Web Design Workshop with Archibald Butler

Archibald Butler

Last week, IT A-level students from Bilborough College in Nottingham journeyed to London for a web development workshop with Archibald Butler – a talented and passionate web designer who has worked with Burger King, Asos, the Guardian, Deliveroo and many more well-known names. Archibald has more than ten years of experience in animation and is highly skilled in a variety of different coding languages.

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Spotlight on Entocycle - Biotechnology of the Future

Stephanie Rogers looking at some grubs Stephanie Rogers at the Entocycle Lab

In the face of the rising global demand for food and many sources linking deforestation of the Amazon to the culture of soybeans Rainforest, we look at the future of nutrition. According to some, science is our best pathway to confronting these challenges and the biotechnology is booming.

This week, we caught up with one of our new partners – a leading light in sustainable biotechnology. Find out how Entocycle’s innovative business model can help solve some of the world’s most critical issues in our interview below with scientist, Stephanie Rogers.

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The Future is Fintech: Spotlight on Sync.

As part of our spotlight series where we look at the most innovative companies, we headed over to Level 39 to catch up with Ricky Lee. An early member of the Revolut team, Ricky Lee went on to start a fresh new FinTech: Sync. The platform is going from strength to strength having recently won the prestigious Alibaba Group Global Competition at Hong Kong Fintech Week.

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A Career Path with ICAEW

The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) has been a generous host to several of our groups this summer. ICAEW is a professional membership organisation that promotes, develops and supports chartered accountants and students across the world. This institution was formed in 1880 and now boasts 153,000 members across 148 countries.

We caught up with Thao Bui, their Global Student Recruitment Manager for some great insight into the career path of a chartered accountant in ICAEW.

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Women in Tech: Spotlight on Nettoken

Research published last week for the government’s Digital Economy Council showed that the UK Tech industry has, in just seven months, attracted $6.7B (£5.5B) in foreign investment. Reassuring to those who fear that Brexit may already impacting the sector, this is one and half times the average amount raised last year per month. The UK eco-system remains the clear favourite with US and Asian investors by a comfortable margin ($14.6B has been invested in UK tech start-ups since 2013 compared to $6.5B German start-ups and $2.5B in French start-ups).

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London Tech Week

London Tech Week has been a major event on the calendar for years. With over 300 events, 55,000 attendees, and at least 90 countries represented this annual event reflects the significance of London as one of the most important tech hubs in the world.

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5 most innovative cities in the UK

When we talk about innovation and tech in the UK, we tend to only look at London and the famous ‘silicon roundabout’. As the country’s capital and (by far) largest city, that is fully understandable. Just by sheer size, London easily outperforms any other city in the UK. However, if you account for population differences, suddenly it drops out even from the top 20. Read on, and find out about the top 5 tech cities in the UK that successfully punch above their weight.

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