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On Demand Tradesmen Booking Solution

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GOGETMEIT is an on demand home services market place connecting households with verified local trusted tradesmen. With instant booking facility and clear pricing, GOGETMEIT provides the easiest and flexible way to hire the right professional to complete your job. Customers can book with the confidence that there will be no surprises when it comes to payment. Whether you need a plumber to fix a tap, painter to paint your room, or a gas engineer to service your boiler, GOGETMEIT allows customers to book a direct appointment at a time that suits them, all without having to pick up the phone. GOGETMEIT provides balance to traders and consumers by ensuring qualified tradesmen that are registered with their respected governing bodies, removing the need to search directories to find a suitable tradesperson.

What prompted you to develop it?

A couple of years ago when my friends and family started purchasing their own homes, I noticed a growing trend in complaints amongst them concerning the lack of tradesmen available to complete jobs at a time that they wanted. Adding to their frustration was the difficulty in determining the validity of the tradesmen hired to complete jobs. They could not always be sure how qualified a tradesman was and whether the insurance was valid. The main complaint however remained to be the limited flexibility of appointments, as this often meant having to take time off work to arrange appointments. 

Is it in production or use?

Our product has been in development over the last year and has started private beta within the Merseyside region. We are looking to launch fully in the summer with Liverpool, Wirral and Chester being our initial launch areas. We have had some great feedback and have implemented some of the new features to help improve our user journeys.

Who inspires you?

We wouldn't say a specific person inspires us but rather a collection of companies within our region. The old Liverpool games scene is our biggest inspiration, and the fact that Liverpool has so much innovation which hasn't been recognised. When we look at the city, it inspires us and we feel that there is something we need to give back. We want to succeed in our product and also place Liverpool on the Innovation Map. We want to display to the different ethnicities in the region that no matter what your background anything is possible in this region, and this is our inspiration.

What do you hope to achieve in developing this innovation?

We want to provide customers with flexibility and confidence when booking tradesmen and we want to provide tradesmen access to further work. We also want to help small businesses flourish by using our system and help them bring their cost to serve down.


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Contact Details

Akhlaq Choudhury


Date of Application

March 2016