By Richard Lawrence-Allen
Here at RSVP we have the pleasure of working with a variety of different companies from a diverse set of different commercial sectors, giving us insight into a plethora of industries, from the tried and tested to the new and innovative.
One of our newest clients looks set to be making ever increasing waves in the leisure activity sector and we are very excited to be working with them. HulaHub connects leisure professionals with prospective clients/customers, taking all of the hassle out of finding the perfect activity to keep you active in your downtime.
HulaHub are also kindly offering all RSVP staff members FREE personal membership of HulaHub (worth £25 a year) which gives you access to over 6,000 discounts on your leisure spend from major brands and retailers including: Garmin, Evan Cycles, Berghaus, Amazon, Nike, Reebok, Lonely Planet and others. Just ask Tito who has already got a great deal on a new pair of Nike Air Jordans!
Simply click on the link below to get your FREE membership.
RSVP and the HulaHub team meeting in our London HQ!
Founded in 2015, HulaHub is the brainchild of co-founders Andy Skipwith and Chris Burke. Before teaming up with Chris to create HulaHub, Andy had previously founded the well-known website www.ratedpeople.com, back in 2005, the template for which would go on to form HulaHub’s foundations. Rated People is an online platform that connects tradesmen with homeowners looking for a reliable builder/workman to complete a job, with more than 50,000 UK-based tradesmen and over 1,000,000 jobs each year.
Andy is not just a savvy businessman, but a keen sailor as well, and this is where the inception of HulaHub began. Wanting to complete a Yacht Master Course in order to qualify as a yacht skipper, Andy became frustrated over how difficult it was dealing with the logistics of chartering a yacht and organising a crew. A serial entrepreneur, Andy took this frustration and made it into something truly positive, a new business opportunity. Seeing his success with Rated People, Andy sought to replicate this in the yachting world. However, after talking to Chris Burke, the idea quickly expanded into what would later become HulaHub. Chris, an avid cyclist and mountain climber, shared Andy’s frustrations when trying to organise group activities. With this in mind, Andy and Chris partnered up to create the perfect platform that would connect people and organisers/activity hosts together and take all the fuss out of planning sports and leisure activities.
With currently over 80,000 activities available every month nationwide provided by over 1,500 activity hosts, HulaHub has quickly become the one-stop digital centre for planning days off and discovering new hobbies. HulaHub essentially acts as a digital marketplace, allowing people to discover, book and organise a vast range of activities, whilst also cutting administrative costs for hosts with seamless booking, payment and collaboration tools.
Here is HulaHub co-founder Chris Burke after receiving his Ride London 2018 medal!
Using HulaHub, people looking for a specific activity can find events close to them and even compare different hosts as options. Alternatively, if you’re stuck for something to do, simply searching activities via your location can provide inspiration for different things to do in your area and maybe even discover a brand new hobby!
On HulaHub, you will find a huge range of different activities including team sports, precision sports such as archery and shooting, combat sports/martial arts, dance, fitness and well-being classes such as Yoga and Zumba, adventure activities like climbing and abseiling, Tough Mudder and Spartan events, and even arts, crafts and cookery activities, among many, many others!
Here iHulaHub's very smiley Customer Success Jaz!
One of the best things about HulaHub is the team behind it; each member of their ‘small but perfectly formed’ core team has their own personal passion which feeds into the site. As well as co-founders Andy and Chris’s passion for sailing, climbing and cycling Head of Product Monika is a former Olympic-standard pentathlete and Customer Success Manager Jaz is an artist and a phenomenal cook specialising in Punjabi cuisine. Heading up HulaHub's social media accounts is Anna, who has been inspired to get into running with Tilly, the team office dog! Finally John Price, the team’s technology whiz and developer has leisure interests also centred around coding!
Here are the HulaHub team gearing up for a Spartan Race, ready to run!
L-R: Chris, Monika, Andy and Anna.
HulaHub already boasts an incredible selection of activities to keep you busy and is growing rapidly every day, so, if you’re looking for something to keep you busy this weekend, check out www.hulahub.com and get involved!
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