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Our Story

The Bunch was set up by recent graduates who were fed up of being taken advantage of by utility companies. The company was founded as Easy Student Living in Leeds in 2016 taking on its first customers in May 2017. Since then the company has expanded, with over 10,000 customers onboard for 2021/2022. The company rebranded in May 2019 to become The Bunch in order to stay in touch with the long term goals of the company – being able to provide a service for ANYONE living in shared accommodation.

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Now four years on, and thousands of customers later, The Bunch is helping young people around the country manage their household bills whilst simultaneously increasing revenue and reducing admin for agents and landlords so they can focus on running their businesses.

There can be a lot of stresses surrounding university / graduate life, but sorting utilities shouldn't be one of them. That’s why The Bunch has simplified the process by creating a one-stop shop for all household bills.

The Bunch’s mission is simple - to simplify the struggles of shared living

Meet the Board and Advisors

Founder Elliott leads by example. In his day-to-day, he thrives on his ability to innovate and design new products and strategies to improve customer experience at The Bunch. Outside of work, he’s a Drum & Bass DJ.

Elliott Herrod-Taylor

CEO & Founder

Will is driven by the progression of the team and wider business. As a co-founder, he loves seeing the development and thriving of his colleagues beyond the conception of The Bunch. Aside from this, sports fanatic Will is on the golf course, football pitch or watching his beloved Man United.

Will Stewart

Co-founder & Director

David has over 20 years of experience with Startups and scale-ups, including IPO's, exits, and some failures. Also involved with E-Fundamentals, Brabham Global, Pario Ventures. Outside of day to day, he is massively into Motorsport and spending as much time as he can with family.

David Murray-Hundley

Chairman

Clive is a senior technology leader, having worked on major digital development and transformation programmes for over 20 years with a series of high-profile media, telco and Fintech organisations, including Sky, EE and GoCompare. Clive is also an author and editor, with 5 fiction titles published to-date.

Clive Gilson

Non-Exec Director

Amjad first became a landlord as a teenager and has been on the Main Boards of two of the UK’s largest rental property providers. He helps us with understanding the perspectives of landlords and large corporates whilst obsessing about growth. He plays all sports badly but with bags of enthusiasm.

Amjad Hussain

Advisor

Rebecca has now been working with SMEs for over 15 years across a wide range of industries. She constantly strives to provide a wide range of high quality services and has a great appreciation of the need for flexibility, speed and cost effectiveness to allow SME’s to thrive and grow.

Rebecca Curnock

Advisor

Having been involved with a number of startups, and part of Ovo Energy's founding team, Tom is an operational leader who has been through the journey of start-up to market-leading scale up. Outside of work, Tom is an avid MTBer, and general lover of the outdoors.

Tom Griffin

Advisor

A success list of ventures and exits as long as your arm. Kevin has interests in startups right up to interests in the fluids used for the SpaceX Starlink project. Kevin is a keen cyclist and wine connoisseur.

Kevin Doyle

Advisor

Meet the Team

Alice is never short of a joke - or an opinion! When she’s not obsessing over creative and digging into our customer pain points, Alice can be found running laps around Bristol’s harbourside with her favourite tunes blasting.

Alice Bradshaw-Smith

Head of Marketing

Creative maestro Archie has an eye for detail and a real passion for nurturing partnerships with like-minded brands. Aside from his love for great content, Archie runs a dance music record label, nauses over televised sport and savages his Deliveroo account.

Archie Lynas

Brand Manager

Ashton is Chief Technology Officer at the bunch, starting in January 2022. He enjoys finding ways to make people’s work easier, faster and more enjoyable through tech! In his free time he works on his own software projects, swims and travels to sunny places.

Ashton Clapp

Chief Technology Officer

Cat is our current operations executive who always makes sure onboarding new clients is a smooth process. She loves the vibrant atmosphere in the office and is passionate about working hard in a team environment. In her spare time Cat is an aspiring photographer and loves cooking tasty dishes for her friends and family.

Catherine Chapman

Operations Executive

Mastermind Claudiu Bejan is our Junior Software Engineer, with a knack for solving technical problems and a love for coding. Outside of work he's always staying fit and in shape with regular exercise, running or working out. Whenever he isn't training his body he's training his mind by owning people at chess!

Claudiu Bejan

Junior Software Engineer

Tech wizard Crispin is the king of creating order out of chaos. Having assisted The Bunch since inception, he holds the knowledge to unlock and facilitate the many ideas that erupt from the wider team. Aside to this, Crispin loves music; be it listening at home or going to gigs.

Crispin Herrod-Taylor

Chief Technical Officer

Ella is our esteemed Sales Executive and Account Manager who’s been lighting up the office with positivity since July! Ella enjoys the team atmosphere and she's passionate about building long lasting customer relationships in her role. Outside of work she's nocturnal and likes to immerse herself in the clubbing and festival scenes.

Ella Tucker

Sales Executive / Account Manager

Harriet is a fantastic support to our Operations team, and always has a smile on her face! Outside of work, she is proud to have perfected the optimum balance of frequenting the pub and sleeping - an impressive skill.

Harriet Howard

Operations Administrator

Sales guru Harry has been with The Bunch since the start - no wonder he’s passionate about speaking with and guiding people through difficult bills situations everyday. Outside of work, Harry is found enjoying live music and festivals, or settling down for a full day’s cricket!

Harry Davies

Sales Executive

Jack is our new Sales Executive who joined in January, he loves the progressive attitude and positive environment at the bunch and is determined to do whatever it takes to hit his targets. Outside of work Jack is an upcoming Grime MC and loves to be creative.

Jack Backwell

Sales Executive

Keiran loves being creative, in the workplace and out and about. On our team Keiran is the man behind the socials but outside of work he is a budding artist who loves to perform his Rap music on stage and edit stylistic music videos.

Keiran Gournet-Moore

Marketing Executive

Max is our new Senior Software Engineer, he has been working alongside The Bunch since March 2020 and finally joined our team in 2022! He enjoys working in a positive environment for a rapidly growing start-up and outside of work Max loves events, from Festivals and Gigs to Sporting events you can find Max in every live crowd having a blast!

Max Maybury

Senior Software Engineer

Customer Interactions Executive Megan is a burst of positivity in the office. Megan is great at making new connections and when she’s not acing customer service calls she's either on a Bedminster pub crawl or back at home binging crime documentaries.

Megan Brooks

Customer Interactions Executive

Michael is our Customer Interactions Executive. He loves working with colleagues in a team and enjoys interacting with different customers to see how he can help them and improve their experiences. After 5 years in Bristol Michael still loves exploring, eating out at different spots and experiencing the city's live music scene!

Michael Cross

Customer Interactions Executive

Oli is the Chief Operating Officer and is responsible for all things Operational and Interactional. Since joining this February Oli has shown a huge interest in helping scale the business and has enjoyed the ambition and culture of the staff here at the bunch. Outside of work he’s a family man who enjoys cooking, football and mountain climbing!

Oli Dickinson

Chief Operating Officer

Campervan adventurer Ollie loves striking up a conversation with our prospective customers and finding them a great deal. Beyond this, Ollie loves his live music; from open mic nights to big room raves he will be there! Current passion: Latin American music. Hola!

Ollie Canning

Sales Executive

Our Operations Administrator Ollie is a smooth talker when it comes to conversations with our supplier and loves The Bunch’s friendly environment and staff. At home, Ollie is a true gamer and loves playing Dead by Daylight and Sea of Thieves on PC.

Ollie Dunford

Operations Administrator

Shannon works hard at The Bunch to ensure our finances are kept in perfect nick. Aside from her love of our office environment, Shannon is the adoring owner of her beloved Pomeranian doggie Alfie, and is most often seen proudly walking him around!

Shannon Barrett

Financial Controller

Rugby fanatic Thomas is super passionate about helping our customers enjoy their lives without the stress of bills. Outside of work, he’s geeking over films and history and relishing the odd cruise and trip to the Cornish beach!

Thomas Spencer

Customer Interactions Manager

Operations Manager Vicky is the brains behind the processes that make The Bunch machine run smoothly and she's passionate about being in a scaling business where culture and innovation are at the forefront. Outside of The Bunch Victoria is a masterful Drum and Bass Vocalist who spends her holidays shredding waves surfing and travelling.

Victoria Ward

Operations Manager

Zoe our Credit Controller is a statistics wiz who excels at anything to do with calculating. She’s also extremely creative - if she’s not crunching numbers, she's out travelling, doing landscape photography and running her own prestigious cake sale business.

Zoe Wong

Credit Controller

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Wish to join the team?

Think you could bring something to The Bunch? Passionate about simplifying the struggles of shared living?

Drop us a line:

hello@the-bunch.co.uk