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Tech-entrepreneur launches new ‘game changing’ networking platform to help business owners connect

A South Yorkshire-based tech entrepreneur is hoping to transform the way in which business owners click, connect and collaborate after announcing ambitious plans to...

Marsden Secures queen’s award for Innovation

A Rotherham-based medical device company which helped an A&E nurse to realise the potential in her idea to administer potentially life-saving treatment has been...

CoreRFID has recruited brothers Matt and Tim Clancy to its software development team

The brothers from Leigh, Greater Manchester, both graduated from the same computer software engineering course at Bolton University this year. Matt was initially recruited...

Fast-growing Yorkshire IT business appoints service delivery manager

IT services provider Integral IT has appointed Iain Kilner as service delivery manager as the North Yorkshire-based business continues to expand. Iain has more than...

Natural pet food company raises multi-million investment as it aims for 4-fold growth

A Yorkshire company which manufactures personalised pet food using only natural ingredients has secured a multi-million pound investment to accelerate its growth.

Mason Advisory recognised as a UK Best Workplace for the third time

Mason Advisory, the Salford-based independent digital and technology transformation consultancy, has been recognised as one of the UK’s Best Workplaces in the 2021 Great...

Protect Your Dog and A Donation Will Be Made

A local, dog loving, aerial and CCTV specialist has made a pledge to help people in the North East protect their pups from strangers,...

CoreRFID continues to build Irish client base with new win

An asset management software firm is maintaining its leading position in Ireland as the supplier of automated safety inspections systems with a new client win.

Why Digital Engagement Speeds Up Sales Funnels

Research by Statista has found that e-commerce will make up 22% of global retail sales by 2023.

MCR Services marks 10th anniversary with move into returns market

MCR Services is marking its tenth anniversary with a major contract win as it continues to develop its capabilities as a returns centre. The Cramlington-based...

Demand for digital skills continues to grow as Northcoders reports 63% jump in hiring...

Northcoders reports 63% jump in hiring partners

North East Businesses With Purpose

An exciting concept is due to launch in the North East, which will marry together conscious consumers with businesses who have a purpose or...

Cascade Opens Up Services to Create A UK Savings Community

Cascade Cash Management (Cascade), has today announced an important expansion of its service, opening up the company’s proprietary portal and its savings data to...

New music and arts client for Breathe PR

Breathe PR has won an ongoing contract for public relations with CIC Made by Mortals to raise awareness of their theatre-based health and societal work.

Your Customers Deserve an Awesome Online Experience

When a business adopts inbound marketing, it greatly reduces the volume of irrelevant web traffic and attracts decision makers with an active interest in what’s on offer. By streamlining the experience, you speed up the sales process overnight.

The Chameleon Agency launches

The Chameleon Agency, an agile global creative team, has  launched to offer businesses cost effective internal and external communication campaigns. The agency founded by experienced producer Joe Gilliver, previously from People Activation Agency.

Karman Digital launches to help firms deliver strategic ‘digital change’

A new strategic digital consultancy has been launched in Macclesfield called Karman Digital. It is led by Jon Pittham one of the region's most experienced marketing professionals.

New appointment and promotion for Fablr as part of growth

Following a series of new business wins at the beginning of 2021, boutique digital agency Fablr has expanded its team again. This is just one part of the agency’s considerable growth plans for the year and Fablr plans on continuing to expand its team

Research shows 54% of international tech professionals looking to relocate to the UK would...

Research has suggested that Northern regions (the North East, North West and Yorkshire and the Humber areas specifically) are becoming the UK’s next emerging tech hubs.

Yorkshire Business Gearing Up To Take On FinTech Big Boys

"It took us 18 months to attract our first 2,000 account applications, fast forward a few months and we're now attracting around 2,000 account applications each month..."

Quantum Science moves into new lab space at Sci-Tech Daresbury

Quantum Science, a leading material science company, has opened a new office and laboratory at Techspace One at Sci-Tech Daresbury, as part of a...

CoreRFID continues to build Irish client base

An asset management software firm is maintaining its leading position in Ireland as the supplier of automated safety inspections systems with a new client win.

Digital construction consultancy takes key role in industry alliance to implement Building Safety Bill

An innovative digital construction consultancy is working with some of the country's leading social housing organisations, architects and developers in a Government-led initiative to ensure there is never a repeat of the Grenfell Tower disaster.

Shipster takes System Integrator crown at Digital City Awards

Shipping software provider Shipster’s contribution to its e-commerce clients’ success has been recognised by Digital City with the System Integrators Award 2021.

Lancashire-based Connect Childcare offers free management software to smaller childcare providers

Connect Childcare has launched its free childcare tool, foundations™. The software is aimed at childminders, after school clubs, and smaller nurseries and has been...

Fleetondemand wins best mobility solution provider for Mobilleo at Business Motoring Awards 2021

Fleetondemand has been recognised as the best mobility solution provider at this year’s Business Motoring awards for its leading Mobility as a Service (MaaS) platform, Mobilleo.

Digital agency Dept becomes certified climate neutral

Digital agency Dept has become climate neutral certified, which marks the opening chapter in the agency’s ongoing impact mission and quest to gain B Corp certification by the end of 2021.

Another lift as CoreRFID adds firm to growing client list

Asset management software firm CoreRFID is supplying its market leading automated safety inspection solution for Hawk Lifting, one of the most high-profile firms in the lifting industry.

New report reveals how Leeds businesses adapted during the pandemic despite 9 out of...

The research provides a deep-dive into some of the key challenges Leeds-based businesses are currently facing, as well as actionable advice to overcome them.

Company using satellites to detect subsidence raises £1.5m

A Leeds company whose technology can detect subsidence from satellite data has secured investment of £1.5m investment from NPIF – Mercia Equity Finance, which is managed by Mercia and part of the Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund, and the Governmen

Leeds cybersecurity consultancy, Pentest People, plans expansion following 60% revenue increase

Leeds cybersecurity consultancy, Pentest People, has announced its expansion plans following a record year of business growth that saw its revenues increase by 60% and an additional 35 people hired within a year.

Huler launches its Human Experience SaaS platform, the HulerHub

Huler, the UK-based work technology business, announces the launch of its new Human Experience SaaS platform, the HulerHub today.

UK Coaching driving its future by investing in its workforce

With its mission to become the UK’s leading destination for learning and development, products and services for coaches, UK Coaching has invested in its workforce and is moving its offices to the centre of Leeds.

Women in Social Housing streamlines digital operations with donated resource from IT firm

Women in Social Housing (WISH) has strengthened its existing IT infrastructure, thanks to its partnership agreement with IT-services provider, Central Networks and Technologies (Central). The...

Lobster extols virtues of digital ecosystem

Chesterfield-based software specialists, Lobster DATA, are launching a new vision to demonstrate how a sustainable, competitive edge can be achieved through digitalisation.

Manchester agency guides brand refresh for the London Marathon

Manchester's Dept has completed a brand refresh for London Marathon Events (LME), the organisation behind the London Marathon and 12 other mass participation events.

Telemedicine firm’s commitment to remote working paves way to support industry’s mental health crisis

Vet-AI, the research and development company behind online vet care app Joii, has reported its flexible working ethos has proven successful in supporting the mental wellbeing of the industry’s professionals.

Lokulus appoints six new hires and gains a Best Companies accreditation.  

Northwest technology firm Lokulus has kicked off 2021 by increasing their team by over 10% in the first quarter and by gaining a “Very Good” rating on the company’s first Best Companies Staff survey as it continues its ambitious growth plan. 

Deals agreed as Infex’s superbug program heads for clinic

Alderley Park-based Infex Therapeutics has taken another step forward in progressing MET-X, its new treatment to tackle super bugs that patients around the world...

One Utility Bill extends funding to £3.3m in the past year

One Utility Bill, the Newcastle-based business which simplifies the utilities experience for consumers, landlords and letting agents - has raised a further £1.6m. The follow-on investment round was led by incumbent investors DSW Ventures, the venture