Posts byAnna Sheard

Company Spotlight: TUBR

Real-time improved predictions that reduce costs with complete and incomplete data sets.

TUBR’s mission is to remove barriers for businesses to access machine learning without requiring in-house data science capabilities, or complete data sets. TUBR offers machine learning as a product service and only requires 20% of the normal data required to make accurate predictions 21 days into the future. We spoke to Co-Founder and CEO Dash

New app launched to address the cost-of-living crisis

Helping people find spaces that are free to enter and warm.

The app will provide people with a list of warm and safe spaces that they can visit to escape from the cold, such as local libraries, museums, charities, and faith groups. Alyzande said: “We’ve been working on the app in our spare time for a while now, and to see it come to life is

BRM Start-up Advice: Intellectual Property Awareness

This article has been brought to you by Sheffield Digital Associate Sponsors BRM Law. It presents a few key aspects of Intellectual Property awareness for technology and digital businesses, and the common pitfalls when dealing with, developing, and protecting their Intellectual Property in commercial arrangements.

We are all reasonably familiar with examples of Trademarks, such as the McDonald’s logo, Patents such as Ford’s heated front windscreens, and the Copyright protection afforded to the latest chart releases. However, in addition to these, there are several other less well-known forms of IP rights, which, whilst not afforded their own “brand” of IP

Sponsor Spotlight: Bhayani Law

A complete people management solution that grows with your business.

What do Bhayani HR & Employment Law do? The SRA regulated firm provides expert professional advice to help employees, businesses, and charities navigate employment law and HR, in a straightforward and accessible way. Their approach is founded on their belief that people are your business, an area often not heavily focused on in the early

Company Spotlight: Nimbitech

Helping more businesses benefit from affordable apps.

What inspired you to start Nimbitech? I spent a number of years working at different software development companies and saw an opportunity to do things differently. I wanted to create a business founded on ethics, that put its employees first and inspired them to give the best experience to clients. When we started the business

Company Spotlight: AND Digital

New Club House opening in Sheffield in 2023

What attracted you to Sheffield? When we decide where to open a new AND Club House, the name for our local offices, we look at a combination of factors, talent, and opportunity. In Sheffield, we identified a significant pool of digital talent and were impressed by the skills pipeline provided by the education ecosystem and

Mini-budget reveals significant tax changes for Sheffield’s digital businesses

The new UK government, led by Liz Truss, had made no secret about their claim to focus on economic growth. Even before the Mini-budget by the new Chancellor, Kwasi Kwarteng, a few big changes were already anticipated.

  IR35 and off-payroll working rules are changing Update: this announcement was reversed. Over the last 20 years, there have been numerous changes to the tax system to try and address ‘disguised employment’ and to generate additional tax and NICs accordingly. In a surprise announcement, the government has stated that it will repeal the recent

BJSS: creating a work-based culture based around community engagement.

Helping people be their best selves at work.

Andrew told us that each local office has the autonomy to choose how to support its area and in Sheffield BJSS currently supports Sheffield Women in Tech and the Sheffield Digital Festival. The Sheffield team are also supporting the return of Agile Sheffield at an event on 6th October in their office as part of

Evoluted appoints new leadership team to accelerate growth ambitions

Award winning agency aims to double in size over coming years.

Evoluted, the Sheffield-based, full digital marketing agency, has announced a restructure, with key leadership changes and founder and former MD Ash Young stepping back. Since founding the agency in 2006, Ash has grown Evoluted to over 40 people in offices in Sheffield, London, Birmingham, and Manchester. The agency’s work to date has included clients SCARPA,

Company Spotlight: Fenti

Growing the team over lockdown, Fenti share their expertise to help businesses through tough times and the power of marketing the Yorkshire way

Helping companies through tough times When the pandemic first started Mark told us, “We said to clients if you want any help whatsoever we are here to help. Whether it was about their website or social media, we were more than happy to chat with people and offer advice.” It is an important part of

Ferrio secures investment to accelerate growth

Making it easier to do business through automation.

Ferrio was established a year and a half ago this week and was founded by Dan, whose background was in helping to automate complex processes in construction and field service companies, and Alex Humphreys who worked as a software developer. The name Ferrio was inspired by Sheffield’s industrial heritage and derived from the connectivity of

Pipe Ten celebrates 20 years in business.

Co-Founder Gavin Kimpton shares their secret to success.

Gavin explained, “Providing quality and support-focused web hosting services became the core focus of our business when demand outstripped our design and development offer. Back when we started, customers requested shared web hosting, and as they grew, so did their requirements. The solutions we created became more complex, with multiple servers and firewalls, load balancers,

Meet the Meetup: Sheffield DevOps

Join a community of people coming together to socialise, learn and share their expertise and experience of DevOps.

Tell me about Sheffield Devops – what is it, who is it for, and how long has it been running? Sheffield DevOps is a meetup focusing on the subject of DevOps. Devops is the combination of cultural philosophies, practices and tools that increases an organisation’s ability to deliver applications and services at high velocity. Our

AMRC/Razor partnership yields insights into real-world AI use.

New whitepaper shares learning from Factory+ open framework project.

Factory+ provides an open framework to standardise and simplify the way valuable data is extracted, transported, stored, processed, consumed and protected across a manufacturing organisation. The mission of the framework is to boost the AMRC’s research for manufacturers, from industry titans like Boeing and Rolls-Royce to Sheffield-based small firms, to provide a showcase to encourage

Grow your tech business in Sheffield and change the world

New impact driven accelerator aims to create impact driven global start ups

We caught up with TEAM SY to find out about support available to help tech businesses grow in South Yorkshire and Orr Vinegold Co-Founder of Unrest, the latest accelerator programme helping businesses in the region compete on a global scale. TEAM SY connects the entrepreneurial ecosystem through a dedicated team of ‘Super Connectors’: Ceri Batchelder,

Sheffield tech company makes space for refugees to learn

Appt are sharing their resources to help a local charity do more.

She told me it all started when she came to her University open day; “I was walking up from the train station. I saw the poem ‘what if’ on the wall – it says The City where your dreaming is repaid.” Anna says one of the reasons she and Jon work so well together is

Developing mid-level talent for tech

The Developer Academy are expanding their offer to help address the lack of mid-level talent in our region.

The Developer Academy is a Sheffield based development training company supporting people to upskill and retrain through software development and data science bootcamps. They are expanding their offer from developing junior developers to helping address the need for mid-level talent in tech. We spoke to Ben Atha Founder of the Developer Academy to find out

Meet the meetup: SheffTech Leadership

The meetup for every leader at every level in tech, to get together, share problems, discuss solutions and gain fresh perspectives. We spoke to Michael Jervis, Head of Digital at MattressOnline and SheffTech Leadership organiser to find out more.

The meet ups are open to anyone working, or aspiring to work in a leadership role, they last two hours and are facilitated discussions with a different topic each month. They have been designed to help new and experienced leaders learn from each other, in a supportive, safe environment. By sharing different perspectives, ways of

Inspiring people through coding

Make a difference by sharing your skills.

Now we are seeing the re-emergence of clubs and local networks to inspire and support people, it’s a good time to kick off conversations about coding clubs in Sheffield again. It would be great to re-establish a city-wide network of clubs to help people stay connected through coding. Matilda Hind, a dedicated social prescribing worker,

Promoting our City

‘Sheffield, a great destination for foreign direct investment (FDI)’

As part of her day-long visit, Kavitha was taken on a walking tour of Sheaf Valley assets, fuelled by great coffee from Tamper, and accompanied by Chris Dymond from Sheffield Digital, Paul Hilton from CAN studio and Mustaq Birader from SYMCA. They met Tom Wolfenden at Sheffield Technology Parks, toured the Electric Works with Amie House