Wellbeing start-up secures £500,000 Innovate UK funding boost

A Bournemouth-based workplace wellbeing start-up has secured a £500,000 Innovate UK Continuity Loan to scale its analytics platform.

Founded in 2018 People Matter is already working closely with the likes of Experian and Microsoft while building on gathering momentum.

Nigel Winship, Managing Director, People Matterk comments: “We think there needs to be a more data led, systematic approach to tackling unhappiness in the workplace.

“And while businesses may have a sense of how their staff are holding up, there’s a lack of tangibility when measuring something like burnout. For staff, wellbeing policies can often feel more like a broad-brush stroke than personalised support.”

The People Matter wellbeing analytics platform looks at how environmental factors such as digital workplace communication impacts on mental health. This insight is then used to suggest interventions at both an individual and organisational level, aimed at creating happier, more resilient businesses.