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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Technology-based apprenticeship scheme launched by Intercity

Birmingham IT and Communications specialist Intercity Technology has announced a new apprenticeship programme ready to launch in 2018. Intercity Technology has been active in the communications market since 1985, offering support with everything from communication solutions to consulting and advising. Now, they’re looking to enhance the talent pool available for the IT and communications world with an […]

Silwood Technology launches advanced SAP data discovery capabilities

Silwood Technology Ltd, a supplier of enterprise application metadata intelligence software, has announced that Safyr® now provides users of SAP and SAP Business Warehouse (BW) greater visibility and intelligence about the data connections between the two products. The company has also enhanced product features for GDPR data discovery. For data professionals, Safyr’s new capability to […]

Arden Group doubles profits and increases revenue to £10 million

Managed IT and telecoms provider Arden Group has increased revenue from £7.1million to c.£10million, doubled profits to £1.2million and expanding its team by 25%, since moving to Birmingham in 2017. This transformative year has been driven by very strong organic growth and an ambitious acquisition strategy, devised to cater for the increase in demand for […]

NEC acquires Northgate Public Services for £475 million

NEC Corporation has announced the acquisition of UK-based IT services company Northgate Public Services Limited (NPS), accelerating the expansion of its international safety business. NEC is buying NPS for GBP 475 million from leading international private equity firm Cinven. This acquisition is expected to be completed by the end of January 2018. chainlink-690503_1920Established in 1969, […]

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, […]

Edge Testing secures multi-year public and private sector contracts

Edge Testing Solutions, one of the UK’s fastest growing and largest independent software testing companies, has announced that it has secured 10 new testing engagements over a number of sectors, including retail, finance, education, utilities and the public sector, which are valued at £100,000+ each, totalling over £1 million of new business. The new clients include […]

Stoke council selects SCC for £8 million four-year contract

Stoke-on-Trent City Council has awarded Birmingham IT reseller giant SCC an £8 million contract to supply and support all its technology requirements over the next four years. The contract kicks off on 1 December 2017 and will last  48 months. Throughout that time the Birmingham-based company will “assist in the supply, delivery, and maintenance of […]