Skiddle is one of the UK's leading ticket sales, club listings, events and ‘what's on’ guide websites.
The company enrolled on the High Growth Programme in 2008 with a turnover of £1.4 million. During its time on the programme the company has increased its turnover to £3 million, trebled its employed staff from three to nine and has moved to a larger office to accommodate its growth.
Director Ben Sebborn commented “Previously when asking for business advice, we found the frameworks to provide this were inflexible and didn't suit our rapidly evolving business model, as we spent more time putting things on paper than carrying out the plans, and they were often outdated by the time we implemented them”.
“Our growth coach, Geoff Balfour, helped us to create sets of KPI’s we could use to monitor our progress and provide some real management focus. He provided us with a 'toolkit' of knowledge and best practice on how best to approach things, without trying to change the direction of our business or force us to use methodologies which didn't fit our business”.
Ben’s Co-Director, Rich Dyer, also commented “From the moment I met Geoff I admired his knowledge and enthusiasm, which has transpired to make me become a better businessman and a person! ”.