Technology

£12.8m boost for Swindon and Wiltshire economy to create jobs and build roads and homes

July 7, 2014
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£12.8m boost for Swindon and Wiltshire economy to create jobs and build roads and homes

Swindon and Wiltshire are to receive Government funding worth £12.8m to create jobs, generate economic growth and accelerate much-needed housebuilding over the next two years. A further £116.3m could be invested in the area beyond 2017 under the Local Growth Deal including £23m for a new road tunnel under the M4 linking the Wichelstowe...

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Intel opens innovation centre to put Swindon at leading edge of revolutionary Internet of Things

July 3, 2014
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Intel opens innovation centre to put Swindon at leading edge of revolutionary Internet of Things

Swindon is to become a UK-leading hub for pioneering development work on the Internet of Things – often called the next industrial revolution – after microchip giant Intel opened an innovation centre at its base in the town. The innovation centre is the US group’s fourth in Europe – and first in the UK...

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Moving to the cloud proves just the job to prepare Swindon recruitment firm for national expansion

July 3, 2014
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Moving to the cloud proves just the job to prepare Swindon recruitment firm for national expansion

Swindon-based Field Recruitment is set to expand nationally thanks an upgrade of its IT system to improve services to job-seekers and extend its customer base. The firm, which this year celebrates 40 years in business, has completed migrating its IT to Microsoft’s Office 365 cloud, which means all its staff can work anywhere, at...

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Intel chips in with leading-edge tech donation to Swindon’s UTC

June 26, 2014
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Intel chips in with leading-edge tech donation to Swindon’s UTC

UTC Swindon, the university technical college opening this September, has received microcontroller boards worth £4,500 from Intel, the US tech giant with a major base in the town. The 90 Galileo boards will be used by students to learn about advanced computing technology and microchip design – a key sector for the future of...

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UK’s first Export Fair will showcase overseas trading opportunities for Swindon businesses

June 26, 2014
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UK’s first Export Fair will showcase overseas trading opportunities for Swindon businesses

Firms from Swindon and Wiltshire are being urged to visit the UK’s first Export Fair, which is being staged in the South West tomorrow, as a first step to doing business abroad. Organised by UK Trade and Investment (UKTI) and Business West, the Export Fair supports the recent International Festival of Business, which put...

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High-value manufacturing can give Swindon bright future, says LEP report

June 19, 2014
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High-value manufacturing can give Swindon bright future, says LEP report

Swindon and Wiltshire can develop a vibrant and innovative manufacturing sector based on high-growth areas such as renewable energy and waste, sustainable materials and biosciences, according to a major new report. The area’s Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) has drawn up a ‘2026’ vision for a thriving economy which emphasises the benefits brought by a...

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

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

Ambitious Swindon and Wiltshire businesses were today urged 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 today by Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg, will be following in the footsteps of businesses such...

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Swindon firm Excalibur’s boss in running for coveted Director of the Year award

June 12, 2014
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Swindon firm Excalibur’s boss in running for coveted Director of the Year award

Swindon IT and communications support firm Excalibur’s chief executive James Phipps will this evening find out whether he has won the prestigious South West Director of the Year award. James, pictured, is shortlisted for the title in the Institute of Directors (IoD) regional awards, which celebrate excellence in the boardroom. Swindon Business News, the...

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Chippenham move for fast-growing customer relationship management software firm

June 3, 2014
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Chippenham move for fast-growing customer relationship management software firm

International specialist software company Quality System Solutions has moved its head office to Chippenham to meet its expansion plans. The firm, behind the international cloud-based customer relationship management (CRM) software CallPro CRM, has taken a five-year lease on a 2,400 sq ft unit at Lansdowne Court on the town’s Bumpers Farm business park. It...

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

May 22, 2014
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Space order intake lifts SciSys’ outlook at AGM but shares lose height

Shares in Chippenham-based specialist software and IT group SciSys, best known for its work in the space sector, dipped today despite it issuing an upbeat statement at its AGM. The group, which supplies highly-complex systems to the global space, defence and media industries, told shareholders it was making further profitable progress and was on...

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