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Video recruitment platform secures £1.3m funding package

Shine Interview, a video-based recruitment and HR Tech platform, has received a £1.3m funding package to enable it to embark on a programme of growth and relocate to County Durham, creating around 20 new jobs in the area in the next 18 months.

HITRANS launches new website to showcase their Go-Hi travel app

The Highlands and Islands Transport Partnership (HITRANS) has announced the launch of a brand new website to showcase their ground-breaking Go-Hi travel app.

Software Engineer Boosts Capability for Plexus Innovation

The company behind GUARDIAN® remote technology, has grown its team again, to provide extra support with product development, so that the company can achieve...

Cyberwhite opens new headquarters in the heart of Sunderland business district

CyberWhite has officially opened its new headquarters in Defender Court, part of the Sunderland Enterprise Park on the banks of the River Wear. The cybersecurity...

Loaf selected as creative partner for £2.5 billion Salford Crescent Regeneration

Manchester based Creative agency Loaf has been selected as creative brand partner for the £2.5 billion Salford Crescent and University District Masterplan. Loaf has already...

Butlin’s brings in Code Computerlove to boost bookings

Butlin’s, the home of entertainment, is partnering with design-led transformation and technology company Code Computerlove to revamp its online customer experiences. Code will help Butlin’s...

Cloud Expert HTG On Expansion Trail To Hit £30M Turnover

North East secure cloud expert HTG is on the move, as part of an ambitious plan to reach the £30m turnover mark and increase heacount to 150.

Tribosonics raises £1.5m to further develop and commercialise its smart sensing technology

A Sheffield company whose smart sensors allow industry to reduce wear and tear and cut energy costs has raised a further £1.5m from NPIF – Mercia Equity Finance.

Video recruitment platform secures £1.3m funding package

Shine Interview, a video-based recruitment and HR Tech platform, has received a £1.3m funding package to enable it to embark on a programme of growth and relocate to County Durham, creating around 20 new jobs in the area in the next 18 months.

Commsworld delivers first significant connectivity improvements to rural Northumberland as part of Alncom partnership

Commsworld, the UK’s largest independent network provider, has begun transforming connectivity to rural areas throughout Northumberland as part of its partnership with broadband expert Alncom.

Happy Hour: Pub and Bar Staff are the Happiest Shift Workers

● 52% of pub and bar workers are happy compared to 26% of workers in fast food restaurants and takeaways ● 9% of staff in restaurants and 11% in fast food/take-aways are stressed or frustrated ● Data revealed in Mental Health Awareness Week 9-15 May

Funding helps barrister launch new system to record witness statements

A barrister who recognised the value of accurate transcriptions while working as a legal aid lawyer has launched a new system that can automatically capture witness statements.

FOD Mobility Group expands European operations with new German office

Leading multi-platform technology company FOD Mobility Group has today announced the opening of its new office in Dusseldorf, Germany as part of its current expansion into several European markets.

Huddersfield firms’ collaboration nears decade of connectivity

Renowned commercial property rental specialist Towndoor has renewed its connectivity agreement with cloud tech firm Vapour, as the two popular Huddersfield brands near a...

Ellie Boosts Cascade’s Numbers

A 19-year-old Washington student is the latest to benefit from the opportunities extended by Cascade Cash Management to young people in the region who...

PAM Group accelerates growth with launch of DNA and epigenetic tests

A series of tests which show whether a person is prone to developing a host of health conditions including diabetes and cancer, and how they can tailor their lifestyle to lower their risk, are being launched by preventative healthcare specialist PAM.

Hortor Hopes to Raise £12,000 for Chosen Charities

Hortor, the global resourcing and managed service consultancy headquartered in Leeds, has nominated two charities that will benefit from its fundraising efforts throughout 2022.

Inspection firm plans expansion with help of CheckedOK

A leading Cumbrian equipment examination company is investing in new technology as part of its long-term expansion plans.

iSource Group Secures European Contract with Rackspace Technology

iSource Group, the IT, digital and change management recruitment specialist based in Leeds, has secured a two-year European contract with Rackspace Technology, the multi-cloud solutions expert.

Force24 unveils trio of releases to help upskill 6,000 UK marketers

Leeds based Marketing automation specialist Force24 has launched three new key features – with more set to be unveiled soon – to help thousands...

Data analytics and testing consultancy Seriös Group supports grassroots sport

Seriös Group, a North East-based data analytics and testing specialist, is supporting grassroots sport in the region by sponsoring a young team’s kit. The company,...

Region’s Website Issues Remedied Via New Service

An experienced and award winning website expert has launched a unique new service to support WordPress website users in the North East. Jackie Latham, owner...

Travelodge Selects Manchester-Based Start Up To Help Redefine Their Employee Experience

Huler, an award-winning UK based tech start up, today announced that Travelodge, the UK’s largest independent hotel brand, has selected HulerHub, the unique cloud-based...

Applied Monitoring secures £600,000 investment to commercialise innovative product

A Durham company which has developed sensor technology that can detect alcohol and drugs in a person’s blood by scanning their skin has raised a £600,000 investment to enable it to commercialise its product.

Innovative Building Information Management business raises £250,000 to develop audit trail software

An award-winning proptech business, whose software could help improve building safety, has raised £250,000 from NPIF – Mercia Equity Finance, which is managed by Mercia and is part of the Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund.

North-West Based ‘Fanz’ Announces New Artistic Partner and Launches New Collection

North-West based Fanz, a newly launched digital nation for the world game of football that’s achieving global success already, has announced an artistic partner...

Animmersion UK creates interactive games for Anglo American’s education outreach programme

Animmersion UK, the Teesside-based digital visualisation specialists, has completed a significant project with multinational mining company Anglo American to develop four interactive games based...

Triple business boost for Purple Heart Wishes charity

A charity which enables adults with a terminal illness to fulfil special wishes with their family and friends is in line for a cash boost from proptech business Symple and two sister companies.

Giacom gives local children glimpse of an exciting future in tech

Tech business Giacom has teamed up with Hull Children’s University to open the eyes of youngsters to exciting futures in their home city.

York-Based Company Provides Full Technology Design and Installation for World’s Largest Civilian Hospital Ship

North Star Engineers Behind Extensive Technology Fit Out Onboard Brand New Global Mercy® Which Began Journey to Africa from Rotterdam on March 15th.

GM Cyber Foundry experts help Autosermo gear up for expansion

A digital agency is primed for expansion following a successful collaboration with north west cyber security experts. Autosermo develops automated chat and voice messaging technology for a range of public and private sector clients.
North East to develop 3 year FinTech strategy

North East to develop 3 year FinTech strategy

Whitecap Consulting, the regional strategy consultancy, is collaborating with key regional stakeholders across the public, private and higher education sectors on an expansion plan...

Andrea To Support GUARDIAN®’s Innovation IN New Role

Plexus Innovation has expanded for the third time in as many months, this time with the addition of a new operations coordinator. Andrea Drakulic brings...

MediaCom North recruits new Senior People Partner

Holly Jackson, formerly at The Very Group, will focus on mental health, CSR and attracting and retaining talent in the burgeoning digital-first media agency

Deputy partners with Wagestream

Deputy, the workforce management app, has joined forces with Wagestream to improve shift workers’ financial wellbeing and help businesses win in the war for...

Project#808 create UK business first with the launch of their first Innovation Lab

Creating a new way to innovate and invest in the future

First Screen Industries Census launched in Yorkshire

SIGN launches first ever Screen Industries Census for Yorkshire & Humber Research supports UK wide ambition to create a more equal and diverse workforce in Film, TV, Games & Digital

London calling for fast-growing proptech platform Symple

A fast-expanding proptech business has opened a new office in London to serve a growing client base in the capital and across south-east England.

Veterinary tech firm partners with insurer to support thousands more pet owners

Vet-AI, an award-winning Leeds-based business which provides pet owners access to affordable and convenient veterinary care via its app Joii Pet Care has partnered with Markerstudy Broking, which is working with Asda Money to relaunch its pet insuran

Beyond Housing joins digital inclusion project to bring free internet to low income families

Beyond Housing is joining an innovative scheme which pledges to bring free internet access to essential online services to adults on low incomes. Westfield Farm,...