Technology

Xledger extends Bristol Sport sponsorship by becoming principal partner for Bristol Bears Women

September 8, 2021
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Xledger extends Bristol Sport sponsorship by becoming principal partner for Bristol Bears Women

The partnership between Bristol Sport and Xledger, the global cloud-based finance software provider with its UK headquarters in the city, has been extended for a third season in a row. While continuing as official sponsor of the South Stand at Bristol Sport’s Ashton Gate Stadium – home to the...

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Firms’ unused apprenticeship levy funds can help unlock Bristol’s wealth of talent, says Metro Mayor

September 8, 2021
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Firms’ unused apprenticeship levy funds can help unlock Bristol’s wealth of talent, says Metro Mayor

Bristol firms are being urged to help people in the city develop new skills by adding their unused apprenticeship levy funds to a shared funding pot. Nearly half a million pounds has already been pledged to the Share to Support scheme by apprentice-levy paying employers from across West of England...

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Smith & Williamson Bristol team works on key deal for investment in private markets

September 8, 2021
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Smith & Williamson Bristol team works on key deal for investment in private markets

The transaction services team based in the Bristol office of accountancy group Smith & Williamson has advised on a transaction that will give investors in private markets more access to valuable data. The sale of tech business Colmore to Preqin will allow both companies to serve their clients across...

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Deadline looming for prestigious regional awards that recognise excellence in the boardroom

September 3, 2021
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Deadline looming for prestigious regional awards that recognise excellence in the boardroom

Time is running out for Bristol directors to enter the region’s top awards scheme championing its outstanding boardroom talent. The deadline for the annual Institute of Directors’ Director of the Year Awards is September 13. Nominations are open to anyone working at director level in any type of business or organisation – they...

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Suspension Bridge to turn blue for one night in fundraising campaign backed by Bristol firms

September 1, 2021
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Suspension Bridge to turn blue for one night in fundraising campaign backed by Bristol firms

A group of businesses are to get their name in lights on Bristol’s iconic Clifton Suspension Bridge this autumn after sponsoring a campaign to mark the city’s emergence from the Covid-19 pandemic. The firms have supported the 156-year-old bridge’s involvement in the national #SupportOurMuseums campaign, which is helping historic...

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Change at the top at Ultraleap as founder of innovative touchless tech firm takes over CEO role

August 27, 2021
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Tom Carter, the founder of Bristol hand-tracking software pioneer Ultraleap, is to become its CEO next week when Steve Cliffe, who has led the firm since its launch in 2013, steps down. Tom, pictured, right, with Steve, invented Ultraleap’s haptic technology during his studies at the University of Bristol and subsequently commercialised...

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Innovative healthtech firms collaborate on prescription for rapid change in pharmacy sector

August 26, 2021
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Innovative healthtech firms collaborate on prescription for rapid change in pharmacy sector

Cutting-edge software designed by pioneering Bristol firm Invatech Health is being used by an online pharmacy to fuel its rapid growth and continue the sector’s digital revolution. Phlo is experiencing monthly compound growth of 20% after launching in January last year. It now serves more than 10,000 private and...

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IoD Director of the Year Awards return to champion the region’s outstanding boardroom talent

August 25, 2021
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IoD Director of the Year Awards return to champion the region’s outstanding boardroom talent

Directors in Bristol are being invited to enter the top regional awards scheme recognising excellence and enterprise in the boardroom. The annual Institute of Directors’ Director of the Year Awards seek to champion outstanding leaders and entrepreneurs in both the public and private sectors.  Award nominations are open to anyone working at director...

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Double award win reflects Burges Salmon’s commitment to employee learning and fintech innovation

August 24, 2021
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Burges Salmon, the Bristol-headquartered national law firm, has won awards recognising its innovation in the fintech market and the successful firm-wide roll-out of a learning management platform. The firm was named as the UK’s Best FinTech Law Firm in Wealth & Finance International magazine’s 2021 FinTech Awards while it...

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Our City 2030 – a vision to transform the lives of young people in inner-city Bristol

August 20, 2021
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Our City 2030 – a vision to transform the lives of young people in inner-city Bristol

A “bold and positive” vision with a target of helping at least one person from each inner-city Bristol household secure a job paying the median salary of £30,353 by 2030 has been launched by youth empowerment group Babbasa and the council’s City Office. Businesses across the city are being urged to...

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Additional funds made available by combined authority to help close region’s digital skills gaps

August 19, 2021
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Additional funds made available by combined authority to help close region’s digital skills gaps

A second round of funding to help address Bristol’s digital skills gaps, as well as helping the city’s economy recover from the pandemic, is being released by the West of England Combined Authority (WECA). Applications are being invited for projects which together will support more than 1,000 people, helping...

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Cross-border takeover latest international deal for Bishop Fleming’s corporate finance team

August 19, 2021
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Cross-border takeover latest international deal for Bishop Fleming’s corporate finance team

Regional accountancy firm Bishop Fleming has advised on another cross-border deal as international firms continue to snap up UK businesses to grow their global operations. The corporate finance team at Bishop Fleming, which has the largest of its seven offices in Bristol, led the UK transaction for Canadian headquartered...

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West of England can lead UK’s hydrogen revolution, says regional business group

August 18, 2021
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West of England can lead UK’s hydrogen revolution, says regional business group

The government’s long-awaited strategy for the UK’s burgeoning hydrogen sector – which it says could create thousands of sustainable jobs and unlock billions of pounds of investment – has been welcomed by the region’s largest business group. Business West, which runs Bristol Chamber of Commerce, believes the West of...

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