Tech-savvy entrepreneurs launch new app

Newtownabbey entrepreneur Peter Layland, Co-Founder of Sortsy, at the launch of the new app with tradesman James Galloghly. INNT 28-595CON
Newtownabbey entrepreneur Peter Layland, Co-Founder of Sortsy, at the launch of the new app with tradesman James Galloghly. INNT 28-595CON

Two tech-savvy entrepreneurs are hoping their innovative new app will revolutionise the way businesses and consumers make appointments.

Newtownabbey man Peter Layland and Richard Campbell from Comber recently launched Sortsy, following an investment of over £200,000 in a bid to meet growing consumer demand.

Sortsy will provide companies operating in the service industries with a quick route to market and allow them to directly engage with customers across Northern Ireland.

The new app will give businesses, both large and small, a platform to market their services to consumers, receive bookings, and fill appointments directly based on consumer demand.

Having already made an investment of over £200k and created eight new jobs to date, Northern Ireland’s latest tech start-up has big ambitions for its product.

Peter, a pilot, came up with the idea for Sortsy following his experience trying to get a qualified tradesperson for a job in his home.

“The idea for Sortsy was born out of sheer frustration as I tried to find a qualified and trusted tradesperson,” he explained. “Working with Richard and the newly formed Sortsy team we have developed a product which will offer businesses the perfect online channel for promoting and growing their business with a relevant local audience, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The app will also deliver exceptional customer service to NI consumers - it’s a win-win situation for everyone”.

For further information, or to register your business with Sortsy, visit www.sortsy.co.uk or tweet @Sortsy #getsortsy.