Our Journey

We’ve come a long way since our launch in 2009, and our track record in innovation continues to grow. Here’s a timeline that makes us proud. It outlines some of the key milestones and achievements to date.

Trak Global Group ranked 5th in Northern Tech 100

Mar 2017

Recognised as the 5th fastest growing technology in the North of England, in Tech North’s league table supported by GP Bullhound

Trak Global Group inducted into Future Fifty

Feb 2017

Selected as one of the UK’s most important late-stage tech companies by a government-supported programme designed to support continued growth

Trak Global Group ranked UK’s 49th fastest growing tech company

Sep 2016

Recognised as an innovative, ground-breaking telematics business and featured in the Sunday Times’ Tech Trak 100 based on its rapid financial growth.

Appy Fleet launched

Jul 2016

Trak Global launches Appy Fleet to disrupt the traditional fleet telematics market, a smartphone-based, fully functional solution with low monthly subscription costs.

Carrot Insurance receives Prince Michael International Road Safety Award

Dec 2015

Carrot Insurance received the International Road Safety Award from Prince Michael of Kent, in recognition of reducing accident frequency amongst young drivers by 42%.

Launch of Better Driver by Carrot

Sep 2015

This new insurance product and mobile app was launched to challenge drivers who wanted an affordable insurance policy and the opportunity to prove their driving ability and behaviour. Aimed at the more experienced driver, this product enabled improved customer experience, including cash rewards for safe driving behaviour.

Carrot wins ‘Newcomer of the Year’ Award

Apr 2015

Carrot collects ‘Best Newcomer’ at the Modern Claims Awards 2015 in recognition of how its telematics technology has improved the claims experience for its young drivers.

Moved to new Trak Global headquarters

Feb 2015

After a period of rapid growth, Trak Global and Carrot moved to a new corporate headquarters, Global House.

Launch of Fiat 500 ‘Savvy Chic’ insurance scheme

Jan 2015

Carrot partnered with FCA to launch a bundled proposition with inclusive insurance to help brand new drivers get into the UK’s most popular small car.

Trak 6 telematics device launched

May 2014

All the features of T5 in a case that is easier to install within a vehicle. Has additional input/outputs to allow extension to other sensors. Crash detection and recording in high speed detail. Driver behaviour activity capture and assessment.

Carrot wins Best Customer Experience Award (Consumer)

Sep 2014

One year on from its launch, Carrot scooped the ‘Best Customer Experience’ category at the Insurance Technology Awards 2013 against more established competition.

Launch of Autocar Start

Jun 2013

Autocar Start was a revolutionary programme designed to give young drivers a safer start on the UK’s roads. A bundled proposition that combined driving tuition, a brand new smart car and Carrot Insurance.

Trak 5 telematics device launched

Oct 2012

Smaller unit with all the features of T4, designed to appear as an original part of the vehicle once installed. Improved GPS chip set and crash g-force data recording.

Launch of Carrot Telematics-based insurance provider

Sep 2012

Carrot Insurance entered the UK young driver insurance market with a view to incentivising its policyholders to stay safe through the provision of cash rewards.

Trak 4 telematics device launched

Apr 2011

Based on the T1000 with improved tamper detection and large capacity battery. Capable of detecting the wires being cut, or the box being interfered with. In addition, capable of detecting if the vehicle had been involved in an incident.

Trak 2000 telematics device launched

Jul 2010

Large capacity battery and IP67 rated case for outdoor use without having to be wired into a vehicle.

Trak 1000 telematics device launched

Jun 2010

Designed for track & trace within the rental market. Had a revolutionary live tracking feature to watch second-by-second live updates. A simple 2-wire install, and would not drain the vehicles battery.

Trak Global Launched

Sep 2009

Founded by Nick Corrie, Alan Cottrill and Kamran Mahmoudzadeh, with a vision of using telematics to ease the insurance claims process.