Aims to clean up with launch of new soft­ware com­pany

Yorkshire Post - Business - - BUSINESS / NEWS -

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.

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