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Two new deals at Leeds Marshall’s Mill

Two new deals have been secured at Marshall’s Mill, part of The Round Foundry and Marshall’s Mill estate on the South Bank of Leeds....

Animmersion applies Augmented Reality to bring new insights and skills development to engineering industries

Animmersion is supporting projects to increase knowledge transfer and skills development in the engineering industry utilising Augmented Reality (AR). The North East-based visualisation and immersive...

Telcom becomes an Ofcom regulated entity, enabling further roll-out of full fibre services across...

Fast growing, Manchester based technology company Telcom has announced today it has been granted Code powers from Ofcom. This will enable the company to deploy new fibre infrastructure faster and more cost effectively to customers across the UK.

Appreciate Group and CleverGift launch UK’s first fully digital multi-brand gift card you can...

The UK-first technology – available now – enables consumers and businesses to send the ‘Select Digital Gift Card’ instantly by email, text, Facebook Messenger or WhatsApp

Woven Agency appointed by Legal & General-backed £2bn start-up, Guild Living

Woven announced as the lead strategic and creative partner to Guild Living to revolutionise later living.

Veterinary tech startup partners with Animal Friends Insurance

Vet-AI, an award-winning Leeds-based startup which formed to give pet owners access to affordable and convenient veterinary care, has exclusively partnered with one of the UK’s largest pet insurers, Animal Friends.

Quiz app firm sees record growth

SpeedQuizzing, the York-based tech company that’s revolutionising the pub quiz through its industry leading app, recorded its strongest ever trading month in November, as it remains on track to become a £1m business within the next couple of years.

Data8 Announces Acquisition of TK Dialogs

Data8, the Data Quality Company and leading provider of integrated data solutions, has announced the acquisition of Team Knowledge Ltd, publisher of the market...

Newcastle hosts the region’s first-ever Google DevFest

Tech leaders and entrepreneurs from across the region attended the North East’s first-ever developer event held by global giant Google, as part of a new partnership to help build the region’s tech sector further.

Savvy Sam bolsters newly launched tech enterprise

Machine learning (ML) and AI brand Third Foundation has grown its team even further following the arrival of a vastly experienced technical director.

TfGM & Mobilleo work in partnership to power a MaaS solution for Greater Manchester

Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) is working in partnership with Fleetondemand’s award-winning Mobility as a Service (MaaS) application Mobilleo to power its ground-breaking IMOVE project.

The North East’s Biggest Tech Careers Event returns for the fourth year

The North East largest tech-specific careers and opportunities event is returning to the region in 2020 for the fourth time. Tech Talent 2020 will...

County Durham start-up disrupts tutoring market with innovative peer-to-peer learning app

According to recent statistics published by The Sutton Trust, the North East has one of the lowest rates of access to private tuition, with...

BigChange appoints Chief Operating Officer to support continued growth

BigChange, the mobile workforce management company, has appointed Jo Godsmark as its Chief Operating Officer. Jo will lead the company’s customer-facing activities in this new role.

Sky Medical Technology founder honoured at Bionow awards

The CEO and founder of Sci-Tech Daresbury-based Sky Medical Technology has received a major honour at a ceremony celebrating the outstanding leaders and innovators...

Northern startups invited to join pioneering business experiment

Startups from across the North of England are being invited to participate in a pioneering business experiment designed to help accelerate the development of new technology companies, it was announced today.

Osbit seeks to drive offshore industry progress with knowledge sharing offering

Northumberland-based offshore engineering firm, Osbit, is sharing its specialist technical knowledge with clients and partners to improve the effectiveness of offshore operations in the global energy industry.

Synergi boosts turnover by 60 percent on the back of cloud wins

Cloud and business transformation experts Synergi have posted turnover by 60%, hitting the £3m turnover mark ahead of target, and creating new jobs.

Are millennials guilty of rushing their work? The research results include a surprising discovery.

Millennials live non-stop lifestyles and use their mobiles on a frequent basis. Due to the rushed nature of their lives, they are prone to making errors when typing on their mobiles which can look unprofessional to potential employers of the future.

Zonegreen rail safety specialist celebrates second Australian install

The reputation of rail safety specialist, Zonegreen, is on the up down under, after its technology was chosen to protect workers at a second high-tech train maintenance facility.

Dept Strengthens its Sales Team Ahead of 2020 Growth Plans

International digital agency, Dept is strengthening its sales team with two senior hires. Client Development Director Paul Thomas and Engagement Manager James Shilton have joined with ambitions to grow the agency in 2020.

Next step for tech success as work starts on Hull’s C4DI sister building

The 20,000 sq ft building developed by regeneration company Wykeland Group will expand Wykeland’s @TheDock tech campus in the Fruit Market creative quarter

Status Digital grows talented tech team with eight new hires

A Newcastle based digital agency has strengthened its team of business transformation and customer experience experts, with eight new hires across the business, following a period of accelerated growth.

Siemens helps Hallé Orchestra go green

Siemens has created an integrated digital solution for the Hallé orchestra which will cut its costs by 35% through energy reduction.

Siemens boost agritech business presence with new appointment

Siemens Digital Industries has appointed Lee Fletcher as Business Development Manager to spearhead growth plans and boost its value add to the agri-tech sector.

Go North East launches special Black Friday offer and revamped app is on the...

Go North East, the region’s largest bus company, has your travel needs wrapped up with the launch of a special Black Friday offer on...
Digital Salford launches Smart strategy

Digital Salford launches Smart strategy

Digital Salford, the collaboration of key stakeholders in the City of Salford, has published its ambitious new Digital Strategy setting out some clear intentions...
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Manchester to host first ever Digital City Festival

A new week-long festival celebrating the North’s booming digital sector is to take place in Manchester next year. Brought to life by publishing company Prolific...

YFM leads £4.5m Series A fundraising at Panintelligence

The rapidly scaling data visualisation, reporting and analytics software developer Panintelligence, has secured backing from YFM Equity Partners and Comhar Capital in a Series A fundraising.

Manchester Digital and Brother UK bring digital careers to Tameside’s young girls

Manchester Digital, the specialist trade body for innovative technology and digital businesses across Greater Manchester has joined forces with Brother UK to bring its Digital Her initiative to Tameside on the 11th December at Hyde Town Hall.

Ring supports motorists with improved online bulb finder

With one of the largest ranges of 12V bulbs in the European market, which combined can be applied across 500,000 applications on vehicles from...

Newcastle digital products agency grows through national work

A Newcastle-based creative digital agency is driving growth by focusing on new technologies and securing business from beyond the North East.

Leeds based’ Spike wins Rohan contract following recent growth

Leeds based' Digital Marketing Agency Spike has shown a period of successful growth with new hires and new contract wins such as Rohan.

Leeds based tech company puts employee well-being first

Leeds-based digital marketing agency Search Laboratory is continuing to pave the way for businesses across the city, with the launch of its latest mental...

The Technology Group expands sales team

Leeds telephone, internet and mobile service provider The Technology Group has appointed three new starters across its sales team. Oliver Rupp and Ben Morgan join...

Leach unveils the thinnest lightbox ever

Following nine months of investment, graphic display specialist Leach has revealed a new ultra-slim wall-mounted system designed to bring further flexibility to the retail...

The North of England to play host for international FinTech trade missions

The two full-day events will help scale-ups from across the globe to establish a footprint in the UK

Leeds agency launches new website for global luxury group Corinthia Hotels

Leeds-based integrated digital agency, twentysix, has launched a new website for award-winning luxury hotel group Corinthia Hotels.

Leeds-based TruNarrative partners with Paris-based fraud detection expert

Leeds-headquartered TruNarrative has added French fraud detection and prevention specialist, Bleckwen, to its industry-leading financial crime platform. The latest partnership with the French firm will...

Sheffield entrepreneur delivers innovative app to battle big four supermarkets & support local supermarkets

A Sheffield-based entrepreneur is hoping to give independent retailers a competitive edge when it comes to generating online sales after launching a brand new business designed to help small supermarkets to compete with the big four when it comes to

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