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Research shows 75% of businesses are missing out on funding that could help drive...

Survey shows UK firms not aware of digital skills funding

Weardale Lithium launches public consultation on test scale lithium extraction plant

Weardale Lithium is holding a community consultation event ahead of seeking planning permission to build a lithium extraction pilot plant. The company has been trialling...

In the ascendency: Doncaster tech company is presented with first King’s Award

Doncaster-based technology company Ascendant Solutions has been presented with the King's Award for Enterprise by HM Lord Lieutenant of South Yorkshire Dame Hilary Chapman DBE.

Salford Red Devils and Oldham Athletic sign up to Merchr’s print-on-demand merchandise platform

Print-on-demand merchandise platform Merchr has made two new signings in professional sports. Merchr has struck partnerships with Betfred Super League side Salford Red Devils and Oldham Athletic FC.

‘Oscars of the IT industry’ recognise AI innovations set to revolutionise the NHS

A Leeds-based specialist technology business has been named as a winner at a national awards ceremony billed as the ‘Oscars of the IT industry’. Answer...

Yorkshire-based unretirement expert launches digital platform supporting over 50s in workforce

Harrogate-based unretirement expert, Next-Up, has launched a new digital platform to support the often overlooked demographic of over 50s in the workplace, providing inspiration...

Pentest People Recognised in the first UK Fast Growth 50 Index for the North...

Pentest People's Inclusion Recognises Outstanding Growth and Cybersecurity Leadership.

Silicon Yorkshire Returns to York with Drinks Event

Silicon Yorkshire, one of the fastest growing tech communities in the North, will host its second drinks evening in York, bringing those working in tech, digital and IT together to ignite intelligent conversation, gather special interest groups and g

Funding Female Tech Founders

Video production agency Sound & Colour have recently released the second episode in their series 'Tech Flix' for their client Nash Squared. The episode focusses on funding female founders in the tech industry and the challenges they face.

Study Reveals Industries With Smartest Employees Aren’t The Highest-Paid

A new 2023 employee study has revealed the industries with the cleverest workers aren’t those that pay the most. Corporate experience company Avva Experience used...

Elite Dynamics shortlisted for prestigious tech award for work with the holiday park industry

Elite Dynamics, a leading provider of IT business solutions to the holiday home, parks, resorts, and marinas industry, has, for the second successive year, been shortlisted as a finalist at one of the North's prestigious tech awards.

North West Businesses are Urged to Step Up Cyber Security in Wake of...

The North West Cyber Resilience Centre (NWCRC) is warning businesses to urgently step up protection in the wake of rising cyber crime figures. In particular, the police-backed not-for-profit organisation is cautioning against email compromise.

Digital Transformation waste bill expected to be $2 trillion by 2026

New research explains alarming waste levels in digital transformation and the hefty price global businesses are paying for neglecting people in the process

Housemates promises to fill student rooms 65% cheaper than any other platform

With demand far outstripping supply in university living quarters, founder and CEO of the instant booking student accommodation platform Lydia Jones explores how the...

Zonegreen Secures Landmark Maintenance Contract

Rail safety specialist, Zonegreen, is marking a milestone in its development, after signing a maintenance contract with a 50th UK depot.

Merchr ramps up capacity with new machinery

Print-on-demand merchandise platform Merchr has boosted its capacity after installing a raft of new custom-built machinery as part of a £250,000 investment. Merchr has taken delivery of five new machines at its production facility in Middleton.

Quickline to equip next generation with digital skills for life as part of new...

Rural broadband provider Quickline Communications is set to deliver essential digital skills and knowledge to school and college students across Yorkshire and Lincolnshire as part of a new initiative launched this month.

EnergyForce drives sustainability at Rybrook Automotive with major multi-site solar and EV charging project

EnergyForce, the UK renewable energy systems specialist, is delivering a significant £1.4m multi-site solar and EV charging project for national motor dealer Rybrook Automotive...

PD Ports achieves 100,000th Intasite induction

Intasite, a leading provider of innovative workplace safety solutions for high hazard industries, has completed the successful health and safety induction of more than...

Greater Manchester Creative Agency Announces Trio Of Client Wins

Bury-based creative agency, Think, has won three major new client wins who have all enlisted the team’s digital expertise. The Old Firestation Café and Bar,...

Materials Processing Institute appoints new Group Manager for Digital Technologies

The Materials Processing Institute has appointed industrial and technology consultant Nicholas Parry as its new Group Manager for Digital Technologies. With more than two decades...

Virtual Horizons Explores the Future of Hull’s Landscape Through VR and Theatre

An innovative new theatre show that incorporates virtual reality has been created in collaboration with Hull communities that are susceptible to flooding.

Oakes Energy Services powers Pontefract hospice towards sustainability with solar panel installation

Oakes Energy Services, which specialises in energy efficient solutions, has contributed to The Prince of Wales Hospice saving approximately £20,000, which will be redirected...

Yorkshire’s Impression announces ambitious 2-year growth plan

Yorkshire-based creative agency, Impression Studio, has announced ambitious plans for growth that will take the agency and its sister business, Next Chapter, to £1m...

SaaS Firm eviFile Strengthens Leadership Team With Key Appointment From KPMG

Leeds-based company eviFile – an independent SaaS firm redefining field data collection – has announced the appointment of Lucy Flaherty as its people and...

James Heggs – co-founder of Tech Returners – on how AI might impact platform...

Tech Returners' James Heggs on AI and how it might affect platform and cloud engineering roles in the next few years.

North East STEM Foundation chair writes to Chancellor Jeremy Hunt

Tania Cooper MBE, chair of the North East STEM Foundation (NESF), has written to the Chancellor of the Exchequer to call for further investment...

Designer Clothes Entrepreneur Is Now Helping Other Businesses Stay In Fashion

Doncaster entrepreneur James Jones debuts Reverl, an AI-driven tool for SMEs. Transforming customer feedback into actionable insights, it aims to level the playing field, offering analytics usually reserved for larger firms.

Quickline brings five more rural communities up to speed with full fibre broadband

Homes and businesses in five more villages now have access to fast, reliable broadband, thanks to rural provider Quickline Communications. Quickline is continuing its full fibre rollout to rural locations across North Yorkshire and Lincolnshire.

Pentest People Joins Forces with JUST ONE Tree to Combat Climate Change Through Reforestation

Pentest People and JUST ONE Tree campaign will see one tree planted for every professional service day sold throughout October 2023.

3R Strategy launches the 3R Academy Connect Membership

UK-based pay and reward consultancy 3R Strategy has launched the 3R Academy, a dedicated learning platform offering exclusive access to a tailormade range of pay, reward, and HR resources and materials.

Quickline CEO tells businesses: Our mission is to rescue rural communities and create huge...

Rural communities could “wither and die” if they are not connected to reliable, high-speed broadband, an event for businesses in Lincolnshire has heard.

Edwin James Group launches Digital Academy to accelerate upskilling

Edwin James Group has strengthened its commitment to the upskilling and reskilling of staff with the launch of a new Digital Academy. The academy...

Silicon Yorkshire Invests £50k to Support Future Growth of Group

Silicon Yorkshire, the fastest growing tech community in the North, has invested £50k in its digital interface to make it easier for the tech, digital and IT community throughout Yorkshire to connect with each other.

Silicon Yorkshire Hosts Harrogate Drinks Event to Bring Tech Community Together

Silicon Yorkshire, one of the fastest growing tech communities in the North, will host its next drinks evening in Harrogate, strategically moving the event to North Yorkshire to bring more people from the tech, digital and IT sectors together.

Quickline scoops more top national awards for giving rural communities the digital life they...

Quickline Communications has won two major national awards for rescuing isolated communities with its rollout of fast and reliable broadband.

Cleveland Cable Company Continues to See Remarkable Growth Despite Industry-Wide Challenges

Cleveland Cable Company, the UK’s leading provider of high-quality cables and accessories, is thrilled to announce outstanding growth within the first quarter of the...

Quickline Rescues Customers With New ‘Free Until You’re Free’ Broadband Offer

East Yorkshire-based rural broadband specialist Quickline has launched a pioneering initiative to come to the rescue of customers, including in Yorkshire, locked into slow, unreliable services with other providers.

Technology group supports charity scheme.

Solution Performance Group (SPG) has donated £25,000 to its client Sovereign Housing Association to help residents access and become more confident with digital technology. The...

Network Rail and TRU Alliance Select Leeds SaaS Firm to Help Deliver £10bn Programme

Leeds-based SaaS company eviFile has been selected by Network Rail and the TRU Alliance to power its digital project management and progressive assurance approach...