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, […]

South Shield’s Shoptimised secured several significant contracts


Shoptimised, a South Shields-based retail technology company, has announced plans to double in size over the next six months after securing several significant contracts and partnerships. The company provides a product feed optimisation platform and price comparison software for digital marketing agencies and retailers. It recently won new business from Newcastle-based menswear retailer END Clothing, […]

FHL Cloud Solutions selected as an approved G-Cloud supplier


The Crown Commercial Service (CCS) has announced FHL Cloud Solutions (FHL) as an approved G-Cloud supplier on the Digital Marketplace, opening up numerous public sector opportunities. The Digital Marketplace supports the government vision of a public sector ‘Amazon’ meaning that FHL, as a fully-compliant supplier, is able to deliver services to Government departments across the UK. Launched […]

Peak reaches £5m funding to meet customer demand


Inteligent business system specialist Peak has been backed by a further £1.5m funding boost to help it meet market demand and accelerate its R&D efforts. Peak’s secured capital to date now stands at £5m and has allowed it to expand its operations, taking headcount from ten to 60 in the last two years with plans in […]

FHL reports revenue increase during year of great change


FHL Cloud Solutions saw a single digit revenue increase for financial year ending 31 March 2018. This is despite a year of significant change, with FHL becoming part of RSM UK in November 2017. The combined FHL and RSM businesses has formed the largest and leading NetSuite provider across Europe. With the backing of RSM – […]

Yorkshire and Humber health and social care award contract to Redcentric


Redcentric, a supplier of cloud and networking services, will connect 65 public sector organisations and 3,000 sites across Yorkshire and Humberside to NHS Digital’s Health and Social Care Network (HSCN) and the existing Public Services Network (PSN), after being named as preferred supplier in a regional aggregate procurement. The two networks span the health, local authorities, […]

Computing launches Cloud & Infrastructure North in Manchester


In a couple of week’s time industry magazine Computing will be bringing a host of expert speakers to Manchester on the 18th of April for the inaugural Cloud & Infrastructure Summit North. The Cloud & Infrastructure Summit in Manchester will be covering: • The future of the cloud; • Implementing cloud culture; • The role of AI, IoT and […]

Upside Energy secures funding for cloud-based smart grid platform


Manchester-based smart energy startup Upside Energy has secured investment totalling £5.5 million. The firm received the financial support to grow its team and speed up commercialisation and deployment of its cloud-based smart grid platform. Its platform aggregates the energy stored in everyday connected devices, such as batteries and hot water tanks, to create a virtual energy store that can […]

Giacom stages management buyout with VC support


VC Livingbridge announced an investment in Hull’s Giacom, a specialist cloud services marketplace which provides cloud services to the SME market via the Information Technology Consultants (‘ITCs’) community. Giacom offers a one-stop platform for all of the cloud software, infrastructure and IT support services that an ITC might require to transition an SME client into a public […]

Kcom and University of Hull constructing new data centre


The University of Hull and KCOM are set to construct a new multimillion-pound data centre to address demand in the region. The centre will be called The Hull Data Centre and is to be constructed at the University of Hull and will serve its needs as well as those of KCOM and Hull College. The […]

Data analytics start-up Peak raises £2.5m to further develop AI


Manchester-based start-up Peak sells data analytics-as-a-service to businesses and has raised £2.5m in its latest funding round. Its total funding has reached £3.5m with London-based venture capital firm MMC Ventures is the main provider of the latest injection of capital, which will allow Peak to continue to help companies of all sizes use data, machine learning and AI technologies […]

Hedgehog Lab and Fuse Telecom scale up at Generator Studios


Newcastle’s Hedgehog Lab has expanded its headquarters at the Generator Studios after posting a huge rise in sales. The technology consultancy, which boasts offices in London, Boston, Austin, Denmark and India, has leased space extending to 7,500 sq ft having outgrown the initial 1,700 sq ft of space acquired in 2012. The additional space is a […]

FHL joins forces with Kyriba to deliver secure cloud treasury solutions


Kyriba Corp. a provider of cloud-based treasury, cash and risk management solutions, has announced a channel sales partnership with cloud solutions provider, FHL, a provider of NetSuite products in Europe and NetSuite’s EMEA Partner of the Year 2017. FHL’s 150+ NetSuite customers now have access to Kyriba’s cloud-based solutions. Security is a growing issue for treasury and finance professionals, […]

Cheshire’s MPP Global raises £12 million in Series B funding

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Cheshire-based MPP Global has raised £12 million in Series B funding from investors including Albion Ventures and Grafton Capital. Headquartered in Warrington, MPP Global delivers digital monetisation services to media companies such as Sky, News UK and the Daily Mail Group. The investment will allow MPP Global to expand into new markets and continue the […]

FHL named NetSuite’s partner of year for record sixth year

FHL receiving NetSuite EMEA partner of Year Award 2017

NetSuite – the provider of a leading cloud business management solution – has named Crewe-based FHL its top solution partner of the year for UK, Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) for a record sixth time. The award was presented at the NetSuite Annual SuiteWorld Conference (Las Vegas, Nevada, 24 – 27 April 2017). Competing against more than 50 NetSuite […]