Proptech firm investing £600k in software boost and doubles contractor pool to 2,000

Swinton-based proptech business, Symple, is expanding with a £600,000 investment in technology to meet growing demand for its services, and doubling its pool of specialist contractors to 2,000.

The company, which launched in May 2021, is an online platform for residential landlords, estate and letting agents and homeowners. It manages property certificates for single and multiple residential sites, including for gas and electrical safety, boiler servicing, PAT testing and energy performance.

It is aiming to recruit 1,000 accredited and strictly vetted service providers – gas safety engineers, electricians and energy assessors – across the UK over the next 12 months.

In March this year it opened an office in North London to serve customers throughout London and the South East.

Its cloud-based platform is a one-stop shop which manages bookings for inspections and arranges for service providers to carry them out.

The recruitment drive for service providers follows continued strong growth for Symple, which now has a portfolio of 5,000 properties.

The £600,000 software upgrade takes the company’s total investment in technology since its inception to £1.3m.

Founder and chief executive, Simon Dresdner, said: “Symple has seen continuous strong growth and now we are delighted to announce further significant investment across the business in line with our rapid expansion.

“We need to recruit 1,000 additional service providers to meet increasing demand and ensure inspections are picked up and completed quickly in all areas of the country.

Symple is part of Kingsbury Holdings, the parent company of several service providers in the property and facilities management sectors. The Kingsbury group includes Merco Facilities Services, a commercial cleaning business, and FCS Management Services, a business rates management company.