Bath tech firm’s app will help city’s Minerva’s Owls sculpture trail soar to new heights

Innovative Bluetooth technology developed by Bath firm Blispa will make this summer’s Minerva’s Owls public sculpture trail in the city the UK’s first fully interactive attraction of its kind. Beacons from the firm will allow visitors to interact with the super-sized owl sculptures that will perch around Bath and surrounding towns between June and September.  Visitors will be able to

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London calling for Bath web designer as he prepares to make his marathon debut

Bath-based web and graphic designer Craig Gill has swapped his Mac for trainers as he prepares to run next Sunday’s London Marathon for the first time. Craig, pictured, who works at Bath PR agency Creatrix, is taking on the challenge in memory of his grandmother Audrey, who died earlier this year from cancer. He will be raising funds for Cancer

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More growth in store for Bath software firm The Filter as it wins clients in retail sector

Bath-based machine learning software company The Filter, co-founded by musician and entrepreneur Peter Gabriel more than a decade ago, took on more new clients in March than in any other month in its history. The success in winning the eight clients comes shortly after the firm, based in The Guild innovation hub, entered the retail sector having established itself as

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Engineering group finds room in Colston Hall’s cellars to boost its support for Bristol’s musical talent

Global engineering technology firm Renishaw has strengthened its support for Bristol’s iconic music venue Colston Hall by agreeing to sponsor a room in its new education suite. The room, which has not yet been named, will be created in the venue’s unused Victorian cellars as part of the £48.8m transformation of the building. The room will be used for a

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University of Bath ‘acceleration hub’ aims to boost region’s digital sector

Business support for 100 digitally-innovative small and medium-sized enterprises from across the West of England is to become available through a new ‘business acceleration hub’ set up by the University of Bath. The university has been awarded £1.5m from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) to deliver start-up, scale-up, open innovation and investment support to help grow 100 digital businesses along with

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IBM praises Bath agency’s African tech-led humanitarian aid project

A tech-based project to improve humanitarian aid efforts in Africa has earned Bath‐based multi‐service marketing agency Edit recognition from IBM. Edit’s solution speeds up the mapping process so that teams can quickly provide humanitarian assistance and also address issues such as female genital mutilation, early marriage, and gender‐based violence that hold back some African communities.  The project was praised by

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60 jobs axed as cash crisis forces long-established Bristol print firm into administration

Bristol print firm Kingsdown Printers has gone into administration with the loss of all 60 jobs. Kingsdown, which had operated for more than 30 years, specialised in designing, producing and supplying lithographic and digital printed materials to clients, including print management companies and blue-chip customers.  Over recent months it faced financial and operational challenges leading to cashflow issues.  Specialist business

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