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COVID-19 & UK Tech SMEs: Demand for tech in the “new normal”

COVID-19 & UK Tech SMEs: Demand for tech in the “new normal”

With people cut adrift from the physical world, digital solutions have already become increasingly important for both consumers and ...

Covid-19 is demonstrating the vital role of insurance

Covid-19 is demonstrating the vital role of insurance

Whilst accelerating its disruption The insurance industry is at the forefront of the crisis, and it needs to adapt to tackle the ...

Equity investment in UK tech firms increased to £4bn last year

Equity investment in UK tech firms increased to £4bn last year

Within tech, the sectors receiving the largest share of deals were software and life sciences

Location tech: the driving force behind the digital economy

Location tech: the driving force behind the digital economy

The switch to digital has had rippling affects across industries, especially retail.

Innovation experts discuss embracing business reinvention

Innovation experts discuss embracing business reinvention

Businesses have the unique opportunity to ‘think the unthinkable’, to drive innovation to ensure long-term success.

UK fintechs lost funding due to equity problems

UK fintechs lost funding due to equity problems

‘Making fintech work for fintechs’ report is based on a survey of 59 UK fintech founders and exposes the impact.

Fintechs join forces to support small businesses

Fintechs join forces to support small businesses

UK’s largest small business loan platform Funding Circle, has entered a strategic partnership to provide £300 million of lending to ...

EIT Digital launch DATA against Covid-19

EIT Digital launch DATA against Covid-19

EIT Digital’s DeepHack brought together students, entrepreneurs and innovators to develop digital solutions for data driven epidemic ...

UK looks to healthtech startups during the pandemic

UK looks to healthtech startups during the pandemic

The UK’s healthtech sector has rallied its world-class talent and skills to help in the fight against coronavirus.

Leading VCs discuss the future of innovation post coronavirus

Leading VCs discuss the future of innovation post coronavirus

A panel found big regional differences in the way funds have responded to the new reality, resulting from COVID-19 lockdown.

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Business Interruption Loan Scheme

Business Interruption Loan Scheme

Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS) SMEs Factsheet - BBB

Coronavirus: Information for businesses and employers

Coronavirus: Information for businesses and employers

A coronavirus public health campaign. The Chancellor has set out a package of temporary, timely and targeted measures to support public

Sunday Times/HSBC – top SME exporters growth 2020

Sunday Times/HSBC – top SME exporters growth 2020

Fast Track 100 is a leading league table of the fastest-growing to the biggest Britain’s top private companies, published in The Sunday

Making a success of subscription – playing the long game

Making a success of subscription – playing the long game

TouchNote Q&A addressing how to make membership models work;  from movies to music, healthy snacks to food boxes and coffee to craft beer.

How fintech accelerators are driving Innovation

How fintech accelerators are driving Innovation

£2bn of Venture Capital, an incredible investment into UK startups, with VC investment into the UK up 37%, according to a KPMG report.

New research shows 70% of start-ups find it easy to secure funding

New research shows 70% of start-ups find it easy to secure funding

In a survey of decision-makers at 250 start-ups, by Soldo, 70% said they found the funding process easy.

Venture Capital investment in UK innovators surges in 2019

Venture Capital investment in UK innovators surges in 2019

Survey by KPMG Private Enterprise, revealed a 22% increase in the amount of money invested in UK fast growth businesses in 2019 ...

ScaleUp Review — SUB connecting the local scaleup ecosystem

ScaleUp Review — SUB connecting the local scaleup ecosystem

Key learnings from local ecosystems

Henley Business Angels: Accepting applications for funding from Entrepreneurs

Henley Business Angels: Accepting applications for funding from Entrepreneurs

Are you are an entrepreneur or know of an entrepreneur who is a graduate of or is connected with Henley Business School or University ...

New report entitled “Top 100: Britain’s Fastest-Growing Businesses”

New report entitled “Top 100: Britain’s Fastest-Growing Businesses”

SyndicateRoom commissioned new data from independent research firm Beauhurst for the report.

Big business are struggling to innovate

Big business are struggling to innovate

London-based digital agency commissioned an independent survey of more than 750 senior decision-makers within UK organisations.

Boards are being left behind by digital

A new report has found that digital innovation has risen rapidly towards the top of boardroom agendas this year (ranking 2nd as a ...

Digital, the most popular sales channel for SMEs

New research shows digital as the most popular sales channel for SMEs. A new survey has revealed the most reliable sales channels for ...

Private wealth the main source of funding for European VCs

New research shows private wealth as the main source of funding for European VCs.

VR and AR to add £1.4 trillion to the global economy by 2030

VR and AR to add £1.4 trillion to the global economy by 2030

Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality are finally coming of age and have the potential to provide a significant boost to the UK economy.

London & South East accounts for 55% of the UK tech economy

The technology industry in London and the South East was worth £47 billion in Gross Value Added (GVA)

US VCs show strong appetite for London tech sector

American investors have been involved in $4.4bn worth of deals into UK companies so far this year

Explore the ScaleUp Annual Review 2019

Explore the ScaleUp Annual Review 2019

This Review highlights the strong progress made, and some of the crucial opportunities and challenges to address moving forward to help

ScaleUp Institute appoints new Chair —ScaleUp Berkshire Advisory Board member. 

ScaleUp Institute appoints new Chair —ScaleUp Berkshire Advisory Board member. 

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A record year for late-stage investment in European technology companies

New report shows investment in tech scale-ups quadruples Tech.eu and Stripe have today released the a new report analysing the state of

Adoption of data is largely fuelled by digital transformation and the increase in digital services

How data centres have transformed business operations According to a report on the future of data centres by CBInsights, there will be ...

UK businesses losing millions due to manual processing of agreements.

Manual contract processing costs UK businesses £10m per year Digital consultancy 4C has released research that reveals that UK ...

A successful Brittlestand Symposium 2019

A successful Brittlestand Symposium 2019

Brittelstand Symposium 2019 —“Fantastic speakers!” “Lots of takeaways!”

Three quarters of UK workforce lack basic cyber training

Three quarters of UK workforce lack basic cyber training

Worksforce cyber skills training

Cybersecurity breaches set to rise

Cybersecurity breaches set to rise

Cybersecurity breaches to increase nearly 70% in next 5 years

Fostering innovation

A failure to innovate remains one of the biggest risks; not only to sustained growth in digital tech industry.

Crowdcube funds 19% of UK unicorns

Crowdcube funds 19% of UK unicorns

Crowdcube platform has helped fuel the growth of three out of 16 of the UK’s active unicorns

UK FinTech’s preparations for EU Exit

UK FinTech’s preparations for EU Exit

Industry survey spotlights UK FinTech’s preparations for EU Exit A new survey is released today by Innovate Finance, the industry body ...

Scaleups join Tech Nation’s fintech programme

23 UK scaleups join Tech Nation’s fintech programme One of the UK’s leading network for ambitious tech entrepreneurs, Tech Nation, has ...

UK economy risks missing due to slow AI adoption

UK economy risks missing out on £315bn due to slow AI adoption A new report has found only 1 in 2 UK organisations (plc) has deployed a

Gartner forecasts 20% increase in IoT market by 2020

Gartner forecasts 20% increase in IoT market by 2020

According to Gartner forecasts building automation, driven by connected lighting devices, will be the segment with the largest growth ...

How GDPR is making an impact on tech

How GDPR is making an impact on tech

The reasons behind organisations being so far behind the curve when it comes to GDPR regulation adherence is varied.

Cybersecurity concerns prevent companies from adopting new technology

Cybersecurity concerns prevent companies from adopting new technology

Over two thirds (67%) of companies feel that cybersecurity concerns prevent them from adopting new technology to grow their business faster.

Sharp rise in US and Asian investment into UK tech sector

Sharp rise in US and Asian investment into UK tech sector

US and Asian investment in UK tech skyrockets

Thames Valley Berkshire LEP 2018-19 Impact Report

Thames Valley Berkshire LEP 2018-19 Impact Report

Thames Valley Berkshire LEP has launched its 2018-19 digital Impact Report.

ScaleUp Institute’s annual survey

ScaleUp Institute’s annual survey

UK’s scaling companies need to make their voice heard. Participate to ensure that the views of scale-ups are represented.

KPMG report shows majority of VC investment spent on larger scaleups

KPMG report shows majority of VC investment spent on larger scaleups

KPMG’s Venture Pulse survey;

Global Talent Survey

Global Talent Survey

Universum Global annual Global Talent Survey found that Google is the UK’s most desirable company to work for

Businesses losing revenue due to shortcomings with their payment gateway.

Businesses losing revenue due to shortcomings with their payment gateway.

Improved performance on payments eco-system are hampered by a lack of data and insight to make decisions and optimise processes.

Hiring tech platform talent.io launches UK developer salary report

Hiring tech platform talent.io launches UK developer salary report

High investment in venture capital and rise of start-ups numbers has resulted in a shortage of talent. This has in turn led to ...

Digital transformation

Digital transformation

CBI and Oracle: A report, entitled ‘Bigger, Faster, Stronger’ suggests adoption of technology and better management practices as a solution.

EU Exit concern for UK tech workforce

EU Exit concern for UK tech workforce

According to a new report by CWJobs tech professionals list the political landscape as their biggest concern for the industry

Growth-stage tech funding doubles

Growth-stage tech funding doubles

Report states that the UK is still a step ahead of its European peers with €8.82 billion invested in growth stage tech between 2016 and 2018

Google for startups residency

Google for startups residency

Spotlight on startups using machine learning technology to make a positive social impact.

Future Fifty -Tech Nation

Future Fifty -Tech Nation

Revealed; dynamic, fast-growing, late-stage technology companies.

AI in retail

AI in retail

Chatbot use by retailers will enable effective automated customer interactions for retailers.

EU Exit impact on tech investments

EU Exit impact on tech investments

Tech & scale-ups news round up. UK tech sector is growing steadily despite any downward pressure from EU Exit on the economy, with job ...

UK tech funding up from European funds

According to Penningtons Manches; Investment from European funds into the UK’s thriving tech ecosystem reached a record high of £1.89bn

Study: UK businesses unable to scale fast enough

“Easing the pressure points: The State of Intelligent Automation”

Millennials are the hardest employees to engage without tech

Millennials are the hardest employees to engage without tech

Tech versus talent

Start-up investment

Start-up investment

Seedrs monthly round up for June 2019 investments and prominent funding for companies in tech sector

Data privacy -GDPR one year on

Data privacy -GDPR one year on

Opportunities and challenges organisations are facing on data privacy

Implications of EU Exit

Implications of EU Exit

What will the UK look like post Brexit, and what will it mean for the UK’s burgeoning tech sector?

Managing data

Managing data

A new report published by Oracle suggests less than 40% of companies in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) are confident they ...

Intellectual Property for business tools

Intellectual Property for business tools

IP Guide. News round up – 15/05/2019

Scaling up

Scaling up

Is your business fit-to-scale?

UK leads Europe in scale-up investment

UK leads Europe in scale-up investment

UK is a global centre for socially responsible tech, Tech Nation.

Nurturing scale-ups

Nurturing scale-ups

Tech & scale-ups news round up. UK tech sector is growing steadily despite any downward pressure from Brexit on the economy, with job ...

Bracknell technology firm’s growth plans receive £300,000 investment boost

Bracknell technology firm’s growth plans receive £300,000 investment boost

Case study: Insight Technology With the support of the Thames Valley Berkshire Business Growth Hub, Insight Technology has successfully

ScaleUp Berkshire launches new peer network for leaders of dynamic scale-up businesses

ScaleUp Berkshire launches new peer network for leaders of dynamic scale-up businesses

The first in a series of peer-to-peer networking events for scale-up businesses in Berkshire.

685 Thames Valley Berkshire Companies Gain ScaleUp Recognition

The number of fast-growing ambitious businesses with leaders hungry for success is increasing across Thames Valley Berkshire.

Brittelstand Symposium 2019

Brittelstand Symposium 2019

Brittelstand Symposium is an annual event in the Thames Valley addressing the challenges facing leaders of mid-sized businesses.

EU Exit – Why government is publishing guidance on no deal

EU Exit – Why government is publishing guidance on no deal

UK government’s preparations for a no deal scenario Why the government is publishing guidance on how to prepare for EU Exit if ...

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