The Guild of Professional Chauffeurs has been created in direct response to what many see as an ongoing decline in industry standards. The idea was to form an organisation which appeals to those chauffeurs who have a desire to resurrect and subsequently uphold the industry's proud heritage and to re-establish chauffeuring's reputation as a respected profession. The GoPC exists to provide a platform for these individuals to invest in themselves and be rewarded for doing so by gaining recognition for their professional ability and thus stand apart from the mainstream.
The main goal of the GoPC is to establish itself as the benchmark for professional standards and to become the marque of quality-recognisable to those wishing to enter, or already working within the industry, the customer, licensing authorities, and the media.
Forming such a far-reaching organisation was never going to be a straightforward or quick process but since an initial idea in October 2016, a small group of volunteers made up of both chauffeurs and industry service providers have worked tirelessly to ensure the GoPC eventually became a reality. After initial consultation with the industry through social and trade media, an executive committee consisting of a wealth of industry expertise and experience was formed to take the GoPC forward. The result is a not-for-profit organisation which will be wholly transparent and no individual will gain financially from it. We exist for the good of our profession.
From the outset we felt it necessary to make joining the Guild of Professional Chauffeurs something that individuals could and would aspire to and membership would not be granted simply by completing an application form and paying a fee. Indeed, with the main aim of the organisation being to vastly improve standards, considerable thought has gone into the assessment process which we felt needed to be challenging yet attainable for anyone prepared to display a degree of preparation, effort and who has an appreciation of the core competences required by a professional chauffeur.
It is important to the GoPC committee that all candidates, irrespective of experience or existing qualifications, start out on a level playing field with equal opportunity to gain membership and that's why we decided upon our own assessment process rather than asking potential members to provide certification in advanced driving or proof of attendance on a chauffeur training course.
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Provisional membership applications now being accepted.