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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Non-executive directors hired by Birmingham start-up Swoopos

Tech start-up Swoopos has appointed four new non-executive directors to help guide the national rollout of its mobile point-of-sale technology and mobile ordering app. Currently available throughout a range of restaurants, bars and coffee shops across Birmingham, including Second Cup Coffee, Costa, and Subway, Swoopos and its accompanying mobile ordering app, Swoope, provide venues with technology […]

WarwickNet launches G.Fast ultrafast broadband service

WarwickNet has become the first alternative network ISP to launch a 500Mbps capable G.fast hybrid fibre “ultrafast broadband” service for businesses via their own street cabinets. WarwickNet, which is based in the Midlands and part of the CableCom Group, has deployed the next-generation technology in Warwickshire, ahead of a wider roll-out across the country. G.fast is […]

Software firm Synapse aims for crowdfunding boost

Birmingham tech firm Synapse is aiming to create 20 new jobs by securing £300,000 in new finance via crowdfunding. The new crowdfunding campaign has launched  with Shadow Foundr to raise the capital to help Synapse expand its team. The company is based at Innovation Birmingham Campus, and has created software which aims to help clients manage […]

Mercia Technologies Invests GBP1.9 Million Into Warwick Audio

Technology-focused investment group Mercia Technologies has invested GBP1.9 million into audio transducers developer Warwick Audio Technologies Ltd, as part of a GBP3.1 million syndicated round. The round was backed by Mercia Technologies Limited, Chinese audio components supplier, Guoguang Electric Company Limited, and a range of private investors, including investments made through the crowdfunding platform, Syndicate […]

Losses widen at Lutterworth-based firm Intercede

Losses at Intercede, the Lutterworth-based cybersecurity firm Intercede, have increased for the 12 months to 31 March, while revenues have fallen. Turnover at the listed firm dropped from £11m last year to £8.3m, while losses widened from £1m to almost £4m. Despite this, Intercede’s boss is remaining upbeat. Richard Parris, chairman and chief executive, said: […]

Dividend increase for Sanderson after strong half year

Software and IT group, Sanderson has declared a 10% increase in interim dividend following a strong half year. The Coventry-based group, which supplies digital retail technology and enterprise software for the manufacturing, wholesale distribution and logistics sectors, saw revenue growth 10% to £10.9m (H1 2016: £9.86m) in the half year to March 31, 2017. Operating […]

Shares up 48% as technology firm reveals Google collaboration

Shares in Birmingham-based technology company LightwaveRF rose by nearly half yesterday after it unveiled a collaboration with Google. The Internet of Things company has developed an app to control and monitor lighting, heating, power and security functions for a wide range of electronic devices. The technology is applicable to the range of LightwaveRF products accessed through […]

Nottingham tech firm S4RB lands six-figure funding deal

A Nottingham technology company Solutions for Retail Brands (S4RB) has secured a six-figure investment to further develop its software. The company counts Asda, Waitrose and Walmart as clients, and received the cash from the N2 Business Growth Programme, which is delivered in partnership by The University of Nottingham and East Midlands Business Ltd and is part-funded […]

Air-IT scoops European IT & Software excellence award

Managed IT and Communications provider, Air-IT has won the Managed Service Solution of the Year Award at the IT Europa European IT & Software Excellence Awards, recognising the firm’s expertise in managed backup and business continuity solutions. Based on their use of StorageCraft backup and disaster recovery technologies, the award showcases their excellence in the […]

Senior solutions architect joins online anti-piracy services firm

Provider of online anti-piracy systems and an innovatve live watermarking system, Birmingham-based Friend MTS, has boosted its international professional services team with the appointment of Simon Hanna as Senior Solutions Architect. Hanna is a specialist in video delivery platforms for Pay-TV and OTT (over the top) operators, with in excess of 20 years’ experience working […]

ECI Partners invests in Birmingham software firm

ECI Partners invests in Birmingham software firm A software consultancy has sold a minority stake to private equity house ECI Partners. Edenhouse, which specialises in installation and consultancy services, will use the undisclosed investment to grow the business further. Edenhouse has more than 250 consultants based in its head office in Coleshill and support bases in […]