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July 11, 2018
Bringing the Best of the West to Bristol

Tech South West is teaming up with the Engine Shed in Bristol and Tech Nation to bring techies together from across the region.

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June 18, 2018
Exciting South West tech developments in 2018

Devon and Cornwall tech boosted Britain’s economy by £605 million in 2017. We look at some exciting developments and companies this year...

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April 26, 2018
New group launches to promote tech businesses in northern Devon

First meeting hears of ‘perfect storm’ in cyber crime...

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March 21, 2018
HMRC extend window of opportunity to amend historic R&D claims

HMRC are giving companies an additional three months to go back and amend their R&D tax claims, following a change in HMRC guidance...

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February 14, 2018
What's your plan of attack?

Take a bird's-eye view of your business with Hazlewoods' team of experts on 28th February...

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January 25, 2018
Optimism across South West tech sector

Tech firms in the South West remain optimistic about their prospects in 2018...

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January 9, 2018
What counts in the R&D field?

Businesses who recognise that the tax support is focused at ‘on the ground’ activities can reap considerable benefits...

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December 4, 2017
Take the Tech South West Survey

The Tech South West survey seeks out key insights into the region’s tech sector, including tech trends for 2018, and prospects for growth...

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November 20, 2017
R&D - It's not just about NASA

Last month, HMRC released updated statistics on the support that it provides to businesses via Research and Development (R&D) tax relief...

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November 17, 2017
Tech in Downing Street

Steering group member Nick Sturge was at Downing Street this week to meet with the Prime Minister to discuss key tech sector issues...

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October 31, 2017
South West Growth Summit

Chairman Toby Parkins reports from the South West Growth Summit. A key outcome of the South West Growth Summit held in Exeter...

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October 31, 2017
Launch of CIOS Skills Hub

The Cornwall and Isles of Scilly (CIOS) have launched their Skills Hub, to help businesses upskill and overcome barriers to growth.

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October 31, 2017
Bath Digital Festival 2017

Bath Digital Festival celebrated the technology and digital innovation in the South West earlier this month.

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October 31, 2017
Computech receive Queen's Award for Enterprise

Computech IT Services have joined an elite group of companies in receiving the Queen’s Award for Enterprise 2017.

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October 31, 2017
Headforwards nominated for Western Morning News Business Awards

Headdorwards have been nominated for two WMN Business Awards; ‘Business of the Year’, and ‘Best Technological or Creative Business’.

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October 31, 2017
Tech South West 'Show and Tell'

Tech companies have the opportunity to showcase their expertise at our 'Show and Tell' event on 28 November...

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September 28, 2017
The search is on to find the best tech business in the West

The Western Morning News Business Awards has launched a new category for the Best Tech or Creative Business of the Year and they want to ...

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September 28, 2017
Bath Digital Festival | Bringing People and Tech Together

The Bath Digital Festival brings people and technology together to explore the thriving digital scene in Bath and get hands on experience..

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September 28, 2017
Tech South West announces Barclays sponsorship

Tech South West which has around 500 members and is free to join, has announced Barclays and blur Group as its first corporate sponsors....

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September 28, 2017
Award-winning Bristol Start-Up YellowDog Gains 1000th Sign Up

The team behind the award-winning start-up, YellowDog, has reached a key milestone - 1000 sign-ups to its innovative YellowDog platform...

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September 28, 2017
'Lost Weekend' Returns to Exeter

Tech fans are in for a treat when ‘Lost Weekend’ arrives in Exeter this October.Great music, playable art, thought provoking ideas and tech

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September 26, 2017
New Chairman for Tech South West

Founder of Headforwards takes on key role as Barclays announced as corporate sponsor...

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August 3, 2017
Best of the West

Tech South West has been working with the Western Morning News to compile a ‘Tech Firms to Watch’ list. It’s part of an initiative by...

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July 27, 2017
Probert Legal: Preparing for GDPR

It seems that almost a quarter of small UK businesses still haven’t started preparing data protection rules that are less than a year...

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July 27, 2017
Digital Plymouth Conference tickets on sale now

With a few remaining tickets, the Digital Plymouth Conference is shaping up to be the best tech conference in Devon. The conference will...

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July 27, 2017
New plans for Torbay’s bid to turbo-charge its high tech industries

This is how the new £9m innovation centre designed to turbo change Torbay’s high tech industries could look. An application has now been...

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July 27, 2017
Exclusive discount to Tech Exeter Conference

Tech Exeter is holding its annual conference on Friday 8th September: Fresh Tech 17 - New Technologies | Fresh Thinking. This year they...

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July 27, 2017
Reach Robotics secure £5.8m investment

A robotics company, based at the University of the West of England, has secured a £5.8m investment for their future. Reach Robotics...

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June 26, 2017
Headforwards Hit 100

It has been just over 12 months since outsource software development company Headforwards celebrated their 5th birthday. A year ago they...

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June 26, 2017
Software Cornwall School Work Experience Programme

Software Cornwall members are hosting and supporting their annual work experience project week from 10th – 14th July 2017. This work expe...

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June 26, 2017
The SPARKies 2017 Shortlist Announced

This year has seen a record number of nominations for the SPARKies tech and digital awards 2017, and they’ve been some of the highest qua...

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June 26, 2017
Silicon Valley, Meet Silicon Gorge

Bristol’s business and innovation hub Engine Shed has invited Silicon Valley Bank (SVB) to the city for a free one-off event offering val...

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June 26, 2017
Fresh Tech Conference Hosted by University of Exeter - September 8th

Tech Exeter Conference - the multi-disciplinary, grassroots tech conference returns, with its inclusive, community ethos, and friendly...

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June 9, 2017
General Election Uncertainty

Businesses don’t like uncertainty, particularly when it straddles both the political and economic spheres. An EU referendum, no political...

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March 1, 2017
Tech South West Survey Results Point to a Positive Outlook for South West Tech Sector

Today we can reveal the findings from the first Tech South West Annual Survey, which point to high levels of optimism for growth across...

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February 23, 2017
‘High’ Demand for Digital Skills in the South West, Survey Says

The results of a survey into demand for digital skills across Cornwall, Devon and Somerset have been released by Exeter-based Aptus Recru...

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January 26, 2017
Exeter Event Sets the Tech South West Agenda for 2017

Public and private sector organisations from across the South West came together at Tech South West Connect in Exeter yesterday, to help...

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December 6, 2016
Tech South West Survey: Have Your Voice Heard

Take part in the first region-wide tech survey. Have your voice heard and help shape Tech South West's 2017 strategy...

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November 24, 2016
Tech South West Connect 2017: Your Invitation to the Future

Tech South West Connect 2017 takes place in Exeter on Wednesday 25th January 2017. Register now to secure your place and get involved!

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November 9, 2016
SAVE THE DATE | Exeter Event - Wednesday 25th January 2017

We will be hosting an event on Wednesday 25th January 2017 at blur Group’s Exeter Science Park HQ to shape plans for 2017...

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October 25, 2016
#TSWPlymouth16: ‘We Are Bigger Together’

If there was one idea that came out of last week’s event in Plymouth which succinctly communicated why Tech South West was founded in the...

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August 17, 2016
Tech South West is Coming to Plymouth

The next Tech South West event will take place in Plymouth on Thursday 20th October 2016. Join the conversation to shape what comes next...

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June 21, 2016
Continuing the Tech South West Conversation in Cornwall

Held in partnership with Software Cornwall and Pool Innovation Centre last Thursday (16th June), Tech South West’s first event in Cornwall..

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May 13, 2016
Tech South West Event in Bristol & Bath

In partnership with TechSPARK and the Engine Shed, the first Tech South West Bristol & Bath event will take place on Thursday 23 June at...

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May 13, 2016
Tech South West Event in Cornwall

Tickets are going fast for the first Tech South West Cornwall event. Held in partnership with Software Cornwall and Pool Innovation...

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March 21, 2016
First Tech South West Report Launched

Emerging tech hubs hold the key to the future success of the region’s tech sector, according to the first Tech South West report. The rep...

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December 9, 2015
The Launch of Tech South West

Yesterday (Tuesday 8 December) marked the launch of Tech South West: an initiative spearheaded by blur Group, which aims to showcase the...

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December 7, 2015
Tech South West Event, Exeter Science Park, Tuesday December 8

Do we have what it takes to become a leading technology centre; a centre of global excellence and innovation that demands and deserves at...

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