Technology

Bristol businesses to get more help on road to post-Covid recovery in new WECA campaign

January 28, 2021
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Bristol businesses to get more help on road to post-Covid recovery in new WECA campaign

A campaign to help Bristol businesses recover from the impact coronavirus by connecting them with essential support and guidance has been launched by the West of England Combined Authority (WECA). Called Together West of England, the campaign is part of a plan for a long-term, post-Covid recovery drawn up...

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Osborne Clarke’s Bristol office advises on £10m fundraising by advanced analytics company

January 26, 2021
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Osborne Clarke’s Bristol office advises on £10m fundraising by advanced analytics company

A team based in the Bristol office of international law firm Osborne Clarke has advised advanced analytics company Actual Experience on its oversubscribed £10m fundraising. Bath-based Actual Experience works with organisations to improve their digital infrastructure with its human experience management (HXM) services, the promotion of which has coincided with the...

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TLT completes private equity takeover of expanding enterprise architecture software

January 25, 2021
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TLT completes private equity takeover of expanding enterprise architecture software

Sector specialist private equity firm SilverTree has been advised by a team from Bristol-based national law firm TLT on its acquisition of global market-leading software company Orbus. The deal will fuel further innovation and accelerate at London-based Orbis, which provides enterprise architecture software to a 550-strong client list spanning AstraZeneca...

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Bristol Business Blog: Tim Close, insolvency partner, Milsted Langdon. Businesses must seek help now if they fear insolvency

January 24, 2021
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Bristol Business Blog: Tim Close, insolvency partner, Milsted Langdon. Businesses must seek help now if they fear insolvency

Recently released research from the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) has indicated that as many as 250,000 small businesses could collapse in the next 12 months. Whilst many businesses affected by the latest national lockdown are receiving assistance via the various government financial support measures, such as the furlough...

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Mr B & Friends’ rebranding turns up the WOW for animation software firm Sparkol

January 22, 2021
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Mr B & Friends’ rebranding turns up the WOW for animation software firm Sparkol

Sparkol, the Bristol-based specialist software firm, has unveiled its new branding created by city-based marketing agency Mr B & Friends. Sparkol appointed Mr B & Friends to use its expertise to increase its marketing effectiveness while retaining its well-established product brands as part of its portfolio.  Sparkol, which was...

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UK post-Brexit trading rules with the EU are complicated, so get advice now, firms are urged

January 19, 2021
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UK post-Brexit trading rules with the EU are complicated, so get advice now, firms are urged

Bristol firms struggling with post-Brexit trade complications are being urged to get expert advice and support by Business West, the region’s largest business organisation. With the UK now outside of the European Union as of December 31, businesses must adhere to new rules and regulations when trading with the EU. ...

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Business club launched by Children’s Hospice South West to bring in much-needed funds

January 19, 2021
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Business club launched by Children’s Hospice South West to bring in much-needed funds

Children’s Hospice South West is aiming to get 100 companies from across the region to sign up to its new a business club. The initiative has been launched by the charity to mark its  30th anniversary this year – which comes as it faces a huge funding challenge.  Each...

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Business West looks to wider talent pool for new directors to avoid its board becoming ‘echo chamber’

January 15, 2021
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Business West looks to wider talent pool for new directors to avoid its board becoming ‘echo chamber’

Business West, the region’s largest business group, has broken with its traditional method of recruiting for its board to take on three new non-executive directors. The £10m turnover group, which runs Bristol Chamber of Commerce, said the move was designed to access a wider talent pool that represented the...

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Bristol Private Equity Club helps put two more pioneering scale-ups on road to growth

January 14, 2021
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Two innovative Bristol scale-up businesses have received financial support from a group of successful entrepreneurs based in the city as they gear up for further growth. GenomeKey, which is carrying out a pioneering research project to speed up the diagnosis and treatment of sepsis, and The Bunch, which manages...

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New CEO vows to expand financial services software consultancy Scott Logic into new sectors

January 14, 2021
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New CEO vows to expand financial services software consultancy Scott Logic into new sectors

Software consultancy Scott Logic, which has a major base in Bristol, is looking to expand beyond its traditional financial services market after appointing a new CEO. Stephen Foreshew-Cain, pictured, joined the firm, which employs more than 300 people across its five UK and European locations, from US-headquartered global software consultancy...

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Join us in backing city’s vital primary school ‘reading buddies’ scheme, says National Friendly

January 12, 2021
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Join us in backing city’s vital primary school ‘reading buddies’ scheme, says National Friendly

Bristol-based mutual insurer National Friendly has seen a lot of change in its 150 year history. Originally it provided sickness benefits to working men, but also, uniquely among friendly societies at the time, it welcomed working women and children too. This pioneering stance – when poverty, poor education, poor...

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Former general counsel for global payments group joins Burges Salmon as head of fintech

January 11, 2021
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Former general counsel for global payments group joins Burges Salmon as head of fintech

Bristol-headquartered national law firm Burges Salmon has recruited Martin Cook as its new head of fintech, describing him as a sector heavyweight. Joining as a director, Martin, pictured, will sit in the firm’s funds and financial regulation team, working closely with colleagues in its financial services sector and technology...

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Entrepreneur who secured £140k from Dragons’ Den invests in high-growth Bristol SEO firms

January 8, 2021
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Entrepreneur who secured £140k from Dragons’ Den invests in high-growth Bristol SEO firms

Expanding Bristol search engine optimisation (SEO) firms upUgo and GoRank are poised for further expansion after securing investment from Dragons’ Den entrepreneur Imran Hakim. Both firms have benefited from the lockdowns of the past year as more business goes online and already boast a already   the likes of WH...

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