A new delegate registration service will be launched at a
Salford-based Quaytickets is taking on the likes of
Eventbrite to provide Quayevent, a white label web presence, an event
management process, and the delegate data consolidation.
The ticketing agency processes more than 1m tickets a year
for the arts and entertainment industry.
It will charge 5% + £0.70 on top of each paid-for delegate
The service will be launched at the Manchester Jazz Festival
on 31 July.
Quaytickets is a subsidiary of The Lowry (pictured), an arts
centre and registered charity in Salford, Greater
Manchester. As a wholly-owned division of that charity, all Quaytickets
profits support the centre’s world-class theatres and galleries programme, the
care and display of the LS Lowry Collection and its life-changing learning and
engagement work with local communities.
Rachel Miller, marketing director of Quaytickets, said: “The
launch of Quayevent is an exciting new chapter for Quaytickets. With ten years’
experience of ticketing systems and an expert technical and customer service
team in-house, we feel well positioned to enter the market at this time.
“Obviously, in platforms like Eventbrite we have serious
competition, but we are confident that the attributes that have allowed
Quaytickets to compete for business at the highest level will also work for
Quayevent. Our initial focus will be on securing clients from Greater
Manchester’s £823m-a-year conference and events industry – but we see Quayevent
as being of UK-wide appeal.
Keith Kelly, head of ticketing at Quaytickets, said: “To
think that Quaytickets has generated £1m to support the charitable aims and
activities of The Lowry as a by-product of selling tickets is just fantastic.
It’s a real morale boost to the Quaytickets team to know that our profits are
put to such good use right here in Salford.”
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