The LCR Tech Climbers List 2021

Tue, February 2nd, 2021

Hi-Impact Consultancy, CNC Robotics, Damibu, & Chasing the Stigma all made it...

In a showcase that contained 45 of the Liverpool City Region’s most innovative, technology-led businesses, we are delighted to congratulate four of our members for their achievements. Hi-Impact Consultancy and CNC Robotics both made the prestigious Tech Climbers list, while Damibu and Chasing the Stigma were included on the Ones to Watch list for promising businesses on course for great success. The full list can be found here

Hi-Impact Consultancy – Tech Climbers list

Hi-impact Consultancy is an education, technical support, and media consultancy who brings technology to life for people locally, nationally, and internationally. After speaking with hi-impact about this achievement, they had the following to say:

“We are just so proud of the hi-impact team. Being recognised as a Tech Climber is a testament to every single staff member in the Education and Media team providing exceptional service and working hard to ensure our schools and business have the latest in technology at their fingertips.”

Hi-impact are excited to announce The HOST, an online education platform that brings together everything a school needs to empower educators, reduce workload, and enrich the curriculum, including hundreds of video tutorials, subject leader toolkits, and ‘Anytime Anywhere’ support. You can learn more about The Host here, or follow @hiimpacthost.

CNC Robotics – Tech Climbers list

CNC Robotics provides robotic machining solutions for many different industry applications and is one of the most exciting companies looking into the future. With ever increasing demand for robotics in manufacturing, CNC Robotics are pioneers with a passion for innovation and expertise and are certainly a company to watch in 2021. 

Madina Barker, Owner & Director of CNC Robotics, had the following to say:

"Being part of the thriving tech community within the Liverpool City Region, an economy of nearly 3000 companies, supporting nearly 50,000 jobs is something that we are incredibly passionate about. CNC Robotics Ltd grew by 49% in 2020 and we were able to attract more local talent to our team from within the city region. As an SME the support we have received from programs and organisations such as LCR4.0, Made Smarter, The Growth Company, and LCR Tech Climbers, has had a direct impact on the exposure and reach of our business".

Damibu – Ones to Watch

Damibu is an online and mobile application developer and a social impact company. By taking on work that makes a significant social impact, they use software development and digital design to make a difference.

We spoke with Dave Burrows who was delighted to have Damibu named on this year’s Ones to Watch list. Dave talked through some of the exciting projects Damibu have been working on in 2020, including Damibu Feeds. Currently in a closed beta with NHS and local authority partners, Damibu Feeds connects organisations who have content with those who have people that read it. You can find out more about Damibu Feeds here

Chasing the Stigma – Ones to Watch

Chasing the Stigma are a Liverpool-based national mental health charity and were named as a One to Watch for its mental health support signposting tool, the Hub of Hope

Launched in 2017, the free app was created with the aim of fundamentally changing the way that people engage with mental health providers and bringing consistency to support signposting across the UK. In three years it has grown from a simple database to become the nation’s most comprehensive mental health signposting tool, with more than 2,000 national, local, and grassroots services listed.

The Hub of Hope can be accessed through the app, Chasing the Stigma website, or The site also has a “Need Help Now?” button that links straight through to the Samaritans and Crisis Text Line.

Speaking of the charity’s inclusion in the list, CEO and founder, Jake Mills, said:

“We are extremely proud to have been included in the LCR Tech Climbers 2021 “Ones To Watch” list. The past twelve months have been pivotal for the charity. At the start of the first national lockdown in 2020, the Hub of Hope saw a 250% increase in people accessing it. Throughout the pandemic, demand on the platform has grown, with more people struggling, more people aware of us, and more services using us to signpost people to help.”

“We responded by working collaboratively with other providers and organisational bodies to integrate the Hub of Hope into their platforms. Allowing other service providers, trusts, charities or anybody wanting to signpost their visitors to thousands of local and national support services, can do so without them having to leave their page.

“By providing a consistent, accessible and free-to-use signposting tool we are helping to bridge a gap in the mental health support pathway and also alleviate pressure on NHS emergency departments by helping people find help before reaching crisis point.

“There has never been a greater need than now for a consistent and reliable signposting platform and that is exactly what the Hub of Hope provides.”

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