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 […]

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 […]

Allocate acquires vendor management software provider 247 Time

Staffordshire’s Allocate acquires Leicestershire vendor management software provider 247 Time as part of its strategy to help improve interoperability between agency systems and bank and eRostering software. The acquisition of 247 Time will enable end-to-end links between agency systems and bank and eRostering software so healthcare organisations can source staff quickly, safely and cost-efficiently. The […]

Interactive Futures gaming industry event comes to Warwickshire

‘Interactive Futures’ will be hosted in Leamington Spa next year and will offer a range of sessions and opportunities across three days for some of the world’s leading games professionals, content creators, and curators as well as game players and families. The event comes at a time when Warwickshire is celebrating its presence and success […]

Openreach launches Fibre First programme in Nottingham

Openreach has named Nottingham as the latest city to benefit from a full-fibre broadband roll-out. Nottingham has become the latest city to be added to Openreach’s full-fibre broadband network build programme, Fibre First, with work set to begin imminently on expanding access to gigabit-capable broadband.     In Nottingham, work will begin shortly in the Gedling […]

Orlo launches enhanced digital customer experience ecosystem

Orlo, a digital engagement platform technology that supports the creation of powerful online relationships and enhanced emotional connections with customers, is bringing something new to the digital customer experience sector with a powerful, integrated social, live chat and CRM ecosystem. Birmingham-based Orlo, formerly SocialSignIn has launched a first-of-its-kind integration between social media and live chat management, […]

Adtech firm Elonex appoints Lord Digby Jones as Chairman

Digital display technology firm Elonex has appointed Lord Digby Jones as its new Chairman. Lord Jones joins Birmingham-based Elonex to work closely with its senior management team as the firm continues to grow market share in the digital out of home advertising and hardware markets. Lord Jones is the former Director General of the CBI, served as […]

Enterprising Birmingham duo launch virtual FD service for SMEs

An enterprising Birmingham duo are celebrating the launch of a new service designed to help Midlands SMEs create sustainable business growth. eVirtualFD is an entirely cloud-based FD (financial director) service, designed to give small and medium sized businesses access to a ‘virtual’ FD who can help them develop a deeper understanding of their company’s finances and build […]

New Nottingham company using tech to manage debt

A new Nottingham technology business, Tully, say it is on a mission to tackle Britain’s growing personal debt crisis. Backed by Nottingham venture builder Blenheim Chalcot, the company believes that the way personal debts are currently tackled via fixed monthly payments don’t work for either people or the businesses that lend money. Tully says it […]

National Express launches new transport tech hub in Birmingham

Coach operator National Express has teamed up with Innovation Birmingham to launch ‘NXIS’, a new business incubator which is hoping to create commercial opportunities for small businesses across the West Midlands. The new business support hub has opened in Birmingham aimed at helping the region’s tech companies develop new products for the transport sector. The […]

Vodafone wants WM businesses applying to new social innovation fund

Telecoms giant Vodafone is inviting innovative West Midlands businesses to apply for its new UK social innovation fund.  Vodafone Techstarter supports start-ups and early-stage ventures developing innovative technology solutions with social purpose – ideas that can harness the power of technology, connectivity and innovation to improve health, education, environmental protection or social mobility. In addition to financial […]

Fitness brand launching digital hub in Birmingham

A new tech incubator for digital firms working in the sports industry is set to open in Birmingham next month. Solihull-based fitness clothing brand Gymshark has teamed up with Innovation Birmingham Campus to launch a new business support base for the city’s tech and digital start-ups, in its iCentrum building. Gymshark will join as a […]

West Midlands authority to overhaul ‘outdated’ intranet

The West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) is seeking a supplier for a potential £200,000 project to revamp and replace an “outdated and inefficient” intranet that it claims is obstructing staff communication. The combined authority has issued a contract notice announcing its intent to appoint supplier to build a new internal communications network, and then support it for six years […]

Holiday Extras continues expansion with Birmingham tech hub

Holiday Extras’ global expansion continues, with a new dedicated technology hub based in Birmingham due to open. The firm’s technology team has grown by almost a third in the past year, with ambitions of increasing it by another 20% in the next six months. Holiday Extras has started an apprenticeship programme in a further bid to […]