Healthcare platform, Florence, has been featured in the2023 edition of The Sunday Times 100, the prestigious annual ranking of Britain’s fastest-growing private companies.
Florence is on a mission to fix the healthcare staffing gap by challenging the traditional agency staffing model. The company empowers nurses and other healthcare professionals to find flexible, fair, and transparent work options. It also enables long-term care homes, hospitals, and other organisations to sustainably fill open shifts in their schedule with highly skilled and vetted healthcare workers.
The Sunday Times 100, ranks private companies with the fastest-growing sales over the last three years. The league table takes on the baton from The Sunday Times Fast Track 100 series, which celebrated the country’s leading entrepreneurs for 24 years. The 2023 league table is supported by Barclays Private Bank, DHL Express and Inflexion.
In 2022, Florence announced a Series B funding round totalling $35 million (£28.5 million) to invest in product expansion in the UK and other international markets. The company already serves more than a quarter of social care in the UK, operates across 99% of the UK, and has seen successful expansion in both France and Canada. In total, the company works with over 500,000 e-learners, 90,000 nurses and healthcare workers, and over 4000 organisations
As part of its offering, the company has a CSTF-aligned & CPD-accredited learning platform called Florence Academy which provides health and social care courses via a world-class learning platform for nurses, care assistants and support workers. The platform is a resource for the UK’s care professionals and provides them with the skills, community and tools it needs to thrive in adult social care. More than 6 millions courses globally have been taken as people look to upskill themselves and make a firm difference in the industry. In addition, Florence Academy supports hundreds of care homes across the UK, in keeping with their care staff compliant with accredited training.
Dr. Charles Armitage, Former NHS Doctor and CEO and co-founder of Florence, commented: “At Florence, we’re committed to delivering the highest quality care and support, now and in the future. To have been featured as part of the2023 edition of The Sunday Times 100 is an important professional stamp of approval and one we are incredibly proud of. The news marks another important milestone in the growth of our company and the role we play in helping solve the staffing crisis in the healthcare industry. To be included on this list, next to such prestigious company is, I believe, testament to the work we are doing to support the nation’s care workers and the way we provide the building blocks for each stage in an individual’s learning and development.”