96. Kiteline Health By focusing wellbeing support on employees with chronic health conditions, Kiteline reduces staff churn and absences, while improving engagement and productivity. Helena Young March 24, 2023 3 min read About us Startups was founded over 20 years ago by a multi-time entrepreneur. Today, our expert team of writers, researchers, and editors work to provide our 4 million readers with useful tips and information, as well as running award-winning campaigns. Exceptional Founder Award Shortlisted For the entrepreneurs who have turned their own personal struggles or challenges into a force-for-good, leading the way for industry change and innovation. Startups 100: Exceptional Founder Founders: Candice Hampson and Christine BeardsellFounded: 2020Website: kitelinehealth.comOne third of today’s UK workforce (around 15 million people) is currently living with a long-term health condition.For these people, managing both work and their illness is a difficult balancing act – and one with real health risks. Research now suggests that increased anxiety can make conditions such as cancer spread faster.Buckinghampshire-based Kiteline Health was set up by founder, Candice Hampson, following her own personal battle with breast cancer. Doctors told her to make certain lifestyle alterations as part of her treatment. But she struggled to stay motivated without a platform that could coach her through the switch. One third of today’s UK workforce (around 15 million people) is currently living with a long-term health condition. Unable to find a solution, Hampson decided to design one herself. Through the app, employers can better support the wellbeing of their most vulnerable staff, by accessing training for line managers and distributing expert information from a professional health coach.And forget spending hours trawling through an online medical dictionary, filled with confusing jargon and esoteric pharmaceutical terms. Kiteline has created bite-sized content to keep learners engaged with practical tools and techniques in workbooks that can be applied straight away.Presently, Kiteline is working with John Lewis to coach 800 of their managers as part of a pilot scheme. From a client perspective, the incentive is dual; by helping employees to live longer, healthier, less painful lives, they can also reduce a sickness absence rate which is four times greater for those living with a chronic condition than those without.But Hampson and co-founder, Christine Beardsall also envisage Kiteline as being a preventative solution in the future.“There is a unique opportunity to use tech-driven techniques like gamification and rewards to reach people earlier,” insists Hampson, “and prevent long-term conditions from occurring.” Startups 100 2023: List in Full 1 Caura 2 Sensat 3 Hack The Box 4 The Modern Milkman 5 Wild 6 Nourished 7 PolyAI 8 Lottie 9 Beam 10 Flexa 11 Pasta Evangelists 12 Revlifter 13 Peppy 14 OnHand 15 Infogrid 16 Sano Genetics 17 Jubel Beer 18 Birdie 19 AUDIOMOB 20 Element 21 Surreal 22 Vinehealth 23 Toqio 24 Kind Bag 25 The Youth Group 26 Natterhub 27 Tiney 28 Zeus Labs 29 Homethings 30 Power Sheds 31 UniTaskr 32 Human Forest 33 Poplar Studio 34 Volta Audio 35 Zeelo 36 Strolll 37 SlothMove 38 Intelistyle 39 Hausbots 40 The Mothership Group 41 Touchlab 42 TeamSportz 43 Climate X 44 Veremark 45 Pollinate 46 KYC Hub 47 Weavr 48 Sprout.ai 49 Worldr 50 Harper 51 Happity 52 Boundless Activated Snacking 53 SymTerra 54 Grubby 55 Olly's 56 RareCan 57 Drop Bear Beer 58 KinKind 59 Credas 60 Concrete4Change 61 Travel Hands 62 bide planet 63 snuggy 64 YEO Messaging 65 Genie AI 66 Deazy 67 Pitchbooking 68 GiGL 69 PushFar 70 for peat's sake! 71 Sook 72 Tiwani Heritage 73 Legacy of Lives 74 Ambl 75 Pretty Mama 76 Pawprint 77 Class-ify 78 Clever Lili 79 KeyNest 80 Neat Home 81 Vendoir 82 PocDoc 83 CoolMed 84 Mintago 85 Scout 86 Bold Bean Co 87 Further 88 Packfleet 89 WhisperClaims 90 Yonder 91 LOANHOOD 92 Legislate 93 Cauli 94 Jiva.ai 95 Earthly 96 Kiteline Health 97 Gigged.AI 98 Anansi 99 Treepoints 100 Essentialise Workplace Wellbeing See more Startups.co.uk can help your business succeed At Startups.co.uk, we're here to help small UK businesses to get started, grow and succeed. As well as rounding up some of the biggest success stories in our annual Startups 100 list, we have resources to help new businesses get off the ground. What Does Your Business Need Help With? Project Planning Creating a Website Business Loan Marketing Get Started Share this post facebook twitter linkedin Helena Young Lead Writer Helena is Lead Writer at Startups. As resident people and premises expert, she's an authority on topics such as business energy, office and coworking spaces, and project management software.With a background in PR and marketing, Helena also manages the Startups 100 Index and is passionate about giving early-stage startups a platform to boost their brands. From interviewing Wetherspoon's boss Tim Martin to spotting data-led working from home trends, her insight has been featured by major trade publications including the ICAEW, and news outlets like the BBC, ITV News, Daily Express, and HuffPost UK.