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Where next for the North East’s tech sector after the Tech Nation 2017 report?

Jamie Hardesty

Editor Jamie Hardesty explores key headlines and findings from the Tech Nation 2017 report, in relation to the North East, before asking what’s next for the region’s digital future. I’ve spent…

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Digital Catapult has selected six VR and AR startups for Augmentor programme

Billy Wood

A company pioneering virtual reality physiotherapy, a mixed reality board game and a startup utilising VR content to combat the symptoms of Alzheimer’s are just some of the innovative concepts…

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London tech firms turned over a combined £56bn in 2016

Billy Wood

Investment and turnover in London's tech and digital sector continued to boom according to new figures released by Tech City UK, which show a new tech company was formed every…

Dan Akers, Sophie Bartlett and Simon Edwards
LightStart welcomes renowned business leader onto the board

Sophie Bartlett

LightStart is a digital design house specialising in up front analysis of businesses ideas for digital projects. After identifying a real gap in the market for Business Analysis led digital…

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How to Make Your Anniversary a Memorable Event


You have always been through the thick and thin times with your partner for a long time and it is definitely a case for a big celebration. The married life…

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Full Circle Funerals Named One Of The Best

Steven Wright

Full Circle Funerals in Guiseley has become the first funeral service operating in the Wharfedale, Harrogate, Leeds and Bradford areas to be included in the prestigious Good Funeral Guide, which…

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CyLon introduces participants of fifth cohort


Cyber London (CyLon) (, Europe’s first dedicated cyber security accelerator announced today, the eight security start-ups participating in its fifth programme. CyLon, which fosters a thriving home-grown community of cyber…

Founder Emily Brocklehurst said up to 10% of wedding invites are now sent online
Wedding frustrations inspire Manchester entrepreneur’s startup Envytations

Richard Bell

Tech startup Envytations is looking to revolutionise the events world by taking its digital invitation platform global. The Manchester-based company, which uses smart analytics to track guest responses and invite opens…

Renate Kalnina and Yashin Dadashnejad
Manchester-based digital tipping startup Gratuu signs first restaurant partner

Richard Bell

La Bandera, the Manchester-based Spanish eatery, has become the first restaurant to collaborate with digital tipping solution startup Gratuu. Founded by Manchester entrepreneur Renate Kalnina, Gratuu enables customers to pay tips…

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Veteran Apprentice contestant to launch Croydon startup studio

Billy Wood

Serial entrepreneur and prolific pre-seed investor, Raj Dhonota, is to pair up with Sussex Innovation Croydon to launch a new working space that will support the area's pre-seed startups and…

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Innocent founder Richard Reed issues entrepreneur rallying cry amid rising populism

Billy Wood

One of the co-founders of Innocent Drinks has called on the UK’s entrepreneurs to redouble their efforts in the face of the rising tide of populism around the world, and…

The Piece Mill in Halifax, situated next to the historic Piece Hall, is currently undergoing a multi
Business growth set to boom in Halifax with new Leeds Beckett business centre

Nick Hill

Leeds Beckett University, in partnership with Calderdale Council, is launching a new initiative to drive growth amongst early-stage and growing businesses. The University Business Centre will be based at Piece Mill…