Manchester's New Software Company Summize Offers Work from Anywhere Policy
Summize, a startup that uses AI technology to condense lengthy legal contracts into bitesize points, is set to double its workforce in a year.
15:00 27 June 2022
Summarize, a Manchester-based start-up that specialises in condensing lengthy legal contracts into bite-size points using AI technology, is set to double its workforce in a year.
The firm, which was founded by Tom Dunlop in 2018, is currently serving dozens of high-profile clients, including the NCC Group, Fujifilm, FIFA, Everton FC and Vodafone. It currently employs around 35 people but is set to hire 35 more on the back of a major expansion.
Chief revenue officer Ben Audley, who previously worked as the vice president of SALES EMEA at Avecto, said: “Startups and scale-ups can’t compete on salary with a company that has raised £100m in investment so you have to sell the dream and the excitement of the journey on offer,” he said.
“Companies have come out of Covid-19 with a lot of money to spend and a clear strategy to grow. They might want to expand into new regions and they have the firepower to hire.
“In the last six months we’ve offered people jobs and their current employers have immediately offered them an extra £20k-£25k to stay. Counter offers are increasingly commonplace.
“It’s very employee-centric. People want everything. They want equity in the business. They want to be able to work abroad. People will regularly accept a job offer but then go elsewhere.”