Preston-based events guide and ticketing company Skiddle is opening a London office following a record year of growth.
The expansion follows Skiddle’s most successful year to date, reporting a 30% increase in turnover, gross ticket sales of £60 million and a record-breaking 3.5 million tickets sold – a 22.5% increase on 2017. The team have also reported a 46% increase in net profit last year.
The new premises in Camden, which open for business on Monday (April 15), will be led by the firm's head of new business Duncan King and staffed by a dedicated London team, hired specifically to focus on growth in the capital.
This new investment will enable us to grow the business
Ben Sebborn (pictured) co-founder and director of Skiddle, said: “Picking up the keys to Skiddle’s new London premises was a milestone achievement for our business. We have always had strong relationships and accounts in the Capital, however this new investment will enable us to grow the business – increasing the number of venues, promoters and artists we work with and expand our remit with the accounts we currently manage.
"This invaluable on-the-ground presence will also allow us to cultivate new relationships more efficiently and effectively; surrounded by a wealth of iconic music venues, established and grassroots artists and unrivalled live entertainment.”
Skiddle operates out of a headquarters in Preston, a development hub in Liverpool and, earlier this year, opened additional office space in Manchester.