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Virtual reality gaming technology helping Yorkshire Water engineers design futuristic sites

Engineers at Yorkshire Water are turning to virtual reality technology developed by The University of Sheffield to help design and visualise new treatment works which could help save the company £1m in design costs by 2020. The university’s Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC) has developed virtual reality headsets that allows Yorkshire

Boost for business as Ron Dearing UTC launches unique virtual reality facility

Hull’s employer-led school has launched a unique virtual reality facility that will give businesses across the region a major digital edge. Ron Dearing University Technical College (UTC) said the Green Port Virtual Reality (VR) Suite would be a major asset for local small and medium-sized businesses and the region as a

Finance Yorkshire hits £85m with backing of steel building supplier

Finance Yorkshire has surpassed the £85 million mark with a significant equity linked investment in a company that uses unique, innovative technology to design and supply lightweight steel buildings. The £450,000 investment in Bridgeton Steel Structures (BSS), based at Elvington near York, means the regional funding body has now made 668

Nordic technology giant buys Wakefield-based IT company

Wakefield-based IT company Symetri has been bought by the Nordic-based solutions provider, Addnode Group. Symetri, which employs 24 people locally, is a supplier of software for computer-aided design (CAD) and associated training and consulting services. The acquisition of Symetri by the Addnode Group further strengthens the capacity and capability of Symetri in

Leeds acquisition builds Yorkshire presence for Pyramid Display Materials

Pyramid Display Materials Limited, the largest independent supplier to the UK sign and display market, has acquired Leeds-based self-adhesive vinyl distributor Sydney Beaumont (Leeds) Limited for an undisclosed sum. Employing more than 100 staff across distribution centres and offices in Manchester, Birmingham and Gateshead, the deal gives Pyramid Display Materials Limited

New Board of Directors for Birley Manufacturing

Sheffield-based Birley Manufacturing has strengthened its management team. Darren Smith, previously sales manager, has been promoted to the position of sales director and will provide strategic direction for the entire sales team, focusing on generating new business leads as well as stimulating business within the company’s existing client base. Jim Gilbert has