Gold for Location Cars at Professional Driver QSi Awards


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Location Cars wins prestigious award in the UK’s only national awards for the private hire and chauffeur sector

Location Cars takes Gold in Private Hire company of the Year (1-80 vehicles) category

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

London-based Location Cars has won the Gold Award in the Private Hire Operator of the Year (1-80 vehicles) category of the prestigious Professional Driver QSi Awards. 

Professional Driver Editor Mark Bursa said: “This year’s Gold award goes to one of London’s oldest surviving private hire firms. Location Cars celebrated 55 years in business this year.”

“As well as embracing technology Location has retained its focus on its core media and fashion sectors. The judges also liked the way Location Cars has started building for the future by hiring apprentices.”

Professional Driver magazine’s QSi Awards ceremony was a night to remember for the cream of Britain’s chauffeur and private hire operators. The 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.

Gold, Silver and Bronze awards were presented in 10 categories at a thrilling event, held at the Effingham Park Hotel, near Gatwick Airport.

The 10 categories mean there’s something for every size and type of operator, from one-man bands to large fleets. Categories also reward innovations in marketing, environmental performance and local community activities, while a special award – Professional Driver of the Year – singles out a chauffeur or private hire driver who is judged to be the best in the UK.

Mark Bursa said: “The chauffeur and private hire industry has weathered the worst of the economy over the past few years, while making giant leaps forward in quality and professionalism. Our QSi Awards are designed to reward that excellence, and bring the industry together for a night in a celebration of all that’s good about this business.”

Mark Bursa 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 Gold, Silver and Bronze winners are among the very best operators in Britain.”

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