Posted on April 24, 2018 by staff

Broadstone set to scale up with PwC


Recruitment technology start-up Broadstone has been selected to take part in PwC’s scale-up programme Scale | Manchester.

The platform connects companies and individuals across the UK’s private security industry, allowing firms to subcontract with one another through an online platform as well as recruiting staff more efficiently and effectively.

Security workers can create a free profile for security companies to view, with both the businesses and individual clients building up their respective profiles over time.

Earlier this year it announced a link-up with the tech of Big Data and text analytics business Hello Soda.

Following a review of over 100 technology scale-ups in the city and competition, Broadstone was selected as one of the final seven businesses to take part in the Manchester cohort.

“Manchester is a hub for tech innovation and digital talent so we are thrilled to have been selected for the PwC scale-up programme,” said Broadstone founder and director Tom Pickersgill.

“We have ambitious growth plans for the business and we are already working with some of the biggest companies in the security sector so the scale up programme will certainly support us as we enter the next stage in our growth and beyond.”

Designed for fast-growing, tech-enabled start-ups with innovative products and big ambitions, the ten-week programme connects high growth business to business scale-ups with market leaders, industry investors and mentors to support and drive commercial growth.

Over the course of the programme, Broadstone will undertake a series of masterclasses, workshops, and mentor sessions to encourage fast business growth, source commercial and funding opportunities, and raise sales through the PwC network, corporate clients and the investor community.

Lucy Bushby, programme lead for PwC Scale | Manchester, said: “We were overwhelmed with the quantity and quality of tech start-ups in Manchester.

“There is a high standard of talent and innovation here and our programme will help these seven businesses in their strategic growth by opening doors to our network, facilitating introductions and access to funding, and sourcing commercial opportunities.

“Scale-ups play an important part in the region’s economic growth so by supporting them and taking them to the next level, we are encouraging these entrepreneurs to think bigger, prepare for business development and be open to new opportunities and ways of working.

“We look forward to working with Broadstone and collaborating with them on their future success.”