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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.”

Veezu headlines Solihull Music Festival as official ride partner

Veezu, the Midlands’ leading private hire operator, is the headline sponsor and official ride partner for the Solihull Music Festival through its new partnership with Solihull BID.


The Solihull Business Improvement District (Solihull BID) is a not-for-profit organisation, with a voluntary board of directors to represent the town’s businesses. The group works to improve and promote the town centre of Solihull. For the past 13 years, the work of Solihull BID has resulted in a reduction in crime, increase in footfall and the introduction of a thriving events calendar, such as the Solihull Music Festival.


The partnership arose from a mutual agreement between Veezu and Solihull BID to address the need to make travel easier for businesses and locals in and around Solihull.


Through its partnership, Veezu is sponsoring six events with Solihull BID. Marking its first event, Veezu will be the official ride partner of Solihull Music Festival on 20-23 June.


Veezu will be providing safe, reliable and convenient travel for festivalgoers for the whole weekend, with £5 off rides for event visitors and Solihull BID VIP Membership card holders. Rides can be booked through the Veezu app, available here.


Melanie Palmer, Chief Executive of Solihull BID, said: “We are delighted to have the established brand of Veezu join us as our official ride partner for our town centre events.


“We know how many people enjoy visiting Solihull for the calendar of iconic events and now we are able to offer tailored discounts for those choosing to arrive in style with a Veezu taxi. Great partnership working makes Solihull the destination of choice for fun and relaxation without the worry of or restrictions of driving. Now, bring on the sunshine.”


Letitia Young, Hyperlocal Marketing Manager for Veezu, said: “We are very excited to be the official ride partner for Solihull BID and the Solihull Music Festival. This partnership further marks our commitment toward strengthening our ties with the local community in Solihull. We are especially proud to be playing a part in making travel easier for Solihull locals, and ensuring that more people can enjoy the fantastic events taking place in the town. Keep an eye out for us at future Solihull BID events.”

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. “

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 announces sponsorship of Pontypool United RFC

Veezu, the leading private hire firm in South Wales, is sponsoring Pontypool United RFC in a new partnership.


This sponsorship follows a series of partnerships Veezu has made with local groups in order to strengthen their connections and support its local communities as part of its Funded by Veezu programme.


Pontypool United RFC is one of the leading rugby clubs in Torfaen, welcoming more than 250 players, its teams span across under 6’s to under 16’s, youth and first team.


Funded by Veezu is an initiative in which local residents, charities and sports teams can apply for funding and grants. It was set up to improve the communities in which Veezu operates.


As the club’s official sponsor this season, Veezu will provide branded post protectors and new training tops for the squads.


Mark Jones, Chairman at Pontypool United RFC, said: “We are delighted to announce Veezu as sponsor and we are very grateful for their support. Looking after our club members is our number one priority, and Veezu has shown continuously how important the local community is to them.”


Nathan Bowles, Chief Executive Officer at Veezu, said: “We are delighted to be starting this partnership with Pontypool United, a local club that supports so many young people in the area. Being from New Inn myself, it’s especially exciting to be able to sponsor a team so close to home. I’m very much looking forward to the future of Veezu’s work with Pontypool United to see how we can continue to support the club.”

Veezu supports Meersbrook Bank Primary School’s playground renovation project

Veezu has donated £1000 to Meersbrook Bank Primary School to aid the school’s ongoing efforts to enhance their outdoor spaces.

Meersbrook Bank embarked on their playground renovation project last year, raising funds through sponsored cycles, bake sales and corporate sponsorship. Over Christmas the first phase was carried out, partially replacing dangerous surfacing in the foundation unit, and introducing a play tower, construction area and water play area. With six phases in total, the project is estimated to cost around £200,000.

The Funded by Veezu donation has been allocated to the purchase of wooden playground equipment for pupils to play, socialise, and develop essential skills outside the classroom environment.

Sacha Skinner, Regional Marketing Manager at Veezu, said: “We are delighted to be supporting Meersbrook Bank on their mission to create a safe and fun outdoor environment for students. The wooden playground equipment is a great addition to the playground, and we can’t wait to visit again and see the complete renovation.”

Mrs Harvey, Head Teacher of Meersbrook Bank Primary School, expressed her gratitude for the donation, stating: “Outdoor play is a crucial part of primary education and has huge benefits for children’s physical and mental health and wellbeing.

“The children are working hard to organise their own fundraising activities, but corporate sponsorship is vital to complete this project. We are extremely grateful for Veezu’s generous donation which has contributed to the enhancement of the outdoor play experience.”

For more information about the Funded by Veezu initiative, please visit: https://www.veezu.co.uk/funded-by-veezu

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 becomes official ride partner for Dragons RFC and Newport County AFC

Veezu, the UK’s fastest-growing private hire private hire technology platform, is the official ride partner for Dragons RFC and Newport County AFC.


Dragons RFC, based in Newport, is one of the four professional rugby union teams in Wales and shares a home at the Rodney Parade Stadium with Newport County AFC, the professional League Two football club.


With the introduction of the Veezu brand in the region last month the company is looking to strengthen its connections in South Wales with sporting partnerships that matter to the local communities where it operates.


As official ride partner, Veezu will be offering reliable, safe and convenient travel to and from Rodney Parade stadium for fans on match days.


Jack Price, Regional Operations Director at Veezu, said: “We are delighted to partner with Dragons RFC and Newport County, helping shape a great matchday experience for fans. With local community at the heart of Veezu, it’s great to be able to continue to support local clubs year-on-year, and invest in our community.”


David Watts, Commercial Executive at Dragons RFC, said: “This new partnership will be of real benefit to visitors to Rodney Parade, whether on a match day or in the working week.


“A big area of focus for Dragons this season is our environmental impact, so it’s fantastic to join forces with Veezu who align closely with our values and have a real focus on sustainable growth.


“We’re excited to continue to grow and develop our partnership with Veezu in the coming years, and our supporters should look out for future updates on the partnership and further benefits for them.”


Louis Cartwright-Walls, Media Manager at Newport County, said: “Partnering with Veezu will bring great benefits to our dedicated fans at Newport County AFC by ensuring safe and reliable transport for all.


“Being a local team, community is very important to us so it’s a joy to see Veezu sharing those values and connecting with the community through their ongoing support. We are very much looking forward to what this partnership has in store, and how we can work together to give back to fans and create unforgettable experiences.”