£1.4M R&D grant from Scottish Enterprise supports East Kilbride software firm's £4M expansion plans
SHE Software is investing £4milllion in a cutting-edge health and safety technology project supported by a Scottish Enterprise Research and Development grant of £1.4million that will also support the East Kilbride company’s global growth and create 15 new jobs.
From its corporate headquarters in East Kilbride, SHE Software works with hundreds of customers across Europe, USA, Australia and New Zealand to support health and safety management via its Assure platform.
Minister for Business, Fair Work and Skills Jamie Hepburn visited the firm’s premises and said: “This is yet another example of how our investment is creating jobs and supporting growth in international markets. Scotland has a strong track record in exporting globally and through the excellent support of Scottish Enterprise and Scottish Development International companies like SHE Software can really grow.”
The company is also using the funding to invest in developing the talent and skillset of its existing team to provide knowledge and skills to support the company’s growth ambitions and will spearhead SHE Software’s continued growth in new markets.
SHE Software CEO Matthew Elson said: “This support from Scottish Enterprise allows us to focus on ‘mobile-first’ technology across our Assure platform to align with changing expectations and business demand. The grant also allows us to enhance and adapt the Assure platform for the North American market.
“The fast access to information, networks and funding we have received has accelerated many of our key growth projects, including supporting our successful entry into the Asia Pacific region in 2015 via Scottish Development International.
“The business has grown from a small team initially to almost 100 people with many of our team based out of our new corporate headquarters in East Kilbride. I’m excited about our plans to continue to recruit new talent.”
Scottish Enterprise Director of Strategic Investment Victoria Carmichael added: “We are delighted to be working with SHE Software, a Scottish company with a global reach and support the team to not only to grow in numbers but also access growing global markets too.
“It is fantastic to witness the further development of this innovative software firm delivering digital solutions to traditional business processes as well as showcasing Scotland’s talented tech sector.”
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About SHE Software www.shesoftware.com With more than 20 years’ experience, SHE Software can speak with authority about health and safety management software solutions. Founded in 1995 and headquartered in Scotland, the company’s IOSH or NEBOSH accredited team is located across the UK, US and New Zealand.
Assure, health and safety management software is used by more than half a million users around the world. Working across diverse sectors and industries including manufacturing, construction, energy and utilities, SHE Software is changing the way companies manage health and safety.
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