Who were the big winners at the 2017 Professional Driver QSi awards?
The fifth edition of our QSi Awards was the biggest yet, with more than 450 people stretching our regular venue, the Effingham Park Hotel near Gatwick Airport, to the limit.
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
The annual Geneva Motor Show is the European car industry’s premier showcase for new models and new technology. This year electric cars and plug-in hybrids took centre stage as automakers rise to the challenge of cleaner motoring. Professional Driver’s Mark Bursa presents our annual guide to the new and future cars that are likely to feature in chauffeur and private hire fleets in the future.
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
Twenty-four companies collected 32 Gold, Silver and Bronze awards at the seventh annual Professional Driver QSi Awards dinner.
Professional Driver is delighted to announce the finalists for our ‘Blue Riband’ award, the 2017 Professional Driver of the Year.
Professional Driver is proud to announce the shortlist for the 2017 QSi Awards, the only dedicated national awards for the Chauffeur, Private Hire and Taxi industry.
The biggest and best reader-judged car awards programme in the country just keeps growing. We expanded our 2018 Professional Driver Car of the Year Judging event to two days this year, at our regular venue at Sandown Park racecourse in Esher, Surrey. And for the first time, the event was supported by a number of vehicle manufacturers – so judges could discuss their fleet requirements as well.
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