Technology

Excalibur chief executive in the running for coveted regional IoD award

May 15, 2014
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Excalibur chief executive in the running for coveted regional IoD award

James Phipps, chief executive of fast-growing Swindon-based IT and communications support firm Excalibur Communications, has been shortlisted in the prestigious Institute of Directors (IoD) regional awards, which celebrate excellence in the boardroom. Excalibur was founded more than 20 years ago and now provides IT, landline and mobile solutions to more than 5,500 businesses in...

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Star role in space exploration project for Wiltshire IT group SciSys

May 13, 2014
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Star role in space exploration project for Wiltshire 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 Chippenham-based group, whose roots are in the space industry, is to work with the European Space Agency on the Harwell Robotics and Autonomy Facility (HRAF) Pilot...

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Swindon office of US tech firm key to major deal transforming hotel booking industry

May 7, 2014
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Swindon office of US tech firm key to major deal transforming hotel booking industry

American hotel reservation technology firm Passkey, which has its UK head office in Swindon, has been bought by Lanyon, a US-based leader in technology for the meetings, events and travel industry. Passkey’s GroupMAX technology is the most widely-used group reservation and optimisation technology in the hospitality industry. It allows guests to book their hotel...

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Swindon entrepreneurs urged to enter home-grown small business contest

May 5, 2014
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Swindon entrepreneurs urged to enter home-grown small business contest

The Pitch, one of the UK’s longest-running competitions for small business owners, has opened for applications for the seventh year. Founded in by West-based BusinessZone.co.uk and UK Business Forums, it has helped thousands of entrepreneurs secure top-class business support and access to investors. Having been launched as a local event in the city, it...

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Police call up Swindon-developed technology to help drive vehicle theft off the road

April 30, 2014
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Police call up Swindon-developed technology to help drive vehicle theft off the road

Innovative technology designed by Swindon security firm TSSI Systems is being used by police in Northern Ireland to combat the growing theft of construction vehicles and plant. The Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) has become the first in the UK to adopt TSSI’s Regula Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) inspection system, allowing officers to...

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Top award for Swindon-developed software that aims to de-risk property market

April 30, 2014
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Top award for Swindon-developed software that aims to de-risk property market

Swindon-based property search specialist TM Group has landed a prestigious software industry award for a recently-introduced new product. TMSecure scooped the coveted title of Risk Management Software of the Year at the FStech Awards. TMSecure has been created to address business challenges in the property market as it becomes increasingly more complex for lenders...

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Extra space – plus new clients – for Toinfinity as its growth accelerates

April 23, 2014
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Extra space – plus new clients – for Toinfinity as its growth accelerates

Leading Swindon-based e-commerce specialist Toinfinity is undergoing fast-paced growth having won additional clients, moved to bigger offices and been recruited to offer business coaching to ambitious companies that use the web as a selling tool. Toinfinity is growing so fast that its team are moving one floor down in Windmill Hill, into offices three...

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Promotions for two staff at West office of business funder BGF

April 21, 2014
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Promotions for two staff at West office of business funder BGF

BGF, the independent company established to help Britain’s growing businesses, has promoted two members of its West-based investment team. Ned Dorbin has been promoted to investment director and Edwin Davies to investment manager.  The BGF investment team in Bristol, which covers the South West of England and South Wales and is led by regional director...

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Mobile security products business launched by flash memory innovator Cardwave

April 15, 2014
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Mobile security products business launched by flash memory innovator Cardwave

Cardwave, the Devizes-based pioneer in flash memory products used in a wide range of devices including mobile phones, digital cameras and notebook computers, has launched a new division specialising in mobile security products. Headed by new recruit Lee Griffin, it will focus on establishing a network of dedicated partners to promote a new range...

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Bishopsgate moves to buy freehold of its Royal Wootton Bassett HQ

April 15, 2014
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Bishopsgate moves to buy freehold of its Royal Wootton Bassett HQ

Specialist business removals firm Bishopsgate has bought the freehold of its Royal Wootton Bassett head office and warehouse for £2.5m. Property agents say the deal reflects a growing trend for businesses to purchase their buildings rather than rent them, particularly those in prime locations. Bishopsgate, part of the London-based upmarket removals group Ward Thomas...

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