Mercia backs Voxpopme in £1.5 million funding deal

Birmingham tech firm Voxpopme works with brands such as Microsoft and Accenture and has secured £1.5 million in new funding. Voxpopme has agreed a new deal with specialist tech investor Mercia Technologies. The new capital will support the expansion of Voxpopme’s technical and commercial teams with new hires in its offices across the UK, US […]

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 West Midlands businesses to apply for 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 […]

West Midlands authority to overhaul ‘outdated’ intranet

The West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) is seeking a supplier for a potential £200,000 project to revamp and replace an “outdated and inefficient” intranet that it claims is obstructing staff communication. The combined authority has issued a contract notice announcing its intent to appoint supplier to build a new internal communications network, and then support it for six years […]

ByteSnap Shortlisted for Prestigious Electronics Industry Awards!

  ByteSnap has been shortlisted for two top Electronics Industry Awards! We’re delighted that – despite increasingly stiff competition – the work of our consultants has caught the eye of the judges at both national and European award level.   European Awards – ELEKTRAs ByteSnap been shortlisted in the European Electronics Industry Awards (ELEKTRAs), in […]

Holiday Extras continues expansion with Birmingham tech hub

Holiday Extras’ global expansion continues, with a new dedicated technology hub based in Birmingham due to open. The firm’s technology team has grown by almost a third in the past year, with ambitions of increasing it by another 20% in the next six months. Holiday Extras has started an apprenticeship programme in a further bid to […]

Midlands tech startup receives £1.2 million in funding

Midlands-based, mobile payment and epos startup Swoopos has received a combined investment of £1.2 million in order to drive its UK and international rollout into new sectors, including a new office being opened in Milton Keynes to join the current one, which is based in Wolverhampton. Offering seamless mobile ordering and payment, an inventory and […]

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 […]