Garry Thornton

Film geek/enthusiast and UK Marketing Manager for Zipcar. When I'm not convincing friends to go the cinema, I'm trying to get them in a Zipcar. I try my best not to confuse the two, but drive-in cinemas are really good.

Photo of Zipcar for Business member & photographer Simon Sorted
Introducing Simon Sorted a photographer, director and a fellow Zipster! After starting photography as just a hobby, Simon soon gravitated towards the photography club at school. He quickly realised his future would be seen through a lens and so naturally progressed to studying photography at Staffordshire University.
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ZEN banner (c) ZEN Shoreditch

What do cargo bikes, low emission taxis, electric vehicles & Zipcar have in common? They’re all part of ZEN Shoreditch’s initiative to make this vibrant area of East London a cleaner, safer and easier place to work and do business.

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Sissi's Gourmet Creations

In the lead up to Christmas, are you looking for that perfect caterer for your work party, or intimate dinner with friends? Our very own Asya Cahill has been talking with Zipcar for Business member, Sissi Fabulous Food Ltd, who deliver luxury events with excellent service, exquisite food and fantastic presentation. 

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Pallet Project Launch

"Being as passionate as we are about the positive impact of collaborative consumption, we at Zipcar are very proud to have partnered up with Meanwhile Space" says Asya Cahill of the Zipcar for Business team. Read on below as she explains just what it is that makes Meanwhile Space such an exciting new project for all of us here at Zipcar to be involved with. 

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Lunamano's stand at the Startup Showcase

The Start-up Showcase is a two-day creative festival celebrating the best and brightest coming out of London's School for Creative Startups. The event featured a unique pop-up marketplace with over 100 creative businesses spread across the Embankment Gallery at the stunning Somerset House. Zipcar were on the scene to interview these future titans of industry so we can share their top tips with you.

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Image of Sarah from Hunk at the Startup Showcase
No doubt you’ve probably heard a lot about startups, entrepreneurs and SMEs; if not from the mouths of government ministers then definitely in the press. In the words of Ron Burgundy, they’re ‘kind of a big deal’. We tend to agree with Mr Burgundy, hence why we're kicking off a series of blog posts celebrating startups and the entrepreneurs behind them. We start right here with a look at an interesting outfit headed up by an ex-Dragon...

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Speakset

One of the great things about working at Zipcar is the opportunity to hear about the pioneering work that our Zipcar for Business members are doing.  We work closely with our members to ensure that they are getting the most from their membership; not only in terms of their transport needs but also in supporting their business.  We’ve recently been made privy to an innovative new idea that could transform the lives of our elderly generation, and we felt compelled to share.

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Zipcar for Business cost calculator

 

If you don't know, don't worry.  In a survey conducted by YouGov for Zipcar last year, 17% of decision makers at UK SMEs don't either.

This is, potentially, a scary statistic.  According to the Department for Business Innovation & Skills, at the start of 2012 there were over 1.2 million SMEs (1-249 employees) in the UK.  So, there could be over 200,000 companies out there with no real idea how much they're spending on transport.

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Wandle trust cleaning a river

Did you know that there are now over 8,000 companies, charities and organisations using Zipcar across London and the UK?  Well, with the launch of the Zipcar Blog, our Zipcar for Business team decided to seize the day and the Spotlight on a Business feature was born.

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Welcome to Zipcar UK's’s blog – home to the latest news, offers and musing from Zipcar HQ in Wimbledon. Read more

Zipcar is a simple idea that's changing the way people think about driving. We park shiny cars and vans on streets around the world (there's probably one on a street near you) that can be yours by the hour or day. Find out more and join today

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