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New programme launched to bring South West tech to the world

A new business support programme has launched to support South West tech companies to scale overseas.

The GO Global programme , delivered by Tech South West, is free to access and designed for companies who are currently scaling or looking to scale overseas.

Run in partnership with global financial consultancy firm RSM , with support from the Department for International...

John Courtney, CEO of Boardroom Advisors

South West business support firm authorised by Home Office for Startup Visa Endorsements

South West-based Boardroom Advisors have now been officially authorised by the UK Home Office to act as an Endorsing Body for Startup Visa applications.

This is the second Visa for which Boardroom Advisors, based in Exeter, Bristol and Cheltenham, is now an Endorsing Body. The news follows the authorisation from the Home Office last year for the Innovator Visa, for which the firm has...


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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Marine-i funds Innovation Accelerator Programme for local businesses

Marine-i is supporting a new three-part coaching programme to help local businesses bring their innovation ideas to market.

Part funded by the European Regional Development Fund, Marine-i is designed to help the marine technology sector in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly grow through harnessing the full potential of research and innovation.

This new programme is aimed at...

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How does your tech brand achieve it’s true potential?

A guest post by Astley Media , as part of the Tech South West StartUp Studio Insight blog series.

In a world where brands are competing for their audience’s attention it can be hard to cut through the noise.

At Astley Media we have developed five key steps to better plan your marketing strategy and build your communications around more than just sales messaging, so...

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Tech, media and the debt market

RSM share their insight into debt, funding and the tech industry.

Equity or debt funding? Media and tech business have access to both. But the magic of a well-funded business is in balancing the two.

Walking that line means taking on as much debt as you can manage – because it’s cheap and easy to access – but not so much that it burdens and risks the business. These forces are in...