Property software firm Thesaurus Technology snapped-up


Harrogate-based developer of software Thesaurus Technology for the estate and letting agency market has been acquired by a US-headquartered property software company MRI Software. Thesaurus Technology provides specialist software for estate and letting agencies to handle activities including tracking sales, updating databases, generating invoices and creating management reports. It also offers postcode lookup software through its […]

North West crypto entrepreneur grows business to £840K turnover


North West entrepreneur is now on track to reach £1 million turnover in his first 18 months for his cryptocurrency business. Josh Riddett founded Easy Crypto Hunter, a manufacturer of crypto-mining machines. He commented: “Cryptocurrency is the future and is seriously disrupting conventional payment technologies avoiding swingeing bank charges for transactions like overseas payments or banking cheques or […]

Edge assists Northern clients with new Security Division


Edge Testing Solutions is offering its Northern client base, from Liverpoool, Manchester and Lancashire to Leeds, York and Newcastle, access to a new Security Division – Eurofins Cyber Security – which boasts around 100 security experts worldwide. Providing its Northern-based clients with a range of services including risk and vulnerability assessments, testing and compliance, advisory and training services, the Eurofins […]

Dream Agility rescued in new deal after administration


Dream Agility, the award-winning advertising technology company led by tech entrepreneur Elizabeth Clark, has been acquired out of administration. Patrick Lannagan and Conrad Pearson from business advisory firm Mazars were appointed as joint administrators of the business on 2 November 2018. Lancashire-based Dream Agility’s business and assets have now been acquired by Dream AI Limited, […]

Plans revealed for tech giant Huawei’s new Manchester base


Technology giant Huawei could be moving into a new office in Manchester as early as March 2019. Chris Hill made the announcement at a ‘Grow your business through smart tech’ event earlier this month, which was held in association with Huawei and Manchester-based Utopia Technology. Hill, who is the director of sales at Huawei’s Enterprise […]

South Shield’s Shoptimised secured several significant contracts


Shoptimised, a South Shields-based retail technology company, has announced plans to double in size over the next six months after securing several significant contracts and partnerships. The company provides a product feed optimisation platform and price comparison software for digital marketing agencies and retailers. It recently won new business from Newcastle-based menswear retailer END Clothing, […]

Durham’s Atom Bank named as a world Top 10 financial innovator

Trailblazing challenger bank Atom has been named as one of the world’s most innovative companies in financial technology for a fourth year in a row. The Durham bank made it into number nine in the Fintech 100 rankings, compiled by H2 Ventures and KPMG, and is the highest rated business in the UK. The rankings highlights innovative companies […]

Amazon to open Manchester R&D centre and create 1,000 skilled jobs

Online retail giant Amazon is to open a new R&D centre in Manchester next year and expand other offices, as it takes on 1,000 new highly skilled staff. The new Manchester office will house at least 600 R&D employees, and the retail giant will also expand its premises in Edinburgh and Cambridge. The new highly-skilled employees […]

Homecare tech business Cera Care invests in AI chatbot to assist elderly

Homecare tech firm Cera Care is investing in new technology by developing an AI chatbot called Martha, which provides decision support to carers based on questions they ask. The aim is that Martha will be able to successfully foresee health deteriorations to pre-empt more serious illnesses and avoid unnecessary admissions to hospital. Cera Care has […]

Tech start up Wakelet moves into Manchester Tech Incubator


Fast growing tech start up Wakelet is moving to a new base in Manchester Science Partnerships’ Tech Incubator. The online content curation firm that has seen 200% year on year growth and has more than a million individual and business users including Harvard University, international sports teams FC Barcelona and Atlanta Hawks, and blue chip companies […]

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 […]