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Software development business to accelerate growth after funding boost

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Software development business to accelerate growth after funding boost
L-R_Dave Roberts Non Exec Dir Tagtronics_Mike Williams MD Tagtronics_Chris Carter Investment Manager Enterprise Ventures

A business that specialises in the delivery and maintenance of software solutions for the domiciliary care industry has secured six figure funding from the Enterprise Ventures SME Loans to support the acquisition of a London-based company.

Founded in 2000 by managing director Mike Williams, Tagtronics Limited, based in Darwen, Lancashire, offers bespoke software to manage payroll, invoicing, resourcing and other communication elements which supports the domiciliary care market throughout the UK and internationally.

There are around 10,176 regulated providers of domiciliary care operating in the UK, according to the United Kingdom Homecare Association (UKHCA).

The £550,000 loan is being used as part of a package to finance the £1million plus acquisition of a software as a service (SaaS) business that complements Tagtronics’ growth model and enables them to serve a larger customer base.

The transaction was supported by Pauline Rigby of Forbes Solicitors and Paul Spencer of Haworths Chartered Accountants along with their teams.

Tagtronics has previously appointed Dave Roberts as a non-executive director to support the development of the company’s strategic plan.

Mike Williams, MD of Tagtronics, said:

“This is a brilliant opportunity to invest in a business that we can develop using a similar model to that which has paid dividends with Tagtronics, we really look forward to working with the new business. The team at Enterprise Ventures really understood what we do and the business model we have developed and saw that we could do the same with our new business and were keen to support us – it has been great working with them.”

Chris Carter, Investment Manager at Enterprise Ventures, part of Mercia Technologies PLC, said:

“We are pleased that Enterprise Ventures is able to support Tagtronics with its continued growth and expansion, as it looks to widen its range of products, gain new customers and create new jobs.

“Tagtronics is a company that we understand and are fully committed to supporting and with Mike Williams at the helm and Dave Roberts in the role of non-executive director, Tagtronics is well placed with the valuable expertise it needs to help drive the business forward.”

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Andrew Mann
After 34 years working in numerous operational and communications disciplines for three FTSE companies (Yorkshire Electricity; Meggitt and BAE Systems), at over a dozen locations, on 24 November 2016, I became the inaugural editor of Business Lancashire. Business Lancashire is a good news, Lancashire focused, business website and daily newsletter. It is a partnership between The Samuel James Group and the North and Western Lancashire Chamber of Commerce. Over the years, I have written hundreds of press releases, features for trade magazines, copy for websites and brochures, edited in-house magazines and newsletters, as well as presenting a radio programme on Chorley FM. This experience has given me the ideal background for editing Business Lancashire.