Warwickshire AI company wins regional round of Entrepreneur awards

Litha Neil Fogarty

A Warwickshire business has been announced as a winner in the regional stage of the Barclays’ Entrepreneur Awards.

Litha Group based in Warwick, has been named as winner of Social Entrepreneur of the Year.

Litha specialises in Artificial Intelligence built on psychology practices and Nobel Prize-winning cognitive theory. Its first product is Bunty – a personal psychotherapist that is free for everyone in the world to use.  Bunty measures and monitors the mental health of users and then gently guides them through a series of powerful therapeutic conversations when they need help with anxiety, stress, addiction, or mild-moderate depression.

Neil Fogarty, Co-Founder and CEO, Litha Group said: “Each of the founders of Litha had personal experience of grief and we realised that too many people had nowhere to turn to when they really needed help.  That just did not seem right and so we set about researching and developing leading edge technologies in the fields of psychology and communications.  Bunty is free for everyone in the world because mental wellbeing is a fundamental right for everyone.”

Juliet Rogan, National Head of High Growth at Barclays, said: “It’s been a difficult time for businesses due to the coronavirus outbreak, which is why it’s more important than ever we celebrate entrepreneurs and recognise their achievements. The awards are a celebration of the exceptional innovation and leadership entrepreneurs show, helping to create social change and growth. This is the fifth year of the awards and as a regional winner Litha will go forward to the national stage, which will recognise businesses from across the UK.”

All regional winners will now go through to the national final, where an overall winner will be announced on November 26th, 2020.  Ahead of the final, national judging will take place with key industry leaders, influencers and eco-system partners in order to select the eventual winner.

The awards bring the full entrepreneurial community together. This year, for the first time, Barclaycard are joining the event alongside Barclays Rise and Eagle Labs as partners of the Awards. This group wide initiative started five years ago and forms an integral part of our support for entrepreneurship across the bank.