SF Recruitment expands tech team to meet growing demand

SF Recruitment, which has offices in Birmingham, Nottingham and Leicester, set up its tech team a year ago to specialise in roles such as development, software engineering, design and IT networking. Now it is looking to add 10 new team members over the next year to meet growing demand for tech jobs. SF Recruitment chief […]

Survey: Biggest challenges faced by electronic design businesses into 2020

Longbridge based embedded systems consultancy recently interviewed executives from electronics companies and gained some very valuable and specific insights into the constraints facing the industry today and into the next decade. Survey snapshot 20% of respondents said their biggest challenge is political uncertainty, especially Brexit 20% feel that finding new business was a key concern […]

Midlands companies urged to enter Best British Tech Pioneer competition

KPMG’s Best British Tech Pioneer (BBTP) 2020 competition is still open for entries, until 11.59pm on Sunday 1 December 2019. Applicants will need to complete our short application form, which can be found here. Since launching BBTP in 2013, the annual competition has been propelling forward the game changers, the disruptors and tech titans of tomorrow. […]

First ever awards ceremony celebrating Midlands women in technology

The inaugural Midlands Women in Technology Awards showcased some of the region’s brightest female stars in Tech. Congratulations to all finalists at Midlands Women in Tech Awards 2019. Here’s a list of the night’s winners: Start Up Founder Award – Sonu Bubna (Shopper.com) Sonu is part of the team behind Shopper.com, a B2C couponing platform based […]

Zenzero offering free search on Dark Web to find illegally available company data

Warwickshire IT solutions and security experts Zenzero, based at the Innovation Centre in Warwick, is offering a search of the dark web for everyone attending their workshop on 19 November 2019 as part of the Coventry and Warwickshire Business Festival. The dark web is a part of the internet which can’t be tracked and is used […]

SAP specicialist ASCARII secures new base for further growth

SAP Business One specialist Ascarii has made its new home in a Grade II listed barn conversion in Redditch. Ascarii specialises in the SAP Business One software system and its clients range from small and medium-sized firms up to multinationals such as brewing giants SABMiller and InBev, computer game developer Codemasters and technology group Panasonic. […]

Edge Testing bags two new banking sector contracts

Edge Testing Solutions has a Digital Test Hub in Birmingham city centre and has recently added two new financial sector clients to its roster with multi-year, multi-million-pound engagements. The contracts cover a variety of software testing services including managed, functional, performance and automated testing, and are being undertaken both onsite and remotely from the firm’s Birmingham, Manchester […]

Solihull-based Phoebus Software completes fundraise after MBO

Solihull’s Phoebus Software which is backed by NorthEdge Capital has raised new debt facilities, months after completing a management buyout (MBO) in June 2019. The company has secured senior debt and working capital facilities from the Midlands office of Clydesdale and Yorkshire Bank’s Corporate and Structured Finance team, led by Sunil Prabhaker and Ian Howey. Phoebus Software […]

Ideagen opens Technology ‘Centre of Excellence’ site in Malaysia

Ideagen officially opened its new Technology ‘Centre of Excellence’ site in Malaysia to strengthen its position in the multi-billion dollar governance, risk and compliance (GRC) software market. The ambitious project brings with it around 80 new jobs in its first phase of recruitment, with roles ranging from software development, test and cybersecurity. The new Centre of […]

MSP Quiss Technology achieves £14.1 million turnover

Tamworth-headquartered managed IT service provider Quiss Technology has achieved a turnover of £14.1m in the year to 31 May 2019, up from £11.6m in the prior 12 months. The company whose clients include Pepsi, Topshop, Selfridges and Britvic, increased its turnover and pre-tax profits during its latest financial year, according to newly filed accounts. Its […]

IT security recruiter LA International excedes £225 million turnover

Stoke-on-Trent-headquartered LA International has exceeded turnover topped £225 million. The rise was reported for the year to 30 June 2019 after posted £224.8m in the prior 12 months. Its pre-tax profits also rose from £12.5m to £13.2m over the same period. A statement signed off by the board said: “The directors are pleased to announce […]

LT Security receives £30K investment boost for surveillance system

Malvern-based tech security firm, LT Security, has received £30,000 from the Midlands Engine Investment Fund (MEIF). The company has developed a surveillance system which uses radar, cameras and a mobile tower to track movements within a 400-metre radius. The firm is to use the funding to further invest in R&D and recruitment. The firm’s system ‘STL […]

Edge seeks Midlands graduates for software testing careers

Edge Testing Solutions is encouraging Midlands students to consider software testing as a career with a target of a further 100 graduates UK-wide over the next three years. Edge Testing has already appointed eleven Edge Academy graduates from Midlands universities, including the University of Wolverhampton, Staffordshire University and the University of Birmingham, for its Birmingham […]

Birmingham Tech Cluster announces November meeting date

On the back of the success of Birmingham Tech Week and the inaugural cluster meeting, the Birmingham Tech Cluster is has announced a regular slot for monthly meetings. The first one on 8 November from 12-2 pm to bring together the tech, digital and innovation cluster in Birmingham. The second Friday of every month, the Birmingham Tech Cluster […]

AI start-up Grid Edge completes funding round

An AI technology start-up founded by three friends from Aston University has completed a Series A funding round, led by BP Ventures. Grid Edge is a developer of AI technology that enables customers to predict, control and optimise a building’s energy profile. Its cloud-based software can help commercial consumers to reduce their energy costs, as well […]