MirrorWeb awarded contract to archive the history of Wales


Manchester’s MirrorWeb has been awarded a three-year contract by the Welsh government to digitally archive the nation’s online presence, preserving the government’s web-published content in both English and Welsh on all websites of historic and national significance, including Twitter accounts. This will open up full accessibility for the Welsh Government’s Information and Archive Services team. […]

Edge Testing’s first ever Manchester DevOps event


Software testing company, Edge Testing, which is a part of Eurofins Digital Testing, is holding its first ever testing event in Manchester, at Malmaison on Wednesday 11 July. The breakfast seminar, which kicks off at 8.30 am, will offer insights into testing as part of DevOps while discussing the unique solutions available to help organisations […]

Silwood launches new ERP starter packs for GDPR data discovery


Metadata discovery software vendor Silwood Technology Ltd  has expanded its series of GDPR Starter Packs for major application packages, including SAP, JD Edwards and Siebel. Today’s launch of Oracle E-Business Suite and Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 Starter Packs will enable more users to quickly and simply identify the precise location of Personal Data. The GDPR […]

Electronic components firm relocates Manchester office


Supplier of electronic components Arrow Electronics has relocated its Manchester office as part of a restructure of its UK locations. Arrow Electronics has taken a five-year term at Trafford House, moving from its previous base at New York Street. US-owned Arrow has three divisions, including Arrow Enterprise Computing Solutions in Harrogate and Arrow Components in […]

Lancashire’s Daisy Group swoops in for Voice Mobile acquisition


Lancashire-based Daisy Group has partnered with Voice Mobile since 2004 and will retain its sales and operations teams to sell and manage EE mobile accounts to existing and new customers. Daisy said its distribution division will use the acquisition to create an “EE centre of excellence” to operate across the group, and that Voice Mobile’s relationship with […]

Peak reaches £5m funding to meet customer demand


Inteligent business system specialist Peak has been backed by a further £1.5m funding boost to help it meet market demand and accelerate its R&D efforts. Peak’s secured capital to date now stands at £5m and has allowed it to expand its operations, taking headcount from ten to 60 in the last two years with plans in […]

Immersive VR specialist outlines flotation plans


Manchester-based Immotion specialises in location-based immersive virtual reality (VR) experiences and has unveiled plans to float. Formed from the merger of Studio Liddell and Los Angeles-based filmmakers C2K, the firm has worked with the BBC, Toyota, English Heritage and Warner Brothers, has experience in storytelling, content creation, advertising, art direction and communications. It offers consumers […]

Bidco secures CityFibre as subsidiary in £537.8 million deal


The £537.8m acquisition of CityFibre Infrastructure Holdings has completed. The company has Gigabit cities in Leeds, Wakefield, Bradford, Doncaster, Huddersfield and York. Cityfibre, which floated in 2014, has major networks in more than 40 cities and construction underway to reach five million homes. Greg Mesch, chief executive of CityFibre, said: “Having shaken up the UK […]

Edge Testing appointment for growth in North West


Software testing company, Edge Testing, which is a part of Eurofins Digital Testing, has appointed Sharon Hamilton as Managing Director to spearhead its growth in the North of England. With offices in Scotland, London and Birmingham, the company, which provides software testing services to public sector bodies and companies that are household names, is now planning […]

E-commerce software firm secures half a million investment


York-based e-commerce software developer, PureClarity, has secured a £500,000 investment from NPIF – Mercia Equity Finance, which is managed by Mercia Fund Managers and part of the Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund (NPIF). PureClarity’s technology uses big data and artificial intelligence to analyse customers’ behaviour and recommend the most relevant products when they search for goods in online stores. […]

FHL reports revenue increase during year of great change


FHL Cloud Solutions saw a single digit revenue increase for financial year ending 31 March 2018. This is despite a year of significant change, with FHL becoming part of RSM UK in November 2017. The combined FHL and RSM businesses has formed the largest and leading NetSuite provider across Europe. With the backing of RSM – […]

Leeds tests super-connected self-driving ‘pods’ over 5G


Telecoms operator aql, Gulf Oil and the University of Leeds and Leeds and Bradford city councils unveiled plans to trial self-driving PODs in Leeds city centre later this year. The ‘super-connected’ PODs will be deployed in a controlled environment on the South Bank and aql will be conducting real-world testing of newly-developed software systems. As […]

IT support and cyber security specialist recruits following relocation


IT support and cyber security specialist Jupiter IT has taken on new staff following its relocation to new premises in Hessle. The company has already welcomed a new senior IT engineer after relocating to an office overlooking the A63 at Redcliffe Road and further recruitment is planned. Jupiter was launched in 2007 by Dan Gladstone […]

£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. The money forms part of the £120m North East Fund, supported by The European Regional Development Fund. Mercia will also open a new office in Newcastle, its ninth in the UK, and the fund will be available […]

Manchester entrepreneur invests in anti-phishing start-up


Launched this year, Manchester startup, Purplephish helps organisations address the growing challenge of cyber security, shifting corporate focus to crime prevention rather than post-crime detection and its costly aftermath. Combatting what is now recognised as one of the biggest threats to business, Purplephish provides software-based security awareness training and a simulated phishing platform, allowing business to […]