Technology

Brexit: Swindon firms hammered by stock market fall-out

June 24, 2016
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Brexit: Swindon firms hammered by stock market fall-out

Millions of pounds were wiped off the value of Swindon and Wiltshire firms quoted on the London Stock Exchange today as they became caught up in the Brexit share price collapse. Manufacturers were hard hit with shares in Avon Rubber, which has its global HQ in Melksham, down by nearly 3%. The car market...

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Strong start to this year draws line under IT firm SciSys’ woes of 2015

June 9, 2016
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Strong start to this year draws line under IT firm SciSys’ woes of 2015

A spate of new contract wins this year have boosted specialist IT firm SciSys as it continues to recovery from a disastrous 2015. A year ago the Chippenham-based firm was rocked by serious problems with a major fixed-price contract. The crisis pushed the firm, which develops complex IT projects for clients in sectors such...

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Deal with US tech firm puts inhaler pioneer Vectura at forefront of digital health sector

May 27, 2016
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Deal with US tech firm puts inhaler pioneer Vectura at forefront of digital health sector

Asthma and lung disease treatment firm Vectura is to collaborate with a US tech firm to develop a range of innovative inhalers. The Chippenham firm, which makes inhalable dry-powder drugs that treat lung conditions such as asthma, emphysema and chronic bronchitis, has agreed a partnership with Propeller Health to use its intelligent sensor technology....

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Showcase of innovation, creativity and enterprise gets underway today

May 17, 2016
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Showcase of innovation, creativity and enterprise gets underway today

Business Showcase South West – the region’s largest event of its kind – is taking place today at Bristol’s Ashton Gate Stadium with the city’s Bloodhound Supersonic Car one of the star attractions. The free-to-visit event will also hear from the Bloodhound’s driver Wing Commander Andy Green OBE as one of the keynote speakers...

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Top regional private equity award for innovative Wiltshire cloud services firm

May 16, 2016
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Top regional private equity award for innovative Wiltshire cloud services firm

Fast-growing cloud infrastructure firm Skyscape Cloud Services has won a prestigious award in an annual celebration of excellence in private equity and venture capital. Corsham-based Skyscape, backed by Business Growth Fund (BGF), topped the Venture or Growth Company Team category at last week’s British Private Equity & Venture Capital Association (BVCA) South West Management...

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Showcase of region’s innovation, creativity and enterprise returns next week bigger than ever

May 12, 2016
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Showcase of region’s innovation, creativity and enterprise returns next week bigger than ever

The successful Business Showcase South West returns tomorrow to again celebrate the best of the region’s innovation, creativity and enterprise. The event, the largest of its kind in the South West, takes place at the newly redeveloped Ashton Gate Stadium in Bristol, meaning it will be even bigger. Delegates from Swindon and Wiltshire are invited...

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Pioneering scheme launched to put innovation at the heart of future healthcare projects

May 5, 2016
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Pioneering scheme launched to put innovation at the heart of future healthcare projects

Swindon has acted as the launch pad for an online platform that brings together innovators and entrepreneurs with members of the public living with different health conditions. Called Design Together, Live Better, it aims to make connections that co-create new healthcare projects based on real needs. It will link patients, carers, family members, friends...

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Showcase of region’s innovation, creativity and enterprise returns bigger than ever

April 29, 2016
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Showcase of region’s innovation, creativity and enterprise returns bigger than ever

The successful Business Showcase South West returns next month to again celebrate the best of the region’s innovation, creativity and enterprise. The event, the largest of its kind in the South West, this year takes place at the newly redeveloped Ashton Gate Stadium in Bristol, meaning it will be even bigger. Delegates from Swindon and...

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£1.55m South African Broadcasting Corporation contract win for SciSys

April 29, 2016
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£1.55m South African Broadcasting Corporation contract win for SciSys

Chippenham-based specialist IT firm SciSys has landed a £1.55m contract to supply the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) with its world-beating ‘cloud-hosted’ radio technology. The two-and-a-half year contract is the latest secured by the firm as it continues to bounce back from serious problems with a major fixed-price contract last year. The crisis pushed...

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Plea for old computers to boost Wiltshire dementia charity’s funds

April 7, 2016
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Plea for old computers to boost Wiltshire dementia charity’s funds

Wiltshire firms are being urged to donate their old computers and help raise much-needed money for a county-based charity. The call has come from Trowbridge-based Priority IT, which is refurbishing second-hand computers for sale and giving the proceeds to its chosen charity, Alzheimer’s Support.  The scheme is proving so successful that the specialist IT...

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