East Lancashire tech company plans to become £30 million business

Paul White, Joycelyn Neve and Conor Walsh <i>(Image: Paul White)</i>

Paul White, Joycelyn Neve and Conor Walsh (Image: Paul White)

An East Lancashire tech company plans to become a £30 million business after closing its latest funding round of £300,000.

The PATCH App was co-founded by Paul White, who brought the milk delivery round into the 21st century with the Modern Milkman; and inventor and electrician, Conor Walsh, and aims to make booking a window cleaner and home maintenance repairs easier.

Joycelyn Neve, founder of the Seafood Pub Company joined the firm in August of this year.

The funding round follows a £200,000 raise in 2022 and values the company at £4 million. They will carry out a third and final round early next year.

Mr White said: “We started trading about six months ago and in that time we’ve cleaned 12,000 homes and have 2,500 subscribers, which is testament to the hard work of our head office team and service operatives.”

The company now employs 12 full time staff, including six veterans as part of their pioneering scheme to encourage armed forces veterans to work for themselves.

The company was named as one of Prolific North’s Tech Companies to Watch in October and their latest raise was completed by 42 Northern based individual investors.

Ms Neve, who is chief operations officer of the Burnley-based start up, said: “We’re carrying out the whole process, end to end, from booking to completing the service, so the people piece has been incredibly important to get right early on.

“We’ve worked hard to get the right people in place, as well as providing career and business opportunities for veterans.

“We are proud to have gained national recognition from The Times just recently for this. People are a huge factor in our future success.”

Mr Walsh, who is responsible for service delivery, said there are big plans for the months ahead.

He added: “We went to market with window cleaning, but next year we’ll add several additional services including domestic cleaning and car valeting as part of our plan to build a £30m business.”


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