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Student ‘task app’ UniTaskr announced as finalist in UK Business & Innovation Awards

UniTaskr an innovative ‘task app’ that connects businesses and households with students for paid work opportunities, has been named among the finalists for a top industry prize at the UK Business & Innovation Awards 2022.

The firm, which is based in both London and Manchester has made the shortlist in the ‘Best Use of Technology [B2C]’ at event, which aims to promote innovation, adaptability, and enterprise in the UK.

Ranked as the #1 Top Free Lifestyle and Business app via the Apple App Store, UniTaskr was originally established in September 2019 by co-founders Joseph Black and Oliver Jacobs to provide a smart and reliable way to help students generate additional income, whilst gaining valuable work experience across different sectors.

Over the last two years, the young entrepreneurial duo has worked hard to expand both student and business users – having accelerated from 4,000 members, 7,000 tasks and £150K in work opportunities created during 2020, to now having over 190,000 members, 190,000 tasks and an incredible £12 million in opportunities offered in collective income to students during 2021.

As a result, the tech start-up has successfully scaled its monthly recurring revenue to 6 figures and has attracted an impressive £1.25m in pledged funding from angel investors.

The winners of the UK Business & Innovation Awards 2022 will be announced at a virtual awards ceremony on the 9th of February.

Speaking ahead of the event, Joseph and Oliver said: ‘It is a huge honour for UniTaskr to be named as a finalist at this year’s UK Business & Innovation Awards, and we would like to thank the judging panel for recognising the important work we do to support students, businesses and households alike.

“Winning this prize would enable us to strengthen our network, and help even more students in gaining experience and earning money simultaneously, thereby creating a pool of untapped talent for businesses to dive into.’

Headquartered in London with offices in Manchester, UniTaskr now employs a team of 20 individuals and is looking to appoint six additional new hires in the coming weeks.

The UK Business & Innovation Awards aims to recognises the quick thinking, adaptability and creativity displayed by UK businesses, and this year’s event will focus on celebrating those organisations that have shown remarkable resilience and ingenuity throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.

This was posted in Bdaily's Members' News section by Greg Wheatcroft .

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