Data analytics firm Peak joins Arsenal’s Innovation Lab


Manchester data analytics firm Peak has been chosen to work as part of the ‘Arsenal Innovation Lab’ after pitching against 21 other finalists in a Dragons’ Den-style event. The lab aims to identify new opportunities and develop “ground-breaking” fan experiences for the Premier League club. Starting on January 16th, Arsenal joined forces with Peak and […]

Sheffield NHS Trust seeks electronic baby tagging supplier

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One of the UK’s busiest maternity wards plans to implement an electronic baby-tagging system for newborn children. Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is looking to install the technology at the neonatal unit of the Jessop Wing Maternity Hospital, which is part of Royal Hallamshire Hospital near the city centre. The trust is seeking a […]

Britbots launches the second British Robotics Seed Fund

Founder of Britbots Dominic Keen. Picture: GREGG BROWN

Britbots, the organisation dedicated to promoting U.K.-based robotics companies, and Sapphire Capital Partners, a specialist manager of tax-efficient funds, have announced the launch of the second British Robotics Seed Fund. The new fund follows the success of the first fund, which has now been fully invested, leading the seed rounds of six high-potential robotics and AI […]

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. Established in 1969, Northgate […]

Beech Tree Private Equity acquires Redstor Holdings


Beech Tree Private Equity, which has offices in Manchester and Birmingham, has acquired a fast-growing provider of cloud data management software and services – Redstor Holdings. Redstor will use the backing investment to accelerate product development and support complementary acquisitions. The private equity firm had been looking to invest in a company with exposure to the rapid growth in […]

AccessPay launches BankSense innovation in fintech


Manchester fintech firm AccessPay has launched a ground-breaking new business area – BankSense, a real-time cash management and analytics tool aimed at global corporations’ treasurers. Offering treasurers one point of access to their entire banking universe, BankSense goes one step further by also giving them the ability to view cash positions in real time, by bank, by […]