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New Investor in Residence service announced by SETsquared Bristol

Mercia Asset Management has been announced as the new Investor in Residence service for SETsqaured Bristol member companies,and will be offering monthly one-to-one investment advice clinics starting in February.

Mercia is a UK domestic investor with a focus on regional businesses that are seeking venture, private equity or debt finance to scale or transition their businesses....

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London firm pledges sustainable programme for newly-acquired Bristol business park

More charging points and better Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) scores are being planned for Bristol’s City Business Park.

Orchard Street Investment Management acquired the six-acre freehold estate, based in Bristol city centre, on behalf of wealth management fund St James’s Place Property Unit Trust.

The £30 million sale includes 19 units totalling approximately...

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Software giant Sage takes control of Bristol-based Brightpearl

Sage Group has announced that it will take full ownership of Brightpearl, a Bristol-based technology firm offering businesses a multichannel retail management system.

Brightpearl provides retail operations solutions for e-commerce, multichannel retail brands and wholesalers. From its South-West headquarters it serves a global customer base that includes Shopify, eBay, Amazon and...

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James Hadley, Immersive Labs: Helping McLaren stay cyber resilient off the track, so they can perform on it

In Formula 1, optimizing team performance based on data is crucial to getting ahead. Engineers continuously refine the balance of a car, pit crews strive to shave milliseconds from a pit-stop, drivers practice and prepare for every on-track decision and maneuver. It is the difference between winning and losing.

The same can be said for cybersecurity. Informed by a continual stream of...

McLaren Formula 1 Team selects Immersive Labs as Official Partner supporting cyber workforce optimiz

McLaren accelerates cyber workforce optimization with Immersive Labs

Bristol-based cyber security firm Immersive Labs has announced a multi-year partnership with McLaren Racing as an Official Partner supporting cyber workforce optimization of the McLaren F1 team. The deal, announced on the Immersive Labs website, sees the team using the Immersive Labs Platform, as well as carrying branding on both cars from the 2022 season.

With valuable intellectual...

Marty Reid

Marty Reid: New director for SETsquared Bristol

Marty Reid will become Director of SETsquared Bristol from January 2022.

He takes over the role from Monika Radclyffe who has led the University of Bristol’s world leading tech incubator since 2016 and is leaving to join innovation company Plexal.

Marty has been the Head of Engine Shed since January 2020. He will continue in this role alongside his new appointment to ensure...

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Could this Bristol-born tech revolutionise goal line technology?

A patent has been granted for a new goal line technology that could replace TMO, VAR and Hawk-Eye at sporting events.

Current designs rely on cameras which track a ball’s trajectory to check if it crossed the line.

But the new patent, developed by University of Bristol research engineer Patrick Sullivan and University of Bristol philosopher Dr Mo Abolkheir, would use...

Diversity in Tech and Trump's America: Joyann Boyce, Founder & CEO of Arima & Co.

Who are you and what is Arima & Co.?

I am a marketer now turned founder/consultant. I started my business back in 2017 as a social media marketing agency and then I found a problem and became obsessed with it. It started with the lack of diversity I noticed in stock images. I started with a project that highlighted this issue which got featured on the BBC. Then I went on to look...

Marty Reid at the Engine Shed

Marty Reid: It's all about community

Marty Reid is the head of Engine Shed , a hub for entrepreneurs, business leaders, academics, students and corporates in the centre of Bristol.

This blog was originally published on the Engine Shed website . Sign up to the Engine Shed newsletter here and connect on LinkedIn here .

The eyes of the world were on Glasgow this month at COP26.

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Bristol cricket club tests out virtual reality training scheme

Stapleton Cricket Club (CC) have teamed up with educational technology company Virti to produce a virtual reality (VR) training programme that will allow players to practice and retain essential skills while off season.

Stapleton CC, established in 1863, will be the first amateur cricket club to adopt VR for the purpose of enhancing and improving player performance, according to...