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Partnership to secure ten graduates placements in Leeds

Hortor, the global strategic resourcing consultancy, has been named exclusive onboarding partner for Planet-U Energy, the renewable green energy supplier, with the first brief...

Gas Tag chief welcomes growing emphasis on the importance of data following latest social...

UK Tech firm, Gas Tag, has responded to the seventh annual Sector Risk Profile after it was published by the Regulator of Social Housing...

Nuffield Health puts services under the spotlight for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

To raise awareness of its dedicated mammography service and the choice available to patients looking to access breast clinic services, Nuffield Health Tees Hospital is hosting an open event on Friday 18th October between 9am and 4pm to invite people

Hundreds of bright sparks attend Venator STEM Fest 19

Teesside based global manufacturing company Venator hosted hundreds of pupils at its STEM Fest 2019 to inspire innovation, stimulate learning in science, technology, engineering and maths and demonstrate the career opportunities available in STEM.

Q2Q IT expands customer offering through Vapour Cloud partnership

Lancaster-based IT support specialist, Q2Q, has bolstered its customer offering by appointing voice, video, networks and infrastructure expert, Vapour Cloud as its cloud-based solutions...

Ex HOME execs launch pioneering AI brand

Three senior figureheads from strategic marketing agency HOME have reunited to launch a new machine learning and AI brand, in the heart of Leeds...

Chelsea & Westminster Hospital forms digital health partnership with Liverpool company

Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust has partnered with Nova, a startup cofoundery based in Liverpool that specialises in cofounding digital health businesses....

Flurry of new sign-ups for Leeds Digital Job Fair 5.0

An impressive parade of new exhibitors has been revealed for Leeds Digital Job Fair 5.0 at the First Direct Arena on Thursday 24 October...

Elliot Chmielinski Appointed as Channel Manager – Projects Business for Somfy UK and Ireland

● Smart home specialist Somfy appoints new Channel Manager responsible for the company’s Projects business function across UK and Ireland ● Elliot joins from Stansons Group, where he was Sales Manager

Adaptable mental health approach sets Osbit staff up for growth success

Osbit, a Northumberland-based engineering firm, is future-proofing its most valuable asset, its people, by evolving its already substantial wellbeing offering with a range of new and adaptable support options.

Swoon select Pikcells to create their CG content

London Online furniture brand Swoon have partnered with Huddersfield based Content Creation Agency, Pikcells, to create CG image content for their furniture ranges.

Rosehill Polymers Group Appoint All My Systems to Support Next Phase of Growth

Business system and database consultants, All My Systems, has secured a deal to replace leading manufacturer Rosehill Polymers Group’s existing system with a solution...

Oddsphere Now a Listed Supplier on The Crown Commercial Service

The Manchester Software Company have been added to the UK Government’s Digital Outcomes & Specialist 4 framework, which has generated £1.45bn since 2016.

Savvy.co.uk secures £20 million investment to supercharge current growth

Stockport and Wilmslow based fintech company Savvy.co.uk is to create 25 jobs after securing a £20 million investment.

Global energy specialist launches new technology to help businesses cut energy costs and carbon

A fast-growing global energy and technology consultancy has developed ground-breaking new technology to help businesses monitor and manage their energy usage more effectively. Gateshead-headquartered Global...

New CEO Appointed at Mandata

Mandata, a provider of integrated software designed to help organisations manage their road transport operations, will welcome well-known north east businessman Chris Rigg in November.

Leeds MP Hilary Benn ‘very impressed’ by new Platform for city’s digital and tech...

Leeds Central MP Hilary Benn has visited Platform – home to the city’s vibrant tech cluster. Mr Benn was given a tour of the...

AJ Bell welcomes record number of apprentices

AJ Bell, one of the UK’s leading investment platforms, has recruited a record number of new apprentices to its headquarters in Salford Quays.

Edge Testing targets 100 graduates for software testing careers

North West students are turning to software testing as digital sector career path One of the UK’s fastest-growing and largest independent software testing companies, Edge...

North East SME helping to protect human health with IoT devices

South Tyneside based, Environmental Sensing Solutions manufacturer, Envirowatch is developing innovative new IOT (Internet of Things) technology with ambitions to further its global growth.

North East IT Company Stacked for Success

Three North-East IT firms have merged to create TruStack, a company with a combined turnover of more than £10m and more than 250 clients.

First Digital Business Den launched for the North East

Digital business and cloud solutions experts Synergi are launching the region’s first dedicated Digital Business Den, to help businesses understand more about cloud-based tools that can improve their operations.

An interview with Maplewave CEO Matthew Brannon

To discuss how advances in technology will affect the future of retail, Tech & Beer sat down with Maplewave CEO Matthew Brannon. What does Maplewave...

UKFast Trust Guarantees Future of Local Foodbank

A foodbank serving families from Moss Side, Hulme, Whalley Range and Old Trafford has been saved from scaling back its services, thanks to a...

Leeds tech startup Synap completes investment round

Leeds-based educational technology startup Synap has completed a major funding round led by Venturian Funding & Investment Group. Synap is an award-winning Learning Management System (LMS) that lets organisations deliver personalised, effective and e

Chester Telecoms Provider Awarded Crown Commercial Service Supplier Status

Multi-award-winning telecoms provider, Vivio, has been named as a supplier on Crown Commercial Service’s Network Services 2 (RM3808) framework.

LIMA Networks & DataCentre UK secures £12m injection to escalate growth strategy

LIMA Networks, an award winning leading technology services and infrastructure provider and DataCentre UK, experts in delivering data center solutions (“LIMA Group”) has received private equity investment from Maven Capital Partners.

Stockton’s Odyssey Systems hosts Women in Business forum

Odyssey Systems has hosted its latest Women in Business event which debated the current impasse surrounding Brexit. The discussion group, which meets on a regular...

Fifteen jobs saved with sale of Leeds digital marketing business

On 30 September 2019, Kris Wigfield and Joanne Hammond of Begbies Traynor in Sheffield were appointed as joint administrators of Success Flow Digital Ltd in Leeds with the company immediately being acquired by YouWeSuccessflow Limited.

Waterstons Academy launched to growing team of consultants

Waterstons, a Durham headquartered business and IT consultancy, has this month launched the ‘Waterstons Academy’, a new corporate university aimed at nurturing and developing its growing team of consultants.

Inc & Co launches in Manchester with Fast Web Media and Cuhu

Inc & Co has launched in Manchester after acquiring digital marketing agency Fast Web Media and mobile app development business Cuhu.

Odyssey Systems in large scale partnership with PD Ports

Tees Valley-based Odyssey Systems is helping to boost the productivity at PD Ports, one of the UK’s major port groups, with the completion of...

UKFast Adds to C-Suite with CMO Appointment

British cloud firm UKFast today announces the appointment of a new Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) as it looks to build on its impressive consistent...

Networx3’s drones offered to lifesaving mountain rescues teams

Blown fibre optic installation specialists Networx3 have launched a new ‘loan drone’ service to help mountain rescue teams save lives across Lancashire, Greater Manchester...

Wild Immersion hails successful trial and announces first permanent UK venue in Manchester

Global VR company, Wild Immersion, is opening its first permanent UK interactive cinema facility at intu Trafford Centre, following a successful trial this summer. Described...

Leeds based tech company achieves highest accreditation from Google

• Digital marketing agency, Search Laboratory, has become a ‘Google Sales Partner’, offering the highest level of digital marketing for its clients • Search Laboratory is one of only a handful of UK agencies to achieve this status and the only agenc

Hortor launches graduate training programme to support expansion

Hortor, the global strategic resourcing specialist with UK offices in Leeds and London, has announced the launch of a new graduates training programme that...

University of Manchester graduate wins national fintech scholarship

James Chalmers, a University of Manchester graduate who recently earned a first class Bachelor of Arts degree in English Literature, won the scholarship for his in-depth analysis of blockchain technologies

Leeds app developer invests in growth by seeking new talent

Leeds-based app development specialist, Pocketworks, is investing in its continued growth by seeking new talent to join its team.

Commsworld urges Newcastle and the North East to focus on a digital network fit...

Tech innovator Commsworld has urged Newcastle to invest in a digital network fit for the 21st century and wants to work with Northumberland County Council and North Tyne Combined authority on helping spread Gigabit connectivity into rural areas.