App which lets workers trade their skills will launch in North Somerset first

Emily Kent with the beebooked app.

Emily Kent with the beebooked app. - Credit: Submitted

A mobile phone app being launched by a technology company will be tested in North Somerset.

Bristol-based firm One Big Circle has created beebooked, which aims to help people trade their skills for work, or find people with the skills they need for certain jobs.

The skills can be in a range of industries, such as childcare, design work or entertainment.

One Big Circle director Emily Kent said: “It’s a hugely exciting venture which is going to tap into an area which is ripe for innovation.

“There are so many skills people can trade and earn from, and they need a platform to do that easily and efficiently.

“As a North Somerset resident I championed the area internally and was delighted when it was selected for the launch.

“I know there are so many talented individuals who want to use their skills yet need to work in the hours which suit them.”