Business Travel Show: Cabfind downplays Uber’s impact in B2B market

Business Travel Show: Cabfind downplays Uber’s impact in B2B market

Cabfind.com has described Uber as “not having much effect” on the corporate travel sector as it unveils expansion plans for this year.

Speaking at the Business Travel Show in London the taxi and coach on demand specialist’s commercial director, Debbie Thompson, said: “Uber is a disruptor in the private hire and taxi sector but is not having as much an effect on the B2B market.

“Cabfind.com is a truly nationwide business and we reach parts of the UK Uber isn’t yet in.

“We still hold a competitive edge in terms of our supplier network, which is unrivalled within the UK.

“Demand for our managed ground transportation service is at its highest recorded levels, hence our need to move to bigger premises.”

Meanwhile Cabfind.com will relocate within Birkenhead to new, two floor 10,689 square feet offices under a 10-year lease.

Managing director, Chris Jordan, said: “We had originally planned to bring our team together to occupy one complete section of our current home within Egerton House in Birkenhead.

“However, since our acquisition by Transdev [in February last year] we have quickly determined that a much bigger space will be needed as we recruit more staff to meet the needs of the business.

“We hope to create 20 new jobs in this year alone.”

Thompson added: “Since becoming part of the Transdev portfolio Cabfind.com has seen a 20% increase of staff thanks to four recruitment drives to meet the level of demand for our logistical services.

“It was important to bring our teams together in one new, inspiring space as we enter an exciting period of further growth and innovation.

“With cabfind.com working under Transdev, our new headquarters needed to reflect the truly international nature of our business as it looks to expand into new markets.”

Investment by Transdev has enabled Cabfind.com to increase the supplier network of its fleet of private hire vehicles across the UK.

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