A removals / delivery operation called ‘Shift’ which is similar in style to Uber has just received a whopping £2.5m investment from angels, investors and venture capital funding.
Founded by Jacob Corlett in February 2018, the business has an annual turnover of £1.7m and boasts a national network of more than 2,000 self-employed drivers serving many of the UK’s leading retailers, delivery companies and storage specialists.
The business provides on-demand bespoke services for moving anything from a single table to a full home or office! This is an on-line platform that provides intelligent algorithms to find the most suitable ‘shifter’ (not my words!).
According to a recent article by Joanna Jones in Business Leader, Jacob commented: ‘My first company was a ‘man and van’ removals service. I started the business when I was just 17 years old and built it from the ground up, but as disruptive apps and companies like Uber, Airbnb and Deliveroo began to gain popularity, I saw that my customers’ expectations were changing. I decided to apply the same business model to the removals market, and that’s where Shift started.
“The business has taken off at an exceptional rate – in just over one year, we have achieved an annual turnover of £1.7 million and attracted a nation-wide network of self-employed drivers. It’s a very exciting time for us and I’m very pleased to have the backing of Fuel Ventures to strengthen Shift even further.”