Mobile app gets people working

Nick Voke and Tom Jones

A new mobile app is changing the way companies hire tradespeople in Cornwall’s construction industry.

Constructiv, founded by Nick Voke and Tom Jones, is a staffing platform that connects workers and hirers directly.

Based in Penryn, the duo formed Constructiv through Launchpad, Falmouth University’s post-graduate incubation and acceleration programme.

Jones said: “The recruitment process in construction still relies heavily on traditional agencies, lengthy phone calls and word of mouth recommendations, which can make the whole process rather time consuming.

“Our clever mobile app takes the hassle out of both hiring and finding work, saving time and effort for all involved. Everything is done in the app from setting up your profile to submitting timesheets and getting paid.”

Voke added: “We’re really excited to launch Constructiv in our home of Cornwall and are already seeing signups. Our goal is to create long-term employment on large-scale projects here and throughout the UK. We are passionate about sustainability and are working towards making our complete employment chain carbon-neutral.”