Digital staffing platform Pickr secures £1m to disrupt industrial recruitment market
04 March 2019 – Pickr, the digital staffing platform for utility service providers and workers, has raised £1m in a funding round from venture capital firm Episode 1, following investment by Angels including Nick Kingsbury last year. The new capital will be used to secure key senior hires and to expand
Founded in 2017, the Norwich-based company helps service providers in the £28bn energy and
saving thousands in recruitment agency fees.
“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. We created Pickr specifically to solve this problem,” said Kane Halsey, CEO of
“We’ve already built a community of the workers our customers need – from groundworkers and cablers to fibre splicers and works supervisors – which means we can fulfil pretty much any requirement quickly and at low cost.
“Our ultimate goal is to be the connector that everyone in the sector turns to, providing the best opportunities for the unsung heroes who work in all conditions to keep our economy moving and removing the pain and cost of resourcing for businesses in the supply chain.”
Adrian Lloyd, the Episode 1 Director, explained why he had backed the start-up: “The
About Episode 1
Episode 1 (https://www.episode1.com) is an early-stage venture capital investor that manages a £60m Enterprise Capital Fund, investing between £250k and £1m into high potential software-based businesses with significant operations in the UK.
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Kane Halsey, CEO,