In 2014, I was in my 9th year of leading a well-established, 52 year-old and highly successful, private equity backed travel management company. Quite a mouthful. The business managed the travel of most lawyers in the UK, a good proportion of lawyers from the USA, and many other professional service individuals from the insurance and specialist finance sectors. The travel requirements were pretty standard. Business class, chauffeur to and from airport, and a 5* hotel accommodation – the Four Seasons in New York was especially popular. But in 2014 something fundamentally changed.
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November 22, 2022
Black Friday is a day (sometimes weeks) in November that encourages overconsumption, overproduction and overspending through discounts and sales. And let's be honest.. we’re over it! According to Statista, UK consumers are estimated to spend a total of £8.71 billion over the course of the Black Friday weekend this year. Identified by Which?, only 1 in 7 deals this Black Friday are considered to be genuine discounts, with retailers marking up their prices days before the Black Friday to orchestrate bigger savings. So with billions of pounds being unnecessarily spent this weekend, we’re drawing attention to the reasons why it’s best to avoid the frenzy and make sustainable switches for Green Friday instead.
November 13, 2022
Electric vehicles (EVs) are on the rise - they now hold a 14% share of the UK’s new car market and more than 40% of models are now available as plug-ins. The transition to electric vehicles is key to helping us meet net zero targets, which is why in 2030 there’ll be a ban on selling new petrol or diesel cars within the UK. With electric vehicles becoming the norm in the future, we’ve highlighted some key things worth knowing below.
October 25, 2022
Spooky season has arrived, but with the way that things are at the moment, there’s enough going on already to be afraid of. This is why we’re highlighting a few day trip ideas that aren’t going to give you or your bank account a fright! If you find yourself looking for ways to keep the kids entertained this half term, or you’ve got a day spare and are after some inspiration, we’ve picked four wholesome autumnal activities for you to sink your fangs into.
October 10, 2022
Currently, 9 in 10 adults in Great Britain have reported that their cost of living has increased. Which is why it’s no surprise that many of us are looking for ways to cut costs and save money where we can. In fact, 42% of us have already started to cut back on non-essential car journeys to save on costs - so why not take it a step further and completely cut out the costs of owning a car? With the current annual cost of running a car sitting at £3,500, we look at the possibility of giving up car ownership to save costs and switching to renting instead.
September 22, 2022
Karshare’s vision is to create a world where we never have more cars than we need. This is why we’re advocates for Car Free Day, a day on 22nd September that encourages people to go car free and a day that helps raise awareness of the wider importance of reducing car usage. Car sharing can enable you to give up ownership of a car and choose to rent one from your neighbours as and when you need instead. We took some time to chat to people who have decided to either get rid of their car, or have never owned a car themselves and their reasons for this.
August 26, 2022
Living in a city comes with many benefits - there’s a buzz of activity that continues from day into night, city's are often easier to get around with extensive public transport links, and they’re home to some of the country’s most major events, so you’re as close to the action as can be!However, living in an urban area unfortunately also means less access to large green areas. In fact, 70% of people who live in urban areas in towns and cities across England don’t have suitable access to quality green space. So if you’re feeling like escaping the city this weekend and are chasing some serenity in the great outdoors, we’ve got some road trip ideas for you.
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