Sharing Economy UK announces new Chair & Board


At GangHut, we’re proud of our membership of Sharing Economy UK (SEUK) – the trade body championing the UK’s sharing economy industry. We’re even more proud of the fact we’re the only marketing agency to be part of this innovative organisation.

They’ve just announced some changes at SEUK HQ: Patchwork Founder Olivia Knight has been elected as Chair. Patchwork is a sharing economy platform which lets friends collectively contribute towards one big gift or experience.

Olivia succeeds Richard Laughton and is joined by board members Fergus Campbell (Gumtree), Siddarth VijayaKumar (GrubClub) and Marie Lorimer (Airbnb).  The SEUK Chair serves a one-year term and Board members serve two-year term.

Since SEUK’s inception, the trade body helped establish the industry’s independent TrustSeal kitemark and has successfully called for tax changes in Government’s Finance Bill – which help to better protect both consumers and companies.

It’s great to see a board with an equal split of men and women, and a female Chair. The Gang look forward to meeting the new board at the next meeting – congratulations to all of them.