About Us

Commuting is far from fun. Who enjoys sitting in endless traffic, swapping sweat-soaked clothes post-bike ride, or being squashed by strangers in crowded subways?

Our CEO Richard has worked in cities across the world and has always been disappointed by the lack of options available for commuters.

After coming across the first rental scooters, Richard recognised the beginnings of a solution. However, they didn’t solve everything. Often damaged, lacking a charge, or not being there when you need them makes them a pretty unreliable mode of transport.

Seeing an opportunity to transform the way we travel, Richard joined forces with Carson, an engineer who hadn’t used his feet to get around in five years. Together they knew they could build a game-changing, quality product that could make commuting fun… one designed for real roads and for real people. Six scooter prototypes and twelve test rides later, Taur was born.

Our team has expanded since then, but we remain as committed as ever to bringing the most versatile electric scooter to your streets. Why shouldn’t everyone have fun navigating the labyrinth of their city?

Meet the team

Taur is at the forefront of the transportation revolution with the world's most versatile scooter. Built for modern urban travel.

Meet the team

We are seasoned professionals with years of expertise in relevant industries. You won’t find a group with more experience of electric vehicle technology, business, and online retailing.

Richard Adey

Chief Executive Officer

In a nutshell, Richard’s job is to ensure the project stays on track, raising money, ensuring it is spent sensibly and finding the best compromise between engineering constraints and our users’ needs. Before Taur, Richard has worked in the technology and transportation industries, and has 15 years experience in online retail. Among other projects, he founded a large cafe and a personalised children’s books publishing house.

He likes working with bright and interesting people and having meetings in the sun, although if you ask him, he’ll tell you he’d rather not have any meetings at all! The rest of the time, Richard is a fanatical cyclist, rower and tri-athlete, as well as an over-enthusiastic dad who pushes his sons far too much. He likes baking his own sour dough bread and experimental cooking.

Carson Brown

Head of Product

As well as a design wiz, Carson is the engineering mastermind behind the Taur project. His job involves integrating the mechanical, electrical, and software streams into one cohesive and amazing-to-use product that our users will love and cherish. In the past, he’s been involved in other personal transportation successes, taking a product from scratch to market with a small team within just a couple of years!

Carson believes that, right now, changing behaviours around transportation is one of the most important things we can do to improve our environment. Outside of work, he is into all things sporting and loves reading about people building ground-breaking products and companies. He also enjoys making stuff and will never say no to a sweet snack.

John Desmond

Engineering Director

John is a mechanical engineer with a keen eye for detail and an unhealthy enthusiasm for LED lighting. His role at Taur involves developing the mechanical structure of our scooter and coordinating its manufacture. In his 39 years of experience he has worked on numerous projects ranging from nuclear hydraulic manipulators (whatever they are) to commercial lighting. He even holds several engineering patents!

John is a strong believer in the power of positive thinking and the encouragement of others in the workplace. He enjoys restoring classic cars back to their former glory as he believes in “waste not want not”.

Susana Fernandez

Brand Manager

Susana’s job involves communicating a consistent brand identity through all our platforms and liaising with our stakeholders, as well as advocating for our users’ needs. She tries to push for creative solutions to the brand’s problems, often questioning past decisions and forcing us all to take a step back so we can take two forwards!

Susana believes there’s no such thing as a stupid question, and that given that smiling is free, everyone should do it more often! In her spare time, she enjoys growing plants in her flat, baking (and eating) cheesecake and reading good literature.

Our team have worked with the best, including: