TicketCo appoints Paul Carey in UK festival division as part of growth plans

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Cloud-based event payment platform, TicketCo, has appointed Paul Carey as key account manager in the UK.

Paul, a former general manager of Rewind Festival, has joined TicketCo to drive growth in its UK festival division. He has also acted as a publicist and artist manager for A-list performers including Elton John, David Bowie, The Who, Craig David and Dame Shirley Bassey. His experience has spanned working at large scale events including the Brits Awards, Party in the Park, Glastonbury and Womad Festival.

His appointment follows a successful launch in the UK for TicketCo in the events, festival and sports industries. TicketCo announced it would disrupt and simplify event ticketing and payments in the UK when it entered the UK market last year. It has secured clients including Tobacco Dock, the Coalition Agency and Ministry of Sound, Junkyard Golf, Kilmarnock FC and Wycombe Wanderers.

Paul said: “I’m joining TicketCo at an exciting time, the company is making excellent progress in taking the UK ticketing and event payments market into the new digital world. There is so much scope to drive positive change in the festival industry and TicketCo will continue to be one of the front runners of the digital disruption in the coming years.”

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David Kenny, TicketCo UK country manager said: “Paul is a fantastic addition to our growing team of industry experts. His track record in the festival and music industries is incredible and we believe he will make a real impact in this space with TicketCo.”

Paul recently completed an MBA on sustainability in the festival industry at the Henley Business School. “Part of the appeal of TicketCo is digital mobile-first tickets and cashless payments,” added Paul. “It is an obvious component for delivering more sustainable festivals and I’m looking forward to helping organisers plan more environmentally friendly events.”

TicketCo’s technology is designed to make event payments quick and easy thanks to its pioneering technology. The platform’s technology is compatible with Android and iOS devices and enables organisers to promote offers on food, drink and merchandise in advance of events.

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