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Airts secures PwC contract for AI software

Andrew Bone and Airts team
Andrew Bone and Airts team

Scottish artificial intelligence startup, Airts, has signed a six-figure deal with a European division of big four accountant PwC.

Its real-time staff scheduling software is helping the Airts team gain traction in the market.  

Chief executive and co-founder, Andrew Bone, said: “Major professional services firms like PwC constantly have to decide how best to allocate staff to client engagements in a way that balances the competing needs of the customer, the well-being of staff and, ultimately, the bottom line.” 

Airts was founded by Mr Bone and Alastair Andrew in 2013.

Bartosz Krajewski, senior manager at PwC, said: “We love working with Airts. They took time to deeply understand our business and made the whole project a collaborative experience. 

“It’s exciting to be at the forefront of something that we feel will re-invent industry best-practice.”

Airts, chaired by former Wood Mackenzie senior executive, Paul Chowdhry, is a Scottish EDGE award-winning startup and raised £300,000 of seed investment in Q2 2016 from Scottish angel investors to fund the growth of the team. 

The firm continues to hire on both the product and commercial fronts and brought in Richard Cassidy from Administrate in January 2017 as commercial director. 

Airts is set to explore further funding options later this year and is in the process of relocating its Edinburgh headquarters to the CodeBase technology incubator.  

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