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Chris Phippen, Hatless Studios: Tackling the tech talent crisis

Chris Phippen is the founder of Hatless Studios

In today’s rapidly evolving digital landscape, businesses in the South West face a daunting challenge – the scarcity of skilled tech talent. Businesses in the region have identified this as one of their biggest obstacles, hindering growth and innovation. However, there is a glimmer of hope on the horizon: Hatless Talent, a...

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Helitune opens its doors to the future

Northern Devon aerospace engineering company,Helitune opened its doors on 30 January to a host of local community groups from schools to sport clubs as well as its key suppliers, highlighting the specialist technology that is uniquely built at the company’s headquarters in Torrington.

Helitune, which has over 30 years’ proven track record within the arena of Vibration Health...

BETA100 founders Camilla Carrapatoso and May Ireland

New digital platform launched to "shake up the startup ecosystem"

A startup from Falmouth University’s Venture Studio , Launchpad , has just launched their platform - a network of talent that companies can use to build up their product and grow their businesses. It all starts with a project that can be awarded in cash, equity or a blend of both.

Founded by Camilla Carrapatoso and May Ireland, BETA100 aims to be a platform for the future of work; a...

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Pilot project launched to support ex-service personnel into cyber careers

This Armed Forces week, Wiltshire-based social enterprise SaluteMyJob is launching a funded pilot of its new programme to support ex-forces men and women into cyber careers.

The Cyber Career Jumpstart programme is being delivered in partnership with the South West and Swindon and Wilts Cyber Security Clusters, IBM, Hirevue and SHL, and funded by the Department for Digital, Culture,...

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Matt Hill, Nice Group: Why we embraced a nine day fortnight

Totnes-based digital specialists Nice Group recently announced a move to a nine day fortnight for all staff.

South West Tech Daily speaks to Nice Group Managing Director, Matt Hill, about the change.

At Nice Group we’ve always tried to put our people first, and ensure that staff feel respected, trusted and able to achieve a healthy work-life balance. In fact it’s written...

Caroline Orr, Marketing Director at Astley Media

Caroline Orr, Astley Media: How can South West tech brands plug into regional opportunities?

Caroline Orr, Marketing Director at Astley Media , shares her insight on the SW Tech Analysis Report and how tech brands in the region can plug into regional opportunities.

The South West Tech Analysis Report reveals the opportunities and challenges facing the region’s tech sector.

Often, they are two sides of the same coin.

Take geography, for example. Are we a...

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Local Skills Report sets priorities for the region

The Heart of the South West Skills Launchpad , part of the Heart of the South West Local Enterprise Partnership (HotSW LEP), has launched a Local Skills Report, which sets out priorities for the region for 2022 to 2024.

The report recognises that the area's economy is shaped and led by the skills of its residents and businesses, but that the level of those holding a higher-level...

David Tansley of Deloitte

Dave Tansley, Deloitte: It’s time for the South West tech sector to grasp this amazing opportunity for growth

Dave Tansley, UK vice chair at Deloitte , shares his insight on the inaugural South West Tech Analysis Report and why this report will galvanise the tech community in a journey of collaboration for growth.

Involvement as headline sponsor in the commissioning of this report was an obvious choice for Deloitte. Mapping out and understanding the existing ecosystem has never been as...

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Award-winning iO Academy launches new course in Data Science and Machine Learning

The award-winning South West-based coding training provider iO Academy is launching a new course in data science and machine learning . Taking place in May 2022, the online course has been designed for software developers of all levels, from bootcamp graduates to senior engineers.

A recent Tech South West talent survey revealed data science and machine learning to be among the most...

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Are tech companies making the most of the recruitment opportunities in the South West?

A recent survey of the South West tech sector commissioned by Tech South West revealed that over half of tech companies in the region are finding it impossible or very difficult to recruit.

This is perhaps par for the course given the meteoric growth of the region’s tech sector, which has seen an increase in Venture Capital investment of over 500% since 2016 and a corresponding boom...