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Elsheikhi lands Scots role for cab app Gett

GettOn-demand cab app GetTaxi has hired an Edinburgh entrepreneur to head up its Scottish operations as it re-brands and branches out into new services.

Chris Elsheikhi will lead the company’s growth from his base at business hatchery, Entrepreneurial Spark.

The firm is changing its name to Gett as it expands into other sectors including food, beauty and home services.

Heriot-Watt University graduate Elsheikhi previously ran Leith-based Bainbridge Music, which he founded in 2008 and grew to become a market leader before successfully exiting with a sale early this year.

Gett is available in 32 cities around the world including: New York, London, Edinburgh, Manchester, Liverpool, Birmingham, Moscow and Tel-Aviv. The company is on track to hit  £330 million in revenue this year for its transport services alone.

Shahar Waiser Gett, founder and chief executive, said: “We will continue to lead in transportation and expand to essential products and services that people use in their everyday lives. We plan to become the first global app you tap to ‘Gett’ all the essential things done. Everyone will use it and no one will remember how they ever coped without it.”

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