ONLINE STARTUP SCORES MAJOR WESTPAC DEAL

A GOLD COAST tech startup has landed a major deal with Westpac which will roll out its innovative platform through the bank and its own corporate clients.

BenchOn, founded by Tim Walmsley (pictured), is a business-to-business resource management platform that matches businesses’ idle staff to short-term contracts with reputable companies and government agencies. It allows businesses to manage the peaks and troughs of the business cycle by placing staff who are “sitting on the bench”.

Westpac has agreed to run a pilot program with BenchOn through its network and Walmsley says the deal is a “real game changer” for his business.

“We’re nutting out the final detail right now and there are a few issues we need to address such as compliance but we hope to get this pilot with Westpac up and running hopefully by February,” says Walmsley who is a finalist in the Gold Coast Young Entrepreneur Awards 2017.

“This is going to really give BenchOn some serious momentum and it confirms that all these years of effort are justified, especially when a company like Westpac shows this level of interest and are keen to work with us.” Read more

Ben Hall – Business News Australia – 27 Oct 2017