About us

We used to work in pubs, bars, hotels, shops and theme parks. And managing rotas, holiday accrual and timesheets was our least favourite thing. It took hours — people were still dissatisfied with their shifts and we were forever wrestling with our wage bill.

Some places had "market leading" rota software, but it was slow and clunky — so rotas were still done on Excel and holidays on paper.

We believed there should be a better way, so in 2015 we built Rotaready. Version 1.0 could build rotas automatically, had free mobile apps, integrated out-of-the-box with other systems and crucially, it was fun to use.

We've continually innovated since then, but we haven't forgotten our roots — our customers shape our vision and our roadmap. Whether you're in head office or on the shop floor, we're here for everyone.

Our mission is to bring businesses and their people closer together.

Our story so far


February 2015

Rotaready was born

Carl and Jamie turn their ideas into a reality.

November 2015

Our first customer

After a few months building our product, we welcomed our first customer on board.


April 2016

We moved out...

...from the spare room in Carl's parents house to our first office in Croydon, South London.

September 2016

Our first hire

Team Rotaready grew from two to three, as our first full-time engineer joined us.


October 2017

Investment from True Capital

We secured the backing of one of Europe's leading retail-focused Venture Capital firms.


June 2018

We hit 10,000 users

10,000 people were using Rotaready, trusting us with their rotas, holidays and more.

November 2018

Business Enabler of The Year

We won at the prestigious National Business Awards sponsored by Lloyds Bank!


July 2021

Moved to Victoria

We graduated from our Croydon office to a brand new space in Victoria Station, London.


August 2022

The Access Group

We were acquired by The Access Group and joined their hospitality division, alongside well loved products like DesignMyNight, Trail, Acteol and ProcureWizard!


We've doubled down on our commitment to continuous innovation, delivering over 300 product updates and improvements in the last year alone.

Our values

Run with it

We don't shy away from the biggest challenges, we seize them. We have the courage to take the road less travelled. We move at speed and fail fast, letting data decide the outcome.

Celebrate our customer

Our customers' successes are our successes. We win when they win. Our curiosity drives us to understand their problems better and our empathy allows us to deliver solutions that exceed their expectations.

Be exceptional

Your incredible talent, passion and imagination are why you're here and they transcend everything you do. We're relentless in the pursuit of innovation and brilliance. Nothing stands in our way.

Simple is beautiful

We relish the challenge of making things simple. The absence of complication creates space for intuition and clarity. We'll keep iterating until we get there.

Win together

We learn obsessively. We take risks and break down barriers. We accelerate each other to achieve greater things. Together we win.

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