Digital staffing platform for utility service providers and workers, Pickr, has recently secured £1m in a recent funding round led by investor Episode 1.
The new capital will be used to secure key senior hires and to expand Pickr’s existing talent cloud of skilled workers.
Founded in 2017, the Norwich-based company helps service providers in the £28bn energy and utilities sectors reduce the cost and time of building and managing a flexible workforce.
Using machine learning and intelligent automation, Pickr said customers can fill their temporary, on-demand, and short-term hiring requirements within hours, reducing recruitment agency fees.
The company, a 2019 National Technology Awards finalist, already works with some of the UK’s leading utility service providers, including Cellex, Defusion Utility Services, HAL Utilities, and KN Network Services.
In the past year, over 4,000 shifts were managed via the platform with over £350,000 in wages paid out.
“Our customers win and lose contracts based on the speed at which they can scale their workforce. They need the right people with the right skills in the right place, often at short notice. If they can’t find them quickly, it can cost them dearly,” said Kane Halsey, CEO of Pickr.
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