Spare Space Taxis and The Team information about us so you know who we are

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Spare Space Taxis was set up in December 2011 as a partnership and has been incorporated and registered in England and Wales since April 2013.
Our initial aims included:
  • creating an online marketplace where empty journeys in taxis can be seamlessly booked;
  • providing passengers with the opportunity to achieve reduced price or cheap taxi fares;
  • enabling taxi companies to improve their profit margins, increase their revenue and enhance their potential client base; and
  • improve the efficiency of taxi utilisation thereby doing our bit for the environment and helping to reduce traffic pollution on our road network.

The idea of creating an online marketplace where people can seemlessly book the empty sector in a taxi comes from first hand experience. One of our founding partners Ben has, with his family, run a local taxi company for the past 18 years. It became apparent that a lot of the journeys were repetitive, booked in advance and almost guarenteed.
Therefore why not allow people to book the empty sector at a reduced price?
Work begun in December 2011 with the technical skills of James bringing the vision to life.
The Spare Space Taxis website went live in May 2013 to provide the cheapest, most environmently friendly taxi fares available on the web.
We aim to provide a simple, easy to use and effortless solution and in so doing provide people with the cheapest taxi fares available on the web whilst still helping taxi companies improve their revenue.
If you have any comments please feel free to contact us.
We hope you enjoy your journey!
The Spare Space Taxis Team.
Ben Evans
Ben has worked with his father helping run the family taxi company since he has been old enough to help.
He attended Millfield School and went on to become an airline pilot and is currently flying for British Airways.
Ben is a keen triathlete and member of the volata cycling club.
Ben is always working at ways to improve Spare Space Taxis and relishes the challenges it brings.
James Summers
Prior to working on Spare Space Taxis James completed a contract with HSBC working in Canary Wharf. He specialises in Scala which is a JVM (Java Virtual Machine) coding language but can turn his hand to anything IT related and would desribe himself as a technologist.
James graduated from Surrey university with a degree in Mathematics.
Whilst at university James was captain of the mens hockey team and still plays on a regular basis for his local team.
James is also a keen cyclist, both on and off road.
Peter Evans
Peter has been running his own businesses for the past 45 years and joins the Spare Space Taxis Team with an inordinate amount of knowledge.
Among other things he has:
  • Run a successful garage, with fuelling, car sales, maintenance and a cafe;
  • Helped countless students from overseas who have studied in the UK make the most of their time whilst in the UK;
  • Organised visas and passports for foreign nationals wanting anything from a student visa to a tier 4 investor visa; and
  • Run a very successful taxi business.

  • Peter is working to help create our vision of efficeint, affordable and comfortable travel.

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