Graduate helps print company create £2m of new business

A SUNDERLAND software graduate has helped a North East print company generate £2m of new business through the introduction of new cutting edge software technology. When Imprint Group wanted to develop their largely manual business process into IT driven systems, the company turned to the University of Sunderland for expert

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Sunderland graduate to help IT firm launch new division

A Sunderland based IT and telecommunications provider is breaking into new markets thanks to an enterprising graduate intern. Andrew Wilkinson, 21, has joined Affinity Systems through the University of Sunderland’s Graduate Internship Scheme to manage the company’s marketing and sales strategy as it prepares to launch a new division. Affinity

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North East-based Web Marketing Software Company Raises £400,000

Angel CoFund, Rivers Capital & TRI Capital invest in 4th aspect North East-based web marketing software company 4th aspect has closed a £400,000 funding round.  The investment gives 4th aspect the ability to complete on its sales strategy and scale the business to achieve its planned growth. Having already secured

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University of Sunderland launch new computing and engineering courses

The University of Sunderland is launching a new series of degrees in engineering and computing for people who lack the formal entry qualifications usually required for standard degrees. The four-year courses are designed for people who may lack formal qualifications but have relevant industry experience and are looking to broaden

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Applications open for South Tyneside Business Awards 2013

Building on the success of last year’s celebrations, the South Tyneside Business Awards aims to once again the profile of thriving businesses in the town. The Business Awards will take place on Thursday 12th September at South Shields Foreshore, with organisers accepting applications up until 14th August. The South Tyneside

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Sunderland Software City and Sage to hold Scrum workshops

Sunderland Software City in partnership with Sage are offering a Scrum workshops for the first time in August 2013. The workshops aim to improve business’ product development skills using the widely adopted Scrum methodology. (More information on Scrum can be found here: http://www.scrum.org/Resources/What-is-Scrum) This is a unique opportunity to learn

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IT businesses create new route to employment in the North East

A new industry-backed course to prepare young people for apprenticeships in IT has been launched by e-skills UK and Newcastle College. Local employers including Accenture, Fluid Pixel, HP, Ubisoft and many small firms in Sunderland Software City have collaborated on this new route into technology careers. The year-long pre-apprenticeship course

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Teesside University to spark new business at Meet the Buyer event

Businesses are invited to a new event in September to find out more about the support on offer from Teesside University to help them prosper and grow. Doing Business @ Tees will see delegates from hundreds of businesses across the region spark new ideas, win new contracts and find new

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Software specialist celebrates $300,000 US contract win

A Sunderland software company has won a $300,000 contract to install and maintain a bespoke warehousing management system for a large US manufacturing facility. OnePoint Systems, a software development company specialising in custom office management systems, has been quietly growing its US order book for a number of years from

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