Rugby teachers take on the ticket touts

Teachers take on the touts.
Teachers take on the touts.

Three Rugby-based teachers have gone into partnership to create a platform that challenges illegal profiteering from tickets selling online.

Matthew Butlin, one of the co-founders of www.anotherticket.com, decided to take action after getting frustrated at buying gig tickets online, often at inflated prices.

In discussion with his friend and fellow teacher Richard Norman, the two entrepreneurs came up with the idea of ‘connecting fans ethically to face-value tickets.’

Matthew said: “We believe in community.

“Rip-off tickets must stop, full stop – it’s time to kick out the tout.”

Coming on board next was another teacher and friend, Imran Ilyas, whose IT expertise and experience in business development helped expand the vision and online inception of the new venture.

Imran said: “Whereas other companies that have since emerged with a similar ethos to AnotherTicket charge around ten percent to the buyers of tickets, we ask the sellers for only one to three pounds maximum to cover admin costs, with face-value tickets subsequently being sold to genuine fans anywhere in the world.”

A fourth teacher, John Turner, may soon complete the team. AnotherTicket also encourages charitable organisations to list and promote their events completely free of charge. More information about AnotherTicket can be found on the main site, Facebook, or by searching #kickoutthetout