Steve Rimmer: Tickets for Good interview

Image for business live podcast 150618Steve Rimmer is a serial social entrepreneur and co-founder and CEO of Tickets for Good.

He joined me on my Business Live FM radio programme this morning for a thoroughly interesting discussion. You can listen to the podcast below.

Steve covers:

  • launching the Tickets for Good platform, now used by event organisers all over Sheffield and further afield in the UK and internationally
  • what the platform does – how it makes events more charitable and more inclusive
  • other work on inclusivity and diversity in events
  • The fantastic Festival of Debate, and the Migration Matters Festival (and why this is one of Steve’s favourite annual events)
  • donating 10% of revenues (not profits) to causes
  • bootstrapping and taking the next steps to raising finance
  • benefits of the Wayra UK Telefonica Open North project
  • what a B Corp is, and why Tickets for Good is an accredited B Corp
  • the Profit with Purpose model of business
  • access to finance, securing social investment, what impact investors are looking for, and developing partnerships with larger businesses and corporates
  • social impact measurement
  • (and, wearing a different hat, revitalising the wonderful Abbeydale Picture House: progress and future plans)




  • 0 – 7:19 introduction and updates including 40 new jobs as online printing company instantprint set to invest £3.25m in new print technology; Supreme Court ruling says Pimlico plumber is worker; forthcoming events for fun and to develop your business; participate in survey for future of Sheffield city centre.
  • 7:19 – 44:15 Steve Rimmer
  • 44:15 – end wrapping up

What next?

  • Check out the Tickets for Good platform and The Abbeydale Picture House.
  • More about my Business Live radio show.
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