BusinessLive magazine and Manchester Evening News have announced the Greater Manchester Tech 50, showcasing the 50 biggest players within the city region’s tech and digital sector.

We’re delighted that Verastar has ranked fourth in the list among some fantastic Manchester-based tech businesses, including Auto Trader, AJ Bell, TalkTalk and NCC Group.

A thriving sector

You don’t have to have studied the list to know that Greater Manchester is an incredible hub of technology and innovation. The region’s tech sector is thriving, with an ecosystem of tech and digital companies, both large and small, making their mark.

Whether it’s small, creative agencies doing cutting-edge digital design, or tech titans providing the national infrastructure that keeps us all online, Manchester has it all.

Tech to the end user

The brands of the Verastar Group – kinex, Clear Business, Inspire Payments and The Insurance Octopus – are relentlessly focused on providing the most effective technology services to help the UK’s small businesses. We offer fibre-to-the-premises and VOIP products, the latest mobiles, comprehensive cybersecurity insurance, digital payments, and retail solutions – all tailored for micro SMEs.

The pandemic has accelerated small businesses’ adoption of new tech, particularly around contactless payments, e-commerce and communications. Our customers are reliant on the services we offer and we’re proud to support them with the latest tech.

Our technology solution – One Bill

Sitting beneath the products and services we deliver is the unified technology platform that makes it all possible.

It’s technology that enables our unique One Bill solution. This is where the magic happens.

Being able to offer multiple essential services on our unique One Bill is what sets us apart from other providers.

Verastar CEO Lee Hull said: “While our One Bill solution might seem simple to deliver, charging customers for water, energy and telecoms on a single bill is an incredibly complex process. Others have tried, but few have been successful. It’s testament to the technical teams at Verastar that we’ve been able to manage it, and it’s now our true differentiator.

“We’re proud that continued investment into our tech platforms is reflected in our placement in the Greater Manchester Tech 50.

“As we add new products from our portfolio to the One Bill, it becomes more and more instrumental to us and more of a time saver for UK businesses. Our customers can log into their Customer Zone portal and manage all their services in one place. Time-pressed small business owners and managers really appreciate how much time and effort this saves them. That’s time they can can reinvest directly into running their business.”

Find out more about the One Bill solution via our Clear Business and kinex brands.