Technology

Search starts for region’s most inspirational business leaders

February 9, 2017
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Search starts for region’s most inspirational business leaders

Directors from Swindon and across the West of England are being invited to enter one of the region’s top annual awards schemes that recognises excellence and enterprise in the boardroom. The prestigious Institute of Directors’ South West Director of the Year Awards 2017 will showcase outstanding leaders and entrepreneurs as well as focusing UK-wide attention on success in...

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Project behind search for life on Mars awards contract to Wiltshire software firm

February 7, 2017
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Project behind search for life on Mars awards contract to Wiltshire software firm

Specialist software group SCISYS has landed a multi-million pound contract to support a pioneering European mission to search for life on Mars. The Chippenham-based group, which has its roots in the European Space Agency, has signed the €3.7m (£3.17m) deal with Italian group Thales Alenia Space to help design, code and verify software for...

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Search starts for West’s top firms as PwC launches coveted Business of the Year Awards

February 3, 2017
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Search starts for West’s top firms as PwC launches coveted Business of the Year Awards

Professional services firm PwC has launched its annual West of England Business of the Year Awards – widely regarded as the region’s most prestigious. Now in their 29th year, the eagerly-contested awards attract the cream of the region’s firms with a winners’ roll-call reading like a who’s who of the West’s most-respected companies. The...

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Vodafone awards coveted Total Communications Partner status to Excalibur

January 25, 2017
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Vodafone awards coveted Total Communications Partner status to Excalibur

Swindon-based IT and mobile communications firm Excalibur has achieved the highest possible accreditation with Vodafone to become one of the mobile giant’s elite Total Communications Partners. Excalibur had to demonstrate its strength in customer support in its fixed, mobile, converged and cloud portfolio of technologies, as well as its commitment to investing in its staff’s...

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Hope for the best but plan for the worst, Swindon businesses warned after May’s Brexit speech

January 18, 2017
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Hope for the best but plan for the worst, Swindon businesses warned after May’s Brexit speech

Swindon firms should hope for the best but plan for the worst, according to the region’s largest business organisation following Prime Minister Theresa May’s speech yesterday outlining her plans for Brexit. Business West, which runs the Swindon & Wiltshire Initiative, said while the landmark speech gave some clarity to the government’s intentions over leaving the European Union,...

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Swindon’s ethical firms urged to enter South West Fairtrade Business Awards

January 9, 2017
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Swindon’s ethical firms urged to enter South West Fairtrade Business Awards

Swindon firms that put ethical responsibilities at the heart of their business are being urged to enter the South West Fairtrade Business Awards. Now in their fifth year, the coveted awards champion businesses that demonstrate commitment to using and promoting fairtrade and supporting fair and ethical business practices. The awards are free to enter....

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Global tech showcase for Swindon firm’s pioneering virtual reality projects

January 6, 2017
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Global tech showcase for Swindon firm’s pioneering virtual reality projects

Small Swindon graphics agency Rendermedia is showcasing its ground-breaking virtual reality (VR) prowess alongside the giants of Silicon Valley at one of the world’s biggest tech industry shows. Rendermedia founder Mark Miles is at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas where his firm’s VR work for aerospace group Airbus is on display....

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SCISYS promises more growth following takeover of German media software firm

January 3, 2017
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SCISYS promises more growth following takeover of German media software firm

Chippenham-based specialist IT group SCISYS has completed the acquisition of German media software firm Annova Systems in a move that it called a “step-change” in its growth prospects. SCISYS, which has an established media & broadcasting division, paid €11.35m (£9.64m) upfront in cash for Munich-headquartered Annova. The firm, which had earnings of €1.1m on €7.5m...

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Increase in R&D tax relief claims – but many firms are still missing out on vital funding for innovation

December 29, 2016
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Increase in R&D tax relief claims – but many firms are still missing out on vital funding for innovation

More firms across the South West are unlocking growth funding by claiming research and development (R&D) tax relief, according to new figures. But the region still lags many other parts of the UK in accessing what is widely viewed as a key way of boosting innovation. Latest figures from HMRC show claims for R&D tax...

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More growth for business comms firm Solar as it makes second acquisition in six months

December 15, 2016
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More growth for business comms firm Solar as it makes second acquisition in six months

Chippenham-based Solar Communications, the fast-growing business communications managed service provider, has made its second acquisition in six months to further boost its offering.   Hot on the heels of July’s takeover of Essex-based Response Data Communications (RDC), Solar has snapped up Burnley-based Denwa for an undisclosed fee. Its enhanced portfolio now offers increased choice...

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