Cyber security firm ECSC revenues grow to £5.4 million

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Bradford-based ECSC helps to foil cyber attacks which could wreck its clients’ finances and reputation. Over the last year, ECSC has benefited from the introduction of the General Data Protection Regulation, which places strict rules on how personal data is handled by businesses and organisations. The company said that the “continued incidence of high-profile cyber security breaches” […]

Edge Testing opens Manchester Digital Testing Hub

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Edge Testing Solutions, part of Eurofins Digital Testing, has opened another UK office, this time in Manchester city centre, to service the company’s Northern clients and continue its UK-wide growth. The Manchester-based Digital Test Hub (DTH) will join hubs in Belshill and Birmingham. The company’s DTH meet requirements for a low cost, on-demand testing services, […]

100 new apprentice roles up for grabs with UKFast

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The scheme will meet the growing need for programmers and software developers in the region Manchester tech firm UKFast is creating 100 new apprenticeship roles within its IT, software development and customer service programmes, in a bid to supercharge the region’s tech talent pool. The firm’s award-winning scheme has seen more than 80 apprentices graduate […]

Manchester-based FinTech firm lands £3.5m in funding

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  High growth FinTech company Planixs, which works with global financial institutions such as Lloyds Banking Group, Barclays and Zenith Bank, has secured £3.5m funding from BGF. The company will use the minority equity investment to expand its global customer base, accelerate product development and support recruitment across the business. Led by CEO and Founder Neville […]

AO.com to recruit 50 tech experts in Bolton and Manchester

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AO is looking for software developers, UX designers and business analysts to commercial IT analysts to support its future growth Online white goods retailer AO.com has launched its biggest ever recruitment drive. The company has pushed the button on recruiting over 50 new staff in IT roles across its Bolton and Manchester offices over the […]

VR company Zerolight strikes deal with Lamborghini

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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

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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 50 new 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 […]

Manchester gets behind digital skills with £4m boost

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Digital businesses among those to benefit from schemes aimed at creating a “pipeline of talent that meets employer needs” The Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA) is to use almost £4m of funding to support the creation of a raft of schemes aimed at boosting apprenticeships, including those allocated to digital businesses. The funding will also be […]

York technology company Incremental’s expansion

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York-based technology company Incremental Solutions is expanding. Incremental Solutions helps companies including Network Rail, Virgin and Grand Central improve their performances through analysis of vehicle data and optimisation of their fleets. This month, the team has welcomed Rayner Gill into a new Business Development role. Rayner has served in a number of frontline and managerial roles in the rail industry, most […]

Can the tech sector thrive outside London?

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An appetite for collaboration is helping clusters across the north of England to flourish – but there are also key issues holding them back There’s no doubt that London has firmly established itself as a leading digital hub. Last year, the turnover by its digital tech businesses was £64.1bn, the highest of any cluster in the […]

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 […]