Leading Bimingham tech companies merge

Expansion for software design house.

Two of Birmingham’s most innovative software companies have merged forces, with City17 joining D4 Software.

D4 was founded by Daniel Thompson in 2012 providing a development house with a rigorous approach to the process of building software. Since then, the company has gone from strength to strength, growing each year. “D4’s meticulous project management and engineering process really is our ‘secret sauce’ that sets us apart from other developers”, said Daniel. “I’m delighted that City17’s services allow us to offer world-class interaction design to our clients along with our technical approach”.

Will Grant founded City17 in 2011, to offer expert usability and interaction design services to clients across the UK. Will has worked on a number of high profile projects including in interaction design for the games-time website of the London 2012 Olympic Games (london2012.com) which went on to win a Webby award. he also co-founded mobile payments and loyalty startup Droplet in 2012 and still maintains an active interest in the company’s strategy, but has moved to focus day-to-day activity on growing D4 with co-director Daniel Thompson.

D4 Software employees a team of four and is based in Birmingham but provides software engineering services and consultancy to clients all over the UK as well as recent client wins in the US and Germany for the new D4 offering of design & development. “I’m thrilled to announce that we’re joining forces with Daniel at D4.”, Will said. “We are bringing a solid, comprehensive range of services to our clients – building well-designed, well-engineered software for great customers”.