UKITA member nFocus selected by Microsoft as Application Lifecycle Management Partner of the Year.

News   •   Jul 24, 2014 15:13 BST

On 27th May 2014, it was announced Software Testing Consultancy nFocus had been selected by Microsoft as their Application Lifecycle Management Partner of the Year for 2014. The Microsoft Partner of the Year Awards recognise partners who have developed and delivered exceptional solutions during the past year.


Announcing UKITA apprenticeships - do you need more bright problem-solvers?

News   •   Jul 21, 2014 16:59 BST

Small and medium-sized IT businesses tell us that the current IT apprenticeships available do not suit them very well. The reasons they give include: - Lack of flexibility in what the apprentices are learning outside the workplace - Low people skills, problem-solving communication ability and timekeeping amongst the candidates - Apprentices aren’t becoming productive quickly enough


TDM Wyre Academy to offer Tech Industry Gold apprenticeships

Press Releases   •   Jun 24, 2014 16:56 BST

TDM Wyre Academy is delighted to announce that it will be licensed to offer Tech Industry Gold apprenticeships, the employer-designed apprenticeship programmes that equip young people with the skills for a career in technology.


First Seven Companies Certified to the Government’s Cyber Essentials Scheme

Press Releases   •   Jun 24, 2014 16:51 BST

A week after the government launched the Cyber Essentials Scheme, seven small companies have already successfully achieved certification using IASME on-line self assessment.The Cyber Essentials Scheme focuses on the 5 most important technical security controls, identified as those that, if they had been in place, would have stopped the majority of successful cyberattacks over the last few years.


New government funding initiative subsidises “IT and digital” advice

Press Releases   •   May 30, 2014 10:00 BST

The national organisation for SME IT companies, the UK IT Association (UKITA), has become part of the government’s £30 million Growth Vouchers programme. The government has launched the Growth Vouchers programme to identify the type of advice that most benefits small businesses. The Growth Vouchers programme will distribute vouchers to approximately 20,000 small businesses in England.


CREATING SUCCESS 2014 - Thursday 12th June - Where creative businesses meet, learn and collaborate.

News   •   May 29, 2014 16:48 BST

What’s this all about and who should attend?
Creative and digital businesses in Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin are invited to a special event on Thursday 12th June. ‘Creating Success’ aims to increase the strength of the creative and digital sector in the county by encouraging them to work more closely together and to raise awareness of the business skills they need to operate effectively.

Organised by Shropshire Council and Telford & Wrekin Council and Shropshire Business Board, the event is particularly aimed at new and existing web design companies, web and software developers, graphic designers, web and print marketing companies, and film businesses, as well as graduates/undergraduates interested in starting a business in these areas.

Format of the day
It will be made up of a series of short talks from expert guest speakers, followed by Q and A’s and open discussions about some of the key issues facing business in this sector. Refreshments will be provided.

Aaron McGrath | European SMB Advertising Lead. Bing.Paul Noon OBE | Regional Director. UKTI. West Midlands.


Date - 12th June 2014
Time - 12pm till 5pm
Where - Shropshire Council, Shirehall, Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury, SY2 6ND
Cost - Free for creative businesses in Shropshire and Telford & Wrekin areas.

How to book: Please book on http://creatingsuccess2014.eventbrite.co.uk

Introduced by Shaun Carvill, MD of Clickingmad Ltd and Shropshire Business Board’s creative sector champion, there will be talks about business planning, accounting and legal issues together with keynote speakers from Microsoft Bing and UK Trade & Investment.

Shaun Carvill said: “The creative and digital sector has been identified as one of the priority sectors in the Shropshire economic growth strategy 2012-2026. We want as many creative businesses as possible to come along, to talk to us, to talk to each other, to listen to our speakers, and to tell us what else they think could be done to boost this sector; for everyone’s benefit.

Places at this event are strictly limited and are on a first come first served basis. To reserve a place at the ‘creating success’ event, please click on the eventbrite link. Places are free, but you must be a creative business based in Shropshire or Telford & Wrekin to qualify.

BOOK NOW: http://creatingsuccess2014.eventbrite.co.uk


Creative and digital businesses in Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin are invited to a special event on Thursday 12th June. ‘Creating Success’ aims to increase the strength of the creative and digital sector in the county by encouraging them to work more closely together and to raise awareness of the business skills they need to operate effectively.

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£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

The UK IT Association (UKITA) is a not-for-profit business support and Trade Association. It is a member of the Trade Association Forum which was established by the CBI.

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.

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About UK IT Association

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.


Membership is open to anyone involved in the delivery of ICT products and services, to those working within the ICT sector, and those who provide products and services to the ICT sector. UKITA - the UK network for businesses who supply or use ICT, especially SMEs.UKI

Join us today and get:

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12 months membership from £3.10 per week
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The UK IT Association is a company limited by guarantee and operates as a Trade Association with project-delivery capabilities. UKITA is a member of the Trade Association Forum (TAF).

The board of UKITA is elected from the membership at our AGM which is open to all Association members.

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