Turnover soars at Queen’s Award-winning IT consultancy


An IT consultancy which won a Queen’s Award in 2018 has grown turnover by almost 40 per cent, boosted by new offices and growth in the US. BJSS designs develops and supports large-scale digital transformation projects on behalf of the world’s largest organisations and reported a turnover of £116m for the year ending 30 April 2018, up […]

California artificial intelligence firm to create 40 jobs in Leeds


California computing platforms firm ThinCI has opened a base in Leeds, on Cross Street, and plans to create 40 jobs in the city. Talking about the new workspace, ThinCI CEO, Dinakar Munagalam, explained: “What attracted ThinCI to the UK is its talent pool of engineers and programmers that could immediately begin providing the chip design […]

York IT firm’s charity event gives air ambulance cash boost


A York IT firm has given Yorkshire Air Ambulance a fundraising lift. Catalyst IT Solutions, based in Heslington, hosted a Peaky Blinders Ball at York Racecourse and raised nearly £5,600 for the air ambulance charity. The Peaky Blinders event, which saw 300 attendees donning their best 1920s attire and featured dancers from the Performing Arts Course at York College, […]

Infotel set to double in size after investing £1m in business


North Tyneside software company, Infotel UK Consulting, is planning to double in size after investing £1m in new offices and recruitment. Infotel develops custom-made software and applications for commercial clients such as Nissan and Virgin Money, and the tech firm currently employs around 40 people. Following its £1m investment, the company plans to double its headcount over the next […]

Manchester augmented reality firm secures £15K start-up loan


A Manchester-based augmented reality company is putting together a range of new experiences after securing a £15,000 start-up loan. Digital Pop-Ups was founded by Milenne Tanganelli, who launched the company last year, to help businesses adopt AR and VR technologies so they could create more exposure, generate awareness and engage more fully with their audiences. Milenne and her […]

Sheffield tech company acquired in PE-backed MBO


A division of a technology and software business which was taken private last year has been acquired in a private equity-backed management buyout (MBO). Sheffield-headquartered Servelec has sold its systems integration business, Servelec Controls, to managing director Andrew Mills, who led the buyout with backing from Alcuin Capital Partners. The deal means Servelec Controls will no […]

Activ Technology set for further growth following Scottish expansion


Newcastle’s Activ Technology has ended 2018 with great confidence for the new year, having opened its first office outside of the North East and achieving strong revenue growth across its divisions. Formed in 2010, the company has 28 staff and is a managed service provider for IT and telecommunications across the North of England and […]

Notify Technology raises £500,00 funding for software platform


Newcastle- based Notify Technology has secured a £500k funding. Backers included the North East Venture Fund, supported by the European Regional Development Fund and managed by Mercia Fund Managers, Notify has developed a new health and safety software platform. The company plans to use the funds to step up its sales and marketing activities to attract […]

Veterinary tech start-up secures £1M for new diagnosis app


A Leeds-based veterinary research and development start-up has secured £1m in funding. Founded in early 2017 by technology specialist Paul Hallett and experienced veterinarian Robert Dawson, Vet-AI’s Joii app enables pet owners to diagnose and receive recommended treatment, and is set to launch in April of this year. The company has received investment from several key stakeholders […]

Yorkshire data firm secures $3M cloud contract


US health insurer with 15 million members to use the software after $3 million deal announced. South Yorkshire data firm WANdisco has secured its largest-ever cloud contract with a major US health insurer in an initial three-year subscription period agreement that is valued at approximately $3 million. The insurer, which employs 22,000 people and has 15 million members, […]

Property software firm Thesaurus Technology snapped-up


Harrogate-based developer of software Thesaurus Technology for the estate and letting agency market has been acquired by a US-headquartered property software company MRI Software. Thesaurus Technology provides specialist software for estate and letting agencies to handle activities including tracking sales, updating databases, generating invoices and creating management reports. It also offers postcode lookup software through its […]

NW crypto entrepreneur grows business to £840K turnover


North West entrepreneur is now on track to reach £1 million turnover in his first 18 months for his cryptocurrency business. Josh Riddett founded Easy Crypto Hunter, a manufacturer of crypto-mining machines. He commented: “Cryptocurrency is the future and is seriously disrupting conventional payment technologies avoiding swingeing bank charges for transactions like overseas payments or banking cheques or […]

Manchester tech firm Bidooh wins South Korea contract


A Manchester-based real-time advertising platform is set to run 10,000 digital screens in South Korea, after  signing a deal with DBDB Labs. Bidooh’s automated platform allows advertisers to accurately measure who has viewed each message and to adjust their plan, in real-time, accordingly. And because ads can be published in minutes, with no minimum spend or […]

Edge assists Northern clients with new Security Division


Edge Testing Solutions is offering its Northern client base, from Liverpoool, Manchester and Lancashire to Leeds, York and Newcastle, access to a new Security Division – Eurofins Cyber Security – which boasts around 100 security experts worldwide. Providing its Northern-based clients with a range of services including risk and vulnerability assessments, testing and compliance, advisory and training services, the Eurofins […]

Dream Agility rescued in new deal after administration


Dream Agility, the award-winning advertising technology company led by tech entrepreneur Elizabeth Clark, has been acquired out of administration. Patrick Lannagan and Conrad Pearson from business advisory firm Mazars were appointed as joint administrators of the business on 2 November 2018. Lancashire-based Dream Agility’s business and assets have now been acquired by Dream AI Limited, […]