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Manchester recruitment technology start-up set to scale up with PwC

Manchester-based Broadstone, a new recruitment technology start-up for the private security sector has been selected to take part in PwC’s scale up programme – Scale | Manchester.

Following a review of over 100 technology scale ups in the city, and a competitive process, Broadstone was selected as one of the final seven businesses to take part in the Manchester cohort.

Designed for fast-growing, tech-enabled start-ups with innovative products and big ambitions, the 10-week programme connects high growth business to business scale-ups with market leaders, industry investors and mentors to support and drive commercial growth. Over the course of the programme, Broadstone will undertake a series of masterclasses, workshops, and mentor sessions to encourage fast business growth, source commercial and funding opportunities, and raise sales through the PwC network, corporate clients and the investor community.

The programme is underpinned by a rigorous business curriculum delivered by programme partners, Form, and PwC experts including topics such as “how to sell to enterprise level clients”, “how to build the best team” and “how to prepare for external funding”.


Lucy Bushby, the Programme Lead for PwC Scale | Manchester, says “We were overwhelmed with the quantity and quality of tech start-ups in Manchester. There is a high standard of talent and innovation here and our programme will help these seven businesses in their strategic growth by opening doors to our network, facilitating introductions and access to funding, and sourcing commercial opportunities.

“Scale-ups play an important part in the region’s economic growth so by supporting them and taking them to the next level, we are encouraging these entrepreneurs to think bigger, prepare for business development and be open to new opportunities and ways of working.

“We look forward to working with Broadstone and collaborating with them on their future success.”

Tom Pickersgill, founder and director of Broadstone, says: “Manchester is a hub for tech innovation and digital talent so we are thrilled to have been selected for the PwC scale up programme. We have ambitious growth plans for the business and we are already working with some of the biggest companies in the security sector so the scale up programme will certainly support us as we enter the next stage in our growth and beyond.”

Broadstone is a recruitment marketplace for the private security sector, matching companies with jobseekers looking for temporary and permanent via the algorithms in the app. The service provides background checks and captures accurate data upfront to verify details, reducing lead times from 12 weeks to just 15 days.