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 […]

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 […]

Solihull IT services firm Acora acquires Just Computing

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IT services company Acora has acquired rival firm Just Computing. All staff at Just Computing will become part of Acora whose offices are in Shirley and Burgess Hill, West Sussex. Acora said the acquisition would add complementary managed services to its portfolio. The enlarged group would have around 200 employees, more than 250 customers and manage multi-year IT […]

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 […]

School of Code to pitch at global investment competition

School of Code, a young Birmingham company, which teaches people how to write software coding has won a trip to New York to pitch for new investment and the chance to work in the US. Launched just over two years ago, the company has created an online multi-player platform which uses teamwork and collaboration to teach […]

Edge expands senior technical testing team with new appointment

One of the UK’s fastest growing and largest independent software testing company, Edge Testing Solutions has bolstered its expansion plans by appointing Senior Technical Test Engineer Iain Finlayson to boost expertise at the company’s Birmingham Digital Test Hub. Iain is responsible for clients across a number of sectors, providing consultancy to evaluate existing testing processes […]

Cyber-security theme to lead agenda at Channel Live event

Leading security experts will be present at industry event, Channel Live, at the NEC Birmingham between September 12 and 13. Experts from IBM, Larato, Lyon Leeming, HighNet and the Fraud and Cyrbercrime Prevention office will discuss implications of attacks and how the channel can defend itself. Larato managing director Dr Lucy Green will lead a […]

IT Specialists named Cloud-based Services provider 2017 in BC Awards

IT Specialists named Cloud-based Services provider 2017 in BC Awards ITS recognised for innovative services that help companies manage explosion in data volumes and rise in ransomware IT Specialists (ITS), a nationwide managed IT services company, has been awarded the best ‘Cloud-based Services’ title at this year’s Business Continuity Awards event in London on 8 […]

Stone Computers secures £17.5 million refinancing

Staffordshire IT business has secured a £17.5 million debt package in a deal part advised out of Birmingham. Stafford-based Stone Computers has received the finance package from PNC Business Credit, with the help of a team of Birmingham-based advisers led by corporate finance advisory firm, Cattaneo. Stone is an £85 million turnover supplier of IT […]

Octavian IT expands offer with Accura partnership

Nottingham IT solutions business Octavian IT has signed an exclusive agreement with print management specialist Accura. Octavian provide a fully-packaged Accura Print Management Information System (MIS) for print companies. Ben Solomon, managing director of Octavian IT, said: “Being able to offer Accura MIS on our optimised physical server or hosted cloud servers will add a […]