Stockton-based software development company, Sapere, has been working on a project with Troocost to help businesses get the best deal on their utilities.
The system provides an energy benchmarking service to allow users to obtain the best deal without having to physically shop around, saving both time and money.
Paul Drake, operations director at Sapere, said: “We were excited by the uniqueness of the solution that Andrew presented to us. It sounded like something no one would want to be without, and we wanted to be involved with the journey.
“It isn’t every-day we get the opportunity to design and develop a piece of software that has the potential to be used by nearly every business in the UK!”
The project began in 2016 and it took around six months to fulfil the brief, but Sapere’s work has continued as the Troocost site grows with and adapts to the ever-changing industry.
Andrew Richardson, Troocost owner, said: “Paul and Shaun at Sapere have really delivered on this project. From the outset they took the time to understand each element of my business and then built a solution that not only meets my needs, but which can be adapted to suit the developing market.”
The Troocost project contributed towards Sapere’s business growth, and in early 2018 the Company moved into a new office to accommodate its expanding team following a recruitment drive.
This included Business Development Manager, Matthew Hynes, who is well known in the area. Born and bred in Middleborough, Matthew has an exciting athletic CV including representing Great Britain in European and World Championships and being ranked number two behind Mo Farah.
Matthew said: “I knew of Sapere beforehand, having heard great things about the business. I’m excited to be part of the team and contribute towards the Company’s ongoing success.”
Matthew is tasked with continuing Sapere’s strong growth and building the Company’s presence in the North East and beyond. He will be showcasing the Company at day one of Newcastle Startup Week on 14th May, at The Boiler Shop.
For more information on Sapere and its software solutions, see www.sapere.co.uk.