Pogo Studio

Creators of Innovative Healthcare App Receive £162,000 to Roll-Out Platform Across the NHS in Scotland

Edinburgh based Pogo Studio plan to roll out their successful 'Tailored Talks' platform across NHS Scotland after receiving £162K of funding.

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Providing stylish, bespoke websites and apps for clients since its inception in 2017, Edinburgh based digital development agency Pogo Studio, has been working in partnership with NHS Lothian and Chest Heart and Stroke Scotland since 2020 to transform the way patients receive medical information.

Developing their Tailored Talks (TT) platform in 2020 to ensure better communication within the healthcare industry, TT enables professionals to filter through a slide library building bespoke presentations for patients which are then sent directly to an interactive portal which allows both the patient and family members to be fully informed of the condition.

The platform currently supports 16 content modules including information on stroke, Covid-19, and 14 neurological conditions and with a number of exciting new projects also in the pipeline, Managing Director, Jack Francis, and Director, Neil Francis, reached out to Business Loans Scotland (BLS) for funding support to boost cash flow.

Following their application, Pogo Studio was successful in receiving two loans from BLS, totalling £162,000 which enabled the business to raise working capital to roll out their solutions across not only Scotland but also within NHS England and the UK private medical sector.

Supporting small and medium sized businesses across Scotland with loans to start-up or grow, BLS offer loans from £25,000 to £250,000 to ensure that commercially viable proposals do not fail from a lack of access to finance.

Fully funded by the Scottish Government, BLS has issued loans to 164 businesses across Scotland to date totalling in excess of £13.2 million with loans being used for various purposes including to raise working capital, invest in office premises, increase marketing activity and to introduce new product lines to name a few.

Speaking of the loan issued, Managing Director of Pogo Studio, Jack Francis said:

"Working with BLS has given us the funding to explore and pilot opportunities within new markets, as well as continue the work we are doing within NHS Scotland. I am delighted with the relationship we have cultivated with BLS and would recommend them to organisations looking for funding" 

Fund Manager for Business Loans Scotland, Andrew Dickson added:

“This is an incredibly exciting time for Pogo Studio and I am delighted that Business Loans Scotland has been able to support the business with funding to further develop their platform that will ultimately relive some of the demand that the NHS is currently facing and provide important tools to improve communication between both clinician and patient. We look forward to seeing Pogo Studio thrive as their new projects come to fruition and we wish the business every success for the future.”

£162K

Growth Loan Provided

"Working with BLS has given us the funding to explore and pilot opportunities within new markets, as well as continue the work we are doing within NHS Scotland. I am delighted with the relationship we have cultivated with BLS and would recommend them to organisations looking for funding"

Jack Francis
Managing Director of Pogo Studio

“This is an incredibly exciting time for Pogo Studio and I am delighted that Business Loans Scotland has been able to support the business with funding to further develop their platform that will ultimately relive some of the demand that the NHS is currently facing and provide important tools to improve communication between both clinician and patient. We look forward to seeing Pogo Studio thrive as their new projects come to fruition and we wish the business every success for the future.”

Andrew Dickson
Fund Manager of Business Loans Scotland

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