Online venue marketplace Hire Space has appointed Richa Chugh in a newly-created role as head of talent.

With the start up set to double from 25 to 50 team members in the next six months, Chugh will spearhead the growth and help to scale the business as it expands.

She will take the lead on talent acquisition, recruitment strategy, performance management and development of existing team members alongside strengthening internal HR and organisational structures.

Joining with over ten years’ experience in human resource functions including change management, business performance analytics, performance management and talent acquisition, Chugh has held roles at Plan International, HDFC Standard Life Insurance, ICICI Prudential Life Insurance and Thomas International in India as well as Mahindra Satyam in Singapore

Edward Poland, COO at Hire Space said: “We have really ambitious growth plans for the next year and we felt that Richa shared Hire Space’s entrepreneurial spirit and drive. She will be pivotal in consolidating our brand values to attract and retain the best talent whilst developing the fantastic team we already have in place and ultimately help us achieve our goals.”

Commenting on her new appointment, Chugh said: “ In today’s dynamic and ever-evolving market the most critical aspect for any business is to constantly innovate and grow. This can only be done if the business has the ability to attract, engage and retain the right people to help realise the future, and I hope to achieve this for Hire Space. It’s a very exciting time to be joining the company and I’m looking forward to working on diverse projects and be part of its growth story.”