Preston-based Skiddle ends financial year on a high

JOINING: Dante Williams

JOINING: Dante Williams

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Tickets agents and events guide Skiddle is ending the financial year on a high.

The Preston-based business has announced an uplift in sales, a series of senior staff appointments and exclusive new partnerships with some of the UK’s biggest events.

We’re already established across the North, and the appointment of Dante in London will help us to grow our business even further in the South.

Ben Sebborn

The Lancashire-based business has ended the 2014/15 year strongly with 64 per cent year on year sales growth and a 43 per cent increase in its New Year’s Eve event transactions.

The company has a turnover in excess of £15 million and over 25 full time staff.

And in its most recent senior appointment, Skiddle has taken on London-based Dante Williams to head up its business development activities across the South. Dante holds previous roles at Maxxed-Out! Entertainment, Purple E3 Venue and 24 Artist Management, and is the founder of UKG Fest – the indoor UK Garage Festival.

His appointment leaves Skiddle with a fully established business development team, spanning the UK.

The business has also taken on an additional account manager and added three new members to its customer services team, to complete the quarter’s appointments.

Notable new event partnerships for 2015 include exclusive deals with Groovefest in Scotland, Brighton Music Conference and Hijacked Festival, as well as new partnerships with Nightvision, Edinburgh and Made Festival in Birmingham.

Ben Sebborn, technical director at Skiddle, said: “We’ve witnessed a period of huge growth and have appointed a number of new, talented staff members accordingly.

“We’re already established across the North, and the appointment of Dante in London will help us to grow our business even further in the South.”