Lightfoot has announced that it will increase its staff amid an influx of contract wins in the fleet sector.
Having already increased headcount by 20% this year, it plans to recruit an additional 16 staff in development and innovation, insurance, account management, customer support and marketing roles.
The supplier was awarded just under £1 million from Innovate UK and the Centre for Connected and Autonomous Vehicles (CCAV) in May, as part of a Government funded project to cut air pollution through ‘connected car’ technology.
The majority of the new roles will be linked to the fulfillment of the Government-backed project to develop connected vehicle solutions. It will also serve the ‘driver ecosystem’ project which will reward safer driving with discounts on a wide range of services, such as breakdown cover and servicing.
Lightfoot’s managing director Mark Roberts said: “We’re at a very exciting point in the future of Lightfoot, which is rapidly building a reputation as the Fitbit for cars and vans. We’re working on a series of cutting-edge projects aided by the recent Government grant, and we’re seeing growing demand for our fleet technology, which combines rewards for better driving with connected car technology.
“In order to meet this demand, and to fulfil our part in making the UK a leader in the global race to develop connected transportation solutions, we plan to increase our staff numbers by 16, lifting our total headcount to over 40 by the year end .”
Pictured: David Gauke, secretary of state for work and pensions, and Tony Harbron, marketing director, Lightfoot