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Manchester Agency Launches Ambitious Podcasting Division to Boost National Brands

An award-winning Manchester social media video production agency is launching a podcasting arm to the business as the online broadcasting medium surges in popularity. Fraggell...

Lancaster University software innovation cuts through hard-to-understand financial reports

A new app developed by Lancaster University cuts through hard-to-understand financial reports, to help investors and regulators.

“Employees shouldn’t be able to derail operations,” phishing expert warns

A cybersecurity specialist and penetration tester has cautioned businesses against relying on human instinct to defend against phishing attacks. Phishing is an attempt to obtain...

Sunderland’s Nice Network named among the UK’s top SMEs

Sunderland-based Nice Network has been named as one of the UK’s top 25 SMEs for looking after its people and establishing a strong company culture.

3D skills boosting opportunities for US exports

Animmersion has invested in the skills of its 3D animation team to boost its export opportunities to the United States. The Middlesbrough-based immersive technology company...

Northern workers not put off by dated design and technology, research finds

The majority of Northerners would still want to work for a company with outdated design and technology but almost half of Londoners would not,...

Sunderland automation and robotics firm expands to meet rising demand from car manufacturing sector

A successful Sunderland tech business which works with some of the world’s leading car manufacturers is expanding following growth fuelled by the region’s automotive sector.

Health Innovation Campus helping increase breast screening attendance using artificial intelligence

New technology to boost the number of patients attending vital breast screening appointments has been developed through a collaboration between the Health Innovation Campus,...

£12m Funding to Rollout Ultrafast Broadband Across North

More homes and businesses across the North of the UK will get connected to next generation ultrafast broadband sooner and cheaper than before thanks...

Secure online portal for house-buyers and sellers launches following three-way industry collaboration

A Yorkshire-based IT specialist has teamed up with a business technology expert and one of the UK's largest firms of solicitors to create a secure online portal that reduces the time spent on conveyancing

Liverpool’s Platform Opens – Join the New Baltic Movement

Platform is the new ideas hub for budding creative and entrepreneurial thinkers, where you can work collaboratively, play with, and develop ideas. We believe, ‘if you have an idea, you are a creative’, so fuel that creativity and join us in Platform.

JCT600 invests over £1million in comms technology overhaul

Privately-owned motor firm JCT600 has invested over £1 million in a new cloud-based communications system to further improve its level of customer experience and...

North West health tech entrepreneurs win European funding

Two North West entrepreneurs are among winners of a European health tech funding competition. Xploro, a digital therapeutics platform developed in Manchester, and Triple...
Yorkshire Law Firm's Domain Celebrates 21st Anniversary

Yorkshire Law Firm’s Web Domain Celebrates 21st Anniversary

A leading Yorkshire law firm’s domain name is celebrating its 21st anniversary, making it one of the oldest legal domains in the region and reinforcing the importance of trade marking to protect company names, domains and brands.

North East-based online jeweller, Ruby & Oscar, celebrates first birthday

North East-based online jewellers, Ruby & Oscar celebrate a milestone first year.

Big Brand Ideas enters collaboration with inScience Communications

Integrated marketing agency Big Brand Ideas has signed a collaboration agreement with inScience Communication to deliver digital solutions to its international client base. The collaboration...

North East-based Ocucon scoops hat trick of award nominations

Newcastle-based surveillance technology company, Ocucon, has scooped a hat trick of award nominations only months after having been named the most innovative global asset protection company by US retail chiefs

Opal partnership keeps footwear retailer on the move

Newcastle-based IT specialist Opal has clinched a six-figure contract to help one of the UK’s largest footwear retailers manage more than 2,000 mobile Apple...

New B2B Platform for Ombudsman Services

The UK’s largest independent multi-sector ombudsman, Ombudsman Services, has created a new partner platform to facilitate its communications with businesses operating in its four key sectors of energy, communications, heat and private parking.

UKFast-Inspired Startup Announces 20 New Jobs

A product launched by Manchester tech firm UKFast in 2017 has surpassed growth forecasts to become a standalone division, recruiting 20 new people to...

Intechnology joins Government’s new marketplace for innovations

Intechnology has won a place on the new Technology Innovation Marketplace to help tech start-ups sell cutting edge innovations to the public sector. Spark is...

VentureFest Tees Valley announces conference strand to demystify access to funding for innovative regional...

VentureFest Tees Valley is bringing together funding experts to demystify the jargon, complex networks and barriers stopping innovative Teesside businesses accessing the finance they...

Manchester agency unveil responsive new website for Freshwalks

Manchester-based eCommerce and marketplace agency, Digitl have created and launched an exciting new website for Freshwalks. Freshwalks was established in 2014 by Studio North founder Michael Di Paola and aims to bring the North West business communit

Leeds Digital Job Fair is back for best of 5.0

The North’s digital and tech community are set to return to the First Direct Arena after it was announced that Leeds Digital Job Fair...

SPINR enlisted by South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue to help those most vulnerable

South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue (SYFR) will use SPINR’s technology to help prioritise vulnerable citizens most in need of fire risk assessments

Sheffield’s Zonegreen begins major safety upgrade for Siemens

Sheffield-based rail safety specialist, Zonegreen, is working with Siemens to overhaul the personnel protection systems installed at its UK maintenance depots.

Newcastle Digital Marketing Agency, Venture Stream, to Host Free Ecommerce Masterclass

Specialist ecommerce agency, Venture Stream, is delivering a free Ecommerce Masterclass in the centre of Newcastle this month. The masterclass will uncover how ecommerce businesses can use data to maximise their ecommerce strategy.

Rising demand for secure data analytics drives strong half-year results for Panintelligence

Fast-growing data analytics and business intelligence (BI) software developer Panintelligence has reported half-year financial results showing an increase in turnover of more than 20%.

Mobility technology provider Fleetondemand acquires FleetEurope

Fleetondemand, one of Europe’s leading mobility technology providers, has acquired Buckinghamshire-based vehicle management company FleetEurope for an undisclosed sum.

New HQ rewards staff for growth and makes APD a magnet for tech talent

APD supplies cutting-edge software to the emergency services, public safety and control room markets.

“Genuine deals, not an ego boost for sales”, urge eCommerce experts ahead of peak...

Remaining honest with customers over price and focussing on user experience are the keys to maximising sales during busy festive periods, online retail specialists...

Telcom launches pioneering portal for new Wholesale division

Telcom today unveiled its new partner business, Telcom Wholesale. Designed to enable its ever growing partner base and leverage cost effective data and voice connectivity.

Liverpool Cofoundery Nova Launches Eis/Seis Fund Following 83% Portfolio Growth Rate

Liverpool startup specialist Nova has launched its own SEIS/EIS fund to invest in early stage startups.

yboo Wins International Funding

One of Australia’s leading technology accelerators, Black Nova Group, has today announced a major investment in yboo. The disruptive big data business, based in Huddersfield...

Doorway Capital forewarns substantial growth in Smartphone-related litigation

The explosion of cyber technology and the internet has presented evolving risks and liabilities, including first and third party claims arising out of tech...

Merseyrail goes digital with online Day Saver tickets

Merseyrail has made a big step towards bringing simpler ticketing solutions to passengers with the launch of their online Day Saver purchasing platform.

Tech Manchester’s 6 Ways to Address Imbalance in Tech Investment

Tech Manchester's Executive Director Patricia Keating takes a look at the challenges for female founders seeking investment, and outlines 6 ways the problem may...

SK Clicks with Award Nomination

A Teesside business woman has been shortlisted for a national award for her work as a young entrepreneur after investing £100k in a business...

Trio fill new roles as AlphaBiolabs expands marketing team

AlphaBiolabs, the Warrington-based DNA, drug and alcohol testing company, has expanded its marketing team with three appointments to support its growth.

Yorkshire Proptech CEO awarded Irish Society of Chartered Surveyors fellowship

Anthony Walker, the Leeds-based CEO of digital surveying software firm GoReport, has been awarded fellowship by the Society of Chartered Surveyors Ireland (SCSI) in recognition of his contribution to the surveying profession.