Meter ticking for taxi-cab offices

IF TIME is money, entrepreneur Mark Strachan is making the most of wasted travelling hours, with a plan to make money from commuting Blackberry addicts. The founder of British indoor ski slope firm Skiplex yesterday launched a crowdfunding plea for investment in the Luxury Mobile Office Company.

The firm is seeking £150,000 on crowdfunding website Crowdcube to strip and convert five Mercedes Viano cars into luxury mobile offices. With a fare of £250 per hour, the fleet will have 4G WiFi, total sound-proofing and flat screens for Skype conference calls.

“It looks like a Bentley on the inside, rather than looking bling like a stretch limo,” Strachan was quick to inform The Capitalist yesterday. And who would hail a £140,000 ride like this? Lawyers, financiers or anyone wanting to whip out a laptop on the commute from Battersea heliport into the City, apparently.