We live in a world where working flexibly is becoming the norm, whether through a 4-day week, zero-hour contracts or remote working, and for most people technology hasn’t kept pace with the changes. We also live in a world where people have become used to communicating through social networks. These two facts are why we created WorkGaps, and why WorkGaps is different.
WorkGaps is designed to combine arranging activities and communication. To simplify how people talk to each other and get things done.
We built WorkGaps around the premise of social networks. A user creates their own profile. They own their data and have better control of their time.
Through a simple invitation, people can connect to businesses and each other. People are not limited to a single business and in turn businesses have less cost and effort in finding, managing and communicating with those people they want to work with.
We are a network for work. A network with real, useful, functionality. A network which doesn’t simply exist for its own sake, but one that makes people’s lives easier.
Our team brings together expertise across product, design, engineering, sales, and marketing, combining that experience with a passion for creating software to make life simpler. Check out our stories, which have been built using the WorkGaps profile feature.
Jon had the idea for WorkGaps while helping a friend with a business problem. Having a strong working relationship with Simon, they put together the framework for WorkGaps in 2014. Experiences in sales, finance, operations and marketing during almost 20 years of corporate life made starting a business a refreshing challenge. When not with his family or on the golf course, he’s passionate about making work easier for everyone and turning WorkGaps into a great place to be.
Simon’s background in technology services made him the ideal person to co-found WorkGaps. Not afraid to get his hands dirty with detailed planning and just as comfortable in customer meetings, WorkGaps was jointly founded on a common set of ideas and trust. He is an experienced leader in the IT Services industry and has led business functions from sales to solutioning and into delivery. Simon has young twin boys, who provide a lot of enjoyable downtime.
Samuel joined WorkGaps to lead technical development. A background in software development, engineering and information security has lead to a straightforward approach in converting real-world issues into technical solutions. Outside working hours, open source community projects and a keen outdoors interest keep him out of trouble.
Joe leads design for the business. Annoyingly younger than many of the team, he keeps us on the cutting edge of design trends and has made huge improvements since he joined the team mid-2016. When not working, we're trying to keep him from serious snowboard injuries.
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Tanya joined us to lead the client services team, handling everything from the helpdesk to client meetings and user training. Her background in recruitment, HR and working with people from all walks of life make her ideally suited to the role. She’s also an expert baker and keen F1 fan.
Mike has been known to the founders for almost 20 years, during which time he has worked with, and advised, a number of start-up businesses, as well as having founded and managed a recruitment business. His background in software, digital marketing, and recruitment make him the ideal addition to lead the marketing.
Tim has been the Managing Director of CES plc (now FUN plc); the CEO of ensurePay, the CTO of Betfair.com, and the CTO of uSwitch.com. We're delighted he's joined the team to advise on all aspects of our strategy.
Colin was previously known to both founders, having worked in the same company before WorkGaps was born. Colin is a multi-disciplined professional with many years of experience in software and services sales and operations. He is a devoted family man and a long suffering QPR fan.
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David is is a technology outsourcing executive who has led European sales functions in Dell, HP, Steria and Atos. David especially helps by finding all the hardest questions to ask the team.
James is an outrageously sexy young man. He joined WorkGaps to turn designs and dreams into reality, and as a place to bring his dog, Islay. In a myriad of competing interests, he’s currently building a car.
Patrick joined WorkGaps as an apprentice in 2016. 18 months later he graduated as a full member of the production team. He understands more about how the system should be working than almost anyone else and we’re lucky to have him.
Jake loves game development. Fortunately for us, he found himself developing WorkGaps. He’s great at finding elegant answers for complex business problems. Did we say? He loves games.