Kingston-upon-Hull | Est. 1902

Kingston Communications (KCOM) are better known as simply ‘KC’. As a company, they have been trading since 1902 starting life as a telephone operator in the Kingston-Upon-Hull area in Yorkshire.

As British Telecoms dominated the market in the early 20th century, Hull bucked the trend as the sole region with an independent coverage provider in KCOM.

Fully embracing the age of information, KCOM describes themselves as an “experience integrator” becoming a complete technology solutions partner to businesses of all sizes.

Their product offering now expands far beyond telecommunications to include a cloud hosting platform.


Sian Marie logo

Leeds | Est. 2016

Named after its founder, this E-commerce organisation are passionate about empowering women by giving them the choice to make their outfit their own.

Founder Sian recently gained a healthy financial injection for her business. As well as the guidance of her new business partner Sir Alan Sugar having won the BBC reality show The Apprentice.

Well known for the unique multiway style, SianMarie gives their customers a choice for their clothing, particularly handy in avoiding costume clashes.

2019 will be a massive year for SianMarie as they begin to contend with the other Northern powerhouses of E-commerce; Boohoo, Missguided, In the Style, etc. Certainly, one to watch come summertime!


Pricerooms logo

Sheffield | Est. 2017

Comparison sites have boomed in recent years offering opportunities for customers to save money on their car, home, and holiday insurance, as well as hotel bookings.

Pricerooms follow a model similar to Hotel Trivago and Booking.com but with a twist. Alongside their comparative booking service, they allow for a deal to be found after you have booked.

Promising to keep searching for your best deal right up until your trip, managing the full booking service, even down to cancellation & refunding your previous booking.


Intelivita logo

Leeds | Est. 2018

Positioning themselves as an immersive mobile app development company, Intelivita already boasts an impressive portfolio of work for a company less than a year old.

A client list with Microsoft, Pebble Studios & Zinc Media, it’s clear that Intelivita is already getting a lot right.

Their website offers a look into the diverse range of projects they have already completed. From virtual reality to gaming, to messaging apps, to booking systems. It seems it is very little they won’t put their hand to.

This could well be the first time you have heard of the app developers from Leeds, but I highly doubt that it will be the last. I’m predicting a very big 2019 for Intelivita!


Hive IT

Sheffield | Est. 2014

Hive IT’s mission is to make good things happen using the right tools and the latest technology. Founded in 2014 by three friends, they have now grown to a team of 18 with the core values of being honest, open & really caring about each other and the quality of their work.

Alongside their client work, Hive also offers ‘usability labs’. Space for specialist user testing with varying levels of support available at differing price points.

Four tiers of service, with additional support and guidance at each level starting from £300 for the hiring of the room and provision of basic, all the way to a full start to finish managed service with research & analysis of data included, culminating with a final report of the user testing to ensure no stone is left unturned.

With an aesthetically beautiful website housing their project work and product offering. Hive IT retain their core value of making good things happen in everything they do.

By Oana Nichitov

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