On a busy day for tech news in Bristol, the West of England LEP has announced the award of £2m of funding for 12 tech companies from Bath & Bristol. The lion’s share of the funding went to Bristol business Blu Wireless Technology (£1m) for its next generation WiFi technology as well as a number of SETSquared companies, but Bath also had successful bids for a number of startups including Neighbourly, Envolve Technologies and CiteAB.

Simon Bond, Centre Director of Bath SETsquared said: “I’m delighted that our companies have benefitted from this investment by the West of England Growth Fund – the grants will now leverage additional multi-million pound private investments into these companies.”

More info is available on the LEP website.