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

K W Special Projects Limited

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?

room44 Ltd

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?

identifi Group

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 Limited

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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Make UK Annual Conference 2020 – member offer

Silverstone Technology Cluster

20th November 2019

Our partner Make UK are the UK wide representative body for manufacturing and engineering. Make UK’s National Manufacturing Conference, will return next year on the 25th February 2020. This annual event,…

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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.

room44 Ltd

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 Limited

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 Limited

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!

room44 Ltd

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’.

room44 Ltd

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 Limited

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

Global Inkjet Systems Limited

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.

room44 Ltd

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

XG Group | Experts in Graphics

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 Limited

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 Limited

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.

room44 Ltd

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

Altair Engineering

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.

room44 Ltd

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.

room44 Ltd

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!

PensionTransferExpert.com

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

TotalSim Ltd

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 Ltd

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

Cranfield School of Management

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.

room44 Ltd

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 Limited

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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Breakthrough Breakfast

Hillier Hopkins

24th July 2019

Credible Communication Following the success of our last Breakthrough Breakfast event Geoffrey Leaver Solicitors and Hillier Hopkins invite you to their next free seminar on 19th November with a gues…

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SME Business Award Nomination …. !

Longhurst Limited

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 Limited

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.

room44 Ltd

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 UK

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 Limited

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?

PensionTransferExpert.com

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.

room44 Ltd

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 Ltd

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 Limited

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

Axillium Research

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.

room44 Ltd

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.

room44 Ltd

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

Cranfield School of Management

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 Limited

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.

room44 Ltd

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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Howes Percival partner co-authors IQ’s ‘Health & Safety Law in Quarries’

Howes Percival LLP

10th May 2019

The Institute of Quarrying (IQ) has relaunched its go-to reference book, Health and Safety Law in Quarries with new content authored by Howes Percival partner, Alan Millband. Alan specialises in…

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It’s all good, right?

Howes Percival LLP

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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Pensions – Not to be underestimated (update)

Howes Percival LLP

10th May 2019

Last month, Laura Clay-Harris of our Family Department reported on the importance of considering pension assets on divorce (read here). More recently, the Financial Times have reported on re…

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Welcome to the team ‘Sian’

Longhurst Limited

8th May 2019

We’re all very lucky to be living on an amazing island (it is .. really), that forms part of a beautiful planet, filled with fascinating and memorable places to visit. From the country hills or coast…

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#25 – Tobias Knichel – Punch Flybrid

Inside Silverstone Podcast

8th May 2019

In episode # 25 your host, Chris Broome, interviews Tobias Knichel – MD of Punch Flybrid. Listen as Tobias explains his journey from native Germany and the home of Mercerdes and Porsche, to the rolling c…

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Defined Benefit / Final Salary Pensions

PensionTransferExpert.com

8th May 2019

What is a defined benefit pension? A defined benefit pension scheme, sometimes called a final salary pension scheme,is one where the sponsoring employer promises to pay out an income based on how much yo…

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Trends in the way we work, part 2. Mastercard almost innovates. But no cigar.

room44 Ltd

6th May 2019

I just heard a lovely exposition on the ways modern corporate business is wrestling with the recruitment issue. On Reid Hoffman’s Masters of Scale podcast, ironically called Take bigger risks, the s…

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SME Northamptonshire Business Awards 2019

South Northamptonshire Council

3rd May 2019

The SME Northamptonshire Business Awards are a credible opportunity to support and share in the vision to raise the profile of industrious, hardworking and enterprising SMEs working across the county of Northam…

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Trio of New Partners Among 14 Senior Promotions at Howes Percival

Howes Percival LLP

3rd May 2019

Leading regional law firm, Howes Percival has announced 14 senior promotions, including three new partners as it prepares for further growth. The promotions span Howes Percival’s Cambridge, Leicester, Mi…

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Hoping to Pay All Your Creditors in One Day is Not a Defence

Howes Percival LLP

3rd May 2019

Mark Baldwin of our Insolvency Service team considers the recent decision in Secretary of State for Business Energy and Industrial Strategy v Raymond St John Murphy [2019] EWHC 459 (Ch). St John…

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#24 Grant Lockhead – OBP Motorsport

Inside Silverstone Podcast

1st May 2019

In episode #24 your host, Chris Broome, interviews Grant Lockhead - MD - OBP Motorsport. Listen as Grant explains the 3 main divisions of OBP; their wide range of engineering services; and their involvement wi…

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Free Download – ‘Fundamentals of Investing’

Longhurst Limited

29th April 2019

The world of investing can be a complicated place. For a novice investor, taking your first steps to build an investment portfolio can be unsettling. With this in mind the team at Longhurst have put together a…

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Landlords and Agents: What You Need to Know

Howes Percival LLP

26th April 2019

In the second of our articles about legislative changes affecting residential landlords, we look at the Tenant Fees Act 2019 (“the Act”) which is intended to improve residential letting for tenants …

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Directors Personally Liable for Breach of Employment Contracts

Howes Percival LLP

26th April 2019

In Antuzis and others v DJ Houghton and others, the High Court found directors of the defendant company personally liable for breaches of the claimants’ employment contracts. The claimants complained tha…

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Workshop on Autonomous Vehicle Simulation and Modelling – 5th June – Claytex HQ, Leamington Spa

Claytex Services

26th April 2019

  Here at Claytex we are continuously working to expand the capabilities of our Driver-in-the-loop simulator and to showcase all these new features we are organising a workshop in our Simulation head offi…

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Pension Transfer Gold Standard Award

Longhurst Limited

25th April 2019

”Helping you recognise good practice, ethical and professional standards when seeking financial advice on pension transfers”   The team at Longhurst are delighted to announce that…

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Trends in the way we work, part 1.

room44 Ltd

25th April 2019

Corporates and the battle for staff. Look through your LinkedIn feed any day of any week and you’ll find a discussion about homeworking. An enlightened manager will be lauded as a visionary for letting…

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#23 James Southall – Hexegic

Inside Silverstone Podcast

24th April 2019

   In episode #23 your host, Chris Broome, interviews James Southall - Head of Risk at Hexegic. Listen as James explains his journey from the war zone of Basra Iraq, to the tech-hub that is the Silv…

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Business Growth Programme – briefing event

Cranfield School of Management

24th April 2019

  Designed specifically for the development of owner-managers, the Business Growth Programme (BGP) is the UK's longest running programme of its kind that helps you create the future you want for your busi…

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Woodfines’ Spring Road Transport Conference 2019

Woodfines’ Spring Road Transport Conference 2019

18th April 2019

You are invited to join Woodfines Solicitors for our annual Road Transport Conference at IWM Duxford in Cambridgeshire. Date: Thursday 2nd May 2019, from 8:30am Venue: IWM Duxford Cost: &p…

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#22 Simon Dowson – Delta Motorsport

Inside Silverstone Podcast

16th April 2019

In episode #22 your host, Chris Broome, interviews Simon Dowson , MD of Delta Motorsport. Listen as Simon explains his Silverstone journey, from a boy helping his father; to learning his trade at Reynard Motor…

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(Not) Signed, Sealed and Delivered – Do you need to sign a contract to be bound?

Howes Percival LLP

15th April 2019

A recent case has seen the courts confirm that a binding contract can exist even if it’s only been signed by one of the parties. In Anchor 2020 Ltd v Midas Construction Ltd (2019) EWHC 435 (TCC), Midas were e…

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Residential landlords must contribute up to £3,500 to improve energy efficiency of rented homes

Howes Percival LLP

12th April 2019

It’s a busy time for residential landlords, with a raft of new rules and regulations to get to grips with. In the first of a series of articles, we look at amendments to the Energy Efficiency (Private Re…

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Key Employment Law Changes in April 2019

Howes Percival LLP

12th April 2019

We set out below the key employment law changes taking place in April 2019. Increase in Statutory Payments From 1 April 2019, the National Minimum Wage increased as follows: 16 - 17 year olds: £…

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#20 Neil Morgan – MD of Good Fabrications & Danson Joseph – MD of Danecca

Inside Silverstone Podcast

11th April 2019

In episode #20 your host, Chris Broome, interviews Neil Morgan – MD of Good Fabrications & Danson Joseph – MD of Danecca. Listen as they discuss all things fabrication across F1, Indy Car,…

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#21 Mastermind Sessions – Capital Raising for Dummies

Inside Silverstone Podcast

11th April 2019

In episode #21 your host, Chris Broome, holds the very first of a brand new initiative called, the Mastermind Sessions. Here Chris will showcase the added-value each professional advice firm within the Si…

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Cyber Security Drop in

Cyber Security Drop in

9th April 2019

The annual global cost of cybercrime is estimated to hit $6 trillion by 2021 as cyber attacks increase in quantity and sophistication every year. Effective cyber security is rapidly becoming a critical issue o…

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PNB & Charpak feeling “immediate power” of STC membership

Silverstone Technology Cluster

9th April 2019

PNB Mobile and Charpak say membership of the Silverstone Technology Cluster has brought immediate results for their businesses with each being contacted by potential new clients. Both are among 11 businesses t…

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Meet the Board: Simon Arkell, EMW Law

Silverstone Technology Cluster

9th April 2019

Fascinating fact: one of the STC Board used to race dinghies against sailors who have gone on to win Olympic gold for Team GB. Meet Simon Arkell… Firstly; the day job. For more than 15 years Simon has b…

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Howes Percival Welcomes No-Fault Divorce Move

Howes Percival LLP

9th April 2019

Leading law firm Howes Percival has welcomed the announcement that divorce laws in England and Wales are to be reformed and no-fault divorce will be introduced. The decision was made following a public consult…

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Workplace pension – Contributions to rise from 6th April 2019

PensionTransferExpert.com

8th April 2019

Introduction For employers operating defined contribution pension schemes to meet their automatic enrolment requirements, contribution rates are set to rise from 6 April 2019. This is the 2nd successive annual…

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Instant ROI from an innovation project that can be run in a day.

room44 Ltd

5th April 2019

Not being able to anticipate change is a common problem in companies where financial and sales targets rule.It’s really easy for the CFO to kill an idea, a conjecture or to argue a trend because the data …

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Inaugural meeting of the Metrology Special Interest Group well received  

Silverstone Technology Cluster

4th April 2019

On 2 April, the first Metrology Special Interest Group event was held, hosted by Hexagon at Silverstone Park. Top notch speakers treated us to insights from metrology theory to R&D and real-life business ap…

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Howes Percival Appointed to the Insolvency Service’s £16m Legal Panel

Howes Percival LLP

4th April 2019

Howes Percival has been re-appointed to The Insolvency Service’s legal panel to provide a range of services in England, Wales and Scotland. The Insolvency Service is an executive agency of the Department…

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Presenting: STC Mastermind Sessions

Silverstone Technology Cluster

3rd April 2019

The Silverstone Technology Cluster is delighted to announce a new initiative launched in partnership with the Inside Silverstone Podcast. The new initiative, led by Chris Broome of STC member firm Longhurst, i…

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The secret life of an innovation consultant

room44 Ltd

29th March 2019

Innovation consultants aren’t obvious in every coffee shop. We can’t be picked out by our black uniform (architects), or that slightly dishevelled and wired look (junior doctors), or even the button-down sh…

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Innovate or Grow? Succeeding in the Business of High Tech

Cranfield School of Management

29th March 2019

In the increasingly competitive world of technology, building and growing a tech business can be challenging. Finding the right balance between innovation, agility and a solid business model is key to maximisin…

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Emotional Resilience Workshop Raises Over £800 for Charity

Howes Percival LLP

28th March 2019

A sell-out workshop on emotional resilience, organised by leading regional law firm, Howes Percival is expected to raise over £800 for the Milton Keynes Community Foundation, which will be given to l…

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Episode #19 – Anthony White – Silverstone Composites

Inside Silverstone Podcast

27th March 2019

In episode #19 your host, Chris Broome, interviews Anthony White - Chairman Silverstone Composites. Listen as Anthony explains his career journey from the heavily regulated world of financial services, to…

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ACES SIG could help UK match China’s automotive voice

Silverstone Technology Cluster

22nd March 2019

 The Silverstone Technology Cluster (STC) has the potential to give the UK as powerful a voice in the future of automotive technologies and thinking as China. That’s the view of Simon Holloway, Cham…

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Episode #18 – Simon Arkell – Principle EMW & STC Board Member

Inside Silverstone Podcast

20th March 2019

Welcome to the Inside Silverstone™ podcast, season two! In episode #18 your host, Chris Broome, interviews Simon Arkell - Principal EMW Law & STC Board Member. Listen as Simon introduces what differ…

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STC promoted in fintech press article about Chris Broome, called ‘Why I … love Gaming’

Longhurst Limited

20th March 2019

Our very own Chris Broome was asked to participate in a fintech press article focusing on the things financial planners love to do outside of their day-to-day working life. Chris chose to talk about his l…

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Season Two Podcast Launch! Episode #17 – Neil Patterson, Principal of Silverstone University Technical College

Inside Silverstone Podcast

13th March 2019

Welcome to the Inside Silverstone™ podcast, season two! In episode #17, your host, Chris Broome, interviews Neil Patterson, Principal of Silverstone University Technical College, and former Chief Engineer o…

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High profile ‘Women In Innovation’ award for TotalControlPro’s Dolores Sanders  

Silverstone Technology Cluster

8th March 2019

  Dolores Sanders, Strategic Director of STC member company TotalControlPro™, has been named as one of government backed Innovate UK’s nine ‘Women In Innovation’ for 2019. In its …

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Massive praise from auto industry for STC’s ACES special interest group  

Silverstone Technology Cluster

8th March 2019

 There has been swift praise for the Silverstone Technology Cluster’s Autonomous Connected, Electrified & Shared special interest group (SIG) after a packed room of over 50 people attended its fi…

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ACES Trends and Opportunities explored at sold-out Event

Silverstone Technology Cluster

7th March 2019

The energy was tangible at this popular event, our first Autonomous, Connected, Electrified & Shared (ACES) Special Interest Group event of 2019. Bringing together a wide range of technology and support bus…

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Digitalisation and Automation Technology showcased at D&AM SIG

Silverstone Technology Cluster

6th March 2019

You can watch a video of this event here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC7bUCkUD6qDOJtOVnBbNoDg On Tuesday 19 February, the Digital and Advanced Manufacturing (D&AM) Special Interest Group held its f…

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STC’s knowledge “of enormous value” for Department for International Trade  

Silverstone Technology Cluster

4th March 2019

The Department for International Trade has heaped more praise on the Silverstone Technology Cluster’s capabilities after visitors from eight countries were given expert insight into the automotive industr…

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Incentivising employees through an EMI scheme

EMW

4th March 2019

What is an EMI and why should it interest you? EMI stands for Enterprise Management Incentive, a tax-advantaged share option scheme designed for smaller companies. Attracting and retaining quality talent is o…

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Market Smart Seminar

EMW

1st March 2019

We are hosting a Market Smart seminar on Tuesday 19 March at our Milton Keynes office, Seebeck House, 1 Seebeck Place, Knowlhill, Milton Keynes MK5 8FR. The session will cover how to market your business…

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MK PAs Networking Event

MK PAs Networking Event

19th February 2019

Wednesday 13 March | 5:30pm - 7:30pm | The Dome Cocktail Lounge and Restaurant, 599 Grafton Gate East, MK9 1AT Grant Thornton is establishing a PA Network across Milton Keynes and the surrounding area for all …

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Hexagon Milton Keynes to host 2019 Silverstone Technology Cluster Conference  

Silverstone Technology Cluster

15th February 2019

  The Silverstone Technology Cluster has confirmed its 2019 Annual Conference (Tuesday 21 May) will take place at Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence in Milton Keynes. A taster of what visitors can expect…

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Money is Love – Happy Valentines!

Longhurst Limited

14th February 2019

Money is part of a sacred circle of life, and yet, the power it possesses is quite possibly the most misunderstood commodity in the world. We all need it. Most of us want more of it. Few of us have enough of it…

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The SME’s lament: the language of change.

room44 Ltd

13th February 2019

Why do companies seem great while the founder is in place and then gradually wither to nothing? My dad started his jewellery retail business in the late 1960s. He grew it to three shops and planned for his fam…

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How employers can help address money worries at work

Longhurst Limited

7th February 2019

What does your employer have to do with your financial wellbeing?  It could be argued that they are vitally important when it comes to your financial wellbeing, and indeed your wellbeing overall, as the m…

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Silverstone Technology Cluster is now an Affiliate Partner with Make UK

Silverstone Technology Cluster

6th February 2019

Technology members of the Silverstone Technology Cluster will now have free-of-charge access to Make UK services as part of an affiliate partnership agreement between the two organisations. Make UK (previously…

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Product trends trending. Competitor confirmation bias.

room44 Ltd

31st January 2019

Product trend-spotting is a bit like birdwatching, or chasing hurricanes. You know they’re out there, but you don’t know when or where they’re going to show up. Patterns from the past may tell…

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Swoop announced as one of three companies awarded in Nesta’s Open Up Challenge

Swoop announced as one of three companies awarded in Nesta’s Open Up Challenge

29th January 2019

Swoop, a start up funding solution aimed exclusively at SMEs, has been awarded £250k by Nesta’s ‘Open Up Challenge’. Commissioned by the UK’s Competition and Markets authority, the…

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Bonus Episode – Kingsthorpe College #Inspiration4Innovation

Inside Silverstone Podcast

29th January 2019

In a special bonus episode, your host, Chris Broome, joins other business professionals from the STC in visiting Kingsthorpe College in Northamptonshire. Their visit was part of the Gaia Innovation school out-…

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MIA New Markets award for STC’s KW Special Projects  

Silverstone Technology Cluster

25th January 2019

STC Board member Kieron Salter’s business KW Special Projects has collected more silverware – this time at the Motor Sport Industry’s Business Awards ceremony. Bicester based KWSP, also an STC member com…

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Valuable Insights into EV Developments

Silverstone Technology Cluster

24th January 2019

On Tuesday January 22nd, the Computer Aided Engineering (CAE) Special Interest Group held its first event for 2019, focusing on the development of EVs. Hosted by STC Founding Member EMW Law, the event saw repr…

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Digital Startups – Inception through Growth

EMW

22nd January 2019

Are you embarking on a journey as a ‘digital startup’? Perhaps you’re going it alone or working with other people. Maybe this is a new venture for your existing business.  Whatever the ci…

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Cross platform Apps are coming and will change your market forever.

room44 Ltd

21st January 2019

If you haven’t heard of cross platform Apps until now and don’t see a connection with your market, it doesn’t mean something isn’t happening. It just means you haven’t seen it yet. We can change that …

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TeenTech: Inspiring Tomorrow’s Innovators Across the Growth Corridor

Howes Percival LLP

7th January 2019

Howes Percival is partnering with Milton Keynes College to deliver TeenTech – an exciting opportunity to help young teenagers explore the wide range of career possibilities in Science, Engineering and Tec…

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Getting ready for Investment Seminar

EMW

7th January 2019

EMW and Alexander Rosse would like to invite you to our investment event on Thursday 7 February, where we will be discussing the steps you need to take to make your business ‘Investment Ready’ …

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Don’t forget pensions when getting divorced ….

Longhurst Limited

4th January 2019

It’s a hot topic Whether we like it or not, January is a busy time for divorce lawyers. Money pressures, dark and cold winters, and the need for a change if your life. It's also a hot topic at the m…

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Inside Silverstone – Episode #15 Season One Finale – Chris Broome

Inside Silverstone Podcast

24th December 2018

Welcome to the Inside Silverstone™ podcast!    In a special Christmas Eve episode, your host, Chris Broome, draws Season One of the podcast to a close by reflecting on a successful 2018, which…

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STC confirms 21 May as date for 2019 Annual Conference

Silverstone Technology Cluster

20th December 2018

  The Silverstone Technology Cluster has confirmed its 2019 Annual Conference will take place on Tuesday 21 May. The event will follow on from a successful inaugural Conference held this year at Silverst…

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Seasons Greetings from Chris & the team at Longhurst!

Longhurst Limited

20th December 2018

Merry Christmas! Ahead of the Friday rush, on behalf of team at Longhurst, we'd like to wish all fellow STC members a wonderful festive break, surrounded by friends, family and loved ones. For those listening…

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Inside Silverstone Podcast #14 Julia Muir – Founder of Gaia Innovation, and Founder of the UK Automotive 30% Club

Inside Silverstone Podcast

19th December 2018

Welcome to the Inside Silverstone™ podcast!    In episode #14 your host, Chris Broome, interviews Julia Muir - Founder of Gaia Innovation, and Founder of the UK Automotive 30% Club. …

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General Magic – Hope for Humanity?

Longhurst Limited

13th December 2018

General Magic – Hope for Humanity   A bold statement I appreciate.  Hope for Humanity.  But having just watched General Magic, I truly believe we, as in the human-race, still have a gen…

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Latest collaborative projects proof of innovation within STC

Silverstone Technology Cluster

13th December 2018

  KWSP’s and TotalSim’s work together on the Silverstone Sports Engineering Hub is just the latest example of how more STC member companies are now collaborating to achieve major results. Whi…

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Inside Silverstone Podcast #13 – Paul North – MD & Founder – Illuminis Insight Software

Inside Silverstone Podcast

12th December 2018

Welcome to the Inside Silverstone™ podcast!    In episode #13 your host, Chris Broome, interviews Paul North, MD & Founder of Illuminis Insight Software. Listen as Paul introduces their r…

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‘Super cluster’ can beat government £1.6bn GDP forecast says STC Chair Roz Bird

Silverstone Technology Cluster

12th December 2018

  Silverstone Technology Cluster Chair Roz Bird believes a multi-sectoral ‘super cluster’ spanning Cambridge-Milton Keynes-Oxford (CMKO) has the potential to surpass government predictions that it can…

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New podcasts revealing ‘desire to collaborate’ among STC companies

Silverstone Technology Cluster

11th December 2018

  The STC website is now home to a library of lively podcasts dedicated to interviews with business leaders from within the cluster.  Behind them is Chris Broome, owner and chartered financial plann…

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Global Business, Contracts & Marketing

Blaser Mills Law

10th December 2018

IR Global (international network) speaks with Colin Smith, Partner in the Corporate & Commercial team about Global Business, Contracts & Marketing and how it has been affected by GDPR.  …

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STC announces 2019 Special Interest Group calendar

Silverstone Technology Cluster

10th December 2018

  Silverstone Technology Cluster has announced the 12 dates its Special Interest Groups (SIGs) will meet in 2019. These begin with the Computer Aided Engineering SIG on 22 January with an event themed &l…

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STC Membership Continues To Boom

Silverstone Technology Cluster

7th December 2018

  Less than two years after it was formed, close to 90 businesses and organisations have now signed up as members of the Silverstone Technology Cluster. At the end of November 2018 the total number was 8…

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Grant Thornton ‘100 Faces’ accolades for Delta Motorsport founders

Silverstone Technology Cluster

7th December 2018

  Simon Dowson and Nick Carpenter, founders of STC member company Delta Motorsport, have been announced as two of Grant Thornton UK’s prestigious 100 Faces of a Vibrant Community for 2018/19. The F…

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STC can “play crucial role” in CMKO Corridor’s growth

Silverstone Technology Cluster

6th December 2018

  Robert Jenrick MP, Exchequer Secretary to HM Treasury, believes businesses in the Silverstone Technology Cluster have an important role to play in the development of the Cambridge-Milton Keynes-Oxford (…

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STC businesses praise Growth Through Green scale-up programme

Silverstone Technology Cluster

6th December 2018

  The first STC companies involved in the scale-up course – Cranfield’s ‘Growth Through Green’ (GTG) programme – say that it has already made a difference to their business a…

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Inside Silverstone Podcast #12 – Chris Kirby – CEO – Tomorrow’s Journey

Inside Silverstone Podcast

5th December 2018

Welcome to the Inside Silverstone™ podcast!    In episode #12 your host, Chris Broome, interviews Chris Kirby, CEO of Tomorrow's Journey. Listen as Chris explains his vision of a neutral…

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Think Pension, Think Longhurst, Part 4

Longhurst Limited

3rd December 2018

Think Pension – Think Longhurst   This article forms a five-part series where I explore the world of pensions. Yes you read that correctly; head-line grabbing, tax efficient, adventure initia…

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Meet the Board: Mark Clement, Grant Thornton

Silverstone Technology Cluster

30th November 2018

  His face is already well known to many in the Silverstone Technology Cluster but some might just have seen it on a well known sports TV channel, too… meet Grant Thornton’s Mark Clement. Ma…

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Double business awards success for STC’s KW Special Projects

Silverstone Technology Cluster

29th November 2018

STC member company KW Special Projects and its Managing Director Kieron Salter have been named Business and Businessman of the Year respectively at the 2018 Northamptonshire Business Awards. The accolades cap …

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Inside Silverstone Podcast #11 Stuart Pringle – Managing Director – Silverstone Circuit

Inside Silverstone Podcast

28th November 2018

Welcome to the Inside Silverstone™ podcast!  In episode #11 your host, Chris Broome, interviews Stuart Pringle, Managing Director, Silverstone Circuit. Listen as Stuart talks all things Formula One…

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Things change slowly round here.

room44 Ltd

26th November 2018

How did you go bankrupt? Two ways: gradually, then suddenly. Ernest Hemingway has been both heralded and derided: spectacular author and committed hedonist. In that quote, from ‘The Sun Also Rises&rsqu…

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New Business Survey: What’s Keeping You Awake at Night?

Howes Percival LLP

22nd November 2018

Leading regional law firm, Howes Percival has launched a new business survey aimed at determining what's keeping business owners, directors and CEOs 'awake at night', by identifying the primary concer…

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Inside Silverstone Podcast Episode #10 Sally Povolotsky – Vehicle Development Director – Uniti

Inside Silverstone Podcast

21st November 2018

Welcome to the Inside Silverstone™ podcast!     In episode #10 your host, Chris Broome, interviews Sally Povolotsky - Vehicle Development Director at Uniti. Listen as they discuss all t…

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Longhurst commits to the HM Treasury Women in Finance Charter

Longhurst Limited

21st November 2018

What is the Charter?  This is a commitment by HM Treasury and signatory firms to work together to build a more balanced and fair industry. Firms that sign up to this Charter are pledging to be…

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WORKSHOP ON ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE AND DEEP LEARNING FOR AUTOMOTIVE

Eatron Technologies Ltd

20th November 2018

Eatron Technologies, in cooperation with Proactive Future Mobility, is organizing an introductory workshop on “Artificial Intelligence and Deep Learning for Automotive”, which will be held on Wed. 5…

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Paving the Way for Autonomous Vehicles

Paving the Way for Autonomous Vehicles

20th November 2018

The Law Commissions of Scotland and England want your views on how the law might adapt to enable the safe and effective deployment of automated vehicles on Britain’s roads.  Although the focus is on…

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Think Pension, Think Longhurst, Part 3

Longhurst Limited

19th November 2018

Think Pension – Think Longhurst This article forms a five-part series where I explore the world of pensions. Yes you read that correctly; head-line grabbing, tax efficient, adventure initiating, and dare I…

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Inside Silverstone Episode #9 Ben Rossiter-Turner & Darren Kirk – Virtually Entertained

Inside Silverstone Podcast

14th November 2018

Welcome to the Inside Silverstone™ podcast!   In episode #9 your host, Chris Broome, interviews Ben Rossiter-Turner and Darren Kirk, from Virtually Entertained. Listen as we discuss all things Esp…

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Grant Thornton – Drop in advisory session – 4th December 2018

Grant Thornton – Drop in advisory session – 4th December 2018

13th November 2018

Join us at Silverstone Innovation Centre on Tuesday 4th December when our teams will be available to discuss your queries on: Managing risk and protecting value The value of a business is typically entwined…

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Pitching room44 In 60 seconds

room44 Ltd

9th November 2018

Hook What will your company be doing in two years’ time, three years’ time, four years’ time? How will you do business in a world that doesn’t rely on smartphones, where disease can be …

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Ensuring Continuous Development for Transport Professionals

Ensuring Continuous Development for Transport Professionals

8th November 2018

The Senior Traffic Commissioner, Richard Turfitt, has recently published a reminder that transport managers and operators need to make sure they keep up to date. Mr Turfitt has reinforced the importance of cont…

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Woodfines’ Autumn Transport Conference: ‘Protecting the Lifeblood of the Logistics Sector’

Woodfines’ Autumn Transport Conference: ‘Protecting the Lifeblood of the Logistics Sector’

8th November 2018

Date: Thursday 29th November 2018 Time: 8:30am - 4.00pm Venue: Cranfield Management Development Centre, Cranfield University Cost: £48.00 plus VAT Woodfines Solicitors' Autumn …

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ACES SIG Networking Event Proves a Big Hit

Silverstone Technology Cluster

8th November 2018

On Wednesday November 7th, over 60 delegates gathered at Grant Thornton’s Milton Keynes office for the Autonomous, Connected, Electrified and Shared (ACES) Special Interest Group Networking event. The aim…

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Inside Silverstone Episode #8 Roz Bird – MEPC Silverstone Park

Inside Silverstone Podcast

7th November 2018

Welcome to the Inside Silverstone™ podcast! In episode #8 your host, Chris Broome, interviews Roz Bird, Commercial Director of MEPC Silverstone Park, and Chair of the Silverstone Technology Cluster.…

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Innovation complications: the watchmaker’s dilemma.

room44 Ltd

6th November 2018

It might be heresy to suggest that an audience in HPT suffers in the way described below but there are signals that trends are cyclical when they should be circular.  If this prompts any discussion, my co…

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“Incredible success” for STC at Advanced Engineering Show

Silverstone Technology Cluster

5th November 2018

  More than 1050 unique visitors attended the 2018 Advanced Engineering Show’s VIP Lounge – hosted for a second consecutive year by Silverstone Technology Cluster. The VIP Lounge enabled the …

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Think Pension, Think Longhurst, Part 2

Longhurst Limited

2nd November 2018

Think Pension – Think Longhurst   This article forms a five-part series where I explore the world of pensions. Yes you read that correctly; head-line grabbing, tax efficient, adventure initia…

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Inside Silverstone Episode #7 Arno van Rooyan – Velocity IT

Inside Silverstone Podcast

31st October 2018

Welcome to the Inside Silverstone™ podcast! In episode #7 your host, Chris Broome, interviews Arno van Rooyan, Managing Director of Velocity IT.  Listen as Arno talks all things process automation…

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Inside Silverstone Podcast #6 John Kensett – Dolleymores

Inside Silverstone Podcast

24th October 2018

Welcome to the Inside Silverstone™ podcast! In episode #6 your host, Chris Broome, interviews John Kensett – Partner, Intellectual Property & Patent Attorney. Listen as John explains the proce…

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Total Control Pro at the Advanced Enginering Show

Total Control Pro

23rd October 2018

Total Control Pro at the Advanced Enginering Show…

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Autonomous vehicles? Not in my lifetime.

room44 Ltd

23rd October 2018

Ask most people when they expect to be taken to work by an autonomous car and the answer’s likely to be, ‘not in my lifetime.’ That’s the consumer condition today. The established contex…

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Think Pension, Think Longhurst, Part 1

Longhurst Limited

20th October 2018

Think Pension – Think Longhurst   This article forms a five-part series where I explore the world of pensions. Yes you read that correctly; head-line grabbing, tax efficient, adventure initia…

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Absurd thinkers, apply here

room44 Ltd

19th October 2018

If you’re of a nervous disposition, look away now. The Easter Bunny is a myth. I didn’t want to be the one to tell you, but it’s for your own good. I know it’s crushing, but there it is…

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Inside Silverstone Podcast #5 – Mike Dempsey – Claytex

Inside Silverstone Podcast

17th October 2018

In episode #5 your host, Chris Broome, interviews Mike Dempsey, MD & Simulation Expert, at Claytex. Listen as Mike talks all things F1; NASCAR; simulations; automotive modelling; and virtual reality. Mike…

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Future Manufacturing Techniques to the fore at first Digital & Advanced Manufacturing Event

Silverstone Technology Cluster

14th October 2018

On Thursday October 11th, industry representatives from around the UK gathered at Silverstone Park for the inaugural Digital and Advanced Manufacturing (DAM) Special Interest Group meeting. The morning event …

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Inside Silverstone Podcast – #4 – Mike Hayward – Woodfines LLP

Inside Silverstone Podcast

10th October 2018

In episode #4 your host, Chris Broome, interviews Mike Hayward, Partner, Transport & Regulatory solicitor, at Woodfines LLP. Listen as Mike explains how to ensure your business keeps its commercial vehicle…

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Your consumer persona must change – or die.

room44 Ltd

10th October 2018

Millennials are a pain in the backside. They dominate the room during ideation sessions, and management teams are fixated on them as the single most important customer segment. So much has been written about t…

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Our Blog

Our Blog

8th October 2018

For news and articles on digital and blockchain related topics check out our blog here  at ENezine.…

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Think Business Protection, Think Longhurst, Part 2

Longhurst Limited

6th October 2018

Think business protection – Think Longhurst   This article forms the second half of a two-part series where I explore business protection, and specifically ‘human insurance’ for the bus…

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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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Leadership Flex

Leadership Flex

5th October 2018

If you’re a smart person working in a technically challenging role, and you work in an organisation full of smart people doing technically challenging roles, then having a high level of cognitive intellig…

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If ‘culture eats strategy for breakfast’, strategy is what culture feeds on.

room44 Ltd

2nd October 2018

If ‘culture eats strategy for breakfast’, strategy is what culture feeds on. Seeing customer experience from the customer side. To get an idea of what goes on in the minds of people working in th…

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Inside Silverstone Podcast – #2 – Jean Philippe Launberg – AutoStrat Consulting

Inside Silverstone Podcast

26th September 2018

In episode #2 your host, Chris Broome, interviews Jean-Philippe Launberg, Managing Director of AutoStrat Consulting. Listen as Jean discusses his thoughts on the future of electric and hybrid vehicles, and how…

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Inside Silverstone™ Podcast – Episode #1 – Pim van Baarsen – CEO STC

Inside Silverstone Podcast

10th September 2018

Welcome to the first ever Inside Silverstone podcast! Episode #1 sees your host, Chris Broome, interview Pim van Baarsen, CEO of the Silverstone Technology Cluster. Listen as you learn what the Silverstone Te…

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Say that again: sanctioned, free-from-surcharge, powered mobility for the masses?

room44 Ltd

6th September 2018

A few years ago, probably 2012 or so, there was a right old kerfuffle when some bright spark fitted a skateboard with a petrol engine, and the craze for powered personal mobility took off. For the first time, a…

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Think Business Protection, Think Longhurst

Longhurst Limited

5th September 2018

Think business protection – Think Longhurst   This article forms a two-part series where I explore business protection, and specifically 'human insurance' for the business owner and their key emplo…

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When is a phone not a phone? When it’s only a phone.

room44 Ltd

30th August 2018

The Light Phone was announced after a Kickstarter campaign in 2015. It’s a concept that makes perfect sense in today’s market and taps into a current vibe. It’s a simple solution to a strong…

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Swedish electric car startup Uniti hires new Vehicle Development Director

Silverstone Technology Cluster

29th August 2018

Uniti Sweden has hired electric car expert Sally Povolotsky to lead the continued development of its city EV, the Uniti One. Povolotsky held similar roles working with the likes of Jaguar Land Rover on special …

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Technology predictions that are completely useless to you.

room44 Ltd

21st August 2018

Not a single day passes at the moment without a flurry of reposted technology predictions of the future. It has probably always been like this with a timely skew to topical themes. Today it’s technology.…

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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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Designers are changing your world – count the ways.

room44 Ltd

16th August 2018

Not a single day passes at the moment without a flurry of reposted technology predictions of the future. It has probably always been like this with a timely skew to topical themes. Today it’s technology.…

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Getting Ready for Investment – Valuation

EMW

15th August 2018

If your business is in its infancy, and any potential exit seems in the distant future, the importance of a valuation may appear relatively insignificant. However, obtaining and, more importantly, understanding…

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Claytex have been selected as one of the 10 Most Promising Dassault Systèmes Solution Providers of 2018

Claytex Services

14th August 2018

CIOReview, a published magazine for technology solutions, have announced Claytex as one of the 10 Most Promising Dassault Systèmes Solution Providers of 2018.   Managing Director of Claytex w…

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A business plan is POINTLESS without a personal plan

Longhurst Limited

14th August 2018

Do you remember the moment you decided to become a business owner? The elation and realisation that you are now your own boss and an entrepreneur. The fear and acceptance that the buck now stops with you. W…

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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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Five transport developments that will change your customer behaviours.

room44 Ltd

2nd August 2018

We seem to write a lot about transport and the viewable trends in that area. It’s probably something to do with our proximity and relationship with the Silverstone Technology Cluster here in the UK. …

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Scanning and reverse engineering investment

SAC & Co. Engineering Design

31st July 2018

We have recently invested £100k+ in a 3D optical Scanner and 3D Probe from CREAFORM 3D plus van to transport it. This new equipment will allow us to reverse engineer from scan and working in conjunction …

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Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme (SEIS) – An Overview

EMW

30th July 2018

Disclaimer: The purpose of this note is to provide a brief overview as to what SEIS is, what tax reliefs are available for investors, what the qualifying criteria for the company, the shares and the investor ar…

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Cluster Members – We need you!

Longhurst Limited

30th July 2018

Calling all Cluster Members - We need you!   In the coming month we will be launching a new regional podcast called Inside Silverstone™, with a primary focus on interviewing all of you, the creativ…

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Financial expert by profession, Tech geek by nature.

Longhurst Limited

23rd July 2018

Introducing Chris Broome FPFS, owner and chartered financial planner of STC member firm ‘Longhurst’   As a brand-new member of the Silverstone Technology Cluster I’ve thought long and h…

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Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS) – An Overview

EMW

19th July 2018

Disclaimer: The purpose of this note is to provide a brief overview as to what EIS is, what tax reliefs are available for investors, what the qualifying criteria for the company, the shares and investor are and…

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Government Issues Brexit White Paper

Howes Percival LLP

17th July 2018

The Government has now published its much-anticipated document outlining its main proposals for Brexit and setting out a “comprehensive vision” for the UK’s relationship with the EU, including…

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Help for Businesses in Recovering Debt Payments from Individuals and Sole Traders

Howes Percival LLP

17th July 2018

Leading regional law firm Howes Percival has launched a free step-by-step guide to help businesses claiming debt payments from individuals, including sole traders. The easy to use flowchart guides busines…

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Law Firm Reports Profit Up 37% as Investments Pay Off

Howes Percival LLP

17th July 2018

Leading regional law firm Howes Percival has reported a 14% increase in turnover, with profits up 37%, according to its most recent financial results. The results, for the firm’s full financial year endi…

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Corporate Specialists Advise on Inspiralia Acquisition of Fen Technology

Howes Percival LLP

17th July 2018

Commercial specialists Howes Percival LLP successfully advised product development business Inspiralia, on the acquisition of Cambridge-based Fen Technology. Fen Technology Limited is a leading elect…

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Businesses Urged to Protect Themselves Against Social Media Pitfalls

Howes Percival LLP

17th July 2018

A survey conducted by leading regional law firm Howes Percival has revealed that 30% of businesses surveyed did not have a social media policy – potentially leaving them exposed to reputational …

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Must profit and innovation be mutually exclusive? It’s all about culture. Or you.

room44 Ltd

17th July 2018

Is company culture the problem that innovators struggle with, or is it trying to make innovation as interesting as profit? Or maybe it’s you. If you’re getting in your own way because you are busy,…

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Growing Your Business – Employment Considerations

EMW

10th July 2018

If your business is looking to enter a significant period of growth it will need to accommodate its newfound capacity by expanding the amount of people that it employs. Whilst this is a positive step for your b…

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Innovation is as complex as you make it – and as simple.

room44 Ltd

5th July 2018

There’s a growing trend that’s being called ‘complexity’. You’ll hear more about it as more people try to convince you that it’s a problem. So, from me to you: innovation is…

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Niche marketing. Music artists doing what they do best.

room44 Ltd

2nd July 2018

Some ideas go full circle, and some need to meet their moment. The music industry is niche marketing at its best: a market retrenching and going back to what it knows to survive. Did Steve Jobs have a vision o…

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Getting Ready For Investment – Types of Funding Available

EMW

28th June 2018

Typically new businesses will make losses in each of their first three years; even when they do start to turn a profit, the business will struggle to grow from purely reinvestment of some of that profit in the …

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MK Digital Summer – Business Briefing

Velocity

13th June 2018

Taking MK businesses digital 19th July  |  8:30 - 10:30  |  Victoria House, Milton Keynes With a history rooted in technology, from the legacy of Bletchley Park to the current MK Autodrive…

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Be honest, do you really want to have to innovate?

room44 Ltd

12th June 2018

Be honest, do you really want to have to innovate? Something extra to measure, to add to the list of metrics, to resource, something else to detract from what you do. What does innovation even mean? If we c…

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Are You Investment Ready?

EMW

12th June 2018

Before you take on external investment, and before you even enter into any dialogue with potential investors, you need to make sure you’re ready to do so. One of the first key stages once an investment p…

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How adverbs describe your need to innovate.

room44 Ltd

7th June 2018

Companies, and the people in them, have a way of describing innovation that reflects their business need. It’s subconscious and revealing. The hidden messages are there, but we must listen to hear them,…

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Augmented you: ten everyday digital augmentations you’ve stopped thinking about.

room44 Ltd

4th June 2018

Whether it was a great new idea that you signed up to when you first saw it, or the app just appeared when you updated your software, you are at the mercy of your own devices. How far down the road to augment…

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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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Velocity hosts RPA Breakfast Workshop to help London-based organisations get started with Robotic Process Automation

Velocity

30th May 2018

Last week Velocity, a digital technology services firm with offices in the UK, India and South Africa, hosted a morning workshop at the trendy Citizen M Hotel in London. The topic of the day was robotic process…

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Mental Health at Work

EMW

29th May 2018

Mental Health at work, it’s always been important, however, with increasing endorsement from high profile people including the Royal Family, mental health is being talked about more than ever before and i…

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Meet the Board: Jon Corbett

Silverstone Technology Cluster

25th May 2018

Fact: Silverstone Technology Cluster director Jon Corbett is a UEFA qualified football coach. He also oversees investment in small-medium sized enterprises for Barclays in the largest Regional Team outside of L…

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STC companies now engaged in solving Heathrow tech challenges

Silverstone Technology Cluster

24th May 2018

Companies from the Silverstone Technology Cluster have begun working with Heathrow Airport as a direct result of the STC’s first annual conference… Collision Management Systems, based at the Caswe…

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Forget five years. You’ve got eighteen months.

room44 Ltd

23rd May 2018

Back in the 3rd age of industrial revolution (2015), when disruption hadn’t yet been invented, product and service vendors had it easy. They could buy market research, see the past and know the futur…

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STC’s metrology SIG & Advanced Engineering Show invitation

Silverstone Technology Cluster

15th May 2018

The Silverstone Technology Cluster will investigate the possibility of a metrology special interest group at an open meeting on 19 June while also confirming it will again sponsor the Advanced Engineering Show&…

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‘Harvard standard’ for new STC scale-up programme

Silverstone Technology Cluster

15th May 2018

Dr Shailendra Vyakarnam, one of the UK’s foremost professors in entrepreneurialism in the tech industry, is heading up a unique scaling-up course for companies from the Silverstone Technology Cluster. Th…

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Is your business innovation strategy circular or cyclical?

room44 Ltd

14th May 2018

In the post-war years, Winston Churchill was a keen advocate of a united Europe, insisting that the UK would benefit from being in the club, rather than an outside observer. Boris Johnson’s 2014 book&nb…

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Innovation. Seeing it differently. Seeing it for what it is.

room44 Ltd

10th May 2018

Last year we quoted a report* called Innovation Matters, from PA Consulting, that had surveyed top executives from around the world. It says that: 66% of interview respondents believed their organisation w…

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Data Protection Impact Assessments: Our Response to the ICO’s Draft Guidance

EMW

9th May 2018

The Independent Commissioner’s Office, the UK regulatory body governing data protection, published its draft guidance on data protection impact assessments (“DPIA”) in light of the GDPR on 22 …

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What is perspective? We see it differently.

room44 Ltd

8th May 2018

Sainsbury’s and Asda (owned by Walmart) weren’t being disrupted. They were planning to be the disruptors. And now they are. Perspective is the position from which you see a situation, and what info…

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Innovation – it’s really simple and really hard.

room44 Ltd

4th May 2018

  There’s a paradox that we can get caught up in today. With the huge amount of messaging we sort, filter and reject or accept minute by minute, the meaning of innovation gets tangled up with the qu…

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Innovation was the hardest word to define. Until now.

room44 Ltd

4th May 2018

Innovation or product development? This question comes up in conversation all the time, as well as ‘is innovation the hardest word to define?’ It’s one of those ‘chicken or egg’ …

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Start-ups & SMEs revelling in STC offering

Silverstone Technology Cluster

2nd May 2018

Less than 18 months after its launch the Silverstone Technology Cluster’s membership is now at the 70 mark. STC CEO Pim van Baarsen reported many of the companies to sign up were small-medium sized and o…

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IP and ‘changing attitudes’ among hot topics at lively first ACES SIG

Silverstone Technology Cluster

1st May 2018

Fascinating presentations given at the STC’s first event for its Autonomous Connected, Electrified & Shared special interest group (ACES SIG) – from Faraday Partnership, Meridian, Gateway Techno…

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GDPR – Let’s Get You Ready & Our Top Tips

EMW

27th April 2018

When it comes to data protection, our lawyers are recognised as leading experts. We assist global brands, UK plcs and regional technology and service businesses on all issues of data protection and technology l…

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EMW Delighted to host CAE SIG event

Silverstone Technology Cluster

27th April 2018

Crash simulation, cloud-based CFD modelling, design thinking and societal trends… presentations from the STC’s second Computer Aided Engineering special interest group (ACES SIG) – hosted by …

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Not too late to support Simon’s Marathon effort

Silverstone Technology Cluster

25th April 2018

Simon Holloway, a champion of the STC’s ACES special interest group, overcame severe leg cramps to complete the recent London Marathon in aid of the Children with Cancer UK charity and now says his next a…

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Cluster has “scope for great economic growth” says MP

Silverstone Technology Cluster

20th April 2018

Milton Keynes South MP Iain Stewart has added to Parliament’s support for the Silverstone Technology Cluster. Iain was a recent visitor to Silverstone Park where he met its Commercial Director Roz Bird &…

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Steering you through 2018

Steering you through 2018

17th April 2018

Woodfines Solicitors' specialist road transport legal support have published an updated newsletter. Articles include: 'Steering you through 2018' - advice for Operators Truck Cartel Claims Success for Cros…

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Octelas BI Tool for SMEs shortlisted in 2018 National Technology Awards

Illuminis Insight Software

6th April 2018

We are delighted to have been shortlisted in two categories for the 2018 National Technology Awards: Analytics Product of the Year. (Data might be getting bigger, but to make sense of it there has to be outs…

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First ACES SIG Event Shows the Way Forward

Silverstone Technology Cluster

23rd March 2018

On Thursday March 22nd, experts from around the UK gathered at Silverstone Park for the inaugural Autonomous, Connected, Electrified and Shared (ACES) Special Interest Group meeting. The event started with fund…

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Second Computer Aided Engineering SIG Event Hailed a Success

Silverstone Technology Cluster

21st March 2018

On Tuesday March 20th, the Silverstone Technology Cluster’s second Computer Aided Engineering (CAE) Special Interest Group (SIG) event was held at the STC Founding Member EMW Law’s offices in Milton…

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Annual Conference Presentations now available

Silverstone Technology Cluster

7th February 2018

Following the inaugural STC Annual Conference, we can now share some of the presentations from our speakers on the day: Rob Lewis, TotalSim: Contact Mike Dempsey, Claytex: Download Nick Carpenter, Delta Moto…

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New business & growth opportunities presented to Silverstone Technology Cluster companies

Silverstone Technology Cluster

26th January 2018

Leading figures from the worlds of engineering and business have praised the Silverstone Technology Cluster’s first Annual Conference for opening up a new world of opportunity for high-tech companies insi…

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SµGRE-1 is set to inspire new engineers and scientists by taking part in a real NASA space mission

SµGRE-1 is set to inspire new engineers and scientists by taking part in a real NASA space mission

4th January 2018

SμGRE-1 (Schools micro-Gravity Rocket Experiment) is an exciting opportunity for schools, colleges and home-schooling households (and parents!) to design and manufacture a small sugar cubed sized sculpture to …

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Computer Aided Engineering SIG Event Deemed a Great Start

Silverstone Technology Cluster

10th November 2017

The Silverstone Technology Cluster’s first Special Interest Group (SIG) event was held on November 9th, 2017 at Silverstone Park. The event, arranged by the Computer Aided Engineering (CAE) SIG, aimed to …

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Advanced Engineering Show boost for Silverstone Park & Silverstone Technology Cluster

Silverstone Technology Cluster

6th November 2017

Business estate Silverstone Park and the Silverstone Technology Cluster say that hosting the Advanced Engineering Show’s VIP Lounge has helped significantly in further boosting&nb…

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International audience as Cluster outlines automotive & high-tech capabilities

Silverstone Technology Cluster

20th October 2017

The Department for International Trade has described the Silverstone Technology Cluster’s capabilities as “extensive” after its automotive delegates were given an insight into latest developme…

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Silverstone Technology Cluster confirms high-profile speakers for Advanced Engineering Show

Silverstone Technology Cluster

18th October 2017

Senior engineering figures Stephen Ball, Roger Atkins, Kieron Salter and Rob Lewis have been confirmed as guest speakers as part of the Silverstone Technology Cluster's sponsorship of the VIP Lounge at next mon…

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STC CEO: “We are well ahead of the targets we set”

Silverstone Technology Cluster

18th October 2017

Ten months after Silverstone Technology Cluster was launched, we caught up with Chief Executive Officer Pim van Baarsen to capture his thoughts on progress so far and what’s coming up in 2018… Pim…

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STC ambassadors “bring profile, massive experience and a great network of contacts”

Silverstone Technology Cluster

17th October 2017

Jon Hilton, Stephen Ball and Roger Atkins – high profile names from some of advanced engineering’s most exciting sectors – have been confirmed as ‘ambassadors’ for the Silverstone …

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Silverstone Technology Cluster “can create market place for investors”

Silverstone Technology Cluster

17th October 2017

Silverstone Technology Cluster companies already have a three in four chance of attracting outside investment provided they can show they are innovative and can be ‘disruptive’ in their own sector. …

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“This is exactly what we need” tech community tells introductory meetings

Silverstone Technology Cluster

7th October 2017

MPs Andrea Leadsom and Andrew Lewer as well engineering companies and business funding networks have received valuable insights into the Silverstone Technology Cluster in recent months via a series of special i…

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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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voxeljet UK – Official Opening

voxeljet UK Ltd

21st September 2017

voxeljet UK have been very busy over the last month relocating to a bigger 3D printing facility in the heart of Milton Keynes. With more machines installed as well as a preview of the latest printer technology …

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

Silverstone Technology Cluster

14th September 2017

Silverstone Technology Cluster in association with Silverstone Park will have a major presence at this year’s Advanced Engineering Show (Weds 1/Thurs 2 November) as hosts of the event’s VIP Lounge. …

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OBE for STC advisor TotalSim’s Rob Lewis

Silverstone Technology Cluster

11th September 2017

Rob Lewis, Managing Director of TotalSim which acts as a special advisor to the Silverstone Technology Cluster, has been appointed an Officer of the Order of the British Empire. The OBE was awarded in the Quee…

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STC’s origins: download the original report

Silverstone Technology Cluster

1st September 2017

As the Silverstone Technology Cluster continues to evolve let’s not forget where it all started – and the report behind it that brought applause from both Government and the business and finance com…

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Silverstone Technology Cluster launches three new special interest groups

Silverstone Technology Cluster

3rd August 2017

The Silverstone Technology Cluster continues to move at speed with a number of high-profile engineering names now set to spearhead two new special interest groups (SIGs) focusing on Digital/Advanced Manufacturi…

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Get involved: join STC on social media

Silverstone Technology Cluster

1st August 2017

Silverstone Technology Cluster’s profile is now starting to grow across social media platforms Twitter and LinkedIn. Each represents an opportunity for companies of all sizes and individuals across the h…

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Racing into the summer, and the launch of our new Finance Division

TD Group Limited

25th July 2017

The latest TD Group newsletter is now available. This month, we look at how we work with our new client DS Virgin Racing, and how being on site at Silverstone is helping speed things up for their team when it c…

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Silverstone Technology Cluster “empowering high-tech community”

Silverstone Technology Cluster

23rd June 2017

The Silverstone Technology Cluster is ‘empowering’ the local high-tech business community and showcasing the region as an important part of UK plc say an ever-increasing number of senior engineering…

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High-tech community more informed as Silverstone Technology Cluster expands online

Silverstone Technology Cluster

22nd June 2017

The Silverstone Technology Cluster has expanded its website significantly – providing members with further services to help them promote their businesses. SilverstoneTechnologyCluster.com now includes a memb…

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Computer aided engineering first of four SIGs

Silverstone Technology Cluster

16th June 2017

Silverstone Technology Cluster has now formed its first Special Interest Group (SIG) focusing on computer aided engineering. Twelve cutting edge companies have been involved in its formation, among them Brackl…

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Silverstone Technology Cluster ‘opens for business’ as report receives Government backing

Silverstone Technology Cluster

8th June 2017

27 May 2016 A cluster of high-tech engineering businesses, the Silverstone Technology Cluster, has been identified in the area surrounding Silverstone Park by a new research report launched today. The Cluster,…

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Silverstone Technology Cluster opens debate on funding, exporting and recruitment

Silverstone Technology Cluster

9th May 2017

Collaboration in areas such as funding, exporting and recruitment was a hot topic of discussion among senior engineering figures at a special Silverstone Technology Cluster meeting. The STC event, hosted by on…

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Sandwell award further highlights Technology Cluster’s know-how

Silverstone Technology Cluster

5th April 2017

Another high-profile industry award for Towcester-based Sandwell has further highlighted the specialist high-tech skills within the surrounding Silverstone Technology Cluster. Sandwell Founder and Technical Di…

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CEO: feedback points to “a real appetite” for Silverstone Technology Cluster

Silverstone Technology Cluster

5th April 2017

Eight weeks after the formation of Silverstone Technology Cluster – the company set up to lead promotion of the region surrounding Silverstone as a global hub for high-tech activity and capability –…

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The ‘three strands’ that will push Silverstone Technology Cluster forward

Silverstone Technology Cluster

7th March 2017

07 March 2017 Promotion, Growth Agenda, Thought Leadership – the three strands identified as being key to the success of the Silverstone Technology Cluster. CEO Pim van Baarsen explains… All thre…

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New company & website launched to promote Silverstone Technology Cluster

Silverstone Technology Cluster

19th December 2016

19 December 2016 Following on from the launch of the SQW cluster report in June this year a new company – Silverstone Technology Cluster – has been formed to support the high-tech activity within a…

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Department for International Trade’s business export sessions boost for Technology Cluster

Silverstone Technology Cluster

1st December 2016

The Department for International Trade has hinted it will return for a second business advice session at Silverstone Park after successfully promoting its #ExportingisGREAT message to the high-tech business and…

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ACES Infrastructure challenges, realities and possibilities

Silverstone Technology Cluster

1st January 1970

On 11th October, our ACES Special Interest was immersed in considering the challenges of future ACES infrastructure. There is more to considering infrastructure issues than meets the eye – the challenges …

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