YoungOnes, the freelance staffing platform, has expanded its UK operations to Manchester after providing seven million hours of support to businesses. The Dutch startup launched in London in 2021 and aims to connect businesses with quality freelancers to meet both long-term and short-notice workforce needs. YoungOnes has connected over 350 UK businesses with reviewed and trusted staff across different industries such as retail, logistics, and events. Notable clients include Nando’s, HelloFresh, IKEA, and H&M.
In London, YoungOnes provides gig workers for luxury hotels and A-list entertainment venues, including the Shangri La at The Shard and the exclusive Berkeley Hotel. To extend its reach to the hospitality and industrial scene in the North, YoungOnes launched its Manchester expansion by linking the Manchester City Council’s Neighbourhood team with volunteer litter pickers. The platform is already working with renowned Manchester establishments such as Masons Bar and Restaurant, connecting them with quality freelancers.
“YoungOnes’ fantastic success in the Netherlands has continued since its launch in the UK and, as we reach nearly 7 million hours of work provided to our freelancers, we’re delighted to expand to the Northern powerhouse of Manchester,” said City Launcher Joe Loughlin. “Since its launch, YoungOnes has connected countless businesses with quality freelancers, and we look forward to helping Manchester businesses do the same, across its thriving hospitality, retail, and logistics sectors.”
Ian Brown, Head of Operations at Showcase, a sales sample company, praised YoungOnes for being an invaluable support in finding quality staff for pop-up luxury sample events in Manchester. “It is especially great to be able to see freelancers’ star ratings and know you will be getting quality people to join the team.”
YoungOnes’ expansion to Manchester is part of the company’s mission to revolutionize the way businesses connect with freelancers. The platform intends to continue expanding across the UK, helping businesses to navigate complex staffing needs through top-quality freelance workers.