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Onyx Group has acquired Knowledge IT, the Wearside-based IT support firm, taking its headcount to 170.
IS Solutions is to acquire Speed-Trap Holdings, the Newbury-based business analytics firm trading as Celebrus, for £7.5m.
Fujitsu is to create almost 40 new jobs at its IT operations at Alness in the Highlands in 2015.
Progility is to acquire Woodspeen, the skills training firm with 98 staff in Bournemouth, Bradford, Brighton, Halifax and Huddersfield.
New Call Telecom has acquired WaveCrest, the wholesale voice telecoms firm with an office in London.
Brandwatch has acquired PeerIndex, the London-based analytics firm, for about £10m, taking its headcount to more than 300.
EE has acquired Mainline Communications, the Burton-based telecoms distributor with annual turnover of £25m.
Accumuli has acquired RandomStorm, the Wetherby-based internet security firm with 57 staff, for £8.9m.
Brookson has sold a majority stake in its Warrington-based accountancy software business to private equity firm The Riverside Company.
Accenture is looking to create 1,600 new jobs at its management consultancy operations in the UK by August 2015.
NCC Group is to create 100 new jobs at its software testing operations in Manchester and across the country over the next year.
Eg Solutions is to raise £3.2m in a share placing to fund the expansion of its Staffordshire-based software business, including new jobs, marketing and product development.
Allstate is looking to recruit an additional 60 staff at its Derry-based IT business.
BT is planning to acquire EE, the mobile telecoms operator with sites across the country, for £12.5bn.
Nigel Frank International is looking to recruit 150 graduates at its Newcastle-based recruitment business over the next 18 months.
Servelec Group has acquired Corelogic, the provider of social care software with offices in London and Edinburgh, for £23m.
CBRE has let 17,000 sq ft of office space at the Gemini Business Park in Warrington to AV Technology and Maguire Europe Sales.
BT is to relocate 70 jobs in its Openreach division from York to Leeds in January, while 100 will transfer from Manchester and 36 from Sheffield.
SciSys has acquired Xibis, the Leicester-based provider of web and mobile application services, for an initial £0.8m.
Alibaba, the Chinese ecommerce firm, is to relocate its London office from Mayfair to One Canada Square.
Daily Internet has acquired Q4Ex, the Liverpool-based cloud software firm, for up to £2m.
Traveller's Tales is to set up an additional 11,000 sq ft software publishing office at 1 Kings Close in Wilmslow.
WhiteHat Security of the US is to set up an internet security research centre in Belfast, with the creation of 80 jobs over the next three years.
Allen Lane is setting up a 4,600 sq ft recruitment office at Cleveland House in St James's, London.
DataCentred is to invest up to £50m in a 60,000 sq ft data centre at the Sharp Project in Manchester over the next five years.
Sanderson Group has acquired Proteus Software, the Birmingham-based logistics software supplier, for £1.9m.
Cherry Professional is to relocate its Nottingham-based recruitment business and 20 staff to Castle Gate this month.
Access Technology Group has acquired StratoGen, the Brighton-based cloud computing firm, for undisclosed terms.
Proxama is to acquire Aconite, the London-based transaction processing software firm.
Interserve has acquired the Employment & Skills Group, the Sheffield-based vocational training firm with 700 staff, from Ares Capital for £25m.
Microgen has acquired Unity Software, the Jersey-based wealth management software firm, for £1.3m.
European Land is reported to have let a further 50,000 sq ft of office space at 5 Merchant Square in Paddington to NCR, Helios Towers Africa and United Health Group.
BAe Systems is looking to recruit 98 graduates for its cyber security operations in Guildford, Gloucester, Leeds and London in 2015.
Revel Systems of the US is to set up a software sales and operations office in Belfast, with the creation of 89 jobs.
Esendex has acquired Collstream, the Derby-based messaging services firm, for undisclosed terms.
ITS Technology Group has bought the assets of Xwavia, the Welshpool-based broadband firm with 12 staff.
PHS Datashred has acquired Reisswolf Scotland, the Glasgow-based security shredding firm.
Business Collaborator, the Reading-based supplier of project management tools, has undergone a management buy-out backed by YFM Equity Partners.
PlusNet, the Sheffield-based broadband supplier, is planning to double its workforce in Leeds to 400.
Hudson is relocating its Birmingham-based recruitment business to a 4,000 sq ft office at 158 Edmund Street, and the workforce will rise from 35 to 50 next year.
MCS Group is to create 20 new jobs at its Belfast-based recruitment business over the next two years.
Powerdial Services is planning to double the 12-strong workforce at its County Durham-based IT business over the next 18 months.
SQS Group is to create 30 new jobs at its software offices in Belfast and Londonderry, taking the workforce to 82 by 2017.
Advanced Computer Software, the Surrey-based software firm with offices across the country, is to be acquired by US-based Vista Equity Partners for £725m.
Griffin Place Communications is to create 300 jobs at a new customer care call centre in Cwmbran.
Frillo has expanded its Hull-based online office supplies business with the acquisition of Claughtons Stationery & Supplies.
Smartpipe Solutions is creating 44 jobs at a £10m software development centre in Cwmbran.
SPTS Technologies is to create 30 jobs at its Newport-based micro-electronic devices business.
Hutch Games is to relocate the London headquarters of its computer games business to a 2,500 sq ft office in Shoreditch.
Jigsaw24 has acquired Matrix, the Knutsford-based software developer, for undisclosed terms.
GatenbySanderson, the recruitment firm with 90 staff in Leeds, London and Birmingham, has undergone a management buy-out backed by Primary Capital.
Direct Save Telecom is to open a new sales office at the McLaren building in Birmingham, with the creation of 150 jobs.
Sumo Digital, the Sheffield-based games studio with 240 staff, has undergone a management buy-out backed by private equity firm NorthEdge Capital.
Civica has acquired Asidua, the Belfast-based software firm with 130 staff, for undisclosed terms.
Parseq has announced the creation of 150 jobs in Sunderland, and the 1,000 call centre staff will now work from sites at Doxford International and the Seaham Business Park.
Apple is reported to be planning to set up a research and development centre at Hills Road in Cambridge, with the creation of an initial 20 jobs.
Manx Educational Foundation is seeking approval to develop an IT training centre at the £5m Nunnery Estate on the Isle of Man.
Datapath is looking to expand the 80-strong workforce at its Derby-based technology business, having acquired an additional 12,000 sq ft of office space at Bemrose Park.
Coast Business Solutions of Plymouth has merged with Micross Logic, the software supplier with offices in St Austell and Cardiff.
Bluepoint Technologies, the Colchester-based IT services firm with 40 staff, has been acquired by SCL Ventures for undisclosed terms.
Digital Catapult is to open three more digital innovation centres in Brighton, Bradford and Sunderland in March 2015.
Atos is to set up an 8,000 sq ft office at Deva City in Salford, in order to process claims for disability benefit.
Navartis, the Doncaster-based technical recruitment firm with 24 staff, has undergone a management buy-out from Kinetic for undisclosed terms.
Terraquest Solutions, the Birmingham-based business process management firm, is to relocate to an 8,600 sq ft unit at Quayside Tower by the end of the year.
Dealogic, the London-based supplier of data and software to investment banks, is to be acquired by Euromoney and The Carlyle Group for £440m.
Impellam has acquired Lorien, the IT recruitment firm with offices in London, Leeds, Manchester and Edinburgh, for an initial £30m.
APSU TWP has secured a £7m BGF grant to expand the 100-strong workforce at its Gloucestershire-based IT services business with more technical and sales staff.
Castleton Technology is to acquire Documotive, the Sutton Coldfield-based supplier of software to the social housing sector, for £4m.
Lightworks Design is looking to expand the 30-strong workforce at its Sheffield-based 3D software business with up to 12 new jobs over the next few years.
Maintel Holdings has acquired Proximity Communications, the Berkshire-based data and network services firm, for an initial £12m.
TalkTalk is to set up a 20,000 sq ft telecoms training facility at The Soapworks in Salford by March 2015.
Seagate is creating 35 new jobs in Londonderry, as part of a £35m investment in heat assisted magnetic recording technology.
Integra People is to create 20 jobs at its new 4,500 sq ft technical recruitment office in Warrington over the next two years.
CGI UK is to create 620 jobs at its Bridgend-based IT services business over the next five years, having secured a £3.2m Welsh Government grant.
Daisy Group, the Lancashire-based telecoms firm with 1,500 staff, is to undergo a £494m buy-out by a consortium of investors.
BT is to create a further 500 engineering jobs at its Openreach fibre broadband operations in London, Surrey and Aberdeen.
GI Solutions has acquired a majority stake in Cognesia, the London-based web analytics firm, for undisclosed terms.
OnBoard Pro is creating up to 30 jobs at its new tenancy technology business in Newcastle.
Agile Group is planning to expand the workforce at its Stockton-based IT business from 21 to 100, and will relocate to a larger office next year.
Winning Pitch is to expand its business support office at Exchange Quay in Salford by 8,000 sq ft, and expects to create about 70 jobs over the next two years.
Tracesmart is to create 40 new jobs at its Cardiff-based online tracing and identity verification business.
Brightsolid is planning to build a £5m data centre at Lang Stracht in Aberdeen by April 2015.
Zaun has acquired EyeLynx, the Chessington-based electronic security solutions firm, for undisclosed terms.
CSR, the Cambridge-based wireless technology firm, is to be acquired by US-based Qualcomm for £1.6bn.
Chess Group has acquired Parachute IT, the Borehamwood-based IT services firm with 17 staff.
Sitel UK is to open a new customer care call centre at Sherbourne House in Coventry, with the creation of up to 600 jobs by the end of next year.
IMImobile has acquired TextLocal, the mobile messaging firm with 30 staff in Chester and Malvern, for £13m.
GB Group is to acquire Transactis, the Liverpool-based data services firm, for up to £6m.
Solid State is looking to expand the 140-strong workforce at its Redditch-based electronic components business, having secured a £4.5m funding package.
ZenOffice has acquired Baron Stationers, the Heywood-based office supplies firm, for undisclosed terms.
Chelsea Apps is to set up a software development office in Belfast early next year, with the creation of 33 jobs.
Rapid7 of the US is to set up a software security solutions office in Belfast, with the creation of 75 jobs.
UKFast is to create 50 new technical jobs at its Manchester-based web hosting business.
Inventive IT, the Manchester-based travel software firm with 25 staff, has been acquired by Advam of Australia for undisclosed terms.
XLN, the telecoms firm with offices in London and Sheffield, has been sold by private equity firm ECI Partners to a management team.
Energy Assets Group has acquired Origin Technical Business Services, the Chesterfield-based mobile works management systems firm with nine staff, for £0.9m.
Accenture is to expand the 380-strong workforce at its Tyneside-based IT delivery centre with 150 new jobs by next summer.
Elevation Recruitment Group, the recruitment firm with offices in Leeds and Rotherham, has undergone a management buy-out.
Restore has acquired Cintas Document Management, the Leeds-based records management firm with 12 sites nationwide, for £23m.
DataCentred is looking to create 200 new jobs at its data centre operations in Greater Manchester over the next few years.
Rigby Group has acquired a data centre in Fareham from SSE Telecoms for £12m, in order to expand its SCC division.
Logma Group is to expand the workforce at its Chorley-based software business from nine to 20 by the end of 2015.
Ocean Telecom has merged with Talkativo to create a combined Oswestry-based communications group with more than 40 staff.
Adept Professional Services is to create 19 new jobs at its Hartlepool-based recruitment agency over the next year.
Dillistone Group is to acquire ISV Software, the Hampshire-based provider of training and testing services, for an initial £0.9m.
Concentrix has secured a £2.1m Scottish Enterprise grant to set up a business services centre at Faulds Park in Gourock, with the creation of 500 jobs.
CSR is to consolidate its Cambridge-based technology operations at an expanded 100,000 sq ft headquarters at the Cambridge Business Park.
AlldayPA is to create 200 jobs at a new call answering office at Salford Quays in Manchester, as part of a £7m investment.
Version 1 is to invest £6.5m in the expansion of its Belfast-based IT services business, with the creation of 50 jobs by 2017.
Capita is to invest £11m in the expansion of its Glasgow-based customer management and IT services divisions, with the creation of 200 jobs.
ResQ is to expand the 500-strong workforce at its Hull-based telesales call centre with 50 new jobs.
Connexica is looking to double the 25-strong workforce at its Stafford-based analytics software business over the next few years.
Eg Solutions is planning to expand its Staffordshire-based software business with up to 50 new jobs and a London office over the next year.
Jark Group has bought the Leeds-based Network Employment Consultancy from the administrators of MC2 Technical Recruitment, securing the future of 216 jobs.
Eden Scott is to expand the 75 staff at its recruitment offices in Edinburgh, Glasgow and Aberdeen with 25 new jobs.
Puppet Labs of the US is to set up a software development centre in Belfast, with the creation of 100 jobs over the next three years.
Moneypenny is looking to relocate its Wrexham-based phone answering service to a new 100,000 sq ft headquarters, in order to expand the workforce from 400 to 1,000 over the next five years.
TDX Group is planning to expand the 300-strong workforce at its Nottingham-based software business with 70 new jobs over the next two years.
Micro Focus is to acquire Attachmate, the US-based software group with an office in Bracknell, for £740m.
WPP has acquired Neoworks, the London-based e-commerce firm with 35 staff, in order to expand its Salmon division.
Liberata has acquired Trustmarque Solutions, the York-based software firm with 190 staff, for undisclosed terms.
Optionis is to create a further 31 new jobs at its Warrington-based business support firm, with vacancies in accountancy, customer service, IT, sales and marketing.
Black Swan Data is opening a new data science office in Exeter, with the creation of 20 jobs.
Titania is relocating its Worcester-based cyber security business and 21 staff to an 8,500 sq ft office on Barbourne Road.
Vodafone is to relocate up to 186 staff to a new 23,000 sq ft technology hub being created at Colmore Plaza in Birmingham.
Capita has acquired Eclipse Legal Systems, the Bradford-based legal software supplier with 150 staff.
Fanduel is to relocate its 50-strong software development team from Edinburgh's TechCube to a new office in Quartermile, with the creation of 50 new jobs over the next year.
Softcat is to open an IT services office in Leeds in January, with the creation of an unspecified number of jobs.
Response, the Glasgow-based call centre firm, has undergone a management buy-out for undisclosed terms.
XLN Telecom is to create up to 300 jobs at a new 14,000 sq ft office in Sheffield, with vacancies in areas such as customer service, technical support and telesales.
Castleton Technology is to sell the trade and assets of its Maxima Information software business to PDMS UK for £0.75m.
Commsworld is planning to expand its Edinburgh-based telecoms business by opening a further 12 unbundled exchanges across Scotland over the next year.
Servelec is planning to expand the 300-strong workforce at its Sheffield-based IT systems business with 40 new jobs over the next 18 months.
ITSourced is to relocate its Manchester-based networks business to a 6,000 sq ft office at Universal Square in Ardwick, and will create 40 jobs over the next 18 months.
TRN Train of Gateshead is looking to open training centres in London, Leeds and Manchester, following a management buy-out.
Cloud Direct has secured a £1.5m equity investment to fund the expansion of its Bath-based IT business, including sales, marketing and a new London office.
Office2office, the Norwich-based office products supplier with 900 staff, is to be acquired by Endless for £19m and merged with Sheffield-based Vasanta.
Open International, the software company that owns Worcester-based Open GI and PowerPlace, has undergone a management buy-out backed by Montagu Private Equity.
Proofpoint of the US is to create 94 jobs at a new £6m IT security technology centre in Belfast by 2016.
Karmarama has acquired Nice Agency, the London-based mobile app developer with 50 staff, for undisclosed terms.
Cooper Software is planning to expand the 40-strong workforce at its Fife headquarters with 20 new jobs.
SGP Consulting is to create 15 new jobs at its software office in Newcastle over the next six months.
Daily Internet has acquired Evohosting, the Maidenhead-based IT hosting firm, for £0.4m.
Pitbull Studio, the Sunderland-based games developer with 45 staff, is to become the UK division of Epic Games.
Node4 has acquired LETN Solutions, the Reading-based IT services firm.
Bowater Holographics is to invest £3m in a new hologram technology facility at the University of Essex Colchester campus later this year.
Proactis Holdings has acquired Intelligent Capture, the Telford-based document scanning firm, for £1.5m.
Mission Marketing has acquired Proof Communication, the London-based technology PR agency, in order to expand its April-Six division.
Sponge UK is planning to expand the 30-strong workforce at its new 6,500 sq ft online training office in Plymouth with ten new jobs over the next year.
OfficeTeam, the London-based supplier of office products and services, has been acquired by Better Capital for £80m.
TenTel is planning to expand the 18-strong workforce at its new telecoms business in Selkirk to 50 by the end of the year.
New Call Telecom is to create a further 20 jobs at its Lancashire-based telecoms business.
Anaplan is to create up to 50 jobs at its new software research and development centre in York.
Visualsoft is planning to expand the 150-strong workforce at its Stockton-based e-commerce business with 50 new jobs, following a management buy-out.
Compound Photonics is planning to expand the 107-strong workforce at its Newton Aycliffe-based semiconductor business with up to 100 new jobs.
Aspire-i has acquired Igen, in order to create an enlarged Bradford-based employability and training group with about 300 staff.
ITPS is setting up a £2m 33,000 sq ft data centre in Chester le Street, with the creation of 25 jobs.
Samsung is to set up a customer call centre in Leeds, with the creation of 358 jobs.
Telehouse is to invest £135m in the expansion of its Docklands data centre in London, providing 250,000 sq ft of additional space.
Appnovation Technologies of Canada is to open an IT research and development centre in Caerphilly, with the creation of 25 jobs.
Proxima is planning to expand the 100-strong workforce at its Cwmbran-based procurement services business with up to 68 new jobs.
Nasstar has acquired Kamanchi, the IT outsourcing and hosted desktop provider with 31 staff in Northampton and London, for £2.5m.
Concentrix is to expand its Belfast-based call centre operations into a six-storey office at Olivetree House on Fountain Street.
Dropbox of the US is planning to open an office in the UK, as part of an international expansion programme for its cloud computing business.
Tongfang Global, the Chinese television manufacturer, is to expand the 45-strong workforce at its new site in Port Talbot with 25 additional jobs by October.
KBC Advanced Technologies has acquired FEESA, the Farnborough-based supplier of software to the oil industry, for £11m.
Atlas Products International, the Wigan-based software supplier, has been acquired by US-based HighJump Software.
EMIS Group has acquired Indigo 4 Systems, the Sheffield-based supplier of clinical and administrative messaging systems with 32 staff, for an initial £3.2m.
Gusto Telecom is planning to expand the 12-strong workforce at its Banbury-based mobile phone accessories business with 25 new jobs by the end of the year.
Positive Outcomes is looking to expand its training and apprenticeships business with a new office in Nottingham and additional sales, training and HR staff.
Hewlett Packard is to expand its offices at Cobalt Business Park on North Tyneside by 25,000 sq ft.
Peninsula Business Services is to invest £5m in the expansion of its Manchester-based human resources cloud computing business, with the creation of 15 jobs.
Eventura is to relocate the headquarters of its IT business from Bolton to Westhoughton.
Cohort is to acquire a majority stake in Marlborough Communications, the Surrey-based surveillance technology firm with 26 staff, for up to £8m.
Journeycall is to create up to 100 jobs at its new call centre on Arbroath's Kirkton industrial estate over the next year.
True Telecom is planning to create up to 250 jobs at a new 10,000 sq ft head office in Dartford.
ENSEK is planning to double the 15-strong workforce at its new energy software office in Nottingham by early next year.
ITS Technology Group has acquired a 70% stake in CityServe, the Manchester-based broadband provider.
SPTS Technology, the Newport-based electronics manufacturer with 500 staff, has been acquired by Orbotech of Israel for £216m.
Agilisys is to create 30 new jobs at its call centre in Weston, in order to provide support services for North Somerset Council.
Xchanging has acquired Agencyport Europe, the insurance software company with 160 staff in London, Leeds and Cwmbran, for £64m.
Met Office is planning to invest £97m in the installation of a new supercomputer at its site in Exeter.
Xchanging is to acquire Total Objects, the London-based insurance software firm, for up to £21m.
Alexander Mann Solutions is to set up a recruitment service centre in Belfast, with the creation of 250 jobs.
Staffline Group has acquired Softmist, the Leicester-based training procurement consultancy.
First Derivatives is to create 484 new jobs at its County Down-based financial technology business.
Metronet, the Manchester-based internet services firm with 80 staff, has undergone a £45m management buy-out backed by ISIS Equity Partners.
Aura Healthcare, the medical software firm with 30 staff in Oldham and Reading, is to relocate its headquarters to Salford Quays.
Monitise has acquired the business and assets of Markco Media, the London-based mobile commerce firm, for an initial £24m.
Options is creating 31 jobs at a new financial technology office in Belfast.
Steria UK is to relocate its Birmingham-based IT services office to a 17,000 sq ft unit at T3 Trinity Park in Solihull.
Ideagen has acquired EIBS, the Nottingham-based software company, for £1.2m.
Tribal Group is to relocate its Bristol-based headquarters to a 15,000 sq ft office at King's Orchard.
Comms-care has acquired Platform Consultancy Services, the Runcorn-based IT services firm, for undisclosed terms.
NYSE Technologies, the owner of the Wombat financial technology firm in Belfast with 400 staff, has been acquired by US-based SR Labs for undisclosed terms.
CVS Caremark is to expand its healthcare software office in Belfast, with the creation of 60 new jobs.
Galleria is planning to expand the 45-strong workforce at its Cheshire-based software business to 70 by the end of the year.
Pulsant, the Reading-based operator of ten data centres, is to be sold by Bridgepoint to US-based Oak Hill Capital Partners for undisclosed terms.
King's College London is to collaborate with New York University to set up a centre for urban science and progress in London Docklands.
Oasys, the West Midlands-based supplier of automated playout software technology, has been acquired by US-based BroadStream Solutions for undisclosed terms.
Chess Group has acquired the Hertfordshire-based airtime division of Avenir Telecom Group, including 55 staff.
Webhelp UK is to create about 300 new jobs at its call centre in Derby, in order to work in customer services for EE.
Huawei of China is to open a £125m telecoms research and development centre in Bristol later this year, with the creation of 30 jobs.
Adris has acquired MicroCAD, the Autodesk CAD solutions provider with offices in Yorkshire, Bedfordshire, Durham and Nottingham.
Webroot has announced the expansion of its Derby-based internet security business with a new 7,000 sq ft office on Orient Way.
Novatech is to expand the 200-strong workforce at its Hampshire-based IT business with 70 new jobs over the next two years.
Converge TS is to create 16 new jobs at its Cheshire-based IT support business over the next year.
Symetri, the Newcastle-based software firm with 24 staff, has been acquired by Addnode Group of Sweden for undisclosed terms.
A-Belco Group has acquired Opsol, the Northumberland-based electronics manufacturer, for undisclosed terms.
EMC is to relocate its Manchester-based computer data storage business to a 9,000 sq ft office at the Royals in Sharston.
CCL UK, the Colchester-based fibre optics company, is to set up an office, training centre and storage facility in Harwich.
Allscripts of the US is to set up a European headquarters for its healthcare IT business in Manchester, with the creation of 100 jobs over the next three years.
Vodafone is planning to expand the team at its Xone technology incubator in London from 12 to 20.
Igence Software is opening an engineering software office on Fountain Street in Manchester, with the creation of an unspecified number of jobs.
UKFast is to recruit 15 developers at its Manchester-based internet hosting business.
Tectura UK, the London-based cloud computing firm with about 100 staff, has been acquired by QuantiQ Acquisitions.
Scott Logic is to expand the 120-strong workforce at its software consultancy offices in Newcastle, Edinburgh and Bristol with up to 40 new jobs.
BGlobal is to sell Utiligroup, its Blackburn-based energy management software division, to a management team backed by private equity firm NorthEdge Capital for £16m.
Anite has sold Anite Travel, the Slough-based travel software firm with 160 staff, to a management team backed by private equity firm LDC for £45m.
Softcat, the IT consultancy, is to set up a 16,000 sq ft office for 160 staff at the Universal Square development in Manchester.
Parseq has bought 2Touch, the Sunderland-based call centre operator with about 1,000 staff, from Acxiom for undisclosed terms.
DataCentred has secured a £4m investment to fund its first data centre site at MediaCityUK in Salford Quays, with the creation of 270 jobs over the next five years.
Vista Retail Support, the Cardiff-based technology firm with 170 staff, has undergone a £12m management buy-out backed by WestBridge Capital.
Stroma, the Castleford-based software company with 200 staff, has undergone a management buy-out backed by LDC.
Impero, the Loughborough-based software company with 80 staff, has undergone a £10m management buy-out backed by Connection Capital.
Restore is to acquire Cannon Confidential, the Crawley-based shredding and recycling firm, from OCS Group UK for £1m.
Tute is to expand the workforce at its Wrexham-based online education business from 45 to 70 by September, and is currently relocating to a new 5,500 sq ft office.
Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) is to set up 28,000 sq ft of office space at Westward House and Nicholson House in Bristol.
Ask4, the Sheffield-based telecoms services firm with about 100 staff, has undergone a £21m management buy-out backed by Darwin Private Equity.
Solution IP has acquired the client portfolio and infrastructure of Versacom, to create an enlarged business telecoms provider with offices in Bristol and Reading.
GB Group is to relocate its Chester-based ID checking business to a 20,000 sq ft office at The Foundation.
Tracsis has acquired Datasys, the Manchester-based rail management software company with 17 staff, for £4.5m.
M247 has acquired UK Web Solutions Direct, the web hosting firm with sites in Stockton and London, for undisclosed terms.
Sepura has acquired Fylde Micro, the Blackpool-based supplier of radio trunking systems, for an initial £2.7m.
BT is looking to recruit a further 1,600 broadband engineers for its Openreach operations across the country.
Somo is to set up a mobile solutions development centre in Bristol, with the creation of 20 jobs.
Staffline is to acquire Avanta Enterprise, the skills training firm with 600 staff at 43 sites, for £65m.
Acal is to sell its UK-based IT spares and support services business to a management team for £6m.
Dell SecureWorks is planning to relocate its Edinburgh-based secure operations centre and up to 70 staff to a larger site nearby later this year.
ETech, the software firm, has acquired a 10,000 sq ft office at the FORE business park in Solihull.
Restore has acquired Filebase, the Washington-based records management and shredding firm, for £0.4m.
Learning Technologies is to acquire Preloaded, the London-based games studio with 20 staff, for an initial £2.2m.
Capita Managed IT Solutions is to invest £30m in the expansion of its IT operations in Newtownabbey, with the creation of 400 jobs over the next three years.
Office Depot is planning to create 111 new jobs at sites in Manchester and Leicester, but up to 191 jobs will be lost at its distribution centre in Northampton.
Intelligent Office UK, the Alloa-based support services firm with 685 staff, has undergone a £10m management buy-out backed by YFM Equity Partners.
Risual is to expand the 80-strong workforce at its Stafford-based IT services business to 100 this year and to 500 within five years.
TotalMobile is to expand the 120-strong workforce at its Belfast-based software business with 20 new jobs.
Alphadex has been bought out of administration by a new company called iRack for undisclosed terms, saving 21 jobs at IT hosting facilities in Salford, London and Bradford.
IM Group, the information management firm with offices in Manchester and London, has been acquired by Hitachi Consulting of Japan.
Fujitsu is to create 20 new jobs at its IT service centre at Easter Ross in the Highlands, and the 25 existing staff are to relocate from the Alness Point Business Park.
Wincor Nixdorf is setting up a 21,000 sq ft office for its retail IT business at One Bracknell Boulevard in Bracknell.
Alert Logic is to set up a European headquarters for its US-based IT security business in Cardiff and a data centre in Newport, with the creation of up to 130 jobs.
Cirrus Logic has acquired Wolfson Microelectronics, the Edinburgh-based supplier of semiconductor devices, for £291m.
Perfect Image is planning to expand the 55-strong workforce at its Newcastle-based IT services business to 110 over the next three years.
Renew Holdings has acquired Clarke Telecom, the Oldham-based wireless telecoms firm with about 200 staff, for £17m.
Activate Learning has won government support to develop a new £3m technology and innovation centre at its City of Oxford College campus by 2015.
IRIS Software Group has acquired Cascade HR, the Pudsey-based provider of HR solutions, for undisclosed terms.
Swindon Silicon Systems is to relocate its electronics business to a new 35,000 sq ft office in Royal Wootton Bassett by the end of the year.
Scottish Funding Council is to help fund the development of a £11m Data Lab in Aberdeen, Edinburgh and Glasgow, in order to analyse online data and create 345 jobs.
Restore has acquired Magnum Secure, the Goole-based document management firm, for £4.6m.
Convergys is to set up a mobile technology customer service centre for EE in Londonderry, with the creation of 333 jobs over the next year.
Lasercharm is to proceed with plans to develop the 700,000 sq ft Camro data centre campus in Cambridgeshire.
Fife Council is to consider plans from AOC Group to build a £40m 75,000 sq ft biomass-fuelled data centre at Queensway Business Park in Glenrothes by 2015, with the creation of 50 jobs.
Novosco is investing £4.1m in the expansion of its Belfast-based IT infrastructure business, with the creation of 50 jobs.
Capita is to acquire AMT-SYBEX Group, the software firm with 250 staff in Dublin, Belfast, Glasgow and Letchworth, for an initial £82m.
Connect Communications, the London-based supplier of call centre software with 55 staff, has undergone a management buy-out backed by LDC.
Elite Telecom has acquired Qualitel Voice & Data, the Stoke-based telecoms firm with 20 staff, for undisclosed terms.
Emtelle is investing £4m at its fibre optic plants in Hawick and Jedburgh, with the creation of 15 jobs.
Concentrix is to invest £36m in the expansion of its business services call centre in Belfast, with the creation of more than 1,000 jobs.
Egnyte, the US cloud computing firm, is looking to create 100 jobs at a new European headquarters in London over the next five years.
Kaplan is seeking a suitable location in London for a new 200,000 sq ft headquarters for its professional training business by 2018.
Bond International Software is to acquire Eurowage, the London-based payroll solutions firm trading as FMP Europe, for an initial £8.5m.
Webhelp UK is to create 50 new jobs at its call centre in the Dearne Valley, having won a sales support contract from Jigsaw24.
Kainos is creating 50 jobs at a new IT support office at the Orega Business Centre in Bristol.
Journeycall is to relocate its call centre services business from sites in Brechin and Laurencekirk to Arbroath later this year.
Flowlens is to create 11 new jobs at its Belfast-based software business, having secured funding from the Growth Loan Fund.
ISN Solutions has secured a £4.6m investment from Maven Capital to expand its London-based IT services business, including a new office in Aberdeen.
Zenith IT Solutions has acquired Avec IT, the provider of support services to the voluntary sector in Northern Ireland.
Novauris Technologies, the Cheltenham-based speech-recognition firm, is to be acquired by US-based Apple for undisclosed terms.
Learning Technologies Group is to acquire LINE, the provider of learning solutions with offices in London, Sheffield and Zurich, for £9m.
Ceridian is to set up a technology research and IT support centre at its site in Renfrew, with the creation of 130 jobs.
The Floow is looking to expand the 30-strong workforce at its Sheffield-based telematics technology business to more than 70 over the next five years.
Hewlett Packard is to relocate its Derby-based IT support operation and dozens of staff to a 13,000 sq ft office at Pride Park in June.
Collstream is looking to expand the 30-strong workforce at its new 6,300 sq ft software office at Pride Park in Derby.
Advanced Computer Software Group has acquired ConsultCRM, the Surrey-based Microsoft Dynamics CRM firm.
Capita has acquired Updata Infrastructure, the Reigate-based IT network services firm with 160 staff, for £80m.
Truphone is considering plans to relocate the London-based headquarters of its mobile phones business to a 60,000 sq ft office at 25 Canada Square.
Facebook has acquired Ascenta, the Somerset-based developer of solar-powered unmanned aircraft, for £12m.
IBEX, the Preston-based document storage firm, has been acquired by US-based Recall Holdings.
Calrec Audio, the Hebden Bridge-based audio console manufacturer with 150 staff, has been acquired by Electra Private Equity for £14m.
Entanet International, the Telford-based communications technology firm, has undergone a £14m management buy-out backed by Mobeus Equity Partners.
Capita IT Services has acquired Network Technology Solutions, the IT security reseller with 46 staff in Shipley and London.
Eagle Eye Solutions has acquired 2ergo, the Salford-based mobile commerce firm, for £4.5m.
Version 1 is looking to double the 20-strong workforce at its IT office in Belfast this year.
King Digital Entertainment is reported to be planning to set up a 36,000 sq ft office at Covent Garden in London.
Domino Printing Sciences has unveiled plans to build a new 160,000 sq ft plant near its Bar Hill site in Cambridge.
Vislink has acquired Pebble Beach Systems, the Weybridge-based software company with about 60 staff, for £15m.
Capita is planning to create about 1,500 jobs in Scotland over the next two years, and a new £93m call centre contract with John Lewis will result in the transfer of 550 Glasgow-based staff.
SAS is to create 94 jobs at its new data analytics research centre in Glasgow over the next four years.
Everbridge has acquired Vocal, the Colchester-based business communications firm, for undisclosed terms.
Bytes Technology Group is hoping to expand the workforce at its new Leatherhead-based IT sales office from 170 to 340.
Flint Studios is looking to double the ten-strong workforce at its Belfast-based software development business.
Skillsoft, the Camberley-based online training firm, has been acquired by Charterhouse Capital Partners for undisclosed terms.
Midshire Office Technology is relocating to a new £2m headquarters and 20,000 sq ft warehouse on Doranda Way in West Bromwich.
IO Technologies is planning to expand the workforce at its Plymouth-based data analytics business from 26 to 50 this year, and new offices will open in London and the US.
Craneware is to create up to ten new software development jobs in Edinburgh.
Atos is to recruit up to 30 apprentices at its IT operations in Livingston, Glasgow and Forres.
Personal Group has acquired Lets Connect IT Solutions, the Bromsgrove-based employee benefits firm, for up to £12m.
Rekoop is to expand the 16-strong workforce at its Manchester-based cloud software business with ten new jobs this year.
Impellam has acquired Career Teachers, the London-based education recruitment firm, for £22m.
SMS Electronics has secured a £3m government grant to fund the commercial development of its Nottingham-based medical equipment sterilisation technology, with the creation of up to 38 jobs.
Complete Office Solutions has acquired Leeds-based Dales Office Supplies & Equipment, creating a 48-strong sales team.
Sony is to create 26 production and customer services jobs at its UK Technology Centre in Pencoed.
Access Technology Group has acquired the Nantwich-based applications division of Atlas Business Systems, with the transfer of 12 staff.
Rackspace is to build a data centre on a 15-acre site at Manor Royal in Crawley over the next year, with the creation of 30 jobs.
BT has announced plans to recruit more than 1,000 apprentices and graduates, and a further 1,500 work experience placements will also be created.
Hays is looking to recruit up to 200 recruitment consultants in the UK and Ireland this year.
Gael is to create 20 new jobs at its East Kilbride-based safety management software business.
Kyocera Document Solutions has announced the relocation of its London-based technology suite to Number 1 Cornhill in the City.
ECommera has raised £25m from investors to fund the expansion of its London-based retail software business.
ShopKeep POS of the US is to set up a retail software office in Belfast, with the creation of 35 jobs.
Rainbow Communications is to create 20 new telecoms sales jobs in Belfast, taking the workforce to more than 100.
EE is planning to create 1,000 customer service jobs over the next two years, including 250 in Northern Ireland.
Hewlett Packard is to relocate up to 400 jobs from its Department for Work & Pensions IT service at St Annes in Lancashire to Newcastle and Glasgow.
KC Contact Centres has announced the creation of more than 20 jobs at its Hull-based call centre, having won a customer services contract from ScottishPower.
Scientific Digital Imaging has acquired Opus Instruments, the Cambridge-based manufacturer of the Osiris camera, for up to £1.3m.
Automated Intelligence is to invest £1.2m in research and development at its Belfast-based software business, with the creation of 17 jobs.
Mobile Fun of Birmingham has acquired Playfect, the Chinese manufacturer of mobile accessories.
Northgate Public Services has won a contract to provide IT services for Hartlepool Council, with many of the 235 staff being moved from Wynyard Business Centre to Bryan Hanson House.
AppInst is looking to create up to 25 new jobs at its Nottingham-based mobile app development business over the next 18 months.
Pure Staff is planning to develop a network of 25 recruitment offices across the Midlands, having just opened its third site in Worcester.
Vodafone is planning to set up a 48,000 sq ft office at Green Park in Reading.
GTT of the US is to set up a cloud computing services centre in Belfast, with the creation of up to 12 jobs.
Coms is to acquire certain subsidiaries of Actimax, the Basildon-based IT firm trading as Cloudxl with 62 staff, for an initial £2.4m.
Elite Telecom has acquired Modern Communications, the London-based business telecoms firm with nine staff, for undisclosed terms.
Advanced Computer Software Group has acquired Compass Computer Consultants, the Chester-based education software supplier, for £14m.
Succeed is planning to expand the 42-strong workforce at its Birmingham-based training business with 30 new jobs.
Pitbull Studio is setting up a new games software development studio in Leamington, with the creation of an unspecified number of jobs.
Warwick Business School is seeking permission from Southwark Council to open a business school at The Shard in London.
Salesforce, the US cloud computing firm, is expected to acquire a 13,000 sq ft office at Heron Tower in the City of London.
NaturalMotion, the Oxford-based mobile games developer, is to be acquired by Zynga for £320m.
Electricity North West has awarded a £1.7m contract to Manchester-based Sudlows to develop a data centre in the North West.
SaleCycle is planning to create 150 new jobs at its Sunderland-based marketing software business.
Redeem Holdings has bought Eazyfone, the Cheshire-based electronics recycling firm, for undisclosed terms.
Ideoba is looking to create up to 100 jobs at its new web services operation in Bridgend over the next three years.
Equinix has reached agreement with Segro to build another 195,000 sq ft data centre on the Slough Trading Estate.
Google has acquired DeepMind Technologies, the London-based artificial intelligence firm with about 75 staff, for undisclosed terms.
BT is to invest a further £50m in the expansion of its fibre broadband network in cities across the country over the next three years.
Daily Internet has acquired NameHog, the Northamptonshire-based internet hosting provider, for less than £0.2m.
VIP Group has acquired Ergo Computing, the Nottingham-based computer supplier with annual turnover of £10m, for undisclosed terms.
Retail Assist is planning to create up to 75 jobs at its Nottingham-based software solutions business over the next year.
Alternative Networks has acquired Control Circle, the London-based provider of IT hosting services, for £39m.
AMCS Group is to expand the 50-strong workforce at its Renfrew-based software business with 20 new jobs, having secured a £19m investment from Highland Capital Partners.
Callcredit Information Group has acquired Coactiva, the software consultancy with offices in London and Monmouthshire, for undisclosed terms.
Sett Group is looking to create up to 20 new jobs at its new 3,000 sq ft software development office in Bradford over the next three years.
QC Supplies, the Halifax-based electronic office supplies firm with 158 staff, has been acquired by Westcoast.
Bis-Web is to relocate its Bicester-based software business and 20 staff to Granville Way this month.
Uniting Ambition is to recruit an additional 50 staff at its Keele-based recruitment business this year.
Deans Computer Services, the Leeds-based IT services firm with 40 staff, has undergone a management buy-out.
Green Duck has acquired Front to Back Media and is planning to expand the workforce at its IT business in Bury St Edmunds with 20 new jobs this year.
Six Degrees Group, the communications and cloud computing firm, is to set up a 22,000 sq ft office at Commodity Quay in London's St Katharine Docks.
Inoapps has acquired Crocus Consulting, the Leicester-based IT firm with 45 staff, for undisclosed terms.
Filtronic is to relocate an electronics manufacturing operation and up to 85 jobs from Newton Aycliffe to Netpark in Sedgefield by the end of February.
Proactis Holdings is to acquire EGS Group, the London-based supplier of procurement software, for £2.9m.
Aegis of India is planning to open a customer services call centre in Glasgow, with the creation of up to 2,500 jobs.
Moneypenny is to create 100 new jobs at its Wrexham-based telephone answering service this year.
Rockstar Games is considering plans to set up a new 75,000 sq ft office for its computer games business at 108 Holyrood Road in Edinburgh.
Access Technology has acquired Production Modelling, the Coventry-based supplier of planning and scheduling software.
Alternative Networks has acquired Intercept IT, the London-based cloud computing firm with 48 staff, for £13m.
BJSS is looking to create at least 40 new jobs at its Leeds-based IT consultancy this year.
Xyratex, the Havant-based data storage firm, has been acquired by US-based Seagate for £228m.
Sword Soft is to acquire Charteris, the London-based business change and IT firm.
Phocas is to relocate the headquarters of its software business and 30 staff from Oxford and Market Harborough to the Middlemarch Business Park in Coventry in March.
CSC is to open a 28,000 sq ft IT services office at One Pancras Square in London in May.
BT is recruiting 42 more broadband engineers in Exeter, Bristol, Taunton, Plymouth and Salisbury.
Reaseheath College in Nantwich has acquired DART Training, the Derbyshire-based industrial training firm.
IParadigms Europe is planning to expand the 50-strong workforce at its Tyneside-based software business with 19 new jobs.
EE is looking to recruit 20 sales advisers at its Inverclyde-based mobile phones call centre.