My journey started when I was made redundant as a Retail Supermarket Manager in 2005. I gained my first Private Hire Licence and started out in the industry working for a local Private Hire Taxi Company and learned the ropes the old fashioned way – we had no GPS, no Sat Nav and all jobs were issued over a two way radio. These humble beginnings meant that I quickly achieved an excellent geographical knowledge of Liverpool and the surrounding area and continued to use the customer service skills I had developed during my time in the retail industry.
After 6 months, I soon realised that I needed more of a challenge and applied for my first Operator’s Licence and started to offer my services for Airport Transfers to the general public and local companies. I then upgraded my vehicle to an MPV and never looked back from this point on. The next 5 years were hard work as I grew my business and I spent long hours on the road away from my family. In 2010 myself and my partner decided to take on a lovely village pub in Ormskirk and at this point I left the transport industry.
After the birth of our youngest son in 2012, we made the decision to give up the pub and to leave the licensed trade. My partner requalified as a Teaching Assistant and I decided to return to the transport industry. With my previous experience and knowledge of the industry, I purchased my first Mercedes vehicle and started offering an executive service in the Liverpool area. In the following 7 years I built up a strong portfolio of corporate clients and also worked on major events within the sports, music and TV & film industries. I have driven numerous high profile celebrities from these industries and worked throughout the UK and Europe.
In 2019, I merged my business with my current business partner, Simon Weston, and we now run Liverpool Chauffeurs Limited together. We continue to work with many celebrity clients and have gained several lucrative contracts during the past 12 months. We now have the largest privately owned fleet of chauffeur driven Mercedes vehicles in Liverpool and our business continues to grow based on our reputation for high levels of service. We offer Mercedes E-Class, S-Class and V-Class in black or silver and many of our V-Class have multimedia systems installed offering our clients gaming consoles, Sky TV, Netflix, Spotify and the likes. We subcontract for other quality chauffeur companies throughout the UK due to our growing reputation.
Passing the assessment and becoming a member of the Guild of Professional Chauffeurs has been an important step in my personal development and gives the recognition of my attributes and abilities as a professional chauffeur. I hope that this will give added value to my business and will reassure my clients that they are receiving the best level of service.