Telematics experts The Floow have expanded their workforce following business growth and investment from the Direct Line.
Six new permanent team members join the company’s HQ in Sheffield as a response to a number of new client wins and significant external investment, says Chief Executive Officer Aldo Monteforte.
The company, which produces telematics systems for leading insurers and motor clubs, recently received a 15 per cent equity increase investment from Direct Line to accelerate the development of their world-class analytics.
Their bespoke systems include smart-phone applications and black boxes which collect data that can be used to analyse driver behaviour for both motorists and their insurers.
Recruits include android developer Andrew Peirs, who previously worked at CrowdLab, producers of phone applications for market research, and system administrator Bartosz Debski, who has spent seven years at Sheffield-based Dialogue Communications, specialists in mobile messaging and billing solutions.
Academic and analyst Dr Daniel Moyo takes the role of developer analyst after completing a PhD in computational modelling and simulation at York University. During his studies Daniel spent a year modelling and analysing social research data at Sheffield University.
New junior web developer Arran Scott spent two years working with Doncaster conference calls and teleconference service Meetupcall.
The appointments follow the summer arrival of data analyst Luke Willis, Java developer Carl Ibbotson and junior web developer Joshua Obaro.
Also, Olivia Todd and Adam Sharp have had contracts extended after completing Floow apprenticeships.
Aldo Monteforte, Floow CEO and co-founder, said: “The expansion supports our global reach to blue chip insurance firms and allows us to continue research into capturing and analysing data.”