Ticketer Welcomes New Head of Commercial

27 September 2022

Ticketer is delighted to announce that they have appointed Richard Blackburn-Hughes as Head of Commercial.

Richard is already a familiar face within the industry, having built many relationships with both bus operators and suppliers in his mission to shape Ticketer’s partnership programme. By partnering with others in the market, Richard has been able to offer even more value and open further opportunities for operators and local authorities, from intermodal travel to new channels for ticket sales. 

Having started his career as a strategy consultant for technology businesses, coupled with a keen personal interest in the public transport sector, Richard is well placed to help Ticketer continue to launch exciting new innovation within the industry.   

Richard Blackburn-Hughes, Group Business Development DirectorRichard comments: “Since joining Ticketer and having had the pleasure of talking to many operators, I’ve come to appreciate the vital role Ticketer plays for its customers. I’m excited about deepening these relationships and finding ways to continually innovate for our customers. We have some exciting developments on the horizon which I’m looking forward to sharing in the coming months.” 

John Clarfelt, Ticketer Founder, adds: “We are delighted to welcome Richard to the role as Head of Commercial here at Ticketer. We are incredibly excited to see how Richard’s leadership skills and proven experience will shape this new role, alongside the passion and enthusiasm he has already demonstrated for our industry.” 

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Received 'Most Innovative Public Transport Technology 2022' award, by the UK Transport Awards.

Winners of the 2022 Euro Bus Expo Innovation Challenge Bronze Award.

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Profit Track 100 2021

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Ticketer Award Megabuyte

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Ones to Watch award

Named as “One to Watch” in the European Business Awards

Ticketer Award Thames Valley

Thames Valley Chamber of Commerce Business of the Year & High Growth Business of the Year

Gold Winner of the Coach and Bus Innovation Challenge 2019 for our passenger app Kazoot

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