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Arts and Minecrafts: Local housebuilder calls for South West gamers to design its houses

Worried about how much time your child (or spouse) spends gaming? Well worry no more ─ a local housebuilder has come up with the productive solution for gamers this summer, and it could just help them discover their dream career.

Whether it’s Minecraft, The Sims, Roblox or even Animal Crossing, Redrow is calling for gamers across the country to digitally recreate one if its homes or...

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South West tech firms driving economic recovery

A survey of more than 300 leaders of tech SMEs across the South West has revealed the extent of the sector's resilience through the pandemic and indicated the region 's technology businesses are in a strong position as the economy recovers.

The research, commissioned by Bristol-based Antidote Communications, in conjunction with TechSpark, saw 49% of surveyed tech business leaders...

Jake Parish, managing director

Innovex Global moves to South West cyber hub

Innovex Global is moving its HQ to Cheltenham’s Cyber Central, the UK's focal point of activity in cyber security, to accommodate the growth and future expansion plans of its international executive search businesses.

The move comes as the firm celebrates unprecedented growth in the last year whilst supporting clients with C-suite hire across the cyber, fintech and technology sectors...

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Bristol Technology Festival returns to showcase one of Europe’s leading tech communities

Bristol Technology Festival (BTF) is back for its third edition from October 10th to October 15th 2021.

The South West city will host over 50 events with themes spanning the breadth and depth of Bristol’s growing tech and digital sector. The current plans are to hold the events in a hybrid model with a selection of online talks and others at limited capacity venues, stay tuned for...

Bristol's music-tech start-up adds to 80,000 users with new launch, a smart linking tool and digital marketing platform for artists, has released an upgrade to its beta version as it aims to add to its 80,000 users.

This latest version builds on previous capabilities focused at helping artists gain profile in a vibrant independent global music scene. The platform has been used by established stars to boost their profile, including...

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The UK’s secret weapon for change: our tech clusters

Tech is the fastest growing industry in the UK. This opens huge opportunities for positioning the UK as global tech leaders and creating a more equitable world of work for the next generation. Yet London still accounts for a large majority of tech activity in the UK, acting as a magnet for local and foreign investment, as well as capitalising on the more traditional sectors that have a...

David Malpass, President, World Bank

“Focus on Climate Change” World Bank President urges South West tech sector

The President of the World Bank has told South West Tech Daily that the region’s tech sector should focus on the fight against climate change.

David Malpass addressed G7 Leaders on Sunday in Cornwall where he laid out plans to help the planet transition away from coal with “green bonds” and “climate credits” that hope to end, what he called, “green washing” by countries. Mr Malpass...

Bath coding bootcamp iO Academy expands North

Award-winning Bath coding bootcamp iO Academy is expanding with the launch of a new location in Sheffield.

iO Academy has partnered with the newly launched EyUp Skills, a venture from entrepreneur David Richards, founder of the Yorkshire and Silicon Valley based technology company WANdisco, for their expansion to the north.

The partnership is formed around the vital role of...

Five things for the South West tech industry to shout about at the G7

With the G7 starting in Carbis Bay on June 11, the South West has a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to showcase the best of its thriving technology ecosystem.

Preparations have been underway for months for the meeting of world leaders including Joe Biden, Angela Merkel and Boris Johnson on the Cornish coast. The conference’s Build Back Better slogan encapsulates an ambition to create...