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Changes at Vivaticket see John Godwin move to focus on charity ventures

Changes at Vivaticket see John Godwin move to focus on charity ventures
July 28, 2021

Leading global attractions and arts ticketing and access control business Vivaticket has announced that John Godwin, the longstanding Managing Director of its Australian operations, has stepped down from the business to embark full time on focusing his efforts towards charity ventures.

Godwin, who founded ticketing and CRM solutions provider enta Australasia in 2007 - which became part of Vivaticket predecessor Best Union Company SpA in 2018 - has founded two charity ventures - the Fair Go Australia Foundation and Creating Positive Future Foundation - which he describes as being “very close to my heart - because they do make such a wonderful and positive impact on the lives of the people we support.”

Following Godwin’s departure, Company Director, Andrew Steel, will now lead the business as it continues to provide ticketing and CRM functionality for the arts, cultural and experience communities.

A veteran of the business, Steel’s experience runs deep as a long time General Manager of operations for enta Australsia and then Vivaticket.

In addition, Oliver Smith has joined the business in the role of Business Development Manager, bringing a wealth of industry experience in ticketing from time spent with Melbourne & Olympic Parks, Cricket World Cup 2015, and at Ticketmaster both in the UK and Australia.

Based in Brisbane, Smith will continue to grow Vivaticket’s business in Australia and New Zealand across its two ticketing platforms, enta and BOS.

Vivaticket’s enta platform has long been a stalwart of ticketing and CRM functionality for the arts community in Australia, with its feature rich platform that has been designed specifically for the needs of those customers it partners with, and a proud heritage of service and scalable development. This development includes a number of third party integrations including MailChimp, Microsoft Power BI and Artifax that have really expanded enta’s already extensive range of capability allowing for increased communication, analytics and venue management information to flow through.

 Vivaticket’s partner platform, BOS, offers a different type of ticketing architecture tailored for larger cultural and experience institutions, with an impressive roster of major venues in Italy, UK, France, UAE, Singapore, and the USA, and a growing list of multisite venues in Australia.

The BOS ticketing solution allows for a host of integrations to complement its enhanced web and POS based ticket sales. Offering functionality for seamless B2B portal sales, food and beverage integration, resource management assignment, kiosk and mobile POS capability for increased ticket sale options, and much more, BOS has given venues the ability to integrate ‘best of breed’ in to one platform to create major efficiencies across venues.

Click here to contact VIVATICKET via their entry in the Australasian Leisure Management Supplier Directory.

For more information on John Godwin’s charities go to and

Image: John Godwin.

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