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Reflecting on the last few years and our software pivot

Paul King
November 19, 2021

Two years ago, our co-founders David and Paul King teamed up to build Flow Mobile Surveying. But our story didn't start that way.

In the article below, published by the Northern Echo, the King brothers talk about how they started their business to solve a different problem, vehicle route planning.

Read the full Northern Echo article here

Our Software Pivot

After struggling to gain traction in the logistics industry, the brothers decided to pivot the business at the start of the Covid lockdown and solve a problem they had more experience with, asbestos reporting 📄.

With David King's existing credibility in the asbestos industry as the software architect of NexGen, we gained traction straight away and had no trouble finding clients. Our software pivot was a success!

Two years after winning our first customer, almost 100 companies on three continents now use Flow Mobile Surveying to create compliance reports.

The State of The Asbestos Industry Report

We know that many asbestos surveying companies took a risk working with us in those early days. And we're grateful that these clients chose us over well-established software providers - after all, we're still the industry underdogs in many ways.

That's why we commissioned our State of the Asbestos Industry Survey to understand better the problems our clients face and give something back to the community that has supported us.

Download our State of the Asbestos Industry 2021 Report

Our First Hire - Hi Mark!

The most exciting milestone in the last year has been growing our team. We were keen to hire someone who had the right culture fit, so we hired an old school pal and technical expert, Mark Malone.

Mark has been a better hire than we could have hoped. Our clients seem to love working with him, and he's already an expert in building templates, freeing up our time in ways we never imagined.

What's Next?

We plan to move into new industries, including Fire Safety 🔥 and Legionella 💧. And then back to hiring; we hope to expand the team again in early 2022 once we've moved into a larger office space.

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