Peppermint Technology secures £7m+ strategic funding

Nottingham-based legal cloud software provider, Peppermint Technology, has secured over £7 million strategic investment from Accel-KKR, a Silicon Valley technology-focused investment firm and existing investors Scottish Equity Partners (SEP). The funding will support Peppermint Technology management’s plan to accelerate growth, further develop the company’s Legal SaaS platform and scale resources to solidify the company’s market […]

Openreach launches trainee engineer recruitment drive in Notts

More than 40 trainee engineer jobs are being created in Nottinghamshire as part of a major recruitment drive by digital network firm Openreach. Trainees will join with telecoms experts to expand, upgrade, maintain and install services over the company’s national broadband network. The firm, part of the BT group, is looking to hire 185 trainee engineers across the […]

Node4 named Veeam Partner of the Year

Node4, the cloud, data centre and communications solutions provider, has today announced it has been selected as the “Best Cloud & Service Provider Partner of the Year” in the UK by Veeam Software, the leader in Backup solutions that enable Intelligent Data Management, at the annual UK Veeam Partner Summit. The awards recognise Veeam’s local […]

Tech company raises £2.2m for Agricultural app, Breedr

A tech company has raised £2.2m in seed funding for an app to digitise the entire livestock production process. The app, named Breedr, attempts to take the guesswork out of livestock production, from understanding which sires result in the most profitable offspring, to predicting the date of peak profit for each animal to hit the […]

GymShark set to lift Birmingham’s digital tech SMEs

Collaboration with Innovation Birmingham aims to provide small tech businesses with industry support Midlands-based sports fitness clothing brand Gymshark will launch its next phase of business support for digital tech SMEs innovating in the West Midlands. Building on its partnership with Innovation Birmingham, the UK’s largest campus for digital technology businesses, Gymshark has recently reopened […]

Birmingham listed tech firm signs E.ON supply deal

A Birmingham-based listed technology company has signed a supply agreement with energy giant E.ON. LightwaveRF will provide its latest range of Lightwave Smart series lighting and power devices. The agreement is part of a collaboration between E.ON and housebuilder Berkeley Group at its Kidbrooke Village development in Greenwich, London. Lightwave’s smart hub, light switches and […]

Samsung snaps up Birmingham tech firm Whisk

Whisk, a Birmingham company launched by a former contestant on BBC shows The Apprentice has been acquired by global tech giant Samsung. Whisk is the brainchild of Nick Holzherr and is a nutrition site that enables users to browse recipes based on factors such as personal taste and budgets then add a recipe to their […]

Node4 gains CREST Certification for pen testing services

Node4, a cloud, data centre and communications solutions provider, is now certified as a global CREST penetration testing service provider. Established in 2004, Node4 is a Managed Services Provider that offers end-to-end IT infrastructure and services, technical expertise and innovation, all fully managed and flexibly deployed across the company’s own infrastructure fabric. CREST provides an internationally […]

Intercity Collaboration to close Birmingham skills gap

IT specialist partners with Ahead Partnership to improve Birmingham’s tech sector pipeline and diversity of talent Collaborating with social enterprise, Ahead Partnership, Birmingham-headquartered IT specialist, Intercity Technology, will work to enhance the employability skills of local young people through a range of initiatives, including a volunteering programme and work experience scheme. Initially, up to six students […]

Cloud technology firm announces new COO and CSO

UK IT firm Acora, which has bases in Sussex and the West Midlands, has appointed Paul Renucci as CSO after James Karp, the man who previously held the position, was promoted to COO. Karp got the promotion after 18 years with Acora, a company that delivers Microsoft-centric business software and cloud solutions to companies who want to […]

Academy as a Service launch offers fast-track job opportunities

Edge Testing Solutions opens up fast-track job opportunities within digital sector for the region’s graduates, school leavers and career changers via its Academy as a Service launch. The offering also provides a low risk, cost-effective alternative to relying on contractors for businesses, by enabling organisations to build in-house testing teams. Edge Testing’s Academy as a Service […]

Solihull cyber security company acquires consultancy in Warwick

A cyber security company in Solihull has announced the acquisition of a consultancy firm in Warwick. OmniCyber Security has joined forces with NMG Cybersecurity Consulting with its founder Nish Gopal joining Omni as director of governance, risk and compliance. Gopal, who has previously worked for the Ministry of Defence, Hewlett-Packard and BAE systems, said he […]

Leeds’ Tracsis acquires Coventry-based event traffic specialist

Leeds-headquartered transport software business Tracsis has acquired a Coventry-based event traffic planning specialist in a deal that could be worth more than £2.5m. Cash & Traffic Management, founded in 1998, provides event traffic planning, admission control, and other event-related services. It employs 20 permanent staff, all of whom will remain with the business following its […]

Ideagen acquires Irish software firm Scannells for £3.5M

UK based governance, risk and compliance (GRC) sector software developer, Ideagen Plc, which is headquartered in Ruddington Fields Business Park, Nottinghamshire, has announced the acquisition of Irish company Scannell Solutions Ltd for a fee of £3.5m. Scannell Solutions Ltd is known for its Software as a Service (SaaS) solutions for Environmental Health, Safety and Quality monitoring […]

Midlands’ schools receive free cybersecurity advice

Shropshire-based IT specialist, Bespoke Computing, is helping schools across the region to protect against intrusive and costly cyber attacks this year, while at the same time also raising vital funds for the schools, their PTAs and other charities. Bespoke Computing, which provides business technology and communications support to a range of businesses and organisations, teamed […]