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The car ownership revolution

Private car ownership is broken; the 1 billion cars on the planet is forecast to rise to 1.5 billion by 2030. There are 32 million cars in the UK alone which on average are used for 4% of the time, and remain idle for the remaining 96%. The average annual cost of owning a car in the UK is £5,000.

The world needs a smarter way to own and use cars.

Car & Away will revolutionise car ownership and redefine car rental by building the biggest global peer-to-peer (P2P) car sharing community. We will create great experiences through sharing and we will be the smartest peer-to-peer car sharing community.

Car & Away has identified a unique and rapidly scalable platform for unlocking P2P car sharing, namely airports. Having launched at Gatwick in January 2018, and proven consumer demand, we are now talking to multiple airport partners about how we will collaboratively work with them to solve their parking capacity challenges. We will do this by enabling Owners to rent their cars out whilst they are away and in turn providing a new rental choice with Renters getting the car of their choice – not similar – with no buses, no counters, no queues, no up-sells and no hidden charges.

This all supports our ambition to build a global brand that will become the Airbnb of cars.

Company board

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Andy Hibbert CEO & Founder

An experienced senior executive of the travel sector who has led, grown and sold travel related businesses that were private equity backed. Most recently led Reed & Mackay through 9 years of EBITDA growth +20% CAGR. Led the sale of the business from Living Bridge to ECI Partners returning 4.8x returns. Grew the business for 4 further years resulting in sale of business from ECI to Inflexion at 3.4x returns. Previous experience as Head of Ancillary for easyJet, Online / Commercial Director for STA Travel and a combination of Management, Commercial, Pricing, and Aircraft trading roles at British Airways.

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Bill Jones Company Director

Bill has substantial first-hand experience of the Mobility sector as co-founder and CEO of venture backed Citeecar, a German-based car sharing business. He is currently also a strategic advisor to Examotive, an OEM backed mobility solution provider with operations in Germany, Luxembourg and the U.K. Previously Bill's corporate career included C level positons with Thomas Cook , Hogg Robinson and Disney, in addition to extensive experience of the car rental sector with Avis, Hertz and easyCar.

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Colin MacDonald Head of Finance

Colin is the co-owner of Entigy, a company which, for many years, has helped organisations in the travel industry with their financial operations strategy and implementation. In addition, he has designed and implemented the TravelARC system to provide finance teams with the workflow tools to link multiple booking engines, and other finance information data sources with multiple accounting systems. Colin is responsible for the capture, reconciliation and accounting of booking information with payment processes.

Advisory board

Started by Brent Hoberman and Henry Lane Fox, Founders Factory has assembled industry-leading corporates and a team of sixty operators to help founders build great companies. Their investors help start-ups with distribution, product validation, data access, market insights, relationships, credibility and capital. easyJet are their investment partners within the travel sector. Founders Factory selected & invested in Car & Away via their ‘accelerator’ programme.

Next Wave Partners LLP are a growth capital investment firm investing in fast growing, innovative SMEs. They back like-minded entrepreneurs and work with them to scale and transform their business.


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Graeme Bannister Advisor

A thought leader on trends transforming automotive and vehicle finance, Graeme provides advisory services to companies seeking to generate Mobility Service ideas. He takes prioritised ideas through proof of concept and beyond, turning pilots into businesses that can scale. Graeme has extensive industry experience having worked with InMotion ventures, Frost & Sullivan, Carsite.co.uk, Lombard & RBS Insurance.

Leadership team

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Andy Hibbert CEO & Founder

An experienced senior executive of the travel sector who has led, grown and sold travel related businesses that were private equity backed. Most recently led Reed & Mackay through 9 years of EBITDA growth +20% CAGR. Led the sale of the business from Living Bridge to ECI Partners returning 4.8x returns. Grew the business for 4 further years resulting in sale of business from ECI to Inflexion at 3.4x returns. Previous experience as Head of Ancillary for easyJet, Online / Commercial Director for STA Travel and a combination of Management, Commercial, Pricing, and Aircraft trading roles at British Airways.

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Nick Horne COO

Nick has worked for British Airways in a number of management roles, including Sales & Marketing, Pricing, Operations and as Area General Manager for Latin America. Since then he has worked in car rental, leading Sales & Marketing for Budget International and leading Customer Experience and Operations for Hertz International. His focus is on delivering outstanding customer experiences through strong operations and great data-driven insights to drive profitability.

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Robin Smallwood Head of Technology

Robin has been designing & developing computer systems since the late ‘80s, much of it in the travel sector. He setup the team responsible for building a custom CMS and website for Silverjet plc and created the internal orchestration systems to integrate data from the external booking management systems with internal data for effective BI. Following the airline’s demise, Robin took the development team and built a software development company delivering strategic solutions for a wide range of organisations in both the travel industry and other sectors.


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Richard Sibley Head of Product & UX

A passionate problem solver and product designer who likes to create products that delight people and that make businesses highly successful, whilst solving real human needs. He is a specialist in the automotive industry working for the biggest marketplace as well as working directly with OEMs. He has designed processes and products that are in use by tens of millions of users per month and has won awards for his work.

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David Smith CMO

David has significant experience of working across international markets with both mature and challenger brands. He has a strong track record of commercial success via innovative consumer-facing brand marketing (FTSE 50-250 companies and start-ups). He has built extensive knowledge of traditional brand building and all aspects of off-line and on-line marketing, with the likes of Diageo and Betfair respectively, and of leading teams, agencies and supplier relationships. He has worked on disrupting traditional categories within the alcoholic and soft drinks marketplaces.

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Colin MacDonald Head of Finance

Colin is the co-owner of Entigy, a company which, for many years, has helped organisations in the travel industry with their financial operations strategy and implementation. In addition, he has designed and implemented the TravelARC system to provide finance teams with the workflow tools to link multiple booking engines, and other finance information data sources with multiple accounting systems. Colin is responsible for the capture, reconciliation and accounting of booking information with payment processes.

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“It was smooth and easy and just cost effective, I wouldnt have it any other way”

Karen Schlitroth

CAR & AWAY CUSTOMER

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