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Zonegreen extends reach across emerald isle

Sheffield-based rail safety specialist, Zonegreen, is expanding its presence in the Republic of Ireland, after installing a new warning system at Dublin’s Fairview Depot.

Darlington IT company experiences huge increase in demand as thousands across the North East...

Bondgate IT has experienced a huge rise in demand for its services in the week that thousands of North East employees began working from...

Estate Agent Offers Virtual Valuations To Homeowners

One firm that has adopted a virtual approach is Yorkshire's largest independent estate agent - Dacre, Son & Hartley. Since launching its virtual valuation service last week, where homeowners use Facetime, and other software tools, to show the company

Motivational social media tool now available for free during COVID-19

SoAmpli, a social selling platform that empowers employees to share valuable content online, is being offered for free to Coronavirus-struck businesses. As enterprises battle the...

Direct Voice and Data acquires Logical Telecom as part of its growth plans

Direct Voice and Data has acquired Logical Telecom as part of its ambitious growth through acquisition plans. Huddersfield based, Direct Voice & Data, offers a...

The Most Promising North West Businesses in the Aerospace Industry in 2020

The north west has become a central hub for numerous industries. It’s a newfound home for all manner of tech and digital companies, and...

York-based SpeedQuizzing launches virtual pub quiz app and hosting platform

York-based quiz tech company SpeedQuizzing has come up with the perfect answer to save the pub quiz and provide much needed entertainment to home-bound Brits.

Digital agency launches e-commerce initiative to help struggling businesses

GRM Digital offers support to three businesses struggling to trade because of coronavirus

Yorkshire tech firm pays staff to undertake NHS volunteering

Elland-headquartered technology specialist Vapour Cloud has decided that colleagues from throughout the entire business will be given paid leave to undertake NHS volunteering and...

Adzooma opens up free access to their full platform in a bid to help...

Digital and technology platform provider, Adzooma, today announced they will be providing free access to their platform in a bid to assist businesses who...

Health and safety software firm in second funding round

Notify Technology – the Newcastle-based health and safety software business – has completed a £370,000 investment round to drive product development and expand its team.

New medical devices firm secures £650k NPIF investment

A new medical device supplier which aims to offer UK hospitals the latest innovations from around the world has secured a £650,000 investment from NPIF – Mercia Equity Finance, which is managed by Mercia and part of the Northern Powerhouse Investment

Forgetting to Invoice Losing Micro Businesses £875million – £1.7billion Annually

* Many small businesses lose customers because they can only take cash payments * Amaiz offers customers mobile card readers with no monthly costs as hygienic alternative to handling cash * Businesses can invoice from app while still with customers
Agile INPD champions the virtual classroom

Agile INPD champions the virtual classroom

Leadership and management training company In Professional Development has brought forward its plans to expand online by switching its face-to-face programmes to a virtual classroom during the coronavirus crisis.

Google searches for face masks soar to over a million and there’s a panic...

Adzooma investigate the shift in consumer searches amidst Covid-19 - what people really want to know and what they’re actually purchasing. With the spread of...

UKcaravans4hire appoints two new members of staff

In line with growth ambitions, Huddersfield-based online booking platform UKcaravans4hire has appointed two new customer service advisors to the team with the aim of...

North West tech firm offers free recruitment for businesses and candidates

Tech start up, Caroo, is extending its offer of free recruitment to businesses across the North-West and Yorkshire in a bid to support them...

Sky’s the limit for cloud IT firm after £2m investment

An award-winning Newcastle IT company, which provides cloud and network solutions to blue-chip clients nationwide, has secured a £2m investment from the Northern Venture Capital Trust Funds (VCTs), which are managed by Mercia.

Start-up secures £350k to develop smart system for care homes

A Sheffield company, which has developed a more advanced ‘nurse call’ system for care homes, has secured £350,000 investment from NPIF - Mercia Equity Finance that is managed by Mercia and is part of the Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund.

Yorkshire companies launch independent ‘Coronavirus Yorkshire Business Support Group’

A group of local businesses from a variety of industries have joined forces to lend a helping hand to others throughout the COVID-19 crisis.

Tech experts Synergi offer a free helping hand to businesses

With an increasing number of people using collaborative software Microsoft Teams to work from home, Gateshead-based Synergi is offering free webinars to help staff get to grips with the software.

Online vet launches 24/7 service

Veterinary technology company, Vet-AI, has launched a continuous online service to provide remote consultations to UK pet owners 24 hours a day, seven days a week via its remote veterinary care app, Joii.

Leading tech firm provides free software to help local enterprises

Panintelligence is offering its business intelligence solutions for free to support and empower Yorkshire organisations in the wake of the global disruption caused by...

County Durham cyber security firm calls for vigilance when working from home

CyberWhite, a County Durham cyber security firm, has called for businesses to be vigilant when supporting staff working from home, including informing the individuals...

Two Manchester Businesses Work Together To Launch National TV Ad

LeasingOptions is making its debut on screen with its first national TV advertising campaign featuring its new LO:bot character.

Oakland Group is Driving Project Efficiency

The government have just released their Budget Report for 2020 and announced that £640 billion of gross capital investment will be given to the...

Cash Reserves Advice as Interest Rates Are Cut

Dr Emma Black, leading financial expert in cash management and MD of Cascade Cash Management (Cascade), rounds up the financial impact of the Covid-19...

RFID technology helps manufacturer to roll out the carpet

A carpet manufacturer whose products are used on the ocean liner Queen Mary 2 is replacing the RFID tags which help control production at its Northern Ireland headquarters.

Emley success sees Hortor sign extended sponsorship agreement

Hortor, the global strategic resourcing specialist with UK headquarters in Leeds, has agreed to extend its year-round sponsorship of Emley AFC to support the...

More Media Sales expand team as they sign Northern Deal with influencer platform Takumi

More Media Sales, have boosted their team to handle a new brief from leading influencer platform Takumi. The Manchester-based agency have agreed a deal to...

Ex-YouGov director joins Yorkshire tech enterprise

Forward-thinking AI and Machine Learning (ML) organisation, Third Foundation, has appointed a former YouGov director to become its chief operating officer. Shirelle Grant was director...

Leading Newcastle-Based Digital Marketing Agency, Venture Stream, to Bring FREE Digital Marketing Masterclass to...

For the first time in Leeds, Venture Stream is holding a free event to share real-world examples of how the agency has used its no- nonsense approach to digital marketing to create advanced multi-channel marketing strategies.

The Landing appoints new Innovation Manager 

Natalie Jameson is a leading technology changemaker and best-selling author

The UK’s Electric Vehicle Revolution

The UK's Electric Vehicle Revolution is upon us but looking at current data and trends in the sector it looks like there may still be some hurdles to overcome.

Leading UK Retailer Boundary Outlet Teams Up With Red-Fern Media For Complete Digital Transformation

Established over 30 years ago, Boundary Outlet, formerly Boundary Mill Stores, is a group of leading UK shopping destinations attracting hundreds of thousands of...

Silverchip Tackles Digital Skills Shortage

Manchester-based Silverchip is celebrating its 10th anniversary by giving back to the digital and technology community by launching a one off training programme to...

Dept expands Nordic presence with the acquisition of Sorthvid

Dept grows European presence with an acquisition, strengthening its strategic design offerings.

Mason Advisory ranks in FT 1000: Europe’s Fastest Growing Companies 2020 report

Financial Times names North West IT consultancy one of the fastest growing companies in Europe.
Remote working

Remote working can keep the North East operational during coronavirus threat, says Odyssey Systems

Odyssey Systems is advising businesses in the North East that they too can follow the example of social media giant Twitter by allowing staff...

Phusion IM achieves Microsoft Gold partner status

Phusion IM has established an enhanced collaborative partnership with Microsoft, which recognises the company’s capabilities as an innovative developer of engineering data management solutions...