News

8th
June

The Co-operative launches with carbon heroes

The Co-operative Group has launched a car sharing scheme for its more than 3,000 employees in the Greater Manchester area.

The Group has team up with Carbon Heroes which offers a bespoke, secure car sharing services that enables staff find colleagues with whom to share when travelling to and from work or on business.

Car sharing helps reduce demand for car parking, reduces travel expenditure and fits in with The Co-operative’s sustainability agenda.

Amanda Jones, Head of Business Change and Transformation, at the Co-operative said: “We’ve been delighted with the uptake to date, with one pair of employees having shared two thousand miles on their commute to work, saving around five hundred pounds in fuel and parking alone in only four months.”

Craig Barrack, Managing Director of carbon heroes said: “Our service requires that companies embrace a culture of change and actively encourage their employees to share their commute and business journeys when convenient. The Co-operative has been an ideal client for us; the commitment to their staff and to the Sustainability agenda has resulted in a positive message and uptake of the service.”

14th
March

Colin Tourick appointed to carbon heroes' board

carbon heroes, one of the UK’s leading journey-matching companies, today announced a new appointment.

Carbon heroes helps companies to reduce the environmental impact of their employees’ commuting and business travel, delivering cost savings in the process. It has appointed Professor Colin Tourick as a non-executive director with immediate effect.

Colin has 30 years in the UK asset finance and vehicle leasing industries, working as chief accountant of LeasePlan UK, general manager of Commercial Union Vehicle Finance and Managing Director of CitiCapital Fleet. For seven years he has worked as a management consultant in the automotive fleet market in the UK and overseas. He is the author of several books including ‘Managing Your Company Cars’, the vehicle management industry textbook. Colin is also the visiting Professor of Centre for Automotive Management, University of Buckingham Business School.

Craig Barrack, Managing Director, explains: “Colin has a wealth of experience, and has been an invaluable asset to carbon heroes for more than two years.

“I’m delighted that he is taking up a non-exec role on the board where his vision will help to form our ongoing strategy.”

Colin Tourick added: “Carbon heroes are at the leading edge when it comes to delivering much-needed solutions that cut organisations’ costs and CO2 emissions. I’m delighted to be joining this young progressive company’s board.”

For more information about carbon heroes, please contact Craig Barrack on +44 (0) 7957 187 898.

About carbon heroes
Carbon heroes® is committed to reducing our impact upon the environment, initially by making better use of our cars. The company isn’t “anti car”. We use cars too – they often the only practical transport solution for many of our journeys.

However, we can all consider alternatives such as sharing some of the journeys that we make. When we commute to work, how many other cars do we see, typically with just a single occupant? It doesn’t make sense to us that 91% of these trips are made alone, when there could be a colleague who lives nearby.

3rd
December

carbon heroes version 2.1 released

Carbon heroes has unveiled a new version of its online journey matching service.

The release includes new reporting functionality and improvements to usability.

“This is a significant step forward for carbon heroes,” commented Craig Barrack, Managing Director of carbon heroes. “The final release of 2011 has been focussed on enhancements requested by our clients and feedback from end users. These will help our clients to drive greater uptake of the service.”

Carbon heroes has created a roadmap for the coming two years to enhance their service in response to client and market demands.

Barrack went on to promise a further version would follow shortly, “In the autumn we will bring further improvements to the user experience and reporting capabilities, followed by another major release early in 2011.”

For more information about carbon heroes, please contact Craig Barrack on +44 (0) 7957 187 898.

About carbon heroes
Carbon heroes® is committed to reducing our impact upon the environment, initially by making better use of our cars. The company isn’t “anti car”. We use cars too – they often the only practical transport solution for many of our journeys.

However, we can all consider alternatives such as sharing some of the journeys that we make. When we commute to work, how many other cars do we see, typically with just a single occupant? It doesn’t make sense to us that 91% of these trips are made alone, when there could be a colleague who lives nearby.