In my previous job I struggled for years to promote the brilliant spaces that were available to hire at The Hackney Pirates. There’s just so much choice out there, venue booking websites are saturated, and unless you have a huge marketing budget, you get lost in the sea of other corporate venues.
Using charities and social enterprises when booking events just makes sense, and so many people would choose to do this, but don’t know where to find suitable venues, caterers etc. For the past few years I’ve been thinking about bringing all this information together – giving not-for-profit and community organisations a platform to promote their products and services and the customer a chance to spend their money on events in the most social and ethical way possible.
This is very much a side project at the moment, so I’m keeping it simple to start with, but watch this space!