ViewItUK, a health data specialist, is aiming to double its headcount.
The company, which launched as a University of Manchester staff start-up three years ago, helps companies and organisations use and understand their data better, and communicate to a broad audience.
ViewItUK, which has contracts with GambleAware and The British Society for Cutaneous Allergy, provides online data portals and straightforward analysis and presentation tools that enable health professionals and commissioners to assess and monitor treatment engagement and effectiveness – essential for patient wellbeing.
Professor Michael Donmall founded ViewItUK, while Dr Andrew Jones, also of The University of Manchester and Dr Yousef Taktak are directors.
The company is expecting to double its turnover by December and employ five people by the end of 2018.
Prof Donmall said: “ViewItUK was borne out of The University of Manchester’s Division of Population Health which has multi-million pound contracts in the healthcare sector.
“At ViewitUK we have the technical ability to adapt our development to our customer needs due to the team’s experience and the flexibility of our approach to problem solving.
“As it stands we are looking to attract significant investment so we can expand and grow as we look to secure more contracts in not just the health sector, but in other areas too as we have software that can be rolled out. We are soon looking to move to a new office, on Manchester Science Park, which will give us a base to expand from.”
Prof Donmall also paid tribute to the University’s technology transfer office, UMIP and its Innovation Optimiser initiative which encourages entrepreneurship on Campus by providing a vibrant and supportive environment for academics to develop and build their businesses.
“We’ve been helped a lot by UMIP in regard to Intellectual Property,” he added. “And we wouldn’t be in the fortunate position we are without the help of Tony Walker and his team.”
Tony Walker added: “It’s been a wonderful time supporting the ViewItUk team from the original discussion around moving it out of the university and into a business.
“With their new contracts and the team’s technical prowess it has all the ingredients for success. This is also a great exemplar of what our Innovation Optimiser does, empowering innovators.
“We’re all delighted with the development of ViewItUK. The proof will be when we get more customers and expand and grow as a business.”