L-R front: Ian Jones, Reuben Timoney, Paul Howell, back: Will Schaffer, Megan Noble.
Jane Imrie

Sheffield startup secures £350k for smart ‘nurse call’ tech

A Sheffield company which has developed a smart ‘nurse call’ system for care homes has secured six-figure investment from NPIF - Mercia Equity Finance.

Arquella has received £350k from the fund, which is managed by Mercia and is part of the Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund.

Founded in 2017 by Reuben Timoney, Paul Howell and Ian Jones, Arquella supplies nurse call systems to care homes and provides engineering support.

Paul Howell, Arquella CEO, commented: “Demand for care will only increase in the coming decades. Care staff are already overworked and we can’t continue to put them under pressure.

“Instead, we need to provide tools that release them from the administrative burden to deliver great care. That focus is at the heart of our innovation pathway.”

Will Schaffer, investment manager with Mercia, added: “With the care industry facing unprecedented levels of demand, finding ways to support carers and allow them to spend more time with patients is essential.

“Arquella is shaking up the industry by offering organisations of all sizes the technology that enables them to do that.”

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