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.

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