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Elite Group founder increases stake in DriversNet

Matt Newing

Tech entrepreneur Matt Newing has announced he is increasing his stake in St Helens firm DriverNet, the UK’s leading Transport and Mobile Workforce App.

The cloud-based management system and mobile app helps businesses streamline and simplify processes and connects employees, partners and processes. DriverNet provides real-time dispatch, route status, arrival and duration times, and map views. It automatically updates routes of mobile workforces to make them more efficient.

The company was founded in 2017 by Ant Chisnall after a 17-year career working in logistics for small fleet operators and large multinational hauliers.

Newing, founder of Chorley-based communications and IT firm Elite Group, said: “Anthony first approached me via an old school friend, and we immediately hit it off. I saw the huge potential in Ant’s app as he had first mover advantage in the mobility market.

“I’m keen to support new tech that will make a difference to other organisations. It’s tough for start-ups, particularly now with the uncertainty of Brexit, and it’s good to be able to help with the next phase of investment to ensure DriverNet continues its impressive growth.”

Chisnall added: “I’m very pleased to have Matt on board. His initial backing and support enabled us to launch to the market. As a result, we are now working with some of the biggest councils in the UK, the NHS and private health care providers to help improve their logistics and transport capabilities.

“We can’t wait to see what developments 2020 brings with this further investment.”

DriverNet works with operators across health and social care transport, NHS mobile workers, bus and coach fleets, security and couriers.

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