Well, it’s been another crazy year for all of us. Unlike Santa’s little helpers, Thrillz HQ has been working round the clock non-stop. So, we’ve decided to reflect (and marvel) at how exciting it's all been, as well as drop some hints for what’s to come in 2022. Right, where to begin…
We moved into a new office!
Finally. After a few months of uncertainty (thanks, Boris) we have touched base in the heart of London - Vauxhall to be precise.
Our swanky new office really embodies the creative energy we bring, it’s basically our muse! So now we can all collaborate together and even work directly with the talent to give Thrillz the WOW factor it truly deserves.
And what’s an office space without its team?
As they say, you can’t make a house a home until you fill it with spirit. The exact same thing applies to the work office! So we’ve grown our incredible team, going through thousands of applicants with a fine tooth-comb to have only the best for the best (if we do say so ourselves).
Founder and CEO of Thrillz, Anjan Luthra, laid down the foundations and kicked things off with his inventive strategy. With a background in professional cricket and an analytical mind, the Scottish-born leader really took to the stars.
He was joined by our tech genius, Ivan Kasabov, who works his magic to make everything look seamless and pretty. Our very own Bob the Builder: can he fix it? Yes, he can!
Marketing queen, Eloise Bratt, is a natural-born entertainer, with an exceptional flair for pop culture. There is not one meme, one trend, or one TikTok dance that goes unnoticed. She's been pivotal to growing our social media brand and connecting fans with their idols.
The next addition to the team was Camilla Wetton (Millie) who hit the ground running with Talent Acquisition. She's got a talent for predicting who and how the celebrities will blow up at Thrillz, and grew the roster by 200% in her first 6 months!
Joining Camilla on Talent Acquisition is Eleanor Herbert, a Theatre and German graduate from Bristol University. She’s headed the football team (pardon the pun) growing the fan base for footie fans across the country. Eleanor’s silver tongue has brought hundreds of celebrities to the platform - a few of which we’ll mention later.
We also welcomed Savannah Giorgi, our right-arm woman leading Customer Success. She’s tenacious and sassy, essentially a Fairy Godmother! Seriously, Savy can achieve a million things in one day that the average person would run away from crying. Thanks to her, our customers left with a smile that mirrors the Cheshire cat.
Finally, Thrillz recruited its first-ever copywriter, Naida Allen, a word wizard who waved her magic wand to bring you the top news. (And probably one too many puns, but who’s really complaining?)
A special shout-out also goes to our two remote teammates in Sofia. 👋
Kerry Katona invests!
One of the biggest highlights was joining forces with Atomic Kittens singer, Kerry Katona. Not only did she become a prime investor at Thrillz, but is also part of the crew as a Creative Advisor.
We’re joined by some thrilling legends…
Honestly, we’ve got some names on the books that’ll make your jaw drop to the floor. But in case you’ve been living under a rock, we’re just gonna gloat:
Sir Geoff Hurst MBE - the football legend who brought England to victory in 1966. He also remains the only male player to score a hat-trick in the World Cup Final.
Katie Price - the glamour model and TV personality we all know and love. Oh yes, the Pricey is back and she's more fabulous than ever!
Flavor Flav - one of the most famous American rappers of all time. Founder of Public Enemy and artist of the hit track ‘Bring the Noise’. Ain’t no school like the old school.
James Mackenzie (aka Raven) - the Scotsman that a whole generation of people will remember from the BAFTA-winning game show on CBBC: “Let the challenge… begin!” They don’t make ‘em like this anymore, just saying.
Other notable mentions include Rachel Lugo, the GBBO 2021 bakers, Maddie Grace Jepson, Daniel Wakeford, Karen from Finance - the list goes on! But there's plenty more where that came from.
The platform had a makeover
Whether you’re new to the Thrillz Fam or have been a loyal member since 2020, you might have noticed that the profile pages had a makeover!
It’s now even more visually appealing (and easier) to book your favourite celebrity from any device. It’s all wham, bam, glam!
Allie Sherlock’s Christmas concert was a smash hit!
On December 16th, fans of singer, Allie Sherlock, were serenaded with sweet music at a virtual live concert. She covered the classics like Ed Sheeran’s Perfect, and even some Christmas jams, including a personal favourite ‘Last Christmas’.
People watched and sang along, whilst some families ate their dinner together and danced the night away. A very wholesome evening.
Allie also had live Q&A session with VIPs behind the scenes, who got a chance to ask their burning questions and get to know the rising star. If you missed it this year, stay tuned! There’s plenty more where that came from.
Our daily bookings are through the roof!
Month on month, we’ve been exceeding our projected bookings and overflowing with happy customers.
… And breathe! So what else is in store for 2022?
Ok, now we’ve had a chance to catch our breath and give ourselves a well-deserved pat on the back, we can share some of our plans and surprises for 2022!
We can’t go into too much detail, of course, that would spoil all the fun. But, without further ado, here are some things you can expect.
That’s right folks, in the New Year we’ll be revolutionizing our content with hot topics, maybe some new ways to tune in and potentially more interviews with celebrities. That’s all we can say for now, but keep your eyes peeled for updates. Subscribe to the blog to make sure you get alerts!
Competitions and prizes!
Well, lucky reader, could you be the one with a chance to win £100? The team is planning loads of competitions and loyalty rewards for the Thrillz Fam to welcome you to the community. From gift vouchers to exclusive parties and live meet-ups with your No.1 idol, this is not something you want to miss.
Even more talent to come...
Our list won't stop growing, so that means you're going to see even more familiar faces! From TV stars, to childhood favourites and sports players, there will truly be someone for everyone at Thrillz.
A special Thank You
None of this could have been possible without the Thrillz Fam. You have been instrumental in the growth of our brand and spreading cheer across the world. You’re not just a customer, you are the life and soul of Thrillz. So thank you for following us on this incredible journey, we can’t wait to see what happens next!
To all of you: Happy New Year!