PropTech startup has more than doubled its team since lockdown

Innovative property technology company, Vouch has confirmed that their team has more than doubled since March 2020, marking a 118% workforce increase despite the lockdown. Designed and built by letting agents for letting agents, Vouch delivers a referencing solution designed for the 21st century. 

The company now employs 24 people, up from 11 a year ago, and charges £5 per report. Vouch was established by Simon Tillyer three years ago with his wife Jaime, and hopes to become the biggest supplier in the prop tech industry. 

Speaking on the company growth, Simon Tillyer commented: “We’ve poured our efforts into growing our team meaningfully this year, and I’m proud to retain the fact that we’re staffed entirely by people from Sheffield, where we were founded and remain headquartered today.

“Aside from setting us apart from others in the proptech industry, our strong roots serve as a perfect example of the innovation coming out of the North. No matter how large our headcount grows, I’m confident that we will always remain an incredibly human-centred company.” 

Vouch digitises the referencing process and also offers rent protection insurance and a utility service that earns revenue for agents.

Based on feedback from the +1,000 agents now using Vouch, the company is constantly evolving the system to deliver an industry-leading, award-winning product at a highly competitive price. The company says the spike in demand for its tenant referencing service is, in part, due to the government-enforced social distancing measures designed to contain coronavirus. These, it says, have caused a number of delays and complications for letting agents attempting to retrieve information from tenants via traditional sources such as employers, banks and credit agencies.

Despite its continued growth and success, Vouch aims to remain in Sheffield, celebrating the growing PropTech industry in the north of England.

Startup Details

Startup Details



Vouch is a fully automated web-based system to create efficiency in the tenant application process and improve business-wide productivity.

  • Headquarters Regions
    London, UK
  • Founded Date
  • Founders
    Jaime Tillyer, Simon Tillyer
  • Operating Status
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