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Start-up recruitment firm expands at Portsmouth business hub due to UK shortage in HGV drivers

Adam Hardy, founder and director of Sourced Recruitment, which operates from Portsmouth Technopole. He started his firm in a flat and moved into the thriving business hub, owned by the University of Portsmouth and operated by UKSPA member Oxford Innovation, just over a year ago. Sourced is looking to upsize workspace on site due to expansion.

A national shortage of HGV drivers has helped a recruitment firm founded by a young entrepreneur to take further workspace at a thriving business hub in Portsmouth.

Electronic and Hybrid Technology changes the face of vehicle maintenance

Vehicle technicians across the UK are set to benefit from a new suite of training opportunities based on electric and hybrid technology as the number of electric vehicles starts to soar.

The Oxford Science Park celebrates academic entrepreneur Brian Bellhouse with naming of new building

The Oxford Science Park, one of the UK's leading parks for science and technology companies, is pleased to announce that its newest building is to be named in recognition of the achievements of academic entrepreneur and Magdalen College Fellow Professor Brian Bellhouse. The turf-cutting ceremony for the Bellhouse Building, which is an extension to the Park’s Magdalen Centre, is to be performed today by Lord Paul Drayson, his business partner and son-in-law, and Lady Elspeth Drayson, one of his daughters.

Discovery Park & MedCity to partner on prestigious Angels In MedCity programme

Discovery Park, a thriving high-quality science park playing a key role in the South East of England’s life sciences community, and MedCity, which supports and grows the world-leading life sciences ecosystem of the Greater South East of England, are pleased to announce that they are partnering on the high-profile Angels in Med City programme. Angels in MedCity brings potential investors together with life sciences experts and has helped over 25 healthcare/life sciences companies to raise over £20m in equity funding so far.

Touch Biometrix Secures £2 million funding from Deepbridge Capital

Image: Dr Mike Cowan, CEO, Touch Biometrix

Touch Biometrix, the disruptive fingerprint technology company, has received a £2million investment from Deepbridge Capital. 

The Series A funding through the Deepbridge Technology Growth Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS) fund follows initial seed funding of £150,000 last year.

New collaboration between Aston Business School, University of Birmingham and Minerva Business Angels launches


Warm welcome for Minerva Birmingham – new collaboration between Aston Business School, University of Birmingham and Minerva Business Angels launches

Aviation Thought Leader and Author Backs Travacoin - UCD Research and Innovation

Aviation Thought Leader and Author Backs Travacoin

 CEO of SimpliFlying and author of SOAR to invest in award-winning blockchain payment system for air travel industry

Kent Science Park announces the opening of the HUB

Kent Science Park is pleased to announce the opening of The HUB a communal building providing new cafeteria and conference facilities for its growing number of hi-tech tenants. The £2m building – which officially opens in March – is located alongside the site’s Japanese gardens, and will provide a focal point for the park's tenants and the wider business community.

BLOG - Phil Kemp on Fostering Innovation

How can co-innovation be fostered in the life science and technology sectors?

Phil Kemp, Chief Executive, Bruntwood SciTech