The end of October saw two taxi drivers win a case against Uber with the help of GM Trade Union for the right to be classed as “workers”. Many suggested it would open the floodgates to claims against similar firms with on-demand staff – and news about Deliveroo suggests the sentiment is true.
To mark the launch of our Black Cab Entrepreneurs series in partnership with taxi app Gett, we sat down with the company’s MD of Western Europe, Remo Gerber, for the first of our backseat video interviews.
Despite its omnipotence, Jaguar Land Rover recognised the power of SMEs and launched internal startup hub InMotion. Real Business sat down with the man that convinced the corporate firm to let him behind the wheel of the new entrepreneurial vehicle.
In the last few years, all we seem to have heard is that organisations should follow in Uber’s footsteps. But despite what you may have read recently, the Uber model may not be right for your business.
The on-demand workforce – a term that has emerged in recent years to define independent contractors for disruptive digital services such as Uber and Deliveroo – is predicted to more than double to over six million by 2020.
Blow – dubbed the “Uber for beauty” – has been taken to equity crowdfunding platform Seedrs by co-founder Fiona McIntosh, the former Grazia editor-in-chief, which will open up funding opportunities to customers and investors alike.
Seemingly Uber’s controversies aren’t enough to slow it down, as the on-demand car service and other ride-sharing platforms are set to see global revenues double to $6.5bn by 2020.
Victor, the rising UK on-demand private jet service, has teamed with Uber as part of a US expansion that is offering customers the chance of experiencing the high life for a Valentine’s Day treat.
A new service called Barclays Collect has been launched to speed up banking processes for small businesses, merging tradition with fintech by allowing companies to book collection and delivery of cash deposits via an online platform.
Dashing through the snow via an on-demand car service. Alright, it's not exactly as catchy as the traditional Jingle Bells lyrics, but Uber is seemingly out to clock up as much travel time from its British users as Father Christmas' sleigh.
Easel TV was crowned the Digital Champion at the Growing Business Awards and CEO Joe Foster has spoken with Real Business about the victory as well as the company's work on projects for the likes of Spotify and Virgin Media.
DriveNow – the sharing economy venture from BMW and Sixt – has forged a partnership with London City Airport, which will see the travel hub welcome on-demand transportation.