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State of the art audio visual equipment gives Lemon the edge

Clients and staff are set to benefit from Lemon Business Solutions’ investment in state-of-the-art technology, that will help people keep in touch and collaborate...

‘Emergency wi-fi’ firm raises further £500k from North East Venture Fund

A company delivering high-speed internet connectivity to sites without usual infrastructure has secured a further £500,000 investment from the North East Venture Fund (NEVF), supported by the European Regional Development Fund and managed by Mercia.

2.14 Miles Is The Sweet Spot For Self Delivery

According to research by restaurant delivery specialist VROMO, the most profitable distance for hospitality venues and restaurants operating self delivery is within 2.14 miles.

Reef.Global taps into the future of hybrid working and the third workspace

Reef.Global, which is based in Sheffield, is seeking £350K investment to further grow its revolutionary Third Workspace App. Reef.Global will launch in September and connect...

Collabco Announces Acquisition by Ready Education for Best-in-Class Student Success Offering

Collabco joins forces with Ready Education and StuComm to become the world’s largest student engagement platform provider.

Stanlow Terminals appoints Access as digital partner

The partnership will see Access create a new brand identity and positioning, a new website design, the creation of visual assets and video, and lead generation through e-marketing and social media.

Delivery software business appoints new Director of Engineering

Software business VROMO, which has created the world’s only SaaS platform dedicated to restaurant delivery, has appointed Pádraig Howlin as Director of Engineering as the company continues its rapid growth trajectory.

Paid Media Agency Doubles in Size During Pandemic

Paid media agency, Launch Online, has seen the largest growth in its history, doubling in size in just 20 months.

Fablr wins large digital brief with Impel Talent

Northern digital agency Fablr has won a large digital brief with Impel Talent, which will see them launch a striking new website, with a refreshed branding.

New ‘legacy contact’ will prove fruitful for Apple users

Apple has followed in the footsteps of Facebook and will now allow a nominated person to access a dead person’s iCloud account, in a move welcomed by Yorkshire law firm, LCF Law.

Established cyber security specialist is latest business to invest in Teesside

CyberWhite, an established provider of cyber security and cyber risk mitigation solutions for business, has opened a new office in Middlesbrough’s Boho Zone. The technology...

Spoke London appoints North East’s Cameo Digital to lead SEO strategy

Menswear brand, Spoke London, has appointed digital marketing collective, Cameo Digital, to devise and lead its SEO strategy. The disruptive London-based brand, which specialises in...

Leasing Options Management Announce Latest Staff Benefit

At 22.37pm while the country was celebrating England successfully beating Denmark and securing its places in the #Euros2020 final, the management team at Manchester-based...

Bondgate IT highlights global threat of zero-day ransomware attack

A major supply chain ransomware attack that has compromised hundreds of global businesses highlights the growing resourcefulness and reach of organised cybercriminals, says Bondgate...

NEC brings global brand and world-class expertise to Hull

NEC Corporation, one of the world’s most advanced and innovative technology businesses, has arrived in Hull.

Naval base connected by digital radio system

A new digital radio communications system has been developed to meet the demands of the Clyde Naval Base in Scotland. The system installed by TES Communication Solutions provides for secure encryption and fibre links for consistency of data and vo

Elite Dynamics enters into new partnership to drive sustainability within holiday park industry

Elite Dynamics, a leading provider of software solutions to the Holiday Home & Parks’ industry, has partnered with Play It Green - an environmental start-up - to encourage the industry and holidaymakers to up their environmental efforts.

North East creative agency smashes sales target by 72% despite pandemic

Entering its 12th year and exiting a global pandemic, a North East creative agency is set to have its best financial year ever, with sales on track to surpass its yearly target by 72.5 per cent. It has also grown its team by a quarter to meet client

Leeds-based ddroidd launches A+++ efficiency framework to reduce businesses’ online footprint

Digital transformation and technical specialists, ddroidd, has launched a pioneering new A+++ efficiency framework that will significantly reduce a website’s energy consumption, save money, improve reliability and responsibility for businesses.

Zonegreen marks end of epic Crown Point project

Rail safety specialists, Zonegreen, have successfully concluded a two-year installation of their flagship Depot Personnel Protection System (DPPS) at the Crown Point maintenance facility in Norwich.

EyUp! Tech entrepreneur David Richards launches new venture to train developers, generate jobs and...

Technology entrepreneur David Richards has launched a new Yorkshire venture called EyUp to create software developers, generate jobs and invest in start-ups across the...

Vapour launches Technology as a Service (TaaS)

Disruptive cloud specialist Vapour has launched a new Technology as a Service (TaaS) proposition, as the progressive firm continues its commitment to aiding the...

WilsonCooke reports 35 per cent growth and prepares for acquisitions

Marketing agency WilsonCooke has grown by 35 per cent and is gearing-up for acquisitions with the support of outsourced finance function, MAP

Plant and machinery theft continues to rise with SMEs most at risk according to...

Plant machinery theft has always been a huge issue for the construction industry, with some reports claiming more than £400 million worth of machinery is stolen in the UK every year

HITRANS launches pioneering GO-HI MaaS app for residents and visitors in rural Scotland

A pioneering Mobility as a Service app has been launched by The Highlands and Islands Transport Partnership (HITRANS) to increase accessibility of integrated travel for residents and visitors in rural Scotland.

NPIF loan sparks wave of expansion for recruitment firm

A Leeds-based recruitment agency is opening new offices in Manchester and Gateshead as part of an ambitious plan to achieve a four-fold increase in its business.

IT Director details experience with Bitcoin and how it’s helped the hackers who exploit...

IT Director Liam McNaghton details his experience with Bitcoin, and how hackers use it to exploit unsecured networks. One attack meant the victims had to send the hacker 15 bitcoins around £15,000 at the time, now worth over £450,000.

VolkerRail enlists support of eviFile to streamline project technology

One of the UK’s leading multi-disciplinary railway infrastructure contractors, VolkerRail, has invested in an integrated mobile platform to streamline project deliveries, enable better-informed decision-making,...

Employers not doing enough to nurture female talent, study reveals

Study shows only one in four female tech professionals felt comfortable enough to ask their employer for a salary increase—showing there’s still a long way to go on the road to gender equality on the workplace.

Lightspeed Broadband appoints Code Computerlove for fast-paced growth of its digital capabilities

New ISP challenger brand Lightspeed Broadband has chosen product studio Code Computerlove as its digital partner. Code will develop a full digital identity and suite of digital products for Lightspeed as the business embarks on an ambitious roll out.

Yorkshire web hosting firm announces record financial year

York-based, managed website hosting company, HA, has recorded its best financial year since it was first established in 2008. The company has seen substantial growth...

Lemon Business Solutions’ ambitions to grow take significant step forward

Lemon Business Solutions has taken a significant step forward in its ambitions to grow into new and existing markets. This has included the development of...

Odyssey Systems supports Tyneside Golf Club’s membership growth

Tyneside Golf Club has welcomed members back to the North East’s oldest inland course and is keeping them connected thanks to an investment in...

First Demolition Services invests in Storm technology to support growth plans

First Demolition Services (FDS), the fast-growing specialist contractor, has invested in the latest workforce communications and safety technology from Storm Intelligent Communications to support...

Rockliffe Hall Invests In Innovative GUARDIAN® Technology

Rockliffe Hall, a luxury 5-star golf, spa and hotel resort in Darlington, is leading the way in the hospitality industry by being the first...

New fully-funded support will enable Cheshire & Warrington manufacturers to exploit digital technologies

SME manufacturers in Cheshire and Warrington can now access free hands-on support and local R&D expertise to help them make the most of industrial...

Bondgate IT hails bitcoin ransom recovery as a cybercrime ‘gamechanger’

The revelation that the FBI has been able to recover US$2.3 million of a cryptocurrency ransom has been hailed as a cybercrime “gamechanger” by...

Global pandemic report preparedness highlights North West consortium

A global think thank has hightlighted the work of the North West based Infection Innovation Consortium (iiCON) as an exemplar partnership tackling the infectious disease challenge.

Zonegreen ensures safety at Notts depot is ‘on point’

Rail safety specialist, Zonegreen, is expanding the services it offers to Nottingham’s Eastcroft depot, following the installation of its Points Converter technology.

Dept announces Manchester growth and recruitment push

Dept Agency is welcoming several new clients, including Co-Op Live, RIBA, Harwoods and Asana. To fuel continued growth, the agency is recruiting 30 digital specialists to join its UK team.

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