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Startup secures £400k

Architecture firm Hoko builds support for jobs drive

Team builders: Donald Wilson, Danny Campbell, Graham Campbell, Warren Gee

Residential architecture start-up Hoko has secured £400,000 to help the technology-enabled platform’s recruitment drive.

A group of investors – Cairngorm Capital,  Barclay Gilmour Partners and Saracen Fund managers – has backed founder Danny Campbell to develop what he calls “the Uber of architecture”.

Glasgow-based Hoko is targeting more than 30 staff across the UK by the end of the year and a listing on the AJ100 by 2022.

He said: “This investment will accelerate our ability to scale across the UK. I now have a team of experienced businesspeople behind me, who can help guide me on this exciting journey.”

Warren Gee of Cairngorm Capital, who played a lead role in building the FNZ group, believes Hoko can be a disruptive force.

“I have a passion for seeing businesses develop to exceed their customers’ expectations,” he said.

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