Electronics firm Filtronic announces ‘robust’ result predictions

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AIM-listed electronics manufacturer Filtronic has confirmed that it is expecting to post revenues of £35 million for its financial year. The Leeds-headquartered business designs and manufactures microwave electronics products for wireless telecoms infrastructure projects expects to report revenue of approximately £35.4m, more than double 2016’s total of £13.6m, following its audit. The results for the […]

Sheffield software developer acquired for undisclosed sum

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A national accountancy software firm has acquired a Sheffield-based developer that specialises in the education market. IRIS Software Group acquired education software as a service specialist Results Squared for an undisclosed sum. Headquartered on Savile Street in Sheffield, Results Squared has developed software for school messaging apps that are used across the UK. Founded in […]

Leeds telecoms firm snapped up by acquisitive group


A £16m-turnover telecommunication business headquartered in Leeds has been bought by an acquisitive group headed up by a North West Business Insider 42 under 42 alumnus, creating a group with sales of £50m. Elitetele.com, a unified communications provider, has taken over Nexus Telecommunications in its largest deal to date. The acquisition is Elite’s 15th since […]

Hedgehog Lab and Fuse Telecom scale up at Generator Studios


Newcastle’s Hedgehog Lab has expanded its headquarters at the Generator Studios after posting a huge rise in sales. The technology consultancy, which boasts offices in London, Boston, Austin, Denmark and India, has leased space extending to 7,500 sq ft having outgrown the initial 1,700 sq ft of space acquired in 2012. The additional space is a […]

Vimto Out of Home selects Portech for workforce management


Warrington’s Vimto Out of Home (OoH), the 40-year veteran drinks industry supplier has consolidated its distribution, scheduling, billing and stock management with Portech Systems’ Field Service Executive (FSE) workflow management system. Following Vimto OoH’s acquisition of frozen drinks supplier The Noisy Drinks Co. in 2015 the company had been operating a combination of paper-based job […]

Industrial IoT firm Prismtech expands Gateshead presence


Industrial IoT firm PrismTech has taken space at a refurbished building on Gateshead’s Team Valley. PrismTech supplies data connectivity and IIoT platform solutions, tools and professional services its customers need to build Industrial IoT systems. PrismTech has twice been named a ‘Cool Vendor’ by Gartner. Now, it’s moved to a property formerly known as Talipot […]

FHL joins forces with Kyriba to deliver secure cloud treasury solutions


Kyriba Corp. a provider of cloud-based treasury, cash and risk management solutions, has announced a channel sales partnership with cloud solutions provider, FHL, a provider of NetSuite products in Europe and NetSuite’s EMEA Partner of the Year 2017. FHL’s 150+ NetSuite customers now have access to Kyriba’s cloud-based solutions. Security is a growing issue for treasury and finance professionals, […]

New Leeds Tech Hub drives investment boost for digital sector


Four projects supporting the growth of businesses in the Leeds digital sector have been awarded a cut of nearly £2.7 million of funding. One of the schemes to be given the green light includes the creation of a new Tech Hub created at Platform, above Leeds railway station. Once open, the new Tech Hub will […]

New finance director joins electronics firm Stadium Group


Technology company Stadium Group has appointed a new group finance director. Winston North will officially start on 15 May, and has also been made company secretary. Stadium Group offers fully integrated design-led electronics technology solutions and global manufacturing and fulfilment solutions. North joins Stadium Group, which has operations in Reading, Hartlepool, Eastleigh and Norwich from, from […]

Gaming platform developer appoints two new team members

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KwizzBit, a web-based gaming platform, has appointed two new members of staff to accommodate business growth and development. The Leeds start-up combines the traditional format of pub quiz entertainment with the excitement of interactive digital media. The appointments come after a series of account wins including one of the UK’s largest operators of bars and restaurants, Mitchells and Butler, […]

Newcastle’s Nomad Digital wins Wi-Fi contract for GWR trains


Rail Wi-Fi company Nomad Digital has won an order to deliver Wi-Fi systems on 93 intercity express new trains for Great Western Railway (GWR). Nomad has been working with GWR, which operates trains and runs stations in the south west of England and south Wales, since 2013, and the new contract will see it fitting […]

Introducing UpSkill: boosting digital skills provision across North

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UpSkill has been launched to address the Northern tech sector’s skills gap. Traditional routes to recruiting talent do not supply enough people fast enough. Yet alternative digital training providers are neglected as a viable hiring resource by employers. UpSkill brings together the North’s digital skills training providers to help them do more to meet the UK’s need for […]

Secarma appoints new managing director


Manchester cybersecurity consultancy Secarma has appointed a new managing director as part of wider plans to “challenge the biggest players”. Paul Harris has re-joined the UKFast group of companies following a three-year spell as marketing director at UKFast from 2009. Since leaving the cloud provider in 2012, he has held the role of UK marketing director […]

Cheshire’s MPP Global raises £12 million in Series B funding

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Cheshire-based MPP Global has raised £12 million in Series B funding from investors including Albion Ventures and Grafton Capital. Headquartered in Warrington, MPP Global delivers digital monetisation services to media companies such as Sky, News UK and the Daily Mail Group. The investment will allow MPP Global to expand into new markets and continue the […]

FHL named NetSuite’s partner of year for record sixth year

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NetSuite – the provider of a leading cloud business management solution – has named Crewe-based FHL its top solution partner of the year for UK, Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) for a record sixth time. The award was presented at the NetSuite Annual SuiteWorld Conference (Las Vegas, Nevada, 24 – 27 April 2017). Competing against more than 50 NetSuite […]