In celebration of Global Entrepreneurship Week, a global festival of entrepreneurship, Greg Wills, founder of Rentalcars.com, will talk about the journey he and his team took in growing a start-up into the world’s most successful travel website with a turnover of over £1bil and over 1400 employees.
When Greg and his wife Nichola founded Traveljigsaw in 2004 the plan was always to be the biggest and best, however, they didn’t know at the time just how far the journey would take them. They grew the business from a start-up with seed funding, through a growth phase powered by private equity finance to a trade sale to The Priceline Group which also owns www.bookings.com. Greg and his senior team remained within the Priceline Group after the sale and expanded the business, overseeing the worldwide rebrand to Rentalcars.com and becoming Europe’s fastest growing travel business. Today Rentalcars.com is one of the world’s most successful travel website with over £1bil turnover and over 1400 employees.
At this unique event Greg will talk about the highs and lows of growing an international online business, touching on his experiences of raising finance, building an enabling business culture, expanding overseas and planning an exit.
His remarkable story is an inspiration and an education and not-to-be missed.
08.00: Arrive & networking with tea, coffee & pastries
08:30: Greg Wills talks about building Rentalcars.com followed by Q&A