A SMALL business started by an NHS worker at her kitchen table has moved to a ‘perfect location’ in Daresbury.

ORCHA, the Organisation for the Review of Care and Health Apps, was established by Liz Ashall-Payne, a speech therapist who became frustrated by the waiting lists at her NHS clinic.

And the firm has now moved into its new 4500ft office at Sci-Tech Daresbury.

Metro Mayor of the Liverpool City Region visited the firm on today, Monday, to meet the team and celebrate its new premises.

Liz, who is from Bolton, and her founding partner, former NHS managing director Tim Andrews, recognised that health apps could help doctors offer more support to patients.

They developed a technology to review them, measuring these new technologies against tough regulations.

Health apps which pass the stringent ORCHA review are included in app libraries, which are now used by doctors across 70 per cent of NHS regions and increasingly across the globe.

Talking about the Daresbury move, Tim said: “We find Sci-Tech Daresbury a perfect location. It is close to some amazing universities and the Northwest is fast becoming a hub for digital health.

“The campus is filled with similar tech businesses, creating a fantastic ecosystem of innovation.

“We were previously based on the same campus and are delighted to find bigger offices in the same location.”