Below are the wonderful organisations and companies that make TechSPARK possible. Without their help we couldn’t shine a light on the amazing tech and innovation scene across the South West – we love them all!

If you are interested in becoming a supporter of TechSPARK, please get in contact.

Our Partners

  • NatWest

    NatWest is committed to supporting entrepreneurs and small business owners across the UK.

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    We are a Digital, Marketing, Creative, Technology, eCommerce, Data and UX Recruitment Agency.

    We connect ambitious organisations with equally ambitious talent. We immerse ourselves in the worlds we operate in. A trusted partner, supporting growth and success at pace since 2001.

    Our highly respected and experienced team is regularly called on to share their unrivalled knowledge and bring the finest talent together with ambitious start ups, thriving SMEs, agencies of all shapes and sizes, challenger brands and global organisations.

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  • Ashfords

    Ashfords' legal practice is nationally recognised for the quality of its advice and its technology sector expertise. Whether you are a supplier, customer or investor, the team will be able to assist you with smart, commercial advice.

    We work with a wide variety of technology business - from emerging companies to renowned multinationals - and a number of our entrepreneurial lawyers have prior careers in IT. We offer cost-effective, market-tested solutions for any project.

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  • Invest Bristol & Bath

    Part of the West of England Local Enterprise Partnership, Invest Bristol & Bath attracts inward investment into Bristol, Bath & North East Somerset, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire.

    The team is based in the Engine Shed, Bristol’s new business centre in the heart of the Temple Quarter Enterprise Zone.

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  • Engine Shed

    Engine Shed houses a number of ‘Components’ that together make an exciting hub for activity where entrepreneurs, business leaders, academics, students, and corporates can collaborate, inspire, and be inspired, enable and be enabled. It showcases the strengths and innovations of the Bristol and Bath city region in an informative and inspiring way.

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  • KPMG

    KPMG in the UK is a leading provider of professional services including audit, tax and advisory. We operate from 22 offices across the UK with over 11,000 partners and staff.

    We have a dedicated team of technology sector experts supporting and engaging with early stage and start-up businesses as well as high growth technology, sharing on their experience and expertise of working with some of the world’s biggest technology companies.

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  • Oracle Startup Accelerator

    Oracle Global Startup Ecosystem is not your traditional accelerator programme — it’s a next-generation acceleration initiative.

    The programme focuses on reimagining enterprise innovation through partnerships with startups that foster co-development and co-innovation, across Oracle and its global customer base, giving entrepreneurs a path to grow their business.

    Bristol was chosen as one of Oracle's first global startup programmes, selected for the region's vibrant, unique and flourishing startup ecosystem. Based in the Engine Shed, the programme works with local organisations and institutions, such as the University of Bristol, its award-winning SETsquared business incubator, and Invest Bristol and Bath. Together with its partners, Oracle's Bristol startup programme aims to drive innovation and help startups grow and contribute to the UK and global economies.

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  • SETsquared

    The SETsquared Business Incubation Centre in Bristol accelerates technology businesses with high-growth potential, to move from initial ideas into commercial viability. It is one of the 5 SETsquared centres named ‘Global Number 1 University Business Incubator’ in 2015.

    Operated through the University of Bristol, the centre provides a dynamic, modern and supportive environment to grow high-tech businesses. Whether from the private sector or University spin-outs, all can benefit from its high quality support environment, guidance on business growth, extensive network and strong links to university expertise. Bristol SETsquared has successfully supported 200 companies across many different technology sectors to date, and is currently home to over 80 innovative ventures.

    Visit the website to find out more about SETsquared services, or sign up to the monthly e-newsletter to keep up to date on member news, centre updates, events, opportunities and more.

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    SN Systems

    SN Systems create development tools for PlayStation® platforms including PlayStation®4 Pro, PlayStation® VR and PlayStation®Vita. From debuggers and performance analyzers to toolchains and target communication, our products are designed to make developers' work easier and more efficient.

    Part of Sony Interactive Entertainment, we have a deep understanding of game developers' needs, and use our expertise to create a range of advanced programming tools from our offices in Bristol, California and Dublin.

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  • Polecat

    An exciting tech scale-up, Polecat is a leading SaaS business that equips the world’s largest companies with the tools to manage, influence and optimise their corporate reputation. Through a combination of advanced data analytics and human expertise, we deliver the reputation intelligence companies need to make the most effective decisions.

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  • Purplefish

    We work with bold tech businesses which need more from their communications than just a press release. Our approach drives business development and boosts brand reputation. We are accountable, strategic and aligned to your ambitions and enable standout to prospects, clients and the brightest talent out there.

    Our approach is honest, direct and creative delivered by experts embedded into your business at board level. Our research and insight driven approach supports and challenges you, so together, we deliver outstanding results with real commercial bite. We don’t do mediocre. We are exceptional and so are you. From insight to impact we’ll do our job so you can do yours.

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  • RDP Associates

    RDP Associates have facilitated and assisted companies with R&D Tax Credits internationally for over 30 years.

    Our team of technology professionals identify and advise on eligibility and comprise of Software Specialists, IT Professionals, PhDs, Engineers, Chemists, Food and Beverage Specialists, etc. RDP has assisted 17 different industry types to claim R&D Tax Credits and have completed over 50,000 claims.

    We are also able to offer our clients a real time R&D tracking solution which is beneficial in information gathering over a period of time rather than leaving the whole process until after the year is complete.

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  • Rocketmakers

    A team of passionate experts that design, develop and deploy technology for start ups and cooperations, Rocketmakers use the very latest technology for high-growth-potential software startups, scale-ups and corporate innovators such as the BBC, Microsoft, Bank of America and Zendesk.

    Backed by a team of specialists in their respective fields, Rocketmakers are ideal for eager but new entrepreneurs taking their first steps into the world of business as well as large-scale enterprises looking to get their software to do more.

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  • Ovo Energy

    OVO is the UK’s leading independent energy technology company and supplier - we serve nearly one million customers with intelligent energy services.

    Today OVO is no longer simply an energy retail business: it is a group of innovative, dynamic companies, all striving to harness technological advances with great consumer propositions to create more abundant clean energy for everyone.

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  • University of Bath Innovation Centre

    The University of Bath Innovation Centre provides a unique environment that combines work space, business support and inspiration for high-growth companies and the entrepreneurs that create them. The Innovation Centre has established a thriving entrepreneurial network which reaches out from the City of Bath across the UK and beyond into the principal centres of innovation around the world.

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  • UWE

    UWE Bristol is a thriving, modern university, offering a wide range of highly respected courses and employment-enhancing opportunities – in one of the UK’s most vibrant cities.

    UWE is a well-established university, with over 27,000 students, 250,000 alumni and 3,000 staff. Students come to study with them from all over the UK, as well as from 140 different countries around the world, making it a diverse and interesting place to come and study.

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  • FreeAgent

    Award-winning cloud accounting software designed to meet the needs of small businesses, freelancers and their accountants.

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Our Supporters