Ticket event search firm growing into Tower 12 after £3m boost

Tower 12

Event ticket search business TickX is moving its headquarters in Tower 12 at Spinningfields in Manchester following the announcement of £3m of funding, led by BGF Ventures.

The company is relocating from its current location at the Hive on Lever Street in the Northern Quarter into the new accommodation which offers more than 3,000 sq ft of space.

Just over 12 months ago TickX turned down offers of investment from three of the entrepreneurs on the BBC’s Dragon’s Den.

Founded in 2015 by Steve Pearce and Sam Coley, TickX brings together events from more than 50 ticket sellers, including Ticketmaster, Headout and Skiddle, into one place, so users can compare prices and get the best deal for their night out.

The company recently launched its service in Spain and Ireland and has plans to further grow internationally.

Pearce said: “We’ve enjoyed our time in the Northern Quarter and the space has worked brilliantly for us but because TickX is expanding so quickly we decided to move into workspace where we can start to create our own environment.

“Tower 12 fits the bill perfectly as we continue to grow and become the one-stop global destination for entertainment-lovers across the world looking for the best tickets.”

The move was facilitated by Manchester-based real estate consultancy OBI Property which works with companies like AO.com, NCC Group, Rentalcars.com, Allied London, Bruntwood, LJ Partnership, British Airways and CBRE Global Investors.

Andrew Cowell, transactions and asset management, OBI Property, said: “TickX is a fantastic success story and shows how home grown tech based businesses, operating internationally are thriving and growing in Manchester and importantly we have the quality workspace to offer them.”