With reports confirming that the North of Tyne’s digital tech sector is growing four times faster than the region’s wider economy, employee wellbeing and performance software company, ART Health Solutions, has become the latest organisation to move to AirView Park to bolster ambitious scale-up plans.
The firm is riding a wave of success helping national and international blue-chip companies boost workplace performance metrics by using data-driven evidence, workforce insights and specialist app technology to improve operations. This includes reducing staff turnover, lowering absenteeism and therefore minimising costs associated with employee downtime.
More recently, ART Health Solutions has also received a £1million venture capital investment to develop new app technology including employee wellbeing software that enables individual ‘human performance’ to be better understood and embraced, allowing for bespoke strategies to be delivered by employers as a positive measure.
And, with most companies now placing staff wellbeing at the very heart of operations, ART’s relocation to larger, modern HQ premises at AirView Park, next to Newcastle International Airport, is being seen as the step change for further expansion.
CEO, Phill Bell, explained, “This is a new chapter in ART’s continued growth and evolution, and we’re very much looking ahead with great confidence and optimism. What we have achieved in such a short space of time is fantastic and testament to the team, but we are now developing a lot of new opportunities in line with a changing economic landscape, new advances in technology, and future employer requirements, so it was definitely the right time to make the move and put ourselves in the best possible position to push ahead.
“Whilst our work supports many large global brands, we’re very much front and centre of the North East’s growing tech scene which has rapidly made a name for itself over recent years as a key location for innovation and fast emerging companies.
“AirView Park therefore allows us to remain doing so, and we now have a building that is very much in line with our own vision, encourages collaboration and best practice, embraces staff wellbeing, and 100% represents who we are as a business.
“A major factor for us was finding and creating the right working environment for staff, which we are also hoping to increase from ten to approximately 25 employees over the next year. From the parkland setting and sustainability benefits, to the flow of the office space and nearby transport links, everything just came together in one location, so we’re delighted to be part of the development.”
The North East’s tech sector brings substantial economic benefits to the region with the local digital economy expected to create 1,300 new tech businesses over the next five years. It is also expected to increase tech company revenues by £425m and support 10,000 new employees entering into the workforce.
Mike Clark, Development Director of Tynexe Commercial, developers of AirView Park, added, “This is a fantastic addition to AirView Park and we very much welcome the team on board as new tenants of phase two. The tech sector is thriving here in Newcastle currently, and the city has certainly made its mark as one of the most attractive UK locations for start-ups and scale-ups from the industry.
“If we can keep capitalising on this to help attract other smart, innovative SMEs like ART Health Solutions to the area and the North East, AirView Park could possibly become an out-of-town ‘tech cluster site’ for inward investment whilst at the same time, complimenting Newcastle city centre’s tech scene. It’s an exciting proposition.”
ART Health Solutions was formed by Phill Bell and colleague, Paul Smith, in 2018 after years of working with top athletes in elite sports science. Using their combined knowledge and expertise in fitness and cognitive performance, they developed the business to combine consultancy with a SaaS model, whilst applying the same scientific principles and techniques to corporate clients.
The company is currently in the final stages of developing its ‘One Wellbeing’ app which is due to launch in October.
AirView Park is a 175,000 sq ft commercial development providing modern, high quality office space for sale or rent. For more details regarding units available (phase two), please call commercial agents Naylors Gavin Black on 0191 466 1349, or to discuss bespoke build opportunities and future phases, please contact Tynexe Commercial Ltd’s Development Director, Mike Clark, via Mike Clark | LinkedIn