ByteSnap Design drives growth with embedded Linux projects

Award-winning embedded electronics consultancy, ByteSnap Design, has experienced incredible growth in 2017, expanding its expert team and winning a host of new clients, notably in the embedded Linux area. A particularly vibrant sector over the years, the embedded Linux market is being driven to new heights by rising IoT demands. One such project for ByteSnap […]

Software firm Advanced acquires Welsh SaaS company Hudman

Birmingham and Reading based software and services company Advanced has acquired Welsh cloud-based SaaS provider Hudman Solutions. Hudman is the developer of enterprise resource planning system CentralERP, which covers accounts, payroll, operations, stock, customers and supply chain.   The acquisition forms part of Advanced’s cloud-first strategy, which will see it roll out cloud-based SaaS solutions, […]

New games company launches in Leamington’s Silicon Spa

Well Played Games has been by colleagues who were all previously at Exient in Leamington. Adam Wells and Rich McClaughry have managed the new business set up, but the formation of the company as very much a team effort by colleagues who were all made redundant when the firm scaled back its UK operation. After […]

Edge expands senior technical testing team with new appointment

One of the UK’s fastest growing and largest independent software testing company, Edge Testing Solutions has bolstered its expansion plans by appointing Senior Technical Test Engineer Iain Finlayson to boost expertise at the company’s Birmingham Digital Test Hub. Iain is responsible for clients across a number of sectors, providing consultancy to evaluate existing testing processes […]

CityFibre starts wholesale broadband service in Leicester and Nottingham

The cities of Leicester and Nottingham are to become the latest members of CityFibre’s Gigabit City club with the commencement of a full fibre-to-the-premises (FTTP) broadband service across the supplier’s metro network later in 2017. CityFibre announced internet service providers (ISPs) Onecom and Gigabit City Networks as its launch partners for the new service in the two cities […]

Warwicknet welcomes new director to drive expansion

Internet service provider WarwickNet has appointed a new director of sales and marketing, as it looks to accelerate ambitious growth plans following its acquisition by CableCom Networking Group. James Warner, 29, has joined WarwickNet as part of the company’s plans to invest in the delivery of fibre infrastructure to business, science and industrial parks nationally. […]

Cyber-security theme to lead agenda at Channel Live event

Leading security experts will be present at industry event, Channel Live, at the NEC Birmingham between September 12 and 13. Experts from IBM, Larato, Lyon Leeming, HighNet and the Fraud and Cyrbercrime Prevention office will discuss implications of attacks and how the channel can defend itself. Larato managing director Dr Lucy Green will lead a […]

Rant & Rave announces double-digit revenue and team growth

Rant & Rave, the real-time customer engagement technology specialist, has announced double-digit business growth and team expansion, fuelled by a growing customer base and strategic expansion plans. Rant & Rave provides services to half of the FTSE, including Barclays, easyJet and Sky, and has increased revenue by 40% over the past financial year. The UK […]

Major expansion at Leamington gaming company

Playground Games, a Leamington company behind successful video game – Forza Horizon – has announced a major expansion at its headquarters. The company is growing its workforce from 150 to 300 before the end of the year after winning a new project. It has taken on an extra 3,000 sq ft in Leamington town centre and […]

EG Solutions agrees £26 million takeover offer from US firm Verint

New York-based analytics company Verint WS Holdings Ltd on Tuesday said it has agreed to buy London-listed back-office software firm EG Solutions PLC for GBP26.3 million in cash. Under the terms of the offer, Verint will pay 112.5 pence per EG Solutions share, which it noted is a 53% premium to the average EG Solutions […]

PMGC acquires rival B2B dealer Pure Business Services

PMGC has acquired B2B dealer Pure Business Services, marking the first time two Vodafone Total Communication Partners have merged. The deal sees the converged enterprise becomes the UK’s third largest independent provider of mobile solutions, with a base of more than 70,000 connections and annual revenues of £20 million. Pure will contribute 25,000 connections and […]

Edge Testing celebrates 10th year by walking 500 miles to raise charity funds

One of the UK’s fastest growing and largest independent software testing company, Edge Testing Solutions is celebrating its 10th year by raising money for 10 charities throughout the year. 10 volunteers across Edge’s offices will “walk 500 miles” from the company’s Glasgow office, via its new Digital Test Hub in Birmingham, to its London premises […]

Mercia joins games industry Investment Summit for indie developers

Henley-in-Arden based Mercia Technologies has joined the GamesIndustry.biz Investment Summit, which provides a chance for independent developers to get their games funded and signed, and will take place on Thursday, September 21st at the NEC during the EGX consumer show. All participants will receive a four-day pass to the consumer event, a lunch, plus access to […]

Nottingham tech firm wins access to £5m open banking prize

Nottingham’s Bizfitech is celebrating as its Handle product has been selected from over 150 global applicants to be one of just 20 finalists for the £5 million Nesta Open-up Challenge. The Open-up Challenge was born out of recommendations by the Competition and Markets Authority that UK banks should help create more competition in the financial […]

Selecting a mobile application development company for your project

Mobile Application Development Series – Part 2   Welcome to part 2 of our 5-part series on mobile application development.   Part 1 looked at the essential breakdown of your mobile application development budget, and how to financially plan carefully for project success. And here’s part 2 – read on as we drill down into […]