We’ve booked the room, chosen the menu and we’re putting together the table plan for the party of the year. Yes, it’s almost time for the best social event in the private hire and chauffeur industry – the Professional Driver QSi Awards. And there’s still time to make sure you don’t miss out.
Our judging panel has spent the past week going through all the entries for the Professional Driver QSi Awards with a fine-tooth comb.
Mark Bursa reports from Europe’s premier auto exhibition
A day trip to Stuttgart, and it’s deja vu time. I’ve been here before, just seven months ago, for a very similar purpose. The venue is Mercedes-Benz’s Sindelfingen technical centre, and we’re here to look at a car. Seven months ago that was the new S-Class; now it’s another vehicle that’s just as important for the chauffeur sector.
This time, we’re getting a glimpse of the V-Class, which will replace the Viano next Spring. Note the name change – Mercedes is bringing in consistency to its badging policy, and more importantly, it’s letting us know where the new big MPV sits in the range. As design chief Martin Kreidl enthusiastically puts it: “This is a car!”
At this special two-day event to be held on September 14-15, 2015, you’ll be able to:
DRIVE the latest new cars with the right specification for the professional driver
COMPARE competing cars back-to-back – including all the latest, hottest new models
TALK to executives from the car manufacturers and tailor the best deal for your business
LEARN about how to run your business more efficiently in an exclusive free seminar programme
MEET key suppliers and see the latest products and services aimed at our industry
NETWORK with other operators and drivers from all over the UK