Footdown wins £180k to team up with University of Bath on £340k business project

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Written by:   | Posted 06-February-2014 11:05

A company, which helps management make tough decisions, has secured £180,000 to help develop a new diagnostic tool.

Footdown, based on Railway Place, will use the cash from the West of England Local Enterprise Partnership to fund a £340,000 project in partnership with the University of Bath’s school of management.

The three-year scheme will hope to develop a piece of software that can be used by companies to run a health check looking at where it sits in the current market place, how it is performing and where it should be heading. The software will also be used to canvas a company’s workforce to gauge the opinion of workers.

Chief executive, Mike Roe, said the firm was used to working with business leaders and allowing them to take stock.

“Being a CEO is a difficult gig. It can be quite lonely. By bringing people together it can satisfy that requirement for sharing.”

Mr Roe said the purpose of the software was to help businesses across the country.

“You have to look at the reasons why the LEP was created and its purpose. This project is bigger than us, than Bath, it is about making UK plc better.”

Footdown, which already employs 11 members of staff, will create two full-time jobs and one part-time job with the funding.

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