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Composites UK latest industry body to become STC member

Silverstone Technology Cluster

3rd June 2020

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

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Here to help your business

Woodfines Solicitors

2nd June 2020

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

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

Silverstone Technology Cluster

2nd June 2020

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

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

CSR Accreditation

1st June 2020

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

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

EMW

1st June 2020

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

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Workplace Safety – Social Distancing Solutions

XG Group | Experts in Graphics

1st June 2020

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

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

Inside Silverstone Podcast

27th May 2020

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

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#63 Chris Murdoch – Voyse.io

Inside Silverstone Podcast

22nd May 2020

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

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Time to tidy your pension drawer?

Longhurst Limited

22nd May 2020

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

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HR and CSR and the business new landscape

CSR Accreditation

22nd May 2020

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

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

identifi Group

21st May 2020

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

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

CSR Accreditation

21st May 2020

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

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MK College apprentice helping colleagues stay in touch

Milton Keynes College

20th May 2020

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

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#61 Student to Digital Entrepreneur – University of Northampton

Inside Silverstone Podcast

19th May 2020

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

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

Inside Silverstone Podcast

19th May 2020

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

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Policing the Pandemic

Woodfines Solicitors

19th May 2020

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

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Social Distance Monitoring

Level Five Supplies

19th May 2020

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

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Countering COVID19 with technology

Level Five Supplies

19th May 2020

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

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Volumetric Video ‘Solved’

Level Five Supplies

19th May 2020

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

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Why Background Screening is crucial in Remote Hiring

identifi Group

18th May 2020

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

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Penetration testing – Are you ready?

CYSIAM Limited

18th May 2020

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

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IS YOUR BUSINESS “COVID SECURE”?

Howes Percival LLP

18th May 2020

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

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Preliminary Line-Up Announced for SpaceAM

Fluency Marketing

15th May 2020

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

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#60 Ian Cook – PopBangColour

Inside Silverstone Podcast

12th May 2020

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

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Feeling Covid-secure in the workplace?

Woodfines Solicitors

12th May 2020

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

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How to give during COVID19

Longhurst Limited

7th May 2020

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

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#59 Steve Walsh – Jump Media Group

Inside Silverstone Podcast

7th May 2020

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

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2020 employment law changes: What you need to do

identifi Group

7th May 2020

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

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The next CSR Accreditation Deadline is 30th June

CSR Accreditation

7th May 2020

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

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Silverstone Technology Cluster Supports MotorsportAM

Fluency Marketing

6th May 2020

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

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Government announces Future Fund for innovative businesses

EMW

6th May 2020

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

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TOMORROW’S JOURNEY TECH SUPPORTING KARSHARE SCHEME FOR KEY WORKERS

Tomorrow’s Journey

6th May 2020

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

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European Space Agency Confirmed for SpaceAM

Fluency Marketing

6th May 2020

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

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Covid-19: Restrictions on movement

Woodfines Solicitors

5th May 2020

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

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#58 Harrison Goode – Edge Tech Headhunters

Inside Silverstone Podcast

5th May 2020

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

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

room44 Ltd

4th May 2020

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

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#57 Richard Collins – CSR Accreditation

Inside Silverstone Podcast

1st May 2020

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

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

Longhurst Limited

29th April 2020

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

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SPECIAL OFFER FOC FROM iLLUMINIS

Illuminis Insight Software

29th April 2020

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

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iLLUMINIS FINALISTS IN 2020 NATIONAL TECHNOLOGY AWARDS

Illuminis Insight Software

29th April 2020

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

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illuminis Software Solutions Chosen by IPE Global

Illuminis Insight Software

29th April 2020

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

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#56 Caroline Robertson – ActifHR

Inside Silverstone Podcast

27th April 2020

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

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An Army for Good – Giving your furloughed time purpose

CSR Accreditation

24th April 2020

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

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

CSR Accreditation

24th April 2020

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

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Specified Adult Childcare Credits

Longhurst Limited

22nd April 2020

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

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Silverstone Technology Cluster business network in large scale PPE response

Silverstone Technology Cluster

21st April 2020

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

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

Woodfines Solicitors

21st April 2020

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

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#55 Dan Roberts – Cottons Chartered Accountants

Inside Silverstone Podcast

20th April 2020

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

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ICO Mega Fines: Why The Delay With BA?

EMW

20th April 2020

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

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

Cyclopic Ltd

20th April 2020

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

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Nothing changes by looking at it.

room44 Ltd

18th April 2020

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

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Woodfines Podcasts – Covid-19 updates

Woodfines Solicitors

16th April 2020

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

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GoodFabs helps Stoke Mandeville hospital get its COVID 19 ventilators working

Good Fabrications (GoodFabs)

15th April 2020

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

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

Silverstone Technology Cluster

14th April 2020

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

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

Inside Silverstone Podcast

13th April 2020

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

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Will Signing in lockdown

EMW

9th April 2020

Covid-19 has caused our personal and professional lives to change suddenly, almost beyond recognition. With the country adhering to the Government’s social distancing measures, our private client team has…

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Electronic Signatures

EMW

8th April 2020

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

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Leading through COVID-19 webinar series

Grant Thornton UK LLP

8th April 2020

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

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

EMW

7th April 2020

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

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What does ‘social isolation’ mean?

room44 Ltd

5th April 2020

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

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

Longhurst Limited

3rd April 2020

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

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The Power of the Herd

Longhurst Limited

3rd April 2020

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

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

Bruker alicona Metrology Solutions

3rd April 2020

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

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STC Community Connects during Crisis

Silverstone Technology Cluster

3rd April 2020

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

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Precise Geometry Measurement in Press Fit Technology

Bruker alicona Metrology Solutions

2nd April 2020

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

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Coronavirus: signing on the dotted line from home

Blaser Mills Law

1st April 2020

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

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

Silverstone Technology Cluster

1st April 2020

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

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

room44 Ltd

1st April 2020

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

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Contracts and Coronavirus – What are your rights?

Howes Percival LLP

31st March 2020

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

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

Howes Percival LLP

31st March 2020

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

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

Howes Percival LLP

31st March 2020

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

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

Howes Percival LLP

31st March 2020

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

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Claim your R&D Grant Now!

CED Accountancy Services Ltd

30th March 2020

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

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Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme and Furloughed Workers

Howes Percival LLP

30th March 2020

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

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Self-Employed Income Support Scheme

Blaser Mills Law

30th March 2020

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

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Covid-19 : Commercial Landlord and Tenant

Woodfines Solicitors

26th March 2020

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

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Coronavirus Job protection Scheme

Blaser Mills Law

25th March 2020

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

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

Blaser Mills Law

25th March 2020

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

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THE CORONAVIRUS BUSINESS INTERRUPTION LOAN SCHEME (CBILS)

Blaser Mills Law

25th March 2020

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

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Coronavirus FAQ for businesses

Blaser Mills Law

25th March 2020

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

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New SME Virtual Pub Launched!

Longhurst Limited

23rd March 2020

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

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

Silverstone Technology Cluster

20th March 2020

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

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Hexegic – Covid 19 Remote Working Advice

Hexegic

20th March 2020

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

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Covid19 – a Force Majeure?

Woodfines Solicitors

20th March 2020

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

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

room44 Ltd

20th March 2020

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

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UK Space sector look to Silverstone Technology Cluster for future solutions

Silverstone Technology Cluster

19th March 2020

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

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

Blaser Mills Law

19th March 2020

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

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Longhurst nominated for the professions premier awards

Longhurst Limited

19th March 2020

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

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STC Ventures Into Space

Silverstone Technology Cluster

16th March 2020

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

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Urgent Appeal for Ventilator Production – can you help?

Silverstone Technology Cluster

16th March 2020

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

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

Silverstone Technology Cluster

14th March 2020

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

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

LDC

13th March 2020

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

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Solid Solutions secures significant investment from LDC to accelerate growth strategy

LDC

13th March 2020

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

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AI & Machine Learning focus for fifth special interest group

Silverstone Technology Cluster

13th March 2020

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

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You don’t need to worry about emerging trends…

room44 Ltd

12th March 2020

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

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

Silverstone Technology Cluster

11th March 2020

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

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Plenty of thought leadership with STC’s latest members

Silverstone Technology Cluster

11th March 2020

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

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#53 – Mastermind Sessions #6 – Women in Motorsport

Inside Silverstone Podcast

8th March 2020

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

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

China and Emerging Economies Centre – University of Northampton

8th March 2020

  The guest speaker Stephen Perry is Chairman of the 48 Group and has been working on China for more than 40 years. He has influenced generations of senior executives and national policy makers in their u…

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F1 Fan Survey

Point Zero Zero One Limited

5th March 2020

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

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Silverstone Technology Cluster launches Gender Equality & Diversity Committee

Silverstone Technology Cluster

5th March 2020

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

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#52 – Mastermind Sessions #5 – Women in Engineering

Inside Silverstone Podcast

5th March 2020

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

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Cluster Showcases Digital & Advanced Manufacturing Technology

Silverstone Technology Cluster

5th March 2020

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

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The Power of LinkedIn – Our Next Seminar

CED Accountancy Services Ltd

4th March 2020

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

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room44 diversifies into eBikes – announcement

room44 Ltd

2nd March 2020

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

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

Blaser Mills Law

2nd March 2020

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

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#51 Mastermind Sessions #4 – Women in Technology

Inside Silverstone Podcast

2nd March 2020

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

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

Silverstone Technology Cluster

28th February 2020

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

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Silverstone Technology Cluster Annual Conference confirmed for 21 May

Silverstone Technology Cluster

27th February 2020

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

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Developing the Next Generation of Smart Connected Products

Altair Engineering

26th February 2020

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

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FULL EDITION OF BRUKER ALICONA METROLOGY NEWS NOW AVAILABLE

Bruker alicona Metrology Solutions

24th February 2020

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

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How would you perform measurement on these complex parts?

Bruker alicona Metrology Solutions

21st February 2020

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

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Inside Silverstone podcast reaches 50 interviews!

Silverstone Technology Cluster

21st February 2020

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

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

Howes Percival LLP

20th February 2020

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

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Are your contracts disaster-proof?

Howes Percival LLP

20th February 2020

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

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Metrology Solutions from Bruker Alicona

Bruker alicona Metrology Solutions

20th February 2020

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

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VouchedFor Top Rated Adviser & Advice Firm 2020

Longhurst Limited

12th February 2020

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

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Exploring how to Do Business in China

Silverstone Technology Cluster

12th February 2020

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

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DIY Investor? Be warned …

Longhurst Limited

10th February 2020

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

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

room44 Ltd

7th February 2020

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

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

Claytex Services

3rd February 2020

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

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Future of EVs Examined at ACES SIG Event

Silverstone Technology Cluster

2nd February 2020

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

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Changes to Entrepreneurs’ Relief

EMW

29th January 2020

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

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New Banking and Finance Partner for Howes Percival

Howes Percival LLP

28th January 2020

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

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

room44 Ltd

27th January 2020

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

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#50 Tim Maccabee – Ducati UK

Inside Silverstone Podcast

22nd January 2020

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

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Scale up for success drop in clinic

Hillier Hopkins

21st January 2020

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

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Breakthrough Breakfast

Hillier Hopkins

21st January 2020

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

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#49 Matthew Haskins – Lotus Silverstone

Inside Silverstone Podcast

15th January 2020

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

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Stopping Scammers in their Tracks

Longhurst Limited

15th January 2020

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

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#48 Robert Cain – Blaser Mills

Inside Silverstone Podcast

8th January 2020

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

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

Silverstone Technology Cluster

6th January 2020

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

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

room44 Ltd

6th January 2020

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

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Employment Law 2020: What to Expect

Howes Percival LLP

2nd January 2020

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

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Make UK National Annual Conference 2020 – member offer

Silverstone Technology Cluster

19th December 2019

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

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#47 Jon Hilton – MD Lunaz Design & STC Ambassador

Inside Silverstone Podcast

18th December 2019

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

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Work Experience – In Kyle’s Words

Longhurst Limited

18th December 2019

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

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14 Steps to Lifetime Investor Success

Longhurst Limited

17th December 2019

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

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

Silverstone Technology Cluster

17th December 2019

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

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

Silverstone Technology Cluster

13th December 2019

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

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

room44 Ltd

13th December 2019

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

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

K W Special Projects Limited

12th December 2019

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

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#46 Digital Northampton

Inside Silverstone Podcast

11th December 2019

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

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STC membership continues to rise into 2020

Silverstone Technology Cluster

10th December 2019

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

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Should you grow or scale?

room44 Ltd

9th December 2019

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

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Cybersecurity is there a skills gap?

identifi Group

6th December 2019

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

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

Silverstone Technology Cluster

4th December 2019

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

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

Inside Silverstone Podcast

4th December 2019

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

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Innovation Zone a hit with STC member businesses at AES 2019

Silverstone Technology Cluster

2nd December 2019

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

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Coping with rising school fees

Longhurst Limited

2nd December 2019

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

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Chinese market the focus at special STC event in February

Silverstone Technology Cluster

29th November 2019

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

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#44 Richard Wiggins – Founder Pixel Creation

Inside Silverstone Podcast

27th November 2019

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

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The Case for Cyber Risk Management

Hexegic

27th November 2019

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

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Open meeting for new AI & Machine Learning Special Interest Group

Silverstone Technology Cluster

21st November 2019

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

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Praise for Silverstone Technology Cluster after Advanced Engineering Show success

Silverstone Technology Cluster

19th November 2019

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

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#43 Richard White – CEO Incentivesmart

Inside Silverstone Podcast

19th November 2019

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

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#42 Ray Meadham – CEO Multiview Media

Inside Silverstone Podcast

13th November 2019

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

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

room44 Ltd

12th November 2019

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

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TotalSim opens ‘Olympic standard’ Sports Engineering Hub

Silverstone Technology Cluster

11th November 2019

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

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Business awards for STC members Silverstone Park & Longhurst

Silverstone Technology Cluster

8th November 2019

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

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5 Tips to Decrease Risk in your Investment Portfolio

Longhurst Limited

7th November 2019

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

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

Inside Silverstone Podcast

6th November 2019

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

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

Silverstone Technology Cluster

6th November 2019

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

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Silverstone Park Promoted within the Financial Planning Space

Longhurst Limited

31st October 2019

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

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Hallelujah for the lifecycle!

room44 Ltd

29th October 2019

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

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

room44 Ltd

16th October 2019

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

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ACES Infrastructure – Challenges, realities and possibilities

Silverstone Technology Cluster

16th October 2019

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

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All you need is Love

Longhurst Limited

11th October 2019

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

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5 Key Considerations When Printing Direct-to-Shape

Global Inkjet Systems Limited

9th October 2019

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

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Increased presence for STC’s members at Advanced Engineering Show  

Silverstone Technology Cluster

8th October 2019

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

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Data kills innovation.

room44 Ltd

8th October 2019

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

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The Benefits of Self Build Modular Displays

The Benefits of Self Build Modular Displays

7th October 2019

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

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16 October – Open planning meeting for new Wearable Technology Group

Silverstone Technology Cluster

3rd October 2019

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

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First DSM SIG Event Sparks Great Debate

Silverstone Technology Cluster

2nd October 2019

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

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Cyber Resilience

Hexegic

1st October 2019

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

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We’re 50!

Dolleymores

30th September 2019

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

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SME SOUTH NORTHAMPTONSHIRE AWARD WINNERS!

Longhurst Limited

27th September 2019

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

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Don’t React to the Markets

Longhurst Limited

26th September 2019

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

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Precrastination. Loading the front end of the creative process.

room44 Ltd

19th September 2019

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

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ANDREW MILLER AND GRAHAM PREW BOOST JRM STAFF PROFILE

JRM Group

13th September 2019

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

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Inside Silverstone Podcast: Mastermind Session on The Future of Mobility

Silverstone Technology Cluster

12th September 2019

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

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Inject Innovation into Electric Vehicles by Maximising the Potential of Simulation

Altair Engineering

12th September 2019

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

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From visual tool control to electronics & cyber security!

Silverstone Technology Cluster

10th September 2019

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

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Commercial meetings with Indian & Chinese delegations for STC businesses

Silverstone Technology Cluster

10th September 2019

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

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“100 membership reveals demand for STC”

Silverstone Technology Cluster

4th September 2019

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

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Measure your business in dogs.

room44 Ltd

30th August 2019

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

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Video review of ACES event – The Future Ecosystem

Silverstone Technology Cluster

30th August 2019

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

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

room44 Ltd

28th August 2019

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

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Buy commercial property with your pension pot!

Buy commercial property with your pension pot!

28th August 2019

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

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Meet the Board: David Brown

Silverstone Technology Cluster

27th August 2019

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

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STC members shortlisted for business awards

Silverstone Technology Cluster

23rd August 2019

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

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

Inside Silverstone Podcast

21st August 2019

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

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Silverstone Sports Engineering Hub Open Day Event

TotalSim Ltd

21st August 2019

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

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

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

21st August 2019

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

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MATLAB integration into Industrial Automation PLC platforms.

Beckhoff Automation Ltd

19th August 2019

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

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Super Cluster debate “better than Question Time!”

Silverstone Technology Cluster

16th August 2019

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

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Business Growth Programme – New briefing event schedule released

Cranfield School of Management

16th August 2019

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

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Major motorsport battery contract for STC member Delta

Silverstone Technology Cluster

15th August 2019

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

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#39 Mastermind Sessions #3 – The Future of Mobility

Inside Silverstone Podcast

14th August 2019

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

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

room44 Ltd

12th August 2019

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

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There’s magic in these Circles

There’s magic in these Circles

9th August 2019

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

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#38 Debra Charles – CEO Novacroft

Inside Silverstone Podcast

7th August 2019

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

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All-time high for landlord remortgaging

Longhurst Limited

5th August 2019

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

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#37 Chris Horton – Performance Projects

Inside Silverstone Podcast

31st July 2019

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

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Bruker Alicona Free White Paper Available

Silverstone Technology Cluster

25th July 2019

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

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#36 Dolores Sanders – Total Control Pro

Inside Silverstone Podcast

24th July 2019

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

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SME Business Award Nomination …. !

Longhurst Limited

22nd July 2019

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

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Addressing the motherhood pension penalty

Longhurst Limited

20th July 2019

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

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ACES Group debates Future Ecosystem Challenges

Silverstone Technology Cluster

18th July 2019

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

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

Inside Silverstone Podcast

17th July 2019

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

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STC appoints first female ambassadors

Silverstone Technology Cluster

17th July 2019

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

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

room44 Ltd

15th July 2019

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

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

Inside Silverstone Podcast

10th July 2019

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

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

Silverstone Technology Cluster

10th July 2019

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

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Bruker Alicona at UK Events

Bruker alicona Metrology Solutions

8th July 2019

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

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#33 Steven McCarthy – Mackart Additive

Inside Silverstone Podcast

3rd July 2019

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

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What do you do for a living Chris?

Longhurst Limited

1st July 2019

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

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#32 Clive Hartley – Founder – Quarterre

Inside Silverstone Podcast

26th June 2019

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

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A filing cabinet of old pensions?

A filing cabinet of old pensions?

26th June 2019

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

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Enjoy Video highlights from the STC Annual Conference!

Silverstone Technology Cluster

25th June 2019

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

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

Silverstone Technology Cluster

21st June 2019

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

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

room44 Ltd

20th June 2019

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

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#31 Andrew Grant – CEO Aylesbury Vale District Council

Inside Silverstone Podcast

19th June 2019

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

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Automotive B2B Meetings in Turkey

Eatron Technologies Ltd

18th June 2019

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

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Neil Woodford – Lessons to Learn

Longhurst Limited

12th June 2019

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

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#30 Dominic Hopkins – Hewitsons

Inside Silverstone Podcast

12th June 2019

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

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

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

11th June 2019

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

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

room44 Ltd

11th June 2019

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

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STC Annual Conference a great success!

Silverstone Technology Cluster

6th June 2019

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

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#29 Jon Corbett – Barclays Bank

Inside Silverstone Podcast

5th June 2019

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

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

room44 Ltd

3rd June 2019

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

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Women in Enterprise: Breaking down the barriers

Cranfield School of Management

30th May 2019

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

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Moral ideals for expected inheritances

Longhurst Limited

30th May 2019

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

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#28 Luke Rust – Immense Solutions

Inside Silverstone Podcast

29th May 2019

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

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

Silverstone Technology Cluster

24th May 2019

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

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#27 Tom Haywood – Foresight Group

Inside Silverstone Podcast

22nd May 2019

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

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T&C’s – Whose applies?

EMW

21st May 2019

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

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

room44 Ltd

16th May 2019

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

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#26 Colin McGrory – Sandwell UK

Inside Silverstone Podcast

15th May 2019

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

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

Howes Percival LLP

10th May 2019

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

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It’s all good, right?

Howes Percival LLP

10th May 2019

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

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Pensions – Not to be underestimated (update)

Howes Percival LLP

10th May 2019

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

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Welcome to the team ‘Sian’

Longhurst Limited

8th May 2019

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

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#25 – Tobias Knichel – Punch Flybrid

Inside Silverstone Podcast

8th May 2019

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

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Defined Benefit / Final Salary Pensions

Defined Benefit / Final Salary Pensions

8th May 2019

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

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

room44 Ltd

6th May 2019

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

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SME Northamptonshire Business Awards 2019

South Northamptonshire Council

3rd May 2019

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

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Trio of New Partners Among 14 Senior Promotions at Howes Percival

Howes Percival LLP

3rd May 2019

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

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

Howes Percival LLP

3rd May 2019

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

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#24 Grant Lockhead – OBP Motorsport

Inside Silverstone Podcast

1st May 2019

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

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Free Download – ‘Fundamentals of Investing’

Longhurst Limited

29th April 2019

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

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Landlords and Agents: What You Need to Know

Howes Percival LLP

26th April 2019

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

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Directors Personally Liable for Breach of Employment Contracts

Howes Percival LLP

26th April 2019

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

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

Claytex Services

26th April 2019

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

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Pension Transfer Gold Standard Award

Longhurst Limited

25th April 2019

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

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Trends in the way we work, part 1.

room44 Ltd

25th April 2019

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

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#23 James Southall – Hexegic

Inside Silverstone Podcast

24th April 2019

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

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Business Growth Programme – briefing event

Cranfield School of Management

24th April 2019

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

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Woodfines’ Spring Road Transport Conference 2019

Woodfines’ Spring Road Transport Conference 2019

18th April 2019

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

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#22 Simon Dowson – Delta Motorsport

Inside Silverstone Podcast

16th April 2019

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

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

Howes Percival LLP

15th April 2019

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

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

Howes Percival LLP

12th April 2019

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

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Key Employment Law Changes in April 2019

Howes Percival LLP

12th April 2019

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

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

Inside Silverstone Podcast

11th April 2019

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

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#21 Mastermind Sessions – Capital Raising for Dummies

Inside Silverstone Podcast

11th April 2019

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

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Cyber Security Drop in

Cyber Security Drop in

9th April 2019

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

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PNB & Charpak feeling “immediate power” of STC membership

Silverstone Technology Cluster

9th April 2019

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

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Meet the Board: Simon Arkell, EMW Law

Silverstone Technology Cluster

9th April 2019

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

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Howes Percival Welcomes No-Fault Divorce Move

Howes Percival LLP

9th April 2019

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

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Workplace pension – Contributions to rise from 6th April 2019

Workplace pension – Contributions to rise from 6th April 2019

8th April 2019

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

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

room44 Ltd

5th April 2019

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

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Inaugural meeting of the Metrology Special Interest Group well received  

Silverstone Technology Cluster

4th April 2019

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

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

Howes Percival LLP

4th April 2019

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

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Presenting: STC Mastermind Sessions

Silverstone Technology Cluster

3rd April 2019

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

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The secret life of an innovation consultant

room44 Ltd

29th March 2019

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

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Innovate or Grow? Succeeding in the Business of High Tech

Cranfield School of Management

29th March 2019

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

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Emotional Resilience Workshop Raises Over £800 for Charity

Howes Percival LLP

28th March 2019

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

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Episode #19 – Anthony White – Silverstone Composites

Inside Silverstone Podcast

27th March 2019

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

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ACES SIG could help UK match China’s automotive voice

Silverstone Technology Cluster

22nd March 2019

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

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

Inside Silverstone Podcast

20th March 2019

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

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

Longhurst Limited

20th March 2019

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

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

Inside Silverstone Podcast

13th March 2019

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

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

Silverstone Technology Cluster

8th March 2019

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

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

Silverstone Technology Cluster

8th March 2019

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

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ACES Trends and Opportunities explored at sold-out Event

Silverstone Technology Cluster

7th March 2019

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

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Digitalisation and Automation Technology showcased at D&AM SIG

Silverstone Technology Cluster

6th March 2019

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

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

Silverstone Technology Cluster

4th March 2019

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

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Incentivising employees through an EMI scheme

EMW

4th March 2019

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

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Market Smart Seminar

EMW

1st March 2019

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

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MK PAs Networking Event

MK PAs Networking Event

19th February 2019

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

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Hexagon Milton Keynes to host 2019 Silverstone Technology Cluster Conference  

Silverstone Technology Cluster

15th February 2019

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

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Money is Love – Happy Valentines!

Longhurst Limited

14th February 2019

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

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The SME’s lament: the language of change.

room44 Ltd

13th February 2019

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

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How employers can help address money worries at work

Longhurst Limited

7th February 2019

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

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Silverstone Technology Cluster is now an Affiliate Partner with Make UK

Silverstone Technology Cluster

6th February 2019

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

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Product trends trending. Competitor confirmation bias.

room44 Ltd

31st January 2019

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

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

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

29th January 2019

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

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Bonus Episode – Kingsthorpe College #Inspiration4Innovation

Inside Silverstone Podcast

29th January 2019

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

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MIA New Markets award for STC’s KW Special Projects  

Silverstone Technology Cluster

25th January 2019

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

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Valuable Insights into EV Developments

Silverstone Technology Cluster

24th January 2019

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

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Digital Startups – Inception through Growth

EMW

22nd January 2019

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

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

room44 Ltd

21st January 2019

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

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TeenTech: Inspiring Tomorrow’s Innovators Across the Growth Corridor

Howes Percival LLP

7th January 2019

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

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Getting ready for Investment Seminar

EMW

7th January 2019

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

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Don’t forget pensions when getting divorced ….

Longhurst Limited

4th January 2019

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

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

Inside Silverstone Podcast

24th December 2018

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

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STC confirms 21 May as date for 2019 Annual Conference

Silverstone Technology Cluster

20th December 2018

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

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Seasons Greetings from Chris & the team at Longhurst!

Longhurst Limited

20th December 2018

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

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

Inside Silverstone Podcast

19th December 2018

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

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General Magic – Hope for Humanity?

Longhurst Limited

13th December 2018

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

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Latest collaborative projects proof of innovation within STC

Silverstone Technology Cluster

13th December 2018

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

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

Inside Silverstone Podcast

12th December 2018

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

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

Silverstone Technology Cluster

12th December 2018

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

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New podcasts revealing ‘desire to collaborate’ among STC companies

Silverstone Technology Cluster

11th December 2018

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

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Global Business, Contracts & Marketing

Blaser Mills Law

10th December 2018

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

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STC announces 2019 Special Interest Group calendar

Silverstone Technology Cluster

10th December 2018

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

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STC Membership Continues To Boom

Silverstone Technology Cluster

7th December 2018

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

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Grant Thornton ‘100 Faces’ accolades for Delta Motorsport founders

Silverstone Technology Cluster

7th December 2018

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

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

Silverstone Technology Cluster

6th December 2018

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

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STC businesses praise Growth Through Green scale-up programme

Silverstone Technology Cluster

6th December 2018

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

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

Inside Silverstone Podcast

5th December 2018

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

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Think Pension, Think Longhurst, Part 4

Longhurst Limited

3rd December 2018

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

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Meet the Board: Mark Clement, Grant Thornton

Silverstone Technology Cluster

30th November 2018

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

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Double business awards success for STC’s KW Special Projects

Silverstone Technology Cluster

29th November 2018

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

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

Inside Silverstone Podcast

28th November 2018

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

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Things change slowly round here.

room44 Ltd

26th November 2018

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

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

Howes Percival LLP

22nd November 2018

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

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

Inside Silverstone Podcast

21st November 2018

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

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Longhurst commits to the HM Treasury Women in Finance Charter

Longhurst Limited

21st November 2018

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

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WORKSHOP ON ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE AND DEEP LEARNING FOR AUTOMOTIVE

Eatron Technologies Ltd

20th November 2018

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

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Paving the Way for Autonomous Vehicles

Paving the Way for Autonomous Vehicles

20th November 2018

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

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Think Pension, Think Longhurst, Part 3

Longhurst Limited

19th November 2018

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

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

Inside Silverstone Podcast

14th November 2018

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

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

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

13th November 2018

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

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Pitching room44 In 60 seconds

room44 Ltd

9th November 2018

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

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Ensuring Continuous Development for Transport Professionals

Ensuring Continuous Development for Transport Professionals

8th November 2018

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

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

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

8th November 2018

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

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ACES SIG Networking Event Proves a Big Hit

Silverstone Technology Cluster

8th November 2018

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

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Inside Silverstone Episode #8 Roz Bird – MEPC Silverstone Park

Inside Silverstone Podcast

7th November 2018

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

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Innovation complications: the watchmaker’s dilemma.

room44 Ltd

6th November 2018

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

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“Incredible success” for STC at Advanced Engineering Show

Silverstone Technology Cluster

5th November 2018

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

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Think Pension, Think Longhurst, Part 2

Longhurst Limited

2nd November 2018

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

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Inside Silverstone Episode #7 Arno van Rooyan – Velocity IT

Inside Silverstone Podcast

31st October 2018

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

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Inside Silverstone Podcast #6 John Kensett – Dolleymores

Inside Silverstone Podcast

24th October 2018

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

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Total Control Pro at the Advanced Enginering Show

Total Control Pro

23rd October 2018

Total Control Pro at the Advanced Enginering Show…

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Autonomous vehicles? Not in my lifetime.

room44 Ltd

23rd October 2018

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

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Think Pension, Think Longhurst, Part 1

Longhurst Limited

20th October 2018

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

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Absurd thinkers, apply here

room44 Ltd

19th October 2018

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

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Inside Silverstone Podcast #5 – Mike Dempsey – Claytex

Inside Silverstone Podcast

17th October 2018

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

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

Silverstone Technology Cluster

14th October 2018

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

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

Inside Silverstone Podcast

10th October 2018

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

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Your consumer persona must change – or die.

room44 Ltd

10th October 2018

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

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Our Blog

Our Blog

8th October 2018

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

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Think Business Protection, Think Longhurst, Part 2

Longhurst Limited

6th October 2018

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

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

Inside Silverstone Podcast

6th October 2018

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

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Leadership Flex

Leadership Flex

5th October 2018

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

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

room44 Ltd

2nd October 2018

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

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

Inside Silverstone Podcast

26th September 2018

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

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

Inside Silverstone Podcast

10th September 2018

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

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

room44 Ltd

6th September 2018

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

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Think Business Protection, Think Longhurst

Longhurst Limited

5th September 2018

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

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

room44 Ltd

30th August 2018

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

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Swedish electric car startup Uniti hires new Vehicle Development Director

Silverstone Technology Cluster

29th August 2018

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

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Technology predictions that are completely useless to you.

room44 Ltd

21st August 2018

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

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STC Annual Conference Call for Technical Papers

Silverstone Technology Cluster

20th August 2018

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

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Designers are changing your world – count the ways.

room44 Ltd

16th August 2018

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

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Getting Ready for Investment – Valuation

EMW

15th August 2018

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

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

Claytex Services

14th August 2018

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

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A business plan is POINTLESS without a personal plan

Longhurst Limited

14th August 2018

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

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Intellectual Property – An Overview

EMW

8th August 2018

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

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Five transport developments that will change your customer behaviours.

room44 Ltd

2nd August 2018

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

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Scanning and reverse engineering investment

SAC & Co. Engineering Design

31st July 2018

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

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Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme (SEIS) – An Overview

EMW

30th July 2018

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

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Cluster Members – We need you!

Longhurst Limited

30th July 2018

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

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Financial expert by profession, Tech geek by nature.

Longhurst Limited

23rd July 2018

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

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Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS) – An Overview

EMW

19th July 2018

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

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Government Issues Brexit White Paper

Howes Percival LLP

17th July 2018

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

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

Howes Percival LLP

17th July 2018

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

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Law Firm Reports Profit Up 37% as Investments Pay Off

Howes Percival LLP

17th July 2018

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

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Corporate Specialists Advise on Inspiralia Acquisition of Fen Technology

Howes Percival LLP

17th July 2018

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

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Businesses Urged to Protect Themselves Against Social Media Pitfalls

Howes Percival LLP

17th July 2018

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

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

room44 Ltd

17th July 2018

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

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Growing Your Business – Employment Considerations

EMW

10th July 2018

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

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

room44 Ltd

5th July 2018

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

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Niche marketing. Music artists doing what they do best.

room44 Ltd

2nd July 2018

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

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Getting Ready For Investment – Types of Funding Available

EMW

28th June 2018

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

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MK Digital Summer – Business Briefing

MK Digital Summer – Business Briefing

13th June 2018

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

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

room44 Ltd

12th June 2018

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

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Are You Investment Ready?

EMW

12th June 2018

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

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How adverbs describe your need to innovate.

room44 Ltd

7th June 2018

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

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

room44 Ltd

4th June 2018

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

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Roz Bird becomes STC Chair

Silverstone Technology Cluster

4th June 2018

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

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

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

30th May 2018

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

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Mental Health at Work

EMW

29th May 2018

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

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Meet the Board: Jon Corbett

Silverstone Technology Cluster

25th May 2018

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

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STC companies now engaged in solving Heathrow tech challenges

Silverstone Technology Cluster

24th May 2018

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

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Forget five years. You’ve got eighteen months.

room44 Ltd

23rd May 2018

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

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STC’s metrology SIG & Advanced Engineering Show invitation

Silverstone Technology Cluster

15th May 2018

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

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‘Harvard standard’ for new STC scale-up programme

Silverstone Technology Cluster

15th May 2018

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

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Is your business innovation strategy circular or cyclical?

room44 Ltd

14th May 2018

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

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

room44 Ltd

10th May 2018

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

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

EMW

9th May 2018

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

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What is perspective? We see it differently.

room44 Ltd

8th May 2018

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

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Innovation – it’s really simple and really hard.

room44 Ltd

4th May 2018

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

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Innovation was the hardest word to define. Until now.

room44 Ltd

4th May 2018

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

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Start-ups & SMEs revelling in STC offering

Silverstone Technology Cluster

2nd May 2018

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

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

Silverstone Technology Cluster

1st May 2018

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

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

EMW

27th April 2018

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

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EMW Delighted to host CAE SIG event

Silverstone Technology Cluster

27th April 2018

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

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Not too late to support Simon’s Marathon effort

Silverstone Technology Cluster

25th April 2018

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

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Cluster has “scope for great economic growth” says MP

Silverstone Technology Cluster

20th April 2018

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

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Steering you through 2018

Steering you through 2018

17th April 2018

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

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Octelas BI Tool for SMEs shortlisted in 2018 National Technology Awards

Illuminis Insight Software

6th April 2018

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

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First ACES SIG Event Shows the Way Forward

Silverstone Technology Cluster

23rd March 2018

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

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Second Computer Aided Engineering SIG Event Hailed a Success

Silverstone Technology Cluster

21st March 2018

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

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Annual Conference Presentations now available

Silverstone Technology Cluster

7th February 2018

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

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New business & growth opportunities presented to Silverstone Technology Cluster companies

Silverstone Technology Cluster

26th January 2018

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

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

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

4th January 2018

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

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Computer Aided Engineering SIG Event Deemed a Great Start

Silverstone Technology Cluster

10th November 2017

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

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Advanced Engineering Show boost for Silverstone Park & Silverstone Technology Cluster

Silverstone Technology Cluster

6th November 2017

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

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International audience as Cluster outlines automotive & high-tech capabilities

Silverstone Technology Cluster

20th October 2017

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

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

Silverstone Technology Cluster

18th October 2017

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

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

Silverstone Technology Cluster

18th October 2017

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

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

Silverstone Technology Cluster

17th October 2017

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

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Silverstone Technology Cluster “can create market place for investors”

Silverstone Technology Cluster

17th October 2017

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

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

Silverstone Technology Cluster

7th October 2017

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

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Join the Cluster, take advantage!

Silverstone Technology Cluster

29th September 2017

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

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voxeljet UK – Official Opening

voxeljet UK Ltd

21st September 2017

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

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

Silverstone Technology Cluster

14th September 2017

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

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OBE for STC advisor TotalSim’s Rob Lewis

Silverstone Technology Cluster

11th September 2017

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

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STC’s origins: download the original report

Silverstone Technology Cluster

1st September 2017

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

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Silverstone Technology Cluster launches three new special interest groups

Silverstone Technology Cluster

3rd August 2017

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

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Get involved: join STC on social media

Silverstone Technology Cluster

1st August 2017

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

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

TD Group Limited

25th July 2017

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

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Silverstone Technology Cluster “empowering high-tech community”

Silverstone Technology Cluster

23rd June 2017

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

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

Silverstone Technology Cluster

22nd June 2017

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

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Computer aided engineering first of four SIGs

Silverstone Technology Cluster

16th June 2017

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

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

Silverstone Technology Cluster

8th June 2017

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

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Silverstone Technology Cluster opens debate on funding, exporting and recruitment

Silverstone Technology Cluster

9th May 2017

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

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Sandwell award further highlights Technology Cluster’s know-how

Silverstone Technology Cluster

5th April 2017

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

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

Silverstone Technology Cluster

5th April 2017

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

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

Silverstone Technology Cluster

7th March 2017

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

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New company & website launched to promote Silverstone Technology Cluster

Silverstone Technology Cluster

19th December 2016

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

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

Silverstone Technology Cluster

1st December 2016

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

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ACES Infrastructure challenges, realities and possibilities

Silverstone Technology Cluster

1st January 1970

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

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