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 […]

Hedgehog Lab and Fuse Telecom scale up at Generator Studios

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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

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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 […]

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 […]

VST Enterprises raises £11.4m

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Cybersecurity firm VST Enterprises has closed its fourth funding round, securing 11.4m, giving the company a valuation of £220m. The Manchester-based startup, which was founded in 2012, secured the funding from private investors including serial entrepreneur Chris Lightbody and director at KPMG Guy Weaver. VST Enterprises has created a scannable code technology called VCode, which […]

Hedgeghog Lab enjoys strong start to 2017

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Newcastle technology consultancy Hedgeghog Lab is on track to hit its growth targets after enjoying a tremendous start to 2017. The app developer has offices in London, Denmark, India and the US, won more work in the first quarter of 2017 than in the whole of 2015. The headcount during the first three months grew from […]

Who is Edge Testing?

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Edge Testing is a leading expert in providing world-class software testing solutions. The award-winning company is typically engaged when organisations are implementing a new system or making significant changes to an existing system. It ensures that systems are fast, secure, available and work as expected in an increasingly complex IT landscape. Founded in 2007, Edge […]

Leeds digital festival doubles in size

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The 2017 Leeds Digital Festival has experienced a huge increase in the number of events compared to its first year in 2016. This year’s festival, will run to 29 April and involves approximately 115 events, up from 56 in 2016, with more than 10,000 attendees expected Hundreds of Leeds-based firms and speakers will be taking […]

Data firm Personalyze to compete for data start-ups $50K prize

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Personalisation marketing tools provider Personalyze is heading to Portugal next week. The firm hopes to secure a $50,000 funding prize from Unilever after being nominated as one of the world’s top data start-ups. Andrew Ko from Personalyze is heading to the I-COM Global Summit in Porto, Portugal next week after his company was recognised by the […]

Top tech firms in the North hit £1.9 billion revenue

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The top 100 fastest growing technology companies in the North generated £1.9 billion in revenue in 2016, according to tech investment bank GP Bullhound. Hugh Campbell, managing partner of GP Bullhound, commented: “After years of huge potential, Northern tech companies now command the valuations and deals worthy of international recognition. “The tech sector in the […]

Oak secures intranet project with American Golf

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Gateshead software services provider Oak, formerly Orchid Software, has secured one of Europe’s largest golf retailers as a client with its Oak intranet software solution. American Golf is using Oak for intranet software provision as part of plans to overhaul its internal communications and enhance employee engagement. Graeme Kerr, retail implementation manager at American Golf, said: […]

Northcoders coding bootcamp expands on first anniversary

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Northcoders, the coding bootcamp at The Sharp Project, Manchester’s digital and creative complex, has announced expansion plans as it celebrates its first year in operation. Due to strong demand for their intensive 12-week course, the company has doubled the size of each cohort and created a second classroom to accommodate the extra 20 students. The start-up […]

Sunderland educational game start-up backed by £245K cash boost

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A Sunderland start-up that develops educational game applications has secured a £245,000 investment to help launch its platform. WordPlay was founded by Jonathan Karlsen, who identified a gap in the market to provide language programmes that helped children learn English in a fun and engaging way, with the company’s product geared towards primary-aged children who […]

Northern Tech awards winners revealed

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European technology investment bank GP Bullhound has revealed the winners of the Northern Tech Awards 2017. The awards recognised the entrepreneurs and businesses leading growth of the northern digital economy over the past year. The winners were selected by a panel of high-profile judges, including Richard Flint, chief executive of Sky Betting and Gaming, David […]

Fintech company Quint secures £10 million financing deal

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Quint Group, the fintech company behind price comparison site MoneyGuru.com, has secured a £10 million financing deal with Manchester’s Tosca Debt Capital. Quint Group is based in the Macclesfield and will use the eight-figure boost to fund its recapitalisation. Established in 2009, it owns a portfolio of consumer credit business, including lending platform Monevo, Monevo Data Services […]