Technology

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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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 Chippenham-based specialist software and IT group SciSys, climbed 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 space industry, will supply mission operations technology for European Organisation for the Exploitation of...

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Swindon and Wiltshire directors urged not to miss out on region’s top boardroom awards

March 18, 2014
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Swindon and Wiltshire directors urged not to miss out on region’s top boardroom awards

Directors in firms across Swindon and Wiltshire have less than two weeks to enter the region’s top business awards that recognise boardroom excellence and enterprise. The South West Institute of Directors (IoD) Awards 2014 are open to anyone working at director level in any type of business or organisation – they do not have...

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China ‘Smart Cities’ mission will plug into Swindon’s micro-chip innovation

February 25, 2014
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China ‘Smart Cities’ mission will plug into Swindon’s micro-chip innovation

Swindon’s world-class expertise in micro-electronics could play a crucial role in the recently-announced Smart Cities Trade Mission to China later this year. The West of England area from Swindon to Bristol boasts the world’s second-largest cluster of micro-chip design expertise outside of California’s Silicon Valley. Many of its leading-edge firms are global players, such...

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Expert transatlantic export advice on tap at UKTI event

February 24, 2014
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Expert transatlantic export advice on tap at UKTI event

Swindon and Wiltshire businesses will next week get a rare chance to meet trade experts from the British Embassies in the US and Canada and explore transatlantic export opportunities on a one-to-one basis. The event, at the Mercure Holland House Hotel in Bristol on Wednesday, March 5, is the latest ‘meet the expert’ event...

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