London Rideshare 2015


As we approach mid term rideshare has got off to a flying start in London due, primarily, to SPLYT – London’s leading rideshare app. SPLYT launched 13th April 2015. I was retained full time Jumpin, the Leeds rideshare startup bought by Addison Lee last year has yet to hit London and UberPool’s London launch of their rideshare product has been put Continue reading


Addison Lee: Open Letter To Boris.

Addison Lee

22 May 2015 Dear Mayor, Let me start by saying thank you for your recent announcement that you would be reviewing the Private Hire sector regulations. Addison Lee is a proudly British business which celebrates its 40th year in 2015. We love London; as a long-term London resident, we are mindful of our duty to be good neighbours – to Continue reading


Market consolidation in the minicab and taxi App industry – who is ‘fare’ game?


Taxi carriages are renowned for playing privy to all sorts of secrets and conversations. But it’s the taxi industry itself that we are interested in today as rumours are spreading of a market consolidation in the booming UK taxi app and minicab industry. Big players Uber, Addison Lee, Hailo, Kabbee, Lyft, Fare Exchange, Minicabster, Get Taxi, and London’s top super Continue reading


SPLYT Launches Rideshare In London


I was excited to be given pre launch access to both the driver and passenger apps by SPLYT for testing purposes. Complete with a dummy credit card. Pretty important because SPLYT fares are payable by registered card only. I wrote last year that 2015 was going to be the year of the rideshare and it appears that Londoners will soon Continue reading


Hailo Steps Up


Hailo launched Hailo Backup last month. It’s a new feature for London that provides a HailoExec in case clients are ignored by its London taxi driver base which, I understand, is happening more and more these days. A HailoExec will be booked at no additional cost which are generally high-end saloon cars – only Mercedes E-class, BMW 5-7 series, Jaguars Continue reading