Cyber and Tech

  • More than 1,200 expected at today’s cyber gathering in Gloucestershire

    More than 1,200 expected at today’s cyber gathering in Gloucestershire

    22-10-2020

    Once the world of cyber seemed to distant and secret – but thanks to CyNam word is spreading fast it is a subject everyone should be downloading. The Cheltenham-based not-for-profit organisation...

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  • Tech firm reveals expansion and job creation

    Tech firm reveals expansion and job creation

    14-10-2020

    As we rushed to go on-line as a result of the pandemic the surge in demand has caused a Tewkesbury tech firm to increase its staff numbers by 50 per cent.  SmartSurvey, said it has recruit...

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  • £2m-plus turnover tech firm communicates growth with three new appointments

    £2m-plus turnover tech firm communicates growth with three new appointments

    09-10-2020

    Restructuring triggered by an increase in customer demand has led to the appointment of three new members of staff at a Gloucestershire telecoms and IT specialists.    The Stonehouse-...

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  • Minister opens multi-million pound tech institution 'essential to the economic growth' of the region

    Minister opens multi-million pound tech institution 'essential to the economic growth' of the region

    08-10-2020

    Two visits from a Government minister within a month to Gloucestershire, both celebrating transformational developments in education and training, is nothing to be sniffed at.  Okay, this ...

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  • Why we all have reason to be excited about cyber - Hub8 one year on

    Why we all have reason to be excited about cyber - Hub8 one year on

    05-10-2020

    “There is very good reason for people in the county to be positive” is the message from someone at the heart of the sector which is fast becoming a very visible bedrock of Gloucestershir...

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  • Public to be consulted on plans for city centre campus to attract in 'digital companies with a global reach'

    Public to be consulted on plans for city centre campus to attract in 'digital companies with a global reach'

    29-09-2020

    It will be the London-headquartered developer’s first chance to get feedback from Gloucestrians on its plans for a ‘new social and digital campus’ it hopes will make up part of the...

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  • Little-known Cheltenham tech firm raises £28 million for growth as it doubles in size

    Little-known Cheltenham tech firm raises £28 million for growth as it doubles in size

    25-09-2020

    A British data intelligence company nestled quietly in Cheltenham's Eagle Tower has successfully raised nearly £30 million of funding as it doubles in size through the pandemic.  Rip...

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  • 'New opportunities' help drive firm's turnover to more than £4m a month

    'New opportunities' help drive firm's turnover to more than £4m a month

    23-09-2020

    Covid continues to hover spectre like over this Cotswold-based business, but it has also provided ‘new opportunities’ and helped it take monthly income past £4m.  It is n...

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  • GCHQ passes judgement on Gloucestershire College

    GCHQ passes judgement on Gloucestershire College

    23-09-2020

    When the country’s most famous intelligence base has been watching your work closely and feels fit to pass judgement on it, you can at least be sure what you are doing is of national importanc...

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  • Putting a face to the augmented identity firm with a £91m turnover

    Putting a face to the augmented identity firm with a £91m turnover

    11-09-2020

    When the whole raison d'être of your business is security of the kind that keeps our transactions safe and secure, shouting about your own is just not going to happen.  But we believ...

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  • Government Minister arrives in Gloucestershire to click 'go' on new cyber degree apprenticeships

    Government Minister arrives in Gloucestershire to click 'go' on new cyber degree apprenticeships

    11-09-2020

    A measure of where we are economically, possibly, but certainly a sign of how significant the strides are being taken by Gloucestershire College explain the visit today (September 11) by a Governmen...

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  • GFirst LEP board makes funding decision on multi-million pound development

    GFirst LEP board makes funding decision on multi-million pound development

    03-09-2020

    Before you start thinking this could be bad news for the much-mooted innovation centre pencilled-in for the centre of Cheltenham, think again.   A decision by planning officers at Cheltenh...

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  • Fans raise £500,000 in four days to save football club from administration

    Fans raise £500,000 in four days to save football club from administration

    01-09-2020

    He is a Cheltenham Town FC fan through and through, but football club Wigan Athletic know his name - with the supporters club declaring him “an absolute legend”.  But, aside fr...

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  • Tech firm’s new product signposts the way to more growth in 2020

    Tech firm’s new product signposts the way to more growth in 2020

    27-08-2020

    A technology firm hidden away in the Five Valleys in Gloucestershire has just launched a new product it predicts will see it achieve double digit growth through 2020.   With products desig...

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  • Crucial meeting ahead for multi-million pound Cheltenham innovation centre

    Crucial meeting ahead for multi-million pound Cheltenham innovation centre

    26-08-2020

    Celebrations rang out this month when the much-mooted multi-million-pound mixed-use innovation centre for Cheltenham cleared its planning hurdle – but were they raising the champagne glasses p...

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  • Approval for £5.2 million innovation centre and Growth Hub

    Approval for £5.2 million innovation centre and Growth Hub

    25-08-2020

    The GFirst LEP-backed £5.2 million innovation hub for Cheltenham town centre has been given the go ahead by planners, part of five projects expected to create nearly 1,000 jobs. When comp...

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  • 'White paper' provides clarity on social media for businesses and marketers

    'White paper' provides clarity on social media for businesses and marketers

    25-08-2020

    One of Gloucestershire’s best known and most respected social media experts has released her own ‘white paper’ summary of the pandemic so far to help businesses and marketeers surviv...

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  • All nodes lead to Cheltenham: New cyber business park will create 11,500 jobs and £835m annually

    All nodes lead to Cheltenham: New cyber business park will create 11,500 jobs and £835m annually

    21-08-2020

    Cyber Central UK business park would create 11,500 jobs, contribute and extra £835m GVA annually to the economy and add £15 million more to business rates in Gloucestershire.  ...

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  • Tech firm offers up free tools to help get businesses moving again

    Tech firm offers up free tools to help get businesses moving again

    20-08-2020

    A tech firm from Gloucestershire which specialises in helping businesses gather data has laid out a free tool box of goodies to help county companies.  Firms keen to understand the impact ...

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  • New innovation centre will create 20 jobs and be home to 50 start-up businesses

    New innovation centre will create 20 jobs and be home to 50 start-up businesses

    14-08-2020

    A £1 million award will help create a new work space for businesses, generate 20 jobs and support up to 50 start-up businesses over a five year period.  This is the grand vision unve...

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  • Female hackers launch new Gloucestershire society

    Female hackers launch new Gloucestershire society

    07-08-2020

    Last night marked another milestone in Gloucestershire’s journey deeper into the world of cyber, with the launch of the Cheltenham-based chapter of the UK Ladies Hacking Society.  Th...

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  • The family firm spearheading Gloucestershire’s new £2m-plus construction skills centre

    The family firm spearheading Gloucestershire’s new £2m-plus construction skills centre

    06-08-2020

    When GFirst LEP revealed this week it had helped secure the county £11.3 million to be split between five investment projects to create nearly 1,000 jobs there was plenty of celebrating. ...

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  • How £3.3m will help build two new job-creating innovation centres

    How £3.3m will help build two new job-creating innovation centres

    05-08-2020

    Yesterday GFirst LEP dropped the happy news that £11.3 million of investment had been won to kickstart projects across Gloucestershire creating 1,000 jobs and driving the economy.   ...

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  • Shortlist of development partners drawn up for £400m Golden Valley project

    Shortlist of development partners drawn up for £400m Golden Valley project

    28-07-2020

    Six businesses have been shortlisted as development partners for what is being billed as Cheltenham’s £400m Golden Valley Development.  According to Cheltenham Borough Council, whi...

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  • Councillors click yes for transformative £400m cyber park and 1,000 homes

    Councillors click yes for transformative £400m cyber park and 1,000 homes

    22-07-2020

    It was a case of one small step closer to one giant leap forward for Gloucestershire after possibly the most dramatic development plans for the county in recent years cleared the first allbeit ...

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  • This woman could hold the key to survival and even growth for your business

    This woman could hold the key to survival and even growth for your business

    16-07-2020

    As we made our way through the lockdown imposed to fight the pandemic one of the overriding fears gripping businesses has been ‘will my customers come back?’.  We are creatures...

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  • The story of the digital mastermind helping write a Gloucestershire book festival’s next chapter

    The story of the digital mastermind helping write a Gloucestershire book festival’s next chapter

    15-07-2020

    The irony of a book festival being accessible only through a digital platform is not lost on Andrew Longhurst.  Founder and boss of MMOUK, it is his services Stroud Book Festival has turne...

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  • Airport tech will help you get a drink at the bar – and tell you when the toilet is free!

    Airport tech will help you get a drink at the bar – and tell you when the toilet is free!

    02-07-2020

    A Cotswold company renowned for its digital people management systems for airports and transport hubs world-wide, has turned its talent to aiding the punter get his first pint after lockdown.  ...

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  • Tech firm enables Stroud Book Festival to write another chapter in 2020

    Tech firm enables Stroud Book Festival to write another chapter in 2020

    26-06-2020

    Rather than succumb to entirely to covid-19 lockdown ever innovative organizers of the popular Stroud Book Festival is to write a very special chapter in its history this.  For the first t...

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  • Employers needed to help keep 20 top cyber degree apprentices in Gloucestershire

    Employers needed to help keep 20 top cyber degree apprentices in Gloucestershire

    19-06-2020

    Twenty “outstanding candidates” have been offered conditional places on the new cyber degree apprenticeship course at Gloucestershire College – but need an employer to start their ...

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  • Recruitment drive as tech firm goes from strength to strength

    Recruitment drive as tech firm goes from strength to strength

    11-06-2020

    The drive to online has only strengthened the consistent growth already being experienced at a Gloucestershire tech firm.  The Tewkesbury-based business said it “continued to go from...

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  • Partnership between cyber business group and college will benefit county's economy

    Partnership between cyber business group and college will benefit county's economy

    10-06-2020

    Its influence growing and its name all over anything to do with cyber in Gloucestershire, now CyNam has won the backing on its biggest college.  Gloucestershire College said it has agreed ...

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  • Pandemic has only strengthened a sector set to lead Gloucestershire’s economy

    Pandemic has only strengthened a sector set to lead Gloucestershire’s economy

    04-06-2020

    As other sectors rock and roll under the thunder clouds of the coronavirus pandemic one has been not just resolutely sure footed, but growing stronger. Its significance much trumpeted, its network ve...

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  • Search starts for investment partner in £400m cyber park project

    Search starts for investment partner in £400m cyber park project

    15-05-2020

    When your 'to do list' contains plans to develop 200 hectares of Gloucestershire countryside into a £400 million you can be forgiven for making a big thing out of the launch.  This i...

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  • New digital business born from adopt a grandparent campaign

    New digital business born from adopt a grandparent campaign

    12-05-2020

    Nearly 80,000 volunteers from around the world have signed up to an adopt a grandparent campaign run by a Gloucestershire communications agency.  The agency, specialising in the care secto...

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  • David Woodfine, director of Cyber Security Associates:  Staying cyber safe – an expert guide to working from home

    David Woodfine, director of Cyber Security Associates: Staying cyber safe – an expert guide to working from home

    27-04-2020

    As we prepare for possible restrictions to business activities and encourage more home working, it is  is important to remember ...

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