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UKITA member EPX Ltd supports Staffordshire University's Challenge Lab

UKITA member EPX Ltd supports Staffordshire University's Challenge Lab

Press Releases   •   Dec 14, 2015 12:48 GMT

The technical challenge EPX gave the final year Computer Games Programming students, Josh Gibson and Russel Stocking, was to distribute audio via WiFi, with the idea being, for example, that one computer could stream music to several others located around a building.

UKITA member TDM Wyre Academy celebrates apprentices success

UKITA member TDM Wyre Academy celebrates apprentices success

Press Releases   •   Oct 08, 2015 14:57 BST

Apprentices from TDM Wyre Academy have been honoured at a graduation ceremony, attended by family, friends, employers, trainers and assessors. The apprentices, employed at a range of organisations around Worcestershire and the Midlands, have completed their apprenticeships across a wide range of IT disciplines, including Information Systems, Software Development, Web Design, and IT Support.

UKITA member EPX celebrates ten years of trading

UKITA member EPX celebrates ten years of trading

Press Releases   •   Apr 16, 2015 17:11 BST

Two young entrepreneurs, who first met at University, celebrated their first decade in business last week. It was while studying IT at Staffordshire University that Dan, 30, first met co-director Mark Pennington, also 30, at a local student club night.

UKITA member's apprentice wins Worcestershire Higher Apprenticeship Award 2014

UKITA member's apprentice wins Worcestershire Higher Apprenticeship Award 2014

Press Releases   •   Feb 26, 2015 16:03 GMT

UKITA members TDM Wyre Academy delivered the Gold Standard IT Apprenticeship scheme for Luke Carrier, who has won the Worcestershire Higher Apprenticeship Award 2014

UKITA member Active Communications celebrates 25 years in business

UKITA member Active Communications celebrates 25 years in business

Press Releases   •   Nov 12, 2014 13:08 GMT

Four years ago, Pete Jacobs from Active Communications, Coventry, was quoted as saying ‘I’m looking forward to our next milestone of twenty five years, then I can say did we really achieve all that?’

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UKITA Chair launches online care platform

Press Releases   •   Nov 06, 2014 11:27 GMT

UKITA Chair Helen Brewster is behind a Kickstarter campaign to raise £18,000 to launch an online platform to help carers plan, communicate and share the care of an unwell loved one. The innovative software solution has been developed to reduce the stress, anxiety, fatigue and geographical & social isolation when caring for someone.

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

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?

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

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

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

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.

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

News   •   May 29, 2014 16:48 BST

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.

£100k contracts surge for Acutec

£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

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.

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University’s entrepreneurship experts to exhibit at leading technology EXPO

Press Releases   •   Nov 29, 2013 12:49 GMT

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.

IT firm grows with help of Government programme

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

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

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

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

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.