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Exclusive Group sells majority stake to PE firm Permira

Distributor Exclusive Group has sold a majority stake to private equity firm Permira as it seeks investment to expand its service offerings, vendor portfolio, operations and global footprint.

Union Street sets up customer experience team

A third support layer introduced by Union Street Technologies is tasked with augmenting and backing up its existing first and second line support teams, offering access to quick-fixes on how-to questions, advice on best practice and how to get the most out of the aBILLity billing platform and other products, including the company's portal

European Commission launches €2.1bn startup funding drive

The European Commission and the European Investment Fund (EIF) have launched the pan-European Venture Capital Funds-of-Funds programme (VentureEU) to boost investment in start-ups and scale-up companies across Europe.

HubStor joins forces with Red Box Recorders

HubStor and Red Box Recorders have linked up to bring voice archiving compliance to Microsoft Azure.

Peach Technologies on boards NEC's Smart IT solutions

NEC Premier Business Partner Peach Technologies is to take the vendor's Smart IT products and solutions to market in a move that builds on its UC portfolio and opens up the potential to offer a wider range of integrated solutions.

Purple themed fun day raises charity cash at Nimans

Nimans staged a purple themed fun day to raise funds in support of Epilepsy Action, a charity favoured by former Chairman Julian Niman who died in January.

Staff were encouraged to wear purple as part of a dress down day that also included a purple themed sweet stall and a raffle to win a hamper.

HPE writes new chapter in RedPixie fairy tale

HPE has bolstered its cloud consulting capabilities with the acquisition of London-based RedPixie, now part of technology services organisation HPE Pointnext.

Wavenet strengthens East Anglian presence with APR Telecoms acquisition

Solihull-based Wavenet's presence in the East Anglia region will be more strongly felt following its acquisition of Norfolk comms provider APR Telecoms for an undisclosed sum. The deal builds on Wavenet's acquisitions last year of Manchester provider of network and cloud services Talk Internet and Norfolk-based Swains.

Stream Networks banks on Burdett appointment

Less than six months after rejoining Stream Networks as Head of Channel Sales Stuart Burdett has been promoted to Sales Director. The move follows a period of record sales that put the company on track for its best annual performance.

Glemnet launches BroadSoft-based GiNiEX platform

Glemnet has teamed up with Cisco company BroadSoft as a UK distribution partner for the BroadCloud application platform, branded as GiNiEX and incorporating the BroadSoft Business applications in its latest revision of software, while supporting all of the household name IP handsets.

The GiNiEX platform is integrated with the Gamma SIP network across dual nodes.

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