Pure Telecom names new MD as Matt Sandford becomes CEO

Multi award-winning Shropshire company, Pure Telecom, has responded to an increasing growth in business by naming a new managing director. Former managing director and company founder Matt Sandford has taken on Pure’s new role of Chief Executive Officer, with David Hayward being promoted to MD. “These are exciting times at Pure Telecom, our success over […]

Tech accelerator launches in ‘Cyber Valley’

A technology business accelerator programme has been launched in Worcestershire’s ‘Cyber Valley’, an area that claims to be home to the highest concentration of cyber companies in the UK. Applications for the first programme are sought from individuals and businesses across Worcester, the Midlands and the UK until August 17. Funded by Worcestershire Local Enterprise Partnership […]

Edge Testing secures G-Cloud 10 supplier status with cyber services

Edge Testing Solutions has announced that it has been successfully awarded a place on the highly competitive G-Cloud 10 framework, the government’s latest cloud procurement framework. G-Cloud 10 is live, with more than 3,500 suppliers listed on the latest iteration of the framework. More than 90% of the 3,505 companies who’ll be competing for public sector […]

Double award joy for East Midlands MSP Air-IT

Managed IT and Communications Service Provider, Air-IT is celebrating after winning two awards at the Derby Telegraph and Nottingham Post Business Awards. The technology firm secured titles for SME Business of the Year in Derby, and the Excellence in Industry category in Nottingham. James Healey, Air-IT’s Managing Director said: “These awards are renowned for attracting […]

Ticketing software firm expands with new appointments

Aldridge’s ticketing software company Vennersys is targeting business growth with the appointment of three new members of its sales team. The company has undergone a 53% expansion in its team in the last two years, with entry into new markets including Scottish attractions and the heritage railway sector. Luke Fletcher joins Vennersys as a business development […]

10 regular technology meetups in the East and West Midlands

At TechSparx, we decided to list 10 regular tech meetups in East and West Midlands, as they are a very effective networking technique and extremely valuable for the community. Through meetups, people share ideas, interests and build businesses, which is of great importance especially when it comes to technology. They all have something special about […]

RiVR secures deals with fire and rescue services for VR technology

Southam software developer RiVR has its sights set on saving lives and the taxpayer millions of pounds, by providing the UK’s fire and rescue services with a photo-realistic training environment using virtual reality (VR) headsets. The firm has developed a programme which scans any real-world scene using lasers and high-definition photography and displays it as a […]

Castleton Technology acquires IP in £1.6 million deal

Sutton Coldfield-based Castleton Technology, a software and managed services provider for the public and not-for-profit sectors, has paid £1.6 million to acquire the IP of the platform of its modelling solution. In 2015 Castleton acquired Brixx Solutions, which had a platform that enabled users to produce financial models and long-term forecasts. Castleton has been paying a licence […]

Arrow Businsss Comms acquires telecoms provider 360 Solutions

Arrow Business Communications, a Surrey-based business communications company has acquired a Burton-on-Trent telecoms and IT services provider 360 Solutions, for an undisclosed sum. 360 Solutions works in markets including retail, property development and recruitment and all directors of the firm will be staying on and will work within the Arrow group, as will the remainder of the […]

Edge Testing appoints new MD to spearhead UK growth

Software testing company, Edge Testing, which is a part of Eurofins Digital Testing, has appointed Sharon Hamilton as Managing Director to spearhead growth across the region. The growing firm, which is based at Quayside Wharf in Birmingham, provides software testing services to public sector bodies and companies across the Midlands that are household names. With […]

Daisy Group swoops in for Birmingham’s Voice Mobile

Telecoms specialist Daisy Group, the UK’s largest independent provider of telecoms, IT and cloud services, has announced the acquisition of Birmingham’s Voice Mobile. Lancashire-based Daisy Group has partnered with Voice Mobile since 2004 and will retain its sales and operations teams to sell and manage EE mobile accounts to existing and new customers. Daisy said its […]

Mitrefinch is aiming to create 500 jobs in Nottingham

HR and payroll software company Mitrefinch says it wants to create “500-plus” jobs in Nottingham as it embarks on an aggressive expansion strategy. The company officially opened its Nottingham at Nottingham One on Monday, says it has already targeted office space to move into when it outgrows its current offices, which can house up to […]

Games developer Playground Games snapped up by Microsoft

Leamington Spa-based games developer Playground Games has worked on the Forza franchise and has been acquired by technology giant Microsoft. The deal with Playground Games was revealed at the annual E3 event in Los Angeles during which hardware manufacturers, software developers, and publishers present new and upcoming products and confirm recent deals. Since Playground Games was […]

Codemasters enters AIM with £280 million valuation

Warwickshire-based Codemasters recently floated on London Stock Exchange’s junior market with a valuation of £280m. Its placing on the Alternative Investment Market netted £170m for selling shareholders while the placing of new shares will raise £15m for the company. The placing was expected to raise around £159.9m for Reliance Big Entertainment, the company’s Indian owner […]

More than 50 miles of Birmingham and Coventry roads to test self-driving cars

The Midlands Future Mobility project has confirmed that more than 50 miles of roads across Birmingham and Coventry are to be used to test self-driving cars. The networked roads will be the largest, most diverse testing environment in the UK, with the deployment of new roadside infrastructure including smart vehicle monitoring, data analytics and 5G […]