Sold: The biggest Taxi company in Telford acquired by Welsh operator
Veezu, the UK’s biggest private hire vehicle operator, has bought Go Carz, amazingly the UK’s sixth largest private hire car business.
Veezu is the UK’s largest multi-region taxi and private hire company, delivering more than 13 million private hire journeys per year, equating to an overall transaction value in excess of £120million.
The company also owns A2B Radio Cars in the West Midlands, Amber Cars in Leeds, Dragon Taxis in South Wales and V Cars in the South West.
This latest deal sees Veezu now operating with more than 6,000 driver partners, making it the biggest private hire business in the UK.
Nathan Bowles, CEO of Veezu said: “I’m delighted to welcome everyone at Go Carz to Veezu. Go Carz is an extremely well managed and established business that complements our existing private hire brands. I look forward to working with Carl Wilday, Graham Hoof and Robin Gibson who will be helping us realise the Go Carz regional growth plan.”
Starting out over 25 years ago in Telford, Carl Wilday had built the built the business up into what is known as Go Carz. It operates in Shrewsbury and into the West Midlands, but started in Telford. The firm has than 1,200 driver partners, and completed five million journeys last year.
Carl Wilday, Managing Director of Go Carz, said: “It’s very much business as usual. The Go Carz brand will be staying, and we will continue to be based out of our existing Head Office in Shrewsbury and our regional offices around Shropshire and the West Midlands. Being part of Veezu brings us access to additional resource and expertise, as well as the next generation of technology innovation that will benefit both the driver partners and passengers of Go Carz.”
The value of the deal, completed in March is undisclosed.