Tell us who you are?

Formability Ltd.

What services or products do you offer?

Formability is an Internet Applications Developer creating software that saves time and money by using the mobility of Apps with the connectivity of the Internet.

Formability Apps can be used without an internet connection and run on iOS, Android and Windows operating systems on both tablets and SmartPhones.

AuditForm is an Audit Management System. Auditors experience increased efficiency through reduced administration and a single input process. Users are immediately made aware of non- compliances, and using a browser, can address reported issues straight away. Management can identify trends, issues and monitor activities, enabling them to improve the audit process.

Russ Anderson, Operations Director of Aspro Security Services says “We have been using AuditForm for about 8 months, it has made a real difference to the way we conduct and record site and customer visits, it has made this whole aspect of our business management system more efficient and professional, our customers have also been impressed by the way we can produce information tailored to their requirements almost instantly. I would recommend any business to look at AuditForm software and see how it could benefit your organisation”.

OnSiteForm is a Site Inspection System. Inspectors are able to carry out inspections on-site efficiently and easily using the App. Site managers can see the results straight away, have a full view of their asset register, produce certificates and can address problems as they come up. They are also able to see the inspection history and produce reports of thorough examination meeting LOLER and PUWER regulations.

Gary Moorhouse, Director at M&S Lifting says “When we show clients how OnSiteForm works they can immediately grasp the simplicity and power of its use on tablets and smartphones. Then they can see past that and come to appreciate the benefits of having a system that provides an early warning that flags up when lifting tackle is due for inspection, a safer colour coded process that means the equipment is not put onto service accidentally and an aid to planned refurbishment and replacement.”.

How many team members are currently employed – who are they and what do they do?

Six:

Paul Beck: MD
John Powell: Op. Director
Nathan Brooks, Joe Powell and David
Watson: Programmers
Andera Beck: Company Secretary.

What made you want to start your own business / or work for your company?
Because I wanted to get home at night to see my family.

I have a degree in computer science / economics and I have always wanted to run a computer business.

Why was Bury BusinessLodge chosen as a location / how long have you been here?
I needed somewhere clients could come to.
Been here around 20 years.

Are you based in any other location?

Apart from home, no.

Are you planning anything exciting in the near future… personal or business?

Spend more days in retirement.

What’s the best piece of professional advice you’ve ever received?

Be focused on what you provide.

You’re on a team night out, where do you go?
We don’t go, but if we did… Ten pin bowls or a retro computer gaming place.