60. ClickMechanic

The car repair marketplace helping drivers to find and book a vetted mechanic…

Founders: Andrew Jervis and Felix Kenton
Founded: October 2012
Website: www.clickmechanic.com

Anyone who has ever tried to find a good mechanic will know it’s a process that can be difficult and drawn out – which is where ClickMechanic comes in, an online marketplace enabling drivers to get a quote and book a vetted, mobile mechanic “quickly and easily”.

The site is powered by an instant, real-time online quoting engine; said to be the first of its kind in Europe, which differentiates from standard mobile repair agencies that typically rely on the bid-for-jobs model.

Having previously launched car part aggregator website QuickHubs.com, co-founder Andrew Jervis was determined to capitalise on his background in the car repair industry (he even wrote a Master’s thesis about it) and, after winning a spot at the Entrepreneur First accelerator, came together with Felix Kenton to bring the idea to life.

Three years on, Jervis and Kenton have turned this concept into a flourishing business with over 100 mobile mechanics signed up to the platform nationwide, and angel investment which includes the former CEO of Just Eat, the founder of Wahanda and Zoopla’s former head of SEO.

On set to hit revenues of £3m for year-end 2015, the company is accelerating at an increasingly fast pace with a minimum 20% month-on-month growth and may potentially be looking at expanding in other countries by the end of the year.

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