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Manchester-based tech startup, Orka Technology Group, has strengthened its team with the appointment of a new CTO.

The recruitment of Andrew Tutt follows Orka securing a £3m Series A investment from venture capital investor Praetura Ventures earlier this year.

Bringing over 20 years of experience with him, Tutt is well known in the industry for overseeing cutting-edge specialist tech teams of software experts.

He joins Orka from thinkproject, a leading construction and engineering SaaS provider in Europe where he spent over five years implementing the latest cloud software, technologies and methodologies.

He said: “I am incredibly excited to be joining Orka at such a pivotal point for the business. Orka is already the go-to tech solution for shift workers.

“Having recently secured funding, the business is poised for significant growth over the coming months, and I very much look forward to bringing new products to market that will transform technology for hourly-paid workers.”

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Tom Pickersgill, co-founder and CEO of Orka said: “Orka has been growing at pace over the past five years, creating an accessible, seamless and integrated service for hourly-paid workers.

“As we enter the next chapter of our growth plans, we are delighted to have Andrew join the team. He will play a vital role in accelerating the development of our products, growing our API integration programme, and breaking into new markets.”

Over the past five years, Orka has become the market leader in WorkerTech solutions for shift workers, with products including labour-as-a-service platform Orka Works, earned wage access solution Orka Pay, and shift worker passport system Orka Check.

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