Proptech firm Fixflo has formed a heavyweight advisory board made up of veterans of respected businesses including the Financial Times, Friends Reunited and JustEat.
The news came at the same time that Fixflo appointed Michael Murphy MBE as non-executive chairman.
Murphy has led businesses such as voucher and cashback website Quidco and social network Friends Reunited.
He has also held roles with businesses including Instant Offices, Datamonitor and Multimap.
Meanwhile, the advisory board comprises John Davis (former CFO of Yell Group and Pearson), Mike Wroe (former CFO of JustEat), Tim Ward (former marketing director of the Financial Times) and Friends Reunited co-founder Steve Pankhurst.
Michael Murphy said: “Fixflo is a hugely exciting business which is already adding value to thousands of businesses around the world and I’m looking forward supporting the team on their growth journey.”
Rajeev Nayyar, managing director of Fixflo, said: “We’re absolutely delighted that Michael has agreed to lead our board and that John, Mike, Tim and Steve are to become formal advisers to Fixflo.
“We’ve been leaning on advice from Michael and others on an informal basis over the past months, in some cases, years.
“At this stage of the company’s maturity, it made sense to formalise arrangements and assist us in the next phase of our growth.
“2017 was a record-breaking year for Fixflo in terms of the number of people we helped with property repairs and maintenance management, and we had the one millionth repair managed through our systems in the UK.
“We also meaningfully expanded beyond the residential property sector that Fixflo is best known for, into providing maintenance solutions for property companies managing assets including petrol stations, offices and industrial estates in different countries around the world.”
Fixflo was founded in 2013 by former property lawyer Rajeev Nayyar and Duncan Careless, the former chief technology officer of Friends Reunited.