Govt minister visits Institute of Tech site in Dudley

Government minister James Brokenshire has visited Dudley to take a look at the development site of an upcoming £32 million Institute of Technology. Mr Brokenshire, who sits in the Cabinet as Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, was invited by Dudley North MP, Ian Austin, to discuss plans to attract high-skill jobs to […]

Edge Testing celebrates record growth year in the Midlands

Edge Testing Solutions, part of Eurofins Digital Testing, has experienced a record year of growth, which saw the company increase its presence in England by 50 per cent and welcome the addition of 15 new clients to its portfolio, served by its Digital Test Hub in Birmingham. Working with Directors Rob Maxfield and Richard Mort, who […]

Nottingham tech firm, GeoSLAM, recruiting 20 jobs at its HQ

GeoSLAM, the 3D mobile and mapping technology firm, says it wants to create 20 jobs at its, Ruddington, Nottingham headquarters. The firm operates in the surveying, mining and engineering, forestry, facilities, and asset management industries, and says the jobs will be in software development, human resources, technical support and channel sales. Chief executive of GeoSLAM, […]

The Economist to create new tech unit in Birmingham

Publishing group is expanding its presence in the city centre by launching innovation unit to support is publishing activities The London-based media group that publishes national newspaper, The Economist and its website among other titles, had announced in December that it had signed a deal to take new office space at 60 Church Street and is now expanding its base […]

Midven backs HR software firm with £250,000 investment

A Birmingham-based software firm which specialises in HR products has secured £250,000 of new investment. Natural HR will use the capital to create ten jobs at its base in Newhall Street over the next three years as well as develop product lines. The firm started life in 2010 from a growing need for online employee […]

Altodigital extends print systems contract with Wolves

Altodigital, the UK’s largest independent office technology supplier, has strengthened its relationship with Wolverhampton Wanderers FC by signing a new contract with the Premier League club. Kingswinford-based Altodigital, which has 12 offices around the UK, has a well-established reputation for working with high-profile sports clubs, including Arsenal, Huddersfield Town, Glamorgan County Cricket Club and Cardiff Devils ice […]

Edge Testing Solutions Expands Birmingham Operations

Team expands by 60 to service current client base of 50+ One of the UK’s fastest growing and largest independent software testing companies, Edge Testing Solutions, part of Eurofins Digital Testing, is expanding its Birmingham operations to accommodate a fast-growing regional team and is on track for more than 40% revenue growth in England. With […]

Vodafone tests 5G tech at Birmingham train station

U.K. telecommunications group Vodafone carried out a 5G test at a train station in the city of Birmingham as part of its country-wide trial The carrier revealed in a statement today that Birmingham New Street became the first train station to test 5G technology in the U.K. During the test, passengers at the station were […]

One Connectivity completes Elite connections purchase

Acquisition sees more than 700 Elite connections move to One Connectivity Derby-based unified communications company, One Connectivity, has announced £4 million in its 2018 financial year, beating its turnover target of £2.4 million thanks to profits of £240,000. Despite the company buying Midlands-based business telecoms’ dealer Elite Telecom in March, One Connectivity’s first acquisition buy in […]

Peppermint Technology secures £7m+ strategic funding

Nottingham-based legal cloud software provider, Peppermint Technology, has secured over £7 million strategic investment from Accel-KKR, a Silicon Valley technology-focused investment firm and existing investors Scottish Equity Partners (SEP). The funding will support Peppermint Technology management’s plan to accelerate growth, further develop the company’s Legal SaaS platform and scale resources to solidify the company’s market […]

Network Telecom shortlisted for industry-leading award

  Telford-based business telecoms and IT services provider shortlisted for Reseller Sales Team of the Year (£10m plus turnover) at this year’s Comms Dealer Sales and Marketing Awards. After the launch of its pioneering new desk phone, NT Multimedia, and the two highest sales months in the provider’s twenty-year history, Network Telecom has been recognised […]

Openreach launches trainee engineer recruitment drive in Notts

More than 40 trainee engineer jobs are being created in Nottinghamshire as part of a major recruitment drive by digital network firm Openreach. Trainees will join with telecoms experts to expand, upgrade, maintain and install services over the company’s national broadband network. The firm, part of the BT group, is looking to hire 185 trainee engineers across the […]

Node4 named Veeam Partner of the Year

Node4, the cloud, data centre and communications solutions provider, has today announced it has been selected as the “Best Cloud & Service Provider Partner of the Year” in the UK by Veeam Software, the leader in Backup solutions that enable Intelligent Data Management, at the annual UK Veeam Partner Summit. The awards recognise Veeam’s local […]

Tech company raises £2.2m for Agricultural app, Breedr

A tech company has raised £2.2m in seed funding for an app to digitise the entire livestock production process. The app, named Breedr, attempts to take the guesswork out of livestock production, from understanding which sires result in the most profitable offspring, to predicting the date of peak profit for each animal to hit the […]

GymShark set to lift Birmingham’s digital tech SMEs

Collaboration with Innovation Birmingham aims to provide small tech businesses with industry support Midlands-based sports fitness clothing brand Gymshark will launch its next phase of business support for digital tech SMEs innovating in the West Midlands. Building on its partnership with Innovation Birmingham, the UK’s largest campus for digital technology businesses, Gymshark has recently reopened […]