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Matt Ephgrave

Festicket, a UK-based seller of festival ticket packages, has announced that Matt Ephgrave has taken on the newly-created role of chief operating officer.

With almost 10 years of ticketing and music industry experience, Ephgrave is seen as a key appointment at an important juncture for Festicket.

Ephgrave, a former man at Ticketscript (acquired by Eventbrite, Plan and Seatwave (a Ticketmaster company), will oversee all daily operations including global customer service, fulfilment, account management and campaign management from the company’s London HQ.

Festicket founder and CEO Zack Sabban, commented: “Right now is an exciting time for Festicket, with Matt bringing huge experience to the team, a number of very important partnerships in the pipeline, and another year of significant drawing to a close. Ambitious planning for 2018 called for someone of Matt’s skills and know-how, so we’re delighted that he is joining us for the next stage in the Festicket journey.”

Festicket is a festival experience platform. Its business model focuses on offer tickets packages to fans. “We curate a full range of accommodation, travel options and extras to make the whole experience perfect, whether it’s your first or 100th time at a festival,” Joel Robertson, head of content, Festicket, told Access.

Growing fast

Festicket has reported an annualised sales rise of 224 per cent since 2015, and is on course for another record year of 100 per cent revenue growth in 2017. The company has recently ranked as the UK’s 6th fastest-growing technology company by the Sunday Times Tech Track 100.

In the COO role, Ephgrave, will strengthen processes and systems while developing the international team, to ensure the festival experience platform continues to build on robust foundations.

“This is a fantastic opportunity to work with a strong team that’s more than used to success. Festicket undoubtedly has a very big future, and it was an easy choice to come and be a part of it,” said Ephgrave.