Hark Labs

Leeds Digital Festival 2019: Energy Innovation Summit

Our staff at Hark have teamed up with multinational computer technology company and key collaborator, Dell. We’re bringing together the brightest minds in energy efficiency technology and utilities to discuss the future of the sector in the heart of Leeds. As part of Leeds Digital Festival, the largest digital festival in the north, our team... Read More


Jordan Appleson
Think You’re ESOS-Ready? Let’s Make That a Hell Yes

An Energy Savings Opportunities Assessment, or ESOS, is a compulsory scheme that requires some organisations to report on their total energy consumption while performing an energy audit. Companies who meet the criterion are obligated to take part (to find out if you’re required to conduct an ESOS, see below). Subsequently, the scheme aims to forge... Read More


Mike Jeffs
Cloud Technology: Defence Against Cyber-Attacks

In recent years, cyber criminals have enhanced their hacking efforts at an alarming rate and become experts in weaponising business defences. In the search for security, cloud technologies were used to target these threats, but cyber criminals flipped the tables and equipped cloud technology into their criminal armoury. Now, people are afraid to rely on... Read More


Bradley Halstead
Our Growing Team: Strengths and Skills

With a number of exciting projects under way and on the horizon, our 2019 is set to be an incredible year of growth for Hark. More notably, and to give us a helping hand along the way, we’ve gathered three of the best Leeds-local talented minds to help us on our journey. In the spirit... Read More


Jordan Appleson
Collaboration is Key: The Software We’re Excited for in 2019

Each new year brings immense change for the tech industry. While new projects take off, established ventures gain popularity and present trends diverge towards new, innovative paths. At Hark, we’re constantly on our toes, eagerly anticipating fresh narratives in the tech community. As we brainstormed what we look forward to most for software and tooling... Read More


julian.kay
Reducing Festive Waste in Retail with Environmental Monitoring

Every year in the approach to Christmas, the retail industry goes into overdrive as its hours lengthen and festive decorations brighten store windows. For industry leaders this means a vast increase in energy usage as well as monetary and carbon waste. To make matters more difficult, the November to February months see higher demand on... Read More


Jordan Appleson
How Businesses Can Combat Rising Energy Costs in the UK

Energy costs for businesses in the UK are rising for the tenth consecutive year. This increase is so commonplace that it no longer sounds like scaremongering – it’s just the cold, hard truth of being in business. As companies face political and economic turbulence in the next few months – Brexit is looming! – many... Read More


Jordan Appleson
World Summit AI 2018

At Hark, we’re developing our machine learning (ML) for predictive maintenance features in our platform. By visiting the World Summit AI – this year held in Amsterdam, Netherlands – we were able to hear how other companies are integrating artificial intelligence (AI) and ML into their businesses to keep our own innovations inspired. Our CTO... Read More


Bradley Halstead