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 […]

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 […]

Mercia backs Manchester’s Intechnica with £3.5m investment


Investment group Mercia Technologies has completed a £3.5m direct investment into a Manchester-based software specialist Intechnica as part of a £5m funding round. With revenue growth of more than 150 per cent during the last three years, Intechnica has already developed a high-profile client base that includes Ted Baker,, Pets at Home and Avis. […]

US data analytics provider Verisk acquires Sheffield’s Rebmark


International data analytics provider Verisk has acquired Rebmark, a Sheffield-headquartered software company that works with the injury claims sector. With the acquisition of Rebmark, Verisk’s clients in the UK can take advantage of software and systems that save time, capture data, improve accuracy, and eliminate inefficiencies for those working in the injury claims sector. Together, […]

Sheffield’s Servelec Technology Group steadies ship with revenue growth


Servelec Group has returned to revenue and profit growth for the first half of its financial year, but delayed orders are set to have an effect on the business’ full year results. For the six months to 31 June 2017, Servelec Group’s revenue grew by 11 per cent to £31.5m, from £28.4m in the same […]

Microsoft invites York’s PowerOn into its Elite Partner team


IT automation specialist PowerON, has become one of only a few firms in the world to join Microsoft’s Enterprise Mobility + Security (EMS) Elite Partner Team, and will now assist the world’s largest software maker in developing both new and existing products. The invitation only team of partners consists of just 70 companies globally and […]

WANdisco teams up with Amazon to deliver hybrid data lake architecture


Sheffield-headquartered technology business WANdisco has launched a new product in collaboration with a subsidiary of online giant Amazon. ‘Active data replication’ specialist WANdisco has launched of one of the first hybrid data lake architectures in collaboration with Amazon Web Services. Using patented WANdisco Fusion technology, continuously changing data from Amazon Web Services’ on-premises data storage […]

Wakefield supercomputer startup raises £3 million funding


Technology start-up Optalysys Ltd based in Wakefield and Nevada, US, has raised more than £3 million from angel investors in order to manufacture its first commercially available product. The company has raised £3.05m ($3.95m) from undisclosed angel investors to manufacture the first commercially available high-performance computing (HPC) processor based on its patented optical processing technology. […]

Intechnica secures £900k funding from Mercia Technologies


Manchester firm, Intechnica, has secured a £900k investment to develop its TrafficDefender product. The company has received the funding from Mercia Technologies, the Greater Manchester Investment Fund and three business angels – namely Charlie Sharland and Tony Bolland (who backed Appsense) and Mobica founder, Mike Gibbons. Its TrafficDefender product has been created to help businesses […]

Supercomputing startup Ebb3 gets £1 million funding


Cheshire-based Ebb3 specialises in the virtualisation of 3D graphical applications, and has raised £1 milllion from Maven Capital Partners. Maven, a venture capital trust (VCT), has also reserved up to £500,000 for follow-on investment in the business. Ebb3 will use the money to hire more people and to expand its offering. Mark Vickers, CEO at Ebb3, commented: […]

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


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 […]

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, […]

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 […]