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Silverstone Technology Cluster to host VIP Lounge at November’s Advanced Engineering Show

Silverstone Technology Cluster

25th October 2021

The Silverstone Technology Cluster (STC), with support from founding member Silverstone Park, will once again host the Advanced Engineering Show’s (AES) VIP Lounge when the UK’s leading gathering of enginee…

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PP Control Automation have joined the STC!

PP Control & Automation (PPC&A)

20th October 2021

To fellow members of the STC, just wanted to reach out and say we have just joined and we look forward to meeting you at the various events. Our interest with the STC is to work with the members on the journey…

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Conference at Space Park Leicester – New Frontiers in Digital Transformation & Marketing (2nd Nov, 9am-1pm)

Anicca Digital

20th October 2021

Anicca Digital are hosting a hybrid event on Tuesday 2nd November called "New Frontiers in Digital Transformation and Digital Marketing" at the recently opened Space Park Leicester. When you complete the regis…

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Woodfines Transport Conference: Keeping the show on the road!

Woodfines Solicitors

20th October 2021

Date/Time:  25th November 2021, 8:30am - 3:00pm Venue:         Airspace Conference Centre, Imperial War Museum, Duxford, Cambridge CB22 4QRCost:        &n…

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Major tech names gather to engage with Silverstone Technology Cluster businesses

Silverstone Technology Cluster

19th October 2021

Silverstone Technology Cluster (STC) CEO Pim van Baarsen and Chair Roz Bird say the network’s Annual Conference highlighted “an even greater appetite to innovate”, from its members, and of industry’s de…

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Help the DMC win ‘Start-up of the Year’

Digital Manufacturing Centre

18th October 2021

The Digital Manufacturing Centre (DMC) has been nominated for 'Start-up of the Year' at the 2021 3D Printing Industry Awards. The awards are determined by public voting, so we need your help!Please follow this …

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Weekly What’sup – A Virtual Headspace: Open Day!

HanaTech

14th October 2021

📢 Calling all Manufacturers 🏭 -   Weekly Whats'up - A Virtual Headspace: Virtual Open Day Join us on the 3rd November for an open day session: For you to have a taste of what our session…

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Howes percival recommended for 21 different practice areas in the legal 500

Howes Percival

6th October 2021

The 2022 edition of The Legal 500 – the authoritative guide to the UK’s leading law firms – has recommended Howes Percival for 21 different practice areas and awarded the firm top tier ranking…

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HanaTech’s September Scoop: Award Winners! 🏆

HanaTech

27th September 2021

The Monthly Scoop 🍦 At HanaTech we have had a fabulous September full of face to face events and even winning an Award! 🏆  As we continue through the COVID-19 pandemic, it is nice to share some pos…

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Amazon & BAE Systems among speakers at 2021 Silverstone Technology Cluster Conference

Silverstone Technology Cluster

20th September 2021

Senior figures from online shopping giant Amazon’s Web Services division and BAE Systems will be amongst the guest presenters and speakers at next month’s Silverstone Technology Cluster (STC) Annual…

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Road to Zero Insights Shared at Future Mobility SIG Event

Silverstone Technology Cluster

17th September 2021

On Thursday 9th September, attendees were treated to some great insights in enabling solutions for the sustainability and environmental challenges in different sectors, during the Road to Zero event from the ST…

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Additive-X Invite You To Meet This Year’s Formlabs User Summit Speakers

Additive-X

6th September 2021

With the Formlabs User Summit 2021 taking place on 26-27th October 2021 have been updated with some of the all star speaker line up that we wanted to share! Speakers have been comfirmed from NASA, Peloton, Uni…

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Modelling the Real World Heating and Cooling Systems of Buildings – Claytex

Claytex Services

2nd September 2021

The heating and cooling of buildings is one of the largest contributors to carbon emissions and global warming. Claytex is supporting the critical fight for more environmentally efficient buildings. Our proven…

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Virtualising Durability – Claytex

Claytex Services

2nd September 2021

Claytex’s industry leading software solutions are revolutionising vehicle durability testing. For manufacturers, it is essential to ensure their vehicles are safe and reliable when they get to market - b…

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ELECTRIFICATION – An automotive revolution is taking place

Claytex Services

2nd September 2021

An automotive revolution is taking place, and as OEMs, you cannot afford to be frozen out of the future. Every automotive manufacturer is now locked in a race against time to develop and deliver the next gener…

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How do we prove that Autonomous Vehicles are safe?

Claytex Services

2nd September 2021

Autonomous vehicles are coming. And with them they bring a promise of improved road safety and mobility for all. But, how do we prove that they are safe? We can't rely on physical testing because we would need …

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Factory of the Future – Black Country Innovative Manufacturing Organisation (BCIMO) SME Event

HanaTech

23rd August 2021

BCIMO ARE LAUNCHING THEIR SME BUSINESS ENGAGEMENT PROGRAMMES WITH THEIR FIRST SME EVENT - 'FACTORY OF THE FUTURE'  'Our mission is to support Black Country SMEs in the Manufacturing Sector to innovate through…

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2021 Silverstone Technology Cluster to be “an event with a difference”

Silverstone Technology Cluster

19th August 2021

·       Date confirmed for Tuesday 5 October ·       High on the agenda: Cambridge to Oxford Arc & UK’s ‘Net Zero&rsquo…

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SME National Award winners! Website of the Year

Longhurst

9th August 2021

We couldn’t be prouder to announce that our business won Website of the Year at this month’s ‘SME National Business Awards 20/21’. Hosted at Wembley Stadium in London, this ev…

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Protecting your business: What you need to know about keyman insurance.

Longhurst

9th August 2021

If you’re a business owner, there will be plenty on your mind. From the day-to-day tasks to a long-term strategy, you’ll need to make many decisions. But if you or another key worker were ill, how w…

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Defence and Security Sectors Opened Up

Silverstone Technology Cluster

9th August 2021

On Thursday July 29th, a joint event by Be the Business and Silverstone Technology Cluster, provided valuable insight and guidance for SME’s to tackle the defence and security sectors. The on-line event …

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DMC officially launches ground-breaking new facility

Digital Manufacturing Centre

2nd August 2021

The Digital Manufacturing Centre (DMC) is heralding a new era of UK manufacturing with the launch of its all-new advanced engineering and production facility at Silverstone Park. Built from the ground up to sol…

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Formlabs Tough 1500 Resin Certified for Skin Contact Safety

Additive-X

29th July 2021

Formlabs' Tough 1500 Resin formulation has just been announced certified for skin contact safety. This makes it an ideal material for wearables, personal protective equipment, and other consumer goods…

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Case Studies – Alpha Finishing Ltd.

HanaTech

28th July 2021

Case Study - Alpha Finishing Ltd. of St Eligius Group We’ve loved supporting our clients with their Digital Process Improvements. 🦾💻 From streamlining their Customer Journey, and maximising factory…

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Additive-X is Taking Flight with Markforged

Additive-X

27th July 2021

Markforged launched new variants of their Onyx and Carbon Fibre materials which are purpose built for the requirements of aerospace, transportation and automotive industries. Designed to help enginee…

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National Security and Investment Act 2021

EMW

26th July 2021

The National Security and Investment Act 2021, enacted on 29 April, establishes a new statutory regime for government scrutiny of investments for the purposes of protecting national security. It will leave an i…

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Blog: Roz Bird – how we turned the STC from a hunch into a reality

Silverstone Technology Cluster

23rd July 2021

It’s five years (summer 2016) since the independent research house, SQW, published the report that revealed the Silverstone Technology Cluster (STC). The report confirmed the earlier suspicions of MEPC a…

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Businesses quickly feeling benefits of BtB growth programmes

Silverstone Technology Cluster

23rd July 2021

Businesses have given a positive reaction to the year-long Be the Business (BtB) growth programmes they have embarked on through the government-backed network’s partnership with the Silverstone Technology…

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STC joins call to Elon Musk to consider Northants for UK base

Silverstone Technology Cluster

22nd July 2021

The Silverstone Technology Cluster has joined Northamptonshire MPs Andrea Leadsom and Andrew Lewer in calling on multi-billionaire tech mogul Elon Musk to consider the county as a location for a possible UK bas…

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International audience hears STC’s transfer technology case studies

Silverstone Technology Cluster

22nd July 2021

The Silverstone Technology Cluster has been used as a positive example of transfer technology by a high-profile international motorsport/tech event. Pim van Baarsen was invited to speak to a virtual audience o…

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Additive-X Virtual Tour Now Officially Open

Additive-X

22nd July 2021

You are now able to have a look round the Additive-X Technology Centre online. https://www.additive-x.com/virtual-tour  Perfect for viewing the technology we have in-house and learning more about 3D …

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Apprentice roles begin after successful STC Kickstart bid

Silverstone Technology Cluster

20th July 2021

The first businesses to recruit apprentices through the STC’s successful Kickstart Scheme application have spoken highly of the quality of their young new trainees. Electric Assisted Vehicles Ltd (EAV) m…

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STC’s Cristiana Pace named as one of ‘Top 50 Women In Engineering’

Silverstone Technology Cluster

19th July 2021

STC ambassador Cristiana Pace has been recognised as one of the Women’s Engineering Society’s (WES) ‘Top 50 Women In Engineering’ for 2021. Cristiana was named in the ‘top 50&rsqu…

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Case Study: Apprenticeship webinar goes full circle for MK College & WAAM3D

Silverstone Technology Cluster

19th July 2021

Members Milton Keynes College and WAAM3D have successfully collaborated to recruit a junior software development apprentice as a direct result of an STC webinar. The College has placed Hok-Yu Vian Siu wit…

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New Tech and Valuable Advice at Wearable Tech SIG Event

Silverstone Technology Cluster

16th July 2021

On Thursday July 15th, attendees were treated to some great new tech presentations and valuable advice during the STC’s Wearable Technology Special Interest Group event. The first presentation was by Leo…

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Another rise for STC membership in Q2

Silverstone Technology Cluster

15th July 2021

The STC’s membership continues to stand firm and, in Q2, actually increased slightly again, in spite of the on-going pandemic situation. As at the end of June, total membership stood at 137 compared to 1…

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Innovation at heart of newest STC members Inspiralia & Tecadec

Silverstone Technology Cluster

15th July 2021

Inspiralia, a leading global name in attracting funding for innovative high-risk projects, and new start-up Tecadec, which has launched a novel portable workstation design, are among the latest businesses to jo…

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Symetri becomes a Unity Authorised Training Partner

Silverstone Technology Cluster

14th July 2021

We are delighted to be authorised to offer training courses and Unity Certification Exams on behalf of Unity Technologies. At Symetri we are passionate about helping designers, makers, engineers and entire org…

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Innovate UK funding competitions

Innovate UK funding competitions

13th July 2021

Do not miss out on the chance to grab a share of £50 million grant funding available in upcoming calls. Three exciting Innovate UK funding competitions have been launched with closing dates of the 25th, …

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‘Super Cluster’ assembled in Oxford to Cambridge Arc to bring new business opportunities to the region

Silverstone Technology Cluster

12th July 2021

Nine high profile business clusters – including the Silverstone Technology Cluster (STC) – have agreed to work together, as a ‘Super Cluster’, across the Oxford to Cambridge Arc, to expl…

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Want to learn how to bring production-ready nylon 3D printing onto your benchtop with an affordable, compact platform?

Additive-X

12th July 2021

Meet the Fuse 1 with Additive-X and Formlabs [Secure Your Spot] Want to learn how to bring production-ready nylon 3D printing onto your benchtop with an affordable, compact selective laser sintering (SLS…

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Building on natural advantages in business

Howes Percival

12th July 2021

In life there are always some natural advantages that make some people better at certain things than others. For example, standing at 5’9 (on a good day!) it was always pretty unlikely that I could emulat…

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How to win a share of 50 million grant funding.

Inspiralia Group

8th July 2021

Come and join us in our next webinar “How to win a share of 50 million grant funding” at 11.30am BST on the 16th of July by registering in this link. The webinar will consist of a 30-minute presentation f…

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Case Study: Significant growth for Mackart Additive and Silverstone Composites thanks to STC collaboration

Silverstone Technology Cluster

6th July 2021

Composites and additive manufacturing specialists Silverstone Composites and Mackart Additive have both enjoyed huge growth in the past 24-36 months thanks to collaborating with one another after meeting throug…

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No fault divorce – an update

Howes Percival

5th July 2021

Head of Family Law at Howes Percival, Justine Flack provides an update on no fault divorce; when it is expected to start, how it will change things and what to do in the meantime. In June 2020 the Divorce Diss…

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Markforged Launch Three New Printers and Major Metal-X Update.

Additive-X

5th July 2021

Markforged has announced three new printers and one major software update. FX20 is the biggest, fastest, and most sophisticated 3D printer Markforged has ever developed. Metal X Gen 2 has improvemen…

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Lawyers can help to save the planet

Woodfines Solicitors

2nd July 2021

At home I’m trying to do everything I can to reduce my carbon footprint with an air source heat pump, solar panels and an EV but as a corporate lawyer it sometimes feels that my professional contribution …

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Case Study: STC introductions help DaniHar accelerate its business growth

Silverstone Technology Cluster

2nd July 2021

Andy Long says his business, DaniHar Technology, would not have attracted larger projects so naturally without the networking power of the STC. DaniHar is an electronics and software design house for companies…

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5 October confirmed as date for ‘live’ 2021 STC Annual Conference

Silverstone Technology Cluster

1st July 2021

  The Silverstone Technology Cluster (STC) has confirmed its 2021 Annual Conference will take place on Tuesday 5 October. Supporting 2021’s Conference will be MEPC Silverstone Park and Hexagon…

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Inside Silverstone Podcast – 7 lessons I learned producing 100 episodes

Longhurst

30th June 2021

100 episodes. When I say that out loud I smile. How on earth did I manage to record 100 episodes?! It’s been 2 years since we launched the podcast, with guests ranging from pioneering women in motorspo…

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Longhurst win 2 x SME South Northants Awards!

Longhurst

30th June 2021

We couldn’t be prouder to announce that both our business, and our director Chris Broome, won silver awards at this month’s ‘SME Northants Business Awards 20/21’. Longhurst won &lsquo…

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Latest Tech and Solutions for SMEs presented at latest D&AM SIG event

Silverstone Technology Cluster

28th June 2021

Attendees to the latest Digital & Advanced Manufacturing Special Interest Group event, Factories of the Future, were treated to an overview of the latest technologies and programmes as well as what solution…

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Howes Percival appoints new senior Partner and Head of Commercial

Howes Percival

24th June 2021

Howes Percival has appointed Paula Dumbill as a partner and head of its commercial team within its Corporate, Commercial, and Banking (CCB) practice. Paula will be based at the firm’s Leicester offi…

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Andy Harris appointed Head of Corporate Law Team

Howes Percival

17th June 2021

Howes Percival has announced a new of Head of its rapidly growing Corporate, Commercial and Banking practice. Andy Harris, a partner in the firm’s Milton Keynes office, has been promoted to Head the Corpo…

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Spotlight on the Fire Safety Act 2021

Howes Percival

17th June 2021

It’s taken a while and has been the subject of numerous skirmishes between the government and the House of Lords, but the Fire Safety Act (the Act) has finally received Royal Assent. The Act is the first …

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Game Changing Tech at Design, Simulation and Metrology SIG Event

Silverstone Technology Cluster

14th June 2021

On Thursday June 10th, attendees to the ‘Disruptive and Future Innovations’ Special Interest Group event were treated to presentations on breakthrough technology and glimpses on what lies ahead in t…

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You are invited to see Markforged industrial and desktop printers live in action! 23rd June 2021

Additive-X

14th June 2021

Silverstone Technology Cluster members Additive-X Ltd are on tour and at the Silverstone Innovation Centre on 23rd June all day so you and your colleagues can book a slot to see our Markforged industrial and de…

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Our specialist advisor’s productivity advice saved us time and money

Silverstone Technology Cluster

14th June 2021

The Mentoring for Growth programme is a free business support delivered by Be the Business, with the aim of matching experienced business experts with SME leaders seeking guidance, support and knowledge.  …

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The Race Towards Green Finance Continues – Green Loans and Sustainability-Linked Loans

EMW

11th June 2021

Despite the continuing challenges of the global pandemic, the green finance revolution is in full swing in the UK. On 3 June 2021, the Governor of the Bank of England, Andrew Bailey, published a speech on tackl…

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Local Northants MPs Reach Out To Tesla

Silverstone Technology Cluster

7th June 2021

Following press reports that Tesla CEO Elon Musk has been in England possibly scouting locations for a future manufacturing plant, former Secretary of State for Business the Rt Hon Andrea Leadsom and Northampto…

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Weekly What'sup – A Virtual Headspace 🏭

HanaTech

7th June 2021

INDUSTRIAL SECTORS: Need a space away from your workplace to speak with like-minded others?   What are you waiting for?   Every role in a Manufacturing Business plays a vital part - whether you'r…

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Between a shock and a hard place

Howes Percival

7th June 2021

With the transport sector being the largest contributor of CO2 in the UK, a move towards a fully electric automobile industry will undoubtedly be a significant defence in the fight against climate change. Howev…

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Food for thought – your Intellectual Property is worth protecting

Howes Percival

1st June 2021

In the food and beverage industry, you may think that your products speak for themselves. You have dedicated your time to finding the perfect taste, look and smell for the customer, so why would you need to pro…

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Divorce & pensions – the implications of applying for your decree absolute

Howes Percival

26th May 2021

Amy Walpole, Partner at Howes Percival and Family Solicitor, offers guidance on the importance of protecting your pensions entitlements attached to pension sharing orders following divorce. The divorce process…

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Barriers Addressed at Future Mobility Event

Silverstone Technology Cluster

26th May 2021

At the STC’s Future Mobility Special Interest Group (SIG) event on Thursday May 20th, the latest barriers to adoption and how to overcome them were discussed in a lively on-line event. The event, support…

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Howes Percival named in the Top 100 Best Companies list

Howes Percival

24th May 2021

Howes Percival has been ranked in the ‘Best Companies to Work For’ list for the second year running. The list celebrates excellence in workplace engagement and is widely acknowledged as the most se…

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7 powerful investment lessons from Warren Buffett

Longhurst

24th May 2021

The pandemic has led to more people taking control of their finances and investing. If you’re looking for some investing tips, the following pearls of wisdom from Warren Buffett are a great place to start…

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Longhurst launch specialist divorce service

Longhurst

24th May 2021

Longhurst have today launched an all-new specialist financial advice service – ClearPath® – for individuals who divorce in England. ClearPath® will build on the comprehensive fina…

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Upcoming UK Grant Funding Opportunities and How to Access Them

Upcoming UK Grant Funding Opportunities and How to Access Them

19th May 2021

Are you interested in securing non-dilutive grant funding to finance R&D activity for your business? Do you have an innovative technology or idea but lack funds or specific expertise to take it to market? …

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Cybersecurity Webinar on 25/05/2021 at 10am

Esdebe Consultancy

18th May 2021

Book your free space now Cybersecurity Webinar on 25/05/2021 @ 10am Limited Spaces and May Discounts available for everyone attending our Webinar   What will you learn? Cybersecurity Audit – Assessmen…

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EU VAT Changes: Preparing for the One-Stop-Shop

Grant Thornton UK

18th May 2021

Any business selling goods to consumers in the European Union (EU) will need to understand and implement major new VAT rules for 1 July 2021. The SEMLEP Growth Hub have teamed up with experts from Gra…

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Rapidly growing corporate law team adds two senior lawyers

Howes Percival

17th May 2021

Howes Percival has announced a further expansion of its Leicester Corporate, Commercial and Banking (CCB) practice, with two new senior appointments.   Danielle Chetwynd and Jeremy Hyde have joi…

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Living the (rural) dream? Don’t make a stink

Howes Percival

14th May 2021

Over a million properties in rural areas are unable to connect to the main sewerage infrastructure and rely instead on off-mains drainage systems. The individual property owner is responsible for the system and…

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Do you have a restrictive covenant on your title that is ruining your dreams to develop your property? These are your options for ending the nightmare.

Howes Percival

13th May 2021

You have found the perfect site to develop. You have instructed your solicitor to commence the due diligence and they quickly discover that there is a restrictive covenant on the title limiting or even prohibit…

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Life Saving and Future Tech at Wearable Technology SIG Event

Silverstone Technology Cluster

13th May 2021

The latest Wearable Technology Special Interest Group event, held on April 29th, 2021, saw fascinating presentations from various organisations to highlight some of the latest developments in this area. The fi…

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Free specialist guidance for region’s businesses from govt-backed network

Silverstone Technology Cluster

11th May 2021

Specialist support in mentoring for company leaders and employees is now available for free as one of the Silverstone Technology Cluster’s (STC) growth programmes with government-backed network Be the Busines…

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Three new Partners among nine senior promotions at Howes Percival

Howes Percival

11th May 2021

Howes Percival has announced nine senior promotions across its Cambridge, Norwich, Leicester and Northampton offices, including three new partners. Jay Mehta, Rob Starr and Matthew Thompson have been made part…

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Three new partners among nine senior promotions at Howes Percival

Howes Percival

11th May 2021

Howes Percival has announced nine senior promotions across its Cambridge, Norwich, Leicester and Northampton offices, including three new partners. Jay Mehta, Rob Starr and Matthew Thompson have been made part…

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Tell the Government what you think about R&D tax relief!

Tell the Government what you think about R&D tax relief!

28th April 2021

Research and Development (R&D) Tax Reliefs: Consultation A chance to have your say! Innovation is at the heart of the UK’s strategy to boost productivity and economic growth. It offers new opportuni…

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India COVID situation – help needed

Grant Thornton UK

26th April 2021

The High Commission of India in the UK has reached out to Grant Thornton at the South Asia Business Group with an urgent request for connects with UK manufacturers of the following products, given the curr…

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⚠️ ANNOUNCEMENT! ⚠️ We are shortlisted in the Innovation Awards 2021 🎉

HanaTech

23rd April 2021

We are excited to share that we have been nominated in the Technology Supply Chain's award this year in the category: 'Engineering Innovation Champion - Business Sector' TSC: "We are looking for the business …

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Govt network’s ‘hassle-free’ tech adoption guide to further support Cluster businesses

Silverstone Technology Cluster

23rd April 2021

  Businesses across the Silverstone Technology Cluster (STC) region can now benefit from online ‘jargon free’ guidance by government-backed organisation Be the Business (BtB) about how adoptin…

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The right to work from home

Howes Percival

23rd April 2021

The coronavirus pandemic has revolutionised the way we work. Boris told us to work from home and we did! We worked from home in a way we had never done before. This was not possible for all roles but we have se…

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Decree Absolute – is that the end?

Howes Percival

20th April 2021

Head of Family Law at Howes Percival, Justine Flack highlights four things you should consider when divorce proceedings come to an end. You have you received your Decree Absolute and so the divorce proceedings…

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3 Women in Manufacturing and their success – Midlands Edition

HanaTech

16th April 2021

We are here to celebrate successful Women in Manufacturing and as a female-led Business we feel happily obliged to do so!   The Manufacturing Industry in February 2020 contained 74% Men and only…

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Howes Percival crowned ‘Corporate Law Firm of the Year’ in Dealmakers awards

Howes Percival

15th April 2021

Howes Percival are celebrating being named Corporate Law Firm of the Year in Insider Media’s Central & East Dealmakers Awards 2020. Howes Percival was also shortlisted for two deals in the ‘Deal…

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Howes Percival kicks off 2021 with £263m worth of corporate deals

Howes Percival

14th April 2021

The corporate, commercial, and banking team at Howes Percival has reported an ‘incredibly busy’ start to 2021, completing 32 deals in the first quarter, with a combined value of £263 million. …

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Howes Percival announces new diversity leadership team

Howes Percival

13th April 2021

As part of the ongoing recognition of the importance of equal opportunities in the workplace, Howes Percival has produced a new strategy to help ensure equality and diversity remain ‘key strategic and bus…

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GT23 – In pursuit of engineering perfection

JRM Group

7th April 2021

JRM unveil their GT23 supercar in full for the first time, showing the finished exterior design and confirming its ground-breaking technical specifications. The GT23 has been engineered to be the purest, most d…

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Howes Percival advises Eurokey Recycling on sale to Reconomy

Howes Percival

31st March 2021

Howes Percival is pleased to have advised on the sale of Leicester-based Eurokey Recycling to Telford-based Reconomy Group. Founded in 1995, Eurokey provides commodity trading and reprocessing services to comm…

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Howes Percival ranked among Top 10 Planning Law Firms in UK

Howes Percival

31st March 2021

Howes Percival has been ranked ninth in Planning Magazine’s 2021 Planning Law Survey. The prestigious survey of the UK’s leading planning law firms and barristers also places Howes Percival’s …

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A Roadmap To Recovery?

Howes Percival

31st March 2021

Last summer, I wrote an article entitled “Green Shoots of Confidence”, as we as a nation began to ease out of what was, at the time, our first nationwide lockdown of the Covid 19 pandemic. Litt…

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A guide to patents for chemistry, material and battery tech companies

UDL Intellectual Property

29th March 2021

By Martin Neilson, Partner, UDL Intellectual Property This blog was originally published on the UDL website on 10 March 2021. Read the original version here. Without a knowledge of what patents do, it’s har…

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Practical tips for planning ahead: Andrew Cowdery, Co-Chair of the Defence Growth Partnership

Silverstone Technology Cluster

25th March 2021

Andrew Cowdery is Industry Co-Chair of the Defence Growth Partnership. Over a 40+ year career he has worked in senior roles at companies including Marconi, Ferranti, BAE Systems, Astrium (now part of Airbus) an…

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Powerful Conversations on Gender Equality at Next Steps event

Silverstone Technology Cluster

25th March 2021

On March 23rd, 2020, the STC’s Gender Equality and Diversity committee organised a follow up workshop to their Building a Winning Team for Business Success event in November 2020. This workshop was predo…

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Free video marketing guide and webpage launched for advanced engineering, electronics, and software businesses

Oskie Creative

24th March 2021

After discussions with fellow STC members, Oskie Creative is excited to announce the launch of a new webpage, and free video marketing guide, specifically targeted at our region’s Advanced Engineering, Electr…

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Tax Day – Don’t believe the hype!

Longhurst

23rd March 2021

Late last year, the government announced that a range of documents and consultations on future tax policies would be released after the Budget. Dubbed “tax day”, these announcements came later than…

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Winner! ‘Best Client Engagement’ award for the UK

Longhurst

18th March 2021

Last week our financial planning practice won the UK’s ‘Best Client Engagement’ category at the Professional Adviser Awards 2021. The award recognises our human-focused approach to suppo…

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Increase your profitability by giving back – How can I become the CSR Enabler in my workplace?

CSR Accreditation

17th March 2021

CSR-A are delighted to offer a 10% discount to STC Members on this enlightening online CSR Training Course. Six one hour modules over six weeks from April 15 – May 20 every Thursday at 11am. Social Respo…

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IW Capital invests in Olive Jar Digital

EMW

17th March 2021

We're delighted to have advised leading private equity house IW Capital, on its leveraged buyout and growth equity investment into Olive Jar Digital. Founded in 2015, Olive Jar Digital is one of the UK&rs…

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Powerful Insights at Brexit Focussed Event

Silverstone Technology Cluster

16th March 2021

On March 16th the STC’s Design, Simulation and Metrology Special Interest Group (SIG) held an event with a focus on Brexit and its implications and opportunities. Led by SIG Champion David Brown from Hex…

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Stand back, Plan ahead, Take the Big decisions

Silverstone Technology Cluster

15th March 2021

Our field guide to where, when and how to plan long-term, even during the Covid storm. You make hundreds of decisions each day, but what about the bigger, longer-term ones. Covid made everyone’s time hor…

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Membership rises again with software/data management & systems engineering top of the table

Silverstone Technology Cluster

12th March 2021

The Silverstone Technology Cluster’s membership continues to rise, having now surpassed the 130 mark… As of 9 March, total membership stood at 133 businesses, organisations and individuals –…

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The future shape of business will need Social Responsibility Enablers: CSR Training Course online 15th April

CSR Accreditation

11th March 2021

The future shape of business will need Social Responsibility Enablers. WHY NOT BECOME THE CSR ENABLER IN YOUR WORKPLACE! CSR Accreditation are delighted to announce the next CSR Training Course online. Six on…

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Knowledgeable IWD event promotes industry-wide inclusivity

Silverstone Technology Cluster

10th March 2021

The STC has further promoted the benefits of inclusive business leadership with experts and management figures from automotive, education and construction offering their experiences in a special International W…

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Budget Recap: Business support, new schemes, and what else to check

Silverstone Technology Cluster

9th March 2021

The Chancellor delivered his Budget statement on Wednesday, pledging a range of new measures for large and small businesses. We’ve picked out some of his most important announcements to give you the lowdo…

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STC region’s companies to benefit from BtB business expert Fellows

Silverstone Technology Cluster

8th March 2021

The Silverstone Technology Cluster (STC) welcomes the arrival of two senior business leaders who will provide advice from decades of experience to companies in the Cluster. Dr Nigel Whitehead CBE, Director of …

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ACES renamed Future Mobility

Silverstone Technology Cluster

8th March 2021

The Silverstone Technology Cluster’s Autonomous, Connected, Electrified & Shared (ACES) special interest group (SIG) has been renamed Future Mobility. One of the group's ‘champions’, RML …

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Helping save lives to bringing products alive

Silverstone Technology Cluster

4th March 2021

From high speed (200mph IndyCar racing) to standing still (medical devices and energy-efficient street lighting), STC member Chris Beatty Design has had some interesting projects of late. When the US-based Ind…

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Sustainable and Social Purpose with Profit – The future for successful businesses and organisations by becoming CSR Accredited

CSR Accreditation

3rd March 2021

The next CSR Accreditation deadline is 30th April. Start your social responsibility journey towards being a more sustainable and profitable organisation. Register for free NOW to get your Guide to CSR Accredit…

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YOUR 2021 BUDGET SUMMARY

Longhurst

3rd March 2021

On Wednesday 3 March, Rishi Sunak delivered his second Budget as chancellor. The Budget outlines the state of the economy and the government’s spending plans. The World Health Organization declared Covid…

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Free mentoring for STC region’s tech business from govt-backed Be the Business

Silverstone Technology Cluster

2nd March 2021

The Silverstone Technology Cluster (STC) is offering tech business leaders across the region free expert mentoring as part of its new Mentoring for Growth programme with the government-backed Be the Business (B…

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STC skills pool attracts built environment solutions specialist

Silverstone Technology Cluster

2nd March 2021

Hoare Lea, a global player in engineering in the built environment, has become the first business in its sector to join the STC’s membership. The firm has close to 1,000 employees and has recently opened…

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China Automotive: shaping Global demand; shaped by Chinese policy

China and Emerging Economies Centre – University of Northampton

1st March 2021

The China and Emerging Economies Centre (CEEC) at the University of Northampton cordially invite you to a talk by Stewart Ferguson, the former Head of Research at the China Britain Business Council. Stewart has…

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State of Play: Batteries Event Showcases Capabilities and Technology

Silverstone Technology Cluster

26th February 2021

The State of Play: Batteries event, jointly held by the STC’s Digital & Advanced Manufacturing and Future Mobility Special Interest Groups (SIG) highlighted the cluster’s capabilities in battery…

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CSR Accreditation are delighted to support International Women’s Day with our ‘Wonder Women – how has Covid changed women’s lives’ Webinar on 8th March at 4pm.

CSR Accreditation

25th February 2021

CSR Accreditation are delighted to support International Women’s Day with our ‘Wonder Women – how has Covid changed women’s lives’ Webinar on 8th March at 4pm. Announcing our gues…

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New Industry Advisory Group gives membership even greater say in STC strategy

Silverstone Technology Cluster

24th February 2021

KW Special Projects founder Kieron Salter is to chair the STC’s new Industry Advisory Group that will give greater member feedback to the Board on strategy. Joining Kieron in heading the group are RML Gr…

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POSITIVE BUSINESS REACTION TO GOVERNMENT PLAN FOR DEVELOPMENT OF OXFORD-CAMBRIDGE ARC

Silverstone Technology Cluster

19th February 2021

Business clusters in the Oxford-Cambridge Arc region have strongly welcomed the government’s announcement yesterday that it will identify the needs to propel the Arc’s innovation-led economy. By de…

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Claytex wins DfT funding for autonomous airport vehicle simulation project

Silverstone Technology Cluster

18th February 2021

STC member Claytex has secured government funding to develop a virtual driving test for autonomous baggage tugs at UK airports. Claytex was one of 23 businesses to be awarded a Transport Technology Research In…

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“Huge shift” in employer uptake of social responsibility credentials

Silverstone Technology Cluster

18th February 2021

The COVID pandemic has significantly raised awareness amongst employers of their social responsibility credentials – something that the new ‘Generation Z’ of young people say is as important a…

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Software & 3D printing specialisms of newer STC members

Silverstone Technology Cluster

17th February 2021

Software development firm CAE Tech, founded by a member of the F1 title-winning BrawnGP team, and 3D print machine specialist Additive-X are among the STC’s newest members. Warwick based CAE Tech has fiv…

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Trading with Europe: Business to Business

Grant Thornton UK

12th February 2021

A free session covering key considerations for both the sale of goods and services The rules for trading within the EU have changed. While there is still some uncertainty around key elements of the UK’s …

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Trading with Europe: Business to Consumer

Grant Thornton UK

12th February 2021

A free session covering the key considerations for businesses looking to trade directly with consumers in Europe. The rules for trading within the EU have changed. While there is still some uncertainty around …

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Sexual harassment in the (virtual) workplace

Woodfines Solicitors

9th February 2021

Discrimination, bullying and harassment unfortunately still persist in workplace environments across the UK, despite legislation such as the Equality Act 2010 outlawing such behaviour against groups with a &lsq…

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Longhurst awarded ISO 22222 accreditation

Longhurst

9th February 2021

It gives me great pleasure to write and inform you that I have successfully been awarded ISO 22222 Personal Financial Planning – requirements for personal financial planners by Standards International&nbs…

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Apprenticeship boost for members as government approves STC Kickstart bid

Silverstone Technology Cluster

4th February 2021

The Silverstone Technology Cluster has secured funding for 19 of its member businesses to take on young people as apprentices as part of the government’s Kickstart Scheme. The Department for Work & P…

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Collaboration ‘champion’ DaniHar Technology’s Andy Long joins STC Board

Silverstone Technology Cluster

2nd February 2021

Andy Long of DaniHar Technology, has been appointed to the Silverstone Technology Cluster’s Board, joining Lohmann Technologies’ Roger Churchill as an industry representative. Andy, MD of electroni…

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Business Matters: Raising finance (by debt or equity) to fund growth in a post Covid world

Howes Percival

2nd February 2021

A lot has changed in a year. There are winners and losers across a number of sectors with some businesses still in survival mode. With the hope offered by a mass vaccination programme, many business owners are …

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STC member Delta signs acquisition agreement with Cosworth

Silverstone Technology Cluster

2nd February 2021

  Global technology business Cosworth and STC member Delta are pleased to announce that an agreement has been signed that paves the way for Cosworth to fully acquire the Silverstone Park-based developer o…

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An invitation to Join ‘The Future Shape of Social Responsibility Forum’ 18th Feb

CSR Accreditation

27th January 2021

An invitation to Join 'The Future Shape of Social Responsibility Forum' In Support of World CSR Day 18 February 2021 CSR-A PresentsIntroducing The Future Shape of Social Responsibility Forum. An online event …

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Protecting your business from divorce

Howes Percival

27th January 2021

2020 was a challenging year for many businesses, there has also been media speculation about the challenges to marriages as a result of lockdown and how the divorce rate may increase. So throw a business into t…

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Government Consultation: Reforming non-compete restrictive covenants

Howes Percival

21st January 2021

The Government has recently announced that it is consulting on proposed reforms to non-compete restrictive covenants used in employment contracts. Such clauses typically prevent employees from taking up employ…

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STC launches Be The Business Trailblazer programmes for region’s tech SMEs

Silverstone Technology Cluster

21st January 2021

  ·       Free business growth programmes from govt-backed network ·       Small to medium sized businesses urged to subscribe &…

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EU Exit Deal: Implications & actions

Grant Thornton UK

20th January 2021

Get support to understand the Government's EU Exit Trade and Cooperation Agreement high-level impacts and what they mean for your business. Four and half years after the EU Exit referendum, the UK and the EU h…

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Support in the workplace for survivors of domestic violence

Howes Percival

18th January 2021

It has been widely reported that domestic violence has risen during lockdown. Refuge has reported an increase in demand for help, especially after the schools re-opened in September. The UN has suggested that c…

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Top tips for a cost effective divorce

Howes Percival

14th January 2021

Head of Family Law at Howes Percival, Justine Flack gives her top five tips to help ensure your divorce is handled in the most efficient and cost effective way possible. I recently wrote to…

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MyLonghurst App Goes Live!

Longhurst

14th January 2021

All clients of Longhurst who subscribe to our Annual Forward Planning service benefit from a complementary wealth management portal called MyLonghurst. Our MyLonghurst service enables you to see your enti…

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Property Development Finance in 2021- What to expect

Howes Percival

13th January 2021

Most of us will be glad to see the back of 2020. Nevertheless, 2021 looks set to be another year which will present challenges to property developers. With such a rapidly changing environment it is challenging…

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Can I make my staff have the COVID vaccine?

Woodfines Solicitors

13th January 2021

With businesses forced to close numerous times over the past year, it’s unsurprising that employers are desperate to get back to normality. The government (and indeed, the whole British population) has st…

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Fire Safety Changes in the Care Sector – What can we expect in 2021?

Howes Percival

11th January 2021

In November 2020, we provided an overview of the legal framework for fire safety in care homes and teased some anticipated changes to fire safety legislation that will impact not only on care homes but, more si…

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Covid-19 Lockdown: How will this affect the equestrian sector?

Howes Percival

7th January 2021

The latest lockdown sees the UK placed under the most restrictive measures which, sadly, will affect a great proportion of the equestrian community. Here is what you need to know about the latest regulations an…

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What directors need to consider following lockdown 3.0

Howes Percival

7th January 2021

There are few businesses that have not been adversely affected by the pandemic, which has resulted in previously well run, profitable and solvent businesses facing an uncertain future, largely through no fault …

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Cyber Health Check

Hexegic

6th January 2021

Get into shape for 2021 with a Cyber Health Check. As we start a new year there’s always much talk of healthy resolutions, fitness regimes and getting back into shape. This year in particular, we all hop…

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Key Tech Adoption Trends for 2021

Whitecap Consulting

6th January 2021

Technology and Innovation is one of Whitecap's areas of specialist expertise. In this blog, we share our thoughts on the key tech trends business leaders should be considering for 2021 and beyond.  Key te…

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Register now for a Social Responsibility Accreditation and start your CSR journey in 2021

CSR Accreditation

5th January 2021

CSR Accreditation would like to announce that the next CSR Accreditation Application deadline is Feb 28. It is now more important than ever to show that we are doing everything we can to improve the world for …

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#100 Chris Broome – Longhurst

Inside Silverstone Podcast

23rd December 2020

Welcome to a landmark moment in the history of the Inside Silverstone™ podcast! It's our 100th episode your host, Chris Broome, is interviewed by a panel of 20 previous podcast guests. Listen as Chris t…

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A Glimpse of the Future at first Wearable Technology Special Interest Group Event

Silverstone Technology Cluster

22nd December 2020

On December 17th the STC’s first Wearable Technology Special Interest Group event was held, showcasing current and future technology in this exciting and rapidly growing technological arena. Tristan Alle…

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#99 #CovidCatchUp – Henry Oxley aka Kaidoz – Fortnite & YouTube Influencer

Inside Silverstone Podcast

21st December 2020

Welcome to a special #CovidCatchUp series of the Inside Silverstone™ podcast! In episode #99 your host, Chris Broome interviews Henry Oxley aka Kaidoz - Fortnite & YouTube influencer. Listen as Henr…

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Employment law 2021: What to expect

Howes Percival

21st December 2020

2020 has been an extremely busy year for employment law, with the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic placing both employers and employees in uncharted territory. This year saw many employers needing to get to grip…

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#98 #CovidCatchUp – Cristiana Pace – Enovation Consulting

Inside Silverstone Podcast

18th December 2020

Welcome to a special #CovidCatchUp series of the Inside Silverstone™ podcast! In episode #98 your host, Chris Broome interviews Dr Cristiana Pace of Enovation Consulting. Listen as Cristiana walks us th…

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#97 #CovidCatchUp – Sally Reynolds – The Silverstone Experience

Inside Silverstone Podcast

17th December 2020

Welcome to a special #CovidCatchUp series of the Inside Silverstone™ podcast! In episode #97 your host, Chris Broome interviews Sally Reynolds, CEO of The Silverstone Experience & Silverstone Heritag…

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Fire safety changes in the development and housing sectors – 2021 and beyond

Howes Percival

17th December 2020

It is often the case around Christmas time that we become a little Dickensian. Reflecting on the past 12 months, enjoying the present and looking forward with optimism for what the New Year will bring. For most…

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Continuation of support for 80% of furloughed wages until April 2021

Howes Percival

17th December 2020

Today, the Chancellor announced that the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (“CJRS”) will remain open until 30 April 2021. Previously the CJRS was only due to remain open until 31 March 2021. The CJR…

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2021 – The Year for Recovery, the Year for Construction

Howes Percival

16th December 2020

In early March 2020, nobody could have anticipated the impact the COVID pandemic would have on the UK economy and Britain as a whole. No business or individual can fail to have been affected in some manner. Th…

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#96 #CovidCatchUp – Alan Wilson & Niki Tibble – MoreTrees

Inside Silverstone Podcast

15th December 2020

Welcome to a special #CovidCatchUp series of the Inside Silverstone™ podcast! In episode #96 your host, Chris Broome interviews Alan Wilson & Niki Tibble of MoreTrees. Listen as Aland and Niki intro…

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#95 #CovidCatchUp – Gerson Garsed-Brand – Sabe Technology

Inside Silverstone Podcast

11th December 2020

Welcome to a special #CovidCatchUp series of the Inside Silverstone™ podcast! In episode #95 your host, Chris Broome interviews Gerson Garsed-Brand of Sabe Technology. Listen as Gerson introduces his co…

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#94 #CovidCatchUp – Jenner Collins – Collins Limited

Inside Silverstone Podcast

10th December 2020

Welcome to a special #CovidCatchUp series of the Inside Silverstone™ podcast! In episode #94 your host, Chris Broome interviews Jenner Collins of Collins Limited. Listen as Jenner introduces us to the world…

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Looking ahead at a Post-Covid world at successful DSM SIG event

Silverstone Technology Cluster

10th December 2020

On December 8th, 2020 the Silverstone Technology Cluster hosted an online event organised by the Design, Simulation and Metrology Special Interest Group. The event, titled ‘Post-Pandemic: the Route Ahead…

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High praise for STC’s 2020 Conference and tech/business growth activity

Silverstone Technology Cluster

9th December 2020

Andrea Leadsom MP and Charlotte Horobin were among the senior figures from politics and industry to heap praise on the Silverstone Technology Cluster during and after its 2020 Annual Conference. The event, in …

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#93 #CovidCatchUp – Damian Sodel – NN1 Personnel

Inside Silverstone Podcast

8th December 2020

 Welcome to a special #CovidCatchUp series of the Inside Silverstone™ podcast!  In episode #93 your host, Chris Broome interviews Damian Sodel of NN1 Personnel. Listen as Damian introduces to …

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Battery tech specialist Delta Motorsport further expands with new premises at Silverstone Park

Silverstone Technology Cluster

4th December 2020

Delta Motorsport, a leading UK name in the design and build of high-powered battery systems, and long standing member of the Silverstone Park community, has increased its presence by more than 20% after taking …

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#92 #CovidCatchUp – Ben Peters – Roadwise

Inside Silverstone Podcast

3rd December 2020

Welcome to a special #CovidCatchUp series of the Inside Silverstone™ podcast! In episode #92 your host, Chris Broome interviews Ben Peters of Roadwise. Listen as Ben introduces us to the world of advanc…

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Introducing ‘Enterprise™’ – our new workplace service

Longhurst

3rd December 2020

The team at Longhurst are delighted to reveal our latest service offering – Enterprise™. Enterprise™ combines board-level financial advice with a confidential financial well-being relationship for your …

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Inquest and care providers: The case for legal representation

Howes Percival

2nd December 2020

Regulatory expert, Alan Millband discusses a recent Supreme Court decision, which has lowered the standard of proof for an 'unlawful killing' conclusion in coroners’ courts, and its impact on those provid…

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3 options for gifting money to children this Christmas

Longhurst

1st December 2020

If you’ve yet to finish your Christmas shopping and simply don’t know what to buy for a child, a financial gift can last far longer than the latest fad. It might not be as exciting as unwrapping a t…

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#91 #CovidCatchUp – Sam Hudson – BAMD

Inside Silverstone Podcast

1st December 2020

In episode #91 your host, Chris Broome interviews Sam Hudson of BAMD. Listen as Sam introduces us the long-standing heritage of BAMD; from classic cars and endurance racing; to composites, design, and what it&…

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ACAS early conciliation to be a standard 6 week period

Howes Percival

1st December 2020

From today, 1 December 2020, the Acas Early Conciliation process is changing. The standard period for Acas Early Conciliation will become 6 weeks in all cases. Previously, parties had an initial 4 weeks which c…

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How does Brexit affect your IP rights?

UDL Intellectual Property

30th November 2020

By Jonathan Morris, Senior Patent Attorney The UK’s exit from the European Union has implications for UK companies that own EU-wide intellectual property rights. The headline is that, from 1 January 2021…

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Find Out How Octelas Business Reporting Software Can Work For You

Illuminis Insight Software

30th November 2020

Free webinar! Join our FREE Webinar on 10th December 2020 at 11am for 1 hour. See how Octelas Business Reporting software will save you time, vastly improve accuracy and give you secure information linkin…

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#90 #CovidCatchUp – Hannah Brady – The Brady Creative

Inside Silverstone Podcast

27th November 2020

In episode #90 your host, Chris Broome interviews Hannah Brady from The Brady Creative. Listen as Hannah delves into our all things social media management, content creation, the evolution of LinkedIn, video p…

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A tree for Christmas – Take our quick and easy survey and you could have 20 trees planted in your name

CSR Accreditation

27th November 2020

Bucks based business CSR Accreditation have made a pledge to plant 6o trees in recognition of organisations who start their CSR Journey with them. By taking an assessment survey, 3 organisations will be picked…

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Workshop: The Sweetspot by Petra Coach Europe

EMW

26th November 2020

Book your place at the Sweetspot Workshop: 'How to spend more time doing what you love, are great at and adds most value' on Thursday 10 December at 9am, from Petra Coach Europe. Great business …

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Silverstone Technology Cluster to become a national 'Trailblazer' project for Be The Business

Silverstone Technology Cluster

26th November 2020

The government backed, business advice network, Be The Business, has selected the Silverstone Technology Cluster (STC) as a national ‘Trailblazer’ project. STC Chair Roz Bird commented: “We h…

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#89 #CovidCatchUp – Jahee Campbell-Brennan – Wavey Dynamics

Inside Silverstone Podcast

24th November 2020

Welcome to a special #CovidCatchUp series of the Inside Silverstone™ podcast!  In episode #89 your host, Chris Broome interviews #89 Jahee Campbell-Brennan of Wavey Dynamics Listen as Jahee talks u…

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Top tips for operators considering changing the use of their licensed premises

Howes Percival

24th November 2020

As the restrictions imposed on everyday life in response to the COVID-19 pandemic continue to evolve, licensing and planning law specialist Jamie Childs examines what operators of …

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Become a Social Responsibility enabler for your organisation

CSR Accreditation

23rd November 2020

Become a Social Responsibility enabler for your organisation CSR Accreditation are delighted to announce the next CSR Training Course online. Six one hour modules over six weeks.Jan 14th - Feb 18th at 11am. B…

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Doing good is good business – Good for the planet, Good for people , Good for profit WORKSHOP

CSR Accreditation

23rd November 2020

CSR Accreditation are proud to be supporting The Clare Foundation by delivering our 'Doing good is good business' workshop on 7 December at 1pm. Book your FREE space now: https:https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/c…

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Hexegic – Ransomware: How to be on your guard

Hexegic

20th November 2020

What sensible preparations can you make to counter ransomware?    Ransomware is a form of malware which encrypts files on a device, rendering any files and the systems that rely on them unusable. Cy…

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STC membership now past 120 mark

Silverstone Technology Cluster

19th November 2020

The Silverstone Technology Cluster’s membership numbers have continued to rise into Q4 of 2020, surpassing the 120-mark for the first time. Entering the final week of October, membership stood at 121 &nd…

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Wiring harnesses, electronic circuitry & vehicle dynamics amongst latest members’ specialities

Silverstone Technology Cluster

19th November 2020

As the STC membership breaks the 120 barrier, we take a glance at three of the latest advanced engineering businesses to register with the network – Pro-Spec Wiring Solutions, DTronix and Wavey Dynamics. …

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Charpak joins household names Unilever & Veolia in cutting edge recycling collaboration

Silverstone Technology Cluster

17th November 2020

  STC member Charpak Ltd is part of a four-way business collaboration along with Unilever, HSSMI and Veolia that is to create a cutting-edge recycling facility in the UK. The collaboration will develop t…

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Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme – updated guidance and new Treasury Direction

Howes Percival

17th November 2020

Updates to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (“CJRS”) guidance and a corresponding Treasury Direction were published on 13 November 2020. The Treasury Direction, which formally extends the CJRS f…

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Powerful first event for STC’s Gender Equality & Diversity Committee

Silverstone Technology Cluster

17th November 2020

The Silverstone Technology Cluster has begun its own drive to make workplaces amongst its network of advanced engineering businesses more inclusive with a powerful first event for its new Gender Equality & …

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#88 #CovidCatchUp – Nathalie McGloin – FIA Disability & Accessibility Commission President

Inside Silverstone Podcast

17th November 2020

Welcome to a special #CovidCatchUp series of the Inside Silverstone™ podcast! In episode #88 your host, Chris Broome interviews Nathalie McGloin – FIA Disability & Accessibility Commission Pres…

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VIDEO: STC members’ honest accounts of growing a business

Silverstone Technology Cluster

16th November 2020

Silverstone Technology Cluster members provided exclusive insight into the challenges they have faced in founding and running their businesses in a much awaited STC Business Growth event. The virtual event hea…

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Knowledge Transfer Voucher – The Open University

The Open University

12th November 2020

The Open University is offering SME companies the chance to access its wealth of knowledge and expertise. KTVs provide funding for projects to enable organisations which have not engaged with the University be…

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Future Tech the focus at ACES Special Interest Group Event

Silverstone Technology Cluster

11th November 2020

The Future focus on Smart Mobility and UK Supply Chain Revolution event, organised by the ACES (now Future Mobility) Special Interest Group on November 10th, 2020 highlighted new technology and trends in a numb…

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Calls for Stamp Duty Holiday extension intensify

Woodfines Solicitors

11th November 2020

The temporary Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) cut, announced by the Chancellor in July in a bid to get the property market moving once more following its closure during lockdown, has certainly done its job. Resident…

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#87 #CovidCatchUp – Roz Bird – Silverstone Park

Inside Silverstone Podcast

10th November 2020

Welcome to a special #CovidCatchUp series of the Inside Silverstone™ podcast! In episode #87 your host, Chris Broome, re-interviews Roz Bird, Commercial Director MEPC & Silverstone Park. Listen as R…

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Howes Percival advises on successful planning appeal for HB (South Caldecotte) Limited

Howes Percival

10th November 2020

Leading law firm Howes Percival has advised HB (South Caldecotte) Limited on its successful planning appeal which grants the developer outline planning permission for a 140-acre strategic employment site, south…

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Howes Percival featured in The Times’ Best Law Firms

Howes Percival

10th November 2020

Howes Percival has been named one of the top 200 law firms in England and Wales in The Times’ Best Law Firms 2021 list published on 5 November 2020. The list is based entirely on recommendations from tho…

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Howes Percival helps fintech entrepreneur complete sale

Howes Percival

10th November 2020

Howes Percival have acted on a transaction in the fast growing fintech sector, completing the sale of EBR Analytics Limited to RIMES Technologies Limited. EBR was founded by fintech entrepreneur Jay Gandhi who…

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A guide to Industry 4.0 – Getting Underneath the Jargon

Total Control Pro

4th November 2020

We have certainly had an uncertain year, Brexit and COVID-19  have highlighted further instabilities, with the pandemic forcing us to change the way we live and work. Factories that were beginning to make deci…

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Introducing the #LonghurstStig

Longhurst

3rd November 2020

Welcome to the team Steve!   What a way to introduce the newest member of our team - Stig Style! With special thanks to Silverstone Park, Silverstone Composites, Illusion Racepaint, Fully Charged Silver…

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#86 #CovidCatchUp – Julia Muir – UK Automotive 30% Club

Inside Silverstone Podcast

3rd November 2020

Welcome to a special #CovidCatchUp series of the Inside Silverstone™ podcast! In episode #86 your host, Chris Broome, re-interviews Julia Muir of the UK Automotive 30% Club. Listen as Julia talks us thr…

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Corporate insolvencies on the rise worldwide

Woodfines Solicitors

29th October 2020

A report from Atradius published in August 2019 forecast a 2.8% increase in corporate insolvencies in developed markets across the globe, with a further 1.2% increase to follow in 2020. Even prior to the global…

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Can employers make contact tracing apps obligatory?

Woodfines Solicitors

29th October 2020

Since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic, the government’s top scientific advisers have touted contact tracing as one of the best methods of controlling the spread of infection. Now, with the rele…

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#85 #CovidCatchUp – John Lashley – Brooklyn Brownie Co

Inside Silverstone Podcast

29th October 2020

In episode #85 your host, Chris Broome, interviews John Lashley, who is the 'Main Dude' at Brooklyn Brownie Co. Listen to this energetic and enthralling discussion; including how a father and son united togeth…

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#84 #CovidCatchUp – Thomas Cliffe – TRACK

Inside Silverstone Podcast

27th October 2020

Welcome to a special #CovidCatchUp series of the Inside Silverstone™ podcast!  In episode #84 your host, Chris Broome, interviews Thomas Cliffe from TRACK. Listen as Thomas explains how Track suppo…

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5 things to consider if property is part of your retirement plan

Longhurst

27th October 2020

Figures suggest that many people are planning for property to play at least some role in their retirement income. With property prices and rental yields rising, it’s easy to see why you may think that pr…

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Counting down to STC’s 2020 Annual Conference

Silverstone Technology Cluster

26th October 2020

  ·       New online format for showcase event on 26 November ·       Business experts form stellar line-up of speakers ·…

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Increased support under the Job Support Scheme

Howes Percival

23rd October 2020

On 22 October 2020, Rishi Sunak announced an increase in government contributions for the Job Support Scheme, the successor to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (“CJRS”). The Job Support scheme,…

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Selling your products online: Don’t get caught out

Howes Percival

23rd October 2020

Covid-19 has had implications far and wide for the business community. However, with every crisis comes opportunity and it’s been fantastic to see businesses adapting and finding new ways to deliver their…

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Howes Percival recognised in East Midlands Dealmakers Awards

Howes Percival

21st October 2020

Howes Percival has been recognised for its role in Insider Media East Midlands Dealmakers Awards’ ‘SME Deal of the Year’ 2020, the MBO of Harrison Castings. The firm was also shortlisted for t…

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Top ranked Employment Law team announces expansion as turnover up 23%

Howes Percival

21st October 2020

Howes Percival has expanded its highly rated employment law team in response to an increase in instructions over the last year. The team, which acts for a wide range of SMEs, as well as nationally recognised h…

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#83 #CovidCatchUp – Shaowei He – China/UK Business Special feature

Inside Silverstone Podcast

20th October 2020

Welcome to a special #CovidCatchUp series of the Inside Silverstone™ podcast!  In episode #83 your host, Chris Broome, interviews Professor Shaowei He for a China/UK Business Special feature. Liste…

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Winding-up petition extension to give businesses “much-needed breathing space”

Woodfines Solicitors

20th October 2020

Amid a much-feared second wave of coronavirus cases across the UK, the government has amended the Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act to extend the suspension of statutory demands and winding up petitions u…

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Innovate UK SMART Grant Project Electric Drive-System

Cyclopic

15th October 2020

  Consortium:- Cyclopic Ltd & Productive Ltd We hope you and your company are well in these unpredictable times. As we have now reached the 6-month milestone - end of Quarter 2 Innovate UK SMART Gra…

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Howes Percival acts on multi-million pound management buy out of Glazing Vision Ltd

Howes Percival

13th October 2020

Howes Percival has advised the management team of Glazing Vision Ltd on the multi-million pound management buyout from the company’s founder. Glazing Vision Ltd are technical experts in the cutting-edge …

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Howes Percival recommended for 20 different practice areas in the Legal 500

Howes Percival

13th October 2020

The 2021 edition of The Legal 500 – the authoritative guide to the UK’s leading law firms – has recommended Howes Percival for 20 different practice areas and awarded the firm top tier ranking…

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Extension of Job Support Scheme

Howes Percival

13th October 2020

On 9 October 2020, Rishi Sunak announced an extended Job Support Scheme (“JSS”) for businesses, which are required to close due to local or national restrictions. The assistance will be in the …

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Lockdown: ‘driving’ people to drink?

Woodfines Solicitors

13th October 2020

With traffic slumping by up to 73% of normal levels during lockdown, Britain’s roads were the emptiest they have been since 1955 in April[1]. So, you may be surprised by recent figures showing that, despi…

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#82 #CovidCatchUp – Marcus Trofimov – Silverstone Composites

Inside Silverstone Podcast

13th October 2020

Welcome to a special #CovidCatchUp series of the Inside Silverstone™ podcast! In episode #82 your host, Chris Broome, interviews Marcus Trofimov of Silverstone Composites. Listen as Marcus introduces wh…

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#81 #CovidCatchUp – Fiona Pawley – #81 Fiona Pawley – Motorsport & Engineering Leadership

Inside Silverstone Podcast

8th October 2020

Welcome to a special #CovidCatchUp series of the Inside Silverstone™ podcast!  In episode #81 your host, Chris Broome interviews Fiona Pawley - Motorsport & Engineering Leadership Coach Listen …

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Funding, Guidance and Tech Support at Digital & Advanced Manufacturing Special Interest Group event

Silverstone Technology Cluster

8th October 2020

The ‘Routes to Manufacturing Success’ STC event by the Digital & Advanced Manufacturing SIG saw delegates being introduced to support and guidance available to SME’s for funding, digitisat…

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WEBINAR | Gatwick Airport: A view from the inside

EMW

8th October 2020

The pandemic has had a significant impact on the aviation sector and in turn Gatwick Airport and the local region. On Thursday 22 October we're hosting a free webinar, in association with TMA South East C…

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Further details on the £1,000 Job Retention Bonus

Howes Percival

6th October 2020

The Chancellor announced the Job Retention Bonus (“JRB”) as part of his ‘Plan for Jobs’ in July 2020. The JRB is a one-off taxable payment of £1,000 to employers, for each eligible…

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#79 # CovidCatchUp – Julie Stewart – TD Group

Inside Silverstone Podcast

30th September 2020

Welcome to a special #CovidCatchUp series of the Inside Silverstone™ podcast! In episode #79 your host, Chris Broome interviews Julie Stewart of TD Group. Listen as Julie explains how the recruitment la…

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#80 #CovidCatchUp – Darren Sharp – Stafford Sharp Associates

Inside Silverstone Podcast

30th September 2020

In episode #80 your host, Chris Broome interviews Darren Sharp of Stafford Sharp Associates. Listen as Darren introduces Silverstone Park based SSA’s specialist niche placing talented people with the UK&…

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More Award Nominations!

Longhurst

29th September 2020

We couldn’t be prouder to announce that both Longhurst and our Chris Broome have been nominated for three more award ceremonies these year. These include: SME National Business Awards – (1)…

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STC members contribute to UK’s go-to online business website

Silverstone Technology Cluster

29th September 2020

During the COVID-19 outbreak, Silverstone Technology Cluster (STC) members have contributed to a key piece of research on employee wellbeing by influential business advice organisation Be The Business (BTB). I…

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Roundtable sessions bringing STC members and local MPs together

Silverstone Technology Cluster

29th September 2020

Local MPs have joined members of Silverstone Technology Cluster as part of a new series of online STC Roundtable events, to give local businesses a chance to express their ideas, experiences and concerns relati…

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#78 #CovidCatchUp – Adrian Pryce – Professor of International Business

Inside Silverstone Podcast

25th September 2020

Welcome to a special #CovidCatchUp series of the Inside Silverstone™ podcast! In episode #78 your host, Chris Broome interviews Adrian Pryce – Professor of International Business. Listen as Adrian…

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Six new trainee solicitors join Howes Percival

Howes Percival

24th September 2020

Howes Percival has welcomed six new trainee solicitors. The firm has also appointed five new solicitors who have recently completed their training contracts with the firm. Trainee Solicitors The six new train…

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Government changes affect service and hospitality sectors

Howes Percival

24th September 2020

On 22 September 2020 the Prime Minister announced additional restrictions in response to increasing rates of infection in the Covid-19 pandemic. STAFF TO WEAR FACE COVERINGSOne of the major changes is the requ…

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The Successor to Furlough – The Job Support Scheme

Howes Percival

24th September 2020

The Chancellor announced a new Job Support Scheme (“JSS”), which is to run from November 2020 for 6 months and replace the current Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme, which ends on 31 October 2020. W…

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Using your assets to create flexibility with a final salary pension

Longhurst

23rd September 2020

Pensioners transferring out of their Final Salary pensions, also known as Defined Benefit pensions, have made headlines recently as retirees seek more flexibility. But using other assets to create a flexible i…

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#77 #CovidCatchUp – Colin McGrory – Sandwell

Inside Silverstone Podcast

23rd September 2020

Welcome to a special #CovidCatchUp series of the Inside Silverstone™ podcast!  In episode #77 your host, Chris Broome re-interviews the global lead for shot peening - Colin McGrory of Sandwell. Lis…

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Tighter Restrictions, Track and Trace

Howes Percival

23rd September 2020

On 22 September the government announced further national measures to try to control the escalating number of coronavirus cases in England. Under their devolved powers, Scotland, Wales and Ireland have also int…

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STC partners with The Financial Times in The Global Boardroom

Silverstone Technology Cluster

22nd September 2020

The STC are delighted to be joining the Financial Times Live as a Supporting Partner for the upcoming Global Boardroom event on 11-13th November. This is a global digital conference focussing on Shapi…

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#76 #CovidCatchUp – Oliver Waters – Orbit

Inside Silverstone Podcast

18th September 2020

    Welcome to a special #CovidCatchUp series of the Inside Silverstone™ podcast! In episode #76 your host, Chris Broome interviews local tech entrepreneur Oliver Waters, of Orbit. Listen as…

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VAT & Customs After Brexit – Are You Ready?

Grant Thornton UK

17th September 2020

On 31st January the UK left the European Union and entered a transitional period which is due to finish on 31 December 2020. The transitional period has allowed organisations to continue operating, for VAT and …

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Pensions, Employment and Divorce – Achieving Equality

Howes Percival

17th September 2020

As Family Law partner, Justine Flack observes, many people may feel that pensions are not the most exciting topic to read about. However, there is a lot that has happened in recent years in this area - auto enr…

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Blaser Mills Law client wins case against Banksy

Blaser Mills Law

17th September 2020

This week Banksy lost his legal battle with Full Colour Black printing over the trademark of his famous artwork, the ‘Flower Thrower.’ Full Colour Black, represented by Blaser Mills Law Trade Mark …

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MotorsportAM Announces Range of Webinars in Lead Up to Conference

Fluency Marketing

15th September 2020

MotorsportAM will be running regular webinars hosted by our Headline Sponsor, Teijin, in the run up to the conference in April 2021, which will explore a range of important topics relevant to stakeholders …

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#75 Mastermind Sessions – Oxford Brookes Racing – Engineering the Future!

Inside Silverstone Podcast

15th September 2020

Welcome to a special #CovidCatchUp series of the Inside Silverstone™ podcast! In episode #75 your host, Chris Broome hosts another Mastermind Session titled Oxford Brookes Racing - Engineering the Future…

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Kickstart Scheme – fully funded work placements

Silverstone Technology Cluster

11th September 2020

Are you interested in having a fully funded work placement to offer to a young person? The Kickstart Scheme provides funding to employers to create new six-month job placements for young people who are current…

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Coronavirus legislation and its impact on commercial landlord

Woodfines Solicitors

11th September 2020

Section 82 of the Coronavirus Act contains provisions protecting business tenants from lease forfeiture due to the non-payment of rent. During the ‘relevant period’ (originally due to expire on 30 J…

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#74 #CovidCatchUp – Debra Charles – Novacroft

Inside Silverstone Podcast

9th September 2020

In episode #74 your host, Chris Broome re-interviews Debra Charles of Novacroft. Listen as Debra and Chris catch up on all things Novacroft during COVID; how they've been focusing on human well-being; and how …

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#73 #CovidCatchUp – Alan Rallings – Cyclopic

Inside Silverstone Podcast

8th September 2020

  In episode #73 your host, Chris Broome interviews Alan Rallings of Cyclopic. Listen as Alan introduces their latest innovative design - the world's first spokeless foldable ebike! The E-Cyclopic foldi…

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New STC Board Appointment

Silverstone Technology Cluster

7th September 2020

Since its inception, the Silverstone Technology Cluster has had two industry representatives on its board, alongside the representatives from the STC founding members and Chief Executive. Kieron Salter, of KWSP…

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‘Govt support’ for STC Chair’s Cambridge Oxford Arc comments

Silverstone Technology Cluster

4th September 2020

Silverstone Technology Cluster Chair Roz Bird has insisted that the future of young people should be “at least 50% of the discussion” in developing the Cambridge-Oxford Arc. Roz’s belief that…

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We are delighted to announce October dates for our CSR Training Course online.

CSR Accreditation

3rd September 2020

We are delighted to announce the launch of our CSR Training Course online. Six one hour modules over six weeks.Book the first 5 modules and you will be invited to participate in the 6th and final module for fre…

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#72 #CovidCatchUp – Steven McCarthy – Markart Addititve

Inside Silverstone Podcast

2nd September 2020

In episode #72 your host, Chris Broome re-interviews Steven McCarthy of Mackart Additive Listen as Steven talks us through life during COVID; the NHS projects they’ve been working on; plus their growing …

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#71 #CovidCatchUp – Niall Johanson – Charpak Limited

Inside Silverstone Podcast

27th August 2020

In episode #71 your host, Chris Broome interviews Niall Johanson of Charpak Limited. Listen as Niall introduces the fascinating work carried out by Charpak Limited; and how their unique technology transfer ena…

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#70 #CovidCatchUp – Arno van Rooyen – Velocity IT

Inside Silverstone Podcast

25th August 2020

In episode #70 your host, Chris Broome, re-interviews Arno van Rooyen of Velocity IT. Listen as Arno talks us through life during COVID; including their vital support to both the NHS and to local universities.…

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Workshop: Rockefeller Habits Checklist

EMW

24th August 2020

Please join us on Wednesday 9 September at 9am for the virtual “Rockefeller Habits Checklist workshop” from Petra Coach Europe, designed to help companies get back to growth and align their teams as…

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Junior ISAs – Everything you need to know about saving for children

Longhurst

24th August 2020

Building a nest egg for a child can help set them on the path to a financially secure future and highlight why saving is important. One of the most popular ways to save for a child or grandchild is using a Juni…

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#69 #COVIDCatchUp – Dominic Hopkins – Hewitsons

Inside Silverstone Podcast

20th August 2020

In episode #69 your host, Chris Broome, re-interviews Dominic Hopkins of Hewitsons. Listen as Dominic explains how busy Hewitsons have been during lockdown, with growing client enquiries and a focus on legisla…

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Have you looked at your purchasing terms recently?

Howes Percival

20th August 2020

Standard terms and conditions are one of those things, much like regular dentist check-ups or funeral plans, we all know we need but we’d rather not think about them on a daily basis. After all, who has t…

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Succession Strategies

EMW

20th August 2020

In our latest Succession Strategy blog series, Corporate Principal Paul Bevington, has been looking at some of the things that you should be thinking about as you plan for the future of your business.  Pe…

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#68 #CovidCatchUp – Dolores Sanders – Total Control Pro

Inside Silverstone Podcast

18th August 2020

Welcome to a special #CovidCatchUp series of the Inside Silverstone™ podcast!  In episode #68 your host, Chris Broome, re-interviews Dolores Sanders of Total Control Pro. Listen as Dolores explains…

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5 Tips for getting children ready to go back to school

Longhurst

18th August 2020

Every year as the summer holidays come to a close, ‘back to school’ slogans and tips for getting children ready to head back to full-time education spring up everywhere.  This year though, some…

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Furloughed Employees Should Receive Full Redundancy Payments and Notice Pay

Howes Percival

17th August 2020

The Government have introduced the Coronavirus, Calculation of a Week’s pay Regulations 2020 effective from the 31st July 2020. It ensures furloughed employees receive statutory redundancy pay a…

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Terms & Conditions….. Have you dotted the i’s and crossed the t’s?

Woodfines Solicitors

14th August 2020

No matter the size of your business, it is crucial that you do not overlook the importance of ensuring you have a well-drafted set of Terms & Conditions in place. Terms & Conditions set out the basic c…

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#67 #CovidCatchUp – Pim van Baarsen – STC

Inside Silverstone Podcast

13th August 2020

Welcome to a special #CovidCatchUp series of the Inside Silverstone™ podcast!  In episode #67 your host, Chris Broome, re-interviews Pim van Baarsen from the Silverstone Technology Cluster. Listen …

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#CovidCatchUp #66 Simon Dowson – Delta Motorsport

Inside Silverstone Podcast

11th August 2020

Welcome to a special #CovidCatchUp series of the Inside Silverstone™ podcast!  In episode #66 your host, Chris Broome, re-interviews Simon Dowson of Delta Motorsport. Listen as Simon talks us throu…

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Social Responsibility Training in September 15% for STC Members

CSR Accreditation

11th August 2020

SEPTEMBER 1st – OCTOBER 8th Become a social responsibility leader and start making a positve difference to your business. The CSR Accreditation ‘CSR Training Course’ is now open for booking for Septe…

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What if there is no cure? Your ‘new normal’ is for you to define.

What if there is no cure? Your ‘new normal’ is for you to define.

9th August 2020

As I write this in August 2020, Russia is promising a mass vaccination campaign against COVID-19 in October, while Western hopes are pinned on a number of vaccines currently under trial, including one developed…

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What’s it like to be a Digital Marketing Apprentice?

Milton Keynes College

6th August 2020

Ronni Murray, 20, has recently completed a Level 3 Apprenticeship in Digital Marketing with MK College and is now looking forward to developing her career in marketing. Here she explains her apprenticeship jour…

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#65 #CovidCatchUp Ella Barrington – Ella Barrington & Associates

Inside Silverstone Podcast

5th August 2020

Welcome to a special #CovidCatchUp series of the Inside Silverstone™ podcast! In episode #65 your host, Chris Broome, interviews Ella Barrington – Ella Barrington & Associates. Listen as Ella …

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Do you apply protective coatings to components?

Do you apply protective coatings to components?

3rd August 2020

Bruker Alicona have released an application note showing how Optical Metrology can be used for the analysis on Zinc Phosphate coatings on machined components. The analysis provides details of the coverage of th…

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Do you need to measure micro gears?

Do you need to measure micro gears?

3rd August 2020

Bruker Application have released a new application note in the latest series of measurement solutions. This one focuses on teh area of Micro Gears which are extremely challenging to obtain accurate measurement …

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Planning for a 100-year life

Longhurst

30th July 2020

When you think about your lifestyle goals and financial plan, how far ahead do you look? It wasn’t so long ago that planning to reach 80 meant you could be sure of financial security throughout your life.…

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Level Five Supplies selected to demonstrate counter-terrorism technologies to European governments

Level Five Supplies selected to demonstrate counter-terrorism technologies to European governments

29th July 2020

A team from Level Five Supplies will travel to the Lithuanian capital, Vilnius to demonstrate a system which can help improve situational awareness for law enforcement agencies protecting crowds against terrori…

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FREE WEBINAR: CONNECTIVITY – THE AUTONOMOUS CAR ERA

ST Engineering Antycip

28th July 2020

In their first webinar together, ST Engineering Antycip and SCALABLE Network Technologies, will dive into Vehicle-to-Vehicle (V2V) and Vehicle-to-Everything (V2X) communication systems and how to improve con…

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Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020 adds COVID-19 protection for PLCs and SEs

Woodfines Solicitors

28th July 2020

The Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020 (CIGA) came into effect on 26 June and with it a number of reforms and temporary measures which have created the biggest change to English insolvency law since t…

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Dear Tristan, A few lines from your future.

Dear Tristan, A few lines from your future.

26th July 2020

Dear ‘January Tristan’, ‘July Tristan’ here. I thought it may be useful to send you a few lines from your future to let you know what to expect and, perhaps, to help you plan for the ne…

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Navigating your way out of lockdown

Howes Percival

21st July 2020

Carl Mifflin, Partner and Head of Restructuring and Insolvency at Howes Percival, considers the challenges facing businesses as we emerge from lockdown. As we emerge from the COVID lockdown, business…

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The innovation ceiling: data-driven innovation versus human-centred innovation

The innovation ceiling: data-driven innovation versus human-centred innovation

19th July 2020

Established brands, with overhead management and ’growth’ as performance metrics aren’t likely to innovate for the right reasons, if at all. The innovation ceiling gets in the way. Do you wor…

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Use of Optical Metrology in Medical Technology

Use of Optical Metrology in Medical Technology

15th July 2020

*How Bruker Alicona Optical #metrology is used in the Medical Technology Sector* and why was it chosen against SEM and micro CT?.In this Video Dr. Martin Koller, from the University Clinic for Dental Medicine a…

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Automotive Safe AI® Software Start-up Eatron Raises €1M+ from Hirschvogel Ventures

Eatron Technologies

15th July 2020

Eatron lands German Tier-1 Hirschvogel Automotive Group as a Strategic Partner https://eatron.com/eatron-investment-from-hirschvogel-ventures/ July 13, 2020 – Warwick, UK – Eatron ®, a leading…

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Measurement of wear and topography on a medical implant

Measurement of wear and topography on a medical implant

13th July 2020

Measurement of wear and topography on a medical implantThis application note describes the use of Optical 3D metrology for the study of volumetric wear and surface topography (roughness) on a device made to rep…

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Innovation, information & inspiration at the Digital & Advanced Manufacturing SIG’s Event

Silverstone Technology Cluster

10th July 2020

The Silverstone Technology Cluster’s Digital & Advanced Manufacturing Special Interest Group organised its first online event for 2020 on July 9th. Organised in conjunction with both Medlink EM and t…

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APPLICATION NOTE: Alignment and Measurement of Features on IR Detectors

APPLICATION NOTE: Alignment and Measurement of Features on IR Detectors

9th July 2020

One of the most critical aspects in this design is the alignment of the optical surface to the reference surface and also the quality of the optical surface as shown in Figure 2. The key aspects of this measur…

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Recording of Optical Metrology Webinar now available

Recording of Optical Metrology Webinar now available

9th July 2020

If you are in the Medical Sector, Tooling Industry, Aerospace or dental equipment manufacture this webinar, recorded on the 25th June, explains how Optical Metrology can be used to easily and effectively measur…

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CSR Training Course now available online as six one hour modules

CSR Accreditation

9th July 2020

  CSR Training Course We are delighted to announce the launch of our CSR Training Course online. (This comprises six one hour modules) Discover why CSR is important to all organisations. CSR can tak…

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APPLICATION NOTE; Precision Screw Measurement

APPLICATION NOTE; Precision Screw Measurement

8th July 2020

In this issue we summarise a report on the measurement of precision screws using the Bruker Alicona G5 measurement system. The screws used for this report are bone screws, this measurement process could also be…

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APPLICATION NOTE: Measurement and QC of Small Valve Components for Gas and Liquids

APPLICATION NOTE: Measurement and QC of Small Valve Components for Gas and Liquids

8th July 2020

In this issue, we look how optical metrology can be used for the measurement of sealing faces of 4 small valve components of different materials used in the medical industry for gas & liquid flow contr…

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Returning to the workplace

Woodfines Solicitors

8th July 2020

The Talent in Logistics team caught up with Mike Hayward, Partner and Head of the Crime, Transport and Regulatory team and Maria Gallucci, Partner and Employment Solicitor at Woodfines, about the duty…

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Barclays launches Back to Business toolkit for UK SMEs

Barclays Bank

6th July 2020

Barclays has launched a toolkit to help small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) across the UK get back on their feet as they navigate the uncertainty created by coronavirus. The ‘Barclays Back to Business…

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What will business look like in two years webinar – Friday 10th at 11am

CSR Accreditation

6th July 2020

We have finally come to the end of our 'The future shape of business - how social responsibility will influence it' series of online events with Buckinghamshire Business First.Friday 10th July 11am What will bu…

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‘Supercluster’ title will help Arc “break down barriers and maximise opportunities”

Silverstone Technology Cluster

3rd July 2020

Silverstone Technology Cluster Chair Roz Bird has again pushed for the Oxford Cambridge Arc to be called the UK’s ‘High-tech Supercluster’ to help “break down barriers, encourage collabo…

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KWSP targets industrial scale manufacturing of new ‘Respolab’ face mask and shield

Silverstone Technology Cluster

2nd July 2020

STC member KW Special Projects (KWSP) has partnered with Respolab to create what it believes is a revolutionary new design in face mask and shield PPE systems. Final trials of the Respolab design are now under…

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Happy 2nd Birthday to Us!

Longhurst

2nd July 2020

They say that time flies when you’re having fun. And in the case of our wonderful business, Longhurst, time is certainly flying! As we speed our way into July 2020, we also celebrate our 2nd birthda…

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Mackart Additive designs & 3D prints bespoke ventilator exhalation valve inside 24 hours

Silverstone Technology Cluster

1st July 2020

STC member Mackart Additive has successfully transferred its 3D printing skills in Formula 1 and aerospace to produce a bespoke lifesaving valve in the treatment of COVID-19 patients within 24 hours of being co…

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COVID-19 Response Team delivering for Northants healthcare workers

Silverstone Technology Cluster

1st July 2020

The Silverstone Technology Cluster’s ‘COVID-19 Response Team’ has helped to source more than 50,000 items of personal protective equipment (PPE) for healthcare workers across Northamptonshire …

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Planning social responsibility as part of an organisations business strategy Webinar – Friday 3rd – 11am

CSR Accreditation

30th June 2020

We are very pleased to announce our penultimate CSR Webinar hosted by Buckinghamshire Business First:   Friday 3rd July - 11am   Planning social responsibility as part of an organisations business strat…

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The Longer-term Impact of Covid-19

Hexegic

30th June 2020

As part of the STC Webinar Series, Hexegic delivered their thoughts on Business Resilience.  To support the webinar, a short report on the topic can be downloaded here.…

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Online forum “a powerful resource of knowledge & information” for members

Silverstone Technology Cluster

29th June 2020

In addition to ‘weekly webinars’, the STC has created an online forum for members to share ideas, opportunities and services, and also socialise during the COVID-19 pandemic. The forum has over 17 …

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Lawyers in Lockdown

Woodfines Solicitors

29th June 2020

Nathan Taylor-Allkins, Senior Associate in Woodfines Road Transport, Crime & Regulatory team gives an insight into how he has been balancing work and family life during the lockdown. I can’t…

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Sourcing from & Exporting to China

China and Emerging Economies Centre – University of Northampton

29th June 2020

China and Emerging Economies Centre COVid19 webinar series 2 Sourcing from & Exporting to China Date: Wednesday 1st JulyTime: 1pm – 2pm Booking via: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/geo-political-co…

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Flexible Working – What is it, and why should we be paying attention?

Flexible Working – What is it, and why should we be paying attention?

26th June 2020

What is flexible working? You might think the answer is obvious - employees working from home, the chance to choose working hours, perhaps even the offer of a career break for traveling. But there’s more …

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STC plans to continue members’ weekly webinars beyond COVID-19 pandemic

Silverstone Technology Cluster

26th June 2020

STC members have now taken the lead in more than a dozen weekly webinars arranged by the Silverstone Technology Cluster which are advising its business network during the COVID-19 pandemic. The webinars, on on…

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Mindful consumption in a high street near you

Mindful consumption in a high street near you

25th June 2020

Supply chains and the hospitality market are decoupling, signalling a resurgence of mindful consumption in a high street near you. New demand will bring back variety to the domestic landscape. Twelve weeks ago…

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Event: Business as Unusual – Business Continuity Management in the new world

The Open University

23rd June 2020

Date: Wednesday 1st July 2020 Time: 17.00 – 19.00 Format: Webinar Cost: Free Registration: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/business-as-unusual-business-continuity-management-in-the-new-world-tickets-109813…

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The death of the office?

Woodfines Solicitors

22nd June 2020

In March, the coronavirus outbreak led to a mass exodus from UK offices as the country went into lockdown. Sensationalist media headlines screaming “Is it really the death of the office?” …

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China’s medium term global impact? – Stephen Perry, Chairman of the 48 Group

China and Emerging Economies Centre – University of Northampton

19th June 2020

 Free webinar 4-5pm, 24 June 2020 The guest speaker Stephen Perry is Chairman of the 48 Group and has been working on China for more than 40 years. He has influenced generations of senior executives and n…

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Supporting charities – is this a business benefit or a cost FREE Webinar 26th June 11am

CSR Accreditation

19th June 2020

  Supporting charities – is this a business benefit or a cost Free Webinar 26th June 11am. This webinar will look at the positive impact to society that social responsibility has in supporting th…

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MakeUK praises STC membership’s ‘drive and spirit’

Silverstone Technology Cluster

18th June 2020

Charlotte Horobin, MakeUK’s Membership Director for the Midlands and East England, has praised the STC’s professionalism and the impact it has had in the high-tech engineering and manufacturing indu…

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STC collaboration’s innovative ‘Oxford Box’ design wins NHS trust’s approval

Silverstone Technology Cluster

17th June 2020

A new type of aerosol shield – designed by businesses in the Silverstone Technology Cluster (STC) network – to improve the treatment of COVID-19 patients and safety of clinical staff has been approv…

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Engaging and supporting staff – a new approach – webinar 11am Friday 19th

CSR Accreditation

16th June 2020

Engaging and supporting staff - a new approach This webinar will look at the positive impact that social responsibility has on all stakeholders including your staff. Enabling employers to enrich the quality …

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Your ex-staff are your new competitors

Your ex-staff are your new competitors

16th June 2020

Enforced or voluntary migration puts people into survival mode and catalyses market disruption and growth in the places they go to. The job losses due to COVID-19 present an opportunity for those who have …

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Charpak develops innovative face visor for major NHS foundation

Silverstone Technology Cluster

15th June 2020

STC member Charpak Ltd has applied its expertise in bespoke plastics thermoforming to produce an innovative face visor in collaboration with a nationally recognised NHS hospital foundation. The Huntingdon base…

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Key dates for changes to Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

Woodfines Solicitors

12th June 2020

We provide the important dates to note since the announcement on reforms to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme last week. 12 June: Further guidance on flexible furlough and calculation of cl…

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STC names first six guest speakers for Conference

Silverstone Technology Cluster

12th June 2020

Fresh from some unintended national media attention, Maytrix Group’s Hannah Ingram-Moore, plus Make UK’s Charlotte Horobin, South Northants MP Andrea Leadsom, Futures Forward Ltd’s Joana Lenko…

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STC’s technology & data innovation attracts life science & medical association Medilink East Midlands as member

Silverstone Technology Cluster

11th June 2020

Medilink East Midlands has become the second significant industry sector body in as many months to announce a new data and technical-driven partnership with the Silverstone Technology Cluster. Medilink EM is t…

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Restart and right-size your aerospace operations

Restart and right-size your aerospace operations

11th June 2020

Webinar - Thursday 25th June at 10.00 Join us to learn more about how COVID-19 is impacting the aerospace industry in Europe and discuss solutions to maintain your profitability while production rates are bein…

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1. HR and Social Responsibility – the new business landscape

CSR Accreditation

10th June 2020

HR and CSR and the new business landscape 12th June at 11am Book your place here: https://bbf.uk.com/event/hr-and-csr-and-the-new-business-landscape This webinar will look at HR and the role that social res…

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STC connecting with Italian RPM network to identify joint ventures for members

Silverstone Technology Cluster

9th June 2020

The STC has opened talks with leading Italian motorsport technologies network RPM to develop potential new sector opportunities between their members. STC CEO Pim van Baarsen was a guest speaker during a recen…

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There’s a new normal. Local is the new trusted brand equity.

There’s a new normal. Local is the new trusted brand equity.

9th June 2020

  New normal Inevitably, the events of the last three months have disrupted business and personal planning. Unprecedented circumstances have that effect. Just before the world went into COVID-19-enforce…

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UK China Business Week 2020

Silverstone Technology Cluster

8th June 2020

Silverstone Technology Cluster is delighted to be a ‘Supporting Organisation’ of the China-Britain Business Council UK-China Business Week 2020, which will take place online from 15th - 19th June. …

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Establishing a UK PPE supply chain

Silverstone Technology Cluster

8th June 2020

One of our members is keen to see if they can set up a cost-effective UK based supply chain for their PPE product. If you are in a position to supply any of the below, please get in touch with us so we can get…

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COVID-19 Work Safely Review

Hexegic

8th June 2020

At the start of this pandemic, we sent you our thoughts on protecting your businesses as Remote Working became the norm.  We followed this with a practical Checklist to verify these steps – after all…

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Fluency Marketing and Composites UK to Deliver Peer Reviewed International Academic Conference: Fibre Polymer Composites for Construction

Fluency Marketing and Composites UK to Deliver Peer Reviewed International Academic Conference: Fibre Polymer Composites for Construction

5th June 2020

Fluency Marketing, the advanced materials and advanced engineering focused marketing and conference provider, and Composites UK, the UK composites industry association, have teamed up to deliver a three-day pee…

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Composites UK latest industry body to become STC member

Silverstone Technology Cluster

3rd June 2020

Composites UK, the trade association for the UK composites industry, and the STC have become reciprocal members of one another. As part of the agreement, the two organisations will: Promote each other on th…

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Here to help your business

Woodfines Solicitors

2nd June 2020

Whatever your business, you will be implementing measures to ensure your work place meets the Covid-19 requirements. It has always been a legal requirement to ensure the health and saftey of your staff and vis…

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“Biggest & best” presence yet for STC members at AES 2020

Silverstone Technology Cluster

2nd June 2020

The Silverstone Technology Cluster will have its “biggest and best” presence yet at this year’s Advanced Engineering Show after agreeing once more to host the event’s VIP Lounge whilst a…

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Mental health and wellbeing – how social responsibility can help shape a policy

CSR Accreditation

1st June 2020

  Friday 5th June 11am This webinar will look at how social responsibility can contribute positively to the mental health and wellbeing of employees, our society and the economy. With a sixth of wor…

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Summary of UK Government funding assistance in wake of COVID-19

EMW

1st June 2020

As most government backed schemes have now largely taken shape, we thought now may be a good time to bring together the funding options that are available to UK businesses along with a brief summary of each opt…

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Workplace Safety – Social Distancing Solutions

XG Group | Experts in Graphics

1st June 2020

Back to work....is your workplace ready?Visual communication is vital to support the return to business & maintain social distancing practices while encouraging safe environments. At XG Group, we have …

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#64 Louise Goodman – ‘The first woman of Formula One’

Inside Silverstone Podcast

27th May 2020

In episode #64 your host, Chris Broome interviews Louise Goodman - Award winning TV presenter & Journalist; and also dubbed the first woman of Formula One. Listen as Louise talks us through an impressive m…

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#63 Chris Murdoch – Voyse.io

Inside Silverstone Podcast

22nd May 2020

In episode #63 your host, Chris Broome interviews Chris Murdoch, tech entrepreneur and co-founder of Voyse.io. Listen as Chris walks us through his new venture, Voyse, which enhances how employer's engage with…

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Time to tidy your pension drawer?

Longhurst

22nd May 2020

A lifetime of working hard, saving carefully, and raising a family often results in one likely outcome, a filing cabinet full of paperwork that you’ve collected but with no real idea of what it all means …

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HR and CSR and the business new landscape

CSR Accreditation

22nd May 2020

HR and CSR and the new business landscape 29th May 2020 - 11am - Free Co presented by Justine Brown Managing Director at Just Global PR This webinar will look at HR and the role that social responsibility pl…

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Use Furlough to Devlop your Cyber Security Career – (Discount Offer Included)

Use Furlough to Devlop your Cyber Security Career – (Discount Offer Included)

21st May 2020

For many, adapting to a new routine (or lack thereof) after being furloughed has been a challenge. Now, though - several weeks into the UK’s enforced lockdown - many are finding that they are starting to …

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Social Responsibility – driving forward successful businesses Webinar 11am Friday 22

CSR Accreditation

21st May 2020

This FREE webinar will look at the positive impact that social responsibility will have on building a sustainable business. It will explore some of the key benefits that will help businesses achieve positiv…

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MK College apprentice helping colleagues stay in touch

Milton Keynes College

20th May 2020

When Milton Keynes College apprentice, Matt Heaney took on an apprenticeship at Grundfos Pumps, he probably never dreamt he’d be keeping his colleagues connected during a global pandemic. Company employe…

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#61 Student to Digital Entrepreneur – University of Northampton

Inside Silverstone Podcast

19th May 2020

  In episode #61 your host, Chris Broome discusses the pathway from Student to Digital Entrepreneur with the University of Northampton. Listen as 'Digital Business degree' department heads, Dilshad Sarwa…

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#62 Leena Gade – Multimatic Inc & 1st Female Race Engineer to win Le Mans 24hr

Inside Silverstone Podcast

19th May 2020

In episode #62 your host, Chris Broome interviews Leena Gade - Multimatic Inc & the 1st Female Race Engineer to win Le Mans 24hr. Listen as Leena walks us through her impressive engineering career; from De…

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Policing the Pandemic

Woodfines Solicitors

19th May 2020

The Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (England) Regulations 2020 were subject to a further, significant amendment on 13 May 2020 following the Prime Minister’s public address on 10 May 2020. I…

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Social Distance Monitoring

Social Distance Monitoring

19th May 2020

Social distance monitoring is the buzz phrase of getting out and beginning the long painful journey back to what might approach normality, the ‘new normal’, at least before a mass-produced vaccine m…

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Countering COVID19 with technology

Countering COVID19 with technology

19th May 2020

As a small technology company, we – like many other businesses – are working hard to survive the changes that impact our immediate business environment. We don’t work in the health sector…

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Volumetric Video ‘Solved’

Volumetric Video ‘Solved’

19th May 2020

Exploring Level Five Supplies’ Aspect 3D system, could this be the end of Digital Humans? In the world of creating assets for augmented and virtual reality, there are two distinct schools of thought, the…

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Why Background Screening is crucial in Remote Hiring

Why Background Screening is crucial in Remote Hiring

18th May 2020

The practice of hiring employees remotely is not a new one; it’s been growing steadily for the past few years. However, the Covid-19 pandemic (and resulting lockdown) is forcing more companies to recruit …

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Penetration testing – Are you ready?

CYSIAM

18th May 2020

Silverstone Technology Cluster (STC) member CYSIAM has recently been awarded CREST accreditation as a provider of penetration testing services.  During this period of increased remote workin…

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IS YOUR BUSINESS “COVID SECURE”?

Howes Percival

18th May 2020

On 10 May, Prime Minister Boris Johnson addressed the UK to set out his, and the Government’s vision, on how the country can be eased out of the Coronavirus lockdown. The Government’s new message, which due…

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Preliminary Line-Up Announced for SpaceAM

Preliminary Line-Up Announced for SpaceAM

15th May 2020

Fluency Marketing is pleased to announce its preliminary line-up for the upcoming SpaceAM, which takes place in Leicester, UK, on 15th – 16th September 2020. Speakers from the European Space Agency (ESA)…

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#60 Ian Cook – PopBangColour

Inside Silverstone Podcast

12th May 2020

In episode #60 your host, Chris Broome, interviews internationally renowned artist Ian Cook of PopBangColour. Listen as Ian explains his journey into painting with radio controlled cars, actual car tyres and t…

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Feeling Covid-secure in the workplace?

Woodfines Solicitors

12th May 2020

We heard the PM’s speech on Sunday night and the daily briefing on Monday but what is the current guidance for a gradual return to the work place? Below are the guidelines released on the 11th May referr…

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How to give during COVID19

Longhurst

7th May 2020

By now there’s no need to introduce the global COVID 19, or coronavirus pandemic. We are all living the pandemic every minute of every day…through the ever- distressing news reports, the consta…

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#59 Steve Walsh – Jump Media Group

Inside Silverstone Podcast

7th May 2020

In episode 59 your host, Chris Broome, interviews Steve Walsh of Jump Media Group. Listen as Steve talks through his impressive career, from world ranking GB gymnast; to Journalist; PR; and now founder of 'Jum…

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2020 employment law changes: What you need to do

2020 employment law changes: What you need to do

7th May 2020

A number of important changes to employment law have taken place this April, many of which will have a significant impact on agency workers. In addition to the current challenges we are facing with Covid-19, bu…

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The next CSR Accreditation Deadline is 30th June

CSR Accreditation

7th May 2020

CSR Accreditation - Showing what good looks like Since February the world has changed dramatically and the focus on social responsibility has become far more important. We are already witnessing some incred…

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Silverstone Technology Cluster Supports MotorsportAM

Silverstone Technology Cluster Supports MotorsportAM

6th May 2020

MotorsportAM is pleased to announce Silverstone Technology Cluster (STC) as its latest supporting partner for the upcoming conference, taking place at Silverstone Circuit on 8th and 9th October 2020. STC was f…

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Government announces Future Fund for innovative businesses

EMW

6th May 2020

The Government has announced a new fund aimed at supporting innovative companies that are suffering financially as a result of the current crisis. The Future Fund will provide government loans to UK-based comp…

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TOMORROW’S JOURNEY TECH SUPPORTING KARSHARE SCHEME FOR KEY WORKERS

Tomorrow’s Journey

6th May 2020

Silverstone Technology Cluster members Tomorrow’s Journey, a mobility technology start-up have provided their booking and optimisation tools to help the Karshare Community Share Scheme connect NHS, health…

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European Space Agency Confirmed for SpaceAM

European Space Agency Confirmed for SpaceAM

6th May 2020

Fluency Marketing is pleased to announce that representatives from the European Space Agency (ESA) will join SpaceAM which takes in Leicester, UK, on 15th and 16th September 2020. The European Space Agency (ES…

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Covid-19: Restrictions on movement

Woodfines Solicitors

5th May 2020

We are all still adapting to the significant restrictions on our movement which were brought in by The Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (England) Regulations 2020 (“the Regulations”) in…

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#58 Harrison Goode – Edge Tech Headhunters

Inside Silverstone Podcast

5th May 2020

In episode 58 your host, Chris Broome, interviews Harrison Goode of Edge Tech Headhunters. Listen as Harrison talks Chris through all things Disruptive Technologies; Robotic Process Automation; Intelligent Aut…

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2020 is 30% time gone. Is the way you do anything still the way you do everything?

2020 is 30% time gone. Is the way you do anything still the way you do everything?

4th May 2020

Back on the 6th of February we posted a blog called ‘The way you do anything is the way you do everything. Innovation in 2020’ and reminded you that 2020 was 10% done already. Unfortunately, it&rsq…

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#57 Richard Collins – CSR Accreditation

Inside Silverstone Podcast

1st May 2020

In episode 57 your host, Chris Broome, interviews Richard Collins of CSR Accreditation. Listen as Richard and Chris talk through all things Corporate Social Responsibility; Good and Bad examples; How to attrac…

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You’re all invited to our Springtime Picnic Party!!

Longhurst

29th April 2020

Let’s Celebrate Springtime! The team at Longhurst are thrilled to be hosting a springtime picnic party, through the convenience of video conferencing. Your picnic party will be accompani…

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SPECIAL OFFER FOC FROM iLLUMINIS

Illuminis Insight Software

29th April 2020

MK based illuminis Insight Software announced today a SPECIAL OFFER on their business reporting software Octelas 50 for Sage 50 Users.  ** Sage 50 Users Special Offer** SAVE £3,715 In these uncert…

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iLLUMINIS FINALISTS IN 2020 NATIONAL TECHNOLOGY AWARDS

Illuminis Insight Software

29th April 2020

Milton Keynes based illuminis insight software is a finalist in the National Technology Awards 2020, Analytics Project of the Year category. The illuminis team will attend a prestigious awards evening &nbs…

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illuminis Software Solutions Chosen by IPE Global

Illuminis Insight Software

29th April 2020

MK based illuminis Insight Software has completed a deal to install their Octelas business information reporting software in IPE Global’s head office in New Delhi, India.    IPE Global Limited …

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#56 Caroline Robertson – ActifHR

Inside Silverstone Podcast

27th April 2020

  In episode 56 your host, Chris Broome, interviews Caroline Robertson, CEO of ActifHR. Listen as Caroline and Chris talk through all things COVID19; job retention schemes, furloughing, and the importanc…

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An Army for Good – Giving your furloughed time purpose

CSR Accreditation

24th April 2020

An Army for Good Join up and find your purpose by delivering positive social impact through your furloughed time https://iicgivingback.com/ If you have been furloughed or find yourself having to work from ho…

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How is your business coping? – share your experiences and help others

CSR Accreditation

24th April 2020

There is no doubt that we are currently experiencing unprecedented times. This is having an impact on us all especially with regard to the way we work. As a STC member we are writing to ask you how your busine…

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Specified Adult Childcare Credits

Longhurst

22nd April 2020

Relatives looking after a child while a parent works could be entitled to a State Pension top up, but the vast majority of eligible claimants are missing out. Today’s article explains why.  …

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Silverstone Technology Cluster business network in large scale PPE response

Silverstone Technology Cluster

21st April 2020

  STC forms ‘C-19 Response Team’ to help meet Northants’ PPE needs Urgent call for industry to supply raw materials PET and PVA Activity supports businesses & staff with work in …

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Woodfines Solicitors supporting the logistics industry on its journey through COVID-19

Woodfines Solicitors

21st April 2020

Join us at our second live link transport event on Thursday 30th April 10.30am-12pm. Hear from guest speaker Phil Breen from the DVSA who will give us an update on the interim Covid-19 transport regulations …

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#55 Dan Roberts – Cottons Chartered Accountants

Inside Silverstone Podcast

20th April 2020

  In episode 55 your host, Chris Broome, interviews Dan Roberts of Cottons Chartered Accountants. Listen as Dan and Chris talk through all things COVID19; including Government Grant support, Furloughing,…

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ICO Mega Fines: Why The Delay With BA?

EMW

20th April 2020

The ICO was due to finalise its decision by the end of March 2020, but that deadline has come and gone and, as obvious as it sounds, COVID-19 has arrived. Now the deadlines have moved back to May and June 2020.…

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Cyclopic and Productiv Ltd – Invitation to join our Industrial Steering Group – Innovate UK SMART Grant Project

Cyclopic

20th April 2020

Dear STC Members, We are inviting you to take part in a study for our E-concept vehicle currently under development as part of an Innovate UK SMART Project, and form part of our Industrial Steering Group (ISG)…

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Nothing changes by looking at it.

Nothing changes by looking at it.

18th April 2020

“You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.” – Buckminster Fuller* When a crisis, calamity or cat…

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Woodfines Podcasts – Covid-19 updates

Woodfines Solicitors

16th April 2020

Check out our series of podcasts on our dedicated page featuring updates in all sectors relating to the Covid-19 pandemic.  In our first episode we look at how Covid-19 is affecting employment, commercial…

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GoodFabs helps Stoke Mandeville hospital get its COVID 19 ventilators working

Good Fabrications (GoodFabs)

15th April 2020

STC member GoodFabs rushed to the aid of Bucks Healthcare Trust to go into emergency production of a small but vital connector which joins ventilators to hospitals’ oxygen supplies. With supply chains st…

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COVID-19 – Silverstone Technology Cluster Co-ordinated Response – can you help?

Silverstone Technology Cluster

14th April 2020

To All Engineering Companies in the Silverstone Technology Cluster, The Silverstone Technology Cluster (STC) https://www.silverstonetechnologycluster.com/ which was set up in 2016, is a members-based organisat…

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#54 – Mastermind Sessions #7 – Survive & Thrive during COVID9

Inside Silverstone Podcast

13th April 2020

 In episode #54 your host, Chris Broome, holds Mastermind Sessions #6 ‘Survive & Thrive during COVID19’ Joined by mindset expert and ‘Spears 500’ executive coach, Angela Cox, li…

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Electronic Signatures

EMW

8th April 2020

Using e-signatures for more agile working, is it possible? In today's ever-changing times of COVID-19, social distancing and office shutdowns, getting a document signed and exchanged between parties, in person…

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Leading through COVID-19 webinar series

Leading through COVID-19 webinar series

8th April 2020

  Join our weekly webinars, where we'll provide practical steps to support your thinking around potential business impacts, questions to consider and associated practical actions in order to protect rep…

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If an employee has COVID-19, is this sensitive data?

EMW

7th April 2020

Is the fact that an employee has COVID-19 special category data? And if yes, how can we tell other staff about this without breaching GDPR? Yes, it is special category data (i.e. sensitive personal dat…

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What does ‘social isolation’ mean?

What does ‘social isolation’ mean?

5th April 2020

  With restrictions on social movement in place, isolation means different things to different people. Furloughed Being sent home and furloughed means no work, some money and lots of time to s…

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Fellow Investors – A Free Offer to You or Someone You Care About

Longhurst

3rd April 2020

Watch video   When the markets turn as volatile and confusing at they have over the past few months, even the most patient investors may come to question the wisdom of the investment plan they've been fo…

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The Power of the Herd

Longhurst

3rd April 2020

One of the main things we consider when investing our clients hard-earned capital is the amount of risk, or volatility, they can emotionally handle. At Longhurst, we build investment portfolios designed to ser…

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The 45 Minute Metrology Trade show you don’t need to travel

The 45 Minute Metrology Trade show you don’t need to travel

3rd April 2020

With so many trade shows cancelled and so many people in Lockdown join us for a 45 minute tour of our metrology lounge. See the NEW  InfiniteFocus G5+ , new software and new applications .   "Live fr…

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STC Community Connects during Crisis

Silverstone Technology Cluster

3rd April 2020

During this challenging time, many of us been finding new ways of working as individuals, as businesses, and within our communities. For the STC, members have been actively engaging with our new online Members&…

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Precise Geometry Measurement in Press Fit Technology

Precise Geometry Measurement in Press Fit Technology

2nd April 2020

Check out the latest trend in press-fit technology: Measure the geometry of pins optically in 3D! Frank Uibel, a long-time expert in the field of press-fit technology shows why the Bruker Alicona InfiniteFocusS…

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Coronavirus: signing on the dotted line from home

Blaser Mills Law

1st April 2020

  On 23 March 2020 the UK government announced a period of ‘lockdown’, prohibiting all but essential face-to-face contact for an unknown period of time as part of its plan to combat Covid-19. …

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Industry call to government to work with business in the Oxford-Cambridge Arc – the UK’s ‘High-Tech Supercluster’

Silverstone Technology Cluster

1st April 2020

Silverstone Technology Cluster Chair Roz Bird has presented government representatives with a document in which 15 of the region’s leading science and tech organisations call on Downing Street to work wit…

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Now is the best time to focus on what comes next.

Now is the best time to focus on what comes next.

1st April 2020

For many businesses, Q4 may be the next best time to launch an innovation, internally or externally. But now is the best time to focus on what comes next. For millions of people sent home from the workplace, t…

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Contracts and Coronavirus – What are your rights?

Howes Percival

31st March 2020

The world is currently gripped by the outbreak of COVID-19. For many businesses, this has made performance of contractual obligations difficult or even impossible. Many factors have come in to play: travel rest…

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COVID-19 – Employee rights to statutory sick pay (SSP) and company sick pay

Howes Percival

31st March 2020

WHEN SSP IS PAYABLE? In order to qualify, the employee must be absent from work due to incapacity. This generally requires the employee to be diagnosed with COVID-19 or exhibited symptoms. However, regulation …

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Child arrangements during coronavirus – how do you maintain contact while social distancing?

Howes Percival

31st March 2020

Laura Clay-Harris explores the issues faced by separated parents during the Coronavirus pandemic and in light of the government guidance to cut down on all non-essential travel and social contact. The cou…

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Cash is King – The impact of coronavirus on business cash flow

Howes Percival

31st March 2020

[Given the rapidly moving picture, this is an update of our article with the same title originally posted on 13 March 2020.] COVID-19 has had a dramatic impact on many businesses. The state of affairs unfoldin…

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Claim your R&D Grant Now!

CED Accountancy Services

30th March 2020

Claim your R&D Grant Now! The government’s Innovate UK SMART Grants: January 2020 closes for applications on the 22 April 2020 at 12:00pm. The Grant is aimed at businesses looking to advance technol…

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Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme and Furloughed Workers

Howes Percival

30th March 2020

The UK Government announced a plan to avoid mass redundancies through the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic by offering to cover 80 per cent of workers’ wages for three months starting (retrospectively) fro…

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Self-Employed Income Support Scheme

Blaser Mills Law

30th March 2020

The Chancellor has announced the Job Protection Scheme to save individuals throughout the UK from losing their employment due to the Covid-19 crisis. However, there was a distinct lack of support provided for s…

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Covid-19 : Commercial Landlord and Tenant

Woodfines Solicitors

26th March 2020

During these unprecedented times, we wanted to provide you with up-to-date information regarding landlords and tenants and their rights during covid-19. The Government’s decision to impose a lock…

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Coronavirus Job protection Scheme

Blaser Mills Law

25th March 2020

On Friday, Rishi Sunak, Chancellor of the Exchequer, announced an “unprecedented” intervention to protect jobs through “The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme” and all UK businesses, irres…

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Deferring a financial crisis – why the self-employed are looking for more from the Government

Blaser Mills Law

25th March 2020

The Government has announced ‘unprecedented’ measures for businesses to support them in these difficult economic times.   Those measures include:   Postponing payment of VAT bills un…

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THE CORONAVIRUS BUSINESS INTERRUPTION LOAN SCHEME (CBILS)

Blaser Mills Law

25th March 2020

THE CORONAVIRUS BUSINESS INTERRUPTION LOAN SCHEME (CBILS) CBILS is a new scheme, announced by The Chancellor that can provide facilities of up to £5m for smaller businesses across the UK who are experien…

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Coronavirus FAQ for businesses

Blaser Mills Law

25th March 2020

As of today (25 March), more than 8,000 people in the UK have tested positive for Covid-19. As well as the impact on public health, the pandemic has also had major repercussions for most, if not all, businesses…

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New SME Virtual Pub Launched!

Longhurst

23rd March 2020

We’re launching an SME Virtual Pub event, to be held every week via Zoom. As a business ourselves, the focus of these socials will be for business owners and leaders to get together to share life today, …

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Delta technologies built into vehicle “that could transform future mobility”

Silverstone Technology Cluster

20th March 2020

Technology developed at by STC member Delta Motorsport has played a significant role in the design of a new autonomous vehicle platform unveiled by legendary F1 designer, Professor Gordon Murray CBE, at one of …

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Hexegic – Covid 19 Remote Working Advice

Hexegic

20th March 2020

Hexegic - Cyber Awareness  How secure is your remote working? Friday 20 March   How secure does your business feel with all your staff working from home?   If someone had told you twelve months a…

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Covid19 – a Force Majeure?

Woodfines Solicitors

20th March 2020

The outbreak of Coronavirus and subsequent spread across the world has become the hottest news subject of the year so far. From the initial outbreak in the Hubei Province in China, it has now reached England&rs…

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And in other news, this isn’t forever. Focus on what you want.

And in other news, this isn’t forever. Focus on what you want.

20th March 2020

Plan for normality and keep a focus on the future, whenever and whatever that might be. The highly unusual situation we’re in isn’t forever. It’d be foolish to underestimate the effect that C…

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UK Space sector look to Silverstone Technology Cluster for future solutions

Silverstone Technology Cluster

19th March 2020

Please click here to watch the summary video now available on our STC Youtube channel. Leading figures from the Space sector have encouraged STC members to explore business opportunities and potentially to tap…

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COVID 19: Employers – Preparing for lay-offs & short-time working

Blaser Mills Law

19th March 2020

Many UK businesses are experiencing a drastic decline in business as a result of COVID-19. Customers socially distancing may lead to a fall in sales; employees self-isolating may slow production. Businesses ma…

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Longhurst nominated for the professions premier awards

Longhurst

19th March 2020

We couldn’t be prouder to announce that Longhurst has been nominated for two Money Marketing 2020 awards: Best Next Generation Advice Firm of the Year, and Small Advice Firm of the Year The Money M…

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STC Ventures Into Space

Silverstone Technology Cluster

16th March 2020

Please click here to watch the summary video now available on our STC Youtube channel. The cluster took a giant leap into space this week at an event focusing on The UK Space Sector. Part of our new STC &lsquo…

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Urgent Appeal for Ventilator Production – can you help?

Silverstone Technology Cluster

16th March 2020

This morning Make UK CEO, Stephen Phipson, and a number of manufacturers will be joining a call with the Prime Minister to discuss the urgent manufacture of ventilators. Make UK are looking for UK businesses w…

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Government praise for STC’s “excellent tech & start-up companies”

Silverstone Technology Cluster

14th March 2020

Silverstone Technology Cluster members were name-checked by Minister of State for Trade Policy Greg Hands in reply to new Buckingham MP Greg Smith in the House of Commons. Greg Smith called on the government t…

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LDC launches 2020 search to find the UK’s Most Ambitious Business Leaders

LDC launches 2020 search to find the UK’s Most Ambitious Business Leaders

13th March 2020

LDC has launched its 2020 search to uncover Britain’s most ambitious entrepreneurs, inviting business leaders from all over the UK to enter the Top 50 Most Ambitious Business Leaders programme. Now in its th…

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Solid Solutions secures significant investment from LDC to accelerate growth strategy

Solid Solutions secures significant investment from LDC to accelerate growth strategy

13th March 2020

Solid Solutions, a market leading reseller of 3D design software, has secured a minority investment from mid-market private equity investor LDC to accelerate organic growth. As part of the deal, Solid Solutions…

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AI & Machine Learning focus for fifth special interest group

Silverstone Technology Cluster

13th March 2020

Now is the perfect time for the STC to form a new special interest group (SIG) focusing on Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning, says CEO Pim van Baarsen. A formation meeting was held with interes…

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You don’t need to worry about emerging trends…

You don’t need to worry about emerging trends…

12th March 2020

but it depends on how you see it. Perspective comes in many shapes and sizes. Here’s an example: ‘“…I’m overdue for a Donald.” Donald…? “Trump,” she explained. Thank God for that, I thou…

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FIA Environment and Sustainability commission seat & high profile appearance for STC Ambassador Cristiana Pace

Silverstone Technology Cluster

11th March 2020

In addition to appearing at the globally renowned Transforming Transportation conference, Silverstone Technology Cluster (STC) Ambassador Cristiana Pace has been appointed to represent Motorsport UK on world mo…

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Plenty of thought leadership with STC’s latest members

Silverstone Technology Cluster

11th March 2020

Specialising in composite materials, redefining corporate social responsibility and expertise in artificial intelligence (AI) are among the skills of three businesses that have just helped take the STC’s …

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#53 – Mastermind Sessions #6 – Women in Motorsport

Inside Silverstone Podcast

8th March 2020

In episode #53 your host, Chris Broome, holds Mastermind Sessions #6 ‘Women in Motorsport‘ In partnership with Silverstone Park, and aired on International Women’s Day 2020, Ch…

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F1 Fan Survey

Point Zero Zero One

5th March 2020

Which F1 driver do you think would win a 100 metre sprint? Will a woman be competing in F1 within 5 years? Where would you like to see a Grand Prix held? And more..... Ahead of the F1 season, motorsport ins…

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Silverstone Technology Cluster launches Gender Equality & Diversity Committee

Silverstone Technology Cluster

5th March 2020

The Silverstone Technology Cluster (STC), supported by Silverstone Park, has confirmed a new Gender Equality & Diversity Committee to encourage both latest practices in business and an overhaul of outdated …

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#52 – Mastermind Sessions #5 – Women in Engineering

Inside Silverstone Podcast

5th March 2020

In episode #52 your host, Chris Broome, holds Mastermind Sessions #5 ‘Women in Engineering‘ In partnership with Silverstone Park, and in the run up to International Women’s Day…

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Cluster Showcases Digital & Advanced Manufacturing Technology

Silverstone Technology Cluster

5th March 2020

At an interactive STC Technology Showcase event last week, Digital & Advanced Manufacturing technology companies gathered to present their tech from across the cluster. Barclays at Eagle Lab in Cranfield we…

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The Power of LinkedIn – Our Next Seminar

CED Accountancy Services

4th March 2020

CEDAS is hosting its next, free, not to miss seminar on LinkedIn marketing. Are you getting the most out of LinkedIn? Do you know how it really works? In our next seminar we are exploring how LinkedIn…

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room44 diversifies into eBikes – announcement

room44 diversifies into eBikes – announcement

2nd March 2020

Business needs to start walking the environmental walk – or riding it. room44 diversifies into eBikes. Leading innovation consultancy room44 is delighted to announce its latest venture: teaming up with w…

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Stop saying your prayers: ‘Act of God’ clauses and how to use them

Blaser Mills Law

2nd March 2020

Cyber-attacks, viruses and data breaches. We can call disruptive events like these ‘force majeure’ events, or ‘Acts of God’, when they are out of our control. Other examples may include …

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#51 Mastermind Sessions #4 – Women in Technology

Inside Silverstone Podcast

2nd March 2020

In episode #51 your host, Chris Broome, holds Mastermind Sessions #4 ‘Women in Technology‘ In partnership with Digital Northampton, and in the run up to International Women’s D…

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STC’s ability to “create impact” attracts The Open University

Silverstone Technology Cluster

28th February 2020

The Open University (OU) has become a member of the Silverstone Technology Cluster (STC) and will use its research to benefit commercial products. The OU is the leading university for flexible, innovative teac…

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Silverstone Technology Cluster Annual Conference confirmed for 21 May

Silverstone Technology Cluster

27th February 2020

  “Unrivalled” line-up of ‘future technology’ speakers Event “will inspire tech community for business success” The Silverstone Technology Cluster’s (STC) A…

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Developing the Next Generation of Smart Connected Products

Developing the Next Generation of Smart Connected Products

26th February 2020

The 5th Altair Electromagnetic Simulation SeminarFREE Seminar | 31st March 2020 | HMS Belfast, London Manufacturers are integrating sensors and antennas into a huge range of products to create innovative smart…

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FULL EDITION OF BRUKER ALICONA METROLOGY NEWS NOW AVAILABLE

FULL EDITION OF BRUKER ALICONA METROLOGY NEWS NOW AVAILABLE

24th February 2020

Bruker Alicona have released a newsletter describing their range of Automated Optical Metrology solutions for Industry and is available  if you CLICK HERE. It features how to combine optical 3D metrology wi…

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How would you perform measurement on these complex parts?

How would you perform measurement on these complex parts?

21st February 2020

The Bruker Alicona optical measurement cobots allow detailed and high resolution measurements on large and difficult to measure components.  This part, on display at an exhibition in Italy is being used to me…

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Inside Silverstone podcast reaches 50 interviews!

Silverstone Technology Cluster

21st February 2020

The ‘Inside Silverstone’ podcast – including interviews with Silverstone Park occupiers and business members of the Silverstone Technology Cluster (STC) – has celebrated its 50th episode…

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Should you be considering how to use Entrepreneurs’ Relief before the budget?

Howes Percival

20th February 2020

As our brand new chancellor of the exchequer Rishi Sunak prepares for his first Budget, history suggests that if the Government wants to make unpopular changes to tax we should expect them this year. One are…

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Are your contracts disaster-proof?

Howes Percival

20th February 2020

Coronavirus, flooding, bush-fires, extreme weather, civil disturbance – although rare and unpredictable, all are happening with increasing frequency and can severely disrupt supply chains and prevent perf…

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Metrology Solutions from Bruker Alicona

Metrology Solutions from Bruker Alicona

20th February 2020

The latest news from Bruker Alicona is available in the latest newsletter at http://bit.ly/38Htafq In this publication there are news stories about how to combine optical 3D metrology and collaborative ro…

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VouchedFor Top Rated Adviser & Advice Firm 2020

Longhurst

12th February 2020

We couldn’t be happier to announce that Longhurst Limited has been awarded the status of Top Rated Firm 2020, and Chris Broome Top Rated Adviser 2020, by The Times newspaper this weekend. And, it&rsq…

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Exploring how to Do Business in China

Silverstone Technology Cluster

12th February 2020

To kickstart our new Business Growth event series for 2020, we held an interactive seminar exploring how to do business in China. Kindly hosted by our STC members, Howes Percival, this event provided a close lo…

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DIY Investor? Be warned …

Longhurst

10th February 2020

Despite the advantages, relatively few people speak to a financial planner or adviser before making important decisions with their money. A survey carried out by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) as part o…

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The way you do anything is the way you do everything. Innovation in 2020.

The way you do anything is the way you do everything. Innovation in 2020.

7th February 2020

2020 is 10% done. How was it for you? The next obvious question is, what has been different so far this year? It’s not always easy to read but it is true to say that the way you do anything is the way you…

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As vehicle complexity increases, the need for more physical testing can be negated by the use of careful and efficient modelling and simulation.

Claytex Services

3rd February 2020

electric & hybrid vehicle technology international magazine feature Claytex – A safe future As vehicle complexity increases, the need for more physical testing can be negated by the use of caref…

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Future of EVs Examined at ACES SIG Event

Silverstone Technology Cluster

2nd February 2020

Our Autonomous, Connected, Electrified and Shared (ACES) Special Interest Group (SIG) took a deep dive into the future of electrification at last week’s over-subscribed event. Kindly hosted by Hexagon, th…

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Changes to Entrepreneurs’ Relief

EMW

29th January 2020

Take advantage of the relief before it is lost!  What is Entrepreneurs’ Relief (“ER”)?Essentially ER acts as a reduction in capital gains tax; individuals who realise qualifying gains pa…

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New Banking and Finance Partner for Howes Percival

Howes Percival

28th January 2020

Howes Percival has appointed banking expert, Ian Ilersic, as Banking and Finance Partner. Ian has worked in both private practice at leading city law firms and more recently as Head of Legal at D…

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To find out why you do what you do, ask the people you trained.

To find out why you do what you do, ask the people you trained.

27th January 2020

Perspective is a funny thing. We all think we have it, but are often caught out by somebody else’s view. Example Her: Dad, can I go to Reading Festival in the summer? Me: But you’ll just be sixte…

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#50 Tim Maccabee – Ducati UK

Inside Silverstone Podcast

22nd January 2020

In our landmark 50th episode your host, Chris Broome, interviews Tim Maccabee, Managing Director of Ducati UK Listen as Tim explains his two decade career at Ducati; his love for all things motorbikes, Moto GP…

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Scale up for success drop in clinic

Scale up for success drop in clinic

21st January 2020

Do you want to develop & grow your business?Want to know what options are available to fund your growth?Speak to the experts and find out how you can boost your business at the scale up for success drop-in …

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Breakthrough Breakfast

Breakthrough Breakfast

21st January 2020

How to have the competitive edge without burning out Following the success of our last Breakthrough Breakfast event Geoffrey Leaver Solicitors and Hillier Hopkins invite you to their next free seminar with a g…

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#49 Matthew Haskins – Lotus Silverstone

Inside Silverstone Podcast

15th January 2020

In episode #49 your host, Chris Broome, interviews Matthew Haskins, Managing Director at Lotus Silverstone. Listen as Matthew explains his journey spanning Arcadia Group, Land Rover, Audi, Ferrari, Maserati, t…

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Stopping Scammers in their Tracks

Longhurst

15th January 2020

Fraud is a constant worry when it comes to our personal finances. We need to remain vigilant to the dangers of scammers, especially in our online banking and shopping. Fraudsters haven’t moved exclu…

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#48 Robert Cain – Blaser Mills

Inside Silverstone Podcast

8th January 2020

In episode #48 your host, Chris Broome, interviews Robert Cain, Partner at Blaser Mills. Listen as Robert explains a legal career spanning all things biscuits and confectionary, commercial and brand protection…

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Open Meeting to form a new AI & Machine Learning Special Interest Group

Silverstone Technology Cluster

6th January 2020

We invite you to join us for an open meeting on 21st January, 2020 to discuss the formation of a new Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Special Interest Group. TO REGISTER: click here (free to attend…

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This is how you manage the change that’s forecast in your market.

This is how you manage the change that’s forecast in your market.

6th January 2020

Newsfeeds and social media are signalling disruption in every corner of our lives in this decade. Learn how to avoid being reactive to every shift in customer behaviour, and how to anticipate what to do next. …

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Employment Law 2020: What to Expect

Howes Percival

2nd January 2020

2019 was a busy year for new employment legislation with minimum wage increases, more details in payslips, and increased penalties for “aggravated” breaches of employment law to £20,000. The #…

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Make UK National Annual Conference 2020 – member offer

Silverstone Technology Cluster

19th December 2019

Date: 25th February 2020 Location: QEII Centre, Westminster, London, Website: www.manufacturingconference.co.uk Hashtag: #MakeUK2020 As the voice of manufacturing, our partner Make UK is bringing together i…

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#47 Jon Hilton – MD Lunaz Design & STC Ambassador

Inside Silverstone Podcast

18th December 2019

In episode #47 your host, Chris Broome, interviews Jon Hilton, MD of Lunaz Design & STC Ambassador. Listen as Jon explains his amazing career, from Rolls Royce, to Cosworth Racing, Arrows F1, Renault F1, a…

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Work Experience – In Kyle’s Words

Longhurst

18th December 2019

During the week of December 9th 2019, Longhurst hosted Kyle Bates, a Cardiff University economics student, for work experience. It was a huge success, with us then asking Kyle to write his thoughts and ans…

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14 Steps to Lifetime Investor Success

Longhurst

17th December 2019

Put simply, follow these 14 steps and with a fair wind you’ll be a successful lifetime investor.   Pay off all nonsense debt   Take control of your expenses …

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Deadline approaching for £300m ‘future flight’ possibilities for STC region’s businesses

Silverstone Technology Cluster

17th December 2019

Businesses within the Silverstone Technology Cluster region are being urged to act quickly if they are to potentially take advantage of a £125m fund and play a role in the UK Government’s ‘Fut…

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Future Thinking with Robotics, VR and Blockchain at DSM SIG Event

Silverstone Technology Cluster

13th December 2019

At our Design, Simulation & Metrology Special Interest Group event this week, hosted by Grant Thornton in Milton Keynes, we explored technologies and processes set to change the look of ‘Business of t…

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10 things you don’t need to know, yet. Or do you?

10 things you don’t need to know, yet. Or do you?

13th December 2019

During project research, we stumble across thousands of facts that can’t be used for that project but are still interesting – maybe we’ll be able to use them one day. Below are just ten exampl…

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Additive Manufacturing capability and capacity increased in preparation for Silverstone based Digital Manufacturing Centre

K W Special Projects

12th December 2019

High performance engineering and additive manufacturing specialists K W Special Projects (KWSP) has completed a significant step towards the development of the new Digital Manufacturing Centre (DMC) opening at …

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#46 Digital Northampton

Inside Silverstone Podcast

11th December 2019

In episode #46 your host, Chris Broome, interviews David Bevan and Richard Beards from Digital Northampton. Listen as David and Richard introduce the what/why/who/where of all things ‘DN’; digital …

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STC membership continues to rise into 2020

Silverstone Technology Cluster

10th December 2019

Having broken through the 100 mark in September, Silverstone Technology Cluster’s membership has continued to grow and at the end of November stood at 112. The vast majority of members are businesses ope…

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Should you grow or scale?

Should you grow or scale?

9th December 2019

When a business gets to a certain size, the next step is, usually, to grow it. This is a critical point in a company’s lifecycle when the real question is ‘do we grow or do we scale?’ Founders go through…

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Cybersecurity is there a skills gap?

Cybersecurity is there a skills gap?

6th December 2019

“A cybersecurity skills gap demands thinking outside the box”. “Why the cybersecurity skills shortage is a real nightmare”. “Overcoming the cybersecurity labor shortage”. Every week we see new headl…

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New Wearable Tech group can open medical sector opportunities for STC members

Silverstone Technology Cluster

4th December 2019

The STC is to form a fourth special interest group (SIG) for members focusing on Wearable Technology. CEO Pim van Baarsen said interest from members businesses has exceeded expectations and plans to form the c…

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#45 Shai Vyakarnam – Entrepreneurship Mentor and Ambassador for the STC.

Inside Silverstone Podcast

4th December 2019

In episode #45 your host, Chris Broome, interviews Shai Vyakarnam, Entrepreneurship Mentor, and Ambassador for the STC.   Listen as Shai explains his fascinating career; from Founding Director of the Cen…

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Innovation Zone a hit with STC member businesses at AES 2019

Silverstone Technology Cluster

2nd December 2019

Smaller tech businesses have praised the Silverstone Technology Cluster for helping to promote them with a special Innovation Zone at the UK’s biggest show for advanced engineering and manufacturing. The…

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Coping with rising school fees

Longhurst

2nd December 2019

Rising private school fees are placing a financial strain on parents. Many parents consider independent education to be the best choice for their children. But they are increasingly turning to alternative …

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Chinese market the focus at special STC event in February

Silverstone Technology Cluster

29th November 2019

Industry and academia have warmly welcomed a new event for Silverstone Technology Cluster members in 2020 called ‘Doing Business In China’. The event will take place on Tuesday 11 February and is i…

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#44 Richard Wiggins – Founder Pixel Creation

Inside Silverstone Podcast

27th November 2019

In episode #44 your host, Chris Broome, interviews Richard Wiggins, Founder of Pixel Creation, and Ambassador for the STC. Listen as Richard introduces how Pixel are supporting local businesses with all things…

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The Case for Cyber Risk Management

Hexegic

27th November 2019

The Case for Cyber Security Risk Management We’ve all heard the headlines about data breaches at the likes of TalkTalk, Metro Bank, Wonga, and Yahoo. But unless you are really tech-savvy, ‘cyber se…

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Open meeting for new AI & Machine Learning Special Interest Group

Silverstone Technology Cluster

21st November 2019

We invite you to join us for an open meeting on January 21st, 2020 to discuss the formation of a new Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Special Interest Group. TO REGISTER: click here (free to a…

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Praise for Silverstone Technology Cluster after Advanced Engineering Show success

Silverstone Technology Cluster

19th November 2019

The Silverstone Technology Cluster has revealed over 2,500 people from high-tech engineering and manufacturing – a rise of 40% – visited its VIP Lounge at this year’s Advanced Engineering Show…

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#43 Richard White – CEO Incentivesmart

Inside Silverstone Podcast

19th November 2019

In episode #43 your host, Chris Broome, interviews Richard White, CEO of tech business Incentivesmart. Listen as Richard explains his career journey from events and hospitality; to becoming a winning entrepren…

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#42 Ray Meadham – CEO Multiview Media

Inside Silverstone Podcast

13th November 2019

In episode #42 your host, Chris Broome takes a slightly different approach and interviews the owner of a brand new start-up - Ray Meadham CEO of Multiview Media. Listen as Ray introduces Multiview Media, how t…

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The way you do anything is the way you do everything.

The way you do anything is the way you do everything.

12th November 2019

To look for insight where you’ve always looked, or where you know your competitors look, isn’t going to provide you with business insulation. The eruption of new business start-ups and the resultan…

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TotalSim opens ‘Olympic standard’ Sports Engineering Hub

Silverstone Technology Cluster

11th November 2019

STC member TotalSim has officially opened a 26,400 sq ft Sports Engineering Hub for world class athletes. The Hub (SSEH), with funding from Buckinghamshire Local Enterprise Partnership, is now fully operationa…

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Business awards for STC members Silverstone Park & Longhurst

Silverstone Technology Cluster

8th November 2019

STC members Silverstone Park and Longhurst Ltd both collected awards at the recent SME South Northamptonshire Business Awards. MEPC’s Silverstone Park business estate, a founding member of the STC, was r…

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5 Tips to Decrease Risk in your Investment Portfolio

Longhurst

7th November 2019

I was asked a question this week by a new prospective client about what strategy Longhurst employs to offer protection against downside market volatility. A question asked because the other ‘Wealth M…

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#41 Chris Gorne – Technical Director – Envision Virgin Racing Formula E

Inside Silverstone Podcast

6th November 2019

In episode #41 your host, Chris Broome, interviews Chris Gorne – Technical Director – Envision Virgin Racing Formula E. Listen as Chris explains his impressive racing career; from Reynard Raci…

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STC Chair urges Arc to consider ‘multiplier effect’ at Westminster conference

Silverstone Technology Cluster

6th November 2019

Silverstone Technology Cluster (STC) Chair Roz Bird’s call for a cross-industry ‘super cluster’ in the Oxford-Milton Keynes-Cambridge Arc has been welcomed by politicians and developers at an …

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Silverstone Park Promoted within the Financial Planning Space

Longhurst

31st October 2019

Two weeks ago I spoke to 200 of the UK's leading financial planners and experts, about my journey launching Longhurst. Part of the underlying message was to be authentic in your approach to supporting whatever…

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Hallelujah for the lifecycle!

Hallelujah for the lifecycle!

29th October 2019

Like a great song, a product can have a development trajectory. Here’s how a product can be nurtured over the 2020 – 2030 decade. 1984 When Leonard Cohen released Hallelujah, probably his most rec…

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‘Sustainable’ shouldn’t mean ‘a bit less crap’.

‘Sustainable’ shouldn’t mean ‘a bit less crap’.

16th October 2019

Go to a packaging or any other trade show, and see the plethora of ‘sustainable’ claims displayed on stands. The initiative to reduce consumption of virgin raw materials is well-intentioned. Consum…

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ACES Infrastructure – Challenges, realities and possibilities

Silverstone Technology Cluster

16th October 2019

On 11th October, our ACES Special Interest Group was immersed in considering the challenges of future ACES infrastructure. The challenges are not only prevalent in the physical environment, but also in the…

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All you need is Love

Longhurst

11th October 2019

At Longhurst we’re not afraid to talk about things that could be deemed a little squishy, like feelings, and emotions, and dare we say, about happiness. Life goes so very fast that you’d be excused for ge…

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5 Key Considerations When Printing Direct-to-Shape

5 Key Considerations When Printing Direct-to-Shape

9th October 2019

Digital printing has come a long way since its inception and use for flat surfaces. Although flat substrates still make up the majority of digital printing applications, we are seeing an increase in inkjet&rsqu…

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Increased presence for STC’s members at Advanced Engineering Show  

Silverstone Technology Cluster

8th October 2019

Silverstone Technology Cluster (STC) and its members will have an increased presence at the forthcoming Advanced Engineering Show at NEC Birmingham (30-31 October). With support from founding member, Silversto…

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Data kills innovation.

Data kills innovation.

8th October 2019

Innovation, ‘new’ product development and creative strategy all have one thing in common; they are forward thinking concepts. Ideas that you have today will launch in the future, into a future marke…

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The Benefits of Self Build Modular Displays

The Benefits of Self Build Modular Displays

7th October 2019

If you’re currently considering your display options for exhibiting at trade shows, you don’t need to feel limited by shell schemes or, at the other end of the scale, bespoke built stands with their…

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16 October – Open planning meeting for new Wearable Technology Group

Silverstone Technology Cluster

3rd October 2019

16 October from 8.30 – 11.00am at Silverstone Park Innovation Centre Join us for an open planning meeting to discuss the formation of a new Wearable Technology Special Interest Group. If you ha…

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First DSM SIG Event Sparks Great Debate

Silverstone Technology Cluster

2nd October 2019

On 26th September, our recently formed Design, Simulation & Metrology (DSM) Special Interest Group's "Getting Ready for an Electric Future" event got off to an explosive start when Dr Paul Faithfull of Pot…

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Cyber Resilience

Hexegic

1st October 2019

STC members heavily rely on technology and intellectual property created in the course of their activities, what if one or both of those were denied to your business, how long could it survive?   Hexegic…

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We’re 50!

Dolleymores

30th September 2019

Dolleymores celebrates 50 years of providing Patent, Trade Mark, Design Protection and Copyright services and advice to clients throughout the region, and also nationally and internationally, &nb…

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SME SOUTH NORTHAMPTONSHIRE AWARD WINNERS!

Longhurst

27th September 2019

I couldn’t be happier to announce that our business, Longhurst, won Best Website of the Year at last night’s SME South Northamptonshire Business Awards. What the Judges said In a competitive cat…

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Don’t React to the Markets

Longhurst

26th September 2019

Question = do you think attempting to time the markets, in order to avoid the perceived potential losses created by temporary volatility, actually helps or hinders your portfolios long-term performance? What d…

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Precrastination. Loading the front end of the creative process.

Precrastination. Loading the front end of the creative process.

19th September 2019

We all procrastinate. It’s time for my lunchtime run, but I’ll just finish working through these emails… The lawn needs mowing, but I think I’ll go for that run I missed at lunchtime&he…

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ANDREW MILLER AND GRAHAM PREW BOOST JRM STAFF PROFILE

JRM Group

13th September 2019

JRM appoints Andrew Miller as Chief Designer Graham Prew rejoins the company as Senior Commercial Manager JRM celebrate key staffing changes after successful recruitment for senior positions. The Daventry…

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Inside Silverstone Podcast: Mastermind Session on The Future of Mobility

Silverstone Technology Cluster

12th September 2019

The STC recently teamed up with Chris Broome of Longhurst to showcase the added-value each professional advice firm within the STC can provide to all members, including businesses, their owners and their emp…

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Inject Innovation into Electric Vehicles by Maximising the Potential of Simulation

Inject Innovation into Electric Vehicles by Maximising the Potential of Simulation

12th September 2019

In our everyday lives, we are experiencing the impact of digital technology with increased connectivity facilitating the explosion of big data.  Simulation technologies are also developing rapidly. However…

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From visual tool control to electronics & cyber security!

Silverstone Technology Cluster

10th September 2019

As the STC celebrates reaching 100-plus members, the variety of companies being attracted by its offering has been further highlighted by the services provided by three of its most recent subscribers: Coplan, D…

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Commercial meetings with Indian & Chinese delegations for STC businesses

Silverstone Technology Cluster

10th September 2019

Member businesses experienced the global pull of the organisation in July when they were invited to meet with senior trade delegates from India and China. The STC’s links with the Department for Internationa…

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“100 membership reveals demand for STC”

Silverstone Technology Cluster

4th September 2019

Silverstone Technology Cluster has broken through the ‘100 members’ barrier although CEO Pim van Baarsen says “a tremendous renewal rate” has made him just as proud. As of August 28th, the total number…

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Measure your business in dogs.

Measure your business in dogs.

30th August 2019

Old dog My last dog made it to fifteen. Coincidentally, this is about the lifecycle of a successful company today. Sure, there are exceptions, but fifteen years is the average brand lifecycle now accordin…

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Video review of ACES event – The Future Ecosystem

Silverstone Technology Cluster

30th August 2019

Lights! Camera! Action! Enjoy a video recap of our ACES event from 17 July looking at "The Future Ecosystem". If you haven't yet discovered our STC Youtube Channel, take a tour of our growing library here…

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Trends spotted early mean new business. Trends spotted early and ignored, don’t.

Trends spotted early mean new business. Trends spotted early and ignored, don’t.

28th August 2019

This is a tale of missed opportunity. It features an emerging trend, an industry struggling to grow and short-term decision making. In March 2017, we picked up chatter about a concept that we thought would int…

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Buy commercial property with your pension pot!

Buy commercial property with your pension pot!

28th August 2019

A SIPP (Self Invested Personal Pension) is the chosen pension taxation wrapper for business owners and those savers who want access to a much wider choice of investment fund. We offer a specialist SIPP advis…

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Meet the Board: David Brown

Silverstone Technology Cluster

27th August 2019

While he has a penchant for WWII memorabilia, nothing quite matches David’s passion for metrology which is probably why he has been the perfect person to oversee Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence’s activit…

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STC members shortlisted for business awards

Silverstone Technology Cluster

23rd August 2019

Three STC members have been revealed as finalists at this year’s SME Northamptonshire Business Awards. Founding/Board member Silverstone Park has been shortlisted in the South Northamptonshire Business o…

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#40 Season Two Finale – Chris Broome – The Power of Financial Planning!

Inside Silverstone Podcast

21st August 2019

In episode #40 your host, Chris Broome, closes season two with a personal note for all of the shows loyal listeners. Listen as Chris explains the value and power that proper financial planning has on the house…

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Silverstone Sports Engineering Hub Open Day Event

Silverstone Sports Engineering Hub Open Day Event

21st August 2019

Silverstone Sports Engineering Hub (SSEH) has been created by Aerodynamics and Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) experts TotalSim. Through their extensive experience working with Team GB and other elite athle…

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Keeping you on the road: Woodfines’ latest newsletter for the road transport industry

Keeping you on the road: Woodfines’ latest newsletter for the road transport industry

21st August 2019

Woodfines Solicitors' latest 'Wheels' newsletter for the road transport industry features articles on: smart tachographs historic drivers' hours offences health and safety simple steps to compliance …

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MATLAB integration into Industrial Automation PLC platforms.

Beckhoff Automation

19th August 2019

MATLAB integration into Beckhoff Automation's IPC platform, IEC 61131-3 Visual Studio based TwinCAT environment. Beckhoff Automation are holding event at our technical centre in Huntingdon on Wednesd…

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Super Cluster debate “better than Question Time!”

Silverstone Technology Cluster

16th August 2019

STC Chair Roz Bird has further argued the case for a cross-industry ‘super cluster’ to boost the Cambridge-Oxford growth corridor’s fortunes. Roz explained the great potential of the high-tec…

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Business Growth Programme – New briefing event schedule released

Business Growth Programme – New briefing event schedule released

16th August 2019

The new briefing event schedule for the February 2020 intake of Cranfield School of Management's Business Growth Programme is now live.  The Business Growth Programme is the UK’s longest running pro…

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Major motorsport battery contract for STC member Delta

Silverstone Technology Cluster

15th August 2019

STC member Delta Motorsport will supply batteries for new hybrid systems being introduced into one of the world’s biggest motorsport arenas. Delta will design, develop and manufacture the batteries for C…

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#39 Mastermind Sessions #3 – The Future of Mobility

Inside Silverstone Podcast

14th August 2019

In episode #39 your host, Chris Broome, holds Mastermind Session #3 named ‘The Future of Mobility.’ We are joined by Chris Kirby (Tomorrow’s Journey); Luke Rust (Immense Simulations…

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If it’s a good idea for 2050, it’s a good idea for now.

If it’s a good idea for 2050, it’s a good idea for now.

12th August 2019

Companies are recognising that consumers are attracted to brands who do more than just tell them how great they are. Brands with a purpose rate more highly in the EQ stakes (for more about EQ/Emotional Quotie…

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There’s magic in these Circles

There’s magic in these Circles

9th August 2019

Last year I was lucky enough to entice OD Consultant and Exec Team Coach Gill Martin to come and work with me at Clearworks, delivering our flagship programme in the STEM, Biotechnology and Medtech sector: Clea…

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#38 Debra Charles – CEO Novacroft

Inside Silverstone Podcast

7th August 2019

In episode #38 your host, Chris Broome, interviews Debra Charles, CEO Novacroft, and former Westinghouse and Apple. This powerful episode explores how kindness and caring has enabled Debra to develop a UK lead…

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All-time high for landlord remortgaging

Longhurst

5th August 2019

With challenging times in the buy-to-let property market, landlords are increasingly looking for ways to maintain their income and secure returns from their portfolios. According to new figures, the proportion…

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#37 Chris Horton – Performance Projects

Inside Silverstone Podcast

31st July 2019

In episode #37 your host, Chris Broome, interviews Chris Horton, MD of Performance Projects. With the recent Silverstone Grand Prix still fresh in our minds, listen as Chris explains his journey from Cosworth …

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Bruker Alicona Free White Paper Available

Silverstone Technology Cluster

25th July 2019

CHALLENGES FOR MANUFACTURERS Free White Paper - Non-contact and highly accurate measurement of critical turbine engine components (also of all precision components)   Turbine engines are highly speciali…

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#36 Dolores Sanders – Total Control Pro

Inside Silverstone Podcast

24th July 2019

In episode #36 your host, Chris Broome, interviews Dolores Sanders - Co Founder - Total Control Pro. Listen as Dolores explains how their cloud-based solution is empowering both employees and management; the r…

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SME Business Award Nomination …. !

Longhurst

22nd July 2019

I am absolutely delighted to announce that Longhurst has been nominated for a Northamptonhire SME Business Award in the ‘Best Website of the Year’ category.   Direct from the SME …

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Addressing the motherhood pension penalty

Longhurst

20th July 2019

When it comes to pensions, women often get a raw deal, relative to men. Lower lifetime earnings, combined with career breaks to raise children and care for relatives, are factors which result in less money in …

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ACES Group debates Future Ecosystem Challenges

Silverstone Technology Cluster

18th July 2019

Links to all the Presentations from this event are available below. A gathering of future-focused people from across the ACES community met yesterday to explore a wide range of challenging issues. Kindly hoste…

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#35 Professor Mark Jenkins – Business Strategy & Formula One Expert

Inside Silverstone Podcast

17th July 2019

In episode #35 your host, Chris Broome, interviews Professor Mark Jenkins – Business Strategy & Formula One Expert – Cranfield University School of Management. Listen as Mark talks all things F…

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STC appoints first female ambassadors

Silverstone Technology Cluster

17th July 2019

Cristiana Pace and Julia Muir have been appointed to Silverstone Technology Cluster as the first female ambassadors. Cristiana is a relatively new face to the STC membership. She has covered senior engineering…

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What you do 276 times a year, and why you must stop.

What you do 276 times a year, and why you must stop.

15th July 2019

This may be a bit uncomfortable for some of you, so let’s start by talking about something that many people find funny. I’m from Cornwall, and for many years there’s been a small but vocal …

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#34 Mastermind Sessions – Business Challenges: Addressing the Skills Gap

Inside Silverstone Podcast

10th July 2019

In episode #34 your host, Chris Broome, holds Mastermind Session #2 named Business Challenges: Addressing the Skills Gap We are joined by Jon Corbett (Barclays); Mark Clement (Grant Thornton); a…

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SME Grant opportunities and ‘Growth Through Green – Ready to Scale’ Programme

Silverstone Technology Cluster

10th July 2019

Calling all SMEs! Exciting funding and support opportunities are available now! Read on to learn about several opportunities offered through the IMAGE programme, led by Cranfield University in partnership…

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Bruker Alicona at UK Events

Bruker Alicona at UK Events

8th July 2019

Bruker Alicona have recently joined the Silverstone Technology Cluster and there are a number of events we are attending in the UK in 2019 where we will be exhibiting products from our range of Optical metrolog…

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#33 Steven McCarthy – Mackart Additive

Inside Silverstone Podcast

3rd July 2019

In episode #33 your host, Chris Broome, interviews Steven McCarthy - Founder & MD of Mackart Additive. Listen as Steven introduces us to the world of 3D printing (additive); the amazing things it can be us…

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What do you do for a living Chris?

Longhurst

1st July 2019

One of the biggest questions I get asked at a dinner party is …. ‘What do you do for the living?’ Within our profession that can often cause a moment of dread, simply because the financi…

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#32 Clive Hartley – Founder – Quarterre

Inside Silverstone Podcast

26th June 2019

In episode #32 your host, Chris Broome, interviews Clive Hartley - Founder of Quarterre. Listen as Clive explains his creative journey from Porsche Design through to launching a consultancy business with super…

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A filing cabinet of old pensions?

A filing cabinet of old pensions?

26th June 2019

A lifetime of working hard, saving carefully, and raising a family often results in one likely outcome, a filing cabinet full of paperwork that you’ve collected but with no real idea of what it all means …

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Enjoy Video highlights from the STC Annual Conference!

Silverstone Technology Cluster

25th June 2019

Take a look at the highlights of our successful Annual Conference with this great video summary! As a reminder, you can also review the excellent Presentations on our Conference News Article. With thanks and …

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Exploring Digital ‘Building Blocks’ at D&AM SIG Event 

Silverstone Technology Cluster

21st June 2019

On 20 June, at the Barclays Eagle Lab ‘incubation hub’ in Cranfield, our Digital & Advanced Manufacturing Special Interest Group gathered for an event with a difference. The focus was to highlig…

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David is a COO with a problem. David’s CEO wants to innovate.

David is a COO with a problem. David’s CEO wants to innovate.

20th June 2019

David got a call from his CEO. Having been to an innovation forum, she wants to introduce a programme of innovation. Where to start? The company’s not short of good ideas. They have people visiting trade…

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#31 Andrew Grant – CEO Aylesbury Vale District Council

Inside Silverstone Podcast

19th June 2019

In episode #31 your host, Chris Broome, interviews Andrew Grant - CEO Aylesbury Vale District Council. Listen as Andrew allows us to delve into the inner workings on the District Council; their innovative use …

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Automotive B2B Meetings in Turkey

Eatron Technologies

18th June 2019

Automotive Meetings Bursa is the only auto supply chain event in Turkey for automotive and aftermarket industry. Engineering, procurement, supply chain, fabrication, commodity teams, suppliers and service provi…

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Neil Woodford – Lessons to Learn

Longhurst

12th June 2019

It’s been a busy week in the world of investing, following the suspension of Neil Woodford’s flagship £3.7bn Equity Income fund. A high level of withdrawals, combined with some illiquid a…

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#30 Dominic Hopkins – Hewitsons

Inside Silverstone Podcast

12th June 2019

In episode #30 your host, Chris Broome, interviews Dominic Hopkins - Partner, Head of Dispute & Litigation - Hewitsons. Listen as Dominic shares his journey from the bright lights of Hong Kong to the count…

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Dual-use Collaboration Workshop, 2nd July 2019 at Silverstone

Dual-use Collaboration Workshop, 2nd July 2019 at Silverstone

11th June 2019

Axillium invite you to join their consortium building workshop at Silverstone on July 2nd.  This follows the launch of a dual-use collaboration initiative at the Silverstone Technology Cluster An…

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Macro is dead. Long live the mega trend. room44 predicts your micro future.

Macro is dead. Long live the mega trend. room44 predicts your micro future.

11th June 2019

I started room44 as an innovation consultancy with a vision that we could train teams to plan for their future success by seeing changes in their markets through the eyes of consumers. That we could teach the…

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STC Annual Conference a great success!

Silverstone Technology Cluster

6th June 2019

Our second Annual Conference proved a sell-out, so popular this year that a last-minute venue change was needed to include everyone who wanted to come! This is testament to the fast-growing value seen…

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#29 Jon Corbett – Barclays Bank

Inside Silverstone Podcast

5th June 2019

In episode #29 your host, Chris Broome, interviews Jon Corbett - Director & Regional Head of SMEs - Barclays Bank. Listen as Jon explains how Barclays add value 'Beyond Banking', including their involvemen…

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Gen. Z is the 2020 growth opportunity. Time to get with this programme.

Gen. Z is the 2020 growth opportunity. Time to get with this programme.

3rd June 2019

People often refer to innovation as what happens in the future. But, for us, the future means what happens in this budget year. In 2019, Millennials still hold the top spot in the most important consumer ranki…

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Women in Enterprise: Breaking down the barriers

Women in Enterprise: Breaking down the barriers

30th May 2019

18 June 2019 | 18:00 – 21:00  |  Barclays, London Please join us for an evening of discussion and insights into the challenges that women in entrepreneurship face and the opportunities availabl…

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Moral ideals for expected inheritances

Longhurst

30th May 2019

It’s often viewed as a taboo. Inheritance. Some of us shy away from talking about. Others from even thinking about it. But the reality is that for many, the coming decades will see the passing of bi…

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#28 Luke Rust – Immense Solutions

Inside Silverstone Podcast

29th May 2019

In episode #28 your host, Chris Broome, interviews Luke Rust, Head of Commercial Development at Immense Simulations. Listen to an insightful discussion on all things mobility; Luke's vision on how technology w…

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Silverstone Technology Cluster set to become part of ‘UK’s innovation capital’ says government

Silverstone Technology Cluster

24th May 2019

The Silverstone Technology Cluster (STC) is set to become a key part of “the innovation capital of this country” it has heard from the UK government at its Annual Conference this week. Robert Jenri…

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#27 Tom Haywood – Foresight Group

Inside Silverstone Podcast

22nd May 2019

In episode #27 your host, Chris Broome, interviews Tom Haywood, Investment Manager at Foresight Group. Tom talks us through how private equity works; what investment managers do to help businesses secure capit…

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T&C’s – Whose applies?

EMW

21st May 2019

Many businesses rely on their standard terms and conditions when selling products or services. This is a preferred contracting method because it minimises negotiation and allows the business to impose favourabl…

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Disruption disrupting innovation. Teachers need to do and doers need to teach.

Disruption disrupting innovation. Teachers need to do and doers need to teach.

16th May 2019

It’s been suggested that children are too young to sit in classrooms and that they should come back when they’re old enough to know they need to learn something. In the Innovation Ecosystem podca…

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#26 Colin McGrory – Sandwell UK

Inside Silverstone Podcast

15th May 2019

In episode #26  your host, Chris Broome, interviews Colin McGrory from Sandwell UK. Listen as Colin explains the fascinating journey from partnering up with the legend that is Sir Jackie Stewart to launch…

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It’s all good, right?

Howes Percival

10th May 2019

In a decision by the Technology and Construction Court (TCC) a tenant has had their claim against a contractor for failure to identify and rectify defects dismissed. Swansea Stadium Management Company Ltd V Ci…

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Inside Silverstone Podcast – #3 – Tristan Allen – room44.co.uk

Inside Silverstone Podcast

6th October 2018

In episode #3 your host, Chris Broome, interviews Tristan Allen, Partner & Innovation Consultant at room44.co.uk. Listen as Tristan discusses the future of innovation; how brands are attempting to evolve b…

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STC Annual Conference Call for Technical Papers

Silverstone Technology Cluster

20th August 2018

Following the success of last year’s inaugural STC Annual Conference, we will once again use this event to provide a number of STC members the opportunity to showcase their latest technology and developme…

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Intellectual Property – An Overview

EMW

8th August 2018

As your business grows you will continue to develop your brand and/or the intellectual property you hold in your product or idea that makes it unique. It is therefore vital to understand the key protections ava…

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Roz Bird becomes STC Chair

Silverstone Technology Cluster

4th June 2018

Roz Bird has been appointed Chair of the Silverstone Technology Cluster following a unanimous vote by its Board of Directors. Roz is the Commercial Director for MEPC’s rapidly developing high tech busine…

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Join the Cluster, take advantage!

Silverstone Technology Cluster

29th September 2017

Joining the Silverstone Technology Cluster’s membership which now totals more than 40 influential companies in engineering and business growth could not be easier. CLICK HERE to go to the STC website&rsq…

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