Technology

Global mobile tech firm to set up Bristol development base

May 15, 2014
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Global mobile tech firm to set up Bristol development base

The world’s largest independent mobile solutions company Somo has chosen Bristol to set up a specialist engineering centre, adding to the city's growing reputation as a hub for technology and innovation. The base, one of the first of its kind, will focus on developing licensed mobile products and platforms....

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Seven Bristol directors in the running for coveted IoD regional awards

May 13, 2014
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Seven Bristol directors in the running for coveted IoD regional awards

Seven directors running businesses based in and around Bristol have been shortlisted for the prestigious Institute of Directors (IoD) regional awards, which celebrate excellence in the boardroom. Nick Sturge, co-founder of the enterprise hub The Engine Shed, Julia Clarke, chief executive of Bristol Community Health, Griff Holland and Ed...

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Star role in space exploration project for West IT group SciSys

May 13, 2014
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Star role in space exploration project for West IT group SciSys

Specialist software and IT group SciSys has landed a €1.2m (£980,000) contract to work on the next generation of planetary rovers and robots for future space missions. The group, which has an office in Bristol and whose roots are in the space industry, is to work with the European...

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US cloud giant’s title challenge helps Bristol tech firm Desynit do the double

May 9, 2014
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US cloud giant’s title challenge helps Bristol tech firm Desynit do the double

Bristol-based business technology firm Desynit employee Simon Lawrence has been awarded the title of Most Valued Professional (MVP) by US cloud technology giant Salesforce.com – one of only 8 in the UK and 32 worldwide. Remarkably, he is the second of Desynit’s 12-strong team to become an MVP and...

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South African finance giant snaps up innovative Bristol firm behind game-changing money advice app

May 9, 2014
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South African finance giant snaps up innovative Bristol firm behind game-changing money advice app

Bristol firm Yourwealth.co.uk, which harnessed technology to make it easy for individuals to manage their money, has been acquired by a major South African financial services group just a year after it launched its first product. The rapidly fast growing firm, a virtual member of the University of Bristol’s...

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Bristol’s inward investment agency’s 500-plus job creation tally in first year of business

May 2, 2014
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Bristol’s inward investment agency’s 500-plus job creation tally in first year of business

Invest Bristol & Bath, the inward investment body for the West of England, has helped 30 companies locate or expand in the area in its first year of operation. These businesses, from a mix of sectors including creative, low carbon, hi-tech, and advanced engineering and aerospace, have the potential...

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Irish acquisition means more growth in store for Bristol retail services firm

April 25, 2014
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Irish acquisition means more growth in store for Bristol retail services firm

Bristol-based specialist in-store support firm eXPD8, has made its second acquisition in the last six months, taking over the field marketing division of Tradewins Ireland. The move builds on the firm’s existing presence in the country and increases group turnover to more than £20m. eXPD8 was launched in Bristol...

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Smart Cities China trade mission event will focus on hi-tech and green tech opportunities

April 25, 2014
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Smart Cities China trade mission event will focus on hi-tech and green tech opportunities

Two Bristol companies in the hi-tech and green tech sectors will share their experiences of doing business in China at an event next week to promote this November’s Smart Cities trade mission. Organisers of the visit want to tap into and showcase Bristol’s world-class hi-tech and green tech sectors...

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Engine Shed’s latest departure is platform for creativity as it connects art with innovation

April 17, 2014
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Engine Shed’s latest departure is platform for creativity as it connects art with innovation

The Engine Shed, Bristol’s focal point for innovation, has officially opened its latest initiative – public art space Platform 14. Named after nearby Bristol Temple Meads railway station’s ‘missing’ platform, Platform 14 aims to highlight the diversity of opportunity within the hi- tech, low carbon and creative sectors within...

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European weather satellite contract win lifts SciSys shares

April 14, 2014
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European weather satellite contract win lifts SciSys shares

Shares in SciSys, the specialist software and IT group SciSys with a base in Bristol, climbed by nearly 3% this morning after it announced it had secured a €1.8m (£1.48m), six-year contract to work on Europe’s most advanced geostationary weather satellite. The firm, whose roots are in the European...

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Tickets still available for tomorrow’s unique showcase of Bristol’s innovation and creativity

April 7, 2014
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Tickets still available for tomorrow’s unique showcase of Bristol’s innovation and creativity

Tickets are still available for The Business Showcase South West 2014, the region’s newest and most-exciting business event, which takes place in Bristol tomorrow. The unique showcase at Bristol’s historic Colston Hall celebrates the best of the region’s innovation, creativity and sustainability through speeches, discussions, exhibitors and networking opportunities....

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Overseas trade expertise on tap for West firms during Export Week

April 4, 2014
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Overseas trade expertise on tap for West firms during Export Week

  Exporting in the digital age and advice for female entrepreneurs considering growing their business overseas are among the topics to be covered in the West as part of Export Week. Starting on Monday, the week aims to encourage firms to consider trading internationally or, for existing exporters, to...

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Twitter acquires fast-growing Bristol social TV analytics pioneer SecondSync

April 1, 2014
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Twitter acquires fast-growing Bristol social TV analytics pioneer SecondSync

Small Bristol-based tech firm SecondSync has been snapped up by social media giant Twitter in a deal that will elevate it into a major international player in the fast-growing TV analytics industry. SecondSync has grown rapidly since its launch less than two years ago in Bristol where it has...

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