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“A great networking opportunity…” Membership praises new-look STC Conference

Silverstone Technology Cluster

1st December 2022

The Silverstone Technology Cluster’s membership has given a resounding thumbs up to the organisation’s 2022’s Annual Conference after the event moved to a new venue. The Stables at Wavendon, …

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Exclusive opportunity for STC membership to engage with US Army tech chiefs

Silverstone Technology Cluster

30th November 2022

The US Army’s technology lead, DEVCOM, has called on STC business members to pitch their tech capabilities and potentially become part of its supply chain. In an exclusive showcase capability event with …

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WEBINAR/Panel discussion: Understanding the recent R&D changes and how they will impact you

TBAT Innovation

30th November 2022

This event, brought to you in partnership between Medilink Midlands and Patron member TBAT Innovation, has been created in relation to the recent Autumn Budget announcement, as the R&D Tax relief schem…

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“Best ever” Conference leads to new market opportunities for membership

Silverstone Technology Cluster

29th November 2022

CEO Pim van Baarsen believes the Silverstone Technology Cluster’s 2022 Annual Conference was the “best ever” as the event ‘upgraded’ to a larger venue and its growing membership wa…

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STC member HV Wooding collaborates with Nuclear AMRC to target £1m electrification boost

Silverstone Technology Cluster

29th November 2022

Development of a new powder coating process for parts destined for electric vehicles is set to deliver a £1m boost for Silverstone Technology Cluster member HV Wooding. The Kent-based business, which spe…

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Optimising the Essentials: Helping you achieve better results through innovation

Sara Penrose

29th November 2022

Are you striving to improve the outcomes of your innovation activities? Do you struggle with idea generation?  As part of Innovate UK's week-long Arc Innovation Festival 2022, our Optimising the Esse…

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Champions confirmed for new Business Agility & Transformation Group

Silverstone Technology Cluster

28th November 2022

  The Silverstone Technology Cluster has announced the formation of a new Business Agility & Transformation Group to help member businesses adjust to the demands of a changing corporate world. The Gr…

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The power of Pound Cost Averaging

Longhurst

23rd November 2022

Achieving a good outcome from long-term investing requires an understanding that capital market cycles are an inevitable part of how capital markets behave. Throughout our personal investment journey, we&rsquo…

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Membership hails value of STC Innovation Zone at Advanced Engineering

Silverstone Technology Cluster

16th November 2022

STC members have spoken of the numerous benefits that a special Innovation Zone arranged for them at this year’s Advanced Engineering Show has had for them. Thirteen members took advantage of the places …

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Seasonal offer – 1/3 off CSR online training

CSR Accreditation

15th November 2022

As members of Silverstone Technology Cluster, CSR-A would like to offer you and your employees a 33% discount on our self-paced CSR training course, which is available through the Thinkific platform. This offer…

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'Best Pre-event Marketing’ award for STC at Advanced Engineering

Silverstone Technology Cluster

15th November 2022

The Silverstone Technology Cluster has won the Advanced Engineering Show’s (AES) award for best pre-marketing campaign. The award was handed to STC CEO Pim van Baarsen by AES Divisional Director Alison W…

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HOWES PERCIVAL FEATURED IN THE TIMES’ BEST LAW FIRMS

Howes Percival

11th November 2022

Howes Percival has been named one of the top 250 law firms in England and Wales in The Times’ Best Law Firms 2023 list published on 3 November 2022. The list is based entirely on recommendations from tho…

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Silverstone Technology Cluster and HCR Hewitsons welcome US tech team to Silverstone Park

Silverstone Technology Cluster

9th November 2022

HCR Hewitsons have been pleased to support Silverstone Technology Cluster in hosting a senior delegation from the US army’s technology procurement division for a visit to Silverstone Park. The eight-strong d…

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Latest News, Special offers and Blog

Solid Solutions – Business Transformation Enterprise Solutions

8th November 2022

For up to date News and special offers, visit our website - www.solidsolutions.co.uk/ sign up to receive updates on blog and video articles - www.solidsolutions.co.uk/Blog…

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TBAT Cyclists complete Brittle Bone Society Fundraising

TBAT Innovation

7th November 2022

A selection of TBAT’s team members have completed their 300-mile Iron to Iron cycling challenge to fundraise for The Brittle Bone Society. Richard Hine, Dave Schorah, and Ryan Mouncy began their route on…

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WEBINAR – Fund & Protect Your Innovation 29 November 10am-11am

TBAT Innovation

7th November 2022

Join TBAT and Withers & Rogers to delve into the funding available for innovative projects and how to protect your Intellectual Property. UK businesses have many UK Government resources available to them t…

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Free CSR accreditation consultation

CSR Accreditation

1st November 2022

CSR-A are offering a free ‘helping hand’ with your accreditation application until the end of the year. It is now more important than ever to show that we are doing all we can to be a responsible bu…

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OU research team looking for advisory board members in industry

The Open University

26th October 2022

A research team in the OU is looking for experts (2-3) in industry to join an advisory board for a research project. The project focuses on the use of aperiodic honeycomb tiling to increase strength and reduce …

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ANICCA DIGITAL WEBINAR – **REGISTER NOW** – How to utilise PPC in your Black Friday Campaigns (Friday 28th October, 9:00am)

Anicca Digital

25th October 2022

How to utilise PPC in your Black Friday Campaigns (Friday 28th October, 9:00am) REGISTER NOW Paid Media Account Manager Aaron Sangha, will go through ways to help you with optimising your PPC and Black Friday…

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Counting down to STC’s Annual Conference & Advanced Engineering Show VIP Lounge

Silverstone Technology Cluster

25th October 2022

Tech businesses attending the Silverstone Technology Conference’s Annual Conference (Tues 22 November) will have the opportunity to hear from and potentially collaborate with the likes of Amazon Web Servi…

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Access to Finance Start Up to Scale Up: How can businesses work together towards a better future

Silverstone Technology Cluster

21st October 2022

The Silverstone Technology Cluster (STC) held the third event of the Access to Finance series. This Start Up to Scale Up workshop, in partnership with British Business Bank and SEMLEP Growth Hub, on Thursday, 2…

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Hagerty partners with Radical Motorsport

Radical Motorsport

19th October 2022

Northamptonshire: 19th October 2022. Hagerty International announces an exciting new partnership with Radical Motorsport, one of the largest manufacturers of racing and track cars in the world, and or…

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Radical Motorsport appoint Kevin Gaskell as Chairman

Radical Motorsport

17th October 2022

  Radical Motorsport Ltd has today announced Kevin Gaskell as its new Chairman, elevating him from his non-executive director role. Gaskell has enjoyed three decades of success as a business leader; foun…

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Why better lateral thinking skills can lead to increased profits

Sara Penrose

15th October 2022

Arthur Arnot observed that miners in Australia could not simply rely on pickaxes and brawn to harvest coal. It was back breaking work and hardly efficient. By 1889 industrialisation had influenced so much in th…

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ANICCA DIGITAL WEBINAR – **REGISTER NOW** Meta (Facebook/Instagram) & LinkedIn Ads: Time saving tricks to boost productivity

Anicca Digital

14th October 2022

In this week’s webinar, our Paid Media Account Director, Emil, will be sharing some of his time-saving hacks that can help you, when managing your social media ads. Set-ups and changes can be time consumi…

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Highly commended twice – Money Marketing 2022 Awards

Longhurst

13th October 2022

We couldn’t be prouder to confirm that last week Longhurst received two ‘Highly Commended’ second place positions at the Money Marketing 2022 awards, in the following categories: Next Gener…

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Free Seminar: Simulation Driving Innovation in E-Propulsion, 18 October 2022, Silverstone

Altair Engineering

11th October 2022

Join us for the 3rd Altair Electric Propulsion Seminar, the UK's leading event dedicated to simulation for electric propulsion development, taking place at Silverstone Circuit on Tuesday 18th October. Hear fro…

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WEBINAR THIS THURSDAY – Marketing Insights for the Construction & Building Supplies Industries (Thurs. 13th Oct. 9.00-10.15am)

Anicca Digital

10th October 2022

NEW WEBINAR Marketing Insights for the Construction & Building Supplies Industries (Thurs. 13th Oct. 9.00-10.15am) In this special industry-specific webinar, the Anicca Digital team discuss digital marketi…

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Anicca Digital – Agency Webinar Series – Campaign Testing Strategies to Balance Risk and Reward Within Paid Media (Friday 14th October, 9:00am)

Anicca Digital

10th October 2022

NEW WEBINAR on Friday 16th September 2022 9am – Anicca Digital – Campaign Testing Strategies to Balance Risk and Reward Within Paid Media (Friday 14th October, 9:00am) REGISTER NOW This week'…

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Critical thinking skills – how are they applied to see a benefit?

Sara Penrose

8th October 2022

‘Freddie Star ate my hamster’ Ok, perhaps that is not entirely true. It was probably a gerbil. What am I saying? This is all wrong. It was actually Russ Abbott and err a guinea pig. Before somebody…

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The Route Ahead… Woodfines Transport & Logistics Conference

Woodfines Solicitors

7th October 2022

Join us for our 17th Transport & Logistics Conference to receive key legal updates for logistics professionals to help you and your business succeed on and off the road. Our team of transport law experts w…

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Advanced Engineering Show 2022: Fluency, Creating Accessible Marketing for Clients in the Advanced Materials and Advanced Engineering Sectors

Fluency

3rd October 2022

The Fluency Business Group (Fluency), marketing and communications experts for Advanced Materials and Advanced Engineering Sectors, will be attending this year’s Advanced Engineering show, the UK's leadin…

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Fluency Shortlisted for Composites UK Social Impact Award 2022—Head of Marketing Shortlisted for Apprentice of the Year

Fluency

3rd October 2022

The Fluency Business Group (Fluency), specialising in marketing and communications for Advanced Materials and Advanced Engineering Sectors, has been shortlisted for the Composites UK Social Impact Award 2022. T…

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Advanced Materials Marketing and Communications Specialist Fluency to Exhibit at CAMX 2022

Fluency

3rd October 2022

The Fluency Business Group (Fluency), marketing and communications experts for Advanced Materials and Advanced Engineering Sectors, will be exhibiting at this year’s Composites and Advanced Materials Expo…

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Applied Learning or Lost Learning?

Sara Penrose

30th September 2022

Who’s into camping? Yes, out in the wild, at one with nature? It is very popular. In-fact according to the UK Caravan and Camping Alliance holiday parks and campsites generate an impressive £9.3bn i…

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US Army tech scout among Silverstone Technology Cluster Conference speakers

Silverstone Technology Cluster

29th September 2022

A ‘tech scout’ for the US Army is among the first guest speakers and panellists named for the Silverstone Technology Cluster’s Annual Conference in November. The Conference, on 22 November at…

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Register for the “Innovate & Optimise with AWS” Event

Amazon Web Services (AWS)

28th September 2022

AWS is hosting the "Innovate & Optimise with AWS" event on 1st November in Birmingham. This half-day event will include a networking lunch and the content will cover a range of topics, including: buil…

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CSR-A announce a new self-paced online CSR training course

CSR Accreditation

27th September 2022

Become a Social Responsibility Enabler An introduction to CSR: Environmental and Social Responsibility Training Learn as you go - six comprehensive modules: 1. What is CSR? 2. The benefits of CSR 3. An intr…

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80% of over-55s don’t have a Lasting Power of Attorney in place. Overlooking this could place you in a vulnerable position

Longhurst

22nd September 2022

Do you have a Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) in place? If you don’t, it could leave you in a vulnerable position if you’re unable to make decisions for yourself, such as after an accident or illnes…

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3 key areas of quality planning

Sara Penrose

21st September 2022

It is somewhat of a cliché to say that quality should be at the heart of everything a business does. But, when we start to dig to get a better understanding of what makes good quality we start to see why…

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Radical Motorsport celebrates 25th anniversary with victories on and off track

Radical Motorsport

14th September 2022

2022 is becoming more than just another candle on the cake for Radical Motorsport, as the company began the year unveiling a new name to reaffirm the company’s mission and purpose, moving from manufacturi…

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Anicca Digital – New Webinar Series – Lessons to be learned from an unusual cyber-crime story with Steve McGowan from ATG (Friday 16th September, 9am)

Anicca Digital

9th September 2022

NEW WEBINAR on Friday 16th September 2022 9am – Anicca Digital – Lessons to be learned from an unusual cyber-crime story with Steve McGowan from ATG (Friday 16th September, 9am) Register …

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Current and future M&A trends in the technology sector – virtual discussion for Boards – 21 September 12:30-1:30pm

Grant Thornton UK

8th September 2022

Grant Thornton are holding an insightful and instructive event – around what the current technology market dynamics and deals environment means for your business as well as the outlook for next year. It’s a…

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DMC shortlisted in national manufacturing awards

Digital Manufacturing Centre

8th September 2022

The Digital Manufacturing Centre (DMC) has been shortlisted in two categories at this year’s Make UK Manufacturing Awards. Overcoming the immense challenge of establishing the business during the COVID-19…

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Webinar: Cost of living – Licence audit tools

Symetri

6th September 2022

You are invited to an upcoming Symetri webinar as it might be something of real value to the entire network considering current events and other STC events as of late. As you know across all territories Symetr…

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ConstructionAM 2023 – Call for Papers Begins as Venue Announced for Latest Event in Advanced Materials Construction and Engineering

Fluency

31st August 2022

Advanced Materials Events returns next year with Advanced Materials for Construction. ConstructionAM will take place on the 1 – 2 February 2023 at the Park Centraal Hotel in Amsterdam, Netherlands. It wil…

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Setting the standard for eco-friendly websites

CSR Accreditation

23rd August 2022

I am delighted to share our latest podcast with Eco-Friendly Web Alliance (EFWA) Who are setting the standard for eco-friendly and climate positive websites. https://anchor.fm/csr-accreditation/episodes/Settin…

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Press Release – Automotive Trim Developments acquires two new EOS M 290 industrial 3D printers for component innovation

Electro Optical Systems

18th August 2022

    Embracing additive manufacturing for the first time at its production facility, ATD and EOS Additive Minds, upskill staff and install new turnkey solution for high-end automotive component manuf…

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Anicca Digital – New Webinar Series – The power of voice, podcasting and social audio with Shane Monohan (Friday 19th August, 9:00am)

Anicca Digital

17th August 2022

NEW WEBINAR on Friday 19th August 2022 9am – Anicca Digital -  The power of voice, podcasting and social audio with Shane Monohan Register now The world is waking up to the power of voice, pod…

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Preliminary Speakers Announced for MotorsportAM 2022

Fluency

1st August 2022

The Fluency Business Group (Fluency) is preparing for the return of its highly anticipated MotorsportAM, the premier conference and exhibition promoting innovation of advanced materials in the motorsport and au…

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Tackling Future Challenges: How businesses can work together towards a better future

Silverstone Technology Cluster

28th July 2022

The Silverstone Technology Cluster (STC) held their Tackling Future Challenges, Digital & Advanced Manufacturing Special Interest Group Event on Thursday 28th July and teamed up with their friends at the M…

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Money Marketing 2022 Awards Nominations!

Longhurst

21st July 2022

We couldn’t be prouder to announce that Longhurst has been nominated for two Money Marketing 2022 awards: Best Next Generation Advice Firm of the Year, and Small Advice Firm of the Year The Money M…

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Anicca Digital’s – New Webinar Series – The power of brand advocates with Callum McKeefery (Friday 22nd July, 9:00am)

Anicca Digital

21st July 2022

NEW WEBINAR TOMORROW – The power of brand advocates with Callum McKeefery (Friday 22nd July, 9:00am) Callum shares his knowledge of brand advocates and focuses upon the lessons he’s learned du…

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Anicca Digital’s – New Webinar Series – Driving an innovation agenda that drives impact with Ollie Shayer from Boots

Anicca Digital

21st July 2022

NEW WEBINAR on Friday 29th July – Driving an innovation agenda that drives impact with Ollie Shayer from Boots (Friday 29th July, 9:00am) Driving an innovation agenda that drives impact A chance to…

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Nèos Composite Solutions becomes Platinum Sponsor for MotorsportAM 2022

Fluency

20th July 2022

The Fluency Business Group (Fluency) is pleased to welcome Nèos Composite Solutions as Platinum Sponsor for MotorsportAM 2022, the biggest UK motorsport event for advanced material solutions. Taking plac…

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“Our joint ambition is to have a DMC-led additive manufacturing capability in space”

Silverstone Technology Cluster

18th July 2022

STC member the Digital Manufacturing Centre (DMC) says it has plans for a manufacturing plant in space after announcing a new collaboration with the Satellite Applications Catapult. The collaboration, say both…

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Simon Holloway appointed members’ representative on STC Board

Silverstone Technology Cluster

15th July 2022

RML Commercial Director Simon Holloway has joined the Silverstone Technology Cluster Board as one of its two membership representatives. Simon has been a part of the STC team since early 2017, both as a &lsquo…

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Advanced Materials and Advanced Engineering Marketing Specialist Fluency is Exhibiting at the International Composites Summit 2022

Fluency

15th July 2022

The Fluency Business Group (Fluency), marketing and communications experts for Advanced Materials and Advanced Engineering Sectors, will be exhibiting at the International Composites Summit (ICS) in London on 2…

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Inflation Effect On Manufacturing

Total Control Pro

14th July 2022

What is inflation and why is important? Inflation is measured by looking at the Consumer Price Index (CPI). This is calculated as a basket of goods and services and how much they cost over time. The CPI is use…

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STC’s Conference & AES presence to be “bigger and better than before” in 2022

Silverstone Technology Cluster

14th July 2022

CEO Pim van Baarsen believes the Silverstone Technology Cluster’s Annual Conference and its presence at the Advanced Engineering Show (AES) in 2022 will both be “bigger and better than before”…

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Anicca Digital’s – New Webinar Series – Integrating your search and social marketing strategies with Ann Stanley (Friday 15th July, 9:00am)

Anicca Digital

14th July 2022

NEW WEBINAR TOMORROW - Integrating your search and social marketing strategies with Ann Stanley (Friday 15th July, 9:00am) Join us as part of Leicester Digital Live's online programme, as Ann explains how to m…

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Meet the STC team: Galina Cleal

Silverstone Technology Cluster

14th July 2022

From a love of animals and plants to Zoom calls with movie superheroes… meet Galina Cleal, recently appointed the Silverstone Technology Cluster’s Events, Partnerships and Marketing Manager. With …

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Access to Finance: How to access funding and grow your business through innovation

Silverstone Technology Cluster

14th July 2022

The Silverstone Technology Cluster (STC) held their Access to Finance – Funding for Innovation Workshop, the second event in the series, in partnership with British Business Bank and Innovate UK…

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Membership helping schools careers programme in response to employers’ concerns

Silverstone Technology Cluster

12th July 2022

The Silverstone Technology Cluster and its business members have helped provide invaluable careers awareness advice to hundreds of Year 8 and 9 students as part of founding member MEPC Silverstone Park’s …

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HOWES PERCIVAL EXPANDS MILTON KEYNES OFFICE WITH COMMERCIAL PARTNER APPOINTMENT

Howes Percival

12th July 2022

Howes Percival has expanded its Commercial practice with the appointment of Max Windich, a commercial contracts lawyer specialising in the IT, technology, life sciences and academic sectors. He joins the leadin…

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Industry experts come together to share valuable insights on what it really takes to achieve the UK’s Vision 2030 targets on climate change at STC’s FM SIG event

Silverstone Technology Cluster

7th July 2022

The Silverstone Technology Cluster (STC) held their Vision 2030:  The Future of Mobility Special Interest Group Event on Thursday, 7th July. The event prompted insightful discussion about the future of the tra…

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Are you aware of the changes in Building Regulations in relation to the energy efficiency of buildings?

Woodfines Solicitors

5th July 2022

In an attempt to improve the energy efficiency of buildings, there are a range of changes to Building Regulations (“Building Regs”). Energy efficiency ultimately means to use less energy to do the s…

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PP Control & Automation launches PP+ to help bridge ‘valley of death’

PP Control & Automation (PPC&A)

4th July 2022

One of the UK’s leading strategic manufacturing outsourcing specialists is aiming to help domestic businesses cross the well-publicised ‘valley of death’. PP Control & Automation (PP C&am…

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Preliminary Programme Announced for SpaceAM, the UK Event for Advanced Materials in Space Technology

Fluency

28th June 2022

The Fluency Business Group (Fluency) has revealed its first set of topic sessions for SpaceAM, the number one UK event for the discussion of advanced materials in the space industry.In partnership with the Scie…

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HR Forum with Maria Gallucci

Woodfines Solicitors

22nd June 2022

If you are a HR professional why not join us for our next in person Forum on Thursday 30th June from 8:30am - 9:30am at New Era Cap Ltd, 1st Floor East Cbx2, Midsummer Blvd, Milton Keynes MK9 2EA when you will …

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WEBINAR – London Climate Action Week – Is the IP system doing enough to support innovation in Net Zero and Green Tech?

Reddie & Grose

20th June 2022

In support of London Climate Action Week Reddie & Grose LLP are delighted to host a panel of experts and stakeholders from all sectors of the patent system discussing whether the current IP system does enou…

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Speakers Invited to the Anticipated Return of the UK Advanced Materials for Motorsport Event, MotorsportAM 2022

Fluency

20th June 2022

The Fluency Business Group (Fluency) is pleased to announce the return of the UK’s top advanced materials event for the motorsport sector, MotorsportAM, hosted for the first time at the British Motor Muse…

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PP Control & Automation on Sky News

PP Control & Automation (PPC&A)

17th June 2022

Garry Myatt of PPC&A hosted Sky News on Monday 13th June following the anouncement of April's GDP results. A small element of the interview went live on Monday's 7pm news. Key themes discussed were around t…

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STC membership’s specialisms of value to BAE Systems’ supply chain

Silverstone Technology Cluster

16th June 2022

BAE Systems, among the world’s most respected names in defence and security innovation, has joined the Silverstone Technology Cluster as it seeks to engage more directly with the network’s SME membership. …

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Silverstone Park to support Tech Cluster’s Conference & AES VIP Lounge

Silverstone Technology Cluster

15th June 2022

MEPC Silverstone Park has confirmed it is to support both the Silverstone Technology Cluster’s (STC) Annual Conference and its VIP Lounge at the Advanced Engineering Show (AES) later this year. The Conferenc…

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IMPORTANT UPDATE to the Trust Registration Service (TRS) – action needed by Trustees to avoid a penalty

Woodfines Solicitors

15th June 2022

Introduced as part of the UK’s implementation of the Fifth Money Laundering Directive (5MLD), HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has extended the requirement for trust registration to non-taxable UK trusts a…

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You’re invited to an online workshop “Improve testing in new product development and manufacturing”

The Open University

13th June 2022

We are working on a research project to investigate “Physical testing in the era of sustainable transformation and digital manufacturing: how to manage testing better?” About this study Physical t…

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SpaceAM 2022 Preliminary Speakers Announced – Call for Speakers

Fluency

9th June 2022

The Fluency Business Group (Fluency) is preparing for the return of its highly anticipated SpaceAM, in partnership with the Science and Technology Facilities Council. The premier conference and exhibition promo…

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The British Motor Museum Announced as Venue for MotorsportAM

Fluency

9th June 2022

Fluency is pleased to announce the venue for its upcoming Advanced Materials Event, MotorsportAM, taking place on the 4th-5th October 2022. The British Motor Museum in Warwickshire, UK—accommodating the l…

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Report: R&D tax relief scheme changes update: data, compliance, and overseas activity

MPA

8th June 2022

Back in the March 2021 Spring Budget, Rishi Sunak announced a consultation of the R&D tax relief scheme. That consultation was completed, and in the Autumn Budget, some proposed changes to were teased, incl…

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“Really excellent!” STC achieves ‘high silver’ corporate social responsibility accreditation

Silverstone Technology Cluster

8th June 2022

Silverstone Technology Cluster’s corporate social responsibility (CSR) credentials have been awarded a ‘high’ silver rating by independent assessors. The STC achieved a score of 77% – j…

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Gemma Smith and Geraint Havard Complete the Great Composites Ride to JEC

Fluency

30th May 2022

Fluency Managing Director, Gemma Smith, and R-Tech Materials Director of Composites Testing, Geraint Havard, have successfully completed their goal of cycling from London to Paris in time for JEC World 2022. Th…

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Wearable Technology uncovered that will change the future of medical care

Silverstone Technology Cluster

26th May 2022

The Silverstone Technology Cluster (STC) held their Creating a Healthier Future event on Thursday, 26th May. The event offered valuable insights from industry leaders, who shared their insights into the future …

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The Road to Transport Manager Wellbeing

Sara Penrose

25th May 2022

The Road to Transport Manager Wellbeing Join the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT) for a discussion on the challenges of the Transport Manager role from both a mental health and organisatio…

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Alternative Fuels: The Way Forward in Road Freight and Passenger Transport

Sara Penrose

25th May 2022

Zero emission technology is rapidly advancing as the UK looks to decarbonise. There are various options available and each one can be applied to different scenarios. Each bus, coach and freight operator will ha…

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Mitigating labour shortages and rising labour costs with your digital transformation

Sara Penrose

25th May 2022

According to Wharton Business Consultants overcoming resistance to change is identified by 43% of organisations as being the biggest impediment to digital success* But, with the right support and ski…

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STC members hail “revolutionary” Amazon Web Services Digital Innovation Programme

Silverstone Technology Cluster

20th May 2022

Silverstone Technology Cluster members have praised Amazon Web Services’ (AWS) Digital Innovation Programme – brought to them via the STC – for providing a refreshing perspective on how to bri…

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UK winner again! ‘Best Client Engagement Award’

Longhurst

13th May 2022

The Longhurst team could not be prouder to announce our latest accreditation. Last month we won, for the 2nd year in a row, the UK’s ‘Best Client Engagement’ category at the Profess…

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Additional Bank Holidays, Employment Law, and Annual Leave

Woodfines Solicitors

13th May 2022

In November 2021, the Government announced that the UK would enjoy an additional Bank Holiday to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.  The additional Bank Holiday will take place on Friday 3rd&nbs…

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AWS Working Backwards Sprint in June

Amazon Web Services (AWS)

10th May 2022

Opportunity to join our next AWS Working Backwards Sprint, part of AWS Digital Innovation Program, taking place wc 20 June. This is an interactive workshop series led by the AWS Head of Digital Innovation wher…

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Anicca Digital organising and sponsoring Leicester Digital Live, 7th June 2022

Anicca Digital

6th May 2022

Leicester Digital Live (Leicester’s premier digital marketing conference) is back for its 7th year, bringing you the latest in Ecommerce, Lead Generation, Social Media, Paid Search & SEO from some of …

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Investment wave in the Fintech sector

EMW

5th May 2022

Fintech companies take advantage of emerging technologies to make financial services more accessible, cheaper and efficient. Investment in the UK Fintech sector tripled in the last year to an estimated $11.6 b…

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New podcast – Exploring Responsible Futures

CSR Accreditation

3rd May 2022

CSR-A has just published a new podcast, ‘Exploring Responsible Futures’. It features a discussion with Sam Cande, CEO of Responsible Futures consultancy, about how to deliver a consultation model fo…

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Changes to the law surrounding use of a mobile phone whilst driving

Woodfines Solicitors

3rd May 2022

Nathan Taylor-Allkins, Partner in the Regulatory and Dispute Resolution team recently spoke to MKFM about the recent changes to the law surrounding using a mobile phone whilst driving. If you missed it, you can…

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Industry experts come together to share valuable insights on deploying AI technology and how it’s changing the way we do things at STC’s DSM SIG event

Silverstone Technology Cluster

28th April 2022

The Silverstone Technology Cluster (STC) held the A.I. A Brave New Dawn? event hosted by Hexagon on Thursday, 28th April. Led by the Design, Simulation & Metrology (DSM) Special Interest Group (SIG) an…

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Debranding: Stripping back your brand, to stand out – A guide in simplifying your brand (Friday 29th April, 9:00am)

Anicca Digital

26th April 2022

Debranding: Stripping back your brand, to stand out - A guide in simplifying your brand (Friday 29th April, 9:00am) with Thom Shardlow In this webinar, you will learn what Debranding is and why all the big bra…

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Does ESG Matter? a FREE webinar 5th of May at 11 am –

CSR Accreditation

26th April 2022

FREE webinar 5th of May at 11 am – Does ESG Matter? I am delighted to have been invited to join the Responsible Futures FREE webinar on the 5th of May at 11 am GMT+1 – Does ESG Matter? By registeri…

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‘DIRFT – A golden location – An overview of the UK most successful intermodal logistics park’ – Free in-person event to understand more about logistics

Sara Penrose

21st April 2022

The past 2 years has shown a light on how important logisitcs is for the global industry to thrive. No longer is it sensible to have limited visibilty over where inventory is in the supply chain. In addition th…

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Exit Right – how to drive your business from start-up to exit

Barclays Bank

20th April 2022

Exit Right is a free expert led, must-attend event series for any founder or senior management team of a start-up or spinout looking to drive their business from start-up to exit. The first ‘masterclass&…

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Find value in sustainable supply chains – webinar

Grant Thornton UK

14th April 2022

On 24 May, Grant Thornton will be hosting a webinar to help anyone with an interest in, or responsibilities for, supply chain optimisation. The pressure to react to change is not slowing down, and you need to …

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HOWES PERCIVAL DELIVERS £300M OF CORPORATE DEALS IN Q1

Howes Percival

14th April 2022

Howes Percival’s corporate, commercial, and banking (CCB) team has seen a strong start to the year, completing 37 deals with a combined value of just over £299.5 million in Q1. The large volume of …

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HOWES PERCIVAL ACTS ON MAJOR NORTHAMPTON FINANCIAL SERVICES DEAL

Howes Percival

14th April 2022

In a significant deal for the local financial services sector MHA MacIntyre Hudson have taken a majority stake in long established Northamptonshire based investment managers, stockbrokers and financia…

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Barclays Business Banking Masterclass – Growing your business with data

Barclays Bank

13th April 2022

As part of Barclays commitment to support UK businesses through the ongoing challenges caused by Covid-19, We would be delighted to invite you to our Business Banking masterclass. April 26, 2022 10:00 – 11:…

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“How to Raise Entrepreneurial Kids” book giveaway

Longhurst

13th April 2022

  Longhurst is known for supporting our clients at each step of their life journey, always ensuring they are focusing on what and who matters most to them. We also support our clients’ children, …

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Rohde & Schwarz Automotive Testing – 1 Day Seminar – 11th May 2022

Rohde & Schwarz UK Limited

12th April 2022

Rohde & Schwarz are running a 1 day face-to-face automotive testing seminar at the MIRA Technology Institute, Nuneaton on 11th May.  If you are interested in Automotive Radar, C-V2X, GNSS, Automotive …

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Barclays Eagle Lab Events Coming Up

Barclays Bank

8th April 2022

Been There, Done That - Entrepreneurs' Stories - April 27th Everyone started somewhere and will have a story to tell with highs and lows and hopefully a ‘happy ever after’! In our ‘Been There, Done That…

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Why you’re getting so many cold calls from R&D tax companies

MPA

6th April 2022

The R&D tax consultancy market has seen an influx of new companies offering to support R&D claims. On top of that, increasingly aggressive tactics are being employed by established R&D tax credit ad…

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Fluency Marketing Announces Name Change to The Fluency Business Group

Fluency

5th April 2022

The new name has been chosen to reflect the ever-growing business offerings of the company Chesterfield, UK. Fluency Marketing, events and marketing specialist for the advanced engineering and advanced materia…

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Register for the AWS Summit Event in London

Amazon Web Services (AWS)

1st April 2022

The AWS Summit London is back on April 27th. It's been over 2 years since we were able to welcome our customers and those new to AWS through our event doors. Register today and meet with AWS leaders and peers o…

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Raft of promotions at Reddie & Grose

Reddie & Grose

1st April 2022

London, Friday 1ST April 2022: Reddie & Grose LLP, the internationally renowned firm of European and United Kingdom patent, trade mark and design attorneys, has today announced a raft of promotions includin…

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CSR-A 2022 Training Dates

CSR Accreditation

31st March 2022

We are delighted to announce the CSR Training Courses online for 2022. Three two hour sessions over three weeks, each session covers two modules. May 2022Tuesdays 11am-1pm (with 5 mins comfort break between m…

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CSR-A Podcast series

CSR Accreditation

31st March 2022

CSR-A has just published a new podcast, 'What is the impact of impact reporting?' the latest in our series of podcasts that explores issues of social responsibility, sustainability and philanthropy. Click here …

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Anicca Digital puts Google Premier Partners on the map

Anicca Digital

30th March 2022

Anicca Digital puts Google Premier Partners on the map Interactive map of UK Google Ads Premier Partner Agencies helps firms with marketing search Anicca Digital has developed an interactive map to help busin…

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Spring Statement takeaways and the future of UK R&D

MPA

25th March 2022

Yesterday, we heard Chancellor Rishi Sunak deliver the Spring Statement. As expected, no huge announcements were made, with Sunak instead concentrating on providing additional support to individuals at a time w…

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Roz Bird steps down as STC Chair but remains as ambassador

Silverstone Technology Cluster

25th March 2022

Roz Bird is to step down as Chair of the Silverstone Technology Cluster but will continue to be an official ambassador for the network. Roz will depart the Chair’s seat in late April – this will co…

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Collins Limited’s battery range extension concept wins NVN funding

Silverstone Technology Cluster

25th March 2022

A feasibility study into range extension in electric vehicles has successfully won STC member Collins Limited a share of funding from the Niche Vehicle Network. Jenner and Jilbruke Collins’ business has …

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DMC showcases pioneering additive capabilities at MACH2022

Digital Manufacturing Centre

24th March 2022

·         Digital Manufacturing Centre (DMC) exhibiting at MACH2022 – stand 17-541. ·         25,000 attendee…

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Valuable Management Insights discussed at STC’s D&AM SIG Event

Silverstone Technology Cluster

23rd March 2022

The Silverstone Technology Cluster (STC) held the Tackling Cultural Changes in the Workplace event hosted by Hexagon on Thursday, the 17th March.  Led by the Digital & Advanced Manufacturing (D&AM)…

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WARWICK ACOUSTICS SET TO DISRUPT AUTOMOTIVE AUDIO MARKET WITH REVOLUTIONARY ELECTROSTATIC TECHNOLOGY

Warwick Acoustics

23rd March 2022

PRESS RELEASE      Warwick Acoustics becomes the world’s first organisation to engineer automotive audio systems based on Electrostatic Loudspeaker technology ·  &n…

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Autocar: In-car Sound Revolution at Warwick Acoustics Ltd

Warwick Acoustics

22nd March 2022

The Warwick Acoustics brand is expanding into automotive territory at full speed. It was a pleasure to welcome Steve Cropley, Autocar's Editor in Chief, to our headquarters at MIRA Technology Park for a dee…

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Invite to a workshop: find better ways to improve testing in product development and manufacturing

The Open University

21st March 2022

We would like to invite you to a workshop if you are involved in product design, verification and validation, testing (virtual and physical), and systems engineering in automotive, aerospace, software, and othe…

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Free webinar from Anicca Digital – Getting Started With Local SEO Fri 25th March 9am

Anicca Digital

18th March 2022

Getting Started With Local SEO (Friday 25th March 2022 - 9:00am - 10:00am) Brad will guide you through how to get started with local SEO. This webinar will include what factors you need to consider when trying…

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Universal Analytics is being phased out – Get Google Analytics 4 now – 15% discount applies

Anicca Digital

18th March 2022

After Google announced that Universal Analytics will be phased out in 2023, now is the time to upgrade to Google Analytics 4. Many firms have already switched to GA4 but are unaware how to do it correctly. Thi…

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Your last chance to get MTD-compliant

MPA

18th March 2022

We’re now several years into the rollout of Making Tax Digital, an HMRC-led initiative designed to move the administration of tax responsibilities to digital. The first phase of the changes required VAT-…

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Anicca’s free weekly webinar: An Introduction to Amazon Ads (Friday 18th March 2022 – 9:00am – 10:00am)

Anicca Digital

15th March 2022

An Introduction into Amazon Advertising and how it can help grow your e-commerce business!Taking place online this Friday, 18th March at 9am  Register for this today - https://bit.ly/34M4WUI  A…

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Catch up on Anicca Digital's Google Analytics webinar from last week!

Anicca Digital

15th March 2022

The State of Analytics and Google Analytics 4 in 2022 from Friday 11th March Get the lowdown on The State of Analytics from Anicca's Head of Analytics & Conversion Ed Truman! Gone are the days of con…

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“Accessing information and technology” & “collaboration” help add to STC’s numbers

Silverstone Technology Cluster

10th March 2022

  With news that the STC’s membership has risen to a record high, we take a look at two of the newest businesses to join the network: Lemsford Mill Controls (LMC) and PP Control & Automation. H…

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STC Members invited to star in the hugely popular Inside Silverstone Podcast

Longhurst

4th March 2022

According to leading podcast search engine Listen Notes, our podcast is ranked as one of the top 2.5% most popular shows out of 2,782,976 podcasts globally. If that's true we're both amazed and delighted! Ins…

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Anicca Digital has been shortlisted for four prestigious awards in the #UKPaidMediaAwards

Anicca Digital

4th March 2022

Anicca Digital has been shortlisted for four prestigious awards in the #UKPaidMediaAwards! 🚀 Travel & Leisure Campaign of the Year – Diwali 🚀 Rising Star Award – 👨🏻‍💻 👨🏻‍💻 …

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STC businesses benefiting from successful Be the Business ‘match-making’ mentoring programme

Silverstone Technology Cluster

2nd March 2022

More businesses have praised the Be the Business growth programmes they have entered into and have encouraged more companies – particularly those at SME or start-up level – to join after Silverstone…

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Annica’s Digital’s Digital Marketing Survey 2022 – Key Findings & Comparison (Friday 4th March 2022)

Anicca Digital

1st March 2022

Digital Marketing Survey 2022 - The Key Findings & Comparison With The 2021 Results (Friday 4th March 2022) Ann Stanley will be presenting this week's webinar on the key findings of our 2022 marketing surv…

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How to build a sustainability strategy

MPA

28th February 2022

According to a 2022 McKinsey report, “reaching net-zero emissions will require a transformation of the global economy”. So what does this mean practically, for business owners? How can they support the tran…

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OU research group seeks industry engagement

The Open University

25th February 2022

AstrobiologyOU is a multidisciplinary research group in The Open University that are working to understand how, and where, life might be found and to address the scientific and ethical challenges faced by astro…

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STC Members Webinars

Silverstone Technology Cluster

24th February 2022

Supported by Hexagon, would you be interested in hosting your very own Webinar in 2022? We started providing these in 2020 to address business needs which very quickly developed into powerful sessions for our …

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Membership at new high entering new year

Silverstone Technology Cluster

17th February 2022

The Silverstone Technology Cluster’s membership is at another all-time high with 150 businesses, industry organisations and individuals having joined the network by the start of 2022. STC CEO Pim van Baarsen…

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Valuable Insights and Advice at Supply Chain Event

Silverstone Technology Cluster

16th February 2022

The Silverstone Technology Cluster (STC), held Overcoming Supply Chain Challenges, their first Future Mobility Special Interest Group (SIG) event in 2022 at Silverstone Park on February 10th. The event was supp…

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Case Study with Aurubis UK – The Timelog App Solution

Glass Factory® Software

16th February 2022

Case Study with Aurubis UK We've loved working with Birmingham based Aurubis UK, in their journey to innovation 🦾 As well as Aurubis, we are proud to support the Manufacturing Industry: From streamlining t…

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Innovate with Amazon Web Services

Amazon Web Services (AWS)

15th February 2022

You may recall that at the Silverstone Technology Cluster Annual Conference last year, we announced a Digital Innovation Programme in partnership with Amazon Web Services (AWS) to commence in 2022. Back in Nov…

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Be the Business extends STC business growth partnership with support from Hexagon

Silverstone Technology Cluster

15th February 2022

Government backed business advice organisation Be the Business has renewed its partnership with the Silverstone Technology Cluster (STC) for a second year, offering members and other companies from the region f…

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All about…the Apprenticeship Levy

MPA

11th February 2022

There are a fair few financial incentives available to businesses interested in employing apprenticeships that can offset the costs of the apprentices ongoing training, including the well-used Apprenticeship Le…

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Take our Highway Code Quiz!

Woodfines Solicitors

11th February 2022

The Highway Code applies to England, Scotland and Wales and its aim is to “promote safety on the road, whilst also supporting a healthy, sustainable and efficient transport system.” It was first pub…

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Anicca Digital’s 15th anniversary – Celebrate with 15% off with us!*

Anicca Digital

9th February 2022

After celebrating our 15th Birthday last week, we wanted to continue the celebrations by giving you 15% Off Audits & Training! 🎉 We thought these would be a great way to either finish off any remaining …

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Anicca Digital FREE webinar – Using Facebook Lead Ads to grow Your Business – (Friday 11th February 2022 9:00am – 10:00am)

Anicca Digital

9th February 2022

Using Facebook Lead Ads to grow Your Business - (Friday 11th February 2022 9:00am - 10:00am) In this webinar, Jordan Munton will providing some background information on what necessitated the use of lead ads a…

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Importing & Exporting – Ask the experts

Grant Thornton UK

4th February 2022

Organiser: SEMLEP Growth Hub & Grant Thornton UK LLP Venue: Online, Zoom Date & Time: 22 Feb 2022 - 10:30 am-11:30 am Contact Email: samantha.hunter@semlep.com  As HMRC implement Full Border co…

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Free webinar focuses on maximising the value of people in engineering.

Sara Penrose

4th February 2022

The Institute of Chemical Engineers (IChemE) Tyneside group will be hosting a free webinar focusing on the maximising the value of people in complex engineering operations in order to have successful optimisati…

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Ten ways to improve your charitable giving in 2022

Longhurst

4th February 2022

Whether it is a New Year’s resolution, a determination to start 2022 demonstrating community spirit or a desire to maximise tax efficiency prior to the tax year-end in April, people often give more though…

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Access to Finance: Funding the Next Level

Silverstone Technology Cluster

2nd February 2022

The Silverstone Technology Cluster (STC), in partnership with British Business Bank, held their first Access to Finance:  Funding the Next Level Event on 27th January.    The funding landscape i…

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Anicca Digital Webinar: What’s new in marketing automation software? (Friday 4th February, 9:00-10:00am)

Anicca Digital

31st January 2022

What's new in marketing automation software? (Friday 4th February, 9:00-10:00am) To register, go to https://bit.ly/34axAOO About: Marketing Automation software (or MAS) is a new generation of cloud-based…

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Tools for Keyphrase Research & Content Ideation – (Friday 28th January 2022 9:00am -10:00am)

Anicca Digital

26th January 2022

Tools for Keyphrase Research & Content Ideation - (Friday 28th January 2022 9:00am -10:00am) To register, go to https://bit.ly/3ICWLbE About In this week's webinar Jordan Munton and Sarah Ross present "…

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Digital Branding & Creative content in 2022 – Key Trends and Best Practices

Anicca Digital

26th January 2022

Digital Branding & Creative content in 2022 - Key Trends and Best Practices To catch up on this webinar, go to https://bit.ly/3H5zQVQ AboutIn this week's webinar, Thom Shardlow presents "Digital Branding …

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How to improve the performance of your social media campaigns by tracking conversions & user engagement

Anicca Digital

26th January 2022

How to improve the performance of your social media campaigns by tracking conversions & user engagement (Friday 21st January 9:00-10:00am) To watch on demand, go to https://bit.ly/3r4bkz3 AboutIn thi…

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Take part in Anicca Digital’s Marketing survey – chance to win free agency day or vouchers!*

Anicca Digital

26th January 2022

There's still time to participate in Anicca Digital's #2022DigitalMarketingSurvey with a chance to win a day with our agency experts or £100 vouchers for either you or your chosen charity.* It will take …

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NO JAB, NO COMPANY SICK PAY

Howes Percival

26th January 2022

Recently several major companies, including IKEA, Ocado and Next, have introduced new policies relating to the levels of sick pay to be paid to staff that need to isolate due to COVID-19. The rules regard…

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STC’s Rob Lewis officially opens world class Catesby Tunnel R&D facility

Silverstone Technology Cluster

24th January 2022

STC member Dr Rob Lewis OBE’s Catesby Tunnel – a world-class, multi-million pound aerodynamic testing and vehicle development facility – has officially opened. The facility, near Daventry in …

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‘Access to Finance’ kick starts busy 2022 STC events calendar

Silverstone Technology Cluster

21st January 2022

The STC’s evolving ‘Access to Finance’ programme kick-starts the network’s busy calendar of business growth and specialist interest group events for 2022. The first of three ‘Access to Finance’ eve…

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Wills: Everything you need to know

EMW

18th January 2022

A Will is a legal document that ensures that your estate passes, in a tax efficient manner, to those you wish to benefit. This could include making gifts to family, friends, dependants or for charitable pu…

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Rohde & Schwarz Demystifying EMC2022 – On-Line Event – 25th Jan to 27th Jan

Rohde & Schwarz UK Limited

13th January 2022

Dear STC Members, If you have an interest in EMC, which I am sure you will do if you are involved in electronics, then I invite you to attend Rohde & Schwarz annual EMC event. Historically, this was always…

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Mike Hayward discusses smart motorways with Cambridge 105

Woodfines Solicitors

13th January 2022

Mike Hayward, Head of Woodfines' Transport team spoke to Cambridge 105 following the government's announcment to suspend the rollout of "all-lane" running smart motorways. Listen to what he had to say abou…

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7 New Year Resolutions That Could Improve Your Financial Wellbeing

Longhurst

10th January 2022

The start of a new year is the perfect time to review your finances. It can help you move towards your goals and feel more secure financially. Taking action to improve your financial wellbeing can support your…

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Navigating the Funding Landscape: A Strategic Approach – Tuesday 25th January, 10am

MPA

10th January 2022

Funding expert & STC member MPA has teamed up with global start-up funding network, Fundsquire, to bring you this webinar which will guide you on how to create and implement the best funding strategy for yo…

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Industrial partners invited to join a proposal for research on Digital Manufacturing

The Open University

7th January 2022

An academic in the Faculty of Business and Law at The Open University invites industrial partners to join a research proposal on Digital Manufacturing - "Leveraging the digital thread for integrated virtual and…

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New law grants Government the right to take action in technology firm investments

EMW

23rd December 2021

The new National Security and Investment Act regime (NSI), coming into force on 4 January 2022, allows the Government scrutiny of, and intervention in, business investments that trigger a risk to national secur…

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2021 – End of Year Letter

Longhurst

21st December 2021

Greetings from Longhurst HQ! As is now becoming a Longhurst custom, I wanted to take the opportunity to provide you all with an update on everything that’s happened to us, as a business, during a challen…

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ANICCA DIGITAL CONTINUES TO BUILD DIGITAL – SKILLS WITH NEW BOOTCAMP

Anicca Digital

20th December 2021

ANICCA DIGITAL CONTINUES TO BUILD DIGITAL SKILLS WITH NEW BOOTCAMP - FREE FUNDING AVAILABLE WITHIN THE EAST MIDLANDS* D2N2 Trainer Provider Accreditation supports funded 12-week course for quali…

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2021 Round Up Scoop 🍦

Glass Factory® Software

14th December 2021

It's the last Newsletter of the year and the biggest! In today's scoop we will look over the past year at HanaTech and refresh our minds at all of the awesome things that have happened... 2021 has been a whirl…

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Consortium trio secure place on central government legal panel

Howes Percival

10th December 2021

Sharpe Pritchard, Bevan Brittan and Howes Percival appointed by Crown Commercial Service An innovative consortium of three law firms has been appointed to a prestigious central government panel to provide lega…

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The Digital Skills Gaps & How To Fill It With Grant-Funded Training in the East Midlands (9:00am Fri 10th Dec)

Anicca Digital

9th December 2021

The Digital Skills Gaps & How To Fill It With Grant-Funded Training in the East Midlands (9:00am Fri 10th Dec) You can sign-up for our launch webinar on Friday 10th at 9:00amhttps://bit.ly/3EEf26L eventAbo…

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Deadline approaching for region’s SME businesses to obtain free specialist advice

Silverstone Technology Cluster

8th December 2021

Businesses are being urged to register for their own free Be the Business Advisory Board being offered by the Silverstone Technology Cluster (STC) before places run out this side of Christmas. In addition, bus…

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Sustainability Solutions Showcased at DSM SIG Event

Silverstone Technology Cluster

7th December 2021

The Silverstone Technology Cluster (STC) held their Design, Simulation and Metrology Special Interest Group Event, Simulated Sustainability at the Hexagon facility in the Silverstone Park Innovation Centre. Ho…

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New Model Adviser Top 100 Firm Award

Longhurst

3rd December 2021

We are delighted to announce that Longhurst has been named a ‘Top 100’ Financial Planning Firm by New Model Adviser. NMA uses independent external support, using AKG Consultants to verify their pro…

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Howes Percival wins Professional Services Award at the 2021 Northamptonshire Business Excellence Awards

Howes Percival

3rd December 2021

Howes Percival has won the Professional Services category at this year’s Northamptonshire Business Excellence Awards. Now in their fourth year, the annual awards celebrate hard working, talented and…

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“Brilliant”, “interesting”, “empowering” – business owners rave about BtB Advisory Boards

Silverstone Technology Cluster

3rd December 2021

Silverstone Technology Cluster members Marcus Trofimov and Tobias Knichel are encouraging more company owners to take advantage of Be the Business’s SME Advisory Boards programme after participating in th…

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Charpak part of MTC collaboration developing revolutionary vaccine vessel

Charpak part of MTC collaboration developing revolutionary vaccine vessel

3rd December 2021

Charpak has played an integral role in the research and development of a new vaccine tray that could revolutionise safe storage and transportation of refrigerated pharma goods worldwide and even to some of the …

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Case study: Be the Business Board gives STC Member Collins fresh approach to problem-solving

Silverstone Technology Cluster

2nd December 2021

Brothers Jilbruke and Jenner Collins are directors of Collins Limited, a vehicle development agency that they founded in 2015. They’ve been involved in vehicle engineering for motorsport for over 20 years…

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Bespoke tooling inventory software developed for ‘5S Lean’ workspaces

Silverstone Technology Cluster

2nd December 2021

Coplan has developed an innovative app that helps ‘5S Lean’ organisations significantly de-risk their processes by enabling them to digitally track the condition and location of their tools. The KI…

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Howes Percival Featured in The Times' Best 200 Law Firms 2022

Howes Percival

26th November 2021

Howes Percival has been named one of the top 200 law firms in England and Wales in The Times’ Best Law Firms 2022 list published on 4 November 2021. The list is based entirely on recommend…

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Howes Percival Joins Legal Sustainability Alliance

Howes Percival

26th November 2021

As part of its ongoing environmental strategy, Howes Percival has joined the Legal Sustainability Alliance (LSA). The LSA is the leading sustainability network for law firms and the UK legal sector. It is…

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Busting Additive Manufacturing Myths Showcases Power and Future Direction of AM

Silverstone Technology Cluster

25th November 2021

The Silverstone Technology Cluster (STC) held their first hybrid Digital and Advanced Manufacturing Special Interest Group Event at the Digital Manufacturing Centre (DMC), Silverstone Park. Hosted by Kieron Sa…

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30% Seasonal Savings / Code BFR30

Point Zero Zero One

25th November 2021

Genuine savings across the .001 performance and leisurewear ranges Unique designsPremium fabrics Save 30%Code BFR30 at checkoutEnds Dec 5Subject to availability https://pointzerozeroone.com Inspired by…

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 Made in Silverstone, Sold to the World.  Explore Export with Stéphane.

Silverstone Technology Cluster

25th November 2021

High Performance Technology Specialist at the Department for International Trade, Stéphane Lambotte, is holding a clinic on 9th December at Silverstone Innovation Centre from 10am till 4pm. Book a meeting slo…

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Case Studies – Malthouse Engineering Ltd.

Glass Factory® Software

24th November 2021

We’ve loved supporting our clients with their Digital Process Improvements 🦾💻 From streamlining their Customer Journey and maximising factory efficiencies, to optimising back office processes. We&r…

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Bucks Council reveals plans to convert vehicle fleet to electric

Silverstone Technology Cluster

23rd November 2021

STC Board member Buckinghamshire Council has announced it will be working to convert its vehicle fleet to zero emission, electric power in a unique partnership with vehicle restoration and electrification speci…

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Video: MPA Q&A with Innovate UK on Transport Vision 2050

MPA

19th November 2021

The MPA Innovate Lunch & Learn series brings our viewers bitesize thought leadership, opinions and discussion on key topics surrounding innovation and business. In our latest session, we were delighted t…

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“Phenomenal” feedback to VIP Lounge activity says Advanced Engineering Show

Silverstone Technology Cluster

18th November 2021

Organisers of the Advanced Engineering Show (AES) – the UK’s largest gathering of advanced engineering professionals – say they have been bowled over by feedback from business to the event&rsq…

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New business leads for members through STC’s presence at Advanced Engineering Show

Silverstone Technology Cluster

17th November 2021

Silverstone Technology Cluster members have raved about how the STC’s increased presence at 2021’s Advanced Engineering Show (AES) enabled them to network and generate potential new business leads. …

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STC offers new programmes for members

Silverstone Technology Cluster

16th November 2021

• STC unveils AWS Digital Innovation Programme to introduce local businesses to Amazon’s approach to innovation • STC also confirms ‘Access to Finance’ programme with British Busin…

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“Work with us to solve transport & climate challenges” STC Chair urges policy makers

Silverstone Technology Cluster

12th November 2021

Roz Bird has invited local and central government officials to tap into the Silverstone Technology Cluster (STC) membership’s expertise to help address infrastructure challenges, particularly in transport…

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Newly appointed Head of Engineering at JRM

JRM Group

11th November 2021

JRM are delighted to welcome Steve Barwick to the position of Head of Engineering.  Steve has more than 25 years of international experience having worked in chassis development at Bentley Motors, Rover G…

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Come and see Additive-X at Formnext 2021

11th November 2021

Members of the Additive-X team are jetting off to Frankfurt, Germany for the 16 to 19th November to attend Formnext 2021.   Formnext is a opportunity to explore the latest printers and material…

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Webinar: Utilising IP to achieve commercial goals

Reddie & Grose

10th November 2021

Reddie & Grose LLP are running an online webinar on 30 November which explores how business uses intellectual property to achieve commercial goals. They will look at the strategies and tactics used by diffe…

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Insuring Your Intellectual Property

Wentworth Alexander

8th November 2021

As intellectual property (IP) becomes a vital part of more firms’ assets, businesses must consider the additional exposures they face. While certain industries such as manufacturing, computer software and…

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Tech and opportunities highlighted at hybrid Wearable Technology SIG event

Silverstone Technology Cluster

28th October 2021

The Silverstone Technology Cluster (STC), with support from founding member Silverstone Park, held their first hybrid event for their Wearable Technology Special Interest Group; Opportunities in IoT and Wearabl…

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Beckhoff brings next-generation building automation to DMC

Digital Manufacturing Centre

27th October 2021

The Digital Manufacturing Centre (DMC) has partnered with Beckhoff Automation Limited to bring completely automated building control to the DMC’s state-of-the-art engineering and production facility at Si…

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

Silverstone Technology Cluster

25th October 2021

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

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PP Control Automation have joined the STC!

PP Control & Automation (PPC&A)

20th October 2021

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

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

Anicca Digital

20th October 2021

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

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Woodfines Transport Conference: Keeping the show on the road!

Woodfines Solicitors

20th October 2021

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

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

Digital Manufacturing Centre

18th October 2021

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

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

Howes Percival

6th October 2021

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

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Major tech names gather to engage with Silverstone Technology Cluster businesses

Silverstone Technology Cluster

6th October 2021

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

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HanaTech’s September Scoop: Award Winners! 🏆

Glass Factory® Software

27th September 2021

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

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

Silverstone Technology Cluster

20th September 2021

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

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Road to Zero Insights Shared at Future Mobility SIG Event

Silverstone Technology Cluster

17th September 2021

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

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

6th September 2021

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

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

Claytex Services

2nd September 2021

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

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Virtualising Durability – Claytex

Claytex Services

2nd September 2021

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

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ELECTRIFICATION – An automotive revolution is taking place

Claytex Services

2nd September 2021

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

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How do we prove that Autonomous Vehicles are safe?

Claytex Services

2nd September 2021

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

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

Glass Factory® Software

23rd August 2021

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

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

Silverstone Technology Cluster

19th August 2021

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

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SME National Award winners! Website of the Year

Longhurst

9th August 2021

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

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

Longhurst

9th August 2021

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

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Defence and Security Sectors Opened Up

Silverstone Technology Cluster

9th August 2021

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

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DMC officially launches ground-breaking new facility

Digital Manufacturing Centre

2nd August 2021

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

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Formlabs Tough 1500 Resin Certified for Skin Contact Safety

29th July 2021

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

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Case Studies – Alpha Finishing Ltd.

Glass Factory® Software

28th July 2021

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

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Additive-X is Taking Flight with Markforged

27th July 2021

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

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

Silverstone Technology Cluster

23rd July 2021

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

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Businesses quickly feeling benefits of BtB growth programmes

Silverstone Technology Cluster

23rd July 2021

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

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

Silverstone Technology Cluster

22nd July 2021

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

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International audience hears STC’s transfer technology case studies

Silverstone Technology Cluster

22nd July 2021

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

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Additive-X Virtual Tour Now Officially Open

22nd July 2021

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

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Apprentice roles begin after successful STC Kickstart bid

Silverstone Technology Cluster

20th July 2021

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

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

Silverstone Technology Cluster

19th July 2021

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

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

Silverstone Technology Cluster

19th July 2021

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

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New Tech and Valuable Advice at Wearable Tech SIG Event

Silverstone Technology Cluster

16th July 2021

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

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Another rise for STC membership in Q2

Silverstone Technology Cluster

15th July 2021

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

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Innovation at heart of newest STC members Inspiralia & Tecadec

Silverstone Technology Cluster

15th July 2021

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

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Symetri becomes a Unity Authorised Training Partner

Silverstone Technology Cluster

14th July 2021

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

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Innovate UK funding competitions

Innovate UK funding competitions

13th July 2021

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

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

Silverstone Technology Cluster

12th July 2021

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

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

12th July 2021

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

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Building on natural advantages in business

Howes Percival

12th July 2021

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

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How to win a share of 50 million grant funding.

8th July 2021

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

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

Silverstone Technology Cluster

6th July 2021

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

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No fault divorce – an update

Howes Percival

5th July 2021

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

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

5th July 2021

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

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Lawyers can help to save the planet

Woodfines Solicitors

2nd July 2021

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

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Case Study: STC introductions help DaniHar accelerate its business growth

Silverstone Technology Cluster

2nd July 2021

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

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

Silverstone Technology Cluster

1st July 2021

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

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Inside Silverstone Podcast – 7 lessons I learned producing 100 episodes

Longhurst

30th June 2021

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

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Longhurst win 2 x SME South Northants Awards!

Longhurst

30th June 2021

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

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

Silverstone Technology Cluster

28th June 2021

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

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Howes Percival appoints new senior Partner and Head of Commercial

Howes Percival

24th June 2021

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

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Andy Harris appointed Head of Corporate Law Team

Howes Percival

17th June 2021

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

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Spotlight on the Fire Safety Act 2021

Howes Percival

17th June 2021

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

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Game Changing Tech at Design, Simulation and Metrology SIG Event

Silverstone Technology Cluster

14th June 2021

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

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

14th June 2021

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

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

Silverstone Technology Cluster

14th June 2021

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

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

EMW

11th June 2021

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

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Local Northants MPs Reach Out To Tesla

Silverstone Technology Cluster

7th June 2021

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

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Weekly What'sup – A Virtual Headspace 🏭

Glass Factory® Software

7th June 2021

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

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Between a shock and a hard place

Howes Percival

7th June 2021

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

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Food for thought – your Intellectual Property is worth protecting

Howes Percival

1st June 2021

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

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

Howes Percival

26th May 2021

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

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Barriers Addressed at Future Mobility Event

Silverstone Technology Cluster

26th May 2021

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

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Howes Percival named in the Top 100 Best Companies list

Howes Percival

24th May 2021

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

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7 powerful investment lessons from Warren Buffett

Longhurst

24th May 2021

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

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Longhurst launch specialist divorce service

Longhurst

24th May 2021

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

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Upcoming UK Grant Funding Opportunities and How to Access Them

Upcoming UK Grant Funding Opportunities and How to Access Them

19th May 2021

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

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Cybersecurity Webinar on 25/05/2021 at 10am

Esdebe Consultancy

18th May 2021

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

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

Grant Thornton UK

18th May 2021

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

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Rapidly growing corporate law team adds two senior lawyers

Howes Percival

17th May 2021

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

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

Howes Percival

14th May 2021

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

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

Howes Percival

13th May 2021

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

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Life Saving and Future Tech at Wearable Technology SIG Event

Silverstone Technology Cluster

13th May 2021

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

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

Silverstone Technology Cluster

11th May 2021

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

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Three new Partners among nine senior promotions at Howes Percival

Howes Percival

11th May 2021

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

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Three new partners among nine senior promotions at Howes Percival

Howes Percival

11th May 2021

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

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

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

28th April 2021

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

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India COVID situation – help needed

Grant Thornton UK

26th April 2021

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

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

Glass Factory® Software

23rd April 2021

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

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

Silverstone Technology Cluster

23rd April 2021

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

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The right to work from home

Howes Percival

23rd April 2021

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

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Decree Absolute – is that the end?

Howes Percival

20th April 2021

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

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3 Women in Manufacturing and their success – Midlands Edition

Glass Factory® Software

16th April 2021

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

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

Howes Percival

15th April 2021

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

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

Howes Percival

14th April 2021

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

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Howes Percival announces new diversity leadership team

Howes Percival

13th April 2021

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

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GT23 – In pursuit of engineering perfection

JRM Group

7th April 2021

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

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Howes Percival advises Eurokey Recycling on sale to Reconomy

Howes Percival

31st March 2021

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

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Howes Percival ranked among Top 10 Planning Law Firms in UK

Howes Percival

31st March 2021

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

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A Roadmap To Recovery?

Howes Percival

31st March 2021

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

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

29th March 2021

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

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

Silverstone Technology Cluster

25th March 2021

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

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Powerful Conversations on Gender Equality at Next Steps event

Silverstone Technology Cluster

25th March 2021

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

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

Oskie Films

24th March 2021

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

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Tax Day – Don’t believe the hype!

Longhurst

23rd March 2021

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

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Winner! ‘Best Client Engagement’ award for the UK

Longhurst

18th March 2021

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

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

CSR Accreditation

17th March 2021

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

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IW Capital invests in Olive Jar Digital

EMW

17th March 2021

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

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Powerful Insights at Brexit Focussed Event

Silverstone Technology Cluster

16th March 2021

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

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Stand back, Plan ahead, Take the Big decisions

Silverstone Technology Cluster

15th March 2021

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

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

Silverstone Technology Cluster

12th March 2021

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

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

CSR Accreditation

11th March 2021

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

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Knowledgeable IWD event promotes industry-wide inclusivity

Silverstone Technology Cluster

10th March 2021

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

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

Silverstone Technology Cluster

9th March 2021

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

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

Silverstone Technology Cluster

8th March 2021

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

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ACES renamed Future Mobility

Silverstone Technology Cluster

8th March 2021

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

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Helping save lives to bringing products alive

Silverstone Technology Cluster

4th March 2021

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

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

CSR Accreditation

3rd March 2021

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

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YOUR 2021 BUDGET SUMMARY

Longhurst

3rd March 2021

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

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

Silverstone Technology Cluster

2nd March 2021

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

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STC skills pool attracts built environment solutions specialist

Silverstone Technology Cluster

2nd March 2021

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

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China Automotive: shaping Global demand; shaped by Chinese policy

China Automotive: shaping Global demand; shaped by Chinese policy

1st March 2021

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

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State of Play: Batteries Event Showcases Capabilities and Technology

Silverstone Technology Cluster

26th February 2021

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

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

CSR Accreditation

25th February 2021

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

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

Silverstone Technology Cluster

24th February 2021

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

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

Silverstone Technology Cluster

19th February 2021

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

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Claytex wins DfT funding for autonomous airport vehicle simulation project

Silverstone Technology Cluster

18th February 2021

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

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“Huge shift” in employer uptake of social responsibility credentials

Silverstone Technology Cluster

18th February 2021

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

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Software & 3D printing specialisms of newer STC members

Silverstone Technology Cluster

17th February 2021

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

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Trading with Europe: Business to Business

Grant Thornton UK

12th February 2021

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

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Trading with Europe: Business to Consumer

Grant Thornton UK

12th February 2021

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

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Sexual harassment in the (virtual) workplace

Woodfines Solicitors

9th February 2021

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

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Longhurst awarded ISO 22222 accreditation

Longhurst

9th February 2021

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

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Apprenticeship boost for members as government approves STC Kickstart bid

Silverstone Technology Cluster

4th February 2021

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

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

Silverstone Technology Cluster

2nd February 2021

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

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

Howes Percival

2nd February 2021

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

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STC member Delta signs acquisition agreement with Cosworth

Silverstone Technology Cluster

2nd February 2021

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

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

CSR Accreditation

27th January 2021

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

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Protecting your business from divorce

Howes Percival

27th January 2021

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

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Government Consultation: Reforming non-compete restrictive covenants

Howes Percival

21st January 2021

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

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

Silverstone Technology Cluster

21st January 2021

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

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EU Exit Deal: Implications & actions

Grant Thornton UK

20th January 2021

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

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Support in the workplace for survivors of domestic violence

Howes Percival

18th January 2021

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

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Top tips for a cost effective divorce

Howes Percival

14th January 2021

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

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MyLonghurst App Goes Live!

Longhurst

14th January 2021

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

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Property Development Finance in 2021- What to expect

Howes Percival

13th January 2021

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

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Can I make my staff have the COVID vaccine?

Woodfines Solicitors

13th January 2021

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

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

Howes Percival

11th January 2021

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

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

Howes Percival

7th January 2021

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

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What directors need to consider following lockdown 3.0

Howes Percival

7th January 2021

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

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Cyber Health Check

Hexegic

6th January 2021

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

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Key Tech Adoption Trends for 2021

Key Tech Adoption Trends for 2021

6th January 2021

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

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

CSR Accreditation

5th January 2021

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

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#100 Chris Broome – Longhurst

Inside Silverstone Podcast

23rd December 2020

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

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

Silverstone Technology Cluster

22nd December 2020

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

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

Inside Silverstone Podcast

21st December 2020

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

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Employment law 2021: What to expect

Howes Percival

21st December 2020

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

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#98 #CovidCatchUp – Cristiana Pace – Enovation Consulting

Inside Silverstone Podcast

18th December 2020

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

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#97 #CovidCatchUp – Sally Reynolds – The Silverstone Experience

Inside Silverstone Podcast

17th December 2020

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

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

Howes Percival

17th December 2020

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

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

Howes Percival

17th December 2020

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

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2021 – The Year for Recovery, the Year for Construction

Howes Percival

16th December 2020

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

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

Inside Silverstone Podcast

15th December 2020

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

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

Inside Silverstone Podcast

11th December 2020

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

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#94 #CovidCatchUp – Jenner Collins – Collins Limited

Inside Silverstone Podcast

10th December 2020

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

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

Silverstone Technology Cluster

10th December 2020

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

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

Silverstone Technology Cluster

9th December 2020

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

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#93 #CovidCatchUp – Damian Sodel – NN1 Personnel

Inside Silverstone Podcast

8th December 2020

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

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

Silverstone Technology Cluster

4th December 2020

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

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#92 #CovidCatchUp – Ben Peters – Roadwise

Inside Silverstone Podcast

3rd December 2020

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

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Introducing ‘Enterprise™’ – our new workplace service

Longhurst

3rd December 2020

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

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Inquest and care providers: The case for legal representation

Howes Percival

2nd December 2020

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

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3 options for gifting money to children this Christmas

Longhurst

1st December 2020

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

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#91 #CovidCatchUp – Sam Hudson – BAMD

Inside Silverstone Podcast

1st December 2020

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

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ACAS early conciliation to be a standard 6 week period

Howes Percival

1st December 2020

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

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How does Brexit affect your IP rights?

30th November 2020

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

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Find Out How Octelas Business Reporting Software Can Work For You

Find Out How Octelas Business Reporting Software Can Work For You

30th November 2020

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

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#90 #CovidCatchUp – Hannah Brady – The Brady Creative

Inside Silverstone Podcast

27th November 2020

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

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

CSR Accreditation

27th November 2020

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

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Workshop: The Sweetspot by Petra Coach Europe

EMW

26th November 2020

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

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

Silverstone Technology Cluster

26th November 2020

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

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

Inside Silverstone Podcast

24th November 2020

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

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

Howes Percival

24th November 2020

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

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Become a Social Responsibility enabler for your organisation

CSR Accreditation

23rd November 2020

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

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

CSR Accreditation

23rd November 2020

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

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Hexegic – Ransomware: How to be on your guard

Hexegic

20th November 2020

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

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STC membership now past 120 mark

Silverstone Technology Cluster

19th November 2020

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

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

Silverstone Technology Cluster

19th November 2020

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

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

Silverstone Technology Cluster

17th November 2020

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

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Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme – updated guidance and new Treasury Direction

Howes Percival

17th November 2020

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

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

Silverstone Technology Cluster

17th November 2020

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

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

Inside Silverstone Podcast

17th November 2020

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

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VIDEO: STC members’ honest accounts of growing a business

Silverstone Technology Cluster

16th November 2020

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

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Knowledge Transfer Voucher – The Open University

The Open University

12th November 2020

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

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Future Tech the focus at ACES Special Interest Group Event

Silverstone Technology Cluster

11th November 2020

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

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Calls for Stamp Duty Holiday extension intensify

Woodfines Solicitors

11th November 2020

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

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#87 #CovidCatchUp – Roz Bird – Silverstone Park

Inside Silverstone Podcast

10th November 2020

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

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

Howes Percival

10th November 2020

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

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Howes Percival featured in The Times’ Best Law Firms

Howes Percival

10th November 2020

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

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Howes Percival helps fintech entrepreneur complete sale

Howes Percival

10th November 2020

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

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A guide to Industry 4.0 – Getting Underneath the Jargon

Total Control Pro

4th November 2020

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

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Introducing the #LonghurstStig

Longhurst

3rd November 2020

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

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

Inside Silverstone Podcast

3rd November 2020

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

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Corporate insolvencies on the rise worldwide

Woodfines Solicitors

29th October 2020

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

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Can employers make contact tracing apps obligatory?

Woodfines Solicitors

29th October 2020

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

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#85 #CovidCatchUp – John Lashley – Brooklyn Brownie Co

Inside Silverstone Podcast

29th October 2020

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

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#84 #CovidCatchUp – Thomas Cliffe – TRACK

Inside Silverstone Podcast

27th October 2020

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

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

Longhurst

27th October 2020

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

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Counting down to STC’s 2020 Annual Conference

Silverstone Technology Cluster

26th October 2020

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

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Increased support under the Job Support Scheme

Howes Percival

23rd October 2020

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

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Selling your products online: Don’t get caught out

Howes Percival

23rd October 2020

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

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Howes Percival recognised in East Midlands Dealmakers Awards

Howes Percival

21st October 2020

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

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

Howes Percival

21st October 2020

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

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

Inside Silverstone Podcast

20th October 2020

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

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

Woodfines Solicitors

20th October 2020

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

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Innovate UK SMART Grant Project Electric Drive-System

Cyclopic

15th October 2020

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

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

Howes Percival

13th October 2020

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

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

Howes Percival

13th October 2020

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

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Extension of Job Support Scheme

Howes Percival

13th October 2020

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

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Lockdown: ‘driving’ people to drink?

Woodfines Solicitors

13th October 2020

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

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#82 #CovidCatchUp – Marcus Trofimov – Silverstone Composites

Inside Silverstone Podcast

13th October 2020

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

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

Inside Silverstone Podcast

8th October 2020

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

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

Silverstone Technology Cluster

8th October 2020

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

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WEBINAR | Gatwick Airport: A view from the inside

EMW

8th October 2020

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

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Further details on the £1,000 Job Retention Bonus

Howes Percival

6th October 2020

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

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#79 # CovidCatchUp – Julie Stewart – TD Group

Inside Silverstone Podcast

30th September 2020

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

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#80 #CovidCatchUp – Darren Sharp – Stafford Sharp Associates

Inside Silverstone Podcast

30th September 2020

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

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More Award Nominations!

Longhurst

29th September 2020

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

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

Silverstone Technology Cluster

29th September 2020

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

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Roundtable sessions bringing STC members and local MPs together

Silverstone Technology Cluster

29th September 2020

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

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

Inside Silverstone Podcast

25th September 2020

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

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Six new trainee solicitors join Howes Percival

Howes Percival

24th September 2020

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

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Government changes affect service and hospitality sectors

Howes Percival

24th September 2020

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

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The Successor to Furlough – The Job Support Scheme

Howes Percival

24th September 2020

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

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Using your assets to create flexibility with a final salary pension

Longhurst

23rd September 2020

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

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#77 #CovidCatchUp – Colin McGrory – Sandwell

Inside Silverstone Podcast

23rd September 2020

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

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Tighter Restrictions, Track and Trace

Howes Percival

23rd September 2020

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

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STC partners with The Financial Times in The Global Boardroom

Silverstone Technology Cluster

22nd September 2020

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

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#76 #CovidCatchUp – Oliver Waters – Orbit

Inside Silverstone Podcast

18th September 2020

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

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VAT & Customs After Brexit – Are You Ready?

Grant Thornton UK

17th September 2020

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

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Pensions, Employment and Divorce – Achieving Equality

Howes Percival

17th September 2020

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

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Blaser Mills Law client wins case against Banksy

Blaser Mills Law

17th September 2020

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

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

Inside Silverstone Podcast

15th September 2020

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

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Kickstart Scheme – fully funded work placements

Silverstone Technology Cluster

11th September 2020

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

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Coronavirus legislation and its impact on commercial landlord

Woodfines Solicitors

11th September 2020

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

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#74 #CovidCatchUp – Debra Charles – Novacroft

Inside Silverstone Podcast

9th September 2020

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

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#73 #CovidCatchUp – Alan Rallings – Cyclopic

Inside Silverstone Podcast

8th September 2020

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

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New STC Board Appointment

Silverstone Technology Cluster

7th September 2020

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

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

Silverstone Technology Cluster

4th September 2020

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

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

CSR Accreditation

3rd September 2020

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

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#72 #CovidCatchUp – Steven McCarthy – Markart Addititve

Inside Silverstone Podcast

2nd September 2020

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

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#71 #CovidCatchUp – Niall Johanson – Charpak Limited

Inside Silverstone Podcast

27th August 2020

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

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#70 #CovidCatchUp – Arno van Rooyen – Velocity IT

Inside Silverstone Podcast

25th August 2020

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

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Workshop: Rockefeller Habits Checklist

EMW

24th August 2020

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

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

Longhurst

24th August 2020

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

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#69 #COVIDCatchUp – Dominic Hopkins – Hewitsons

Inside Silverstone Podcast

20th August 2020

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

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Have you looked at your purchasing terms recently?

Howes Percival

20th August 2020

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

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Succession Strategies

EMW

20th August 2020

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

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#68 #CovidCatchUp – Dolores Sanders – Total Control Pro

Inside Silverstone Podcast

18th August 2020

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

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5 Tips for getting children ready to go back to school

Longhurst

18th August 2020

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

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Furloughed Employees Should Receive Full Redundancy Payments and Notice Pay

Howes Percival

17th August 2020

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

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

Woodfines Solicitors

14th August 2020

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

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#67 #CovidCatchUp – Pim van Baarsen – STC

Inside Silverstone Podcast

13th August 2020

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

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#CovidCatchUp #66 Simon Dowson – Delta Motorsport

Inside Silverstone Podcast

11th August 2020

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

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Social Responsibility Training in September 15% for STC Members

CSR Accreditation

11th August 2020

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

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

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

9th August 2020

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

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

Milton Keynes College

6th August 2020

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

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#65 #CovidCatchUp Ella Barrington – Ella Barrington & Associates

Inside Silverstone Podcast

5th August 2020

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

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Do you apply protective coatings to components?

Do you apply protective coatings to components?

3rd August 2020

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

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Do you need to measure micro gears?

Do you need to measure micro gears?

3rd August 2020

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

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Planning for a 100-year life

Longhurst

30th July 2020

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

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

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

29th July 2020

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

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FREE WEBINAR: CONNECTIVITY – THE AUTONOMOUS CAR ERA

ST Engineering Antycip

28th July 2020

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

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

Woodfines Solicitors

28th July 2020

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

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Dear Tristan, A few lines from your future.

Dear Tristan, A few lines from your future.

26th July 2020

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

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Navigating your way out of lockdown

Howes Percival

21st July 2020

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

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

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

19th July 2020

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

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Use of Optical Metrology in Medical Technology

Use of Optical Metrology in Medical Technology

15th July 2020

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

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

Eatron Technologies

15th July 2020

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

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Measurement of wear and topography on a medical implant

Measurement of wear and topography on a medical implant

13th July 2020

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

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

Silverstone Technology Cluster

10th July 2020

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

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APPLICATION NOTE: Alignment and Measurement of Features on IR Detectors

APPLICATION NOTE: Alignment and Measurement of Features on IR Detectors

9th July 2020

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

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Recording of Optical Metrology Webinar now available

Recording of Optical Metrology Webinar now available

9th July 2020

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

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CSR Training Course now available online as six one hour modules

CSR Accreditation

9th July 2020

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

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APPLICATION NOTE; Precision Screw Measurement

APPLICATION NOTE; Precision Screw Measurement

8th July 2020

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

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

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

8th July 2020

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

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Returning to the workplace

Woodfines Solicitors

8th July 2020

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

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Barclays launches Back to Business toolkit for UK SMEs

Barclays Bank

6th July 2020

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

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

CSR Accreditation

6th July 2020

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

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

Silverstone Technology Cluster

3rd July 2020

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

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Happy 2nd Birthday to Us!

Longhurst

2nd July 2020

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

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