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Author: Ruth Kearney

Artificial Intelligence (AI) company Nightingale HQ appoints Ruth Kearney as its new CEO.

Ruth Kearney

CEO of Nightingale HQ


Artificial Intelligence (AI) company Nightingale HQ appoints Ruth Kearney as its new CEO. The Cardiff-headquartered software company specialises in helping manufacturers to digitalise and optimise their operations. The company has seen significant growth in the manufacturing sector expanding across the UK, Ireland, and Germany, with further partnerships across Europe expected in the next twelve months. 

A co-founder of the company, Ruth previously led as Commercial Director and has a strong business development track record in the innovation and technology space. Ruth is developing a number of partnerships across Europe and under her leadership, plans to take NHQ to the next level. The business is keen on building stronger links with manufacturing networks like Made Smarter in the UK, IDEAM in Ireland, and EIT Manufacturing, who they are active members of.

Ruth said

“It’s a fantastic time to be at the helm of a technology company and there are many opportunities for collaboration and synergy in manufacturing. We have managed to expand during very challenging times and I’m optimistic about what lies ahead. 

“We are a small team but we have grown a customer base across Europe and we will continue to scale this, building on our growing reputation for delivering quality solutions with demonstrable value. We are seeing increased demand for data integration and quick win automation projects that deliver a real ROI fast."

Co-founder and outgoing CEO Steph Locke will take on a new role as Chairperson. Steph added

“Nightingale HQ has been a phenomenal company to create and grow. It’s on a path to success that will take it into strong services and product development within manufacturing. Growing the company during tough operating conditions these past few years has been no mean feat, but I believe Ruth will be the best person to implement company goals going forward. I will be taking on the Chairperson role to support Ruth and build a Board that helps the company grow.” 


For more information or to request an interview, please contact Simon on +0044 7894 151 206 or email 


Nightingale HQ work with manufacturers on their digital transformation - from strategic alignment to technical hands-on implementation. They offer a wide range of services from strategic digital reviews, data warehousing to no-code tool implementations.