Liftshare, the UK’s largest car sharing community, has been shortlisted in the category of ‘Outstanding Eco Small/Medium Business’ in the first Norwich & Norfolk Eco Awards.
The awards aim to celebrate projects and schemes with a strong ecological or environmentally-friendly ethos, as well as groups and organisations which can show they adopt a sound eco approach to all of their business.
Liftshare is the UK’s largest car sharing community, with over 500,000 members currently offering or requesting a lift. The site is free to use; and a sustainable and cheap travel option for most. Liftshare’s system calculates a journey price within legal limits for petrol contributions, so that car insurance remains unaffected.
The company maintains a free-to-use site for the public, as well as a corporate bespoke service that it sells to clients such as large employers, hospitals, business parks, and local authorities. Members using Liftshare on client sites alone save 35,000 tonnes of CO2 annually at current usage levels, and take over 97,000,000 miles off of the roads every year!
Based in Duke Street, Norwich, the sharing economy business has previously received accolades such as The Queens Award for Innovation, The Ashden Award for Sustainable Travel, and a Digital Impact Award.
Liftshare’s Founder and MD, Ali Clabburn, said of the shortlist: “Liftsharing is a win for the planet, a win for your savings and a win for community. I’m delighted to have been shortlisted and hope it encourages even more people in Norfolk to give it a try.”
The awards ceremony takes place on 16th March, at the Forum in Norwich. Watch this space for more news!
Author Lex Barber