• MyHammer achieved 867% sales growth in five years
• No. 10 on the Deloitte Fast 50 Awards in Germany
• No. 182 on the Deloitte Fast 500 in EMEA (Europe, Middle East, Africa)
London/Berlin, 25th November 2011 – The 2011 Deloitte Technology Fast 500 EMEA rankings were announced yesterday at the annual awards ceremony in London. The Technology Fast 500 EMEA ranking is comprised of the 500 fastest-growing technology companies across Europe, the Middle East and Africa. MyHammer was honoured for its impressive sales growth of 867% over the past 5 years. This is the second consecutive year that MyHammer has won the award, and follows the 10th place honour the company received in the Deloitte Technology Fast 50 Awards in Germany earlier this year.
Tuesday 02.08.11 – Europe’s largest online tradesman directory and review site www.myhammer.co.uk and leading London estate agents Kinleigh Folkard and Hayward have joined forces to advise wannabe property developers about the profits and pitfalls of investing in bricks and mortar.
According to MyHammer tradesman, property developer and Cowboy Builder’s construction expert John Russell, “Nationally the housing market is a tough environment, that aside, there is a residential property shortage and in certain locations a good level of active buyers. The key is to buy right and ensure you have done your homework and haven’t over paid for the property.”
Friday, 24 June 2011 – www.myhammer.co.uk and HSS Hire have announced the winner of their 2011 Tradesperson of the Year competition, which aims to champion the great and the good amongst Britain’s tradespeople. Sonny Tatlock, 32, from Chorley in Lancashire was confirmed as winner by a judging panel including John Russell, the construction expert from Channel 5’s Cowboy Builders.
In addition to impressing the panel, Sonny received the highest number of votes (307) and came first from a total of 67 nominations. Sonny only started his own business last October and yet he’s quickly harnessed the power of the internet to drive his business forward. 67%* of consumers recently polled by MyHammer said reputation was the most important factor when choosing a tradesperson. The ability to use reviews to give future customers confidence and submit bids online for work has ensured Sonny has been quickly successful.
19th April 2011 – With the first Bank Holiday of the year looming, Brits in their droves will turn their minds to home improvements. Perhaps we should, however, think twice before swinging a hammer chez nous. Research by Europe’s leading website for bringing together customers and tradesmen www.myhammer.co.uk found that DIY disasters cost UK homeowners a staggering £2.1 billion a year*.
Over 24% of those surveyed had experienced a DIY disaster in the last 12 months which had cost an average of £145 to put right. With 60% of UK homeowners planning home improvements this Spring they may like to consider the advice of those who’ve tackled jobs themselves in the past – 42% of those polled said they wished they’d hired a tradesman before attempting jobs themselves.
11th April 2011 – It is a time of great opportunity for tradesmen and women. The property market is in freefall and so people look to improve rather than move. Although 60% of Brits plan home improvements this year*, regulations ensure that the layperson can no longer tinker with whatever he fancies. The competent, talented and qualified tradesperson should thrive.
Television, however, has painted a dim picture of cowboy builders and unqualified trades people ready to destroy our homes and leave work unfinished and lives ruined. There is another way. Cheapest isn’t necessarily best and word of mouth recommendation from people who’ve had first-hand experience of quality workmanship is the way to go. 67% of consumers polled by MyHammer said reputation was the most important factor when choosing a tradesperson.
6th April 2011 – Europe’s largest online tradesman directory and review site, www.myhammer.co.uk is calling for more women to consider the trades as a career, as new research* suggests 56% of women would prefer to hire a female to do a job in the home if it were possible.
Rachel Wadey might just be the answer to their prayers. At 5ft 6″ and weighing 8st 4, this tiny former ballerina is now a trained cabinet maker and kitchen and bathroom fitter. As her three children were growing up Rachel (a stay at home Mum) decided to do an interior design course one day a week. Once she had discovered the design bug, she decided to see how far she could progress and trained to be a level 2, and then level 3 cabinet-maker.
31st March 2011 – Despite a slump in house sales, a survey* by Europe’s leading website for bringing together customers and tradesmen www.myhammer.co.uk has discovered that 60% of UK homeowners plan to make home improvements this year. 63% of these house-proud Brits are planning an interior facelift with a lick of paint, while 33% have a garden overhaul in mind and over a third intend to fit a new bathroom or kitchen. Almost a fifth are planning bigger projects like loft conversions and extensions.
28th March 2011 – A recent survey of UK home owners has revealed that over half of us would rather take the advice of friends or family when they choose a tradesman with only 30% bothering to check qualifications and a mere 18% valuing membership of trade organisations. The survey* by Europe’s largest online tradesman directory and review site www.myhammer.co.uk showed that word of mouth is king with 67% citing reputation as the most important factor.
21st March 2011 – According to a survey* by Europe’s leading website for bringing together customers and tradesmen www.myhammer.co.uk , Britain’s women are calling on their partners to put the toolbox back where they found it. 61% of the women polled by MyHammer think they could be better off calling in a professional, rather than letting their partner loose on DIY jobs around the home.
It isn’t just the bigger jobs we need worry about either; 58% of the women surveyed said they could only rely on their partner for the very basic DIY tasks. Top of the list of the jobs women felt their partners could not complete to a good standard were fitting a kitchen (57%) tiling a bathroom (47%), laying flooring (43%) and perhaps most worryingly, replacing a plug socket (34%) and wallpapering (35%).
London/Berlin, 26 November 2010 – MyHammer has been ranked 13th in the Deloitte Technology Fast 500 EMEA at the annual award ceremony held on the 25th November in London. The Technology Fast 500 EMEA ranking comprises of the 500 fastest growing technology companies across Europe, the Middle East and Africa. MyHammer was honoured for its outstanding sales growth of 4,769% from 2005 to 2009. This latest success follows on from the 1st place MyHammer secured in the Deloitte Technology Fast 50 Awards in Germany this year.
Markus Berger-de León, CEO of MY-HAMMER AG, is delighted with the company’s performance “Being in the top 15 of 500 fastest growing technology companies in the EMEA region is huge praise for the now 70 plus members of the MyHammer team. It is real recognition of the hard work that has been put into building the MyHammer service over the past few years. Our business model is absolutely unique and we believe in its capacity for growth beyond Europe’s shores. That’s why we now plan on introducing MyHammer to the US market.“