QRoutes features in INNOVATE Bristol & Bath

A picture of a woman holding a copy of Innovate Bristol & Bath

QRoutes has been listed in the latest INNOVATE™ BRISTOL & BATH, from Global Village Publishing.

This 380-page premium coffee-table book showcases Bristol & Bath’s innovation and entrepreneurial ecosystem.

“We’re thrilled to be included in this year’s edition” says Liz Davidson, CMO. “The West of England is one of the most dynamic regions for tech. It is an exciting to be part of it.”

“Every single one of the stories has been carefully chosen to guide you on a journey across the region and offer you a glimpse into the future.” says Natalia Rodríguez Novás, Publishing Partner for Global Village Publishing.

And QRoutes is one of them. Based in Future Space, QRoutes is the UK’s leading many-to-few routing engine for passenger transport.

It is primarily used by local authorities for home-to-school transport, including the complex and sensitive area of special educational needs and disabilities.

The company has grown rapidly since its launch in 2016 and now supplies 20% of the UK authorities that provide home-to-school provision.

During the pandemic, it free support to any not-for-profit organisation which found itself facing routing tasks (such as the delivery of food to vulnerable households) as part of their emergency response.

One of those was Manchester City Council. Victoria Harper who as coordinating the response said “The support from QRoutes has been a huge help in enabling efficiencies with daily driver planning.”

In the last year, the company also launched QPaths. This new tool calculates the door-to-door distance of safe home-to-school walking routes faster and with greater accuracy than existing methods.

“With 150 success stories with this publication alone, The West of England certainly has plenty of good news to share. We are immensely grateful to the West of England Combined Authority for making this book possible.” adds Natalia.

INNOVATE™ BRISTOL & BATH is also available as an e-book and an online platform, representing a network with a common goal of ensuring the region’s best innovations and innovation enablers connect and succeed.