Kenny Maclean Motovate Ltd Case Study
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Glasgow-based tech firm is an international hit

Motovate found support from Business Gateway Glasgow and the Scottish Enterprise CAN DO Innovation Challenge Fund to create a platform for both UK and international markets.

About the business

Glasgow-based Android and IOS developers Motovate Ltd, supported by Business Gateway, has invested £100,000 to develop a mobile app that could revolutionise how businesses manage their personnel and HR teams and save them money by removing their dependency on agency labour.

The app has been designed to save businesses money and minimise their dependency on agency labour by enabling companies to offer shift work to in-house staff. Key features include allowing employers to determine the real time availability of staff sorted by geo-location, view employee ratings by managers, identify the number of vacancies and also offers training and rewards for app users.

I’ve been in contact with Business Gateway for fifteen years. Anyone starting out in business would be foolish not to engage with them, it’s a fantastic framework.

How Business Gateway has helped

CEO and founder Kenny Maclean has been supported by Business Gateway Glasgow and the Scottish Enterprise CAN DO Innovation Challenge Fund to create a platform for both UK and international markets. Launched in June 2018 through the University of Glasgow’s International Business School competition, the firm took advantage of The Scottish Enterprise Innovation Challenge, a live portal for innovation projects that allows businesses like Motovate to engage with global companies and opportunities for growth.

Kenny Maclean, business owner, Motovate said: Business Gateway is an 'enabler' and was crucial in moving my business to the next stage. I’ve been in contact with Business Gateway for fifteen years. Anyone starting out in business would be foolish not to engage with them, it’s a fantastic framework.”

Lynne Gorman, Business Adviser at Business Gateway Glasgow, said: “Business Gateway offers publicly funded support at any stage of the business journey. Over the years we’ve supported Kenny with a range of specialist support services such as financial oversight, legal and intellectual property advice and one-to-one consultancy support.

“It’s been a pleasure to work with Kenny and the team at Motovate to launch what will be the next step in real-time HR and recruitment technology.”

Support Provided

1:1 Business Advisor or Support

Advice on Business Plan

Advice on Funding

Innovation Support

Scottish Enterprise Support

Financial Restructuring Advice or Support

Signposting to wider support network

What’s next?

The technology can be tailored to cross sector industries and markets and Motovate has ambitious activation plans for international expansion. One example of where the app can be used to meet the needs of its users is Shanghai, a region that is experiencing huge demand for translation services within healthcare. The app is currently being trialled by DHL and the NHS.

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