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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

£27 million awarded to Mercia to support North East firms

A total of £27m has been awarded to Mercia Fund Managers to support businesses across the North East.  A subsidiary of Mercia Fund Management based in Henley in Arden, the Venture Fund will be investing in rounds up to £1m, with additional money potentially coming from Mercia’s other funds, and will be targeted at businesses […]

West Midlands Combined Authority seeks chief digital officer

The West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) is recruiting for a chief digital officer to spearhead a “digital revolution” across the region. The digital chief will report directly into West Midlands mayor Andy Street, and will be tasked with leading digitisation and technology initiatives across four key areas. The first  is “digital strategy”. In this area […]

Network solutions provider Syscomm builds sales and marketing

Syscomm Ltd has recently announced a number of strategic hires at their Coventry office.   The new roles are focussed on the sales and marketing and are essential to support increased sales initiatives and continued expansion into new markets throughout 2018. Darren Bindert has been hired as Head of Marketing for Syscomm. Darren is a B2B marketing […]

PwC leads pledge to boost number of females pursuing technology careers

PwC and 18 major organisations are taking action to increase the number of women in UK tech roles through the launch of the ‘Tech She Can Charter’. The Tech She Can Charter has been founded to tackle the factors behind the shortfall of women in technology roles. Currently only 23% of people working in STEM jobs are female. […]

Global manufacturer chooses Coventry as its UK base

Portuguese manufacturer, AMOB, has set up its UK base (AMOB UK) at Pilot Trade Centre in Coventry, to facilitate its move into the UK market. A manufacturer in metalworking technologies, AMOB UK provides one of the biggest ranges of specialised equipment for the tube and pipe bending industry worldwide, and has a worldwide network of 70 […]

Bromsgrove’s Juniper Systems opens office in Austria

Bromsgrove-based Juniper Systems, which manufactures handheld computers, has opened a new office in Austria, thanks to recent growth. Simon Bowe, General Manager of Juniper Systems, said: “As Juniper Systems has grown in recent years, the need has grown for an office to serve our German-speaking partners and customers in Austria, Germany, and other Eastern European […]

Edge Testing expands Midlands Digital Test Hub team

Edge Testing Solutions, one of the UK’s fastest growing and largest independent software testing companies, has announced that ten new recruits, including nine trainee test analysts. Located at its recently launched, second UK Digital Test Hub in Birmingham, the new trainees come from a variety of IT backgrounds, with some already having undertaken their ISTQB foundation […]

Birmingham in danger of being left behind for digital skills

In the latest Barclays Digital Development Index, Birmingham was in 8th place for its level of digital skills competency. Only Glasgow and Bristol are rated worse in the top ten areas, with the most competent city cited as Liverpool, followed by Edinburgh, Sheffield, London, Manchester, Leeds and Newcastle. The results suggest the cities of the Northern […]

Lodders hires IT security and forensics specialist as IT Director

Midlands law firm Lodders has hired IT security and forensics expert Alex Loquens to the new role of IT Director. He joins Lodders from Key Forensic Services Limited in Coventry, where he was Head of IT for over three years. With experience in forensic IT, IT security compliance and delivery, and cloud and managed services […]

Team of twenty at Mira’s new vehicle technology hub

An initial team of up to 20 academic staff and doctoral research students from Coventry university will work alongside HORIBA MIRA engineering teams on projects in a new automotive research centre that will explore intelligent connected vehicle technology. The company and Coventry University will develop and test new technologies to address future transport needs from the […]