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Force24 acquires tech pioneered by former Ogilvy social head

Marketing automation platform Force24 has announced its acquisition of the social media innovation SoAmpli for an undisclosed sum, in what marks the company’s latest move to become the UK’s leading martech provider. SoAmpli is the brainchild of Maz Nadjm, who also founded one of the UK’s first social networks 2BMates and

Northern Max returns to Bradford to support growth potential

Named as the best city in the UK to start a business in 2017* and with ambitions to build on its industry and sector strengths to drive innovation, increase productivity and create wealth, Bradford has a lot to shout about, not least the support it offers to young companies. Following the

Recycling one of several sustainability projects for integrated communication solutions business

Adare SEC has committed to several sustainability projects to further strengthen its environmental, social and governance impact. The £70m turnover firm, which specialises in integrated communication solutions, last year received an EcoVadis Silver rating for its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) practices – meaning the business was in the top 15 per

Northcoders opens permanent base in Leeds

Northcoders, the UK’s leading coding bootcamp for graduate outcomes, has launched a brand new campus in Leeds city centre. Northcoders was established in Manchester back in 2015 and its very first course launched a year later. Since then it has trained nearly 300 people via 23 cohorts. In the past year, on average

Poultry firm hatches plan to make hens happier

A manufacturer of poultry farm equipment designed to boost bird welfare will launch the UK’s first commercial poultry farm that is open to the public, with support from Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking. Vencomatic Group is behind The Northern Poultry Campus. It will include a café and a gift shop for visitors

APD becomes part of the NEC family

Technology pioneer APD Communications has become part of a global corporation, providing the investment to boost innovation and product development. Hull-based APD has been acquired by Northgate Public Services (NPS), a wholly-owned subsidiary of NEC Corporation, a global leader in information and communications technology (ICT). APD is a leading software supplier to

Leeds based Smart Search win at Wembley

Leeds business Smart Search has walked away with a winning title at the SME National Business Awards, held at Wembley Stadium. The awards recognise the hardworking, industrious winners who form the backbone of the small and medium enterprises operating across the United Kingdom. Based in Ilkley, Smart Search, which is an online

Sound of success beckons for Yorkshire business student with launch of Islamic record label ‘first’

A young entrepreneur is hoping to prove her forte in the world of business with her inaugural venture – the launch of a novel record label to promote Islamic musicians. Safiyyah Hafiji, aged 20, who lives in West Yorkshire, has set up the world’s first record company focused exclusively in A

ABP Humber signs new trade deal with the world’s largest container shipping line

A significant new service for ABP’s Hull Container Terminal has been agreed offering deep-sea connections to the rest of the world for the first time in its history. The agreement between ABP and Maersk, the world’s largest container shipping line, has been established to open this crucial trading link to the