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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Stokesley software company bought by French group

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Stokesley-based enterprise software company, Opentree, has been acquired by international engineering and construction software group Graitec. Opentree provides electronic document management software developer for all forms of office documents and CAD drawings, serving multinational clients such as Tata Steel and Siemens. As well as its Stokesley headquarters, the business has a development office in Sheffield. […]

Tech company APD Comms becomes part of global IT giant

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A supplier of software to the emergency services, public safety, and control room markets has been acquired by a subsidiary of IT giant NEC Corporation. Hull-based APD Communications has been bought by Hemel Hempstead-based Northgate Public Services (NPS), which was itself acquired by NEC in January 2018. APD provides mission-critical communications and control systems to more […]

Turnover soars at Queen’s Award-winning IT consultancy


An IT consultancy which won a Queen’s Award in 2018 has grown turnover by almost 40 per cent, boosted by new offices and growth in the US. BJSS designs develops and supports large-scale digital transformation projects on behalf of the world’s largest organisations and reported a turnover of £116m for the year ending 30 April 2018, up […]

Manchester augmented reality firm secures £15K start-up loan


A Manchester-based augmented reality company is putting together a range of new experiences after securing a £15,000 start-up loan. Digital Pop-Ups was founded by Milenne Tanganelli, who launched the company last year, to help businesses adopt AR and VR technologies so they could create more exposure, generate awareness and engage more fully with their audiences. Milenne and her […]

Notify Technology raises £500,00 funding for software platform


Newcastle- based Notify Technology has secured a £500k funding. Backers included the North East Venture Fund, supported by the European Regional Development Fund and managed by Mercia Fund Managers, Notify has developed a new health and safety software platform. The company plans to use the funds to step up its sales and marketing activities to attract […]

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, […]

Property software firm Thesaurus Technology snapped-up


Harrogate-based developer of software Thesaurus Technology for the estate and letting agency market has been acquired by a US-headquartered property software company MRI Software. Thesaurus Technology provides specialist software for estate and letting agencies to handle activities including tracking sales, updating databases, generating invoices and creating management reports. It also offers postcode lookup software through its […]

Dream Agility rescued in new deal after administration


Dream Agility, the award-winning advertising technology company led by tech entrepreneur Elizabeth Clark, has been acquired out of administration. Patrick Lannagan and Conrad Pearson from business advisory firm Mazars were appointed as joint administrators of the business on 2 November 2018. Lancashire-based Dream Agility’s business and assets have now been acquired by Dream AI Limited, […]