Huge Education Contract for Service Software Firm

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Huge Education Contract for Service Software Firm


Byline: SOFTWARE coreena ford coreena.ford@ncjmedia.co.uk

SOFTWARE specialist Kykloud is growing its team after securing a Department of Education contract described as the largest ever schools surveying project in the UK.

The North Shields-based business has developed software as a service product which allows the people behind large-scale planning projects to work out not only the construction costs of a building, but also the long-term maintenance costs and environmental impact of the designs.

Now Kykloud's solution will be used by teams of surveyors who will take three years to review the conditions of more than 70,000 buildings in 22,000 schools in England.

The project is part of the Education Funding Agency's (EFA) Condition Data Collection (CDC) Programme, and all the data collected will then be used by the agency to target condition funding for statefunded schools in need of work. The deal marks a huge boost for the firm, which has become one of the fastest growing property technology business in the region, having grown from a small start-up in 2011.

It now boasts a workforce of 25 and, to meet the growing demands of its success, is looking to recruit 10 new software developers in the coming months, as well as testers to its technical team and new employees within sales and marketing. …

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