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Georgia Barrie, CEO at secures grant to grow mobile training platform for use in emerging economies

Bristol innovator has been awarded a £20,000 grant by the West of England Growth Hub’s Business Innovation Fund to grow its mobile training platform for people in emerging economies. ’s training platform helps organisations to address the challenges and opportunities presented by the rapid increase in smartphone use in more remote communities.


CareScribe team photographed in Bristol

Richard Purcell, CareScribe: "Everyone has the right to live the life they wish"

Richard Purcell is the co-founder and director of Bristol-based assistive technology company CareScribe .

Richard is an NHS doctor and entrepreneur, working to develop innovative assistive technologies designed to promote and enable accessibility and inclusion in education and the workplace.

Can you tell us a bit about CareScribe?

At CareScribe, we build technology to help...

Co-founders Tanuvi Ethunandan & Erin Morris

Data Duopoly opens fundraising avocado round to accelerate growth

Data Duopoly today announced it opened a fundraising bid for £600k EIS for its large seed round.

Driven by data and creativity, Data Duopoly create the best possible visitor experience through the development of mobile applications. Its products aim to solve the issue of congestion and frustrations experienced by visitors by facilitating personalised incentives to actively disperse...

A hand holds a phone showing the XplorTINCOAST landing page. There is a coastal background.

West Cornwall’s wild Tin Coast brought to life with new interactive app

The Tin Coast Partnership have commissioned award-winning Cornish tech firm, Data Duopoly, to develop an interactive experience for visitors exploring the tin mining World Heritage Sites in West Cornwall.

The XplorTINCOAST app aims to bring this wild stretch of coastline and its historical stories to life, better connecting visitors to the area. As well as enhancing the visitor...

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Cornish tech startup secures £500k from MoD

A Cornish tech startup is one of three in the UK to have been chosen by the Ministry of Defence to design the "soldier of the future".

Ultrabeam Hydrographic has received £500,000 from the Defence and Security Accelerator’s £2m Map the Gap Phase 2 fund, a competition which aims to develop semi-autonomous reconnaissance and survey systems that help the military cross obstacles such as...

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....

Abode PR team

Global success for Bath-based PR tech agency, Abode PR

Abode PR , the Bath-based, award-winning global B2B technology public relations agency, is delighted to celebrate an outstanding year for the business with new international clients, a growing headcount and an exciting brand refresh.

Abode PR was created in 2017 by Founder & Director Jessica Gillingham, also a former director of Visit Bath, after identifying a niche in the short-...

The HdE Agency staff with their logo above

Bristol start-up becomes only company in the South West to be shortlisted for “Best Start-up” at the 2021 UK Digital Growth Awards

A Bristol-based digital marketing start-up, which has beaten the odds and experienced unprecedented growth during the global pandemic, has had its work recognised by being the only agency in the south west to be shortlisted in the 2021 UK Digital Growth Awards .

HdE AGENCY is a Bristol-based performance growth marketing agency based at the Engine Shed , an exciting hub of creativity...

Emily Barrett in a wetsuit with the water in Plymouth behind her

How to Build a Business in One Weekend

Since publishing this article, Plymouth Startup Weekend has decided to reschedule their April event until later this year. Organiser say this will give everyone a chance to come together with bigger, bolder, more innovative ideas.

If you want to learn more about what the Culture and Tourism Weekend is all about and are interested in joining the next Plymouth Startup Weekend...