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Poor quality internet is biggest bugbear of lockdown home workers, Odyssey Systems survey reveals

Poor quality internet is biggest bugbear of lockdown home workers, Odyssey Systems survey reveals

Unreliable internet connectivity has proved to be the number one IT headache for those working from home during the lockdown period, according to a...

Vet-AI named on annual index of disruptive UK startups

The UK’s longest running index of disruptive new startups, the Startups 100, has released its 2020 lineup, and includes Leeds-based Vet-AI for the second time running.

Progressive Northern business helps British exporters bounce back and grow with China’s e-commerce

In these uncertain times, with further challenges ahead for British businesses wanting to trade internationally, revisiting and adapting export strategies is more important than...

Company launches Schools Solution to Leavers Photos

Students leaving nursery, first, primary, junior and middle schools this July will now never get their leaving class photo…but one forward thinking events company...

Leeds software developer in university tech partnership

Data analytics software created by Leeds-based developer Panintelligence is playing a central role in a major new initiative by Reading University aimed at empowering...

Tech leader APD bucks trend with revenue growth and accelerated recruitment

Control room technology leader APD Communications has stepped up recruitment during the coronavirus crisis, including hiring 19 new employees.
Sheffield based agency, Rise at Seven, aims to double turnover to £3.5m in year 2

Sheffield based agency, Rise at Seven, aims to double turnover to £3.5m in year...

Rise at Seven, the search-first creative agency based in Sheffield and London turns one year old and reports £1.5 million turnover in its first...

Bondgate IT issues security warning as hackers continue to exploit coronavirus pandemic

Bondgate IT is advising those businesses and organisations that have switched to remote working to ensure they have effective security measures in place -...

New future for prison buildings as Treadmills transformation moves forward

Work is well under way to create an exciting new future for former prison buildings as part of the Treadmills regeneration project in Northallerton.

Health Assured launches mental wellbeing app with Thrive Therapeutic Software

The UK's leading health and wellbeing provider, Health Assured, has launched a mental wellbeing app for their clients through an exclusive partnership with Thrive...

Toronto-based Association Quantum appoints Northern Hive PR

Manchester’s Northern Hive has been appointed by Toronto-based Association Quantum to handle a communications and marketing brief that will drive awareness in the UK and North America.

The Future of High Street Retail vs. E-commerce

The coronavirus crisis has been difficult for many brick-and-mortar stores, yet some online retailers are thriving. The question is, what are they doing differently?

Wakefield firm proves contactless car sales are key to industry’s future

With the automotive industry taking a hit during the Coronavirus pandemic, The Car Buying Group based in Wakefield has resumed trading with tens of thousands of customers looking to sell their car.

Tesco awards two-year search marketing contract to Cheshire-based agency Click Consult

Award-winning digital marketing agency Click Consult has today confirmed that their contract with Tesco, as the retailer’s search and digital agency, has been extended for a further two years.

GUARDIAN® Protecting Care Homes Thanks to Plexus Innovation

Plexus Innovation has forged links with Careline Lifestyles to take one of the job’s pressures off the nursing team at a time that is...

Germany cyber firm chooses Yorkshire distributor to boost UK presence

One of Germany’s fastest growing tech firms has chosen Yorkshire-based cybersecurity distributor Brigantia to help expand its presence in the UK.

Yorkshire Businesses to Consider Consolidating Comms After Lockdown

Unified communications platform, Pod developed by leading Leeds-based telecoms company, 24 Seven Cloud Communications is making it easier than ever for businesses to stay connected amidst a worldwide pandemic
Radio Design and 1Try to manufacture integrated cabinet solutions for mobile infrastructure market

Radio Design and 1Try to manufacture integrated cabinet solutions for mobile infrastructure market

Yorkshire-based Radio Design Ltd today announced that it has entered into an agreement with 1Try Ltd to manufacture integrated cabinet solutions for the mobile...

Mental health platform launches crowdfunding appeal in a bid to keep vital support free

A Yorkshire-based mental health platform created to support employees has launched a crowdfunding campaign to keep its online training free of charge.

ClwydAlyn Housing appoints technology provider to transform collections

Voicescape, a software business that provides customer engagement and tenant sustainability solutions for social landlords, has expanded its client base with ClwydAlyn Housing in...

Nurseries first in UK to take infection control course

Two local children's nurseries are the first to take an infection control course aimed at early years settings which have re-opened following the lifting of Government Covid-19 restrictions.

Gala Technology Secure Partners Retail Merchant Services

Card payment solution specialist, Retail Merchant Services (RMS), have announced that they have partnered with Gala Technology, the innovative Yorkshire based company, behind the multi-award winning SOTpay payment solution, to provide its clients w..

Techconsult UK aims for growth after MBO

North East-based specialist engineering and technical staffing company Techconsult UK is aiming for growth following a Management Buy Out (MBO) led by two of...

Zonegreen points Isle of Wight depot in safe direction

Rail safety specialist, Sheffield’s Zonegreen, is using its latest technology to protect depot staff on the Isle of Wight from the risks associated with manual hand points.

Social Media Plays a Crucial Role in the Future of Business

Digital marketing agency sobananapenguin explains why social media should be used by all businesses to engage with their unique target audiences.
How today’s businesses can benefit from Prefabricated Data Centres

How today’s businesses can benefit from Prefabricated Data Centres

Prefabricated data centre modules can help businesses of today meet a range of challenges by providing cost effective, energy efficient data centre infrastructure that...

The mathematics of lockdown learning as GCSEPod partners with BBC Bitesize

Newcastle-based EdTech provider GCSEPod has joined forces with BBC Bitesize to curate online maths lessons as the schools' lockdown continues for most age groups.

CEO of Bongo’s Bingo launches a revolutionary free app which will transform how the...

Glug is a revolutionary free app which will transform how the nation goes back to bars, restaurants, pubs and clubs this summer. As social distancing is gradually relaxed, Glug will help many businesses adapt successfully to the new challenges.

FIFA Museum Appoints Dept to Strengthen its Digital Presence

Dept, global digital agency, based in Manchester will support the FIFA World Football Museum in the field of digital marketing, with community management on social media and with the website relaunch.

Vapour Cloud powers new co-location service for Zest4

Unified Communications specialist Zest4 has migrated its on-premise estate to a co-location facility in Manchester, thanks to a new collaboration with Elland-based Vapour Cloud. The...

North East firms collaborate to bring immersive solutions to the healthcare sector

Animmersion UK and Onyx Health have formed a new collaboration that has been borne out of the Coronavirus pandemic lockdown. The two North East companies...

UCLan support helps firm move with virtual factory

A Lancashire manufacturer has moved its main premises to Preston, using digital support from a University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) business programme to map out the move virtually while in lockdown.

Leeds digital agency supports homeless charity with £40k website

Leeds-based digital transformation agency Parallax has completed a website development project for local homelessness charity, Simon on the Streets.

Senior appointment set to drive business growth at Force24

Leading marketing automation firm Force24 has signalled further growth potential during a difficult climate with the recruitment of a highly experienced data marketing professional. Gareth...

Construction companies “need to adapt” in line with COVID-19 guidance

With government data showing that construction has a higher rate of deaths related to COVID-19 when compared to other sectors, Yorkshire Brickwork Contractors has interviewed experts within the industry to find out what technology can be adapted.

Digital guru believes in the importance of supporting local businesses

The leader of a Darlington-based web design and SEO agency has been championing local enterprise and the importance of community throughout the coronavirus pandemic. Zoom,...

Why Post-Lockdown Business Revolves Around Digital Marketing

Paul Scott, Managing Director at Eyeweb, explains why SEO and digital marketing are crucial to the growth of small businesses after lockdown.

Adzooma Launch new Marketplace Platform

International online software provider, Adzooma, has today announced the launch of a brand-new digital platform called Adzooma Marketplace, which brings together businesses and marketing...

Adzooma ease financial pressures for businesses amid the Coronavirus

Digital and technology platform provider, Adzooma, are acutely aware of the stresses and strains the pandemic has placed on Business Owners, Directors and Team...

Quiz tech company gives fans opportunity to take on Shed Seven band members in...

York-based quiz tech company SpeedQuizzing is offering fans of legendary indie band Shed Seven the chance to take on its five members in a fast-paced virtual quiz.