BIM start-up secures £250k Northern Powerhouse funding

BIM consultancy BIMsense has been awarded a £250,000 grant by the Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund – Mercia Equity Finance.

The grant will allow BIMsense to commercialise its operations and maintenance software, Operance, and create 10 new jobs over the next two years.

Operance is a "smart, user-friendly building information platform that enables teams to define, structure, validate and access information to provide greater ownership and accountability in order to design, build and maintain safer, more efficient buildings,"according to BIMsense.

Ian Yeo, chief executive of Bimsense (seated on the left in the photo above), said: "We’re delighted and excited to secure this investment to deliver our long-term ambition of digitising and ‘humanising’ building information to help create safer, healthier places for people to live, work and spend their leisure time.

"We know the devastating effects that poor, mismanaged information and ill-informed decisions can have on people’s lives. This funding helps us to tackle these issues, by enabling project teams to develop better quality information for end-users to access in a really easy, user-friendly way."

BIMsense was formed four years ago and is based at the Centre for Digital Innovation in Hull.

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