially impacted by Covid restrictions

Bristol firms hit by Covid-19 restrictions can apply for financial assistance through a new round of discretionary business grants – but should be quick as funding is limited. The pay outs are specifically for businesses that have been severely financially impacted by restrictions during the city’s Tier 2, Tier...

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Media innovators sought for unique programme exploring future of publishing

February 12, 2021
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Media innovators sought for unique programme exploring future of publishing

Bristol media firms looking at ways of engaging with emerging tech can apply for funding under a scheme designed to explore future content creation and distribution. The Amplified Publishing Pathfinder project offers funding ranging from £5,000 each for six industry partners to £12,000 each for six fellowships to give...

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One Big Circle on track for more growth after securing place on transport industry scheme

February 12, 2021
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One Big Circle on track for more growth after securing place on transport industry scheme

Bristol-based ‘intelligent video’ innovator One Big Circle has been selected to take part in a national programme linking tech scale-ups with the UK’s largest transport firms. The firm, which already supplies its cutting-edge technology to Network Rail, Transport for Wales and Siemens, is one of just nine taking part in...

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University of Bristol internship scheme relaunched to help Covid-hit small firms

February 10, 2021
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University of Bristol internship scheme relaunched to help Covid-hit small firms

Small firms impacted by the coronavirus pandemic can apply for one of 100 fully funded internships in a scheme run by the University of Bristol. The university hopes the £125,000 scheme, which it is funding partly from alumni donations, will help struggling businesses while also giving students vital work experience.  The...

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Bid for controversial Bristol ‘freeport’ goes to government with cross-party support

February 5, 2021
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Bid for controversial Bristol ‘freeport’ goes to government with cross-party support

Turning a huge site at Avonmouth and Severnside into one of a new generation of ‘freeports’ could give Bristol’s economy a massive post-pandemic boost and create up to 50,000 jobs, it was claimed today. The West of England Combined Authority (WECA), which includes Bristol City Council, today officially submitted...

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SETsquared Bristol firms secure investments worth £40m despite Covid slowing down funding

February 5, 2021
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SETsquared Bristol firms secure investments worth £40m despite Covid slowing down funding

Businesses based at SETsquared Bristol, the city’s acclaimed incubator, last year attracted investments worth a total of £40.2m – equivalent to more than 10% of the total raised by the South West region for the third year in a row. The achievement came despite the region’s investment market slowing...

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Financial injection for cutting-edge pharmacy software as pandemic uncovers sector’s outdated methods

February 4, 2021
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Financial injection for cutting-edge pharmacy software as pandemic uncovers sector’s outdated methods

Bristol-based specialist software firm Invatech Health has received another financial shot in the arm as it looks to revolutionise the pharmacy sector with its pioneering technology. The firm has been awarded £900,000 award from the government-backed Innovate UK agency under a competitive programme to support game-changing tech innovations in small...

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