Once upon a time in a land far away, Ed boarded a crowded train set for the bustling city of Manchester. As he frantically searched for a seat, still shivering from the bite of the cold December air, he turned to see a beautiful woman moving her bag off the chair for him…
Okay, I’ll admit that perhaps is slightly embellished - but there was a train and romance did bloom. Though the significance of the story is not the romance but birth of a business.
Ed thought in that moment, why couldn’t he strike up a conversation with a fellow passenger on the train? Wouldn’t it be just lovely, if people could meet and chat, maybe even save money whilst on the train? As for him it clearly did pay-to-be-social.
Ed got down to business, he quit his job, built a prototype and organised a soft launch at the end of 2015. Flash forward to July 2016, the team has grown from 1 to 8 and the newest platform is almost ready to go live!
Just a little bit more polishing left to go but there are big big BIG plans for this social tech company...
THE PTBS TEAM
Ed makes the big decisions and a whole lot of little ones!
Iz is 1/2 of this dream team and a kick ass web developer who works on everything with the web app itself.
Clare is the other half of the kick ass web development team!
David figures out what can be done and how and when to do it. The responsibility is real.
Keeps everyone on their toes at PTBS!
John James Scott
Can actually do everything.. and very well!
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