A new CEO has been unveiled by Enate after the fast-growing intelligent automation platform raised £2 million funding to grow its no-code offering globally.

The follow-on investment into the company, founded by former CEO Kit Cox – now CTO – in 2017, will also be used to expand Enate’s technology into new market verticals.

Enate’s platform helps enterprises to manage a hybrid workforce of humans and digital workers and simplifies end-to-end business processes. 

It says its suite enables COOs to see the work that needs to be done, implement cost reductions and optimise internal models to overcome system challenges and ‘get things done quickly’.

The Cheltenham company has appointed James Hall, previously the founder and CEO of Genfour, a specialist in robotic process automation. 

He replaces Peter Williamson, who is staying on as chairman, with Hall moving from his non-exec role with Enate to its active CEO.

“This is going to provide Enate with an exciting time ahead where we can all benefit from James’ wealth of experience in the sector, along with his long-term relationship with Enate, which will further strengthen our growth journey,” the company said.

Enate recently unveiled several partnerships in the US and India, including agreements with ISG, Infosys and Tech Mahindra.

“I am delighted that Mercia is delivering on their promise of being a long-term value-add partner to us,” Hall said. “Mercia sees the successes clients such as TMF, CapGemini and LBG are having using our technology. 

“Enate is becoming ‘the’ platform for clients embarking on digital transformation and intelligent automation at scale and in their operations.” 

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Jason Warren, a partner at Mercia, commented: “Enate has been at the forefront of championing the value of process orchestration software, which is reflected in the richness of its technology for the hybrid workforce and the fact they are one of the very few providers who can evidence process orchestration at scale, with proven customer benefits. 

“We continue to be impressed by the value Enate is delivering for its clients and are delighted to support the team with further funding. Digitisation initiatives and the need to enable a remote workforce were existing trends that have accelerated further post-pandemic and Enate has a key role to play here. 

“Also as the macro environment becomes more challenging for firms, the kind of operational efficiency Enate can deliver becomes increasingly important. We think there is an exciting opportunity for the business to expand internationally, particularly as they continue to build out partnerships.”

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