French company Evaneos started in 2009 and are the first online platform to connect travellers directly to local experts, namely 650 local travel agents in 150 destinations. The company creates tailor-made travel itineraries and operate in a number of European countries, including the UK where they launched last year. Linda Lewis speaks to founder Eric La Bonnardière to find out more about the company’s history and development.
Commuting to work is getting easier! Active Commuting manufacture purpose-built portable pods, which combine changing rooms, showers and bike storage. Linda Lewis speaks to founder Andrew Rechten about the company’s growth, how they started and how they encourage workers to maintain a healthy lifestyle by cycling or running to work.
Linda Lewis heads to the Isle of Wight to visit The Garlic Farm, one of the leading UK producers of garlic. Founded by Chairman Colin Boswell over 30 years ago, with day to day business run by his daughter, Linda is shown around the farm, and talks to Colin about the company, the products and all things garlic.
Linda Lewis goes to meet the team behind Firef.ly who are creating a smart phone app for travelers, that aims to combine all best bits of trip planning, travel guides, journalling, sharing and personalised mementos.
Chad Cribbins, Andy Bennett, Aby Olivel, Pat Loughrey
Linda Lewis visits Jason Doll-Steinberg, Marketing Manager and Director of British Tours Ltd, an executive company dating back to 1958 that offers high-end personal tours of Britain, Paris and Normandy.