John Griffin

Addison Lee

John Griffin founded Addison Lee in Battersea in 1975.

Since then, he has transformed the entire cab industry in the UK – if you’re living in the UK and London, you will most likely have heard of them, and will most likely have had a ride in one of their cars. Indeed, Addison Lee carries 10 million passengers a year and over half of FTSE 100 companies have a corporate account with them.

The company has a turnover exceeding £170m and exemplifies a remarkable success story. John was named Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year 2009-10. In July 2011 John was interviewed by LeadersIn – his wisdom, brilliance, and inspirational character shine throughout the interview. 

  • Customer Centricity
  • Delivering results
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Marketing