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Pimberly strengthens board with appointment of Beatrice Lafon

A leading international retail and e-commerce specialist who has held chief executive roles at Claire’s Accessories and Etam Group has joined the board of technology company Pimberly to help drive its US and European expansion.

The data sector in Yorkshire gets a boost

The data sector in Yorkshire is set for a boost with the launch of a new networking community aimed at senior data leaders in...

Industry experts appointed to strengthen Materials Processing Institute board

The Materials Processing Institute has appointed two industry experts as non-executive directors to further strengthen its position as a national centre for research and...

New Channel 4 drama offers ten people from Leeds a chance to break into...

Ten people based in Leeds will get the chance of a lifetime to work on a major new Channel 4 drama and launch their...

Darlington firms join forces to provide flexible, responsive and dynamic legal service

Latimer Hinks Solicitors in Darlington has enlisted the help of Clive Owen Technology Services to revolutionise its IT system. The firm has made a significant...

Pioneering Darlington subsea firm commissions control room following £24million investment

Modus, a North East subsea services company, which is pioneering the next generation of subsea robotics, has commissioned its control room in Darlington, the...

The future’s bright for Manchester Pride as it reveals new creative strategy and website...

LGBTQ+ charity Manchester Pride has worked alongside Code Computerlove to launch a new proposition and website design as it looks to adjust its communications...

Zonegreen updates safety at historic rail depot

Rail safety specialists at Sheffield-based Zonegreen have installed the latest version of their flagship depot protection system at one of the first facilities to ever invest in the technology.

Record high for green car registrations

Record numbers of motorists are switching to electric vehicles according to new research from the Department for Transport.

Web and design agency Fablr doubles headcount with strong growth outlook

With a raft of new client and project wins over the past 12 months, Leeds and Manchester-based agency Fablr has doubled its headcount - and is set to continue its growth trajectory throughout 2022.

Experts at University of Salford produce guide to metaverses for SME owners

Experts at the University of Salford have published a new guide for business owners on the pros and cons of metaverses, as more and more SMEs consider harnessing these fast-developing technologies to innovate and grow their companies.

Vapour announces new workspace in Leeds home of tech Platform and duo of hires

Cloud technology specialist Vapour has announced its expansion in Leeds city centre with new workspace in tech hub Platform. This news coincides with two...

NowSkills announces series of free IT & digital seminars with global experts

A specialist IT & digital apprenticeship training company, based in Bolton and operating all around the UK, is launching a programme of free, expert seminars for organisations in any sector including John K. Thompson, Carsten Holstein and Thom Ives.

Video recruitment platform secures £1.3m funding package

Shine Interview, a video-based recruitment and HR Tech platform, has received a £1.3m funding package to enable it to embark on a programme of growth and relocate to County Durham, creating around 20 new jobs in the area in the next 18 months.

HITRANS launches new website to showcase their Go-Hi travel app

The Highlands and Islands Transport Partnership (HITRANS) has announced the launch of a brand new website to showcase their ground-breaking Go-Hi travel app.

Software Engineer Boosts Capability for Plexus Innovation

The company behind GUARDIAN® remote technology, has grown its team again, to provide extra support with product development, so that the company can achieve...

Cyberwhite opens new headquarters in the heart of Sunderland business district

CyberWhite has officially opened its new headquarters in Defender Court, part of the Sunderland Enterprise Park on the banks of the River Wear. The cybersecurity...

Loaf selected as creative partner for £2.5 billion Salford Crescent Regeneration

Manchester based Creative agency Loaf has been selected as creative brand partner for the £2.5 billion Salford Crescent and University District Masterplan. Loaf has already...

Butlin’s brings in Code Computerlove to boost bookings

Butlin’s, the home of entertainment, is partnering with design-led transformation and technology company Code Computerlove to revamp its online customer experiences. Code will help Butlin’s...

Cloud Expert HTG On Expansion Trail To Hit £30M Turnover

North East secure cloud expert HTG is on the move, as part of an ambitious plan to reach the £30m turnover mark and increase heacount to 150.

Tribosonics raises £1.5m to further develop and commercialise its smart sensing technology

A Sheffield company whose smart sensors allow industry to reduce wear and tear and cut energy costs has raised a further £1.5m from NPIF – Mercia Equity Finance.

Video recruitment platform secures £1.3m funding package

Shine Interview, a video-based recruitment and HR Tech platform, has received a £1.3m funding package to enable it to embark on a programme of growth and relocate to County Durham, creating around 20 new jobs in the area in the next 18 months.

Commsworld delivers first significant connectivity improvements to rural Northumberland as part of Alncom partnership

Commsworld, the UK’s largest independent network provider, has begun transforming connectivity to rural areas throughout Northumberland as part of its partnership with broadband expert Alncom.

Happy Hour: Pub and Bar Staff are the Happiest Shift Workers

● 52% of pub and bar workers are happy compared to 26% of workers in fast food restaurants and takeaways ● 9% of staff in restaurants and 11% in fast food/take-aways are stressed or frustrated ● Data revealed in Mental Health Awareness Week 9-15 May

Funding helps barrister launch new system to record witness statements

A barrister who recognised the value of accurate transcriptions while working as a legal aid lawyer has launched a new system that can automatically capture witness statements.

FOD Mobility Group expands European operations with new German office

Leading multi-platform technology company FOD Mobility Group has today announced the opening of its new office in Dusseldorf, Germany as part of its current expansion into several European markets.

Huddersfield firms’ collaboration nears decade of connectivity

Renowned commercial property rental specialist Towndoor has renewed its connectivity agreement with cloud tech firm Vapour, as the two popular Huddersfield brands near a...

Ellie Boosts Cascade’s Numbers

A 19-year-old Washington student is the latest to benefit from the opportunities extended by Cascade Cash Management to young people in the region who...

PAM Group accelerates growth with launch of DNA and epigenetic tests

A series of tests which show whether a person is prone to developing a host of health conditions including diabetes and cancer, and how they can tailor their lifestyle to lower their risk, are being launched by preventative healthcare specialist PAM.

Hortor Hopes to Raise £12,000 for Chosen Charities

Hortor, the global resourcing and managed service consultancy headquartered in Leeds, has nominated two charities that will benefit from its fundraising efforts throughout 2022.

Inspection firm plans expansion with help of CheckedOK

A leading Cumbrian equipment examination company is investing in new technology as part of its long-term expansion plans.

iSource Group Secures European Contract with Rackspace Technology

iSource Group, the IT, digital and change management recruitment specialist based in Leeds, has secured a two-year European contract with Rackspace Technology, the multi-cloud solutions expert.

Force24 unveils trio of releases to help upskill 6,000 UK marketers

Leeds based Marketing automation specialist Force24 has launched three new key features – with more set to be unveiled soon – to help thousands...

Data analytics and testing consultancy Seriös Group supports grassroots sport

Seriös Group, a North East-based data analytics and testing specialist, is supporting grassroots sport in the region by sponsoring a young team’s kit. The company,...

Region’s Website Issues Remedied Via New Service

An experienced and award winning website expert has launched a unique new service to support WordPress website users in the North East. Jackie Latham, owner...

Travelodge Selects Manchester-Based Start Up To Help Redefine Their Employee Experience

Huler, an award-winning UK based tech start up, today announced that Travelodge, the UK’s largest independent hotel brand, has selected HulerHub, the unique cloud-based...

Applied Monitoring secures £600,000 investment to commercialise innovative product

A Durham company which has developed sensor technology that can detect alcohol and drugs in a person’s blood by scanning their skin has raised a £600,000 investment to enable it to commercialise its product.

Innovative Building Information Management business raises £250,000 to develop audit trail software

An award-winning proptech business, whose software could help improve building safety, has raised £250,000 from NPIF – Mercia Equity Finance, which is managed by Mercia and is part of the Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund.

North-West Based ‘Fanz’ Announces New Artistic Partner and Launches New Collection

North-West based Fanz, a newly launched digital nation for the world game of football that’s achieving global success already, has announced an artistic partner...

Animmersion UK creates interactive games for Anglo American’s education outreach programme

Animmersion UK, the Teesside-based digital visualisation specialists, has completed a significant project with multinational mining company Anglo American to develop four interactive games based...