Thursday 2nd September
Recognize, an online pregnancy advisory and wellbeing company, has received expert business support from the Growth Hub. Our services helped the business launch new platforms and we supported the creation of innovative marketing initiatives.
Nasra Hagi, the Founder & CEO of Recognize, was keen to transform and expand the digitisation of her company. However, she initially struggled to find an app developer and someone to assist with creating a storyboard for the business, she stated: “this was causing me a lot of stress and I was very much stuck”.
In earnest need of business advice, Nasra “attempted to contact creative media companies and app developers” but to no avail. She had heard of the Growth Hub; however, she didn’t understand how we could be of help. Luckily, she met Kathryn Wagstaff, GBSLEP Senior Policy Manager, who assisted Recognize by providing information on the Growth Hub’s services. Nasra explained: “she really supported me and gave a lot of information on how the Growth Hub can help me and my company. This information has contributed to our success today. Kathryn later introduced me to Andrew, he has been exceptional.”
Andrew Shortt, GBSLEP Growth Hub’s Health & Life Sciences Sector Specialist “started with understanding my company's vision, values and goals”, Nasra further stated: “He introduced me to the right people. I really struggled connecting with the right people prior to meeting Andrew.”
With the help of Andrew and the businesses that he signposted Nasra to, Recognize have launched new applications. She explained: “We have now launched the ‘Discover Your Freedom’ coaching platform, and we are working with The University of Birmingham to create a new health tech innovative app.” Additionally, we have assisted with their marketing and promotion of their services as Nasra further explained: “We are also in the build up of launching a social media campaign and we’re launching a brand-new YouTube channel within the next two weeks.”
Andrew also connected Nasra to networking events and introduced her to significant leaders within the creative sector to help Recognize with their future business plans, “Andrew has really connected the creative industry with the health sector. We have regular huddle meetings which have been awesome.” (Nasra Haggi, CEO, Recognize)
We have a broad account management offer at the GBSLEP Growth Hub, where our industry specialists can help navigate you through sector specific challenges and opportunities to scale up. Find out more about our team and how we tailor our services to your business needs.