This Hull tech start-up has moved into C4DI - and is hiring

By Hull Daily Mail | Posted: 14 Mar 2018

A Hull tech start-up designed to help tradespeople and small trades businesses has opened a new head office at C4DI near Hull’s Marina.

Trade Chimp, which provides operational and administrative support to trades firms, has set up its headquarters at the tech hub and has begun recruitment.

The firm has announced the next stage of its expansion with an initial period of recruitment to support increasing interest in core markers and ambitious plans for the rest of 2018.

Zoe Overment, marketing director, said: "C4DI offers excellent, high-quality office facilities at the heart of an incredibly innovative and tech-savvy environment.

“We're surrounded by other similar-minded businesses who will be able to support our development in a space that gives us an ideal base from which to grow."

Trade Chimp, which launched in September last year, will initially hire two new staff, with one in sales and one in marketing.

Sam Overment, managing director, said: "Although we are a relatively small start-up, we are ambitious and have a lot in the pipeline. We are targeting a very specific market and a particular type of end user.

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"We want to build the business up in a sustainable way and appoint employees who will buy-in to the Trade Chimp ethos of great customer service that supports a high-quality product."

John Connolly, managing director C4DI, said: “Trade Chimp is a forward-thinking, innovative company and an ideal fit for C4DI which has proven to be a fertile breeding ground for tech start-ups.

Sam Overment of Trade Chimp

“The directors have a crystal clear vision of where they want to take the company and which all of us here are keen to support the best we can.”

The latest piece of good news follows a business development tie-up with software development experts Arc Studios, also based at C4DI, in a joint venture product development deal that will see hundreds of thousands invested into Trade Chimp over the coming years.

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The agreement between the two Hull-based companies saw Arc Studios, who built the bespoke software and user-friendly Trade Chimp app, take an undisclosed equity stake in the company.

Trade Chimp consists of management software for small businesses with up to 10 staff, including electricians, plumbers and gas fitters.

Arc Studios is working to introduce new and improved features to the app, including add-ons to help Trade Chimp work with the users accounting package.

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