Liftshare.com Ltd has received one of the UK's most prestigious awards for business performance.
The company, whose on-line journey-matching software has helped save UK motorists 50 million car miles, has been honoured with the Queen's Award for Enterprise in its Innovation category.
"Sustainable innovation is what Liftshare is all about," said founder Ali Clabburn. "A Queen's Award really encapsulates what we are trying to achieve - our high standards and the effectiveness of our journey-matching software has earned us a reputation as car share pioneers, not only within the UK but globally.
"Every week, we are typically setting up three more companies with Liftshare schemes. The Queen's Award will give us a massive boost in building our reputation both at home and abroad."
Now in its 10th year, Liftshare has come a long way from its humble beginnings of a university notice board. Ali has grown his student vision into a world leader in the field of on-line journey matching. Over 220,000 people have registered with the network and more than 1,000 local authorities, businesses, universities, hospitals, festivals and other community groups have worked with Liftshare to establish their own car share schemes.
An early pioneer of the social networking craze Liftshare is now an old hand at bringing people together in order to help them travel more efficiently. A typical Liftshare member saves themselves around £1,000 and 1 tonne of CO2 per year by sharing their daily journeys.
"I love it!" says Rhyd Lewis, a Liftshare member in Wales. "I effectively get given £3,000 per year to get chauffeured to work and save the planet!"
More information on the annual Queen's Awards is available at www.queensawards.org.uk
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