Joining us on this week’s episode of Ten minutes with is Ross McCaw, Founder and CEO of the innovative platform Our People. Ross is a proven software entrepreneur. He co-founded Cap2 Solutions in 2009, which was acquired by Jonas Software (part of CSI) in 2011. A mobile first SaaS solution which provides Course Management software to thousands of Fitness locations globally – 2.5 million enrolled users in 2017. Clients and partners include Virgin Active, Serco, UK Active, Swim England and the Royal Lifesaving Society to name but a few.
In 2014 Ross left Cap2 to embark on a new project. Having worked with hundreds of fitness businesses and organisations across the UK he noticed a similar trend. They all had huge challenges communicating to and engaging with their remote teams. Course Instructors and Swim Teachers would rarely be assigned a corporate email account or have access to a computer during their shift. This left managers with a real challenge.
The solution was the Our People platform. Managers can communicate with any combination of Team Members using “smart tags”. The Team member receives a “Card” to an app on their phone which allows them to view relevant information quickly and efficiently. Most importantly, the Management Team know that their communication has been read. The Our People platform allows managers to share files, quiz staff on their knowledge and even allow them to sign for important documents – crucially all within company control.
Since launch, the Our People platform has been wildly popular within the UK Fitness Industry and beyond. Our People have since launched a US office and are growing the product into other industries.
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