Thrive.App, a leading provider of employee communication and engagement software, has made two senior hires this month to fuel further growth in its business.

Steve Mason joins as VP of Sales, with 14 years’ experience in employee communications, benefits and rewards with Personal Group, most recently as Business Development Director. Steve heads up enterprise sales across the UK and Ireland for Thrive.App. Previously Steve spent eight years with Welcome Finance, part of Cattles PLC, where he became one of the youngest area managers in the company’s history.

The employee engagement specialist also welcomes Laura Ard to its growing team, as Digital Marketing Specialist. With 10 years’ multi-sector experience in brand, marketing and digital communications, Laura leads the company’s digital marketing efforts, with responsibilities including SEO, PPC, social media and email marketing. Laura is a Google and HubSpot-certified Chartered Marketer.

The new appointments are part of a significant recruitment drive for the company with further plans to expand the team throughout 2021 with a particular focus on adding to sales and marketing, customer success and development.

The new recruitment drive follows a significant period of growth and new client wins with 22 new clients coming on board in the last twelve months across sectors including healthcare, local authorities, logistics, utilities and energy. These clients include Meath County Council, Children’s Health Ireland, The Derry Group and Certification Europe.

James Scott, CEO and Co-Founder of Thrive.App, comments: “At a time when communications and employee engagement and wellbeing are so important combined with such a huge majority of the workforce now being dispersed, deskless and now working from home or in fragmented teams across the country, keeping employees engaged an informed has never been more important. As a result, we continue to grow as businesses look for effective, efficient and affordable solutions to meet these challenges. I am very pleased to welcome Steve and Laura to the Thrive.App team, and I know they will both play a key part in our continued success moving forward.”

Belfast-based Thrive.App is a leading provider of employee communication and engagement software, with its platforms and apps used by more than 250,000 employees and usage hitting all-time highs during the current pandemic. In the wake of Covid-19 almost every organisation is relying on technology more than ever before, and with 80 per cent of the world’s workforce currently desk-less, employee communication apps are playing a key role in keeping front line teams informed, engaged, supported and recognised.

Thrive’s most recent development is a new rapidly-deployed version of its app, transforming the way businesses communicate with staff during and beyond Covid-19, moving from noticeboards to mobile devices within a matter of hours. The new version brings together all of the key capabilities needed to power up internal communications with front-line, dispersed, desk-less employees in a fast, efficient and cost-effective manner.

For further information please contact Grainne Elliott, CMO, Thrive on +44 203 198 0600 or email or visit

About Thrive

The Thrive.App platform improves communication with front line staff, builds a stronger team, creates a community, nurtures talent, shares success and supports leadership. Its client-base includes councils, healthcare companies, manufacturing businesses, food firms, retailers and other organisations across the UK, Ireland and internationally.


Thrive’s intuitive content management system enables anyone in an organisation to take charge of company communications, creating and adding content to a single platform and distributing it to front line teams’ mobile devices.


This software as a service solution enables HR, Marketing, Internal Comms, Corporate Comms, IT and other professionals to create and promote important, relevant, timely and customised information to their ‘Hard to Reach’ teams. Those who have no access or limited access to email.