The world’s number one taxi dispatch software provider Autocab has appointed Jamie Lyons as its Chief Commercial Officer.

As part of Autocab’s executive leadership team, Lyons will be tasked with helping the Uber-owned business fulfil its growth ambitions.

The company recently announced plans to create 200 new jobs after taking 20,000 sq ft on a 10-year lease at Bruntwood SciTech’s Manchester development.

Safa Alkateb, CEO of Autocab, said: “Meeting the rapidly evolving needs of taxi and private hire fleets is fundamentally important for Autocab and Jamie has proven expertise in leading significant growth initiatives.

“We look forward to having his dynamic, results-oriented energy on the Autocab executive leadership team and taking our company into the next phase of growth.”

Hassan Abod, Autocab’s Business Development Director, said: “Now that Autocab is looking to expand, I’m delighted that Jamie will be helping us to scale our commercial function, allowing me to focus on our global expansion, in partnership with our customers.”

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Lyons said: “I am delighted to join the executive team at Autocab as we enter the next phase of growth, following the acquisition by Uber. I am looking forward to working with the Autocab team, our partners and our customers to grow Autocab’s commercial business.”

Prior to joining Autocab, Lyons held senior commercial positions at companies such as Wagestream, Blippar and Trustpilot. At Interact Software, he was responsible for delivering the international go-to-market strategy while leading commercial growth initiatives for their Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) intranet solutions.

Manchester-based operates in over 30 countries around the world and employs 170 people.

Its booking and dispatch technology is used by customers for more than one million trips each day.