PORTFOLIO UPDATE: Tyres on the Drive speeds to success at Northern Tech Awards

Thursday 7 April, 2016


Mobile tyre-fitting specialist Tyres on the Drive has won the Judges’ Award for Leadership at this year’s Northern Tech Awards in Liverpool.

The Cheshire-based company was also named the 12th fastest growing tech business in the North of England and Scotland, having achieved 73% revenue growth for 2013 to 2015, in a league table of the top 50.

The ceremony was held at the Titanic Hotel, with winners being selected by a panel of high-profile judges, including Wired editor David Rowan and former Tesco CEO Sir Terry Leahy.

Founded in 2011 by Dominic Clark, Tyres on the Drive allows customers to book online and have new tyres fitted or punctures repaired at any suitable location of their choice, rather than waiting in garages.

With its focus on mobile booking from any location, Tyres on the Drive’s focus on technology has breathed new life into a traditionally low-tech industry.

Max Hopkinson, marketing director at Tyres on the Drive, said of the win: “We’re beyond proud to be recognised at the Northern Tech Awards. Making the the top 50 was enough, but this is the icing on the cake.

“Everything is built in-house, from our user experience through to our optimised scheduling. It’s this, coupled with the data we’ve collected since our first tyre fitting, that sets us apart from the competition.”

2016 has seen the business also win North West Management Team of the Year at the BVCA Management Team Awards, and founder Dominic Clark win the Cheshire Business Leaders Award for the Outstanding Cheshire & Warrington Business Leader.

For more information visit www.tyresonthedrive.com.

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(L-R): Wired editor David Rowan; Ric Clark, CTO and co-founder of Tyres on the Drive; Max Hopkinson, marketing director at Tyres on the Drive.

About Tyres on the Drive:

Tyres on the Drive is a mobile tyre fitting business that allows customers to book online and have their tyres fitted at any suitable location of their choice, such as at home or place of work. Mobile fitting units make sitting around in a cold garage a thing of the past.

The company tries at every stage to remove any pain and replace it with a friendly and knowledgeable service that it know its customers love.