Big Welcome to Lloyds Banking Group

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We are delighted that Lloyds Banking Group will be at our Careers Fair on 9th November 2019. We know that, as being part of this careers fair, they are dedicated to ensuring they recruit from a diverse network and we are really pleased to have them on board as a Women’s Tech Hub member.

For over 250 years Lloyds Banking Group has been making a difference to the lives of customers, businesses and communities. For our colleagues, we have been providing award-winning opportunities to grow, learn and thrive across all areas of business for everyone.

As a customer-driven business we have set out an exciting and ambitious strategy that will transform the Group for success in a digital world, whilst ensuring we become the best bank for customers and continue to deliver our mission of helping Britain prosper.

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Twitter: @LBGDigi

A big Welcome to Newicon

We are delighted that Newicon will be at our Careers Fair on 9th November 2019 and are we have long know just how inclusive and welcoming they are to support a diverse talent pool, they even sponsor Visas!

Newicon do Web & Software Development: Business Software, IoT, Mobile Apps, Websites, Ecommerce

Their approach to software design and development focuses on the things that matter – the insights, the interactions, the integrations and innovations that make extraordinary things happen for brands, businesses and their customers.

They are also fellow partners with our great friends at TEDx Bristol, including managing their website!

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Big Welcome to Tumelo!

We are delighted that Tumelo will be at our Careers Fair on the 9th November 2019.

We know that, as being part of this careers fair Tumelo are dedicated to ensuring they recruit from a diverse network and we are really pleased to have them on board as a Women’s Tech Hub member.

Tumelo enables people to see exactly which companies they own through their pension and personal investments, empowering them to influence positive change as shareholders. They are a welcoming, ambitious and growing financial technology start-up in central Bristol, with big dreams of building an investment ecosystem that serves people & planet.

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As part of our growth, we are currently hiring a number of exciting roles. For details, please see:

Welcome to Xavier Analytics

Xavier Analytics

We are delighted that Xavier Analytics will be at our Careers Fair on 9th November 2019 and are looking to recruit.

We know that, as being part of this careers fair Xavier are dedicated to ensuring they recruit from a diverse network and we are really pleased to have them on board as a Women’s Tech Hub member.

Xavier Analytics are a small startup team from Bristol, who have developed an app that connects with accounting software to detect errors in accounting data. Using machine learning and data analytics techniques, Xavier aims to help small businesses with more accurate reporting and a greater understanding of their data. Founded in 2018, Xavier is now used by hundreds of accountants across the UK, saving time, money and helping thousands of small businesses thrive.

Xavier are currently hiring for a software engineer, and hope to be expanding the team further in the next few months. You can view their vacancies at

@xavieranalytics on twitter.  

Career Changers

Jane Scaife UX

At our Careers fair we are about engagement with diverse and brilliant people. We spend our time in women’s tech hub speaking to members who are simply trying to find a way into the tech industry. It seems like a done deal with so many companies telling us that they don’t get any women or minorities applying and our members saying they would love to get in. This is what we are all about and we love it when we acheive our aims to bridge this gap as its normally such an obvious fit (to us at least). Jane is a great example – it wasn’t quick but having the conversations with our forward thinking company members and continuously supporting our members can acheive great results.

Read the blog here about how Jane managed to change career and how she’s loving it!

Just getting ready .. this is us …

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We have bought in tiny giant a great, cutting edge, marketing company to help let everyone know we are coming (with Gifs like this!). We believe by advertising wider it will help reach more companies and hive them an awareness of just how the ‘inclusion’ issue can be fixed with simple solutions. The Bristol Tech Fair is set to be the most exciting thing in the calender at the Bristol Tech Fest, we will be talking the next generation with Technotopia, Careers with us and a mini-conference with the WISE campaign about Diversity and Inclusion.

We love to see our members talking directly to the engineers CEO’s and simply having straight conversations, it removes a lot of barriers. At the last event we got great people and great companies talking, understanding the issues, and actually getting jobs. If you want to get involved in this event then mail us on and we can help you – after all we are simply set up for companies wanting to find great talent, and talented people wanting to talk to companies directly. Bingo!! Thats what this is.

We’re ready – are you coming?

Sooooooooooooo … yes we are about to announce our next plans, we are ready and almost raring to go, so the question is: are you?

The Date ?

It will be on November the 9th in the Colston Hall and we have all four floors to use plus its a Saturday! This hopefully means that many of our members and the poor sad people who have yet to be enticed into the fun world of tech, may also have the day free to change their lives for the better!!

We know that we have plenty of people with Children attached as we spotted some flitting through the door at our last event – next time why not just bring kittens or puppies for a similar effect? It appears that people actually like these young humanoids so we decided this year to partner with Technotopia, who are all about getting the younger generations engaged with tech and are very cool! So why not treat your next careers fair as a family day out? Want to volunteer? .. contact us !!

We also loved our panel driven conference back in 2017 so want to bring back that part of the conference/event by inviting in the WISE campaign. This is a national campaign and we know they have been investigating the effectiveness of Diversity and Inclusion groups within larger organisations. We’re going to discuss the incentives out there to support both larger and smaller companies to help improve culture and improve diversity and discuss the issues also. We’ll announce panels and workshops/discussions as we put his together.

For all companies wanting a stand at the fair – it will be recruitment free, so no charges for any recruits you get. We will have our Women’s Tech Hub partners ADLIB (who are lovely and very well behaved) there in an engagement capacity, but other than that as before, recruiters please don’t come along and try and sell your wares to the companies or badger our members – its really just not welcome and definitely not cool!

Based on our feedback from the last event from the companies involved, there was a suggestion to have a Jobs page advertising the jobs going So this time, as part of our sponsorship deal*, we will do that to ensure we are reaching out to people that you want to engage with. This will be over the tech3shed website, the wthub and bristoltechfair website .. we’ll let you know when its set up! As with the last event we do want the companies to engage, so we’ll have chaperones at the event as before to make introductions and help you networ!

So keep an eye out for us and get involved…. more coming soon …

*T & C’s will apply

We’re Hatching something …

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Some news at last .. we have started hatching our next event so we’ll keep you updated as we tiptoe through the arrangements. Its a different power of three this autumn as we are going to partner with Technotopia who we have worked with since they started and with the WISE campaign. Technotopia are looking for sponsors and/or companies looking to engage with children interested in Tech, we plan to run the careers fair on a seperate floor (it will be at the Colston Hall this time) and the WISE campaign will run on another floor again.

The whole event is called the Bristol Tech Fair and is running under the Bristol Technology Week on the Saturday before TEDxBristol so the 9th November, which gives you all plenty of time to dust off your CV’s or get your stand offerings uptodate. Feedback on the March event mentioned the lack of reusability of the ‘swag’ on the stands so we would like to follow TEDxBristols idea that there should be no paper or wasteful products but more engaging options. Don’t worry, we are also trying to think through options for our TEDxBristol date!

The overall view of the event is that people can come along with or wthout children to technotopia, but may want to leave their partners with the children and go engage with the WISE group or talk to the recruiting companies. So a family day out with a possible job option and some female engineering networking – whats not o love?

We’re still standing

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Apologies for our lack of updates on the site, we have been busy gathering feedback from attendees and sponsors and all in all we are feeling quite pleased with ourselves! It seems that many of our aims about inclusivity and engagement were worth the forethought and gave a lot of people some nice warm feelings. We will put together a post summarising it all and also will keep you all updated with any further plans we have. We are still standing though, which is always a good thing !!

Today was amazing, and for tomorrow……

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We loved today at the event, the engagement was brilliant and the attendees couldn’t believe that the companies so wanted to talk to them. We know there is a breakage in the recruitment process around people who aren’t ‘BOB’ .. or simply fitting the normal view of what is expected, which is why we are running this. The feedback was exactly what we wanted, the attendees can talk directly to the main teams and management so there’s no recruitment process, HR or other blockers to squeeze through. We loved everything really including the Bocabar pizzas!

We hope to see you all tomorrow when the companies are talking some more – we have some more great companies and TEDx Bristol speaking .. feel free to pop in and out if you like but please come and engage. Running order for tomorrow are:

11am – Altran, Esoterix, Bud

12noon – UltraSOC, Ceri Newton, Sparkol

2pm – TEDxBristol