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 […]

10 technology recruitment agencies in the Midlands

With universities and colleges kicking out for the summer very shortly, many graduates and school-leavers looking for a job in a technology related field and may not be sure where to start their search. Alongside these newbies, experienced tech specialists moving into the region may be looking for their next role. To save you some time, we’ve found […]

100th software testing graduate passes through Edge Academy

One of the UK’s fastest growing and largest independent software testing companies, Edge Testing Solutions, part of Eurofins Digital Testing, has seen the 100th graduate successfully pass through its software testing education programme, Edge Academy. The Academy, which Edge Testing set up in 2013, is a learning program that combines hands on experience with classroom […]

Payroll software firm Star Computers bought by IRIS

Star Computers, a provider of payroll software to bureaus and businesses, has been acquired by IRIS Software Group, a software supplier which works with companies across the UK. Star Computers’ Star Payroll Professional is used by payroll bureaus serving more than 75,000 organisations and delivering in excess of one million payslips every single month. The […]

How Birmingham is competing with London on tech talent attraction

Within this regional growth agenda, Birmingham and the West Country are among the regions gaining ground on London and the south-east fastest of all, according to Office for National Statistics data. Between 2009 and 2016, economic output per head rose in real terms by 9.2 per cent in the West Midlands and North West of […]

Mobile device specialist Pervacio moves to Birmingham hub

Mobile device specialist Pervacio has launched its technology hub in Birmingham which it says will better serve customers in the UK and Europe, one of its most rapidly growing markets. Headquartered in the US and operating in 30 countries, Pervacio specialises in containing the cost of mobile phone and electronic device supply chain management. In […]

East Midlands services firm GCI in acquisition mode raising over £60m

Mayfair Equity Partners has acquired a majority stake in a Lincoln-based technology group. The deal also includes the formation of a new strategic fund worth over £60 million, providing GCI with the ability to finance future strategic acquisitions. Mayfair has purchased the majority of the equity held by Chairman Wayne Martin, who will remain on the […]

Birmingham City Council reveals plans to ‘become a systems integrator’

As long-term outsourcing arrangement between Birmingham City Council and Capita is phased out, the authority looks to engage with wide array of new suppliers Birmingham City Council is starting work on a project to separate itself from incumbent Capita and become its own systems integrator. The council is part way through the rollout of a five-year ICT […]

Southam developers of photorealistic VR expanding globally

Southam-based Reality In Virtual Reality (RIVR), which launched in March 2017, has received financial assistance from Coventry University Enterprises (CUE). The funding will allow the company to take virtual reality training to the next level by scanning any real-life environments and importing them into a virtual reality world. The project won support from CUE’s Technology Start-up […]

Investment secured by software provider The Access Group

The Access Group, a provider of integrated business management software, has secured strategic investment from private equity firm Hg. The deal gave the business an enterprise value of approximately £1 billion. Current majority shareholder TA Associates will retain joint control of The Access Group. The Access Group, which has an office in Macclesfield, targets UK […]

Synapse securing £1.2m funding to add 20 new employees

Birmingham technology start-up Synapse that re-engineers spreadsheets to meet the demands placed on financial reporting is in the process of completing a fundraising round in excess of £1.2m. Working with two organisations to secure the funding – Shadow Foundr and Central Business Finance – Synapse was initially looking to raise £300,000 of working capital. With the additional funding, Synapse intends to […]

New DevOps event: how to fit performance testing within a DevOps environment

A fast growing testing company with offices in Birminham, Edge Testing, in partnership with Neotys, is running a breakfast seminar where trends and perspectives within the DevOps environment will be discussed and unique solutions to help organisations fit Performance Testing with DevOps will be presented on Tuesday 15 May in Birmingham city centre. Click Here To Register […]

Silwood Technology launches Oracle e-Business suite and Microsoft Dynamics starter packs for GDPR

– Starter Packs simplify personal data fields discovery in five leading application packages, ready for the upcoming GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) and beyond – Strong interest in existing packs as organisations still facing major challenge when locating personal data Metadata discovery software vendor Silwood Technology Ltd  has expanded its series of GDPR Starter Packs […]

Ideagen completes acquisition of US-based Medforce Technologies

Ideagen, the quality, safety, audit, performance and risk management software developer, has announced the acquisition of American healthcare software specialists, Medforce Technologies Inc, for $8.7m. Medforce is a growing, profitable and cash generative organisation which has successfully developed its Command suite of enterprise information management, workflow, and compliance software since 1993. Its flagship CommandCenter product is used […]