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

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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 […]

Synapse360 to be acquired by Manx Telecom


The company will continue to operate under the Synapse360 brand and direction of its existing management team Manchester-based IT firm Synapse360 is all set to be acquired by Isle of Man-based telecommunications, data centre, and managed services operator, Manx Telecom. Established in 1999, privately-owned Synapse360 currently employs 40 staff based in Manchester and the Isle […]

US tech firm boosts Sunderland team by 10

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The US tech firm has hired a team of 10 developers in the North East Global technology business, Saggezza, has boosted its offering in the North East after creating a new team of 10 at its office at Sunderland Software Centre, which it opened in 2014. The group of 10 java developers will be dedicated to supporting Saggezza’s […]

Sage offers people a chance to get back into work


Company’s Pathways programme is aimed at parents and former members of the Armed Forces. Newcastle software company, Sage, is offering people who have been out of the workplace a way to return to it, with a new pilot scheme that will be trialed in the North East. 50 people will be given the chance to improve […]

York IT firm PowerON makes senior appointment


AFTER a bumper year, a York IT firm has powered its expansion plans with a new senior appointment. PowerON, which is based on Bishopthorpe Road, has appointed Peter Egerton, an IT specialist with almost 20 years of industry experience. In six years, PowerON’s workforce has grown from just four people to 28. The company has also seen […]

Excelpoint boosts Durham cancer appeal with raffle prizes

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Campaign to raise £1 m to improve the care of cancer patients boosted by County Durham software company. A year-long fundraising drive, launched by County Durham and Darlington NHS Foundation Trust, is being backed by software developer Excelpoint, which is based at Aycliffe Business Park and donated two 40-inch high-definition LED televisions, and a tablet […]

Edge Testing celebrates record year of growth in England


Expansion continued with 50 per cent revenue increase across England, the establishment of a Northern team ad Manchester office, 15 new client wins, senior-level appointments and new service launches The company’s rapid growth in England came as a result of adding new clients to its roster and the appointment of David Singleton as Regional Manager […]

Trio of appointments to aid Burnley IT firm’s continuing growth

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A new trio has been hired by an East Lancashire technology firm to deal with a growth in business. Burnley-based Holker IT has welcomed three fresh starters across the board. Simon McGowan and Jordan Woodwock have joined the Phoenix Way outfit as account manager and service desk engineer respectively, and Martina Giles Kusakova as business administrator. […]

100 new apprentice roles up for grabs with UKFast


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 […]

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


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


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 […]