Posted on July 12, 2019 by staff

Liverpool tech scale-up RedWigWam targets £80m growth


The founder of a Liverpool headquartered business has set her sights on turning her online recruitment platform into an £80m business within five years.

Lorna Davidson, founder of tech company RedWigWam matches employers online with temporary workers.

The business, which is based in Liverpool’s Baltic Creative, has just recruited its 90,000th worker to go with more than 2,000 employers using the online platform to find short-term, flexible workers for part-time or ad-hoc roles.

Its clients include Tesco, Co-op, Morrisons, Deliveroo, Carlsberg, and Papa Johns.

The business is on course to achieve a turnover of around £2.5 million this year.

Established in 2016, Davidson’s business idea followed a frustration with the inability to find good temporary staff.

It employs 14 people in its Liverpool head office.

“There are more than 2.5 million people in the UK who want to work in temporary jobs because it suits their lifestyle,” Davidson explained.

“This includes students, returning mums and dads, the recently retired, people on benefits and those who have been made redundant.

“The current recruitment model of search, post a CV and wait to hear back doesn’t work for so many people.

“At RedWigWam we see ourselves as the Tinder of recruitment.

“All temporary staff are treated with the same rights as full-time staff with access to holiday pay, sick pay and make their NICs and pay taxes where appropriate. Hirers are also encouraged to pay Living Wage and not just Minimum Wage.