Edge appointed to Digital Outcomes and Specialists framework


Testing company ready to boost public sector footprint with presence on new framework Edge Testing Solutions, part of Eurofins Digital Testing, has been selected to deliver digital services under the Crown Commercial Service’s new Digital Outcomes and Specialists 3 public sector framework. The Digital Outcomes and Specialists framework helps the public sector to find suppliers […]

Leeds launches pilot for NHS service access to GP records


Leeds has become the first city to go live on NHS Digital’s GP Connect service, which aims to offer clinicians across all care settings on-the-spot access to patients’ records. The service will provide point-of-care access to patients’ GP records across general practice surgeries, as well as community, mental health, and hospital care settings, with the […]

Penketh completes £200K fit-out of new Tech Incubator


Commercial interiors specialist Penketh Group has completed the £200,000 furniture fit-out of Manchester Science Partnerships’ (MSP) new Tech Incubator. Located in Manchester Technology Centre, the £2 million incubator offers technology innovation and data science startups with co-working spaces, meeting rooms, a large event space and small private offices. Penketh Group’s design facilitates a range of […]

Newcastle VR specialist granted Microsoft partner status

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Luminous Group, a Newcastle-based 3D imaging and mixed reality technology company, has received a prestigious accreditation from Microsoft. The company provides 3D mapping, virtual, augmented and mixed reality technologies for a broad range of industrial applications – including in oil and gas, health and safety, training, food processing and warehouse management. Luminous has joined Microsoft’s […]

£500k investment for Altrincham tech consultancy


Altrincham-based technology consultancy, Intec Business Solutions, has secured a £500,000 investment from NPIF – Maven Equity Finance to support the creation of more than 40 jobs. Intec Business Solutions, founded in 2016, works with SMEs and business leaders to help them to identify and design technology business models. It has built a network of mobile partners and provides […]

Ideagen snaps up software company in £20.5m deal


Leeds-based software company Morgan Kai has been acquired in a £20.5m deal by Nottingham-headquartered counterpart Ideagen. Morgan Kai had developed an internal audit management product, MKinsigh,used by 370 customers across markets including the public sector, banking and finance, engineering, healthcare and energy, including the UK National Audit Office, the US Federal Reserve, Investec, the New York […]

Telecoms specialist Chess ICT completes latest acquisition


Chess ICT, which has offices in Alderley Edge and Burnley has expanded with the acquisition of an independent billing specialist. Telecoms specialist Chess ICT has purchased TMS which was founded in 2001 by Suzanne and David Chappell. Headquartered in Oxfordshire, it offers independent channel support services to the UK telecoms industry. The business brings Chess […]

Edge Testing secures four major client wins across UK


One of the UK’s fastest growing and largest independent software testing companies, Edge Testing Solutions, has announced its success in winning four major new contracts with companies across the UK. The contracts cover a variety of software testing services for leading organisations valued at over £17.5 million. The major new contracts include The Student Loans […]

Kromek secures $1.8m funding from US Dept of Defense Agency


Sedgefield tech firm Kromek, a company that manufactures devices that can detect nuclear radiation has  been awarded $1.8m of funding from the United States’ Defense Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA), which is part of the US Department of Defense. Under the two-year deal, Kromek will be tasked with developing a next-generation Radionuclide Identification Device – which can detect […]

Thornaby tech firm increasing operations centre by 100


A global tech firm is creating more than 100 new jobs at its Thornaby operations centre, after the company won new contracts including a landmark £27m project in Sydney, to provide the industry’s most advanced technology for any major city transport network. Cubic Transportation Systems – the company behind London’s Oystercard – is increasing its Thornaby headcount […]

Global expansion for Durham-based business and IT consultancy Waterstons

Waterstons is going global and launching its first international office after achieving a 64% increase in profitability and a turnover of over £11.7m in the past 12 months. The Durham-based business and IT consultancy, which has almost 25 years’ experience of delivering business support for a wide range of clients, provides creative technology based solutions to improve business […]

Salford scientists show how cars could power your home


Scientists at the University of Salford say they have devised a new way of saving on domestic electricity bills with a system that allows the power stored in an electric car to be transferred to a home. The electric cars with stored power that could be transferred to a dwelling. It is envisaged that recharging […]

Edge Testing Solutions makes two new appointments to spearhead Northern expansion

Major expansion plans around M62 corridor and surrounding areas   One of the UK’s fastest growing and largest independent software testing companies, Edge Testing Solutions, part of Eurofins Digital Testing, has announced the appointment of Kelly White to spearhead its growth across Cheshire, Manchester and Lancashire, and Yorkshireman Julian Lawless to lead its growth across […]

Ignite accelerator programme back in Newcastle after three years

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A popular start-up accelerator programme is returning to Newcastle for the first time in three years to work with tech firms needing investment. Ignite was the first accelerator programme to be launched in Newcastle in 2011. The scheme proved successful with the local tech scene and helped support many of the entrepreneurs that now run […]

Mercia Fund Managers hits £20m Northern Powerhouse investment


Mercia Fund Managers has invested more than £20m through the Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund (NPIF) to date, new figures show. Since the NPIF launched in February last year, Mercia has created more than 250 jobs across Yorkshire, the Humber and Tees Valley by providing loans and equity investment for 71 businesses. Companies to have secured […]