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Customer focus for new Addison Lee appointment

Addison Lee has appointed Tamsin Todd as its new chief customer officer (CCO). Her responsibilities will include all product development, marketing, branding and communications activities.

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Little’s appoints London manager and plans new investment

Scottish-based chauffeur specialist Little’s is celebrating 50 years of business with a major investment plan to accelerate growth and advance the company’s position in the global business and leisure travel industry.

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Hostile reception for London mayor Khan’s new taxi plan

Private hire operators and trade associations have expressed dismay at the lack of consultation with the private hire sector over a new “Taxi and Private Hire Action Plan” presented by London Mayor Sadiq Khan (pictured).

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Boro Taxis in £2 million fleet investment programme

Middlesbrough-based Boro Taxis, one of the largest private hire fleets in the UK, is spending £2million in a major fleet upgrade programme, adding new cars and minibuses to its 800-vehicle fleet.

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Karhoo claims more cars than Uber as London fleet hits 33,000

Cab comparison app Karhoo, the new, has revealed figures for its first three months of operation in London, claiming it has more cars in the capital than any other cab app, and a weekly turnover of £750,000. The app is processing up to 7,000 bookings a day, Karhoo said.

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Uber vague over Newport launch following Cardiff criticism

Uber is pressing ahead with plans to launch into smaller UK cities, including Newport and Cambridge, despite evidence that suggests the app is struggling to recruit drivers in some cities.

Features & Roadtests


Earlier this year, the Jaguar XJ scored a notable conquest in London, with established operator Crawfords taking 50 of the revised flagship. It was a major coup for Jaguar, which is working hard to challenge Mercedes-Benz’s dominance in the chauffeur sector.


Road Test - Ford S-MAX 2.0TDCi 150PS Zetec

The third vehicle to derive form the new Ford Mondeo platform is the S-MAX. Overshadowed by the Galaxy as a Private Hire Vehicle, the more family-oriented S-MAX is nonetheless a highly competent people-mover.


First Drive - Toyota Prius 1.8VVT iHybrid

It’s hard to believe that 20 years have passed since the world took its first glimpse of the Toyota Prius. Within two years, a 1995 Tokyo Show concept would be a production reality, and the hybrid revolution was under way.


First Drive – Mercedes E220d SE 9G-Tronic

It’s undoubtedly the benchmark car for executive chauffeur work, but the Mercedes-Benz E-Class has recently found itself under threat.

Road test - Volvo XC90 D5 Inscription

Volvo’s advertising rather grandly bills the arrival of its new XC90 SUV as “a new beginning” for the company.


First Drive - Ford Mondeo Vignale 2.0 TDCi PowerShift

The launch of the new Ford Mondeo has been a long and rather tortuous one. Initially shown at the 2012 Paris Motor Show, the car didn’t go on sale until this year after Ford decided to close a plant and shift all production to Valencia in Spain.


Ford Galaxy 180PS 2.0 TDCi Titanium

Hard to believe that the Ford Galaxy has been around for almost 20 years. And in that time, over two distinctive generations, the big Ford seven-seater has established itself as one of the most significant private hire cars on the market.