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 […]

Bromsgrove public sector finance firm snapped up by Astuta

Bromsgrove-based public sector finance systems company, Trojan Consultants, has been acquired by UK software group Astuta. Trojan Consultants is a leader in public sector finance systems, which developed, supplied and supported specialist finance systems for social services, NHS and local government organisations for more than 30 years. Howard Sears, Astuta’s founder and executive chairman, said: […]

Nottingham Building Society upgrades to Nexsan SAN

Nottingham Building Society has retired an ageing IBM storage array and upgraded to Nexsan storage area network (SAN) hardware to gain flexibility, while boosting capacity by 20 times and making energy savings. The move has allowed the Building Society to free up staff hours that were previously dedicated to troubleshooting storage and host failures, with storage […]

SysGroup’s growth accelerates with revenue up 47.3%

Telford tech firm SysGroup, an award-winning managed IT services and cloud hosting provider, has revealed that it has grown revenues by 47.3 percent to £5.8m for the six months ending 30 September 2018. Recurring managed IT services represented 77.8 percent of the Group’s total revenue during the period, underpinning the ongoing success of its growth […]

Beech Tree plans buy-and-build strategy after major investment in IT business

Birmingham investmeent company Beech Tree Private Equity plans to execute a buy-and-build strategy after completing a significant investment in BCN Group, a fast-growing IT managed services company. Beech Tree has been looking to invest in the sector due to the rapid growth in demand for the provision of cloud managed services and will support BCN with […]

Twycross Zoo chooses EBC Group as new IT and telephony supplier

Twycross Zoo has selected managed service provider, EBC Group as their new IT and telephony partner. Having completed a thorough tender process, EBC Group was selected over a number of other providers to help Twycross Zoo invest and improve its current IT infrastructure, ensuring security and reliability as well as future proofing their systems.  Investments will […]

Kalamazoo returns to the Midlands following acquisition

Northfield-based ITS (IT Specialists) has been acquired from a Birmingham-based enterpreneur from Reynolds and Reynolds Ltd. The move will see the return of a historic brand to the IT marketplace – Kalamazoo. Reynolds and Reynolds Ltd. is based in the UK, and its core business is serving the automotive industry with automobile dealership technology and software […]

Coventry next for Openreach full-fibre broadband rollout

Coventry residents will soon be able to order and receive ultrafast full-fibre, or fibre-to-the-premises, broadband services after Openreach announced a further extension of its Fibre First rollout. Launched in February 2018, Openreach’s Fibre First programme forms part of its new commitment to extend the Openreach FTTP network by 50% and deliver gigabit-capable broadband services to […]

Double award joy for East Midlands MSP Air-IT

Managed IT and Communications Service Provider, Air-IT is celebrating after winning two awards at the Derby Telegraph and Nottingham Post Business Awards. The technology firm secured titles for SME Business of the Year in Derby, and the Excellence in Industry category in Nottingham. James Healey, Air-IT’s Managing Director said: “These awards are renowned for attracting […]

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 […]

Castleton Technology acquires IP in £1.6 million deal

Sutton Coldfield-based Castleton Technology, a software and managed services provider for the public and not-for-profit sectors, has paid £1.6 million to acquire the IP of the platform of its modelling solution. In 2015 Castleton acquired Brixx Solutions, which had a platform that enabled users to produce financial models and long-term forecasts. Castleton has been paying a licence […]

East Midlands services firm GCI in acquisition mode raising over £60m

Mayfair Equity Partners has acquired a majority stake in a Lincoln-based technology group. The deal also includes the formation of a new strategic fund worth over £60 million, providing GCI with the ability to finance future strategic acquisitions. Mayfair has purchased the majority of the equity held by Chairman Wayne Martin, who will remain on the […]

Birmingham City Council reveals plans to ‘become a systems integrator’

As long-term outsourcing arrangement between Birmingham City Council and Capita is phased out, the authority looks to engage with wide array of new suppliers Birmingham City Council is starting work on a project to separate itself from incumbent Capita and become its own systems integrator. The council is part way through the rollout of a five-year ICT […]

Technology-based apprenticeship scheme launched by Intercity

Birmingham IT and Communications specialist Intercity Technology has announced a new apprenticeship programme ready to launch in 2018. Intercity Technology has been active in the communications market since 1985, offering support with everything from communication solutions to consulting and advising. Now, they’re looking to enhance the talent pool available for the IT and communications world with an […]

Silwood Technology launches advanced SAP data discovery capabilities

Silwood Technology Ltd, a supplier of enterprise application metadata intelligence software, has announced that Safyr® now provides users of SAP and SAP Business Warehouse (BW) greater visibility and intelligence about the data connections between the two products. The company has also enhanced product features for GDPR data discovery. For data professionals, Safyr’s new capability to […]