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Outt.com named as TechRound100 Finalist

Outt.com named as TechRound100 Finalist

LONDON, United Kingdom – November 25, 2021 – We are delighted to announce that Outt has been named in the TechRound100 – an annual competition that celebrates the most successful and innovative startups in the UK and is hosted by leading startup news site TechRound.

This year’s TechRound100 competition saw more than 3,000 applications reviewed by a panel of expert judges which included investor Roei Samuel (Connectd), startup figures (Apprentice winner Mark Wright and TedX speaker Perrine Farque), other startup peers and former winners (Sammy Rubin of YuLife, Jonathan Lister Parsons of PensionBee, Michel Andre of Banking Circle) and Dana Leigh (TechRound editor).

This year’s top spot went to digital insurance company Urban Jungle, followed by finance app Cleo (position 2) and talent and payroll platform Deel (position 3). Other finalists ranged from industries including sustainability, farmtech, foodtech, edtech, wellness, blockchain and more.

Previous winners of the TechRound100 include the likes of Zoom, Revolut, Pleo, Too Good To Go, Coconut, Vinehealth and allplants. The competition has often highlighted future unicorns well before their time,  with the likes of TikTok, Cinch, Cazoo and Gousto featuring in the list more than 3 years ago.

Outt.com founder and CEO, Steve O’Brien said “This is a real accolade for the team and we are proud to be acknowledged by independent judges amongst such strong UK competition for our social care tech.”

Feedback From The Judges

“The TechRound 100 is the flagship event of the year, highlighting the hard work and success of UK startups, businesses and entrepreneurs. With more than 3,000 applications this year, we hope that our top 100 list acts as testament to the UK startup scene and also provides inspiration for the next generation of startups and entrepreneurs.”

“There were a significant number of applications with a sustainability focus, from measuring and reducing carbon footprints, to recycling, electric charging and saving on waste and plastic. The number of sustainable startups really stood out this year.”

“We were also impressed by the number of MedTech businesses that are helping with everyday health, from helping to book appointments, freeing up time for Doctor’s or making diagnostic testing more available. These startups are so crucial to saving potential lives, whilst freeing up the NHS and allocating resources more efficiently in the healthcare sector. We pay homage to these startups who are not just revenue-focused, but a reminder that startups can make a real difference to society and our quality of life.”

“We would like to say a big thank you to our judges and our sponsor fayre, the NFT club. We look forward to seeing more thrilling startups in our competitions next year, including the Fintech50, Sustainability50 and Insurtech51 amongst many others!”

App to Help Social Care Staff work Flexibly

App to Help Social Care Staff work Flexibly

Health Tech World Published November 19th, 2021

Social care jobs marketplace Outt.com is developing an app to make it easier for UK social care staff to work where and when they want. CEO at Outt.com, Steve O’Brien, said the app will allow workers to choose their shifts, their rate of pay and when they get paid.

Care workers will also be able to speak with advisers 24/7 who will help them get better pay, more flexibility and improved their rights.O’Brien, said: “The social care sector is in the middle of a staffing crisis, over the past 18 months our team has been developing new technology to provide a real solution.“As a technology powered, people-based business, we thought it appropriate to crowdfund our launch into the market, offering the very people we aim to help an opportunity and a chance to shape the business. “This is a real chance to own shares in the business they work in and have a say in it’s future.

“We know how conventional care agencies work. We know how difficult it is because we’ve been there, and we know how many incredible social care professionals work crazy hours for low pay. This new online agency has been designed to support these workers who are the heart and soul of the care industry.

“Working with Outt.com will allow workers to choose the shifts they want to work at an agreed rate of pay and they can even choose when they get paid. Our ethos is about getting care professionals the pay and rights they deserve.

“The team at Outt.com continue to campaign on the behalf of care workers on the sleep-in pay debate, earning above minimum wage hourly rate, tax breaks for key workers and the flexibility to support a healthy work/life balance.

“At Outt.com we provide as much of this as possible, but want to ensure every care worker has access to improved rights and working conditions.”

In order to launch the app OUTT.com is asking investors to support the initiative via CrowdCube. The CrowdCube platform is regulated by the FCA and supports beginners and experienced investors to buy shares from as little as £10 to support Outt.com launch the app into the care industry.

A Social Solution To The Social Care Staffing Crisis Calls For Public Support

A Social Solution To The Social Care Staffing Crisis Calls For Public Support

Business Mondays Published November 9th, 2021

Outt.com, a social care jobs marketplace is raising funds using CrowdCube to launch an industry changing way for care professionals to work in the UK.

The Outt.com app will blend technology with real people at the end of the phone 24/7 with a mission to help care professionals get better pay, more flexibility and improved working rights.

CEO at Outt.com, Steve O’Brien, said, “The social care sector is in the middle of a staffing crisis, over the past 18 months our team has been developing new technology to provide a real solution. As a technology powered, people based business, we thought it appropriate to crowdfund our launch into the market, offering the very people we aim to help an opportunity and a chance to shape the business. This is a real chance to own shares in the business they work in and have a say in its future.

“We know how conventional care agencies work. We know how difficult it is because we’ve been there – and we know how many incredible social care professionals work crazy hours for low pay. This new online agency has been designed to support these workers who are the heart and soul of the care industry.

“Working with Outt.com will allow care professionals to choose the shifts they want to work at an agreed rate of pay and they can even choose when they get paid. Our ethos is about getting care professionals the pay and rights they deserve. The team at Outt.com continue to campaign on the behalf of care workers on the sleep-in pay debate, earning above minimum wage hourly rate, tax breaks for key workers and the flexibility to support a healthy work/life balance. At Outt.com we provide as much of this as possible, but want to ensure every care worker has access to improved rights and working conditions.”

In order to launch the app Outt.com is asking investors to support the initiative via CrowdCube. The CrowdCube platform is regulated by the FCA and supports beginners and experienced investors to buy shares from as little as £10 to support Outt.com launch the app into the care industry.

Simon North – Finance Director Outt.com

Simon North – Finance Director Outt.com

Outt.com, the fast-growing marketplace for social care staff, is pleased to announce that Simon North has joined the team as Finance Director.

Simon is a Chartered Certified Accountant and holds a BA (Hons) in Economics, with years of invaluable experience in the recruitment and payroll industry.
Simon North FD at Outt.com
Working across a wide range of recruitment and payroll companies, including health and social care focused organisations, Simon’s board level advisory and interpersonal skills make a perfect match to clarify the Outt.com disruptive business model in a health & social care recruitment market valued at over £9bn last year.
 
Simon North, Finance Director, said:
I am very pleased and excited to be working with Outt at this early stage in their journey and am particularly looking forward to working with Steve and the whole team in making an impact in our marketplace.”
 
Steve O’Brien, Founder & CEO, said:
Having previously worked with Simon and seen the calibre of his inputs in a previous senior role, I am delighted that he has been appointed as Financial Director and advisor to the board at Outt. As we continue to expand and attract further interest and investment, his focused financial and advisory background and extensive industry experience makes him perfect for this critical role, at an important time for the organisation.

About Outt

Outt.com is a revolution in temporary social care recruitment. Offering a care jobs marketplace that connects health & social care organisations direct with care professionals for temporary shifts and permanent vacancies across the UK.

 

i News Budget 2021 Feature

i News Budget 2021 Feature

OUTT.com was featured in the i news this week, with our thoughts on what we hope could be announced by the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rishi Sunak in the 2021 budget. With IR35 implications also impacting social care in April 2021, this is a interesting year for funding conversations. 

Steve O’Brien, is the founder and chief executive of OUTT, a job portal that pairs social carers with care providers such as residential care homes, homelessness hostels and drug rehabilitation centres.

Mr O’Brien told i paper : “We have 600 care workers on our books and one of the biggest issues for them is pay. Increasing key worker pay in social care is something I hope the Chancellor will include in his Budget.

“I’d like to see Mr Sunak introduce key worker status for sections of employment, especially in social care, and allocate additional tax allowances to that status. In doing this, the pay rise would go directly to the key worker without the complication of funding social care. An increase in funding to social care – which is needed – will not necessarily equate to a pay rise.

“There are 120,000 social care vacancies in the UK and looking at unemployment figures, I’d like to see some encouragement for those recently out of work to retrain in social care roles – even if it’s a short-term stepping stone until the economy recovers. I’d like to see a provision for care apprenticeships. If we can get reassurance for funding and support for care, it could be a win-win.”
 
A further article was also posted as a reaction follow up to the budget, where disappointment was expressed that social care remained unacknowledged.

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