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Computers & Electronics - 2013
Digital Native is looking to support the creation of 400 jobs at its new Birmingham-based IT training business over the next five years.
WRS is looking to recruit 50 additional staff at its Altrincham-based recruitment business in 2014.
Microsoft Ventures and Barclays Techstars are to set up a Central Working accelerator programme for technology companies in a 20,000 sq ft office at 69-90 Mile End Road in London by June 2014.
Solid State has acquired 2001 Electronic Components, the Hitchin-based components distributor, for £2.4m.
Activ is planning to double the 29-strong workforce at its Newcastle-based telecoms business over the next year.
GMG Property Services, the software developer with 170 staff in Luton, York, Redruth and Wolverhampton, has undergone a £18m management buy-out backed by private equity firm LDC.
Nasstar has acquired Denara Holdings, the Dudley-based owner of managed services provider e-know.net, for £13m.
Metail has announced the relocation of the London office of its online retail software business to Shoreditch, and the workforce will rise from 25 to 40.
Babcock International Group has acquired Context Information Security, the London-based IT consultancy, for £28m.
Itex, the Isle of Man-based IT firm, has undergone a management buy-out from C5 Alliance Group.
ARM Holdings has acquired Geomerics, the Cambridge-based games technology firm, for undisclosed terms.
Esendex has acquired Text Marketer, the Bristol-based text messaging technology firm, for undisclosed terms.
Newcastle University is investing £50m at the Science City Central project in Newcastle, including a 108,000 sq ft digital hub due to open in 2017.
Structured Technology Services has been sold out of administration to two new companies called Quatrix and Scenariio, secured the remaining ten jobs at its Halifax-based IT business.
Egnyte of the US is to set up a cloud computing headquarters in London early next year, having raised £40m in venture capital funding.
Fujitsu is to create 192 new finance, HR and administrative jobs in Derry, as part of a £12m investment.
Pivotal is to open a cloud computing office with 45 staff on Old Street in London next month, and expects to invest up to £100m over the next ten years.
BT is to create more than 50 finance and HR jobs at its office in South Tyneside early next year.
Alaric Systems, the London-based supplier of fraud-detection software, has been acquired by NCR for £51m.
DEK, the Weymouth-based electronics firm, has been acquired by ASM Pacific Technology.
Way 2 Communicate has merged with Nomis Systems to create a combined Newcastle-based IT group called Adept Communications & Technology.
Kaspersky Lab, the Russian IT security firm, is to set up a 16,600 sq ft office at 2 Kingdom Street in London.
Leapfrog Group has undergone a pre-pack administration through Begbies Traynor, saving ten jobs at its Bolton-based interactive screens business.
BT is to create 240 customer service jobs at its Lancaster House office in Liverpool by next autumn.
Accumuli has acquired Eqalis, the Bracknell-based IT solutions provider, for £1.9m.
Webhelp UK is to create 170 new jobs at its call centre in Derby over the next two months, and 1,000 jobs are being created across the country.
United Utilities is to set up a £10m data centre at its Davyhulme sewage plant in Greater Manchester by October 2014.
BT is to open a new customer service centre at Riverside Tower in Belfast next year, with the creation of 165 jobs.
Opus Recruitment Solutions is planning to expand the workforce at its new office in Bristol from 40 to 60 next year.
Cloudfind is looking to expand the 15-strong workforce at its Bath-based online document software business with 20 new jobs next year.
Positive Outcomes, the Derbyshire-based training firm with 160 staff, has undergone a management buy-out for undisclosed terms.
Sitel UK is to create 75 new jobs at its outsourced customer care service in Watford.
Ideagen is to acquire Pentana, the Hertfordshire-based supplier of information management software, for an initial £2.2m.
Redcentric has acquired InTechnology Managed Services, the Harrogate-based IT firm with 190 staff, in a £65m reverse takeover.
Network ROI, the Roslin-based IT services firm, has been sold to its 15 employees.
FlexPlus, the Hinckley-based recruitment agency with eight offices, has been acquired by US-based Corporate Resource Services for undisclosed terms.
Michael Page is to set up a 19,500 sq ft recruitment consultancy office at the Centrium building in London's Holborn.
Iris Worldwide has acquired Datalytics, the Guildford-based data and CRM company, for £3m.
FWB has merged with Park Brown International to create a combined Scottish recruitment group called FWB Park Brown.
Copper & Optic Terminations has announced the relocation of its Stoke-based electronics manufacturing business to a 17,000 sq ft site at Stone Road Industrial Park, with the creation of ten new jobs.
SFP has sold the business and assets of Marsden Smith, the electronics manufacturer with 15 staff in Weston-super-Mare, out of administration.
Capita is looking to recruit an additional 500 staff at its customer management call centres in Leeds and the Dearne Valley.
Vodafone is to increase the planned investment in its mobile phone networks to £7bn by 2016.
ReThink Group is to sell its Aiimi technology services division to a new company called Medina House for an initial £0.2m.
SMT Developments is planning to expand the 30-strong workforce at its Warwick-based electronics manufacturing business to 50 over the next two years.
Penna Consulting is to acquire Savile Group, the London-based human resources consultancy trading as Fairplace, Cedar and IDDAS, for £1.1m.
Delcam, the Birmingham-based software firm, is to be acquired by US-based Autodesk Development for £172m.
Redstone is to sell its Comunica data centre and smart building solutions business to Coms for £9.5m.
New Call Telecom is to relocate from Simonstone to Weavers Triangle in Burnley, with the creation of 30 jobs.
Siemens is setting up a 30,000 sq ft office at Francis House in Cambridge.
Lanway has acquired ProfileIT, the Lancashire-based supplier of IT products with annual sales of £6.5m.
Alexander Mann Solutions, the recruitment services firm with 2,000 staff, has been sold by Graphite Enterprise Trust to New Mountain Capital for £260m.
Kofax is to relocate its Derry-based software business to a larger office at Pennyburn Pass.
Telogis of the US has secured funding to expand its software-as-a-service operations in the UK, including new jobs and office space.
Capita has acquired Write Research, the recruitment resourcing firm with 30 staff in Leeds, London and Newcastle.
Andor Technology of Belfast has acquired Apogee Imaging Systems, the US-based imaging firm with 19 staff, for £2.3m.
Daisy Group has acquired Indecs, the Redditch-based cloud computing firm, for £18m.
Ultra Electronics has acquired W&D Holdings, the Basingstoke-based wireless products and services firm, for an initial £6m.
OGL Computer Services is to expand its Stourport-based IT business by opening a new office in Edinburgh.
Ascensos is to create 600 jobs at a new call centre in Motherwell over the next three years.
ChannelAdvisor is planning to relocate its London-based e-commerce business to a 21,000 sq ft office at 33 Kingsway in Covent Garden.
The Leighton Group, the IT firm, is to expand its office space at the Rainton Bridge Business Park on Wearside, with the creation of up to 150 jobs over the next five years.
Pace has acquired Aurora Networks, the US manufacturer of products for broadband networks, for £192m.
Michael Page is to relocate its Manchester-based recruitment consultancy to a 10,000 sq ft office at 3 Hardman Square.
National Crime Agency is looking to recruit up to 400 trainee intelligence officers in Warrington and London.
Daily Internet is to acquire Netplan Internet Solutions of London for £2.5m, and will raise £3m in a share placing.
In-Deed Online is to acquire Epic, the Brighton-based e-learning firm, for £16m, and the business will be renamed Learning Technologies Group.
Sitel UK is to create 150 new jobs at its customer service call centre in Stratford upon Avon.
Huawei of China is planning to set up a £125m telecoms equipment research and development centre at an undisclosed location in the UK.
Rekoo of China is to set up a mobile gaming office at the Tech City development in London, which could lead to the creation of hundreds of jobs.
Civica is to expand its software and IT services office at Vanguard House in Leeds to 28,000 sq ft early next year, in order to host a national customer showcase centre.
Liberata has bought Trinity Expert Systems and Eurodata Systems out of administration, saving 340 jobs at their Coventry-based IT operations.
Logicalis Group has acquired iConsult, the Jersey-based provider of hosted desktop and mail solutions.
IPPLus is to create 50 new jobs at its Ansaback call centre in Ipswich.
Capita Group is looking to expand its 5,000-strong outsourcing workforce in Scotland with up to 2,000 new jobs over the next two years.
CGI is to set up an open-source software development centre in Glasgow in early 2014, with the creation of 250 jobs over the next three years.
The Department of the Environment Northern Ireland has approved plans from 5Nines to develop a £20m data centre in Coleraine, with the creation of 15 jobs.
Swansea University has secured funding of £8m from the Economic & Social Research Council to develop a data research centre on its Singleton campus.
UK Shared Business Services is planning to create 130 new jobs in Newport, in order to provide support to public sector organisations.
Manx Telecom has appointed NG Bailey to develop a data centre at an existing building in Douglas on the Isle of Man.
Box is to expand the 80-strong workforce at the new London headquarters of its online document storage business with 20 new jobs by the end of the year.
Etain is to invest £2.3m in the expansion of its Belfast-based software business, with the creation of 34 jobs.
Mobile Fun is to expand its Birmingham-based mobile phone accessories business by setting up a new distribution division in early 2014.
Sanderson has acquired One Iota, the Lancashire-based e-commerce firm, for up to £5.4m.
SeeByte, the Edinburgh-based developer of software for underwater vehicles, has been acquired by US-based Bluefin Robotics for undisclosed terms.
Stream Global Services is looking to recruit a further 500 customer services staff at its Airport Road West call centre in Belfast.
Hitec Laboratories is to set up a software development centre at the Technium building in Swansea, with the creation of 16 jobs.
Atlas Products International has acquired Orbit UK, the Manchester-based network services firm, for undisclosed terms.
Pitbull Studio is looking to expand the workforce at its Sunderland-based computer games studio from 40 to 50 by the end of the year.
Teleperformance is recruiting up to 1,000 new staff for its call centres in Airdrie, Erskine, Glasgow and Kilmarnock.
Eclipse Internet is planning to expand the 120-strong workforce at its Exeter-based IT business with 30 new jobs over the next six months.
Provista is planning to double the 19-strong workforce at its Hamilton-based IT business by 2016, and a new office is opening in Birmingham.
Arqiva is to create up to 160 jobs in Huddersfield and elsewhere, as part of a £625m deal to develop a communications service for the mass roll-out of smart meters from 2015.
Wright Industries has acquired Custom Interconnect, the Andover-based electronics manufacturing firm with 125 staff, for undisclosed terms.
Iomart Group has acquired Backup Technology, the Leeds-based provider of disaster recovery services with 16 staff, for £23m.
Serco is to open a call centre in Hull to handle enquiries about council services, with the transfer of about 70 staff from KC.
Adam is relocating the headquarters of its recruitment business from Wilmslow to Manchester city centre, and plans to expand its 16 staff to 75 over the next ten years.
WANdisco has raised £20m in a share placing to fund the expansion of the 140-strong workforce at its Sheffield-based software business with at least ten engineers and ten sales staff.
Steria is to set up a 20,000 sq ft headquarters for its outsourcing business at 120 Holborn in London.
Thalassa is to acquire GO Science, the provider of mobile sensor grid services, out of administration for £3.6m.
IRW Systems is planning to expand the workforce at its Paisley-based software business from 38 to 70 over the next three years.
Prism Network has secured a £2m venture capital investment from Midven to fund the expansion of its Leicester-based disaster recovery business, including new jobs and office space.
Samsung Electronics is to relocate its Reading office to a 10,000 sq ft unit at the refurbished Phoenix building.
Microsoft is to set up a 31,000 sq ft office at 2-5 Great Titchfield Street in London W1 for its Xbox One division.
ROQ IT is to create up to 25 new jobs at its Chorley-based software testing consultancy over the next six months.
SQS is to create 75 new jobs at its software testing operations in Belfast and Dublin over the next three years.
Network 2 Supplies is looking to create 140 new jobs in Bury St Edmunds by the end of next year, having won two computer recycling contracts.
Royenface is looking to create 14 new jobs at its Newcastle-based electrochemistry business over the next year.
Blur Group is to relocate the global headquarters of its technology business from London to Exeter Science Park, with the creation of 100 jobs by the end of next year.
EMIS Group is to acquire Ascribe Group, the Bolton-based software and IT services firm, from ECI Partners for £57m.
Maintel Holdings has acquired the UK and Irish telecoms operations of Datapoint for £3.5m.
Lockheed Martin is to acquire Amor Group, the Inchinnan-based IT services firm with about 600 staff, for undisclosed terms.
Capita is expanding its call centre at Birmingham's Fort Dunlop by 12,500 sq ft.
Gyron Internet is seeking permission to build a new headquarters and data centre for 600 staff at Maylands business park in Hemel Hempstead.
Grapple, the London-based mobile app developer, has been acquired by Monitise for £39m.
Matchtech Group has acquired Application Services, the London-based technology recruitment firm trading as Provanis, for £4m.
Charles Taylor has acquired KnowledgeCenter, the London-based provider of business solutions to the insurance industry, for an initial £1.9m.
Iomart has acquired Redstation, the Gosport-based provider of servers and bandwidth, for an initial £6.6m.
Vodafone is to invest £6bn in the expansion of its 4G networks, fibre optic cables, high street stores and mobile payment services, following the £84bn sale of its stake in Verizon Wireless.
Acal has acquired the trade and assets of Young Electronics Group, the High Wycombe-based supplier of electronic components, for £1.7m.
Mice & Dice is looking to relocate its online gaming business to the former Birchendale Furnishers site in Newcastle-under-Lyme, with the creation of 50 jobs.
MicroSense Solutions of Belfast is investing £0.6m in the development of a new microwave fence system, with the creation of ten jobs.
SouthWestern of Ireland is setting up a back office and logistics outsourcing operation at Northfield business park in Milton Keynes, with the creation of up to 200 jobs.
Digital Realty is planning to build two 130,000 sq ft data centres at Principal Park in Crawley.
Communicate Better has acquired ConvergeOne, the Salford-based IT services firm with 20 staff, for undisclosed terms.
Vislink has acquired Amplifier Technology, the Bristol-based manufacturer of amplifiers with 30 staff, for up to £4m.
EE is to create about 200 new jobs at its mobile phone call centre in Merthyr Tydfil and a further 100 jobs in Darlington and North Tyneside.
BT is looking to recruit 150 engineers across Scotland, in order to install fibre broadband in homes and businesses.
Webhelp TSC is to create 70 call centre jobs at its new Customer Experience Academy in Glasgow.
Powa Technologies has secured a £50m equity investment from Wellington Management to fund the commercial development of its mobile payments technology, and expects to create 250 jobs in the UK.
HgCapital has acquired E-conomic, the provider of software-based accounting services, for undisclosed terms.
Select Telecom has acquired CBS Communications, the Cambridge-based car phones installation firm, creating a new group called Select-CBS.
Kelway has announced the relocation of an IT services office from Bury to a 12,000 sq ft unit at the Peninsula building in Manchester.
Lavastorm Analytics and sister company MDS are to relocate to a new 30,000 sq ft headquarters at Birchwood Boulevard in Warrington in October.
Nonlinear Dynamics, the Tyneside-based developer of data analysis software, has been acquired by Waters Corporation for undisclosed terms.
Sanderson Group has acquired Catan Marketing, the Rugby-based e-commerce firm, for £0.6m.
Hamilton Rentals, the Bracknell-based IT rental firm, has undergone a management buy-out from Xchange Technology Group.
Complete Office Solutions of Wakefield has acquired Aquila Business Products, Bassetlaw Office Supplies and Thomas Stoner Supplies, increasing its turnover by £8m.
Velocent, the US provider of mobile network performance services, is to create up to 20 jobs at a new office in Bristol by the end of the year.
PHS Group has acquired Bettershred, the Milton Keynes-based document shredding firm, for undisclosed terms.
Adept Telecom is to acquire about 3,000 business customer contracts from Bluebell Telecom for an initial £2m.
Avelo, the Warwick-based software consultancy, has been sold by LDC to IRESS of Australia for £210m.
Nine Group is to set up a new 12,000 sq ft headquarters for its data communications business next to its existing site at Stonehouse Park in Gloucestershire.
SAS is to relocate its Glasgow-based software office to a 20,000 sq ft unit at the Cuprum building later this year.
Shuttleworth Business Systems has acquired Border Merchant Systems, the Monmouth-based supplier of software to builders.
SThree has sold Jobboard Enterprises, the owner of The IT Job Board, to Dice Holdings for an initial £9.2m.
Age Partnership is to relocate its Leeds-based recruitment firm to a larger 18,000 sq ft office at Building 2200 on Thorpe Park, and will expand the 150-strong workforce with 50 new jobs.
RFMD is to sell its electronics factory in Newton Aycliffe to US-based Compound Photonics for undisclosed terms, which should secure the future of up to 200 jobs.
PlusNet is to set up a new telephone and broadband services office in Leeds by March 2014, with the creation of 100 jobs.
Trustmarque Solutions is planning to expand the 180-strong workforce at its technology services offices in York, Bracknell and Edinburgh with 30 new jobs over the next year.
SA1 Solutions is to acquire Business Systems Services, the Swansea-based IT firm, including the BSS headquarters on the Garngoch Industrial Estate.
Unicom is to set up a new 5,600 sq ft office for its Manchester-based telecoms and power business at Barlow House in the city centre.
Monoidics, the London-based software testing firm, has been acquired by Facebook for undisclosed terms.
Ridgian is setting up a new 6,200 sq ft office for the 50 staff at its Birmingham-based information management business at 54 Hagley Road in Edgbaston.
Host Europe, the Uxbridge-based internet hosting firm with 600 staff, has been sold by Montagu Private Equity to Cinven for £438m.
Fujitsu is planning to relocate about 600 jobs from Reading and Slough to its Bracknell headquarters by 2015.
Corero Network Security is to sell Corero Business Systems to Civica UK for £13m, as part of a strategy to focus on network security.
Spark Academy is to create a further ten jobs at its new exam training office in Leicester over the next few months.
Communicate Better has acquired Hull-based TTS Communications for undisclosed terms, taking its total workforce to 40.
Manchester Solutions is to take 20,000 sq ft of additional space for its training services at Churchgate and Lee House in Manchester.
Active Risk, the Maidenhead-based developer of enterprise risk management solutions, is to be acquired by Sword Aquila for £12m.
Scott Logic is planning to expand the 100-strong workforce at its Newcastle-based software consultancy with 50 new jobs.
AQL is to set up a new £3m data centre at Apex Way in Leeds next year, with the creation of up to 35 jobs.
Shazam is planning to double the 130-strong workforce at the London headquarters of its software development business over the next two years.
Blur Group is to set up a technology research and development centre in Exeter, with the creation of 25 jobs.
Aura Healthcare is to set up a software development centre in Belfast in September, with the creation of ten jobs.
Dillistone has acquired FCP Internet, the supplier of software to recruitment agencies, for an initial £0.8m.
UKFast has acquired the UK internet hosting operations of US-based BurstNET for undisclosed terms.
Concentrix is to create up to 250 customer services and sales jobs at its technology outsourcing business in Belfast over the next few months.
Premier Telecom Group has merged with Business Phones Direct to create a combined Fareham-based technology group called OneCom, and 70 new jobs will be created.
New Call Telecom is planning to expand the 100-strong workforce at its customer services call centre in Burnley to 200 over the next two years.
BT is looking to recruit a further 290 customer advisers at its call centre in Warrington, taking the workforce to more than 1,000.
Season Group has acquired Outsource Electronics, the Havant-based provider of electronics manufacturing services.
Ideagen has acquired MSS Management Systems Services, the supplier of software care solutions to the NHS, for an initial £0.6m.
Atos is reported to be considering plans to set up a 40,000 sq ft IT office at the Capella building in Glasgow.
Enables IT Group is to acquire The Support Force Group, the Reigate-based IT services firm with five staff, for £1.2m.
Macildowie is looking to expand the 23-strong workforce at its Leicester-based recruitment business with eight new graduate jobs.
Oyster World is to set up a computer games development and marketing centre at the Melin Corrwg Business Park near Pontypridd, with the creation of 60 jobs over the next three years.
ILX Group is to acquire TFPL, the London-based recruitment and training firm, from Idox for up to £0.6m.
Work Group has sold Armstrong Craven, the executive search firm with 51 staff and offices in London and Manchester, to Isis Equity Partners for £2.8m.
Connor Solutions is to invest £3.6m in the expansion of its Sunderland-based electronics factory to 50,000 sq ft, with the creation of 60 jobs over the next three years.
ICP Networks is relocating its Wilmslow-based IT hardware business to a new 6,500 sq ft office at Lexicon House in Poynton this month.
JMC Mobile is looking to set up a new base for its telecoms business in the Yorkshire area, with the creation of ten jobs over the next year.
Ramsac is relocating its Godalming-based IT consultancy and 45 staff to a larger 5,000 sq ft office this month.
Rivo Software, the Warwick-based supplier of health and safety software, has been acquired by Kennet Partners and Fidelity Growth Partners Europe for undisclosed terms.
SaleCycle is looking to expand the 30-strong workforce at its Sunderland-based marketing software development business.
Eclipse Legal Systems is to expand the 139-strong workforce at its Bradford-based software development business with ten new jobs.
Hinduja Global Solutions is planning to create a further 250 jobs at its Preston-based outsourcing call centre, and may relocate its global headquarters from India to the UK.
Aquarium Software is looking to expand the 20-strong workforce at its Cheshire-based insurance claims software business to 100 over the next few years.
Europlus Direct is setting up a new 6,100 sq ft office for its IT services business near Leeds Bradford Airport.
Selex ES is to set up a 24,000 sq ft office for its electronics business at a new building being developed at Endeavour Park in Southampton.
Brimar has sold its Manchester-based electronics operations out of administration to Image Precision and BAE Display Technologies, saving 69 of the 89 jobs.
Centurion Properties and SWIP Property Trust have let 171,000 sq ft of space at the Lakeside Industrial Estate near Heathrow to DX Network Services and Tourvest Duty Free.
AppLearn is looking to create 150 new jobs at its online training tutorials business in Manchester by 2017, having expanded its office space at The Sharp Project.
Accumuli has acquired Signify Solutions, the Cambridge-based managed service IT security provider with 23 staff, for £2.6m.
TLE, the chain of nine training centres, has been acquired by Learndirect in a pre-pack administration through KRE Corporate Recovery, saving 230 jobs.
Datapath is to relocate its Derby-based IT business to a 20,000 sq ft office at Bemrose Park over the next few weeks.
Coms has acquired Premium O, the High Wycombe-based B2B telecoms solutions provider, for £1.8m.
Trustmarque Solutions, the software firm with 180 staff in York, Bracknell and Edinburgh, has undergone a £43m management buy-out backed by private equity firm Dunedin.
Kin-Tec is to relocate its Manchester-based recruitment agency from Old Trafford to an 8,000 sq ft office at Exchange Quay.
Eckoh has acquired Veritape, the Manchester-based supplier of payment card systems, for an initial £6.3m.
Elitetele.com has acquired 21C Telecom, the Derby-based mobile firm with 13 staff, for undisclosed terms.
Ultra Electronics has acquired Varisys, the High Wycombe-based manufacturer of embedded computing applications, for an initial £16m.
Preactor Group, the Chippenham-based software developer, has been acquired by Siemens Industry Automation Systems.
Universe Group has acquired Indigo Retail Holdings, the Bromsgrove-based developer of retail management systems for £1.6m.
Vodafone is to increase investment in its UK network by 50% to £900m this year, in preparation for the launch of the 4G mobile service.
Webhelp TSC is looking to recruit 110 staff at its call centre in Glasgow to work on a new customer services contract for PhotoBox.
Vello Systems of the US is to set up a new software development centre in Belfast, with the creation of 71 jobs over the next three years.
NXP Semiconductors is to create 100 new jobs in Stockport, having secured a £2m grant from the Regional Growth Fund to support a £7.5m investment at its research and development centre.
Direct Save Telecom is to create up to 20 jobs at its new office in Croydon over the next few weeks.
Aerial Direct is planning to double the 150-strong workforce at its Gosport-based telecoms call centre by the end of the year.
Mackenzie Stuart is planning to expand the 40-strong workforce at its Leeds-based recruitment consultancy with 25 graduates this year.
Node4, the data centre operator with 60 staff in Derby, Leeds and Northampton, has undergone a management buy-out backed by private equity firm LDC.
Voice Technologies, the speech recognition software firm with offices in Sheffield and Paisley, has sold a controlling stake in its business to an employee benefit fund.
Vodafone is expanding its graduate recruitment programme with the creation of 400 new jobs over the next five years.
Easynet Global Services has announced the creation of about 70 jobs at a new customer services operation in Shepton Mallet.
Polamco is seeking permission to build a four-storey office extension at its electronic components factory in Bath, with the creation of eight jobs.
The Weather Lottery has acquired Poseve, the Isle of Man-based lottery software developer, for £0.4m.
Atos is looking to create a further 200 jobs at its new IT innovation centre in Moray over the next few years.
People Experts is to create up to ten jobs at its new recruitment sales office in Manchester.
Infinity is to set up a 140,000 sq ft data centre at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in London by 2015, and BT Sport, Loughborough University and Hackney Community College will also become tenants.
Sub10 Systems is planning to expand the 40-strong workforce at its Newton Abbot-based wireless telecoms business with 22 new jobs.
Gyron is to set up a second 33,000 sq ft data centre on Slough Trading Estate.
Allstate Northern Ireland is to create a further 450 jobs at its software development operations in Belfast, Londonderry and Strabane by 2016.
YouGossip is to expand its picture-sharing apps business with a new office in Newcastle, with the creation of 25 jobs.
Belgravium Technologies is to acquire Feedback Data, the East Sussex-based provider of workforce management services, for £0.6m.
Turbo Power Systems is to invest £8m in the expansion of its Gateshead-based electronics manufacturing business, with the creation of 150 jobs over the next three years.
Templine Employment Agency has acquired A&A Recruitment of Ashby-de-la-Zouch for undisclosed terms, taking its network of recruitment branches to 27.
Datong, the Leeds-based intelligence gathering firm, is to be acquired by Seven Technologies of County Antrim for £6.9m.
Webhelp TSC is to create 400 jobs at call centres in Glasgow, Larbert and Kilmarnock over the next two years.
Red Touch Media of the US is to set up a software development centre in Liverpool, with the creation of up to 30 jobs by the end of 2014.
LDD Group has acquired VAR Compubyte Systems, the Bradford-based supplier of IT equipment to schools.
TDB Holdings is to create 14 new jobs at its Berkshire-based software development office.
Access Training of Gateshead has acquired Durham Training, the training provider with ten staff in Chester-le-Street.
Res-Q is to create 200 jobs at a call centre in Hull over the next 18 months, having expanded into Criterion House.
Sage UK has sold its construction software business to a management team operating as Eque2 for undisclosed terms, including offices in Manchester, Farnham and Glasgow.
Opencast is looking to expand the 23-strong workforce at its Newcastle-based IT consultancy to 40 over the next year.
Coms has acquired the broadband customers and certain other assets of So Purple Tech for £0.8m.
Restore has acquired IT Efficient, the Bedfordshire-based IT asset disposal and recycling firm, for an initial £1.8m.
Lygo International is to relocate at its Darlington-based gaming accessories business to a larger 120,000 sq ft office at Lingfield Point, with the creation of 50 jobs.
Capgemini is to create 500 new jobs at its IT operations in the Highlands over the next three years, and a new office will open in Inverness.
TestPlant has acquired Facilita Software Development, the Cheshire-based software testing firm with 12 staff, for undisclosed terms.
YoYo Games is planning to double the 25-strong workforce at its Dundee-based computer games business, having opened a new 8,700 sq ft office in the Waterfront area.
BMC Software is to relocate its headquarters from Egham to a 36,000 sq ft office at the IQ Winnersh business park near Reading.
Restore has acquired Atix, the Kent-based records management firm, for £0.9m.
Capita has acquired G2G3 Group, the Midlothian-based developer of training games with 26 staff, for undisclosed terms.
Latens Systems is to create 76 new jobs at its Belfast-based security software development office, taking the workforce to 120.
Serco is planning to create 450 new jobs at its call centre in Cardiff over the next few months, with vacancies for sales staff and management.
Daisy Group is to acquire two data centres in Gateshead and Reading from Oakley Capital Private Equity for up to £7.5m.
Elite Telecom has bought FoneRent, the Stockport-based mobile phone firm, out of administration for undisclosed terms.
London Data Exchange is to expand its LDeX1 data centre near Staples Corner in London by 3,500 sq ft by the end of May.
Teleperformance is looking to create up to 500 jobs at call centres in Airdrie, Erskine, Glasgow and Kilmarnock this year.
Spark Response is to create 50 new jobs at its call centre in Gateshead, having won a new support contract from BT.
Sitel UK is looking to create up to 200 jobs at call centres in Watford and Stratford-upon-Avon, having won a number of new contracts.
Talk to Yello is to create an initial 40 jobs at a new 4,000 sq ft customer services outsourcing call centre due to open on the Isle of Man in May.
Legend Club Management Systems is planning to expand the 60-strong workforce at its York-based software business with up to 20 new jobs this year.
SAS of the US is to set up a data research and development centre at an undisclosed location in Scotland, with the creation of 94 jobs over the next four years.
Appitized has announced the creation of 12 jobs at a new software development office in Bracknell.
IC Blue is looking to expand the 20-strong workforce at its new 5,000 sq ft electronic components office in Leeds with 15 new jobs this year.
Ubiquisys, the Swindon-based telecoms technology firm with 130 staff, is to be acquired by US-based Cisco for about £205m.
Six Degrees Group has acquired BIS, the London-based data centre with revenue of £16m and 200 clients.
Radio Design is looking to create 75 new jobs at its Bradford-based mobile technology business over the next two years.
Kcom Group is to set up a 13,600 sq ft office at the Hemel One building in Hemel Hempstead.
Nagra Media UK is to create 25 new jobs at its Cwmbran-based digital TV software development business.
Velos-IT, the Glasgow-based IT firm with 100 staff, has been acquired by Velocity Technology Solutions of the US for undisclosed terms.
Tracsis is to acquire Sky High, the Tadcaster-based traffic data analysis firm, for £3.3m.
Texas Instruments is to set up a 4,500 sq ft office for its semiconductor design business at Green Park in Reading.
Quindell Portfolio has acquired Isaas Technology, the software service provider with offices in Bolton, Manchester, Leeds and Bradford, for £1.3m.
Capita has acquired Micro Librarian Systems, the Stockport-based supplier of resource management systems, from ISIS Equity Partners for undisclosed terms.
Apogee Corporation is to set up a 26,000 sq ft warehouse for its digital office solutions business at Humphrys Road in Dunstable.
Fairsail is looking to create 30 jobs at the new headquarters of its HR software business in Reading over the next three years.
Calnex is looking to expand the 40-strong workforce at its West Lothian-based telecoms testing systems business with ten new jobs.
Restore is to acquire File & Data, the records management firm with sites in London, Tewkesbury, Leeds, Newcastle and Manchester, from OfficeTeam for an initial £6.1m.
Adept4 has acquired K10 Solutions, the Aberdeen-based IT company, for undisclosed terms.
Automated Intelligence is to expand the 20-strong workforce at its Belfast-based IT business with ten new jobs.
Mimecast is planning to create 110 new jobs at its London-based email systems business.
Arrow Business Communications has acquired Inter-Group Communications, the Southport-based telephony firm with 25 staff and a subsidiary in Bristol, for undisclosed terms.
Stadium Group is to invest £1.5m in the expansion of its electronics factory in Hartlepool, with the creation of 30 jobs.
Compusoft is relocating its kitchen design software business to a 7,000 sq ft office on the Belton Park Industrial Estate in Loughborough.
ANS Group is to create 30 new jobs at IT offices in Manchester and London, with vacancies in marketing, account management and project management.
Denwa Communications is looking to recruit ten new sales, customer service and engineering staff at its Lancashire-based telecoms business.
Trigger Software, the Cheltenham-based developer of web-based applications, has been acquired by SAS Group for undisclosed terms.
ServiceSource is looking to expand the 200-strong workforce at its Liverpool-based technology sales call centre with 100 new jobs.
Dixons Retail is to sell Equanet, the Bury-based IT reseller with about 300 staff, to London-based Kelway for undisclosed terms.
Advanced Computer Software Group has acquired Computer Software Holdings, the Knutsford-based supplier of back office software with 650 staff, from HgCapital for £110m.
DRL is to create 200 new call centre, marketing and IT jobs at its online home appliances business in Bolton.
WorkPlaceLive and Cirrus Stratus have merged their IT operations and plan to expand the 18-strong workforce with up to 15 new jobs in Croydon by 2015.
BT is to create a further 1,000 engineering jobs in its Openreach business, in order to install fibre broadband in homes.
SDL has acquired Bemoko, the developer of mobile web solutions.
Ingenico is to create 21 jobs at a new payment technology customisation centre at its Dalgety Bay site, while 19 call centre jobs will be created in Northwich.
Glasgow Training Group is setting up a £10m business skills training centre at a former Makro site in Wednesfield, with the creation of up to 125 jobs.
UKFast is considering plans to develop a new headquarters for its data centres business on a 30-acre site at an undisclosed location in east Manchester.
Logicalis Group is to acquire the European subsidiaries of 2e2 out of administration for £21m, as well as 70 staff from UK-based 2e2 companies.
BT is looking to recruit 300 staff for a new customer services call centre opening at the Globe Centre in Accrington.
Apposing has acquired Swipe & Tap, the London-based software applications developer, for undisclosed terms.
BSkyB is to acquire the O2 and BE consumer broadband and fixed-line telephony business of Telefonica UK for £180m.
LBM, the Altrincham-based call centre firm with 2,500 staff at six sites, has been acquired by US-based Stream Global Services for undisclosed terms.
Hinduja Global Solutions is to create up to 100 new jobs at its TalkTalk call centre in Preston by April.
DataCentred is to acquire a 32,000 sq ft data centre at MediaCityUK in Greater Manchester.
Thirsty Horses is looking to create 29 new jobs at its Liverpool-based HR software business over the next three years.
Darlington EMS is to relocate its Stockport-based electronics manufacturing business to a 26,000 sq ft factory on the Castlehill Industrial Estate in Bredbury.
ServiceSource is expanding its back-office service centre at the Plaza in Liverpool by a further 22,600 sq ft.
Eight Over Eight (8over8) is to invest £2.7m in the expansion of its software development centre at the University of Ulster Science Park, with the creation of 30 jobs.
HEROtsc, the call centre operator with 6,000 staff in the Dearne Valley, Derby, Dunoon, Falkirk, Glasgow, Greenock, Kilmarnock, Rothesay and Warrington, has been acquired by Webhelp Group of France.
Communicate Better has acquired SCT Systems, the Leyland-based IT services firm, for undisclosed terms.
Tata Consultancy Services is to open a new IT centre in Liverpool this summer to provide support services to the Home Office, with the creation of 300 jobs.
Rackspace is planning to set up two new data centres in the South East over the next year, in order to increase capacity by 10MW.
Disaster Recovery Services is setting up a 77,000 sq ft document storage warehouse at the Stakehill Distribution Park in Middleton.
FFastFill, the London-based software-as-a-service provider, is to be acquired by Pattington for £106m.
Daisy Group has been appointed by Oakley Capital Private Equity to take control of the former 2e2 data centres in Gateshead and Reading.
Everything Everywhere is planning to expand its call centre in Darlington with a new building and an unspecified number of jobs.
J2 Systems Technology, the Warrington-based supplier of touch-screen payment systems, has been acquired by Aures Technologies of France for undisclosed terms.
Learning Pool has acquired Paper Bag, the developer of mobile applications with offices in Belfast and London.
Capita is to acquire Northgate Managed Services, the Newtownabbey-based IT services firm with 1,000 staff, from Northgate Information Solutions for £65m.
Parseq has acquired The Panther Group, the London-based provider of call centre services operating as Pell & Bales and Spokenfor, for undisclosed terms.
Maindec has expanded its Buckinghamshire-based IT services business with the acquisition of CSA Waverley for undisclosed terms.
Land & Estates is seeking investors for the development of the Anova Data Campus on a 145-acre site in Darlington, which could create 60 new jobs.
Redstone is to demerge its network-based managed services business to a new company called Redcentric, in order to focus on infrastructure solutions.
Cardtronics UK is to acquire i-design group, the Dundee-based supplier of marketing and advertising software and services, for £8.5m.
Simple Audio, the Glasgow-based audio technology firm, has been acquired by US-based Corsair.
O2 is to recruit 107 customer service staff from 2e2 Group, the Newbury-based IT services firm currently in administration.
Pinnacle Technology has raised £2.6m in a share placing to fund the expansion of the sales operation at its Paisley-based telecoms business.
Ingenuity Digital Holdings has acquired NetConstruct, the Wetherby-based web design company, for undisclosed terms.
Networx of Leeds is looking to expand its online recruitment system across the country, with the creation of up to ten jobs.
Accumuli has sold the trade and assets of the Webscreen Systems IT security business to Juniper Networks for £6.3m, including offices in Basingstoke and Garforth.
Cable-Sense is looking to create up to 20 jobs at its Lancaster-based network cabling business over the next two years.
UBM is to sell its Delta data services business to Electra Partners for £160m.
Microsoft is looking to recruit more than 2,000 apprentices at its IT operations in Scotland over the next three years.
Truphone has secured a £70m equity investment to help fund the expansion of its London-based mobile telecoms business, including the creation of 500 new jobs over the next 18 months.
Bytemark Hosting has appointed Sudlows to design and build a new data centre in York.
Daresbury Science & Innovation Park has secured a £30m government grant to invest in the Hartree Centre for research into super-computing.
Superstars is looking to expand its Cardiff-based education business by recruiting 100 more graduates over the next six months.
FanDuel is looking to recruit more games developers in Edinburgh, having raised £7m from Comcast Ventures and other investors.
UKFast is to set up a new data centre in the 50,000 sq ft 1 Archway building on Manchester Science Park, as part of a £20m investment over the next five years.
University of Liverpool is planning to open a 75,000 sq ft teaching centre at 33 Finsbury Square in London in September.
Hays Recruitment and Rocsearch are taking 11,000 sq ft of office space at The Blade building in Reading.
Intrasource is expanding the 50-strong workforce at its East Yorkshire-based IT support business with up to 25 new jobs.
NetXtra is to open a new digital communications office in Bury St Edmunds, with the creation of 30 jobs.
Google is to acquire a 2.4-acre site at King's Cross Central in London to build a new 11-storey headquarters by 2016.
Randstad is looking to recruit up to 40 finance staff at the Luton headquarters of its recruitment and human resources business.
Zen Internet is to invest £4m in the expansion of its Rochdale-based web hosting business this year, with the creation of 25 jobs.
Eclipse Legal Systems is expanding the 120-strong workforce at its Bradford-based software business with 12 new jobs.
Oxford Consulting Group of the US is to set up an IT development centre in Belfast, with the creation of 33 jobs.
MS3 is planning to expand the workforce at its new telecoms office in Hull from eight to 40 over the next 18 months.
ITradeNetwork is to set up a new 9,000 sq ft headquarters for its software business at Blythe Valley Park in Solihull in February.
Wireless Infrastructure Group, the Glasgow-based communications firm with about 50 staff, has undergone a £150m management buy-out backed Wood Creek Capital Management.
JAM is to create 12 new jobs at its recruitment office in Manchester this year.
Onyx Group is considering potential sites across central Scotland for a new data centre, and will also expand its existing site in Edinburgh.
Cake Solutions, the Stockport-based software firm with 22 staff, is planning to open an office at the Tech City development in London later this year.