SHE Software receives £1.4m R&D grant from Scottish Enterprise

SHE Software has received a £1.4 million research and development (R&D) grant from Scottish Enterprise to support its £4m expansion plans.

SHE Software receives £1.4m R&D grant from Scottish Enterprise

Victoria Carmichael, Jamie Hepburn and Matthew Elson

SHE Software is investing £4m in a cutting-edge health and safety technology project, the funding from Scottish Enterprise will help the East-Kilbride company expand globally.

The funding will also help the first create 15 new jobs.

The company works with hundreds of customers across Europe, USA, Australia and New Zealand to support health and safety management via its Assure platform.

Jamie Hepburn, minister for business, fair work and skills, 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.”

Matthew Elson, CEO, SHE Software, 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.”

Victoria Carmichael, Scottish Enterprise director of strategic investment, 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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