South Staffordshire seeks tech and transformation leader

Authority recruiting for £60,000 role South Staffordshire Council is seeking to appoint a technology and transformation leader to help it become “an agile and digital enterprise”, and is advertising a vacant position as assistant director of digital technology and business transformation. The chosen candidate will spearhead the implementation of technologies and processes that ease South Staffordshire residents’ access […]

Xoserve cash boost to help Solihull’s elderly population

Older people in Solihull are being empowered to help themselves using digital technology thanks to a local charity and the generous support of a Solihull-based company, Xoserve. Xoserve, the Central Data Service Provider for Great Britain’s gas market, chose local older people’s charity Age UK Solihull as one of its 2018/2019 charities, focusing on raising […]

Additional major Investment from Mercia in Medherent

Clinical-stage developer of innovative transdermal delivery products for pain and CNS diseases, Medherant Limited, has announced a new £2 million investment. The additional funding from Mercia Technologies PLC, the national investment group focused on the identification, creation, funding and scaling of innovative technology businesses with high growth potential, is part of a circa £2.4 million […]

£800k data warehouse for Shrewsbury and Telford NHS trust

Shrewsbury and Telford NHS trust is to create a £800,000 data warehouse In bringing together clinical and care information currently stored in an outdated way, in a range of disparate systems, the Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS trust project will enable clinicians and other staff to access “a transparent view of parent care”, the trust hopes. The […]

Ideagen “ahead of market expectations” for 10th year in a row

UK-based global software firm, Ideagen, expects to be marginally ahead of market expectations when it releases its full year results later this year. The Nottingham-headquartered, AIMS listed, technology firm provided an update to the London Stock Exchange on its performance during a pre-close trading update on Tuesday and expects to report a 29% rise in revenues […]

Sheffield to roll out better, and free, city centre Wi-Fi

Sheffield is to roll out a free-to-use city Wi-Fi network that’s going to be useful for more than just letting shoppers browse the internet. City centre Wi-Fi networks traditionally tend to consist of little more than a few rugged access points (APs) stuck to lampposts, delivering connectivity for shoppers and tourists, that’s at best described as “not […]

Telecoms giant BT considers regional hub in Birmingham

BT has launched a major office restructuring programme that could result in hundreds of staff relocating to Three Snowhill in Birmingham. The development is being considered by the telecoms giant for its new Birmingham home. Three Snowhill is the largest single office building under construction in the UK outside London. The 420,000 sq ft, 17 storey […]

Govt minister visits Institute of Tech site in Dudley

Government minister James Brokenshire has visited Dudley to take a look at the development site of an upcoming £32 million Institute of Technology. Mr Brokenshire, who sits in the Cabinet as Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, was invited by Dudley North MP, Ian Austin, to discuss plans to attract high-skill jobs to […]

Edge Testing celebrates record growth year in the Midlands

Edge Testing Solutions, part of Eurofins Digital Testing, has experienced a record year of growth, which saw the company increase its presence in England by 50 per cent and welcome the addition of 15 new clients to its portfolio, served by its Digital Test Hub in Birmingham. Working with Directors Rob Maxfield and Richard Mort, who […]

Nottingham tech firm, GeoSLAM, recruiting 20 jobs at its HQ

GeoSLAM, the 3D mobile and mapping technology firm, says it wants to create 20 jobs at its, Ruddington, Nottingham headquarters. The firm operates in the surveying, mining and engineering, forestry, facilities, and asset management industries, and says the jobs will be in software development, human resources, technical support and channel sales. Chief executive of GeoSLAM, […]

The Economist to create new tech unit in Birmingham

Publishing group is expanding its presence in the city centre by launching innovation unit to support is publishing activities The London-based media group that publishes national newspaper, The Economist and its website among other titles, had announced in December that it had signed a deal to take new office space at 60 Church Street and is now expanding its base […]

Midven backs HR software firm with £250,000 investment

A Birmingham-based software firm which specialises in HR products has secured £250,000 of new investment. Natural HR will use the capital to create ten jobs at its base in Newhall Street over the next three years as well as develop product lines. The firm started life in 2010 from a growing need for online employee […]

Altodigital extends print systems contract with Wolves

Altodigital, the UK’s largest independent office technology supplier, has strengthened its relationship with Wolverhampton Wanderers FC by signing a new contract with the Premier League club. Kingswinford-based Altodigital, which has 12 offices around the UK, has a well-established reputation for working with high-profile sports clubs, including Arsenal, Huddersfield Town, Glamorgan County Cricket Club and Cardiff Devils ice […]

Edge Testing Solutions Expands Birmingham Operations

Team expands by 60 to service current client base of 50+ One of the UK’s fastest growing and largest independent software testing companies, Edge Testing Solutions, part of Eurofins Digital Testing, is expanding its Birmingham operations to accommodate a fast-growing regional team and is on track for more than 40% revenue growth in England. With […]

Vodafone tests 5G tech at Birmingham train station

U.K. telecommunications group Vodafone carried out a 5G test at a train station in the city of Birmingham as part of its country-wide trial The carrier revealed in a statement today that Birmingham New Street became the first train station to test 5G technology in the U.K. During the test, passengers at the station were […]