Equisys Ltd is a leading software development firm with offices in Southwark. Based in London for over 25 years, Equisys produces the award-winning Zetafax® suite of products used by over 60,000 customers in more than 100 countries worldwide for document management.
Colin Duxberry, the Finance Director of this UK success story, explained why ‘Crossrail for bikes’ means so much to their company:
‘Like many businesses in London, a growing number of our employees cycle to work. About 1 in 5 currently cycle to work regularly and an even larger proportion of our team would cycle to the office if they felt comfortable and safe on the roads.
‘We value their safety and we want to promote active lifestyles for all our employees. We support their freedom to choose how they get to work. We also note strong evidence that more cycling increases spending in local retail businesses and lowers air pollution levels. The proposed north–south and east–west routes will help us attract and retain the employees our business needs to continue to thrive. They will also make London a more attractive city in which to build and run our business.
‘Crossrail for Bikes’ is, on balance, great for our staff and for London. Please make sure these plans are delivered, without delay. And please also push forward with developing safe cycling as a priority across London.’