VR company Zerolight strikes deal with Lamborghini to customise supercars


Virtual reality company Zerolight has signed a deal with Lamborghini to help the supercar maker market its cars online. Through Zerolight’s technology customers can customise their dream car on a computer, tablet or smartphone. For the Aventador, Huracan and Urus car models, customers can tweak the car by changing anything from its rims, paint colour, to […]

Kromek seals one of the biggest deals in firm’s history worth £44 million


Kromek (AIM: KMK), a worldwide supplier of detection technology focusing on the medical, security screening and nuclear markets, announced that it has been awarded a new contract, by an existing OEM customer, expected to be worth a minimum of $58.1m over a seven-year period. Under the terms of the contract, Kromek will supply Cadmium Zinc Telluride […]

Saggezza to double North East headcount with plans to create 50 jobs

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Fintech software company Sagezza is planning to double its headcount in Sunderland by creating 50 new jobs. Saggezza is planning to grow its team to 100 members of staff over the next year. It is now looking to fill positions in a number of roles, including graduate software developers, Java developers, GMC developers and performance testers. It is […]

Edge Testing’s Academy as a Service will expand Northern footprint

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Software testing company, Edge Testing, has opened up fast-track job opportunities within the digital sector in the North for the region’s graduates, school leavers and career changers by launching its Academy as a Service offer. Edge will use its Academy as a Service to further expand its local footprint in Manchester and create additional jobs in […]

Turnover and profit improvement for Gateshead IT firm

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A Gateshead-based IT consultancy is looking ahead to a “bright future” after edging turnover towards the £20m mark in another profitable year. ITPS provides IT support, data centre and telecoms services for a range of clients, employing more than 120 employees and operating an additional office in London. Turnover for the year ending 31 May […]

AccessPay raises £9m funding to develop software platform

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AccessPay, a Manchester, UK-based fintech firm, raised £9m in funding, in a round led by Beringea, with participation from True Ventures and Route 66. The company intends to use the funds to expand its sales, marketing, and engineering teams and further develop its software platform. Founded in Manchester in 2012 and led by Anish Kapoor, AccessPay […]

Leeds-based Tracsis acquires Coventry event traffic specialist

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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 […]

Technology giant HP confirms move to Circle Square


A global technology giant has confirmed plans to open an office in Manchester’s Circle Square development where it will have capacity to locate almost 300 of its UK employees. Hewlett Packard Enterprise currently operates across six locations in the UK – Bracknell, London, Bristol, Belfast, Warrington, and Erskine. Its latest site – at No. 1 […]

Northern Tech Awards 2019 to celebrate thriving digital firms

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Growing technology companies are invited to follow in the footsteps of pioneering former winners at the Northern Tech Awards 2019, with entries still being accepted for this prestigious event, which takes place on the 28th March 2019 at the Albert Hall in Manchester. Recognising the fastest growing companies in the North of the UK, the annual […]

Stokesley software company bought by French group

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Stokesley-based enterprise software company, Opentree, has been acquired by international engineering and construction software group Graitec. Opentree provides electronic document management software developer for all forms of office documents and CAD drawings, serving multinational clients such as Tata Steel and Siemens. As well as its Stokesley headquarters, the business has a development office in Sheffield. […]

Tech company APD Comms becomes part of global IT giant

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A supplier of software to the emergency services, public safety, and control room markets has been acquired by a subsidiary of IT giant NEC Corporation. Hull-based APD Communications has been bought by Hemel Hempstead-based Northgate Public Services (NPS), which was itself acquired by NEC in January 2018. APD provides mission-critical communications and control systems to more […]

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 […]