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15 July, 2021 - 00:17 By Tony Quested

New Checkit CEO sets sights on global growth

Cambridge-based Checkit has set its sights on global expansion following the appointment of former Royal Gurkha Rifles officer, Kit Kyte as CEO.

Kyte joined Checkit in February 2021 as Chief Commercial Officer and has overseen the transformation of sales and marketing to drive significant growth in prospective revenue.

He was previously VP of digital transformation services specialist Genpact, where he led European sales with an annual value of over £100m. His leadership experience includes numerous combat roles as an army officer in the Royal Gurkha Rifles.

Checkit’s platform provides widespread deskless workforces with a digital assistant that prompts, guides and tracks essential frontline activities in food retail, franchises, facilities management and healthcare. Real-time data is delivered to management dashboards to enable continuous improvement in agility, customer experience, efficiency and compliance.

Kyte said: “I truly believe that we have a unique product and value proposition, which will have a significant impact on the future of the deskless workforce.  I look forward to continuing to work with Keith and the Board as we position our business to meet this tremendous growth opportunity.”

Keith Daley will step back from his executive role over a handover period of six months and will then remain on the board as non-executive-chair.

Checkit is expanding the provision of Work Management and Automated Monitoring solutions to clinicians, scientists and support staff within hospitals and other healthcare settings. 

Last year the company announced the appointment of Rachel Neaman as non-exec director. She has vast experience in the digital transformation of public and health services – having led initiatives with both the European Union and Department of Health.

Assuming the role, Neaman said: “With healthcare equipment and treatments becoming ever-more sophisticated, an increasingly ageing population, and costs spiralling out of control, the health and social care system is at a turning point. 

“Checkit’s products make use of the latest technologies to improve efficiency, quality, safety and patient outcomes in a way that is affordable, scalable and easy to implement. 

“As digitally-enabled care becomes a priority for the NHS, Checkit’s products provide a low-cost, high-impact solution with tangible benefits.”

Checkit has played a key role in the battle against Covid. Its Tutela medical monitoring system was installed at the first Nightingale hospital in London, helping to protect critical assets from temperature variations. A team of Checkit engineers was mobilised in a matter of hours to design and install the system. 

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