Entrepreneur expands his tuk-tuk business

Prosecco Time tuk-tuk launched by Gosport firm tuktukdirect.com
Prosecco Time tuk-tuk launched by Gosport firm tuktukdirect.com
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A TUK-TUK business has expanded and taken on new branded vehicles as part of its fleet.

David Goodyer, from Locks Heath, set up Tuk Tuk Direct selling the imported vehicles last year.

The former financial advisor got the inspiration to set up the firm, based at the former Haslar hospital in Gosport, after seeing the tuk-tuks – which are electric and can travel up to 30mph – on holiday.

He brought 12 of the colourful auto-rickshaws from China and they were soon snapped up.

Now, as well as importing more vehicles for sale, he has now branched out into hire and has converted six into Prosecco Time tuk-tuks that can be rented for functions or special events.

He said: ‘We already have bookings for several weddings, parties and some corporate events.

‘The plan is to convert six, all different colours and really push them for festivals.

‘We have had so much interest from wedding planners and photographers as there doesn’t seem to be anything like us in Hampshire.

‘Business generally has been really good.’

For more information go to tuktukdirect.com/ or call 07747 561 383.