Evolvi - The corporate rail specialist

A rich heritage - and a vibrant future

Our foundations go back to 2005, when the Evolvi system was developed by Harry Weeks Travel (HWT) as the first online self-booking tool focused on UK rail. It was an immediate success, having been developed by travel professionals with the corporate traveller in mind.

Not only did Evolvi cut through the complexities of the UK fares infrastructure, it offered travel management companies and their clients access to a suite of management tools, covering policy setting and compliance, along with management information and reporting.

Since then, the company has expanded to become the acknowledged market leader in online corporate rail booking through its self-booking tool. It has also successfully transitioned into new market area through its rail API, partnering with some of the biggest brands in international travel.

The Team

Andrew Cantrell, Managing Director

Andrew leads the management of the company and oversees the development and delivery of the offer to a growing customer base. His background includes over 30 years' experience in operations, IT delivery, consultancy, and software/product development.

"Digital innovation is driving the travel sector - and the pace of change is increasing. There are significant opportunities arising for our increasingly diverse customer base and our commitment is to ensure our technology is ready to support new market entrants while continuously enhancing the offer to existing partners."

 

Melanie Glass, Head of Account Management

With a long-standing career in supplier relationship management, corporate account management and business travel operations, Melanie brings a wealth of corporate travel industry experience to Evolvi. She leads a customer-facing team dedicated to optimising TMC partnerships, at the outset of relationships and through ongoing system customisation.

"Evolvi is a platform developed by travel professionals for the travel market, so we understand the need to combine technological excellence with great customer service. This is the way we create value over the long term."

 

Andy Edwards, Head of Customer Support and Delivery

Andy joined Evolvi in 2021 from a Global TMC where he had worked in a variety of roles for over 20 years, this included managing client implementations onto the Evolvi system. In his role at Evolvi he manages the client support team who deal with day-to-day queries from our clients and as part of the Senior Management Team, helps to deliver new features on the Evolvi platform.

"With my previous TMC experience, I can understand and relate to, all the challenges that our TMC customers face when dealing with their corporate client's rail programmes.  The key focus for myself and the team is to ensure that our customers receive excellent customer service at all times and to ensure that their queries are dealt with as quickly and expertly as possible."     

 

Latest news

Evolvi Rail Systems appoints new Managing Director

27 June 2024

Evolvi Rail Systems has appointed a new Managing Director, Darren Williams.  Read more

Rail Strikes Update

16 June 2022

Update from RDG on Ticket Validity and Refunds Read more

Rail strikes

9 June 2022

Rail Strikes announced for 21st, 23rd and 25th of June. Read more

Smarter Information, Smarter Journeys

19 May 2022

‘Smarter Information, Smarter Journeys’ – a new initiative coming soon to keep travellers informed of any advance changes to their rail journeys.  Read more

Deprecation of self-print plain paper tickets

18 May 2022

Rail Delivery Group has mandated that self-print plain paper tickets will no longer be accepted for travel from 01 October 2022. Read more