03 May 2022

A Solihull-based business which has created a fully integrated digital workflow platform, has secured a £250,000 loan from the Midlands Engine Investment Fund provided by The FSE Group Debt Finance Fund and backed by the Recovery Loan Scheme (RLS).

The funding will be used to recruit five additional staff and focus on further development of their product and services.

CareCube’s platform has been designed to track and manage patient information for cardiology and heart centres by simplifying the scheduling process. The digital touch screen interface is vital in saving staff time and it supports the NHS’s need to reduce waiting lists.

The platform is used in hospitals across the UK including the Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital. The installation of the new system to the NHS database is executed gradually to back up existing patient information to the system, with procedures in place to test the system before its final switch.

Anita Bhalla, Interim Chair at Greater Birmingham and Solihull Local Enterprise Partnership (GBSLEP), said:

“This MEIF investment into CareCube Solutions highlights how our region is leading health technology innovation. This new platform will be critical in helping healthcare professionals deliver the best care to patients waiting for treatment.
“Strengthening the Life Sciences and Medical Technology cluster is a major delivery priority for GBSLEP. Throughout the Covid-19 lockdowns many businesses had to pivot their operations and products to support demand. Now as we move out of the pandemic, GBSLEP remains committed to providing businesses with the support and services they need to thrive.”

Tim Coutts, Co-Founder and CEO of CareCube Solutions, said:

“We are providing a system designed by cardiologists, for cardiologists. Our digital platform ensures patients, nurses and consultants have real-time information to keep all parties informed of the status of a patient while they are on-site, providing an unrivalled patient experience. This funding will enable us to continue developing our technology and invest in marketing which will support our business."

Chris Bailey, Investment Manager at The FSE Group, said:

“Digital solutions for labour intensive tasks are a priority in the medtech sector. The market for this product both in the UK and overseas is in demand owing to the size of waiting lists. CareCube’s solution is impressive due to its ease of use and integration, supported by an experienced management team with relevant medical and medtech experts. The FSE Group is excited to see the business grow and support the NHS as it recovers from the strain of the pandemic.”

Mark Wilcockson, Senior Investment Manager at the British Business Bank, said:

“The MEIF continues to support medtech businesses like CareCube that aim to support the NHS and wider sector with innovative new technology. We would encourage SMEs in the Midlands looking to level up with funding to create new jobs and expand to consider MEIF funding.”

The Midlands Engine Investment Fund project is supported financially by the European Union using funding from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) as part of the European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme 2014-2020 and the European Investment Bank.

The FSE Group, MEIF Debt Finance Fund provides loans between £100,000 and £1.5million to help growing SMEs across the region.

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