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A lineup of winners at the Tech South West Awards 2021

Tech South West Awards return to celebrate the best of the sector

The annual Tech South West Awards have opened for entries as the prestigious event returns for a fourth year to celebrate the region’s tech sector.

Covering the whole of the South West from Cornwall, Devon, Dorset and Somerset to Bristol, Bath, Gloucestershire and Wiltshire, the awards showcase innovation across the region’s fastest growing sector.

Awards include Best...

Dan Pritchard, co-founder of Tech South West

Dan Pritchard, Tech South West: "Collaboration is not about winning"

Alone or with others? A spark of insight in a crowded room or during a walk in the wild?

We all have different ways of working things through, getting creative, shaping our plans and actions. For me, collaboration is at the heart of what I strive for, helping build communities for brands. There is no other way. So it was great to talk with the alumni of GLIDE this week, a fantastic...

Matthew Vamplew, Paranimo

Bristol healthtech startup Paranimo adds Nice Group (SW) to its growing client base

Devon-based Nice Group (SW) has partnered with Bristol mental health tech startup Paranimo to boost the wellbeing of its staff.

Paranimo works with technology driven companies to improve their employees’ mental wellbeing, by using their matching intelligence to connect them to the right support online, in person or via the telephone.

Paranimo was one of the first tech...

A small company

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...

A robotics company at work

Talent Summit to be held to tackle growing tech shortages

Around 53 percent of tech companies across the South West say it is impossible or incredibly hard to recruit.

The findings, in a survey carried out by Tech South West , reveal the challenges of talent shortages facing the sector across the region.

Now, a Tech Talent Summit is to be held bringing together tech companies, talent experts and recruitment agencies, universities...

The Esports Academy at Exeter College

First region-wide corporate esports festival comes to the South West

The first corporate esports festival for the whole of the South West is taking place in Exeter next year, organised by Tech South West in partnership with Exeter College .

Esports is one of the fastest growing industries in the world, with a global revenue of over $1bn and an audience of 474m in 2021, according to Newzoo. Esports first appeared as an official medal sport at the Asian...

TSW Awards 2021

Falmouth-based Feritech scoops award for International Success

Feritech , which is based near Falmouth in Cornwall, has scooped the ‘International Success’ award in the Tech South West Awards 2021.

The winners were announced at a live event at Market Hall, Plymouth, last night.

Feritech MD Rob Ferris says: “This is a huge honour and we are delighted to have won this award in the face of stiff competition from right across the South West...

Niki Davies and Martin Barnes present the Tech South West Awards 2021

Best in tech revealed at Tech South West Awards 2021

Winners of this year’s Tech South West Awards have been revealed at a live ceremony at the new multi-million pound Market Hall and Immersive Dome venue in Plymouth.

Artificial reef systems, satellite-powered earth observation and filtration systems to tackle microplastic pollution were among the innovations celebrated at the annual technology awards covering the entire South West...

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Tech South West launches ambitious research project into region's tech sector

Tech South West has appointed strategy consultants and tech insight experts WhiteCap Consulting to deliver a far-reaching project to analyse the scale of growth, impact and emerging opportunities across the South West of England’s tech sector.

Headline partner Deloitte will support the launch of the report in early spring 2022 alongside supporting partners the University of Exeter,...

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Tech South West Awards shortlist reveals best in tech from across the region

Live streaming platforms, carbon-neutral artificial reef systems and an app to support breastfeeding mothers are among the technologies developed by finalists at this year’s Tech South West Awards.

Now in their third year, the awards celebrate the best in tech from across the South West including Bath, Bristol, Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly, Devon, Dorset, Gloucestershire,...