Tootoot sets sights on doubling its workforce

Berwick-based technology company tootoot has announced a huge recruitment push in order to drive expansion.

Thursday, 15th February 2018, 08:10 am

The firm, which has recently moved on to the Ramparts Business Park, needs more staff to support the continued development of its anti-bullying and safeguarding app.

Following an investment fund-raise of $1.1million, the company is aiming to hire at least three staff to join its Berwick-based customer support team; with further hires planned for its development, business and marketing teams in the next 12 months.

The company currently employs 15 members of staff across its Berwick and Manchester offices, but recent rapid growth and the move of the Berwick-based team from the Workspace to a new property has triggered a recruitment drive that will see the four-year-old company double in size in the next 12 months.

Tootoot chief executive Michael Brennan said: “We’re proud of the way we’ve grown, and everything the tootoot team has achieved over the past four years.

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“The company is entering an exciting phase as we grow tootoot education and diversify our products.

“We’re looking for people to join us who are passionate about giving individuals a voice globally.

“They will be crucial in supporting the growth of tootoot and helping us achieve our vision.”

Richard Wearmouth, chairman of Arch, which has supported the firm in the move from another of its properties, Berwick Workspace, said: “The North East is rapidly being recognised as a key area for supporting technology companies such as tootoot.

“We have supported their growth with facilities and resources from the beginning and we are delighted to be able to continue to support the growth of tootoot, one of the UK’s most promising technology companies, as they enter the next phase of their journey.”

Tootoot was co-founded in 2013 by Michael and chief technology officer Kieran Innes.

Its products, tootoot education and tootoot sport, provide individuals with a safe and anonymous way to speak about concerns such as bullying, harassment, mental health and racism. Tootoot education has over 650 schools signed-up across the UK.