The Mobile App which keeps tradesmen ‘On the Tools’


A revolutionary new mobile application is set to change the face of recruitment across the UK construction industry.

The ‘On the Tools’ app, which is set for release on 7th September this year will be a unique B2B networking app that will allow contractors to find sub-contractors and vice versa.

Available on both the Android and IOS platforms the app allows subscribers to not only post vacancies, but also to direct message other users offering them work, whether this be long-term or short-term.

The app is the brainchild of former Shop Fitter Adam Barrie from the Midlands who feels that it will solve the industry-wide issue of finding the right trades at the right time. Adam says, ” I was continually frustrated at not being able to complete a job on time due to a lack of a certain trade, whether it be plasterer, plumber or labourer. Despite having been in the industry for 12 years, the list of contacts in my phone for each trade only went so far and I was often left facing delays due to a lack of manpower.”

Marketing for the app has already begun through Social Media where ‘On The Tools’ has built an impressive community in excess of 360,000 members on Facebook and thousands of construction workers and companies have already pre-subscribed to make sure that they will be the first to be able to download the app in September.

Adam continues, “From the market research we’ve carried out the idea of the app has been well received throughout the industry. The App will be completely free for sub-contractors and employers alike so there really is no barrier or reason for anyone not to use the App, which means there will be a constant stream of new jobs and tradesmen to search from. In the past i’ve been let down and ripped off by recruitment agencies and that’s why I wanted to solve the problems i’ve faced in the past”.

The easy-to-use app will allow subscribers from all trades to create a profile listing their skills, experience and location and then the job offers should come flooding in. They can also browse vacancies for their trade both locally and nationally.

Adam thinks that it will make a big difference to a tradesman’s earning potential adding, ” Instead of sitting around waiting for the phone to ring from people they know or have worked for before, the app will put them in touch with new contractors, which can only be a positive when it comes to keeping them ‘on the tools’. There seems to be a real buzz about the app already and I firmly believe that it will offer a free solution to construction recruitment”

For more information regarding the app and to pre-subscribe please visit