MICROSOFT has selected a Scottish firm at the leading edge of thermal image analysis software to showcase at a world-class innovation show.

ThermaFY, which has four employees, will feature at London Tech Week 2019, where the company will launch its new software for the heating industry.

The Kelso-based company, which was launched four years ago, has also recently seen its founder appointed as an ambassador for Women’s Enterprise Scotland (WES) – and she was selected to join one of the world’s first artificial intelligence (AI) programmes of its kind, run by Microsoft.

On top of that, Amanda Pickford has been named as one of the top 20 businesswomen to watch in 2019.

Pickford, pictured, said: “When I started ThermaFY, I never imagined being where I am now let alone becoming an ambassador for WES. My business has gone through a huge transition over the past year and Business Gateway has played a pivotal role in helping me to achieve this.

“The biggest challenge when you start a business is believing in yourself and that’s where Business Gateway has supported me. I went to them with a seed of an idea and they have provided timely nourishment to help the business grow.”

The company’s game-changing technologies include ThermaVet for the animal sector and ThermaMec for the heating industry, we well as tradespeople like electricians and plumbers.