This West Sussex company helps holidaymakers avoid taxi queues at the airport. Holiday Taxis provides travel agents with pre-arranged transfers between airports and hotels, which customers can book direct online. Claiming to operate in 80 countries and in more than 4,000 cities, its travel industry clients include Tui First Choice and Monarch Airlines. It recently launched a partnership with Easyjet, and similar agreements with XL.com, Opodo and Monarch have followed. Founder Paul Stanyer worked in the travel industry for 20 years before beingmade redundant from Thomas Cook in 2002, an event that spurred him to set up the business. Sales grew 63% a year from £2.8m in 2005 to £12.2m in 2008. The company is half-owned by Unifol International, a Hong Kong consortium of business-angel investors.
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