Kru Live secures three-year contract with GiveSmart

Agency Kru Live has inked an exclusive deal to staff GiveSmart's fundraising events over the next three years.

Kru will work with GiveSmart for the next three years
Kru will work with GiveSmart for the next three years

As part of the agreement, Kru Live will deliver a number of staffing days and provide entertainers – including celebrity auctioneers – through its Kru Talent agency.

The agency has appointed Kelly Armstrong as GiveSmart’s account manager.

GiveSmart, a fundraising platform, lets guests bid in online auctions from mobiles and tablets on their table. 

The company has worked at more than 1,400 events with charities including Unicef and the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

Ted Robinson, director, GiveSmart said: "We managed things in house successfully for a number of years but our success has meant that it was time to handover to specialists known for fantastic service.

"After a detailed selection process and trial period we felt that Kru Live and their very high standards were the best fit for our brand and our clients."

Sarah-Jane Benham, managing director, Kru Live, added: "Early conversations highlighted a clear synergy between our two companies; both ambitious in our outlook, passionate about looking after our people and committed to delivering a service of excellence. We are confident our partnership will only strengthen each other’s business further."

Kru Live launched an inter-agency exchange programme in January, which sees staff from agencies in 30 different countries swap roles for an assigned period of time. 

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