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 […]

Tagtronics secures £550k funding to support acquisition


Tagtronics Limited has secured a six-figure loan to support its acquisition of a software as a service (SaaS) business in London. The loan is being provided by Enterprise Ventures SME Loans. Tagtronics was founded in 2000 by its managing director, Mike Williams. The firm provides the domiciliary care market in the UK and overseas with software […]

Edge Secures Place on CCS Quality Assurance and Testing Framework

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One of the UK’s fastest growing and largest independent software testing company, Edge Testing Solutions, has today announced that it has been successfully awarded a place on the highly competitive Crown Commercial Services (CCS) Framework Agreement. Edge Testing can now offer Quality Assurance and Testing for IT Systems to public sector organisations, under the RM3810 […]

Accesspay secures £2 million funding for US growth plans

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Manchester-based FinTech firm has announced plans for a recruitment drive, adding 60 staff members, The £2 million funding package marks the beginning of its sixth year in business. The cloud-based payments technology provider will use the money to take on around 60 new employees to add to its current 35-person workforce. The company expects to have filled […]

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 […]