Work With Hire Space


Hire Space is an exciting and innovative workplace always looking for passionate individuals to join our growing company.

Find out more about what it's like to work with us here.

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Why work with us?

We’re proud of our fantastic team here at Hire Space, and we’re on the lookout for more passionate people to help us become even better at what we do. If you’re up for a fast-paced challenge in the best industry in the world, we’d love to hear from you!

Flexible Working

Flexible Working

Work from anywhere with home office spending allowance.

Team Culture

Team Culture

Regular virtual and in-person team socials and trips.

Mental Health Initiatives

Mental Health Initiatives

Free independent wellbeing coaching, therapy sessions and more.

Learning & Development

Learning & Development

Regular professional development opportunities.

EMI Options

EMI Options

Generous EMI share options scheme.

Industry Events

Industry Events

Free nights out in London's most exciting venues

Passionate People

Passionate People

Work with a driven, supportive team every day. 

Parental Leave

Parental Leave

Generous maternity and paternity benefits.

Flexible Working

Flexible Working

Work from anywhere with home office spending allowance.

Team Culture

Team Culture

Regular virtual and in-person team socials and trips.

Mental Health Initiatives

Mental Health Initiatives

Free independent wellbeing coaching, therapy sessions and more.

Learning & Development

Learning & Development

Regular learning and professional development opportunities

EMI Options

EMI Options

Generous EMI share options scheme

Industry Events

Industry Events

Free nights out in London's most exciting venues

Passionate People

Passionate People

Work with a driven, supportive team every day.

Parental Leave

Parental Leave

Generous maternity and paternity benefits.

Our mission

At Hire Space, we’re on a mission to lift up event planners everywhere. We’re constantly working to make every event the best it can be, from vetting every one of the 6000 venues on our platform, to developing virtual event tech to help event planners be seen as superstars by everyone they work with. Onwards and upwards!

How we like to work

Flexible Working

Always innovating

When the going gets tough, the tough get creative! Over the pandemic we developed a virtual events platform, launched a new event series, and came up with creative ways to stay ahead of the event curve!

Fostering a great culture

Fostering a great culture

Our best resource is our team, and we know just how far a great team culture goes. That’s why we organise weekly socials, go for team walks, and have quarterly trips away - when our team’s happy, so are our clients!

Collaboration is key

Collaboration is key

We’re a small team and it’s important to us that everyone feels heard and has a say in where the company goes. We actively encourage everyone to make suggestions and contribute - after all, all the best ideas come from our team!

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Meet the Team

We’re a small but driven team of individuals who share two things: we’re all passionate about venues and events, and we’re all up for a challenge! Check out a day in the life of one of the Hire Space sales team and meet the team below.

Edward Poland

Edward Poland

Co-Founder

Ed worked on the General Election campaign in 2010 and as a speechwriter at UNESCO before starting Hire Space. He has a BA in English and an MA in Diplomacy, and spends his spare time defending Arsenal FC's managerial strategy.

Edward Poland

Edward Poland

Co-Founder

Ed worked on the General Election campaign in 2010 and as a speechwriter at UNESCO before starting Hire Space. He has a BA in English and an MA in Diplomacy, and spends his spare time defending Arsenal FC's managerial strategy.

Will Swannell

Will Swannell

Co-Founder

Before co-founding Hire Space, Will worked both as a strategy consultant with LEK and a Maths teacher at Paddington Academy having studied Theoretic Physics and then Finance at Cambridge. Outside the office, Will is enthusiastically proficient at 5-a-side and triathlon and has a keen interest in education.

Will Swannell

Will Swannell

Co-Founder

Before co-founding Hire Space, Will worked both as a strategy consultant with LEK and a Maths teacher at Paddington Academy having studied Theoretic Physics and then Finance at Cambridge. Outside the office, Will is enthusiastically proficient at 5-a-side and triathlon and has a keen interest in education.

Jake Lewis

Jake Lewis

Head of Client Services

When Jake isn't saving our clients time, effort and money through Hire Space's event booking services, he can probably shanking golf balls around the Surrey Hills, experimenting in the kitchen, or watching Man United.

Jake Lewis

Jake Lewis

Head of Client Services

When Jake isn't saving our clients time, effort and money through Hire Space's event booking services, he can probably shanking golf balls around the Surrey Hills, experimenting in the kitchen, or watching Man United.

Kim Meier

Kim Meier

Head of Growth

Coming from the land down under, Kim ventured to London from sunny Queensland to be rudely awakened by the UK's harsh winter. With a background in Marketing, Fashion and Events, she joined Hire Space in May 2017. She spends her spare time trying to soak up as much of the London life as possible (one bar at a time), regaling others with stories from Oz land, and dreaming of a sunny beach.

Kim Meier

Kim Meier

Head of Growth

Coming from the land down under, Kim ventured to London from sunny Queensland to be rudely awakened by the UK's harsh winter. With a background in Marketing, Fashion and Events, she joined Hire Space in May 2017. She spends her spare time trying to soak up as much of the London life as possible (one bar at a time), regaling others with stories from Oz land, and dreaming of a sunny beach.

Toni Brickman

Toni Brickman

Finance & Operations Manager

A native Londoner, Toni handles everything number-related at Hire Space, and keeps the rest of the team in check. As the owner of at least two thirds of Hire Space's animal mascots, you'll often find her with a dog or two in tow (it's not a handbag, it's a dog bag!). And when she manages to find a dogsitter, she'll be relaxing on a beach, or tearing up the slopes on her snowboard.

Toni Brickman

Toni Brickman

Finance & Operations Manager

A native Londoner, Toni handles everything number-related at Hire Space, and keeps the rest of the team in check. As the owner of at least two thirds of Hire Space's animal mascots, you'll often find her with a dog or two in tow (it's not a handbag, it's a dog bag!). And when she manages to find a dogsitter, she'll be relaxing on a beach, or tearing up the slopes on her snowboard.

Benjamin Edmonds

Benjamin Edmonds

Head of Promotions

Known for bright jackets and red trousers, Benjamin learnt the ropes running the marketing on a series of international Exhibitions which took him to New York, Glasgow, Manchester and Almaty, he now heads up the team supporting our venue community to drive more business. Outside Hire Space, Benjamin is often found doing gluten free baking, cooking, going to gigs or playing saxophone.

Benjamin Edmonds

Benjamin Edmonds

Head of Promotions

Known for bright jackets and red trousers, Benjamin learnt the ropes running the marketing on a series of international Exhibitions which took him to New York, Glasgow, Manchester and Almaty, he now heads up the team supporting our venue community to drive more business. Outside Hire Space, Benjamin is often found doing gluten free baking, cooking, going to gigs or playing saxophone.

Eliot Sargeant

Eliot Sargeant

Business Development Manager

Living in the distant land of zone 6 of London (really not that far!), Eliot has spent nearly 10 years in the Events Industry having worked for venues, suppliers and agencies. Eliot is an avid skier in the Winter and a sun seeker during the Summer! When not working or travelling, you will most likely find him on the tennis court or sinking a jagerbomb somewhere across town!

Eliot Sargeant

Eliot Sargeant

Business Development Manager

Living in the distant land of zone 6 of London (really not that far!), Eliot has spent nearly 10 years in the Events Industry having worked for venues, suppliers and agencies. Eliot is an avid skier in the Winter and a sun seeker during the Summer! When not working or travelling, you will most likely find him on the tennis court or sinking a jagerbomb somewhere across town!

Paul Somers

Paul Somers

Software Engineer

A Londoner through and through, Paul grew up in the south of the city, eventually studying Mathematics at QMUL before giving in to his life long hobby of writing code and joining Hire Space to do it for a living. A fan of cityscapes and lights, you'll often find him looking to the skyline with an eye for his next photo.

Paul Somers

Paul Somers

Software Engineer

A Londoner through and through, Paul grew up in the south of the city, eventually studying Mathematics at QMUL before giving in to his life long hobby of writing code and joining Hire Space to do it for a living. A fan of cityscapes and lights, you'll often find him looking to the skyline with an eye for his next photo.

Kate Deedman

Kate Deedman

Account Executive - Squad Lead

A Greenwich girl born and bred, Kate spent 3 years at the University of Manchester studying Geography. After graduating in 2016, she hung up her colouring pencils & highlighters to return to the big smoke. Kate's biggest achievement in life is winning 1st place cake prize at the Dog & Bell's 25th Annual Pickle Festival in Deptford for her Chocolate and Guinness Cake.

Kate Deedman

Kate Deedman

Account Executive - Squad Lead

A Greenwich girl born and bred, Kate spent 3 years at the University of Manchester studying Geography. After graduating in 2016, she hung up her colouring pencils & highlighters to return to the big smoke. Kate's biggest achievement in life is winning 1st place cake prize at the Dog & Bell's 25th Annual Pickle Festival in Deptford for her Chocolate and Guinness Cake.

Diego Cunado

Diego Cunado

Senior Product Manager

For reasons unclear to the rest of the team, Diego decided to leave his sunny homeland of Spain for the exotic shores of London, where he's become proficient at talking about the weather... As well as keeping a handle on the tech side of the company, he's a dad to 2 of Hire Space's 3 human mascots and enjoys bringing some mischief (and a toy car or two) into work. Look out for his pranks!

Diego Cunado

Diego Cunado

Senior Product Manager

For reasons unclear to the rest of the team, Diego decided to leave his sunny homeland of Spain for the exotic shores of London, where he's become proficient at talking about the weather... As well as keeping a handle on the tech side of the company, he's a dad to 2 of Hire Space's 3 human mascots and enjoys bringing some mischief (and a toy car or two) into work. Look out for his pranks!

Jake Bolton

Jake Bolton

Operations Manager

Born in the depths of the Leicestershire countryside, Jake has since lived in many exotic locations such as Stockholm and Plymouth. They now work as our sales operations manager, helping the business to run smoothly and let our sales team focus on making your event the best it can be. Outside of Hire Space they spend their time playing bass guitar, being very cool, and writing their own bios.

Jake Bolton

Jake Bolton

Operations Manager

Born in the depths of the Leicestershire countryside, Jake has since lived in many exotic locations such as Stockholm and Plymouth. They now work as our sales operations manager, helping the business to run smoothly and let our sales team focus on making your event the best it can be. Outside of Hire Space they spend their time playing bass guitar, being very cool, and writing their own bios.

Yasmin Barnett

Yasmin Barnett

Head of Client Event Delivery

Yasmin began her events career back in 2016 organising community events in her local area. In the years following she has produced over 400 events, from drinks receptions to large international exhibitions. She joined the Hire Space team in November 2021 and helps clients bring their plans to life. A keen walker, outside the office you can find Yasmin discovering the hidden gems of London.

Yasmin Barnett

Yasmin Barnett

Head of Client Event Delivery

Yasmin began her events career back in 2016 organising community events in her local area. In the years following she has produced over 400 events, from drinks receptions to large international exhibitions. She joined the Hire Space team in November 2021 and helps clients bring their plans to life. A keen walker, outside the office you can find Yasmin discovering the hidden gems of London.

Emma Hufflett

Emma Hufflett

Senior Account Specialist

Graduating in Psychology with Criminology, Emma put her newly-qualified skills of understanding human behaviour to the test and joined the crazy industry of events. Emma joined Hire Space in September 2020, following her experience coordinating events all over the world. A real foodie, Emma enjoys exploring restaurants & bars, playing netball and being part of her local cheerleading team.

Emma Hufflett

Emma Hufflett

Senior Account Specialist

Graduating in Psychology with Criminology, Emma put her newly-qualified skills of understanding human behaviour to the test and joined the crazy industry of events. Emma joined Hire Space in September 2020, following her experience coordinating events all over the world. A real foodie, Emma enjoys exploring restaurants & bars, playing netball and being part of her local cheerleading team.

Izzie Lachecki

Izzie Lachecki

Marketing Executive

Originally hailing from Cheltenham, Leeds grad Izzie returned from her post-uni travels in 2018 and headed straight to the big city. When she’s not busy writing blogs or managing the Hire Space social channels, she enjoys exploring London’s nightlife, planning her next trip, and unwinding with some yoga.

Izzie Lachecki

Izzie Lachecki

Marketing Executive

Originally hailing from Cheltenham, Leeds grad Izzie returned from her post-uni travels in 2018 and headed straight to the big city. When she’s not busy writing blogs or managing the Hire Space social channels, she enjoys exploring London’s nightlife, planning her next trip, and unwinding with some yoga.

Jess Cowie

Jess Cowie

Marketing Associate

Coming to us from the distant Highlands of Scotland, Jess has thrown herself into the buzz of the event scene (there's more than one event a month down here?) and keeps busy writing blogs and social posts about the best venues around. When she's taking a break from the hectic pace of life in the big city, you'll find her with hiking boots on, preferably near the sea and borrowing someone's dog.

Jess Cowie

Jess Cowie

Marketing Associate

Coming to us from the distant Highlands of Scotland, Jess has thrown herself into the buzz of the event scene (there's more than one event a month down here?) and keeps busy writing blogs and social posts about the best venues around. When she's taking a break from the hectic pace of life in the big city, you'll find her with hiking boots on, preferably near the sea and borrowing someone's dog.

Joanna Crosby

Joanna Crosby

Account Executive

Joanna has a degree in Event Management and has been in the industry since she graduated university. When she isn’t sipping on Pornstar Martinis at the latest London bar you can find her enjoying walks in Epping Forest and spending Sundays with her family.

Joanna Crosby

Joanna Crosby

Account Executive

Joanna has a degree in Event Management and has been in the industry since she graduated university. When she isn’t sipping on Pornstar Martinis at the latest London bar you can find her enjoying walks in Epping Forest and spending Sundays with her family.

Courtney James

Courtney James

Venue Relationship Associate

Courtney is our venue relationship associate, which means he's in-charge of making sure our venue profiles are on point - think of him as that friend who won't let you go out until you're looking your best (in his spare time he takes this even further, trekking across London to take photos for his influencer girlfriend!). Fun fact: he once accidentally owned 16 guinea pigs!

Courtney James

Courtney James

Venue Relationship Associate

Courtney is our venue relationship associate, which means he's in-charge of making sure our venue profiles are on point - think of him as that friend who won't let you go out until you're looking your best (in his spare time he takes this even further, trekking across London to take photos for his influencer girlfriend!). Fun fact: he once accidentally owned 16 guinea pigs!

Imogen Beech

Imogen Beech

Copywriter

Hailing from the mythical county of Rutland, Imogen began working as a copywriter and content writer in 2017. Her work has seen her writing about everything from driving lessons to abandoned streets around the globe, and now the world of events at Hire Space. When she's not writing, you'll find her on long country walks or directing plays.

Imogen Beech

Imogen Beech

Copywriter

Hailing from the mythical county of Rutland, Imogen began working as a copywriter and content writer in 2017. Her work has seen her writing about everything from driving lessons to abandoned streets around the globe, and now the world of events at Hire Space. When she's not writing, you'll find her on long country walks or directing plays.

Jordan Bainbridge

Jordan Bainbridge

New Business Associate

Hire Space’s northern diversity hire, Jordan lives in Doncaster, South Yorkshire. His pride and joy is his son Lucas (known internally at Hire Space as “the boy”), who was born in September 2021. Jordan hopes to return to his interests and hobbies as soon as Lucas stops crying, which should be any day now- fingers crossed.

Jordan Bainbridge

Jordan Bainbridge

New Business Associate

Hire Space’s northern diversity hire, Jordan lives in Doncaster, South Yorkshire. His pride and joy is his son Lucas (known internally at Hire Space as “the boy”), who was born in September 2021. Jordan hopes to return to his interests and hobbies as soon as Lucas stops crying, which should be any day now- fingers crossed.

Monika Bashova

Monika Bashova

Community Support

Monika is one of the few teammates that works remotely at Hire Space and now lives in Skopje, North Macedonia. She’s a former scout and loves to travel and meet new people. Outside the office, she can be found going to the park, attending local gigs or avoiding going to the gym so she can binge watch her favourite tv shows, over and over again.

Monika Bashova

Monika Bashova

Community Support

Monika is one of the few teammates that works remotely at Hire Space and now lives in Skopje, North Macedonia. She’s a former scout and loves to travel and meet new people. Outside the office, she can be found going to the park, attending local gigs or avoiding going to the gym so she can binge watch her favourite tv shows, over and over again.

Phil Rose

Phil Rose

Account Executive

Prior to entering the world events, Phil studied Business and Music. Soon after he opened a small independent venue in Hackney, a right of passage into the world of events. In his spare time, he likes to hang off climbing walls, chill with the cat and write what he thinks are half-decent songs.

Phil Rose

Phil Rose

Account Executive

Prior to entering the world events, Phil studied Business and Music. Soon after he opened a small independent venue in Hackney, a right of passage into the world of events. In his spare time, he likes to hang off climbing walls, chill with the cat and write what he thinks are half-decent songs.

Smail Oubaalla

Smail Oubaalla

Software Engineer

A digital nomad, born and raised in Morocco, Smail spends his time drinking coffee, composing software and fighting the inevitable wild bugs! He joined HireSpace as a Software Engineer, working alongside our Tech Team to help you find the perfect venue for your event. Outside of HireSpace, he enjoys cooking and playing basketball. We also heard that he pets a cat whenever he sees one. 

Smail Oubaalla

Smail Oubaalla

Software Engineer

A digital nomad, born and raised in Morocco, Smail spends his time drinking coffee, composing software and fighting the inevitable wild bugs! He joined HireSpace as a Software Engineer, working alongside our Tech Team to help you find the perfect venue for your event. Outside of HireSpace, he enjoys cooking and playing basketball. We also heard that he pets a cat whenever he sees one. 

Zorica Grdanovska

Zorica Grdanovska

Community Support

After completing her master degree in Business Law, Zorica started working as a project coordinator, organising training and international events for young people. She joined Hire Space in October 2019 as a Community Support. When she is not suggesting venues to the clients, out of the office she enjoys hiking with friends and her dog, cooking and watching movies.

Zorica Grdanovska

Zorica Grdanovska

Community Support

After completing her master degree in Business Law, Zorica started working as a project coordinator, organising training and international events for young people. She joined Hire Space in October 2019 as a Community Support. When she is not suggesting venues to the clients, out of the office she enjoys hiking with friends and her dog, cooking and watching movies.

Emily Rendell

Emily Rendell

Relationship Manager

Prior to working at Hire Space, Emily has worked in multiple venues both in the UK and internationally, organising events from conferences to weddings and everything in between! Outside of work, Emily loves to travel and is always dreaming of her next adventure, and she can usually be found with a good coffee or a glass of wine in hand!

Emily Rendell

Emily Rendell

Relationship Manager

Prior to working at Hire Space, Emily has worked in multiple venues both in the UK and internationally, organising events from conferences to weddings and everything in between! Outside of work, Emily loves to travel and is always dreaming of her next adventure, and she can usually be found with a good coffee or a glass of wine in hand!

Beth French

Beth French

Relationship Manager

Beth fell in love with the events industry after working at her local (very mediocre, league) football club as event staff whilst at university. From here, she has never left the industry and has delivered a huge number of events over the years including the Queen's garden parties! Outside of work, Beth loves a wine or three, to bake chocolate brownies and claims to be a keen runner...

Beth French

Beth French

Relationship Manager

Beth fell in love with the events industry after working at her local (very mediocre, league) football club as event staff whilst at university. From here, she has never left the industry and has delivered a huge number of events over the years including the Queen's garden parties! Outside of work, Beth loves a wine or three, to bake chocolate brownies and claims to be a keen runner...

Phil Dunn

Phil Dunn

Front End Engineer

Previously working in sales and business development in fintech and IT change, Phil made the move into software development a few years ago and has joined the tech team as a front end engineer. When he is not tapping his keyboard, he is either playing golf or spending time with his family.

Phil Dunn

Phil Dunn

Front End Engineer

Previously working in sales and business development in fintech and IT change, Phil made the move into software development a few years ago and has joined the tech team as a front end engineer. When he is not tapping his keyboard, he is either playing golf or spending time with his family.

Who we look for

tickKeen to help

Always volunteer if someone needs something and you can help. Never leave anyone behind.

tickAction-oriented

It’s normal to doubt yourself. But commit yourself, think for yourself, learn for yourself and don’t be afraid to lead.

tickContinuously self-improving

Nobody can be great at everything, but if you see a door in front of you, knock it down. You’ll feel amazing.

Our story

Back in 2012, our founders, Will and Ed, were working as a secondary school teacher in a cash-strapped school, and a political advisor campaigning to save recession-hit venues from closure. Feeling like there must be a way for businesses to generate additional income, they put their heads together and hit on the idea for Hire Space, a first-of-its-kind platform for venues to lease out their unused spaces.

Having raised £150,000, Hire Space launched in 2013 with a small roster of schools, churches, and community centres on its books. From there, we’ve grown exponentially, with over 6000 venues on our platform. We’ve matched tens of thousands of event planners with the best venues in the country (and beyond) and we’re constantly evolving to do more.

Don't just take our word for it...

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Incredibly welcoming, always supportive, and filled with fun, friendly colleagues. A real family.
Hire Space employee, 2021
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The Hire Space team doesn’t stand still, always evolving to suit the needs of the industry and thriving on collaboration.
Martin Fullard Editor, Conference News
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You don't feel sad on a Sunday evening, knowing that tomorrow is a Monday and that you need to go to work.
Hire Space employee, 2021
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The feedback on the team from colleagues was amazing, I would recommend over and over again.
Olivia Bushell FutureGov

Contact Us

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