Yorkshire internet security firm selected for national growth programme


Bob’s Business, an internet security company, based in Barnsley, has secured a place on Tech Nation’s Cyber Security growth programme. The firm, based at the Digital Media Centre, provides online training, development and support to help employees in the public and the private sector develop awareness and skills around potential cyber threats. Tech Nation’s Cyber programme […]

Business software provider Onesys acquires Sage Coretime


York-headquartered business software provider Onesys has expanded with its biggest acquisition to date, supported by funding from HSBC UK. Onesys Group supplies timesheet, project and billing systems across the UK, Ireland and globally. The company has used six-figure funding from HSBC UK for the acquisition of Sage Coretime, timesheet and project management software used by the […]

£500k investment in innovative electronics manufacturer


A Durham-based start-up is developing a new process to manufacture electronics devices on synthetic diamonds. Evince Technology has raised £525k through private investment and Innovate UK match-funding. It will use the funds to further develop its technology and grow from demonstration to pilot phase in 2021. Evince Technology claims to be developing breakthrough electron devices using […]

Yorkshire tech firm develops satellite kit with university backing


North Yorkshire technology start-up AmbaSat has developed a DIY space satellite kit with support from the University of York’s PAPI (Product and Process Innovation) project. Founded in 2019 by Martin Platt & Marcel Houtveen who boast 30 years’ experience in the environmental and IT industries, the company designs and manufactures Low Earth Orbit (LEO) Space […]

Security experts from global firms unite to fight cybercrime in Greater Manchester


Experts from companies including KPMG, Royal London, Hiscox, TalkTalk, Co-op, Deloitte and Siemens are coming together for a new cyber crime unit set up by the Cyber Resilience Centre for Greater Manchester, a not-for-profit venture between Greater Manchester Police and Manchester Digital.. The Cyber Expert Group will include business leaders, law enforcement officers, intelligence agencies and […]

Nasdaq Ventures purchases stake in Newcastle regtech firm


Nasdaq Ventures, the investment arm of electronic exchange Nasdaq, has purchased a minority stake in Caspian, a Newcastle-based anti-money laundering firm. Caspian’s automated investigation technology uses machine learning alongside human expertise to help global banks fight money laundering and financial crime. The two companies will also look for opportunities to combine their research and development […]

North East app firm Nutshell Software raises £1.2 million


Newcastle mobile app developer Nutseell Software has raised £1.2m to develop its products. Nutshell Software has received the cash from 2 funds managed by Mercia – the Northern Venture Capital Trust (VCT) Funds and the North East Venture Fund (NEVF), which is supported by the European Regional Development Fund. “Nutshell stood out with both a […]

Cyber security firm Sy4 Security take


A cyber securing specialist has agreed a deal for office space at the grade II-listed Marshall’s Mill building in Leeds. Sy4 Security has moved into a 3,521 sq ft at the building. The Mill will be the first home for the company, which recently completed a management buyout of BAE Systems’ global cyber security Enterprise Managed […]

New recruits for Newcastle software firm Komodo


North East product design and software engineering agency KOMODO has announced four new recruits. Kyle Heron joins as Associate Quality Assurance (QA) Engineer following a role at Accenture, Sarah Heanan and Hugo Duarte join as Software Engineers in the platform team, and Rebecca McLaughlin as a Software Engineer in the mobile team. Commercial Director Armin Talić said: […]

Avoira launches thermal cameras to help fight coronavirus


A Bury-based tech firm is helping to lead the fight back against coronavirus by launching a range of “smart” thermal detection cameras. The cameras are being sold by Avoira and use artificial intelligence to detect a person’s skin-surface temperature in just one second, and can scan both individuals and groups. The cameras also automatically alert operators when detecting […]

Greater Manchester Mental Health selects LogPoint SIEM


Greater Manchester Mental Health (GMMH) NHS has turned to IT Security Partner, Chess Cyber Security, and LogPoint for a SIEM solution that will provide enhanced cybersecurity visibility across the organisation at a predictable cost. GMMH provides inpatient and community-based mental health care for people living in Bolton, the city of Manchester, Salford, and Trafford and […]

Infrastructure services firm SDH acquired by ISP Telcom


Manchester-based UK ISP Telcom, has acquired the Yorkshire-based infrastructure firm SDH Project Services for an undisclosed sum. At present Telcom already has fibre networks in Manchester, Liverpool, Blackpool and London. Most of that has been focused on connecting businesses and public sector sites via Dark Fibre infrastructure, but they’ve also connected some big residential apartment buildings (MDUs) via their sub-brands, such […]

Yorkshire tech firm provides free BI software to help local enterprises


Panintelligence is offering its business intelligence solutions for free to support and empower Yorkshire organisations in the wake of the global disruption caused by Coronavirus. Eager to help enterprises survive and navigate the global crisis – and provide a helping hand to the local economy during true times of need – the Leeds-based firm is […]

Edge secures place on RM6148 Quality Assurance Testing Framework


With an office in Manchester, one of the UK’s fastest-growing software testing companies, Edge Testing Solutions Ltd (Edge), has been successfully awarded a place on the specialist RM6148 Crown Commercial Services (CCS) Framework Agreement, which has been developed specifically for Quality Assurance Testing (QAT). Edge adds the RM6148 to a number of other frameworks, including G-Cloud […]

Fintech North Calls on Financial & Tech Communities

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Following the runaway success of the two previous FinTech North Manchester conferences, the event is returning to the city on Thursday 2nd April. With a host of FinTech leaders already lined up for Manchester’s conference, the organisers are calling on the financial and tech communities to get involved in shaping the remaining slots on the agenda […]