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Celebrating the Tech South West Awards 2020

Tech South West takes a fond look back at the first ever virtual awards for Tech South West held in 2020:

The Tech South West Awards are all about showcasing and celebrating the best tech brands in the South West, and we were keen to make sure that ‘going virtual’ wouldn’t reduce the excitement, anticipation and celebratory atmosphere of the real thing.

Straight away, our...

Mike Barritt: Lifetime Achievement Award nominee at the Tech South West Awards

In SWTD’s final article on the nominees for the Lifetime Achievement Award at the Tech South West Awards, we spoke to Mike Barritt, co-founder of Software Cornwall and one of the county’s most prominent tech entrepreneurs.

In 2010, Mike Barritt was one of the founding Directors of Software Cornwall, the not-for-profit membership organisation supporting the tech sector in Cornwall....

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Greville Commins: Lifetime Achievement Award nominee at the Tech South West Awards

In SWTD's third profile of the nominees for the Lifetime Achievement Award at the Tech South West Awards , we look at the career of Greville Commins, who recently retired as SETsquared Bristol's Entrepreneur in Residence [EiR] after 15 years in the role.

During his time at SETsquared Bristol, Greville personally supported about 100 start-ups in their growth journey, through their...

Zara Nanu: Lifetime Achievement Award nominee at the Tech South West Awards

In our second story on the nominees for the Lifetime Achievement Award at the Tech South West Awards , SWTD profiles Zara Nanu, founder and chief executive of software business Gapsquare.

Zara founded Gapsquare in Bristol where, with her talented team, she has developed software that analyses pay gaps for employee demographics such as gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation and...

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Rob Bosworth: Lifetime Achievement Award nominee at the Tech South West Awards

This week, South West Tech Daily is profiling the four nominees for the Lifetime Achievement Award at the Tech South West Awards , which take place on 25th November.

First up is Rob Bosworth, Deputy Chief Executive Officer at Exeter College.

Rob has been a central figure in developing the Exeter education ecosystem for more than 20 years and has played an integral role in...

Zoe Taylor, chief executive of Sparkol

Three South West firms named Rising Stars by The Times

Three South West businesses have been named "rising stars" by The Times in an article highlighting the region's most exciting scaleup companies.

The companies are Bristol subsea robotics developer Rovco , video software business Sparkol , also from Bristol, and Cecilys's , a vegan ice cream maker from Redruth. Rovco and Sparkol have previously been recognised as winners of Tech South...