Posted on November 7, 2018 by staff

Digital health tech firm Kaido lands partnership deal


Digital health technology start-up Kaido has landed a partnership deal with occupational health software provider Cohort Software.

The Birmingham-based business, which claims to be the fastest-growing workplace wellness programme in the NHS, specialises on providing innovative tech-driven solutions to promote employee wellness.

Its Kaido Wellbeing product is set to address the physical, mental and social wellbeing of employees from Cohort Software client organisations from March 2019.

The partnership will enable the tech company to reach 100 clients throughout the UK immediately.

“Our partnership with Cohort Software is a momentous development in our bid to help foster happier, healthier employees across public and private sector organisations,” said Kaido’s founder and CEO Rich Westman.

“Workplace Wellness is an increasingly important strategic priority for all employers, and this partnership with Cohort Software allows us to help their clients to realise this.”

Kaido Wellbeing was launched in January 2018 as a digital, inclusive and cost-effective workplace wellness programme for employers.

In the last 10 months the solution has grown to be accessible to 100,000 employees from companies across the UK.

Westman added: “We are taking employees on a 60-day journey exploring their physical activity, mental health, nutrition and sleep. They can take the challenge individually, or as part of a self-selected team.

“Over the course of the challenge we aim to raise awareness about the importance of good health and nudge users with healthy hints and tips to create long lasting and sustainable lifestyle change.”

Out of its current users, 76.5 per cent increased their physical activity over the course of the 60-day challenge and 36.8 per cent reported feeling less stressed at work.

Kaido made headlines when it became the first company to move into Innovation Birmingham’s multimillion-pound iCentrum facility, now the flagship building on a campus that hosts over 170 digital technology businesses.

The business has been backed by global brands, with a current client base that includes Muller UK and Ireland and Great Ormand Street Hospital for Children and a partnership network that includes UHB NHS Foundation Trust, EIT Health and most recently Gymshark.