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RideTandem are hoping to take home the award for Transport Tech Company of the Year for the second time

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Published Date 05.07.2023

RideTandem has helped people earn more than £40 million in wages since launch.

We work with local taxi, minicab, and coach companies to provide high-quality, affordable, reliable, and sustainable shared commuter services for employers whose staff would otherwise be unable to get to work.
We were honoured to be named ‘Transport Tech Company of the Year’ at the UK Business Tech Awards in 2022 and are proud to be shortlisted for 2023.

RideTandem was created in 2019 by three co-founders – Alex Shapland-Howes, who scaled an organisation to sell to 20% of schools nationwide, Huw McLeod, previously CTO of Hireup Australia’s fastest-growing company in 2017 and Tatseng Chiam, previously an Investment Director and employee #6 at the Global Innovation Fund, a leading social impact investment fund based in London..

Since then, our team has grown to 30+ people – dedicated to our mission to provide sustainable transport for all.

The RideTandem team supports leading businesses such as Lidl, Royal Mail and DPD helping them attract and retain more great talent.

As well as helping those clients with their recruitment, retention and reducing theirScope 3 emissions, we also see the impact our shared shuttle service has the employees themselves.

Recently, one of our passengers told us how much the service meant to them. He said: “Without RideTandem’s service, unless you knew someone who was driving or you had a licence yourself, you wouldn’t be able to get to work”.

With three other companies joining us in the running for this prestigious title, we are honoured to be considered for the 2nd year running. Our Director of Business Development, Oliver Pilsbury-Gaunt, shared his excitement about being shortlisted:

“It’s fantastic to be shortlisted for Transport Tech Company of the Year for the second year in a row, as last year’s winners we have seen the impact that such a prestigious award has on our brand and we are grateful to be recognised for all our hard work. That said, it is a fantastic opportunity for us to continue to raise awareness of transport poverty and the support the millions of people across Europe who struggle to access work, education or healthcare who can now be supported by a RideTandem service.”

The continuing cost of living crisis has fuelled demand as lower paid workers struggle with the cost of car ownership alongside the decline in public transport. Some 20% of bus routes have been cut in the last ten years, causing more issues for people reliant on public transport to attend work.

We use tech to solve this problem. Our passengers book and pay for their seats through the RideTandem app then live track the vehicle’s location and get real-time service updates.

Employers can monitor the service through their RideTandem dashboard and are given usage reports. And each of our customers gets a dedicated account manager – using thedata collected through our technology to optimise their service – managing costs and adapting to changing passenger needs.

You can find out more about RideTandem and our transport services here:

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