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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...

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Robust growth for Bristol-based Clue as demand for digitalising investigations grows

South West SaaS company Clue has reported strong quarterly momentum in the first quarter of 2022, as it develops its intelligence platform for investigation and case management.

The Bristol-based firm has won high-profile customers active in the investigation and prevention of human trafficking, economic crime, environmental crime, sports corruption and safeguarding, and was named ‘...

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Australian Government calls on South West startup to help with UK expansion of tech businesses

Bristol-based growth marketing startup HdE AGENCY has been selected by the Australian Trade and Investment Commission, Austrade , to help Australian exporters expand into the UK market.

HdE AGENCY will be using their specialist skills, knowledge and network to help connect ambitious Australian businesses across a variety of tech sectors to the UK market, starting with Fintech....

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South West "closing economic gap" on London, EY report finds

The South West has been named as one of only two regions in England that will narrow the economic gap on London by 2025.

While the pandemic has helped to narrow the UK’s regional economic divide, the gap between London and the rest of the country is set to grow again during the recovery in all regions except the South West and East Midlands, according to a new report by the...

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Over 100 innovation startups supported by SW University Enterprise Zone

More than 100 innovative businesses have been supported by Future Space, launched just five years ago in 2016 by the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol), a new report has revealed.

Managed for the university by Oxford Innovation , Future Space provides office space, labs, workshops, and co-working space at the heart of the University’s main Frenchay Campus.

One...

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South West tech-focussed agency sees early 2022 surge

South West-based marketing and PR agency Astley Media has welcomed four new clients to its portfolio of regional and national brands.

South West Business Council , Somerset West and Taunton Council , the Heart of the South West LEP and software development company CoreBlue , have joined the award-winning agency in 2022 to develop their marketing, brand, and communications.

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Mike Robinson, founder of Now & Then

£33,000 funding from Aerospace Cornwall for Falmouth University start-up

A startup from Falmouth University’s venture studio, Launchpad , has received an offer of funding from Aerospace Cornwall allowing it to move into the next phase of development.

Now & Then , founded by Mike Robinson, provides tools for attractions, museums, and places of interest to easily create guided tours uniquely tailored to each user, using pre-existing or new content....

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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...

Buoyant South West tech sector expects strong 2021

Tech companies across the South West are expecting a positive and profitable 2021, according to a new survey.

Some 80% are confident or very confident about their prospects in 2021, with 92% planning to up their recruitment in the next twelve months.

The survey, carried out by Tech South West , also found 81% were positive about their economic fortunes in the last year....