Outside of the Bubble: February Edition

by ethan.wainwright@finncomms.com

7th March, 2019

As an agency we’re proud to shout about those pushing the boundaries to demonstrate courageous creativity, improve human connections and understand proof of value outside of the bubble.

So, here’s a round-up of some highlights from February with a particular focus on proof of value!

Leeds has been picked by a Canadian tech business to house its new UK headquarters. Artificial Intelligence brand Scaled Insights EMEA, based in Toronto, was named best AI start-up at the Annual Global AI Awards in December 2018.

Scaled Insights has been developing links with the city for some time, having collaborated with the University of Leeds on the neutral net-based algorithms that underpin SI’s core technology.

This has also resulted in a signed agreement with Leeds Teaching Hospital NHS Trust to co-create studies that it says will prove value by “…unlocking insights to improve patient care both locally and internationally…”

Scaled Insights CEO, Stuart Sherman, said: “It’s clear that Leeds is enjoying significant growth particularly in Fintech and Medtech, which is testament to the city’s ambitions… We are also excited about the digital, data AR creative strengths

Gymology, the Manchester based fresh fitness food delivery brand has seen great success since it opened its doors last September, proving value by already making nearly 20,000 meals per month and selling to stars like John Terry, Jamie Vardy and Paddy McGuinness.

The brand offers three types of pre-prepared meals: build balance or burn and each is specially tailored to provide the customer with the required level of nutrition to reach their fitness goals. This has been welcomed in a hugely underpopulated category.

As well as proving value to its customers the business is also doing so for Manchester, with plans to employ a further 10 members of staff in the coming months, after recently moving into a commercial kitchen. This allows Gymology to produce 50,000 meals and more than 10,000 bottles of its recovery and cleansing drinks, per month.

Liverpool based business, Recycling Lives has been recognised by its peers as the national leader in offender rehabilitation. The social business’ work in prisons has been handed the Robin Corbett Award for Prisoner Reintegration by the Corbett Network.

Commended for its “exceptional results”, Recycling Lives reduces re-offending rates by supporting offenders to secure skilled, meaningful work, reducing re-offending rates to less than 5%. The brand’s work to improve human connections and prove value has helped 250 men and women work in its workshops.

A Newcastle-based children’s charity is celebrating after the astonishing journey behind its courageously creative learning bus project, the first of its kind in the UK, was featured on Channel 4’s ‘George Clarke’s Amazing Spaces.’

Local charity Success4All has realised its dream of creating the UK’s first ever mobile double decker learning bus, equipped with everything a child needs to develop, explore and imagine, after raising £55,000 and completing the ambitious project in just four months. Now the North East based charity can prove its value and improve human connections in local communities that need its help the most, providing exciting new learning opportunities to some of the most disadvantaged kids in the North East. 

All in all, another month full of fantastic examples of courageous creativity, human connections and proof of value outside of the bubble!

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