Richard Pugmire has been appointed as the CEO of Answer Digital, a Leeds-based technology consultancy with a focus on artificial intelligence (AI). Pugmire will work closely with the management team to drive ambitious growth plans and leverage the firm’s AI expertise. Answer Digital is an employee-owned company, providing services in data engineering, software engineering, cloud computing, and AI for the NHS and private organisations. The company has experienced significant growth in recent years, doubling in size and attracting talent from across the UK.
Pugmire commented, “We have lots to be proud of, from deploying AI platforms for clinicians to the next-generation payments platform for consumers to take control of their finances.” The company employs over 110 people across its UK offices, with a core focus on investing in talent through its training academy, where staff can develop digital skills. According to Gary Parlett, Chairman of Answer, “Our ethos is to grow from within, so it’s great to see Richard step up to the role of CEO after nearly nine years in the business.”
Answer Digital has gained praise for its pioneering work advancing AI for healthcare and accelerating the diagnosis of certain conditions. As an employee-owned company, Answer Digital can focus on building a culture that attracts the industry’s best talent and develops the next generation of experts in AI.