Laurence Oakes-Ash, business analyst and Director of City Science, gave a very engaging talk to an audience of 50 at the Southernhay Breakfast Club on Friday 2nd December. He described how the Exeter City Futures programme, of which his company is a part, is working towards a Zero Congestion area in Exeter.

They have found that a lot of people arriving at key destinations in the city are coming from a set number of starting points and are investigating the possibility of an low cost, on-demand minibus service to reduce the number of private cars being driven each day. They believe there is a real demand for such a service.

They’re looking for an entrepreneur to invest in their project and you can find out more about it on their Exeter City Futures Website.


Tonyy Byrne (Arbuthnot Latham), Charles Lanning (Bonhams)


Stephen Harris (Dunn and Baker), Lisa Precott (Chalk & Ward), Jonathan Wadsworth (Beckworth)


Louise Cole (Beckworth), Sian Barrett (Capita Asset Services)


Louise Cole and Jess Seller, Beckworth


Jon Burley (Vickery Holman), Ian Cutler (GB Card and Partners), Murray Ross (Avalon)


Ian Williams (Southernhay Dental), Gian Ellis (GLE Environmental)


Hannah Myers (Family Lawl Co), Simon Greenslade (Stratton Creber), Donna Hart (Family Law Co)


Elle McCrae and Katie Slade (Huntress)