HealthTech Cera to create 5,000 new UK jobs
Posted on December 3, 2020 by Alistair Hardaker
HealthTech start-up Cera has announced a milestone $120m in revenue in less than four years, and the creation of 5,000 new jobs nationwide as it seeks to double its headcount.
The firm reports it is already EBITDA positive and has several thousand employees across more than 50 offices in England, Scotland and Wales.
The firm is currently delivering over 25,000 care visits per day, and has provided more than 2.5 million in-home visits throughout the pandemic.
It uses digital and data analytics technologies to monitor the health of users, which enables their families and medical professionals to track their wellbeing and any changes in their condition in real-time.
Earlier this year Cera was selected as the UK Government Department for Health and Social Care’s recruitment technology partner – making its digital recruitment and training platform available to more than 24,000 care companies nationwide.
It has also established more than 100 partnerships with local government and the NHS to deliver digital-first care.
The firm has already filled 5,000 new jobs at Cera this year, and now plans to create an additional 5,000 from the hospitality, retail and airlines sector.
Co-founded by CEO Dr Ben Maruthappu, the firm has raised more than $100m in debt and equity funding to support its expansion.
Having recently launched its services in Scotland, it aims to accelerate its current growth rate and is forecasting sales to more than double by 2022.
Dr Ben Maruthappu MBE, CEO of Cera Care, commented:“We couldn’t be prouder of our achievements to date, and how far we’ve come in such a short space of time.
“Regardless of the challenges we’ve faced, our vision for the business and our technology has always remained the same; to transform care for the better, to the benefit of all.”