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Veezu returns to Whitchurch Heath Cricket Club as club sponsor

VEEZU, south Wales’ leading private hire platform, is returning as the club sponsor for Whitchurch Heath Cricket Club’s upcoming season.


Whitchurch Heath has four Senior league sides and a thriving youth section that runs teams at ages under 9, 11, 13 and 15. They are dedicated to playing competitive cricket in a welcoming, inclusive and social atmosphere in the north Cardiff suburb.


This marks Veezu’s third year of sponsoring the club through its ‘Funded by Veezu’ programme, an initiative in which organisations, charities and sports teams can apply for funding and grants, set up to improve the communities in which Veezu operates.


The sponsorship will go on to fund day-to-day expenses such as ground maintenance and equipment.


Peter Bryon, Whitchurch Heath Chair, said: “We are delighted to be partnering with Veezu once again and are very grateful for their ongoing support and commitment to WHCC. This sponsorship is invaluable to us as we can invest in the club’s grounds and facilities to improve the overall experience for our members.”


Sally Krouma, Hyperlocal Marketing Manager at Veezu, said: “We are very excited to be continuing this partnership and supporting Whitchurch Heath in their upcoming season. Funded by Veezu is all about reaching out to our local communities and supporting them in any way we can. It’s wonderful to see another great organisation benefit from the programme, and we look forward to seeing this partnership develop even further.”

Swansea Building Society Joins Forces with Finance Advice Club to Enhance Advisor Network

In a move to enhance its advisor network, Swansea Building Society has partnered with Finance Advice Club (FAC), a distinguished whole-of-market network specialising in Mortgages, Loans, and Protection. Through this partnership, Swansea Building Society will now process mortgage applications from advisors linked to FAC, expanding the financial options and expert advice available to its clients.

This partnership strengthens Swansea Building Society’s position in the market and reinforces its dedication to delivering exceptional service and support to customers. Dedicated to prioritising client needs and delivering exceptional service, Finance Advice Club brings a wealth of expertise and resources to the collaboration.

With a strong emphasis on compliance and training, Finance Advice Club offers full compliance support to all advisors and appointed representatives, ensuring a safe and worry-free environment for all stakeholders. Extensive and in-depth training provided by FAC equips advisors to deliver the best possible service to clients while continuously improving themselves professionally.

Established in 1923, Swansea Building Society – with offices in Swansea, Mumbles, Carmarthen and Cowbridge – is one of only three remaining mutual building societies in Wales and the only one with its headquarters in South West Wales. The Society’s latest figures have shown it achieved record double digit growth in its total assets, mortgages, savings and capital. As of December 31, 2023, it had total assets in excess of £607 million.

Richard Miles, Swansea Building Society’s Head of Savings & Marketing / Area Manager East, said:

“We are delighted to join forces with Finance Advice Club to extend our reach and better serve our customers. This collaboration aligns with our commitment to providing tailored financial solutions and exceptional service. By partnering with FAC, we can broaden our network of advisors and offer our customers even greater choice and convenience.”

Matt Cassar, Managing Director of Finance Advice Group, added:

“We are thrilled to welcome Swansea Building Society to our network of trusted partners. This collaboration represents a fantastic opportunity for both parties to leverage their strengths and deliver enhanced value to clients. By working together, we can provide advisors with access to a diverse range of mortgage, loan, and protection products, empowering them to better meet the evolving needs of their customers.”

Thomas H Wood renews partnership with Radyr Lawn Tennis Club for second year

PROMINENT Cardiff estate agent Thomas H Wood has been announced as the lead partner of Radyr Lawn Tennis Club for the 2024/25 season.


This marks the second year that the family run sales and letting agent, with a showroom on Station Road in Radyr, will support its local club financially as well as providing prizes for fundraising events throughout the year.


Radyr Lawn Tennis Club was established in 1914 and aims to provide the local community with top-class tennis and social facilities which promotes and encourages participation in tennis for everyone.


The site is made up of 10 courts which includes a mix of Tiger Turf, artificial clay and hard tennis courts, along with two Pickleball courts. The Club has 500 members of all abilities including 11 doubles teams that compete in a host of Tennis Wales South Wales Leagues and 200 juniors who play in various matches and tournaments as well as non-competitive games.


Thomas H Wood was established in 1970 by Thomas Wood and is now managed by sons John and Paul. The company specialises in sales and letting in north Cardiff, including commercial and residential property, and also has a branch in Whitchurch.


Cliff Gardner, Radyr Lawn Tennis Club Chairman, said: “We are incredibly grateful to Thomas H Wood for continuing their support for us, especially being a local business themselves. Our mission is to create an energetic, progressive and sustainable tennis club to provide opportunities all year round, and without the generosity of our sponsors this would not be possible.”


Paul Wood, Director at Thomas H Wood, said: “Being a local business, supporting our local communities is of incredible importance to us, and so we are delighted to be returning to Radyr Lawn Tennis Club and continuing to support the work they do. After an already fantastic first year of our partnership, the club is set to enjoy another successful year, and we can’t wait to see what’s in store.”

Veezu teams up with Seatfrog to end the anxiety with trains and taxis

The travel duo join forces to upgrade passengers’ journeys from home to destination.


Veezu, the UK’s largest and fastest-growing private hire taxi technology platform, and Seatfrog, the rail ticketing app revolutionising train travel are excited to announce a strategic partnership to end the anxiety with trains and taxis.


From today, Seatfrog’s cutting-edge technology will be connected to Veezu’s extensive vehicle network, taking passengers from their home straight to the best seats on trains and then directly into a Veezu car on arrival at the best price available.


The partnership will eliminate the headache many passengers face across the UK, waiting in endless taxi queues or missing taxis because their train is running late, by connecting train journeys and taxi network data for the first time. Passengers’ rides will automatically connect to their rail departure and arrival times, so they can step out of the train station straight into their waiting Veezu ride.


Veezu passengers will also be able to easily upgrade their train tickets to first class on the way to the station, from as little as £13 – with Seatfrog’s unique app features, where Brits have saved over £80 million on first class upgrades.


Nathan Bowles, CEO of Veezu, commented, “Partnering with Seatfrog is an exciting step towards redefining travel in key UK cities. Together, we’re going to make it easier than ever for passengers to enjoy an integrated journey and sit in the best seats on the train.”


Seatfrog’s CEO, Iain Griffin, added, “Journeys should be easy, but in the UK, we’re constantly reminded that we’re mere mortals every time we jump off a train to catch a taxi – long queues, no vehicles available, surge pricing, stress. No one has seamlessly connected taxis to train journeys, changing that is long overdue.”


For more information about the collaboration between Veezu and Seatfrog visit https://www.veezu.co.uk/partners/seatfrog  and www.seatfrog.com/veezu.

Veezu crosses the finish line into partnership with Wolverhampton Racecourse

VEEZU, the Midlands’ leading private hire operator, is bolstering its partnership with Wolverhampton Racecourse as official ride partner and sponsor.


Upgrading its existing partnership, Veezu will be making travel even easier for hotel and racecourse visitors. For ease of booking, guests can request their Veezu vehicle from the grounds, through the pre-existing ride booker device located in the hotel’s reception. With the introduction of a new pick-up point, located outside of Holiday Inn Wolverhampton – Racecourse’s entrance, guests will now have instant and convenient access to their ride.


In addition to providing reliable transport, Veezu has sponsored the course’s finishing posts, with signage having launched last month.


Formerly known as Go Carz, this sponsorship is one of many that Veezu’s Midlands branch has made since rebranding, as it extends its links in the local community.


Graham Hoof, Regional Operations Director at Veezu, said: “We are very excited to extend our partnership with Wolverhampton Racecourse and support the many fantastic events and experiences hosted at the grounds throughout the year. This partnership is one of many that brings us closer to our goal of providing safe, reliable and convenient transport to passengers across the Midlands, and we look forward to further easing travel for Midlands locals and visitors.”


David Ideson, Executive Director at Wolverhampton Racecourse, said: “We are delighted to be welcoming Veezu as official ride partner and sponsor. This partnership will ensure that all guests can have the best experience possible, and not have to worry about their race day travel. The team at Veezu have been wonderful to work with already and I look forward to our future events with them.”

Veezu offers free rides to Midlands Air Ambulance Charity’s lifesaving crew

Veezu has renewed their partnership with Midlands Air Ambulance Charity, offering a vital service to its advanced pre-hospital emergency service.

Formerly known as Go Carz and A2B Radio Cars in the region, Veezu has set up an account for the air ambulance crew, offering a free taxi service for them to get back from hospital when they have travelled by land ambulance or if the aircraft has needed to return due to nighttime and low visibility.

Midlands Air Ambulance Charity operates and funds three air ambulances and a fleet of critical care cars covering six Midlands counties: Gloucestershire, Herefordshire, Shropshire, Staffordshire, Worcestershire and the West Midlands. It’s vital pre-hospital emergency service responds to some of the most traumatic incidents such as cardiac arrests, heart attacks and strokes.

Each year, it costs between £13-14 million to maintain its clinical operations, where the charity relies solely on the support of local people and organisations to fund future lifesaving missions.

They have recently opened a new base in Shifnal that will allow them to host more members of staff, events, and educational visits. Veezu will be helping to make travel to and from the base more accessible with QR code displays providing an easy booking service.

The account, which was set up last year following a cash donation, has provided a vital service to the crew of critical care paramedics and doctors.

Pam Hodgetts, corporate partnerships manager at Midlands Air Ambulance Charity, said: “Veezu has been supporting Midlands Air Ambulance Charity for a number of years, providing valuable financial and pro bono support.

“On occasion, our aircraft need to return to base due to nighttime flying restrictions, leaving our crew stranded at major trauma centres across the Midlands. Veezu provides a free taxi service to ensure the crew can return to base once their patient handover is complete. As you can imagine, this not only provides our crew with peace of mind but also saves the charity a lot of money. We are extremely grateful for their ongoing support.”

Graham Hoof, regional operations director of Veezu in the Midlands, said: “We’re always happy to offer cash donations to charities but in this case, we thought we could offer something that was of tangible benefit to the charity.

“The Midlands Air Ambulance Charity account has proved useful to its crew over the last year, so it was a no brainer to renew the partnership. We’re so happy we’ve been able to help its team of highly skilled clinicians in instances where they have travelled to hospital via land ambulance or are unable to travel by via aircraft due to poor visibility. After a long shift, especially one where you’ve helped save lives, the last thing you need is to worry about how you’re getting home. “

Quantum Advisory announces key partnership

Quantum Advisory, the leading independent financial services consultancy whose head office is situated in Cardiff, has announced a key partnership to share its pension and employee benefits expertise with the housing sector.

Quantum Advisory has become a commercial partner of Community Housing Cymru, the trade body for housing associations in Wales. The organisation represents 34 not-for-profit housing associations who provide almost 165,000 homes to 10% of the country’s population.

In addition to securing funding and developing policy frameworks to support its vision to make Wales a country where good housing is a basic right for all, Community Housing Cymru is committed to connecting members with each other, opportunities and industry experts.

As a commercial partner of Community Housing Cymru, Quantum Advisory will build upon their existing engagement with members by sharing valuable market and sector insights at dedicated sessions, exhibiting at the trade body’s conferences and identifying opportunities for tailored solutions.

Quantum’s specialist Housing Association service covers the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS), Social Housing Pension Scheme (SHPS), group defined contribution schemes and all other types of pension and employee benefit arrangements. The service includes full scheme reviews, annual pension strategy monitoring, assistance with pension issues surrounding corporate activity, employee financial awareness sessions, and flexible employee benefits and salary sacrifice options.

Stuart Price, partner and actuary at Quantum Advisory, said: “Quantum has enjoyed an excellent relationship with Community Housing Cymru and its members for a long time, so this partnership was a natural next step for us to continue our support for the housing sector in Wales.

“Many housing associations participate in either the LGPS or SHPS and our experience of working closely with these schemes means that we understand the advantages and challenges these arrangements bring to housing associations.”

Louise Price-David, head of member services and partnerships at Community Housing Cymru, said: “It is a pleasure to extend a warm welcome to Quantum Advisory as our newest commercial partner.

“Quantum Advisory is a leading independent financial services consultancy in the UK, specialising in pension and employee benefit services. Their expertise and tailored solutions are invaluable assets to our sector. We are excited to collaborate with Quantum Advisory to enhance financial wellbeing and drive positive outcomes for our members.”


Aqua Cars joins forces with Veezu

Veezu, the UK’s biggest and fastest-growing private hire firm, is extending its reach further south with the acquisition of Aqua Cars in Portsmouth.

The acquisition opens new horizons for Aqua, promising an elevated private hire experience for its driver-partners and their passengers.

Launched in 2013, Veezu invests heavily in data, technology, and infrastructure to ensure that hyperlocal private hire operators like Aqua Cars remain part of their community, without compromising the passenger experience.

Aqua Cars’ head office in Portsmouth will become part of the Veezu Group, alongside Bridge Cars in Gosport and Andi Cars in Havant.

Ronnie Leng, Co-Owner of Aqua Cars, said: “Joining forces with Veezu is a natural next step for us to further support our local community by improving the passenger experience. The implementation of new technologies will ensure a more reliable, safe, and easy service for passengers and will aid more than 600 drivers that we partner with across the region.”

Arnie Singh Chief Operations Officer of Veezu, said: “We’re so pleased to welcome the whole Aqua team to Veezu. Their reputation for excellence proceeds them and is one we will maintain through the partnership.

“As our first acquisition of 2024, following a number of successful acquisitions last year including Britannia Taxis in Merseyside, it highlights that our growth strategy continues. We’re thrilled to expand further south and develop our strong network of areas across the UK.”

Veezu takes the stage as official ride partner for Wolverhampton Grand Theatre

Wolverhampton’s leading private hire operator, Veezu, has launched their partnership with Wolverhampton Grand Theatre as official ride partner.


Veezu, formerly known as Go Carz, kicked off the partnership on 1 December to coincide with the panto season, one of the busiest times of the year for theatres. Veezu offered convenient and reliable journeys to guests visiting the theatre as well as cast and staff with a taxi booker device and QR codes linked to the booking app.


Now, as official ride partner and member of the Theatre’s renowned Business Club, Veezu will be continuing its support by allowing theatre-goers greater access to safe, reliable, and easily-accessible journeys.


Jane Cole, Head of Commercial and Events at Wolverhampton Grand Theatre, said: “We are proud to welcome Veezu as Premium members of our esteemed Business Club. We are honoured to have a company of Veezu’s calibre join our community of forward-thinking businesses.


“This collaboration reflects our commitment to fostering meaningful partnerships that contribute to the growth and success of both the arts and local businesses. We eagerly anticipate the positive impact that Veezu’s presence will bring to the Grand Theatre and our vibrant Business Club.”


Graham Hoof, Regional Operations Director for Veezu in the Midlands, said: “We are delighted to be solidifying this partnership as official ride partner. Providing convenience, safety and reliability to the local community is at the forefront of what we do, so we are proud to continue to support the theatre with rides for staff who are working late, as well as providing safe travel for theatre goers.


“We are also proud to be partnering with a theatre for the first time. We believe in the importance of the arts, and especially the work of Wolverhampton Grand Theatre, and this partnership will reflect our dedication to helping keep the arts alive in the local community.

Veezu named official ride partner for Shrewsbury Town FC

Veezu, Shropshire’s biggest private hire operator, is partnering with local football club Shrewsbury Town FC.


Formerly known as Go Carz, Veezu will be official ride partner for the remainder of this season and until the end of the 2024/2045 campaign. Through this partnership, Veezu will provide fans with the best match day experience possible by offering safe and reliable travel to and from the ground.


This partnership is one of many community collaborations that Veezu has made across the Midlands region, including being a keen supporter of local Midlands charity, Grandmentors Wolverhampton, and official ride partner for Solihull Moors FC.


Andrew Tretton, Shrewsbury Town FC’s Commercial Manager, said: “I’d like to thank everyone at Veezu for their support, which is greatly appreciated by everyone at the club. This type of partnership is a first for us, and we’re looking forward to working together with Veezu in the coming months to develop the relationship. ”


Letitia Young, Hyperlocal Marketing Manager at Veezu, said: “We are delighted to be partnering with Shrewsbury Town FC and strengthening our connections in the Midlands. As official ride partner, ensuring safety for fans travelling to and from the ground is our top priority.


“It has been great to work with Liam Dooley, Luke Edwards and Andy Tretton to bring this partnership to fruition, and we can’t wait to see what is in store for Veezu and Shrewsbury Town FC in the future.”