Meet our Little Team

The story behind VenueScanner starts with the Founders, Benjy and Rebecca, who met working on digital innovation in retail. They’re applying an e-commerce approach to the events sector and have built a little team of wonderful people to help them.

Our story

Welcome to the home of meetings, events and celebrations. We make venue discovery and booking simple and smart. That way you can focus your time on creating the perfect event. Whether you’re looking for a venue for that critical meeting, wild party or somewhere to jam with your band, we’ll help you find the right option, at the best price.

The company was born out of a simple need... in their previous roles, Benjy and Rebecca frequently needed venues for team away days, workshops or roadshows. It was painful, very painful. So, painful that we decided to fix it... with Venue Scanner. We want everyone to be able to find and book venues for any occasion, quickly and simply. In today’s world you can get a ride at the tap of a button, find accommodation in a castle from an app or have a gourmet meal delivered to your doorstep in minutes. Yet finding and booking a venue is fractured and painful. There should be a smarter way to discover that perfect space.

Whilst we bring together traditional venues for users to choose from, we also provide the platform for people to share those ideal undiscovered and under-utilised spaces. We want to make the market both wider and more inspiring, helping to foster creativity and enabling people to capture the value in their unique spaces.

Our mission is to bring together all the great spaces out there and display them in a way that not only makes it easy for you to find what you’re looking for, but shows you exactly what you’re getting, at the right price. Search thousands of venues to discover and book the right one for your event in minutes.

Simple. Smart.

Our little team of wonderful people

Becky Kelly

Becky Kelly

Founder

Before co-founding VenueScanner Becky was the head of Cross-Group Digital Marketing at newly merged Majestic, Naked Wines & Lay & Wheeler. She has a breadth of e-commerce experience from working on a number of operational, digital marketing and customer experience roles at M&S.com. Becky has a background in Economics and Finance, with experience working in Investment Management, has completed CFA Level 1, and has a First Class Economics Masters. When Becky isn't working she loves an adventure - her proudest achievement is organising a group of 15 guys to traverse the Indian subcontinent in a tuk-tuk (4,500km)!

Benjy Meyer

Benjy Meyer

Founder

Corporate intrapreneur turned start up entrepreneur, Benjy has 15 years of experience in pioneering start-up roles within major retail businesses. Customer Director at Majestic Wines, previously in positions leading M&S.com operations, digital innovation and omnichannel/mobile strategy reporting to Plc Board Director. Start up roles building bricks and clicks businesses from scratch with Tesco in US, UK, Ireland, India including Fresh & Easy Neighbourhood Market. Non Executive Director with Bijou Commerce and Frame Again. Between running a start up and being a father of two little girls, somehow Benjy still manages to find the time to watch the cricket and enjoy a few drinks in the pub!

Paul

Paul

Head of Data

Paul is our master of data. What that means is he basically runs the show, bringing together venues, hosts, organisers and bookings and running the live operation… Paul is an experienced ecommerce entrepreneur, has degrees in economics and maths and is an expert archer (yes with bow and arrow)… so precision & accuracy is his mantra!

Radek

Radek

Head of Development

Radek leads our dev teams, working closely with all of us to constantly improve the VenueScanner experience. We are very focused on being a tech-led business so rely on Radek’s full stack experience across a number of startups (Park Run being his favourite).

Monika

Monika

Data Operations

Monika is a serious leading lady in data operations. A guru in customer experience – she works diligently with the guys to make everyone’s experience on the platform smooth and rewarding. To impress you even more, she also flaunts her diploma in biomedical engineering... or she could if she wanted to, as she tends to be a little mysterious. But we’ve managed to squeeze a few private facts out of her to share. Being a true travel and superhero movies addict, she dreams to criss-cross the USA someday.

Rosie Guest

Rosie

Marketing Manager

Before joining VenueScanner Rosie spent several years working in Sports and Event Marketing. She is a sports addict! Her and Rebecca met at school when they were 16 years old....Rosie was captain of the 1st sports team....Rebecca was 'co-captain' of the 4ths team... She is an Edinburgh graduate with a passion for both Edinburgh venues, events and festivals. ANDDDD she sang on Australian national radio.

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