Silwood Technology expands Safyr’s SAP metadata analysis capabilities

Silwood Technology Ltd has expanded its metadata discovery capabilities for SAP customers, who can now use Safyr® to analyse the metadata behind SAP ABAP Core Data Services (CDS). Silwood’s Safyr software has been helping customers accelerate delivery of key data and information projects involving SAP since 1992. It does this by providing data analysts and architect […]

New Edge Testing hire boosts Midlands’ service offering

Edge Testing Solutions, part of Eurofins Digital Testing, has boosted its Midlands’ service offering, with the appointment of Gal-on Broner as Principal Technical Consultant to lead its DevOps service from the software testing company’s Midlands Digital Test Hub, which is located at Quayside Wharf. Gal-on’s appointment follows a series of key senior technical team hires […]

New Nottingham company using tech to manage debt

A new Nottingham technology business, Tully, say it is on a mission to tackle Britain’s growing personal debt crisis. Backed by Nottingham venture builder Blenheim Chalcot, the company believes that the way personal debts are currently tackled via fixed monthly payments don’t work for either people or the businesses that lend money. Tully says it […]

CityFibre announces £2.5 billion full fibre expansion plan

The investment will see five million homes receive full fibre meeting a third of the target set by government Five million homes are to be connected to full fibre network thanks to aa £2.5 billion investment from CityFibre. Over 37 towns and cities across the country will now benefit from superfast broadband speeds capable of […]

Edge Testing strengthens testing tools suite with TestWizard

Edge Testing Solutions, part of Eurofins Digital Testing, has expanded its testing tools suite with the addition of test automation framework TestWizard. A comprehensive set of tools for the automated testing of software applications, TestWizard is the first product from its parent company, Eurofins, that Edge Testing has introduced to its client base. Using TestWizard, […]

National Express launches new transport tech hub in Birmingham

Coach operator National Express has teamed up with Innovation Birmingham to launch ‘NXIS’, a new business incubator which is hoping to create commercial opportunities for small businesses across the West Midlands. The new business support hub has opened in Birmingham aimed at helping the region’s tech companies develop new products for the transport sector. The […]

Kalamazoo returns to the Midlands following acquisition

Northfield-based ITS (IT Specialists) has been acquired from a Birmingham-based enterpreneur from Reynolds and Reynolds Ltd. The move will see the return of a historic brand to the IT marketplace – Kalamazoo. Reynolds and Reynolds Ltd. is based in the UK, and its core business is serving the automotive industry with automobile dealership technology and software […]

Vodafone wants WM businesses applying to new social innovation fund

Telecoms giant Vodafone is inviting innovative West Midlands businesses to apply for its new UK social innovation fund.  Vodafone Techstarter supports start-ups and early-stage ventures developing innovative technology solutions with social purpose – ideas that can harness the power of technology, connectivity and innovation to improve health, education, environmental protection or social mobility. In addition to financial […]

Midlands university partners launch collective IP gateway

The University of Warwick is part of a new connected system of technology transfer offices that has been launched to drive jobs and economic growth across the Midlands region, following a £5million award from Research England. Led by the University of Birmingham, the award will establish MICRA as a single gateway to the collective intellectual […]

Midlands VR experience company plans global expansion

A Midlands-based company that has developed ground-breaking photorealistic virtual reality experiences is gearing up for global expansion – just one year after launching. Southam-based Reality In Virtual Reality (RIVR), which launched in March 2017, has had financial assistance from Coventry University Enterprises (CUE). This funding has allowed RIVR to take virtual reality training to the […]

Birmingham tech startup Synapse raises £1.2 million

Synapse, the fast-growing Birmingham technology start-up that re-engineers spreadsheets to meet the stringent demands placed on financial reporting, has announced that it is in the process of completing a highly successful fundraising round in excess of £1.2 million.  Working with two organisations to secure the funding – the UK’s premier investment platform, Shadow Foundr and Central Business Finance, the business advisory firm based in […]

Fitness brand launching digital hub in Birmingham

A new tech incubator for digital firms working in the sports industry is set to open in Birmingham next month. Solihull-based fitness clothing brand Gymshark has teamed up with Innovation Birmingham Campus to launch a new business support base for the city’s tech and digital start-ups, in its iCentrum building. Gymshark will join as a […]

Government chooses West Midlands as 5G test bed

Large-scale pilot will be a game-changer as the West Midlands region welcomes “the power of 5G”. The West Midlands has been chosen as one of the UK’s first multi-city 5G test beds, as a part of a multi-million trial for the next generation of mobile communications. The next step in the Government’s 5G Testbed and Trials […]

Coventry next for Openreach full-fibre broadband rollout

Coventry residents will soon be able to order and receive ultrafast full-fibre, or fibre-to-the-premises, broadband services after Openreach announced a further extension of its Fibre First rollout. Launched in February 2018, Openreach’s Fibre First programme forms part of its new commitment to extend the Openreach FTTP network by 50% and deliver gigabit-capable broadband services to […]

Birmingham-based VC firm invests £250,000 in Warwickshire’s MEIF

A Birmingham-based venture capital firm has invested £250,000 into an electronic design and development provider in Warwickshire. Midven has taken the stake in Assembled Electronics Solutions (AES) after it was appointed to manage the £35m equity finance portion of the Midlands Engine Investment Fund (MEIF) in the West Midlands. The investment will give Warwickshire-based AES […]