The biggest barriers to South West businesses making the most of technology have been revealed.
Cost, lacking the knowledge to make the right decisions and the time to focus on improvements to existing technology are the three top barriers according to a new survey.
Exeter-based technology support and strategy firm Timewade carried out the regional survey, in partnership with Tech South West, to shed light on how firms are using technology and uncover reasons behind the region’s productivity gap.
<p>Running from the 20th-22nd of May the international, three-day Pint of Science festival will see thousands of scientists simultaneously bringing their research out of the lab to share with the public in over 300 cities across 24 countries. Founded seven years ago by two UK researchers, the festival brings a unique line up of talks, demonstrations and live experiments to the nation’s favourite locals. New for 2019 is the festival theme “What Next?” – we’ll be posing this critical question to researchers working across a huge range of scientific disciplines.</p>
Paul Peers of Peel Ports Group, one of the UK’s largest port operators, has become the first winner of Activa Contracts’ latest risk management initiative run in partnership with Lightfoot, which recognises and rewards road safety skills.
The ‘Activa Contracts Lightfoot Drivers’ League’ encourages smoother, safer driving among the many fleets using both Activa contracted company cars and vans, and Lightfoot’s driver behaviour technology.
A stunning state-of-the-art lighting system has been installed at Living Coasts – for the fish.
The sophisticated new system in the aquarium of Torquay’s coastal zoo means that fish can experience natural dawns and dusks. Staff hope this will lead to more of what comes naturally…
One of the zoo’s aquarists, Sam Worthington, explained: “Now, each tank can have its own settings. We can do gradual sunrises and sunsets with different colour temperatures, going from a soft pink dawn to a bright middle of the day and back down to dusk.
Devon-based thermal engineering specialist, GRE Ltd, has succeeded in retaining the highest level of internationally recognised quality management standard, having achieved ISO9001:2015 for the second time.
The certification requires organisations to demonstrate that their quality management system (QMS) enables them to achieve statutory and regulatory requirements, delivering consistent and continued improvement of processes, and leading to high levels of performance, customer and stakeholder satisfaction.