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Digital construction expert appointed to drive forward game-changing software

A digital building information software company aiming to revolutionise the construction industry has appointed one of the UK’s leading experts in his field to play a key role in driving forward the adoption of game-changing technology.

Fleetondemand’s CEO wins prestigious Lloyds Bank National Business Award

Fleetondemand’s CEO and Founder, Justin Whitston, was announced winner of the Inflexion Entrepreneur of the Year award at the prestigious 2020 Lloyds Bank National Business Awards, which took place during a glittering online ceremony on 10 November.

Improve Your Cash Flow with R&D Tax Credits

If your business carries out research and development, it should be claiming R&D Tax Credits from the government.

Code Computerlove helps businesses combat the challenges of Covid-19

Digital product and service company Code Computerlove has launched a range of new services on the back of insights into the key challenges businesses are facing amid the Covid-19 pandemic.

Design and web agency Fablr re-develops web presence for Leeds arts organisation

Web design agency Fablr, which has offices in Manchester and Leeds, has just re-launched the digital presence for East Street Arts. Since its launch, the new website has hit most of its objectives and, as it continues to grow and develop.

Made Tech strengthens team with high profile Manchester-based Chief Financial Officer

Made Tech, the public sector technology and delivery expert, continues to strengthen its senior management team to support its expansion across the North of...

Hoopla goes from strength-to-strength as e-commerce drives demand

While 2020 has been a year to forget in so many ways, Hoopla is reflecting on a year of unprecedented demand for its services...

GCSEPod top of the class with UK education award win

EdTech provider GCSEPod's Check and Challenge evaluation resource has won a top national education award.

Why Quality Assurance Is Firmly in the Digital Solutions Spotlight

Once perceived as the ‘poor relation’ within development teams, Lewis Counsell, Head of QA at Manchester Integrated Digital and Marketing Agency Access, explains why quality assurance is the Cinderella of the digital industry.

Yorkshire online security experts issue warning for businesses this Black Friday

Leeds-based cybersecurity and website performance specialists, RapidSpike, has been helping e-commerce businesses in the US and UK prepare for Black Friday.

ITPS wins a place on key government procurement framework

Cloud and security experts ITPS have scored a place on G-Cloud 12, the Crown Commercial Service’s flagship procurement framework, which aims to help reduce public sector technology costs and improve efficiency.

Manchester Agency Named at European Internet Awards

Dept takes Agency of the Year at the Lovies

Radius Goes Electric With a 50 Percent Stake in Chargepoint Europe

Radius Payment Solutions has taken a 50 percent stake in Chargepoint Europe B.V., a leading supplier of electric vehicle charging points in Europe. Based in...

Digital outpatients service will help hospitals to recover clinic capacity

NHS partnership Health Call is rolling out a new digital outpatients service to connect clinicians with patients at home and minimise the need to...

Leeds healthcare specialist provides Diabetes support platform for young people

The pandemic has taken on a huge toll on the health sector this year, and the healthcare industry has had to pivot and adapt...

CyberWhite highlights rise in new forms of intimidation during anti-bullying week

CyberWhite, a cyber security specialist based in the North East, is supporting Anti-Bullying Week, warning parents of the risks of cyberbullying to their children’s...

How to combat the impact the pandemic has had on B2B sales

Many companies in our Covid-impacted world have been forced to look deeper into the digital channels and communication techniques that they didn’t prioritise or perhaps use previously.

New C4DI building puts tech at the forefront of Hull’s economic recovery

Construction is nearing completion on a new showpiece building for Hull’s thriving tech community.

Ponderosa celebrate 10 years of excellence by giving back

One of Leeds' leading brand-led digital marketing agencies, Ponderosa, is celebrating (at a social distance) their 10th year of business excellence. To mark the occasion...

North West payment provider takepayments gives pubs a lockdown lifeline 

Leading payment provider, takepayments, has launched an online takeaway ordering solution exclusively for pubs and bars after it revealed the industry saw a 75.4%* decline in card transactions during the first UK lockdown.

MediaCity hosting firm Datacentreplus successfully manoeuvres through lockdown

Although 2020 has been a trying time for many individuals and business, Datacentreplus has manoeuvred through the first lockdown period successfully and helped clients,...

‘Fintech for good’ incuto raises £1.75m for credit union platform

A ‘fintech for good’ company which has developed a banking platform for credit unions and community banks has completed a £1.75m funding round.

Lab software business acquired by Canadian firm

The Genial Group – the Chester-based group which is a market leader in laboratory software – has been acquired by Harris, part of the Canadian company Constellation Software Inc.

Software firm in ‘perfect position’ for global growth

Lancashire-based CoreRFID is working with lifting height, load control and safety company SpanSet Spain, which also manages operations in France and Portugal, on a tailored system to issue safety certificates in minutes.

North east web agency grows its team after a run of new clients

Blueocto Ltd, the South Tyneside web design and development business has announced the appointment of a new designer, Dean Hope, following a run of client wins during 2020.

Students give thumbs up to independent learning

Newcastle-based EdTech provider GCSEPod says Key Stage 4 students are embracing independent learning like never before as the ongoing coronavirus pandemic continues to reshape UK education.

Investment in Plexus Innovation Will Support More In Region

A Durham based remote technology company is poised to assist in important compliance issues and reporting for even more care homes and social housing...

Smart Cities provider embraces instant communications for mobile workforce

IntechnologySmartCities, a leading provider of digital connectivity across UK towns and cities, has equipped its mobile workforce with innovative instant communications technologies supplied by...

Joii Pet Care reaches 100,000 registered pets milestone

Veterinary app, Joii Pet Care, run by Leeds-based tech firm Vet-AI has passed a significant milestone in growth this week as 100,000 UK pets are now registered with the app.

Ecommerce retailers being urged to get set for biggest ever Black Friday by Greater...

Wigan-based digital marketing agency - ATTAIN - is urging ecommerce retailers to get set for biggest ever Black Friday or miss out on sales.

Tech provider plugs in six-figure ServiceNow automation to support client customer experience

Solutionize Global has joined forces with Whyaye to roll-out ServiceNow® Customer Service Management– in a £150,000-plus investment – to provide operational excellence with streamlined...

Manchester Digital Agency Debunks The Five Biggest ‘Myths’ About Design Sprints

Oliver Bailey, co-founder of Manchester-based digital agency Absurd, debunks common myths around Design Sprints.

KINTO chooses Mobilleo MaaS Platform to drive mobility offering in the UK

KINTO UK has chosen Fleetondemand’s Mobilleo MaaS platform to power its new flexible mobility solution for customers throughout the UK. The platform can be configured to suit the different policies and mobility requirements of any organisation.

Tech Firm To Boost Workforce By 30% As Focus on Customer Experience Grows During...

Specialist technology business, Lokulus, is looking to increase its team by 30% to support its clients as more customers head online.

Smart tech firm’s Halo effect on the future of home heating

A Hull tech business is developing the home heating systems of the future in partnership with one of the UK’s leading providers.

Voicescape strengthens senior team with double appointment

Voicescape has bolstered its senior management team with the appointment of two industry experts, following a period of sustained growth for the organisation. The Manchester-based...

Businesses in rush for IT support as second lockdown looms

Bondgate IT is already experiencing an increase in enquiries as businesses again prepare to resume home working practices. The Darlington-based firm says that those unable...

Hortor and Mobile Cloud create joint venture to launch specialist automation agency LEVO RPA

Hortor, the global strategic resourcing expert headquartered in Leeds, and Mobile Cloud, the leading partner for Blue Prism attended automation solutions based in Hove,...

BCN Group secures spot in Forbes Solicitors Reinvention and Resilience Top 50

BCN Group, an IT managed services and digital transformation company, has been named in the inaugural Forbes Solicitors Reinvention and Resilience Top 50. The report...

Zonegreen celebrates milestone order

Sheffield-based rail industry specialist, Zonegreen, is marking a major milestone in its 12-year history - the 2,000th order of its depot safety equipment.