£100k contracts surge for Acutec

Press Releases   •   Dec 16, 2013 17:50 GMT

Trio of deals for Coleshill-based firm which specialises in managed IT services to software and web development


Internship Pays Off

Press Releases   •   Nov 29, 2013 12:53 GMT

Borwell are so proud of Software Engineer Sam Williams - a rather shy student who joined the company in July 2011 - for achieving the award for ‘Best 3rd Year Project in Computing’ from University of Worcester.


University’s entrepreneurship experts to exhibit at leading technology EXPO

Press Releases   •   Nov 29, 2013 12:49 GMT

Coventry University’s Institute of Applied Entrepreneurship (IAE) will showcase its expertise and services at the West Midlands Cloud, Data & Smart Mobility Expo in Birmingham next week.

The exhibition, which is part of Global Big Data Festival Week, brings together some of the most inspirational speakers from across the country talking on a range of topics suitable for both large and small companies. This cutting edge EXPO will introduce Business Owners to the latest movements in technology and innovation and ensure that the stay ahead of future requirements.

With over 50 Exhibitors and 30 Masterclasses, the IAE will share its latest business support package – The Open Innovation Programme (Innovation University Enterprise Network) – with an estimated 600 delegates who are expected to attend.

The IAE aims to forge new partnerships with large organisations as well as promote the programme to targeted SMEs. Interested companies will be invited to join the IAE network, enabling them to keep in touch with future support for small businesses. The exhibit will also showcase the new Open Innovation website – www.opentoinnovation.net – which will act as a hub for open innovation programme delivery, knowledge exchange and examples of work we are doing. 

The Open Innovation Programme is a European Regional Development Fund-supported initiative devised to match up the innovative ideas of SMEs with the corporate might of larger organisations to bring benefits to both parties – and to the economy.

West Midlands Cloud, Data & Smart Mobility Expo, scheduled to take place on November 28th & 29th at Birmingham City University, Faculty of Technology, Engineering & Environment, Millennium Point, aims to boost business growth by bringing together international companies and members of government and academia to identify new collaboration opportunities.

Louise Marjoram, senior project manager at the IAE and leader of the Open Innovation Programme, said:

“We are delighted to be key partners at this exciting event, the largest of its kind outside of London. Increasingly, businesses are appreciating the need to collaborate and that it’s critical to their survival, to job creation and to growth. At the Institute of Applied Entrepreneurship we have a package of free consultancy support that will allow businesses to work together to encourage innovation and growth.”

Delegates attending the EXPO can take advantage of one to one meeting opportunities, augmented reality demo’s, brokerage events, Dragons Den style workshops, an exhibition and keynote sessions featuring leading business representatives. Further information and registration go to


For more information on the Institute of Applied Entrepreneurship, visit www.coventry.ac.uk/iae.


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For further information, please contact Louise Marjoram, Coventry University Enterprises Ltd on 0797 498 4283 or email lmarjoram@cad.coventry.ac.uk

About UK IT Association

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UKITA has links with Universities, Further Education colleges and maintains a relationship with the Department of Business, Innovation and Skills. 

It also owns and operates the Skillfair consultants and business advisers membership organisation and tender-sourcing service.

UKITA is a founder member and currently holds the presidency of PIN-SME (www.pin-sme.eu) which unites IT SME organisations in other EU countries and speaks for the sector at EU commission level.

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UKITA member Coventry University’s Institute of Applied Entrepreneurship (IAE) will showcase its expertise and services at the West Midlands Cloud, Data & Smart Mobility Expo in Birmingham this week.

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IT firm grows with help of Government programme

Press Releases   •   Nov 13, 2013 08:30 GMT

A West Midlands IT firm is working to the adage that ‘profit is for sanity’ after joining a programme to help it grow by 30 per cent over each of the next five years. Earlier this year, ACUTEC joined the Government-backed GrowthAccelerator service in a bid to meet managing director Chris Roche’s ambitious growth plans for the firm.


Borwell: Patrons of St Richards Hospice

Press Releases   •   Sep 18, 2013 14:43 BST

UKITA member Borwell are proud to have been supporting St Richards Hospice for over ten years and this have been asked to join the Business Patrons of St Richards. Below are a few words from Borwell's Andrea Borwell-Fox.


UKITA Member meets David Cameron

News   •   Jul 09, 2013 14:28 BST

The Managing Director of Coventry based IT SME and UKITA member meets Prime Minister David Cameron at the launch of the 'Supporting Small Business' campaign.


Stone’s Throw Media Nominated for Enterprise and Leadership Award

Press Releases   •   Jun 21, 2013 14:14 BST

Two members of the UK IT Association (UKITA) had different roles in a recent award ceremony which was seeking to recognise business achievements and innovation. The Business Achievements Awards were hosted by UKITA member the University of Wolverhampton on June 12th this year as part of their 21st birthday celebrations and another UKITA member was among those nominated for an award.


Purple Frog Systems make Front Cover of Computer Weekly

Press Releases   •   May 22, 2013 16:34 BST

Another member of the UK IT Association has been recognised by Computer Weekly after Purple Frog Systems appeared on the front cover of the publication. The article involved was a joint case-study of the benefits that Purple Frog Systems had derived from achieving the gold standard certification in information security from fellow UKITA member, IASME.


IASME Cyber Security Consultancy Package for SMEs

Press Releases   •   May 17, 2013 12:13 BST

UK IT Association member IASME are pleased to announce that they now offer a specialist package of cyber security consultancy for small companies, followed by a free audit against the IASME standard. This package is designed to help SMEs protect new inventions and business processes by upgrading their levels of cyber security.


Are the Big Six doubling their profit margins?

Press Releases   •   May 13, 2013 12:04 BST

The reputation of the energy industry is under fire once again, with the Big Six being accused of ‘cold blooded profiteering’; after official OFGEM figures showed that they had more than doubled their profit margins in the last 18 months.

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The UK IT Association (UKITA) is the private sector organisation responsible for the development of a credible and thriving IT industry across the United Kingdom.

The primary focus of the organisation is to encourage the growth of small and medium sized businesses (SME's) through the delivery of business networking opportunities and by promoting the credentials and image of the industry in general. It is an elite band of some of the finest IT specialists in the UK. Member companies work together across a variety of product and service sectors, providing a high quality and sustainable service and value for money solutions.


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