OGL and Intequal launch new Technical Sales Apprenticeship

OGL Computer, a growing IT and cybersecurity services provider based in Kidderminster, designs, delivers and supports the IT backbone of hundreds of businesses across the region. With ambitious expansion plans, the company needs to recruit the next generation of aspiring salespeople.    Lee Reece, Head of New Business, commented: “I joined the business through a similar scheme almost 20 years […]

Data protection firm Protecture snapped up by Thomas Thomas & Co

Shropshire-based Thomas Thomas & Co has invested in data protection company, Protecture. Protecture is a data protection & GDPR consultancy providing support, tools, advice, audit and training. The company supports over 200 clients from SMEs to large institutional clients across the country with their data protection issues. As Protecture has grown, the board recognised that […]

Over 300 tech staff return to Birmingham council with Capita JV ‘largely ended’

Birmingham City Council’s 13-year joint venture with outsourcer Capita has now “largely ended”. The authority has issued a statement claiming that, following the completion of a four-month programme of transition, most of the services covered by the agreement have now successfully been “brought back in-house”. 167 staff were last week transferred from Capita to the […]

Warwickshire Council seeks chief transformation and digital officer

Warwickshire County Council is seeking a chief transformation and digital officer to deliver savings by revamping the authority’s business processes and service delivery.   The council currently employs a contractor to lead its transformation efforts. With this person moving on shortly, Warwickshire wishes to bring in a permanent leader on a two-year contract. “It is recognised that […]

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 […]

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 […]

Pure Telecom names new MD as Matt Sandford becomes CEO

Multi award-winning Shropshire company, Pure Telecom, has responded to an increasing growth in business by naming a new managing director. Former managing director and company founder Matt Sandford has taken on Pure’s new role of Chief Executive Officer, with David Hayward being promoted to MD. “These are exciting times at Pure Telecom, our success over […]

Ticketing software firm expands with new appointments

Aldridge’s ticketing software company Vennersys is targeting business growth with the appointment of three new members of its sales team. The company has undergone a 53% expansion in its team in the last two years, with entry into new markets including Scottish attractions and the heritage railway sector. Luke Fletcher joins Vennersys as a business development […]

10 regular technology meetups in the East and West Midlands

At TechSparx, we decided to list 10 regular tech meetups in East and West Midlands, as they are a very effective networking technique and extremely valuable for the community. Through meetups, people share ideas, interests and build businesses, which is of great importance especially when it comes to technology. They all have something special about […]

10 technology recruitment agencies in the Midlands

With universities and colleges kicking out for the summer very shortly, many graduates and school-leavers looking for a job in a technology related field and may not be sure where to start their search. Alongside these newbies, experienced tech specialists moving into the region may be looking for their next role. To save you some time, we’ve found […]

How Birmingham is competing with London on tech talent attraction

Within this regional growth agenda, Birmingham and the West Country are among the regions gaining ground on London and the south-east fastest of all, according to Office for National Statistics data. Between 2009 and 2016, economic output per head rose in real terms by 9.2 per cent in the West Midlands and North West of […]

£27 million awarded to Mercia to support North East firms

A total of £27m has been awarded to Mercia Fund Managers to support businesses across the North East.  A subsidiary of Mercia Fund Management based in Henley in Arden, the Venture Fund will be investing in rounds up to £1m, with additional money potentially coming from Mercia’s other funds, and will be targeted at businesses […]

West Midlands Combined Authority seeks chief digital officer

The West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) is recruiting for a chief digital officer to spearhead a “digital revolution” across the region. The digital chief will report directly into West Midlands mayor Andy Street, and will be tasked with leading digitisation and technology initiatives across four key areas. The first  is “digital strategy”. In this area […]

Network solutions provider Syscomm builds sales and marketing

Syscomm Ltd has recently announced a number of strategic hires at their Coventry office.   The new roles are focussed on the sales and marketing and are essential to support increased sales initiatives and continued expansion into new markets throughout 2018. Darren Bindert has been hired as Head of Marketing for Syscomm. Darren is a B2B marketing […]

PwC leads pledge to boost number of females pursuing technology careers

PwC and 18 major organisations are taking action to increase the number of women in UK tech roles through the launch of the ‘Tech She Can Charter’. The Tech She Can Charter has been founded to tackle the factors behind the shortfall of women in technology roles. Currently only 23% of people working in STEM jobs are female. […]