New Nottingham company using tech to manage debt

A new Nottingham technology business, Tully, say it is on a mission to tackle Britain’s growing personal debt crisis. Backed by Nottingham venture builder Blenheim Chalcot, the company believes that the way personal debts are currently tackled via fixed monthly payments don’t work for either people or the businesses that lend money. Tully says it […]

CityFibre announces £2.5 billion full fibre expansion plan

The investment will see five million homes receive full fibre meeting a third of the target set by government Five million homes are to be connected to full fibre network thanks to aa £2.5 billion investment from CityFibre. Over 37 towns and cities across the country will now benefit from superfast broadband speeds capable of […]

National Express launches new transport tech hub in Birmingham

Coach operator National Express has teamed up with Innovation Birmingham to launch ‘NXIS’, a new business incubator which is hoping to create commercial opportunities for small businesses across the West Midlands. The new business support hub has opened in Birmingham aimed at helping the region’s tech companies develop new products for the transport sector. The […]

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 […]

Vodafone wants WM businesses applying to new social innovation fund

Telecoms giant Vodafone is inviting innovative West Midlands businesses to apply for its new UK social innovation fund.  Vodafone Techstarter supports start-ups and early-stage ventures developing innovative technology solutions with social purpose – ideas that can harness the power of technology, connectivity and innovation to improve health, education, environmental protection or social mobility. In addition to financial […]

Midlands university partners launch collective IP gateway

The University of Warwick is part of a new connected system of technology transfer offices that has been launched to drive jobs and economic growth across the Midlands region, following a £5million award from Research England. Led by the University of Birmingham, the award will establish MICRA as a single gateway to the collective intellectual […]

Midlands VR experience company plans global expansion

A Midlands-based company that has developed ground-breaking photorealistic virtual reality experiences is gearing up for global expansion – just one year after launching. Southam-based Reality In Virtual Reality (RIVR), which launched in March 2017, has had financial assistance from Coventry University Enterprises (CUE). This funding has allowed RIVR to take virtual reality training to the […]

Birmingham tech startup Synapse raises £1.2 million

Synapse, the fast-growing Birmingham technology start-up that re-engineers spreadsheets to meet the stringent demands placed on financial reporting, has announced that it is in the process of completing a highly successful fundraising round in excess of £1.2 million.  Working with two organisations to secure the funding – the UK’s premier investment platform, Shadow Foundr and Central Business Finance, the business advisory firm based in […]

Fitness brand launching digital hub in Birmingham

A new tech incubator for digital firms working in the sports industry is set to open in Birmingham next month. Solihull-based fitness clothing brand Gymshark has teamed up with Innovation Birmingham Campus to launch a new business support base for the city’s tech and digital start-ups, in its iCentrum building. Gymshark will join as a […]

Government chooses West Midlands as 5G test bed

Large-scale pilot will be a game-changer as the West Midlands region welcomes “the power of 5G”. The West Midlands has been chosen as one of the UK’s first multi-city 5G test beds, as a part of a multi-million trial for the next generation of mobile communications. The next step in the Government’s 5G Testbed and Trials […]

Birmingham-based VC firm invests £250,000 in Warwickshire’s MEIF

A Birmingham-based venture capital firm has invested £250,000 into an electronic design and development provider in Warwickshire. Midven has taken the stake in Assembled Electronics Solutions (AES) after it was appointed to manage the £35m equity finance portion of the Midlands Engine Investment Fund (MEIF) in the West Midlands. The investment will give Warwickshire-based AES […]

West Midlands authority to overhaul ‘outdated’ intranet

The West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) is seeking a supplier for a potential £200,000 project to revamp and replace an “outdated and inefficient” intranet that it claims is obstructing staff communication. The combined authority has issued a contract notice announcing its intent to appoint supplier to build a new internal communications network, and then support it for six years […]

Holiday Extras continues expansion with Birmingham tech hub

Holiday Extras’ global expansion continues, with a new dedicated technology hub based in Birmingham due to open. The firm’s technology team has grown by almost a third in the past year, with ambitions of increasing it by another 20% in the next six months. Holiday Extras has started an apprenticeship programme in a further bid to […]

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 […]

Tech accelerator launches in ‘Cyber Valley’

A technology business accelerator programme has been launched in Worcestershire’s ‘Cyber Valley’, an area that claims to be home to the highest concentration of cyber companies in the UK. Applications for the first programme are sought from individuals and businesses across Worcester, the Midlands and the UK until August 17. Funded by Worcestershire Local Enterprise Partnership […]