The Leeds Techcrunch is one of the biggest events of the year for tech startups and investors in the North. With over a thousand visitors, this event is an ideal venue to connect with like-minded individuals and gain valuable insight into the latest industry news and trends.
Great Hill Partners
Whether you are a fan of the dark arts of Silicon Valley or a total noob, you have to wonder who is in charge. This is especially true in the case of the big G’s latest acquisitions: ahem, ahem, and ahem, the tawk of tawk. Aside from the plethora of new gen executives and their respective bêtes noires, Great Hill is able to provide a slew of aforementioned top notch talent as well as some of the finest office poop a la carte. Of course, there is also a fair share of the drudgery a la mode, but you wouldn’t know it from the horseshoes.
Leeds attracts funding round for technology ecosystems
Located in the City of Leeds, BigChange Partners is an innovative company that provides a mobile workforce management solution to enable consumers to book on-demand services. The company’s product is used across a number of sectors including transport, transport services, logistics, transport infrastructure, and transport construction. Its customers include Environ Property Services and T&M Plant Hire.
Founded in 2010, the company is now recognised as a leader in the field of mobile workforce technology, having achieved a 77 percent annual sales growth rate over the last three years. The company is also known for its inclusion in the Sunday Times Hiscox Tech Track 100 league table for two years running.
Recently, the company received a significant funding round, including an investment from private equity firm Great Hill Partners. This will be used by the company for product development and international growth.
BigChange is based in Leeds, but is working with agencies around the world. Its customers include T&M Plant Hire, Countyclean Environmental Services, and JBC Industrial Services.
Tools provide job scheduling, customer invoicing and payments automation, and client engagement
There are many tools available in the market to help you with your business. The best ones offer more than just a simple list of tasks. They streamline and automate important tasks, from booking appointments to communicating with clients. Some of these include Jobber, BigChange, and Housecall Pro. Among these, Jobber is the most popular, and is used by more than 100,000 service providers in 43 countries.
While it is not the first thing you think of when you are looking for a field service management solution, Jobber is a solid option for your home services business. It includes a few features that you might not find in other solutions, such as automated text messages and time clock functions. You can also set up a schedule and dispatch a crew through the web app.
While Jobber has a slew of features, it does not offer a la carte services. That said, the software does boast a short free trial. For the sake of comparison, BigChange offers a suite of tools including field resource management, customer invoicing, and CRM.