Orka Technology Group

Deal Type
Equity Finance

Initial Investment
January 2017


NPIF Maven Equity Finance


Orka Technology Group (formally Broadstone Engage) is an online recruitment platform designed for the private security industry. Its online and mobile platform allows job-seekers and employers in the sector to find each other and seamlessly communicate about opportunities, providing a fully-compliant vetting procedure that is quicker and easier for both parties.

Founder and CEO, Tom Pickersgill, worked in the private security industry for three years before starting the business, making him well-placed to see a gap in the market. It was clear to Pickersgill that the private security sector needed to embrace technology. The sector is a £5bn marketplace with a high turnover rate, making recruitment costly, particularly as anyone new to the sector needs to go through a thorough vetting process before they can start working. Broadstone’s online platform alleviates these issues, providing solutions to the highly fragmented private security recruitment market which is ripe for disruption.

Orka Technology Group

Accessing investment can be a complex process, but Maven was extremely supportive throughout. The investment community is extremely excited about marketplace models and Maven recognised our unique offering and approach to the private security industry.

Tom Pickersgill, CEO of Orka Technology Group

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James Darlington
James Darlington

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