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Online cleaning and repair booking firm Handybook open London office

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Online cleaning and repair booking company Handybook have opened a new London office in Shoreditch.

London is the first European market the New York-based business has entered. Handybook’s rivals Hassle, Homejoy and RatedPeople.com already reside in the UK capital.

Handybook founder, Oisin Hanrahan, said he was confident about the launch of his firm in the UK, despite the competition he faces from a number of already well-established rivals. He was also optimistic about the international expansion opportunities and very excited about the prospect of opening an office in the UK capital.

He said: “Our launch in London is an incredible milestone for the brand. The city is the ideal market for international expansion. The past six months alone have seen tremendous growth for Handybook, including 60% month over month.

The business has continued to flourish at an amazing pace, having already established itself in 12 further US cities in April this year, so a move into the European market was seen as the next logical step for Handybook according to Hanrahan.

He added: “London has a highly underdeveloped market. It is very fragmented with a very big population. There is not a lot of technology being applied to the [home-cleaning and repair] space so it is very exciting for us.”

Established two years ago by Oisin Hanrahan, Handybook now has around 150 employees.

By: Kirsty MacGregor

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