The Bit To Read First
If you’re visiting this site for the first time we hope it goes a long way to explaining who and what the GoPC is and why it was formed in the first place. You’ll find a formal mission statement that fully explains what we’re about so please take a few minutes to have a read. In the meantime, let’s dispel a few myths from the off; the Guild isn’t a business, it’s a not for profit organisation. No one’s gaining financially-there’s no salaries or investors wanting a financial return. There’s no funny handshakes or initiation ceremonies, although there is an inordinate amount of biscuit eating on occasions!
So why join? You probably already know that unlike almost every other driving profession there’s no formal training or certification required to give yourself that grandiose title of ‘professional chauffeur’. The level of skill held in the chauffeuring profession varies dramatically from those who possess little more than a basic driving licence through to individuals who have gone to great lengths to invest in additional training in advanced driving and/or chauffeur skills. For others its experience they consider to be a vital ingredient and there are many chauffeurs out there with years of successful service in the industry under their belts who are forced to compete with poor quality operators and unrealistic pricing.
But beyond having a loyal clientele, there’s never been any way to get those skills or that experience formally recognised in a way that helps you and your business stand out as being exceptional, well now there is! Equally, the GoPC provides a credible ‘way in’ for those looking to join our industry, who want the opportunity to add to their CV with the necessary skills and knowledge to gain employment or look at starting their own business.
It’s an organisation formed and run purely by volunteers-chauffeurs and service providers just like you, individuals who are passionate about our industry. There’s nothing sinister going on here, it’s very simply a group of of like-minded people who decided the only way to improve the chauffeur’s lot was to be proactive and try to change our industry for the better ourselves.
The Guild is for the good guys, those of us who still believe there’s something rather special and even a tiny bit noble about being able to say ‘I’m a chauffeur’. Let’s get that pride back again.
We fully appreciate the Guild won’t be for everyone but we thank you for your willingness to at least find out more about who we are. Enjoy the website!
The Guild of Professional Chauffeurs committee.
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Provisional membership applications now being accepted.