Evolvi - The corporate rail specialist

A rich heritage - and a vibrant future

Evolvi is part of Capita Plc, the UK's leading provider of integrated professional support service solutions

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.

Capita acquired HWT in 2007, and Evolvi was launched as an independent business within the group. 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."

 

Peter Koukoularides, Business Development Manager

Peter joined Evolvi in 2017 and leads on creating new opportunities with Travel Management Companies, Tour Operators, Online Booking Tools and Third Party Developers. His background includes a variety of roles in three of the UK's leading TMCs and in a sales role for a UK Train Operating Company. He is also a Business Mentor for The Prince's Trust.

"Our platforms provide full UK rail content for both the UK and international markets, and I thrive on working with existing and prospective customers to implement strategies that will help create value and deliver on their market vision."

Latest news

Evolvi Launches Seatfrog Functionality

5 October 2020

Evolvi, the online corporate rail booking specialist, has launched new functionality with Seatfrog to offer easy access to First Class ticket upgrades. Read more

Evolvi suspends uplift fees

20 April 2020

Evolvi is suspending its standard ‘uplift’ fees for TMCs not meeting the company’s usual qualifying spend threshold while the coronavirus pandemic persists.  Read more

Evolvi Advisory Notice

14 April 2020

Evolvi is advising any visitors to its stand during the recent Business Travel Show in London (26-27 February 20) who were given a multi-adaptor charger for mobile phones not to use them. A few of the adapters have been shown to overheat, so would anyone in receipt of one of these units (about 90 were given out) please dispose of it safely.  Read more

COVID-19 Coronavirus update

18 March 2020

We would like to assure all Evolvi users of our commitment to delivering an ongoing service during the recent challenges that have arisen, as a result of the Coronavirus pandemic. Our priority is to protect the welfare of all colleagues and our clients. Read more

Corporate Travel Focus on Smart Rail Procurement, Sustainability & Productivity Boosts Evolvi Performance

26 February 2020

Corporate clients of travel management companies (TMCs) are turning to Evolvi’s smart online rail booking platforms in increasing numbers to leverage the lower carbon and productivity gains of business travel by train.  Read more