Connektd is offline
The Covid pandemic has been very tough on everyone, but particularly those in the events industry. It has also impacted significantly on Connektd, and the platform is now offline
Connektd was set up to build a global community of companies and freelancers in the events, exhibitions and brand experience sector. Having grown the platform to over 100 company members and over 800 freelancers from the UK and around the world we knew that we had created a unique service for an industry in need of change when it comes to the recruitment and management of freelancers.
As freelancers in the industry ourselves, we started Connektd as a passion project with the goal of providing a new business tool for companies and agencies to find, manage and develop their freelance talent and connections. With much personal investment and over 5yrs of our time dedicated to growing it we have come to a difficult decision to take the platform offline. Despite its success and very positive feedback we could not grow Connektd without clear commercial foundations, and by looking for investment and even considering a merger on several occasions, we have done all we can to keep it going through the pandemic.
However, keeping a platform like Connektd live and up to date with the constantly changing technology, software and privacy regulations requires finance, and with severe restrictions to any earning opportunities during the pandemic to invest in the business we decided it was better to close at a time when we had no creditors other than ourselves. This has been a difficult decision, but one which was ultimately unavoidable
We are hopeful that this is ‘au revoir’ rather than goodbye - who knows what the future will bring, so if you are interested in a conversation about the future of freelancing in the events industry, do get in touch
We sincerely hope that both the industry and yourself are able to get back to the successes of the past very soon, and wish you all the best in the future
Steve Squires - firstname.lastname@example.org
Ajay Parekh - email@example.com
Some useful links
The Event Freelance Network is a Facebook community of over 3,300 freelancers and companies operating in events, exhibitions and brand experience in the UK and around the world. Join today!
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Convergence Live works with creative agencies and other organisations, supporting them to deliver projects on time and on budget, and to exceed client expectations.
Founded by Steve Squires, The Ops Guys are are highly experienced in working with agencies in the marketing and events sector to help them streamline their operations to improve their productivity and profitability