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The story of Thomson Screening


Dr Tim Cooke, Non-Executive Chairman of Thomson Screening, recently pitched at our flagship London event in 2011 and went on to hire a CEO and an Operations Director… 


Thomson Screening produces innovative software to manage vision, hearing and height/weight screening in schools.  The software manages the entire screening process from obtaining consent, to testing vision and hearing, generating reports and tracking children through the referral pathway.

“It is quite simply the most efficient and cost-effective way to manage child health screening”.

Thomson Screening is a spin-out company from City University, London.  It was set up to bring to market a range of innovative software screening solutions developed in the Department of Optometry and Visual Science by Professor David Thomson and his team. Dr Tim Cooke, a very experienced business angel tech entrepreneur, joined as non exec chairman to provide the commercial input and lead the search for management through P4M.


Initially the company was based on Tim and David Thomson working part time. The product was in development but the company needed strong operational management to develop the business and take it forward, Tim had heard about Pitching for Management through Modwenna and Angel News. From this he attended a number of events himself and had seen how it worked, liked it and so decided to give it a go.


The event went very well with a good turnout. Tim had 4 enquiries from some very competent people, 3 of them had come especially as they had seen the trailers for the event. Pre-advertising was critical. Subsequently, Tim hired a CEO and an operations director with extremely relevant experience in software and the health sector, especially the NHS. They are both working for equity as cash is short at this stage.


Tim’s experience at the P4M event has exceeded expectations and the business is progressing extremely well. The company has had its first revenues and has very good prospects for next year.


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"Through Pitching for Management, we found one of our core team in an evening. I can't think of another way this could possibly have happened so swiftly."

Steffan Aquarone, CEO, Droplet

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