08 December 2020
AnyGood? Founder Juliet Eccleston has been elected as the Chair of Sharing Economy UK – the trade body championing the UK’s sharing economy industry.
AnyGood? is a sharing economy platform where a diverse network of professionals recommend other professionals for roles.
Juliet succeeds Olivia Knight and is joined by new board members Eleanor Tucker (Kesero) and Eshita Kabra-Davies (By Rotation) alongside Siddarth VijayaKumar (GrubClub) and Marie Lorimer (Airbnb).The Sharing Economy UK Chair serves a one-year term and Board members serve two-year terms.
Since Sharing Economy UK’s inception, the trade body helped establish the industry’s trust and safety initiative which helps to better protect both businesses and consumers and has successfully championed the introduction of the world’s first sharing economy tax breaks.
Juliet Eccleston, SHARING ECONOMY UK CHAIR AND FOUNDER OF ANYGOOD? said:
"I’m honoured to take on the role of Chair of Sharing Economy UK at this unique time for business. Organisations that unlock the value of assets, connect communities, and increase productivity are crucially important in the recovery and growth of the economy across the whole of the UK.
“I look forward to representing UK start-ups like AnyGood?, Karshare and ByRotation and global companies like Airbnb, Gumtree and TaskRabbit. We already have such a varied and diverse membership and I look forward actively working on this to extend it further.
“The Sharing Economy is one of the UK’s fastest growing and exciting sectors, and its economic, social and environmental impact are significant. By working together as businesses and in collaboration with communities and policy makers, we can amplify our impact and protect the interests of our members.”
ABOUT ELLE, ESHITA, SIDDARTH AND MARIE
Elle Tucker is a former broadsheet journalist and advertising creative who has now focused her skills on the specific needs of the sharing and gig economy - speaking, advising and writing exclusively in this space.
Elle is Brand Advisor for Kesero, a skill sharing business. Kesero is an is an app where individuals can share skills to help save money and feel rewarded. The cashless skills exchange enables people to discover help when they need it by finding the skills they demand.
Eshita Kabra-Davies is the Founder and CEO of the award-winning app By Rotation, the social fashion rental platform. After researching the global fashion rental landscape and discovering the impacts of textile waste, she set out to create a fully digital, peer-to-peer community of fashion lovers.
By Rotation is the UK's largest fashion rental platform and only app. As the world’s first social fashion rental app, Eshita puts community first and is especially interested in cross-collaborations within the sharing economy.
Sid VijayaKumar is the Co-Founder of GrubClub, a sharing economy experimental dining experience business which is among Europe's largest in revenue terms. GrubClub helps culinary entrepreneurs to thrive and grow.
Sid’s previous roles include Eatwith’s Managing Director and Intrapreneur at Omnicom. He currently holds a number of NED roles with sharing economy start-ups, where he mentors entrepreneurs new to the sector on everything from marketing to operations, to product to finance.
Marie is Airbnb’s Public Policy Manager for the UK & Ireland. She works with all levels of government, politicians and civil society - educating policymakers about how Airbnb can help to drive healthy tourism growth towards a sustainable economy.
Prior to Airbnb, Marie advised a variety of businesses and multinational organisations across the technology, media, charity and Fast Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG) sectors on strategic communications, public affairs, stakeholder engagement and corporate campaigning.