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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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: […]

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 […]

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, […]

Ideagen’s software helps RATP Dev USA reduce vehicle accidents

Nottinghamshire software company Ideagen has helped a major transportation company reduce vehicle accidents by 19%. RATP Dev USA, a wholly owned subsidiary of RATP Group which operates and maintains urban intercity transportation systems in 14 countries, launched its ‘drive2zero’ Safety Management System (SMS) last year and adopted Ideagen’s software. Coruson, Ideagen’s cloud-based system for enterprise […]

Software provider Unique IQ receives funding boost from Midven

Redditch software provider Unique IQ serves the health, social care and cleaning sectors has received a significant investment for expansion. Unique IQ has received the money from venture capital firm Midven, which was recently appointed to manage the £35m equity portion of the Midlands Engine Investment Fund (MEIF). The company, which was founded in 2003, […]

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 […]

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 […]