Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 20°C

min temp: 15°C

ESTD 1874 Search

East Anglia: Care monitor firm Silent Partner is THE ONE for 2012

06:00 20 November 2012

From left, Doreen Cox, Ray Higgs, Julie Budden and Ryan Higgs of Silent Partner celebrate the firm

From left, Doreen Cox, Ray Higgs, Julie Budden and Ryan Higgs of Silent Partner celebrate the firm's success in THE ONE competition for 2012 at Layer Marney Tower, which hosted the judging of this year's award

Archant

A FLEDGLING business which has applied technology from the security sector to create a new non-intrusive alert system to offer peace of mind for elderly people living alone, and their relatives, has been named winner of THE One contest for 2012.

Silent Partner, based at Takeley, near Great Dunmow, has been launched by Ray Higgs to market the A-OK care monitor which he originally developed using his experience in security to help look after his late father.

The monitor detects movement, non-movement and room temperature and compares findings with normal behaviour patterns. In the event of any variance, the system automatically sends an SMS text alert.

Unlike many systems, therefore, A-OK is not dependent on the vulnerable individual carrying an alarm button, although this is also available as an option.

Silent Partner was one of eight finalists, chosen from among an original total of more than 30 entrants, which were invited to pitch to THE ONE judges, who represented each of the 10 organisations which contributed to this year’s prize package of business support, worth £40,000.

The prize includes: PR consultancy from Voice Communications to the value of £5,000; design consultancy from Phelan Barker (£5,000); website consultancy from Rubious (£5,000); advertising in the EADT (£5,000), on-line marketing from Climbing Trees (£5,000); business consultancy from Angela Kimberley (£3,500); leadership and management coaching from Julie Clements (£3,500); legal support from Ellisons Solicitors (£3,500); accountancy advice and annual returns from LB Group (£3,000); and call answering services from MyRuby (£1,500).

The EADT will be reporting on the progress of Silent Partner over the coming year as the prize package is implemented.

Search hundreds of local jobs at Jobs24

0 comments

Ryanair's chief executive Michael OLeary .
Photo: Nick Ansell/PA Wire

The boss of budget airline Ryanair has called on the UK’s government to end uncertainty over airport capacity by authorising new runways at Heathrow, Gatwick and Stansted.

From left, Sun Lihua, director of Chinese-based company Wow Face, Professor Anthony Forster, University of Essex vice-chancellor, He Liwen, vice president at the Jiangsu Industrial Technology Research Institute, and Peter Manning, head of Essex International.

The University of Essex welcomed business and technology leaders from Jiangsu province in China as part of a special visit co-ordinated by Essex International, Essex County Council’s international trade team.

Julia Smith, chair of the board of governors at Writtle University College, The Rt Hon Anne Jenkin The Baroness of Kennington, chancellor for Writtle University College, and Dr Stephen Waite, vice-chancellor for Writtle University College.

Writtle University College has appointed an Essex baroness, Anne Jenkin, as founding chancellor from tomorrow.

Steve Muncey, KPMG

Big Four accountancy firm KPMG is to establish a new office in Norwich to help serve its client-base across East Anglia.

Households are still spending more on leisure, but younger consumers a worried about their future finances following the vote for Brexit.

Britain’s households increased their spend on leisure activities last month, but many are concerned about the future impact on their finances from the vote to leave the European Union.

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Most read

Most commented

Topic pages

Streetlife

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to the following newsletters:

MyDate24 MyPhotos24