Yorkshire Post - Business
Aims to clean up with launch of new software company
A female entrepreneur from Scarborough has set up a software company that is aiming to bring up to 16 high- skilled jobs to the area.
Jo Thompson, pic- tured,
founder and owner of Spectrum Cleaning Solutions, which has been established in the town for over 20 years has started a new venture with fellow directors, Tim Chadwick and Justin Jones.
She realised that there was a gap in the market for a way to easily assess and record health and safety risk assessments with integrated competency training, in real time, after speaking to customers. Ms Thompson has now launched a service called CRAMS. “Having seen our clients struggle with this problem for years and realised there was nothing there to help them, we decided to develop it ourselves,” Ms Thompson said. CRAMS has been tested by a number of Yorkshire companies and will be available nationwide from next month. The firm received funding from Business Enterprise Fund, Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund, Street UK and Scarborough Borough Council.
Ms Thompson added: “Building it in Scarborough was important to us as we’re passionate about helping the local economy grow.
“We’re creating a company that will offer well paid jobs to encourage young people to stay in or move back to Scarborough.
“As a board member of Scarborough Business Ambassadors, it’s great to be a part of a young business that will help to develop Scarborough into a dynamic, entrepreneurial town, alongside other initiatives such as the UTC.”
The new service was launched by Scarborough and Whitby MP Robert Goodwill.