Giacom stages management buyout with VC support


VC Livingbridge announced an investment in Hull’s Giacom, a specialist cloud services marketplace which provides cloud services to the SME market via the Information Technology Consultants (‘ITCs’) community. Giacom offers a one-stop platform for all of the cloud software, infrastructure and IT support services that an ITC might require to transition an SME client into a public […]

Kcom and University of Hull constructing new data centre


The University of Hull and KCOM are set to construct a new multimillion-pound data centre to address demand in the region. The centre will be called The Hull Data Centre and is to be constructed at the University of Hull and will serve its needs as well as those of KCOM and Hull College. The […]

Data analytics start-up Peak raises £2.5m to further develop AI


Manchester-based start-up Peak sells data analytics-as-a-service to businesses and has raised £2.5m in its latest funding round. Its total funding has reached £3.5m with London-based venture capital firm MMC Ventures is the main provider of the latest injection of capital, which will allow Peak to continue to help companies of all sizes use data, machine learning and AI technologies […]

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 […]

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, […]

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

FHL receiving NetSuite EMEA partner of Year Award 2017

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 […]

Business profile – TechSparx talks to FHL

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Crewe business FHL kicks off our new series where we profile regional tech businesses. Andrew Peddie, MD of FHL tells us all you need to know about FHL in one comprehensive interview. Tell us in one sentence what FHL offers? “Best in class” cloud business systems. How is your service different from competitors? There is an […]

Who is Edge Testing?


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


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


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 […]

Sunderland tech recruiter takes on ex-Sage exec

Mike Rohan, the former head of business development for Sage UK has moved to a role with Sunderland Software Centre based Technically Compatible, joining the company in the newly created role of sales director, sitting as part of the senior management team. Rohan’s move from the global technology giant is another vote of confidence for […]

Twine secures funding for creative freelancer platform

Manchester University graduates Stuart Logan and Damien Shiells have raised £400,000 for Twine, an online platform that connects companies to creative freelancers. Twine connects companies to a network of over 195,000 freelance graphic designers, animators, musicians and filmmakers, by making it simple to write a project brief and curate the best quality creative freelancers for […]

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


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: […]