Aberdeen entrepreneurs win government backing

Aberdeen entrepreneurs win government backing

A pair of entrepreneurs, based in the North East of Scotland, have received backing from Highlands and Islands Enterprise for their new approach to people and asset resourcing.

Leximo is the brainchild of Alex Crossland and Simon Patterson, who are passionate about facilitating a cultural shift in employment patterns, how company assets are maximised and how innovators collaborate.

The product comprises three online platforms: LexiResource is helping businesses and individuals improve their workforce and career flexibility; LexiEdge enables companies to communicate asset requirements and availability; and Lexi-X provides an opportunity for companies and academia to collaborate to deliver commercially viable solutions.

Leximo co-founder Alex Crossland describes the idea behind Leximo: “Simon and I have spent several years realising that there are flaws in restrictive traditional resourcing models whether the requirement is skills, assets or ideas. A fundamental lack of communication is hindering some obvious cost efficiencies. With that in mind, we are in talks with a number of oil and gas industry bodies, all of whom are keen to adopt and promote the Leximo approach.

“We’re all familiar with the process of online connection between a requirement and an offering – think airbnb, or any online retail system for example. In the context of the North Sea oil and gas industry, Leximo is allowing businesses to survive downturns and maximise upturns, by gaining access to resources and expertise that may not previously have been possible due to costs or lack of contacts.”

Aberdeen-based ITCA Training is amongst the first companies to adopt the Leximo approach. Managing director, June Jones explains: “We are excited to have ITCA’s course and resource availability already published on Leximo and look forward to starting our pre-apprenticeship learners on their career journey by engaging them with the platform. Leximo is an extremely forward-thinking innovation for marketing all types of resources, which has great potential to meet business and individual needs.”