Midlands chartered accountancy firm Kendall Wadley has secured a new client – phonetic speech search company, Aurix.
Based on the Malvern Hills Science Park, Aurix creates business applications based around a patented phonetic speech search engine. It is a technology venture funded company backed by Cheltenham-based Cody Gate Ventures.
Aurix itself has developed as a result of the world-class capability in speech recognition technologies developed over 30 years predominantly for the defence industry. Today the company is recognised as one of the top global leaders in speech search and analytics.
The firm’s products let organisations identify words and phrases buried in their audio data to gain valuable intelligence.
Darren Standing, the head of marketing at Aurix, said: “As volumes of audio recordings increase, organisations need a reliable method to identify specific information within their audio database. They also need a fast, accurate and flexible means to retrieve individual recordings to meet a growing range of business needs including compliance, security and business intelligence.”
Aurix currently employs 24 people with its core team based in Malvern. Aurix is a global company operating with substantial interests in the UK and US markets. With the global increase in call centres, the company has an aggressive growth plan for the future. It provides its solutions to a number of industry sectors including financial services, retail, government and public sector, call centres and the security market. Aurix’s products are also being used in the media industry.
Commenting on the new client win, Mark Ashworth, the chief executive of Kendall Wadley, said: “We are absolutely delighted to be working for such a prestigious company as Aurix. We will be providing them with a range of services which will include financial management information and forecasting and payroll. Aurix is one of a number of IT companies that Kendall Wadley currently acts for and we are rapidly expanding our list of clients who operate globally.”
Kendall Wadley has offices in Worcester, Malvern and Hereford. It offers business support services, as well as specialised support for doctors, vets and estate agents among others.