Category: Business News


23rd February 2018

Will larger organisations be negatively impacted by imminent new accounting rules that specify the inclusion of contract hire vehicles on balance sheets?

Sir David Tweedie will be happy. As former chairman of the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB), he’s famous in accountancy circles for having said: “One of my great ambitions before I die is to fly in an aircraft that is on an airline’s balance sheet”. This daydream wish of his has become reality following the… Read more


3rd January 2018

Readily obtainable vehicle theft kits pose an added concern for private and business motorists

With Christmas fresh in our minds, we set about identifying what could be bought for £2,600. Some brief Googling pinpointed a healthy range of 65-inch 4K smart TVs to choose from, one of the more modestly-priced dresses from designer Tom Ford’s fashion range, or an Eastern Europe river cruise from a leading tour operator. Why… Read more


14th December 2017

Trak Global Group takes Amazon Growing Business Award for the second year running

Trak Global Group, the UK’s largest telematics technology company, has scooped the Real Business Award, sponsored by Amazon, for Business of the Year 2017, this time for Mid-Sized Business. Bob Skerrett, MD of the Telematics division, said: “It is hugely satisfying to win this award. In 2016 TGG won the smaller company award, and this… Read more


3rd October 2017

The fascinating ways in which Big Data is being harnessed by all manner of industries, cities and other groups

As increasing swathes of people, cars, cities, homes and the things in them become connected, a massive amount of data is generated and more and more organisations are realising the benefits of storing, interpreting and utilising this information to positive effect. Outside Trak Global Group’s own primary sector – the automotive industry – we periodically… Read more


20th November 2017

Trak Global partners with Giftcloud to reward good drivers

Trak Global Group (TGG), the UK’s number one telematics technology company, has signed a new partnership with leading digital rewards platform Giftcloud for its young driver brand Carrot, enabling the brand to offer their customers an unrivalled choice of rewards. Carrot MD Ed Rochfort said customers for their New Driver and Better Driver products will… Read more


9th November 2017

How Manchester is being shaped into a smart city with a connected transport system and cleaner air in sight

‘I don’t want Greater Manchester to be just a smart city – I want it to be the smartest city’, new mayor Andy Burnham declared soon after taking office in the spring1. We take a look at the latest ‘smart’ moves in the city that our Trak Labs division is delighted to call home. Principal… Read more


29th October 2017

Scotland performs strongly as addressing regional PHEV charging disparities remains a key aim for 2018 and beyond

With significant focus increasingly being placed on reducing emissions and boosting public health in the capital and a passionate Mayor at the helm, it’s unsurprising that London tops Zap-Map’s latest charging connector figures published this month, with a smidgen short of 3,000 charging points throughout the city equating to a 21.8% share of the UK… Read more


12th October 2017

Motorists, mental health and the automotive industry’s own charity

World Mental Health Day is recognised annually on October 10th and was this year given the theme ‘Mental health in the workplace’. With 281,000 licensed taxi and private hire vehicles2 operating on UK roads alongside millions of both employed and self-employed ‘gig economy’ couriers plus company car and van drivers, the workplace for many people… Read more


26th October 2017

Appy Fleet to donate up to £10K to charity with its safe driving Perfect 10 Challenge

Appy Fleet, part of Trak Global Group (TGG), is teaming up with charities Brake and UK Youth during this year’s Road Safety Week (20-26 November) to promote safe driving for fleet employees on the UK’s roads. Andrew Brown-Allan, who runs Appy Fleet, a safer driving app which uses telematics to score driving behaviour, said that… Read more


17th September 2017

2017 Frankfurt Motor Show roundup – Part 1: technological and mechanical news

Officially called the Internationale Automobil-Ausstellung or IAA, the annual motor show in Frankfurt is the largest in the world and is of course on the home turf of perennial company car favourites Audi, BMW and Mercedes. Wondrous designs and scintillating technology announcements are guaranteed. Here’s the first instalment of our roundup of this year’s major… Read more

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