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Cardiff University

Steph Locke (BA 2008), a Cardiff University Philosophy graduate founded Nightingale HQ, a digital platform for Artificial Intelligence (AI) adoption in 2018. Named with inspiration from Crimean War nurse Florence Nightingale, Steph set out to make a positive impact on local businesses, aiding their AI Readiness and giving them the tools to grow, drive success and innovate.

The business model has seen some changes, with the significant challenges of Brexit to the UK’s inward investment market and the global Covid-19 crisis, however, the key idea remains the same. Steph guides us through their journey below.

‘With the help of an Innovate UK grant, we launched GoSmarter in September 2020. This project developed an AI and automation toolbox of 6 tools, which we made freely available for all SMEs across the UK. The project encapsulates our core business value which is to empower businesses by helping them adopt AI and automation. We firmly believe that these capabilities are not just for the big players, so this project was a great chance for us to help put automation and AI in the hands of smaller to medium sized businesses.’

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