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Online ski operator Heidi raises £5.6m for further growth

Heidi - a fast-growing online tour operator specialising in flexible ski holidays - has raised £5.6m in a funding round led by Mercia Ventures with participation from Active Partners and private investors.

Heidi’s technology allows customers greater flexibility to create their own bespoke package. They can choose from over 6,000 accommodation options in over 400 resorts, select the...

Light Trace Photonics is based in Bristol

Bristol innovators pioneer photonics microchip technology to inspire new generation of engineers

Bristol startup Light Trace Photonics is developing photonic microchip technology to help UK companies develop and deliver microchip-enabled innovations.

Photonic technologies generate, detect and manipulate light to power systems such as fibre optic broadband, medical imaging devices and quantum technologies.

The company’s first product is a revolutionary education tool...

Exeter Science Park hosted the first Growth Day

South West tech businesses sought for pioneering growth programme

Tech South West is on a hunt for South West-based tech businesses geared for growth to join its “ Growth Forge ” accelerator programme, ahead of a face-to-face Growth Day in Bristol, in June.

Growth Forge is delivered by Tech South West with support from partners who are experts across a range of specialisms, including finance, sales, leadership, cyber, law, marketing, talent and...

Business people collaborating on a platform with details of event listed underneath

Growing your business: It's who you know (and what they know) - Registration now open for this in-person event in Bristol

Aimed at ambitious businesses in the tech space looking to grow, registration is now open for this in-person event taking place in Bristol on the morning of Wednesday 31 January.

Learn how and when to involve professional service advisors in your business.

It's often who you know, and leveraging what they know, that can help you meet the challenges of growing your business.


Alex Ostler

Dorset tech company savvy navvy appoints ex-Google marketer as Chief Marketing Officer

Marine technology company savvy navvy has appointed American-based Alex Ostler as its new Chief Marketing Officer, as the boating navigation app continues to scale up its growth.

Alongside its new Chief Marketing Officer, savvy navvy has also grown its engineering team appointing two new developers based in Berlin and Poland, as the leading global boating navigation app keeps...

Mintivo staff

Wiltshire IT firm sets £10 million turnover target after 50 per cent growth in a year

Wiltshire IT services and solutions company Mintivo has set its sights on hitting £10m turnover within three years after growing 50 per cent in the last 12 months.

The company has made seven new appointments to keep pace with its increase in customers and Managing Director Chris Gough, who co-founded the firm in 2018, expects at least ten more before the end of the year.


Neil Morris, Chief Executive and co-founder at Kelpi

Tech South West reveals scaleup Ones to Watch 2023

Farming robots, ‘Google Maps for boats’ and artificial coral reef cubes are amongst the technologies celebrated in the first ever Tech South West Ones to Watch company showcase in 2023.

Selected from a longlist of nominations submitted by tech hubs, clusters and science parks across the South West, the Ones to Watch project showcases 22 of the tech sector’s most exciting high...

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South West tech accelerator returns after £1m first year success

The only tech business support programme for the whole of the South West of England is launching for its second year, after helping companies secure £1m.

Tech South West StartUp Studio 2021 saw the likes of Paranimo, Eate, Groundwaves, Milbotix and a clutch of other early stage pre-seed companies go on to raise £1m of grants and investment since completing the programme - with some...

Dorset-based savvy navvy secures global partnership with charter company Zizoo

Marine technology company, savvy navvy , has teamed up with Zizoo , the world’s largest boat rental platform, helping responsible marine tourism by giving boat holiday makers across the globe access to its 'Google Maps for boats' app.

Zizoo, which offers over 44,000 boats across 500 destinations worldwide for both experienced and inexperienced boaters, will integrate savvy navvy’s...

Zoe Colosimo, COO and Steve Butterworth, CEO in the members lounge at the Engine Shed

Neighbourly moves to new Engine Shed base

Community engagement and investment platform Neighbourly has announced a move to a new base at Bristol's Engine Shed following another successful funding round that will further accelerate the growth of the business.

Employing 80 people, Neighbourly was set up in 2014 as the first solution of its kind, with the aim of connecting businesses with local vetted good causes across the UK...