Our Story

FanGo’s founders are lifelong friends who share a deep love for attending various events. A theme common to many events was the outrageous length of time taken to book tickets and purchase refreshments. In 2017, they started FanGo with intention to disrupt the outdated pre-ordering market. Through hard work and referrals, they grew far beyond their Yorkshire home, becoming a number one Bespoke Event Management software company in the UK. The FanGo system is built to listen, innovate and develop bespoke solution to enhance experiences within the hospitality sector

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Greg Usher

Managing Director

Greg Usher

Managing Director

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Joe Gateshill

Managing Director

Joe Gateshill

Managing Director

Meet the Team

Following a short career in professional football, Greg went on to achieve an MBA from Loughborough University. Greg then joined a sports education provider. Initially teaching primary, he soon progressed to Senior Manager, responsible for Multiple schools across London. Now focussed on FanGo, he believes the system not only improves customer experience but also enhances profitability!
Joe completed an Engineering Master’s degree at the University of Cambridge. He then joined Jaguar Land Rover’s Product Development Graduate Programme and was heavily involved in the development of the I-Pace – Jaguar’s first all-electric vehicle. He left Jaguar Land Rover in 2017 to devote all his attention to FanGo.
Originally studying Electrical Engineering at the University of Nottingham, Ben discovered a passion for programming. Prior to FanGo, he completed various electronics projects for Control Techniques. His specialty areas are software engineering, web development and project design. When not developing bespoke features for FanGo, Ben can be found programming his own projects or managing and casting nationwide Esports tournaments.
Iwona completed a Marketing degree at the University of Hull. Prior to FanGo, she worked in customer service and marketing across various brands. Her specialty areas are brand marketing, digital marketing and integrated communications. When not working on making FanGo more awesome, Iwona spends her time at the university, pursuing a Master's degree in Artificial Intelligence and Data Science.
Sam, having initially ventured into the catering industry, took his passion for computer technology to the next level by enrolling in a Computer Science program at the University of Hull. In the year 2023, he successfully completed his studies with a first-class honours degree and subsequently became a valued member of the FanGo team, taking position as Web Development Lead.
Jo qualified as a solicitor in 1982 and initially worked in a private practice specialising in trusts, wills and probate. Jo went on to complete a PGCE and worked in secondary education before moving to the Hull City Council Legal Department. She became a Senior Corporate Governance Lawyer. During this time she undertook the Diploma in Local Government Law and Practice winning the Town Clerk's Prize. Jo also became a Board Member and Projects Assessor. After taking early retirement she followed her dreams of becoming a dog trainer before turning her attention back to law and becoming FanGo's Data Protection Officer. Jo is passionate about ensuring privacy is at the heart of FanGo's processes.
Bernard was a practising barrister for over forty years and a Recorder judging cases in the Crown and County courts for over twenty years before retiring from the law in 2019.Thereafter and until 2023 he was an elected member of East Riding of Yorkshire Council and Chair of its Licensing Committee. Bernard has experience of corporate management as a director and chairman of a private limited company and is dedicated to assisting FanGo in achieving great success in the future.

In The Community

The FanGo team have worked closely with various charitable organisations to design and develop complementary systems

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The Small Biz 100 scheme was founded in 2010 by American Express in the USA and it remains the principal supporter of the campaign in the UK. In 2019, FanGo was recognised as a top 100 business! The top 100 businesses selected received great exposure in the local and national press and joined the Small Biz team in London at receptions in both Downing Street and The House of Lords. The FanGo team were thrilled to have been recognised as a top 100 business in the UK! Our Co-Founder, Greg Usher said, “We pride ourselves on our ability to work closely with each client, listening carefully to their exact requirements before providing a solution. The whole team are delighted that our work has been acknowledged and we thoroughly enjoyed celebrating the achievement with the other top 100 businesses at the House of Lords.”
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The Oli Hilsdon Foundation

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In 2019, Oli Hilsdon, a close friend of our Directors, lost his battle with Glioblastoma Multiforme. Diagnosed with a Glioblastoma aged 22, Oli was given 12 months to live. Oli fought with relentless optimism and a wicked sense of humour. He ran the London Marathon in under 4 hours raising £60,000 for brain tumour research, worked full time in a job he loved, travelled the world and got married. In January 2019, just 10 days before his 27th birthday, Oli passed away. The FanGo team have worked closely with Oli’s wife to design and develop a complimentary website that allows the charity to seamlessly take donations, promote events and share research.
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Responding to the Covid-19 Crisis

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During the Covid-19 pandemic, FanGo supported their local Mutual Aid volunteers who played a key role in assisting vulnerable members of the community. FanGo developed a complimentary website and a support system to enable members of the public to easily get in contact to request help. As soon as the nationwide lockdown was announced, the FanGo team worked tirelessly to adapt their systems with the aim of offering online solutions to businesses of all sizes to help them cope with the new restrictions and distancing measures. Restaurants, takeaways, high street stores and sports clubs were now able to offer their products and/or services online. The FanGo team are proud that their work in the community was recognised. The team were nominated and won a competition with the Mail on Sunday and were featured in the national press.
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