New app TradeChimp launched by Hull entrepreneur to help small traders

By Hull Daily Mail | Posted: 9 Sep 2017

An entrepreneur from Hull has launched a new app and website to help small businesses in their operations.

Sam Overment has launched to help provide operational and administrative support to tradespeople and small businesses, such as electricians, plumbers, and painters and decorators.

The software was developed in Hull by Arc Studios at the digital centre C4DI, near the Marina.

The app’s creator says it will reduce trades’ companies’ dependence on paper time sheets, diaries, and spreadsheets, and help deal with payroll and invoices.

Trade Chimp's managing director, Sam Overment, said: “Trade Chimp is, quite simply, all about helping trades people across the country to fully develop the potential of their businesses.

Sam Overment of TradeChimp

“Having run my own electrical contracting business, I know first-hand how much time and energy can go into quoting for work, sourcing suppliers and parts and tools, let alone completing the work.”

He hopes Trade Chimp will empower tradespeople by making more data about their suppliers, jobs, and customers available to them in a monthly Business Intelligence report.

The entrepreneur said that the new app will utilise businesses data in order to help them work out how to best maximise their profits.

He said: “Data is a massively underutilised resource and hidden away in companies’ invoices, receipts, and timesheets is the key to being efficient.”

Mr Overment, who lives in Holderness with his wife and family, previously ran Overment Electrical Contractors and Connect Electrical Contractors, and is a fully qualified electrician.

Users can log in to the app and add timesheets to be shared with employees and contractors. The app will then summarise all the information needed to raise an invoice, such as materials used, hours spent on the job, and any supplier invoices, in a document. The app can also function alongside existing accounting software.

Mr Overment says the app and site can be used by all types of small business to help them organise their finances.

“The monthly Business Intelligence reports will show quite clearly where profits are coming from, which workers are the most valuable to the business, and what type of jobs aren’t working,” he said.

“The Trade Chimp app is applicable to absolutely every kind of small trades business, and if you’re a tradesperson, then Trade Chimp will help make your life easier and make you more money.”

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