Our Story

companiions was founded by Lisa Robinson, an ex amazon executive with a deep love of technology. Following a skiing accident which left Lisa unable to walk for a few months Lisa was searching for someone to pop in to her house to help her with the chores, bring her lunch and provide a bit of companionship to break the day up.

Lisa looked at all kinds of options but found they were either expensive, inconvenient or hard work to arrange. She became obsessed with making companionship easier, safer and more human, using tech to modernise the experience and wanted to create a solution for her friends, herself, and everyone. So she gathered together a group of clever, kind, ambitious people and created companiions – an app that brings togetherness to everyone, by making it quick, easy and safe to arrange companionship.

Lisa Robinson

Co Founder & CEO

Ex Amazon and Sky, 20 years experience leading and growing advertising teams helping customers build award winning marketing strategies 

Simon Peace

Financial Director

Ex General Electric, Executive MBA Finance leader specialising in fundraising, acquisitions, trade sales and equity investments with 20+ years international experience

Rob Reng

Chief Technology Advisor

Ex Financial Times, 20 years experience leading technology within global media companies, digital agencies and tech startups

Sue Zirps

Age UK Advisor

Sue has had nearly 30 years’ experience of working in the care and charitable sector, particularly in the older people’s sector.  For the last 10 years, she has been CEO of Age UK Surrey, a charity providing a range of services to older people and championing older peoples’ issues.