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 […]

Leeds ed-tech specialist scoops national award


Smoothwall has been awarded a national accolade as one of the Sunday Times ‘100 Best Small Companies to Work For’. The leading digital safeguarding technology provider, which is head-quartered in Leeds, was named as number 62 on the list and was also awarded the ‘Best Improver’ title. The news comes as the specialists in online monitoring and […]

Successful digital health accelerator programme returns for second year


Following on from the success of the 2019 programme, Propel@YH an accelerator programme aimed at helping digital health innovators navigate the NHS in the Yorkshire and Humber region, is returning for 2020. Propel@YH provides support and advice to SMEs focused on digital health, with the aim of accelerating growth and increasing market presence. Applications for […]

Leeds-based health-tech specialist hero acquires fourth business

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Leeds-based hero, the health-tech brand has acquired the preventative health and vitality company – Revitalise London, which specialises in holistic health, wellbeing and professional coaching. Revitalise London has a strong client base comprising global financial services clients, retail and fashion as well as medical, clinical and professional athletes. Offering a broad range of services including […]

Five tech startups launch per hour


More than five new tech startups launched every hour in 2019, contributing to a record 681,704 new business formations over the year – a 2.8% increase from 2018. These are some of the findings of the Centre for Entrepreneurs’ sixth annual analysis of Companies House data. “It is encouraging that despite a politically turbulent year […]

Yorkshire public sector procurement body opens £400m framework


Public sector procurement body YPO opens framework for  data centres, cloud hosting and security, worth £400 million Public sector procurement body Yorkshire Purchasing Organisation (YPO) has opened its £400m framework for data centres, cloud hosting and data security. Owned by 13 local authorities in the north of England, YPO supplies products and services to councils, schools, […]

Burnley IT firm can boast it’s big in Japan


A Burnely IT specialist has secured recognition from one of the world’s leading tech outfits – in Japan Bosses at Holker IT are celebrating after being named Fujitsu small or medium-sized business partner of the year, thanks to managing director, Matthew Metcalfe, and his team tripling their revenues on the Japanese giant’s products over this year. […]

Edge Testing – crystal ball gazing at DevTest North

Edge Testing

Software testing company will demonstrate how to marry capacity models with load testing One of the UK’s fastest growing and largest independent software testing companies, Edge Testing Solutions, part of Eurofins Digital Testing, will be presenting at DevTest Conference North. The event, which is being held at Plaza Park, Leeds on 24 – 25 September […]

Fast-growing RotaCloud has ambitious plans to expand


The sky is the limit for fast-growing software developer, RotaCloud The staff scheduling and attendance platform started out as a side-project in 2015, with co-founders, David Brandon, Joel Beverley and James Lintern, working from their shared home in York. Pooling their skills and cash, amounting to just £500, they used that to get the business off […]

Manchester Metrolink gets contactless payments technology


Travellers using Manchester’s trams can now complete their journeys using contactless payment Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) has introduced a contactless payments infrastructure to its tram network, as research reveals the technology has transformed user experience. Travellers on Manchester’s trams can now use bank contactless bank cards to tap when they get on and off […]

Northern Powerhouse role for York transport tech company


YORK-based transport technology company Incremental Solutions has become a member of the government’s Northern Powerhouse Partnership Programme. The appointment comes after its recent royal recognition of a Queen’s Award for Enterprise, as well as several industry awards for its innovative solutions. Incremental Solutions, based at York Science Park, uses data analysis, innovative thinking and technology […]

East Lancs tech firm acquires Dutch rival for EU growth

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Bosses at a leading East Lancs technology firm have announced plans to take over a Dutch rival. Exertis chiefs believe the anticipated link-up with Amacom, based in Den Bosch, will help them make in-roads across mainland Europe. The announcement comes as Exertis, which has a major presence in Altham and Hapton, confirmed the acquisition of […]