A night to remember for Britain’s chauffeur and private hire industry

PD-QSI-03 300Professional Driver magazine’s inaugural QSi Awards ceremony was a night to remember for the cream of Britain’s chauffeur and private hire operators.

Gold, Silver and Bronze awards were presented in nine categories at a thrilling event, held at the Effingham Park Hotel, near Gatwick Airport, hosted by TV motorsports presenter and racing driver Amanda Stretton.

The Professional Driver QSI Awards, open to every chauffeur and private hire company in the UK, are designed to recognise operators and individuals that demonstrate excellent standards of Quality, Service and Innovation.

Professional Driver magazine editor Mark Bursa said: “It was great to see so many smiling faces on the night. Nobody has ever done anything like this for our market before, and the response was fantastic, with winners from as far afield as Newcastle-upon-Tyne, West Lancashire and the South Coast.”

He continued: “We were overwhelmed by the quality of the entries, and it was a very tough job to pick our winners. Only very good operators made the short list, so we can be sure our winners, especially our Gold medallists, are the very best of the best.”

These are the companies that triumphed in the nine categories:

Chauffeur company of the Year - Small Operator (1-10 vehicles)

Sponsored by BMW

GOLD      Parkers Executive, Newcastle-upon-Tyne

SILVER    Driving Force Chauffeurs, Tunbridge Wells, Kent

BRONZE  Location Chauffeurs, South Mimms, Herts

Chauffeur company of the Year – Mid-size Operator (11-30 vehicles)

Sponsored by BMW

GOLD     Club Class Chauffeurs, Hailsham, East Sussex

SILVER   Fylde Executive, Warton, Lancashire

BRONZE  England Limousines, London


Chauffeur company of the Year - Large Operator (31+ vehicles)

Sponsored by Mercedes-Benz

GOLD      Tristar Worldwide, London

SILVER    Cabot Global, London

BRONZE  Brunel, London


Private Hire company of the Year (1-80 vehicles)

Sponsored by SsangYong

GOLD     On Time Travel, Warrington, Lancashire

SILVER   Cloud Cars, Nottingham

BRONZE  Bolton Airport Transfers & Executive Minibuses, Bolton, Lancashire


Private Hire company of the Year - Large Operator (81+ vehicles)

Sponsored by Skoda

GOLDG     LH, London

SILVER    The Keen Group, London

BRONZE   Climatecars, London


Community Award

Sponsored by Ethos

GOLD      Fylde ExecutiveWarton, Lancashire

SILVER    PryorsDidcot, Oxfordshire



Marketing Award

Sponsored by Audi

GOLD      White 7, Shrewsbury, Shropshire

SILVER    Reliance Worldwide, London

BRONZE   Tristar Worldwide, London


Environment Award

Sponsored by Volvo

GOLD      Climatecars, London

SILVER    GLH, London

BRONZE  Cloud Cars, Nottingham


Professional Driver of the Year

Sponsored by BMW

GOLD      Robert Mroczek, England Limousines

SILVER    Andrew Fowler, Location Chauffeurs

BRONZE  Maurice Holman, Tristar Worldwide


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