Technology

Back to the future for Bristol’s Engine Shed hi-tech hub as it scoops heritage award

June 20, 2014
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Back to the future for Bristol’s Engine Shed hi-tech hub as it scoops heritage award

The Engine Shed, Bristol’s focal point for innovation, has collected another award for its imaginative reuse of part of Brunel’s original Temple Meads station. The building, re-engineered by Bristol architects Childs & Sulzmann, topped the heritage category in the South West Built Environment Awards. Judges said it “demonstrated a...

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Govt. pledges to invest further £200m in high-growth businesses

June 19, 2014
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Govt. pledges to invest further £200m in high-growth businesses

Ambitious West businesses are being invited to bid for a share of a £200m investment pot – the latest phase of the Government’s Regional Growth Fund (RGF). Firms applying for round six of the RGF, launched this week by Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg, will be following in the...

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Trio of Bristol bosses scoop coveted Institute of Directors regional awards

June 13, 2014
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Trio of Bristol bosses scoop coveted Institute of Directors regional awards

Three Bristol directors have been recognised as among the best in the South West at the prestigious Institute of Directors’ annual regional awards. Nick Sturge, co-founder of enterprise hub The Engine Shed at Temple Meads, which houses the SETsquared innovation centre, won the Public Sector Director title. Julia Clarke,...

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Bristol bosses go head-to-head this evening in coveted SW Institute of Directors awards

June 12, 2014
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Seven directors running businesses based in and around Bristol will this evening find out if they have been successful in the prestigious South West Institute of Directors (IoD) awards. Competing for the awards, which celebrate excellence in the boardroom, are Nick Sturge, co-founder of the enterprise hub The Engine...

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China’s Huawei to set up £125m R&D centre in Bristol as part of massive UK expansion

June 11, 2014
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China’s Huawei to set up £125m R&D centre in Bristol as part of massive UK expansion

Chinese telecoms equipment giant Huawei is to open a research and development base in Bristol, it revealed this week. The centre, part of its UK Innovation Programme, will initially recruit 30 high-calibre R&D employees and have a primary focus on researching ICT chips, software, and the analog chip technology...

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Bristol punches above its weight in UK inward investment league table

June 9, 2014
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Bristol punches above its weight in UK inward investment league table

Bristol is one of the UK’s most successful cities for attracting foreign direct investment (FDI) and is helping the South West outperform most other regions in a highly-competitive market, according to new research published today. Bristol is ranked sixth in a list of leading UK cities in global accountants...

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Royal recognition for Bristol’s tech pioneers with Buckingham Palace reception

June 6, 2014
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Royal recognition for Bristol’s tech pioneers with Buckingham Palace reception

A group of Bristol’s leading tech entrepreneurs will visit Buckingham Palace on Monday for a special reception with the royal family to recognise the sector’s powerful economic contribution. The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh will be joined at the event by The Duke of Cambridge, The Duke of...

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Bristol Business Blog. Paul Wilson, LEP. We’re leading the way, but is the Government keeping up?

June 6, 2014
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Bristol Business Blog. Paul Wilson, LEP. We’re leading the way, but is the Government keeping up?

By Paul Wilson, chief executive, West of England Local Enterprise Partnership Bristol is on a roll. It’s the best place to live in the country. The 100,000 people who engaged in the art of sliding down Park Street sparked a national debate on modernising city centre management. Bristol Food...

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Law firm Temple Bright continues expansion and unveils Infectious film

June 6, 2014
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Law firm Temple Bright continues expansion and unveils Infectious film

Innovative Bristol law firm Temple Bright is continuing its expansion with the addition of two more City lawyers to its team in London. The firm now has a total of 24 partners, eight of them based in the London office. Its partners have worked in a range of leading...

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Bristol Business Blog: Nick Sturge, SETsquared Bristol. Why it’s vital to get the Chairman Thing right

Bristol Business Blog: Nick Sturge, SETsquared Bristol. Why it’s vital to get the Chairman Thing right

By Nick Sturge, centre director, SETsquared Bristol Having worked with nearly 300 high-tech start-up businesses – some for just an hour, some for several years – and having done a start-up myself, I've watched, very carefully, how leadership develops and evolves over the life of a start-up. I am...

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New venture capital fund to target Bristol’s burgeoning small tech firms

May 27, 2014
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New venture capital fund to target Bristol’s burgeoning small tech firms

A new fund focusing on investing in the Bristol area’s early stage tech businesses is to be launched by Technology Venture Partners, a new independent venture capital fund manager based in the city. Technology Venture Partners is to start the fund to run alongside YFM Equity Partners’ closed South...

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Space order intake lifts SciSys’ outlook at AGM but shares lose height

May 23, 2014
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Space order intake lifts SciSys’ outlook at AGM but shares lose height

Shares in West specialist software and IT group SciSys, best known for its work in the space sector, dipped on Thursday despite it issuing an upbeat statement at its AGM. The group, which has an office in Bristol and supplies highly-complex systems to the global space, defence and media...

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Green Capital Bristol can take centre stage in global debate on future shape of cities

May 23, 2014
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Green Capital Bristol can take centre stage in global debate on future shape of cities

Bristol can be a lightning rod for a global debate on the look and shape of the city of the future as it prepares for its role next year as Europe’s green capital. Its year in the international spotlight can also help it shape future thinking about what makes...

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