Veezu acquires Go Carz and accelerates growth ambitions

Updated: Mar 18

Go Carz, the UK’s sixth biggest private hire operator has been acquired by Veezu, the UK’s biggest private hire business.

Operating throughout Shropshire and the West Midlands, including Shrewsbury, Telford, Wolverhampton, Dudley and Walsall and with more than 1,200 driver partners, Go Carz becomes Veezu’s fifth hyperlocal private hire taxi brand.

Nathan Bowles, Veezu CEO said: “I’m delighted to welcome everyone at Go Carz to Veezu. Go Carz is an extremely well managed and established business that complements our existing private hire brands. I look forward to working with Carl Wilday, Graham Hoof and Robin Gibson who will be helping us realise the Go Carz regional growth plan.”

Go Carz complete more than 5 million journeys a year and will be a significant boost to the 13 million bookings completed by Veezu in 2019.

Carl Wilday, Managing Director of Go Carz, said: “It’s very much business as usual. The Go Carz brand will be staying, and we will continue to be based out of our existing Head Office in Shrewsbury and our regional offices around Shropshire and the West Midlands. Being part of Veezu brings us access to additional resource and expertise, as well as the next generation of technology innovation that will benefit both the driver partners and passengers of Go Carz.”

The acquisition marks Veezu’s third acquisition in 2020, following hot in the footsteps of Cwmbran Cars and Chauffeur Cars in January this year. This latest deal sees Veezu now operating with more than 6,000 driver partners, making it the biggest private hire business in the UK.

Veezu has four other major service hubs throughout the UK, each operating under established local brands – A2B Radio Cars in the West Midlands, Amber Cars in Leeds, Dragon Taxis in South Wales and V Cars in the South West.

Nathan concludes: “We have started this year very strongly and have clearly accelerated our growth. Our vision to grow Veezu both organically and through acquisitions is on track. We are excited at the prospect of delivering the next stages of our Veezu growth strategy and vision.”

The Go Carz acquisition means that private hire operator Veezu are now set to complete more than 350,000 journeys each week.

Image credit: Veezu

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