Liftshare scooped two awards at the 2017/18 Norfolk & Norwich Eco Awards, taking home both Small/Medium Business of the Year and the Eco Hero titles!
The Awards aim to celebrate projects and schemes with a strong ecological or environmentally-friendly ethos or groups and organisations which can show they adopt a sound eco approach to all their business. A great mix of businesses, community groups and individuals were present, spanning a huge range of disciplines, interests, and approaches.
Now the biggest car sharing community in the UK, the profits from clients enable Liftshare to provide a free, public service that’s open to all, in Liftshare.com. The network continues to save carbon, cut costs, and deliver a social experience for sharers.
Liftshare has over 500,000 active members (that is, those offering or looking for a lift) at present, and a recent member survey showed that 77% of members were interested in joining to help ‘do their bit’ for the environment.
Recognising the continued opportunity to follow their mission and ensure that everyone has someone to share with, Liftshare also offers a personalised travel planning tool which includes sustainable travel options, and from 2017 will include community transport options – a first for travel planning, and a completely unique product! The team also offer their expertise out to others wanting to encourage sustainable travel – running behaviour change workshops and undertaking data scoping to gain workable intelligence on existing transport data.
Members of the Liftshare Team will return to the Norfolk and Norwich Eco Awards next year to pass the baton on to the 2018/19 Eco Hero.
If you’d like more information on introducing a Liftshare scheme for your business, or think personalised travel planning or car sharing could work for your organisation, get in touch with our Business Team.
Author Lex Barber