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3D print company set to become a global market leader after raising a further...

A UK company which is on course to become a world leader in the 3D printing industry has raised a further £2.5m after announcing a partnership with a global industry player.

Gateshead based Vertu Motors invests in robot technologies

Vertu Motors has invested in robotic process automation (RPA) to help improve productivity across previously manual data entry processing tasks. The Group is using RPA...

Manchester agency launches out-of-the-box solution to help brands move into commerce

The e-commerce solution launched by Dept agency is designed to help brands develop an effective and efficient commerce site.

How to support the wellbeing needs of a child within a 21st Century school

For over 30 years, schools have managed data using Management Information Systems (MIS). These systems digitally capture data of people that are within the...

Creating order within Chaos Uniform rebrands global technology company Chaos Group 

Strategic brand consultancy Uniform has revealed the new brand they have created for Chaos, the global industry leading and Academy Award winning graphics technology company. The rebrand supports the company's bold ambitions across the creative secto

Choice on the menu as housing association guides Bradford through lockdown

Manningham Housing Association (MHA) is stepping up its work to engage with Bradford residents during lockdown by significantly expanding its programme of community projects. MHA...

Adzooma and Cambridge University reveal insightful data on how to succeed in online marketing...

Latest research finds that Facebook is the most cost-effective channel on average for SMBs, Microsoft is the most responsive channel for increasing ad spend,...

Focus on GDPR security must include confidential waste paper as well as digital

Businesses are placing themselves at risk of fraud or even prosecution under data protection laws by failing to properly dispose of their documents, warns...

Leeds cybersecurity consultancy, Pentest People, launches Dark Web Monitoring Service

Leeds cybersecurity consultancy, Pentest People, has announced its Dark Web Monitoring service to provide organisations with early warning of any data breach so they can respond more quickly to fix the problem and alert the ICO and affected customers

North West company set to become one of fastest-growing science publishers

A Knutsford-based company which produces magazines and digital marketing solutions for the life science and medical industry is poised to become one of the world’s fastest-growing scientific publishers.

Zonegreen develops derailer powered by sun

Sheffield-based rail safety specialists, Zonegreen, have launched an innovative solar powered derailer, to bring clients environmental and economic benefits.

Leeds tech firm sets its sights on further growth with seven appointments and a...

Leeds-based cybersecurity and website performance company RapidSpike has made seven appointments and a promotion as it looks to grow its presence across the globe in supporting online businesses.

Ecommerce agency creates North East tech jobs following office expansion

An ecommerce agency headquartered in central Middlesbrough is set to recruit for a number of web development and client services roles following the acquisition of additional office space.

Solar Energy Company Reveals Survey Details & Launches Free Downloadable Home Improvement Guide

Stockport solar energy company reveals survey details around home energy habits and creates free downloadable home improvement guide explaining benefits of solar panels.

Aberla Group announces new chairman

North-West based energy and utility infrastructure specialist, Aberla Group, has announced the appointment of Ben Whawell, the former chief financial officer of Stobart Group, as non-executive chairman with effect from January 2021.

Record year for EAS Automation & ambitious targets for 2021

EAS Automation is celebrating a record year achieving sales in excess of £820,000, in only its fifth year of trading, and the company has set an ambitious target to surpass the £1m mark.

North East cybersecurity specialist warn individuals to be aware of all levels of fraud

CyberWhite, a North East based cybersecurity specialist, is urging people across the region to stay alert to cyber fraud, whether £10 or £10k, especially...

Multi-factor authentication is a key defence against cyber crime, says Bondgate IT

Bondgate IT is advising businesses and organisations in the region that they can prevent cybercriminals from compromising accounts by investing in multi-factor authentication (MFA). Garry...

New joint MD and senior level promotions at Manchester’s Code Computerlove

Manchester-based digital product studio Code Computerlove has announced Rob Jones as joint Managing Director, alongside other senior level promotions.

Zut Co-Founder Launches Live Streaming Agency

Chris Holmes, co-founder of Zut video production company, has launched a specialist live streaming agency called Virtuopo. Delivering professional broadcast quality webinars, virtual events...

Demolitions expert invests in latest tech to improve safety in sector Inbox

Hookstone Group, the fast-growing demolition specialist, has equipped its on-site workforce with market-leading instant communications technology to help improve health and safety in the...

VOODOO defies lockdown gloom to record 400% increase in business sign ups

A Yorkshire-based mobile messaging specialist recorded its single largest year of growth during 2020 after seeing a 400% rise in sign-ups for its SMS...

Salford’s Mason Advisory listed in FT’s UK Leading Management Consultancies 2021 report for third...

For the third year running, Mason Advisory has been named as one of the UK’s Leading Management Consultancies in three categories, in Financial Times’...

Northcoders drives apprenticeships agenda with new ReSkill programme launch

Northcoders announces new ReSkill programme which can be paid for using apprenticeship levy funding, co-investment, or levy-transfer.

North West Software Consultancy Launches With Aims To Help SMEs Thrive

Hyphen Business Solutions, an independent SME software consultancy, has launched in the North west with the aim of connecting SMEs to the most efficient...

New Hires and Client Wins for Manchester Agency Absurd

Manchester headquartered strategic design agency Absurd is making a number of new hires across strategic design and technology, as it reports a 113% growth in its first quarter.

Place Your Bets: why 2021 is the year to become an experiment business

Finding ‘hidden’ revenues is something all businesses could do with this year. And one way to achieve this can be through growth experimentation. So why is 2021 the year to become an ‘Experiment Business’?

Manchester-based translation provider achieves double digit growth

A Manchester-based translation and language services provider has achieved double digit growth in its client base despite challenging international trading conditions. The Translation People, which...

New Pandemic Proof Business Solutions from 438 Marketing

438 integrated marketing agency has launched a new 'WORKS' division designed to help SMEs power out of lockdown by offering them fast, affordable and effective packaged solutions aimed at driving rapid growth.

Leeds Company Takes IT Support Specialist to Cloud Nine

Camb IT Support, is the latest IT reseller from across Europe and beyond, to offer its clients one of the world’s most advanced backup services for Microsoft 365, known as CloudCover 365 from Leeds based cloud computing and disaster recovery speciali

Animmersion UK creates space for Tees Valley’s freelance community as it relocates Middlesbrough headquarters

Animmersion UK, the Teesside-based digital visualisation specialist, has relocated its Middlesbrough headquarters following a period of sustained growth for the business. The company recently completed...

Strong 2020 growth for North East tech company

A Newcastle-based tech company that is leading a digital-first revolution for building product manufacturers, SpecifiedBy, has reported a solid performance in 2020.

Materials Processing Institute committed to encouraging innovation through workforce diversity

The Materials Processing Institute is encouraging more people from diverse backgrounds to pursue a career in innovative technologies. The Teesside-based not-for-profit research and innovation centre...

‘Customer first’ design will help businesses succeed

New campaign focuses on how any new product or service has a better chance of success if built around human-centred design

Cocktail company creates virtual events in aim to become world’s biggest digital nightclub

The award-winning founder of a Leeds-based cocktail company has launched a virtual nightclub in a bid to create the world’s biggest digital night out in.

Lobster seeks partners for long-term relationship

With Valentine’s Day fast approaching, data integration specialists, Lobster DATA, are launching a UK partnership programme, following the success of its scheme in Germany.

Bringing a little sunshine into people’s lives

Pete Gower, a service desk engineer with Network ROI talks about his charity work during the coronavirus pandemic in Wigan, what inspires him at work, and what it’s like working for an employee-owned company remotely.

CDS awarded supplier status on new Crown Commercial Service’s print management framework

Leeds-based strategic communications agency CDS has seen off tough competition to be named as one of seven key suppliers on the latest print management...

Central partners with Horton Housing to deliver free WiFi access to most vulnerable residents

IT solutions provider, Central Networks and Technologies (Central), has partnered with Horton Housing to deliver free internet access to people in supported accommodation, including...

Tech Entrepreneur James Henry Blake Urges Businesses to Prepare for Post-COVID World

One of the UK’s leading young tech entrepreneurs is speaking out to warn organisations operating across multiple sectors that the post-COVID business world may look quite different than it did before.