Technology

First City partners with Excalibur for its comms – and reduces suppliers from 30 to just one

November 4, 2016
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First City partners with Excalibur for its comms – and reduces suppliers from 30 to just one

Swindon IT and mobile communications firm Excalibur has been appointed by nursing and training services provider First City Group – also based in Swindon – to handle all its communications. First City, which employs nearly 500 staff, previously used 30 different suppliers. Excalibur’s new managed service agreement with First City includes its recently launched...

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Businesses should show benefits of immigration in post-Brexit Britain, CBI president tells West bosses

October 7, 2016
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Businesses should show benefits of immigration in post-Brexit Britain, CBI president tells West bosses

The president of the CBI has urged West business leaders to press for a ‘soft’ Brexit with full access to the European Single Market and to also counter the view that immigration is bad for the UK. Paul Drechsler CBE told the South West CBI annual dinner that he was “fed up” with business...

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Firm launches pioneering app for parents to keep kids safe on their smartphones

September 29, 2016
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Firm launches pioneering app for parents to keep kids safe on their smartphones

A revolutionary app that keeps children safe on their phones has been created by a small firm based near Swindon. Designed and launched by Cricklade-based Supotco, it allows parents to remotely monitor and manage the games, websites and apps downloaded by their children, as well as screening calls and contacts and giving the location...

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Commitment to its staff earns Investors in People accreditation for CMS SupaTrak

September 28, 2016
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Commitment to its staff earns Investors in People accreditation for CMS SupaTrak

Swindon-based specialist software firm CMS SupaTrak has achieved the Investors in People standard in recognition of its commitment to its staff. The firm, which employs 40 people at its headquarters on the Delta Office Park, builds software that helps improve driver behaviour, reduce accident rates, increase efficiency and cut operating costs. Its products are...

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£1.1m profit for SCISYS as it bounces back from last year’s crisis

September 23, 2016
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£1.1m profit for SCISYS as it bounces back from last year’s crisis

Specialist IT group SCISYS has bounced back into profit with trading figures for the half year to the end of June showing a complete recovery from its disastrous 2015. The Chippenham-based group, which sells complex software systems to the space, defence, media and government sectors, chalked up an operating profit of £1.1m in the six months...

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Prestigious Tech Track 100 placing for fast-growing digital platform provider

September 9, 2016
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Prestigious Tech Track 100 placing for fast-growing digital platform provider

MDS Technologies, the Chippenham-based enterprise and digital platform service provider, has been named as one of the UK’s fastest-growing private tech companies. The firm, whose blue-chip customers include a range of central Government departments, local authorities, NHS organisations and large IT service providers, appears in 54st place in The Sunday Times Hiscox Tech Track 100 league...

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MoD draws on SCISYS’ innovation to develop leading-edge support system for Navy warships

September 5, 2016
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MoD draws on SCISYS’ innovation to develop leading-edge support system for Navy warships

Wiltshire specialist IT and software firm SCISYS has landed work with the MoD worth a potential £3m as it continues to build its defence expertise. Under the contract, the Chippenham-based group is to help develop a new cutting-edge support system for Royal Navy warships.  SCISYS, which develops high-end software for a range of sectors, said...

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Bright outlook at SciSys triggers sharp rise in share price

August 16, 2016
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Bright outlook at SciSys triggers sharp rise in share price

Shares in SciSys, the specialist IT group, soared this week after it said its half-year financial results are likely to be “significantly” better than expected. The Chippenham-based group, which sells complex software systems to the space, defence, media and government sectors, said a favourable trading picture this year had resulted in strong cashflows, transforming a £1m...

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Solar powers ahead as it hits acquisition trail again

August 10, 2016
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Solar powers ahead as it hits acquisition trail again

Solar Communications, the fast-growing Chippenham-based business communications managed service provider, has strengthened its offering with the takeover of Response Data Communications. This acquisition, Solar’s second in three years, will strengthen its share of the UC (unified communications) market and cements its position as one of the leading cloud and managed service providers in the...

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Institute of Directors governing body role for its South West regional chairman

July 25, 2016
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Institute of Directors governing body role for its South West regional chairman

The Institute of Directors South West regional chairman Nick Sturge has been appointed to the organisation’s national council as it seeks to ensure that a range of voices from across business are heard as Brexit unfolds. Nick Sturge, pictured, the co-founder and director of Bristol’s Engine Shed innovation hub, is one of a number of...

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