WeBringg was announced as winner of the Fingal Enterprise Awards on Thursday 8th March 2018 at the mother-ship event of Local Enterprise Week with Enterprise Ireland. Alan Hickey and Sean Murray, founders of WeBringg, both from Castleknock won the leading award in the competition, securing a cash prize of €5,000. WeBringg are a last-mile logistic company disrupting traditional distribution services by offering businesses a platform to fulfill deliveries of online and offline sales in 90 minutes or less. Alan Hickey and Sean Murray will go forward to represent Fingal at the National Enterprise Awards competition that will be held in May, 2018. WeBringg.
Mayor of Fingal, Mary McCamley presented the award to Alan Hickey and Sean Murray and commented on the ‘extraordinary entrepreneurial talent in the competition’ this year. The competition was assessed and judged by a panel of individuals which was chaired by the founder of One4All vouchers, Michael Dawson. There was a total of ten businesses competing for the top prize. Each individual chosen to represent their business answered a number of demanding questions from the judges and each application was scrutinized before the judges made their final decisions, in which they chose WeBringg as the ultimate winners.
Two contestants were chosen for a joint runner-up position, DropChef and BusterBox who both received a cash prize of €1,500 in which to invest into their businesses in order to grow further. The calibre of the competition was very difficult and each application was judged laboriously throughout the competition.
WeBringg was previously announced as winner of The Best Start-Up Business at the Fingal IBYE Local Awards with Enterprise Ireland and will be attending the final awards in April of 2018 in which the National winner will be announced throughout Ireland. The future is very bright for WeBringg as they await the results for both competitions in the Spring of this year.
WeBringg the on-demand crowdsourced delivery service have announced their launch in New Zealand, supplying delivery in under 90 minutes to partner companies such as Menulog, New Zealand’s largest food-ordering platform.
WeBringg has developed a technology and process that has turned traditional 2-3 day delivery wait times into 90 minutes. WeBringg is the first Irish delivery company to offer same day delivery for retailers and restaurants. With a fleet of crowdsourced delivery drivers, WeBringg provides business’ with their own pod of drivers guaranteeing same day delivery to their customers.
WeBringg launched in Brisbane, Australia in July 2017 with food-ordering company MenuLog with the help of Enterprise Ireland with further plans to expand into New Zealand. WeBringg continues their pattern of consistent growth with an increasingly expanding base of satisfied customers with the newest addition being Auckland. WeBringg has partnered with New Zealand’s largest online takeaway and home delivery website. Sean Murray, CEO of WeBringg stated, “The main aspect for us is the growth and the export potential, the plan is to go from operating in nine cities to 35 cities in 2018”. For more information please visit: http://www.webringg.com/
WeBringg are in the recruitment stages in Auckland and are looking for drivers on bicycles, scooters and cars. WeBringg work in pods, allowing every driver to work in an allocated a location to maximize income while they work. WeBringg allows drivers to get out and about and interact within their community while getting paid. If you wish to join WeBringg’s team of drivers in Auckland, you can contact the facebook page here, or email the WeBringg team at email@example.com. If your application is successful training days will be held on the 13th and 14th of March, 2018. You will receive all the information you need to get started with a fun and growing network during these training days.
Photo credit to: nzbusiness.co.nz
This Christmas, we partnered with Irish charity ALONE to deliver 110 hampers to support older people at home. Here at Webringg, we found partnering with ALONE a perfect fit, using innovative technology WeBringg connects businesses with their consumers in minutes and using this model we connected some of the elderly in society with the ALONE network by delivering Christmas hampers containing various items such as food, cleaning supplies and garments. WeBringg donated just under €1,000 in delivery services for ALONE over a period of four days.
ALONE’s mission is to enable older people to age in the place of their choice and they work to ensure quality of life and well-being. ALONE was founded by Willie Bermingham, a Dublin fireman in 1977. Willie began distributing food, fuel and blankets to older people in need and began a campaign to raise awareness to the media and government, ALONE has since worked to provide services to hundreds of older people through various campaigns for change.
A number of WeBringg employees chose to devote some time to the Christmas charity campaign with ALONE and many delivered packages. Jamie Winters, WeBringg’s Sales and Marketing manager commented on a memorable experience he had, “Meeting a lovely woman called Noreen, who lived at the top of a hill in an apartment building was one of most memorable encounters.” Jamie said, “I called Noreen on her mobile when I arrived but she was out grabbing some groceries and asked me if I would wait around until she came home. She sounded very excited for her hampers so I agreed to wait. It was only my second hamper delivery of the day and with a full van I started to become conscious of time. After 30 minutes of waiting, I heard a few shouts of my name at the bottom of the hill. Poor Noreen had burnt the battery out in her wheelchair rushing back to meet me and asked two young lads to push her home. Noreen was a character and we spent the next half hour in her apartment laughing about the situation and fixing the wheelchair.”.
Many members of staff for WeBringg encouraged family members to partake in the Christmas campaign with each person spending time with the people they delivered to, “It was a humbling experience and really made us all think about the importance of giving back the more the business grows. We have a unique opportunity to use the technology we have built to help the most vulnerable in society and we aim to help Alone as much we can over the coming year.” Jamie said. Robert Simpson, a Driver Manager working with WeBringg in Dublin delivered 8 hampers to people living around Dublin, “A lovely woman opened the door to me, I told her we would give her two boxes of care packages on behalf of ALONE to keep her going over Christmas, she was over the moon she didn’t know what to say, she said she wouldn’t accept it at first. It was a great, she shook my hand and gave me a hug.”
“Webringg is a disrupter in the delivery market particularly for e-commerce deliveries but we’re also trying to disrupt the status quo of corporate responsibility, charity partnerships is something that companies begin to think about in year 3 to 4, whereas we wanted to do it 18 months in.” Alan Hickey, Commercial director of WeBringg stated. “I think Alone is the type of charity whereby everyone has an elderly person in their life so it’s relatable to all our staff, particularly for a company like us where the average age is 24, there was a strange yet direct correlation to their clients and our staff” Alan said.
Supported by volunteers, ALONE offer a range of services including: Befriending, Housing with Support, Support Coordination, Technology, and Campaigns for Change. Alone welcomes volunteers from all backgrounds, If you are interested in joining their team of volunteers you can find out more about the process here. You an also set up a monthly donation or make a once off donation here. Alone receive no government funding for day to day work and rely solely on the generosity from the public to continue their fantastic work.
We are excited to continue to work with and support this amazing organisation!
We were featured in the Sunday Business Post on Sunday, 18th February 2018 in an article written by Elaine O’ Regan, “CLN brings welcome breathing space to delivery company”.
WeBringg have recently secured a Convertible Loan Note in the value of €650,000 from private sources. John Purdy, founder of leading IT solution provider has joined WeBringg’s company board as a non-executive director.
“What the CLN does is give us a little bit more breathing space and time to confirm the valuation of the company before going to market for equity,” said Alan Hickey, co-founder, WeBringg.”
““We’re looking at quadrupling the size of the business in the next 12 months. The CLN will support that growth, but in terms of the markets we’re targeting, we already know where we’re going and when,” said Hickey.
You can read the full article on the businesspost.ie here.
WeBringg was featured on fora.ie in an article written by Killian Woods on 20/02/2018. Speaking to Fora, WeBringg co-founder and chief executive Sean Murray said the company has just raised a round of investment worth €650,000 due to “an immediate need for funding”.
“In recent years, same-day delivery has become a key selling point for e-commerce behemoth Amazon, which has used its flagship Amazon Prime service to tighten its grip on the online retail market. However, WeBringg has tried to get a jump on the tech giant in Ireland, where Amazon is yet to roll out the same-day service.”
“Murray said the startup, which has a partnership with JustEat, gets a lot of its business from food delivery. However, he added that other aspects of the business are growing fast.”We do see a lot of business from takeaway, but the retail side of things is catching up now and pharmacy in particular is starting to take off.”
You can read the full article here;
Today, We have announced our partnership with ALONE Ireland. ALONE’s mission is to enable older people to age in the place of their choice and they work to ensure quality of life and well-being. Vicky Leatham, Volunteer and Events Coordinator for ALONE Ireland spoke to us about the new partnership, “‘Each winter ALONE deliver hampers to older people across Dublin containing supplies to help see them through the winter months. This is a huge logistical undertaking, and this year we were thankful to have the support of WeBringg. WeBringg not only quickly delivered over 100 hampers across Dublin, but also gave their time to have a chat and bring a smile to many of the older people they delivered to. Going forward we are delighted to continue to partner with WeBringg, who not only help us practically but do so in a way that respects and values the older people we support”.
Over the Christmas period, WeBringg partnered with Irish charity ALONE to deliver 110 hampers to support older people at home donating just under €1,000 in services over a period of four days. Our technology allowed us to connect our drivers with over a hundred individuals who received hampers to help them throughout Christmas. Alan Hickey, Commercial director of WeBringg stated, “I think Alone is the type of charity whereby everyone has an elderly person in their life so it’s relatable to all our staff, particularly for a company like us where the average age is 24, there was a strange yet direct correlation to their clients and our staff”.
We look forward to continuing our work with ALONE Ireland and helping the charity continue their amazing work with older people.
If you are interested in joining their team of volunteers you can find out more about the process here. You an also set up a monthly donation or make a once off donation here.