Monday 28th February
The GBSLEP Growth Hub has supported the founders of Voilo Limited, the creators of the Voilo app, with mentoring, business advice, exposure to industry experts and more.
The Voilo app was built to create a community that helps customers save money. It does this by helping local businesses to offer exclusive deals to a wider audience. Companies can reward their local customers and attract new customers by using the app. Voilo’s main objective is to reduce transaction costs for businesses by using their unique QR payment system.
Founders of Voilo, Ravi Ranjan and Ronan Hynes contacted GBSLEP Growth Hub during the initial stages of their business. They have worked with specialist Account Manager for the creative and cultural industries, David Tomalin. David supported Ravi and Ronan by helping them to establish their business model and introducing them to industry experts.
GBSLEP’s David Tomalin has provided ongoing support as they continue to grow their business and develop their product. He says; “It has been a pleasure to support and to continue to support Voilo on their business journey. They still have so much to achieve and I hope that I continue to add value to the company.”
David has also helped them to devise an approach for market research and a strategy to develop key stakeholders. All the early guidance given to Voilo has helped to go straight into the market. Ronan expressed: “with the help of the Growth Hub, we have been able to secure opportunities, so we can start getting into the market and start working with businesses to help them attract new customers “.
Through the support given by the Growth Hub, the owners have been able to develop its application to meet its customers’ needs. As a result, the business has been recognised by multiple organisations such as Birmingham Tech Week, West Midlands Tech Week and Great British Entrepreneurs Awards.
Achieving such recognition so early on in their business is a fantastic boost for Ravi and Ronan. The tailored support they received from David Tomalin and GBSLEP Growth Hub has undeniably helped them.
The Growth Hub’s expert team includes SFEDI accredited Business Advisors, Sector Specialists, Skills Brokers, and Apprenticeship Advisors. The range of specialisms and expertise within the team covers any issue a business may be facing.
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