FRANCE: Weezevent has appointed Oliver Goddard as its new UK Country Manager, in a move to further develop the company’s ticketing, RFID access control, and cashless solutions beyond French borders.
As the former Head of Ticketing, Touring and Festivals at Broadwick Live, Goddard has a strong background in the English festival industry. Overseeing the Global / Broadwick Live portfolio of 16 festivals, as well as the 5,000-cap Printworks venue, he worked closely with the teams responsible for these events and developed an extensive knowledge of the field. Active in the Live Event industry for over 11 years, he had previously successfully piloted the ticketing strategy for Metropolis Music for nine years – working with artists including Coldplay, Eminem, and Oasis – and was also on the event management team at V Festival for a decade.
Goddard commented: “I am delighted to be joining Weezevent and look forward to working with this innovative company to help futureproof the UK festival scene. Cashless technology is emerging as a feature of everyday life, from paying for tube journeys to buying a sandwich, and its importance will only grow. With high turnovers amassed in relatively short periods of time, festivals can benefit greatly from a switch to cashless, and indeed a number of events have already done so. Our technology can improve the customer experience, save festivals time and money, and give organisers access to data-driven event management tools. Starting immediately, I am looking forward to working with a wide variety of festivals in the UK to help them benefit from Weezevent’s system to operate leaner, more dynamic events, replicating the success that we have already seen in France.”
Isabelle Chevallier, Executive VP in Europe, commented: “I am very pleased to welcome a new talent to the Weezevent family. It is a key recruitment for the further growth of the company in the UK and I’m convinced that Olly will manage to restore confidence into cashless from the English festival organisers.”