A six-figure investment and recruitment campaign for engineering consulting

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An engineering software consultancy in Coventry is investing six figures and recruiting staff.

EnginSoft UK was launched at the Venture Center at the University of Warwick Science Park at Sir William Lyons Road in 2009.

The company specializes in providing virtual prototyping, consulting, training and research for a range of customers, including Jaguar Land Rover.

A total of £ 150,000 is being invested this year in hydraulic software, along with a grant of £ 44,207 from the Coventry and Warwickshire Business Support Program, which is partly funded by the European Regional Development Fund after the he business has received support from Coventry and Warwickshire Local. Business Partnership Growth Pole (CWLEP).

Bipin Patel, co-founder and managing director of EnginSoft UK, said the first tranche of the investment has been completed.

“We have a number of clients in the water sector and we have developed software tools to help them manage the impact of flooding from growing cities through the drainage capacity needed for housing, hospitals and schools as well as climate change, ”he said.

“There are so many variables and unknowns that it’s hard to understand and predict all the changes.

“You can have a 25-year growth plan, but you can’t know when the growth will happen or when climate change will happen. We are therefore developing AI-based software to help manage risk for water companies.

“We have products in the advanced third stage testing phase with Anglia Water and further discussions are underway.

“I contacted the Growth Hub to find out more about the grants and was impressed with their speed as well as the support from Coventry City Council to help me complete the application form which had to be done in a week to be discussed by the grants panel. It was great to be successful and to have the grant to help make our investment.

Patel has also recruited 39 interns under the government’s Kickstart program to add to their current staff of 11 – and between five and ten are expected to find full-time jobs throughout 2021.

He said: “I think the government has supported us well during the pandemic since we were able to use the coronavirus job retention program, Bounce Back loans and grants and being involved in Kickstart is my way of giving something back. to the community and, in particular, the engineering community.

“I am aware that there could be a shortage of engineers if we lose them to other sectors during Covid-19 and as the economy recovers there could be a shortage of engineers.

“We have found that there are some fantastic talent out there, especially in sales and marketing, and we are benefiting as a company. “

Coventry City Council Councilor Jim O’Boyle said: “It’s great to see another local business thrive, hire new staff and create jobs.

“Our city has a strong engineering pedigree and I am delighted that Enginsoft UK offers young, early career engineers opportunities to acquire genuine professional skills while supporting the development and growth of the company.”

Justine Chadwick, Account Manager at the CWLEP Growth Hub, added: “EnginSoft UK aims to grow even further by gaining new business in a number of industries.

“Employability skills are the key to successful future growth, and recruiting and training young people through the government’s Kickstart program is an ideal way to add talented staff and teach them the skills your business needs.

“The initiative has been a great way for EnginSoft UK to attract new engineers and give them valuable experience for their future career development. It is therefore a win-win situation. “

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