New tech platform launched in Birmingham

Aiming to put the ‘social’ back into social media.

A new social media platform that allows users to list, plan and find things to do has been launched, following a dedicated event held in Birmingham last week.

Ch!tzo is a new lifestyle planner designed to satisfy every aspect of peoples’ social lives, through a powerful search facility that lists social activities and events spanning the UK.

Founded by entrepreneur and West Midlands based business leader, Richard Gwatkin, Ch!tzo was created to put the ‘social’ back into social media, after advances in technology have changed how people interact and engage with one another.

The new and innovative platform – showcased to over ffity people at its launch event held at The Botanist, Temple Street – was designed with two types of people in mind:

 The Public: People looking to find some inspiration for a social activity, event or day out.
 Listers: People or businesses who want their events, activities or places to be found.

Richard confirmed: “I’m extremely excited to announce the launch of Ch!tzo and am very grateful to everyone who took the time to celebrate with us at our official launch event in Birmingham. We really believe that we have filled a gap in the market that enables people to successfully list, find and increase footfall for events and other social activities.”

“A lot of smaller businesses and solopreneurs don’t have the marketing spend available for a large promotion and struggle to get their activities found. Ch!tzo solves that, whilst helping users find something to do – we all know what it’s like to struggle in finding suitable activities for the kids or when you are visiting a new location during a city break. We are, therefore, hopeful that both listers and users will quickly see the benefit as the platform grows and is available for use in the coming months.”

Built with robust technology, Ch!tzo has already received backing from multiple investors and has a great team supporting its continued growth and development.

Richard added: “The whole team have been fantastic. To bring Ch!tzo this far in such a short space of time is a massive achievement, where we now have a great product and an engaging brand, with the whole team excited to push on to the next phase.”

The platform is already attracting interest from a range of industry segments keen to start listing and has also established its brand presence via current social media platforms. For more information visit