IT services firm Wavenet relocates HQ to Solihull’s Blythe Valley

Technology communications company Wavenet is moving its headquarters from Birmingham to IM Properties’ (IMP) Blythe Valley Park on J4 of the M42. The relocation to Solihull is to accommodate its number of employees expanding from 40 to 70 over the last 12 months. Wavenet was established in Birmingham in 2000, and reached a turnover of almost £25 million last […]

Education technology company Schoolzine opens Stratford office

Schoolzine, is a digital communications platform for schools which provides e-newsletters, websites and apps, and now has an office in Stratford-upon-Avon. UK CEO Emily Halderthay manages operations in the UK and Ireland and works closely with the company’s founder and chief executive Phil Reardon in Australia. Schoolzine is used at more than 1,000 schools in 19 […]

Beech Tree acquires cloud data company Redstor

Birmingham-headquartered Beech Tree Private Equity has acquired a fast-growing provider of cloud data management software and services – Redstor. The private equity firm had been looking to invest in a company with exposure to the rapid growth in data generated by businesses and selected Reading-based Redstor, which also has operations in South Africa, thanks to the company […]

Mayor backs govt proposal for West Mids tech innovation

West Midlands’ Mayor Andy Street has backed a series of proposals that the Government that will boost innovation and technology industries across the region, including creating a new tech hub in Birmingham and digital technology investment. The proposal will see the number of tech visas being offered to UK businesses double, while a £2m pilot scheme will be […]

Ideagen signs deal providing software to global packaging firm

Nottinghamshire-headquartered Ideagen has signed a deal to provide its software to global packaging business, Multi Packaging Solutions, which has its UK headquarters in Nottingham, in support of MPS aiming to standardise its quality management processes across each of its 70 global sites. MPS is a part of the US-based WestRock Company and has contracts with brands including Nike, […]

Birmingham Airport service for real-time flight news via Twitter

Birmingham Airport sees more than 13 million people fly through it every year and, at this busy time of the year, passengers and those expecting them will be pleased to know that they can access and keep track of flight departures, and arrivals, in real-time thanks to a new service called FlightSmart. Using the @FlyBHX handle, […]

60% savings from Cloud First for Derby City Council

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By adopting a hybrid cloud strategy with the Crown Hosting Framework (CHS), Derby City Council claims that its adoption of the government’s Cloud First Policy has lead to savings of 60% on data centre provision costs. Alistair Taylor, senior project manager for Derby City Council,  said: “We recognised that any short-term costs involved in migrating to […]

Safyr accelerates Personal Data discovery for GDPR compliance

Silwood Technology Limited (Silwood) has launched a software-based solution, named Safyr® Version 7, that makes personal data discovery in ERP and CRM systems, for GDPR compliance, easier and quicker. A fast, accurate and cost-effective software that provides accessible metadata intelligence for the most complex, customised ERP and CRM packages, including SAP and Oracle, Safyr enables users to […]

Intercede sees huge growth in revenues as digital security sales soar

Intercede, based in Lutterworth, supplies specialist digital security systems for some of the world’s most sensitive companies said revenues were boosted by new customer wins. First half sales in its current financial year, to the end of March 2018, are said to be up nearly 30 per cent to more than £3.6 million compared to […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Business profile: TechSparx talks to Parker Software

In the second of our series profiling regional technology companies, we speak to Howard Williams, marketing director of Parker Software.  Tell us in one sentence what Parker Software offers? Parker Software specialises in live chat software and business process automation, and is the creator of the award-winning WhosOn and ThinkAutomation products. How is your software […]

SOTI takes office space in central Solihull

Technology firm SOTI is to take space at the first new build speculative office scheme in the town for a decade. SOTI has taken 9,100 sq ft at St Alphege Place in Mell Square, filling the three floors of office space above the brand new Carluccio’s restaurant. Developer IM Properties acquired Mell Square in 2013 and […]