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UK’s first-ever labour marketplace for commercial construction companies, using machine learning to match jobs with available self-employed tradesmen.
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Jobhawk was conceived by Pete Mills and Mat Glendenning, who were Initially seeking a solution for their own subcontracting company, Pantera, which has 150 to 200 carpenters on its projects at any time, of which 90% are self employed.
The problems were:
· Margins are thin.
· Start dates change (critical path).
· Can’t afford to keep self-employed tradesmen if start of project is delayed.
· MUST finish project in agreed time or severe penalties.
· Often need more carpenters urgently to meet deadlines.
· Project Managers spend 50% of their time recruiting labour.
In September 2015 they sought advice from Steve Langkamp and Owen Day on "how would we build this?" By March 2016, Steve and Owen decided to pursue Jobhawk as co-founders. They had previously led several UK software companies that were market leaders, including two which achieved exits more than $80 million.