Ali Clabburn, front centre, founder and chief executive of Liftshare, with his team at their office in Norwich. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY Copyright: Archant 2018 It began 20 years ago with a student who needed a cross-country lift home from university. Now Norwich company Liftshare is coming into its own as the ‘sharing economy’ principles and digital format it is based on become ever more popular.The company, which now has 25 staff based at its head office in Duke Street, expects to have facilitated 650 million shared journeys around the world by the end of this year and supports car-sharing schemes for companies including Jaguar Land Rover, Tesco and Heathrow Airport.Ali Clabburn, founder and chief executive of Liftshare, said it was exciting to see the recent growth of the sharing economy – typified by companies like Airbnb.“It feels like at long last I am not the only one thinking about this,” he said.“The potential of sharing to solve some of the huge societal problems we face is massive.“There are companies doing great things with the internet to bring people and services together so they can be shared. It is opening up the accommodation market and the travel market, spaces and offices… Read full this story
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