Technology

Fourth space contract for SCISYS as new focus on EU orders takes off

January 10, 2019
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Fourth space contract for SCISYS as new focus on EU orders takes off

SCISYS Deutschland, the German arm of the Chippenham-based specialist IT group SCISYS, has landed its fourth space-related contract in as many weeks. The latest deal, with an anticipated contract value of €2.8m (£2.5m), has come from long-term customer the European Space Agency (ESA).  SCISYS, which also supplies its bespoke software systems and support services...

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SCISYS says Brexit-driven HQ move has paid off as it lands pair of EU-funded space contracts

January 2, 2019
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SCISYS says Brexit-driven HQ move has paid off as it lands pair of EU-funded space contracts

Specialist IT group SCISYS, which last year moved its parent company from the UK to Ireland to protect EU-funded work, has ended 2018 and started 2019 by winning four multi-million pound contracts. The Chippenham-headquartered group, whose expertise spans transport, defence, media and space, said the Brexit-driven relocation had paid off as it had helped...

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SCISYS general council joins group’s board as executive director

December 20, 2018
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SCISYS general council joins group’s board as executive director

SCISYS, the Chippenham-headquartered specialist IT group, has appointed Natasha Laird to its board as an executive director and general counsel with immediate effect. Natasha, pictured, joined the group, which also has a base in Bristol as general counsel in 2014 and has been company secretary since September 2016. She is the daughter of SCISYS...

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Support and inspiration on the agenda as Festival of Female Entrepreneurs heads West again

October 16, 2018
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Support and inspiration on the agenda as Festival of Female Entrepreneurs heads West again

The Festival of Female Entrepreneurs is staged in the West of England this week for its seventh year to once again support women to build and grow sustainable businesses. Hundreds of women self-starters are expected to attend the day-long event in Bristol this Friday, October 19, to hear, learn from and be inspired by...

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SCISYS gets on board London’s ‘Future Bus’ programme with £2m contract win

September 18, 2018
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SCISYS gets on board London’s ‘Future Bus’ programme with £2m contract win

Specialist IT group SCISYS has secured work worth £2m on a project aimed at improving bus services in London through the use of emerging technology. The Chippenham-headquartered group, whose expertise spans transport, defence, media and space, is to provide software design, development and support services to Transport for London (TfL) for timetabling and scheduling...

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Chance for Swindon’s healthcare and life sciences pioneers to get expert business advice

September 17, 2018
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Chance for Swindon’s healthcare and life sciences pioneers to get expert business advice

Healthcare sector innovators from Swindon can test out their ideas in a four-day programme hosted by SETsquared – the world’s number one university business incubator – and the South West Academic Health Science Network (SW AHSN) next month.   The Health Innovation Programme (HIP), which is free to companies that meet the eligibility criteria,...

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New South West regional chair sought by Institute of Directors

September 10, 2018
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The Institute of Directors (IoD) is seeking a new South West chair to represent its 5,000 members across the region. Current chair Nick Sturge, pictured, who is director of Bristol innovation hub Engine Shed, steps down in January after the standard three years in the role.  The voluntary, unpaid position aims to promote awareness...

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French connection could generate cross-Channel nuclear sector boost for Swindon firms

August 13, 2018
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French connection could generate cross-Channel nuclear sector boost for Swindon firms

Swindon firms operating in the nuclear sector could benefit from an agreement between industry organisations in South West England and Normandy in France which aims to create jobs, unlock opportunities and attract new investment to both regions. The memorandum of understanding between Nuclear South West and Nucleopolis potentially connects companies with £50bn worth of...

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Excalibur snaps up Swindon IT support firm Sensata as it enters new phase of growth

July 9, 2018
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Excalibur snaps up Swindon IT support firm Sensata as it enters new phase of growth

Fast-growing Swindon telecoms and IT group Excalibur Communications has hit the acquisition trail for the third time in 18 months to snap up local IT support business Sensata.   Excalibur, which changed ownership in a management buy-out (MBO) less than two months ago, said the Sensata acquisition supported its strategy for growth in expanding...

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West businesses lose faith in government’s ability to deliver ‘good’ Brexit

July 9, 2018
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West businesses lose faith in government’s ability to deliver ‘good’ Brexit

Just one in 10 West of England businesses think the government will deliver a good deal on Brexit, according to the latest survey from the region’s largest business organisation. And half of the firms taking part said they felt ‘negative’ or ‘very negative’ over the government’s Brexit negotiations. When it comes to information from...

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