24
November
2015

Why we won’t deal with Uber

Why we won’t deal with Uber

Rob Breuilly, The Taxi Shop owner: "I’ve been in the taxi trade 30 years and have seen a lot of changes. I am not naive about the impact Uber is having. We know Uber is a player in this market and we aren’t ignoring it. But that doesn’t mean we have to roll over and let it destroy a trade with a strong, proud tradition, standards, and which always has the customer at heart."

Categories: Opinion

14
October
2015

Should you buy a Petrol or Diesel engine taxi?

Should you buy a Petrol or Diesel engine taxi?

Petrol cars are still popular with the general public, but, for taxi drivers, diesel is very often first choice.

Categories: Opinion

15
September
2015

Putting customers first builds £10 million taxi sales business

But how do we get customer service right?

Putting customers first builds £10 million taxi sales business

Rob Breuilly (founder of The Taxi Shop) on getting started in the taxi trade. Last year 97% of our sales were to returning customers. That's a very loyal customer base. It is heartening that we are still doing business with many of the same people after 14 years. All the best businesses are built on recommendations and we are no different. 

Categories: News

02
November
2015

Vauxhall Vivaro – happy 14th birthday!

UK's most-loved minibus taxi

Vauxhall Vivaro – happy 14th birthday!

It’s hard to believe but the Vauxhall Vivaro — perhaps the favourite minibus of Britain’s taxi drivers — is fourteen years old. Made in Britain, over a million Vivaros have been sold in total, and this workhorse has won a lot of accolades along the way.

Categories: News

23
September
2015

Diesel goes toe-to-toe with the Hybrids (and wins)

The search for efficiency and economy

Diesel goes toe-to-toe with the Hybrids (and wins)

Most private hire drivers keep a very close eye on running costs with fuel being the single-most important factor. A driver’s search for a fuel-efficient new taxi will invariably end up with a comparison of hybrids and diesels. Which is better?

Categories: Opinion

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