Beyond the horizon: investing in the South West’s sustainable tech future

Steve Butterworth, Neighbourly

Steve Butterworth, CEO at Neighbourly Last month, I had the privilege of attending the Tech South West showcase as part of London Tech Week, representing Neighbourly as an event partner alongside an impressive array of innovative companies from our region.  The event wasn’t just a demonstration of technological prowess; it was a powerful statement about…

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Robert Hillier: The South West must seize this opportunity

Robert Hillier, Lead Writer of the Look South West prospectus

Robert Hiller is the Lead Writer of Look South West, a prospectus for the tech industry in the South West of England. In the late 1990s I was a BBC trainee reporter based at Radio Cornwall. One of my early assignments was recording a piece on the county’s first internet cafe – in Newquay. I…

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Bristol innovators pioneer photonics microchip technology to inspire new generation of engineers

Light Trace Photonics

Bristol startup Light Trace Photonics is developing photonic microchip technology to help UK companies develop and deliver microchip-enabled innovations. Photonic technologies generate, detect and manipulate light to power systems such as fibre optic broadband, medical imaging devices and quantum technologies. The company’s first product is a revolutionary education tool that enables students to get hands-on…

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South West AI firm receives £800k funding boost from local investors

A South West company specialising in artificial intelligence (AI) solutions for the insurance industry has closed a funding round to the tune of £800,000, with backing from investors based within the South West region. Intelligent AI, which has offices in Newquay and Exeter and is part of the Tech South West Growth Forge accelerator programme,…

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Building a strong employer brand in the tech industry

EVO wp

This white paper by Tech South West Talent Partner EVO Talent delves into the importance of employer branding for business owners, founders ,and managing directors of UK-based tech companies. Learn more about EVO Talent at

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Tech South West Marketing Partner becomes B Corp


Tech South West Marketing Partner Program has announced its certification as a B Corporation (B Corp), joining a growing movement of over 2,000 UK companies that are reinventing business for the benefit of all people and our shared planet. An award-winning brand and marketing agency based in Bristol and Exeter, Program works with positive impact…

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CyNam secures funding to foster secure innovation in Gloucestershire’s emerging tech landscape


CyNam, the cyber security cluster for Cheltenham and Gloucestershire, has been awarded funding for the prestigious Barclays Eagle Labs Ecosystem Partnership Programme. CyNam has been convening Cheltenham and Gloucestershire’s cyber security community since 2017, encouraging collaboration, networking, and innovation to unlock the potential of the ecosystem and drive prosperity regionally. According to CyNam, this funding…

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Bath Digital Festival returns


Bath Digital Festival returns this May, and forget about Jane Austen. This is all about cutting-edge tech. Curated by techSPARK and split across three days, the event will focus on three internationally impactful themes, all with strong roots and foundations in the City of Bath: Sport, Space and Cities.  Each theme has been carefully selected to…

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