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Recent blog posts

  • The ups and downs of 2020 so far

    We've weathered the economic storms of the last couple of years. And now coronavirus brings a new set of challenges to the industry. Here's our Managing Director, Rob Breuilly, with his overview of the current market.
  • Ford Transit 12-seater conversion (part 1)

    The Ford Transit 12-seater 350 limited edition is easily converted for wheelchair access and that's what we're about to do. In this, the first of two posts—the BEFORE post—we outline a great standard spec and features. In the next post—the AFTER post—you'll see the converted vehicle.
  • Vehicle conversions go from strength to strength

    Giovanni Vullo joins The Taxi Shop as Coachworks Director to head up the rapidly-expanding vehicle conversions side of the business. We asked Gio about the firm’s latest news and how he fits into the future.
  • Should I buy a hybrid?

    Hybrid vehicles have been affordable, popular and are now an established option for UK drivers. So should you buy one?
  • Hackney conversions and how to do them right.

    From time to time people ask about our minibus conversions—how we convert a standard minibus to a hackney vehicle suitable for the rank and with full wheelchair access.

  • Ford Transit 12-seater conversion (part 1)

    The Ford Transit 12-seater 350 limited edition is easily converted for wheelchair access and that's what we're about to do. In this, the first of two posts—the BEFORE post—we outline a great standard spec and features. In the next post—the AFTER post—you'll see the converted vehicle.
  • Vehicle conversions go from strength to strength

    Giovanni Vullo joins The Taxi Shop as Coachworks Director to head up the rapidly-expanding vehicle conversions side of the business. We asked Gio about the firm’s latest news and how he fits into the future.
  • Should I buy a hybrid?

    Hybrid vehicles have been affordable, popular and are now an established option for UK drivers. So should you buy one?
  • Hackney conversions and how to do them right.

    From time to time people ask about our minibus conversions—how we convert a standard minibus to a hackney vehicle suitable for the rank and with full wheelchair access.
  • Pre-delivery inspection on all used vehicles

    We sell hundreds of pre-owned and ex-demo vehicles each year. Every single one is given a rigorous pre-delivery inspection. So what's involved?

We are the largest supplier of vehicles for the cab trade in England and Wales. We aim to provide the best combination of Price, Service and Delivery. With 70+ years combined experience in the cab trade, we will help you find the perfect vehicle. 


Bus and Taxis Direct Ltd T/A The Taxi Shop is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (674319). We act as a credit broker not a lender. We can introduce you to a limited number of lenders who may be able to offer you finance facilities for your purchase. We will only introduce you to these lenders. We may receive a commission payment from the finance provider if you decide to enter into an agreement with them. You may be able to obtain finance for your purchase from other lenders and you are encouraged to seek alternative quotations. If you would like to know how we handle complaints, please ask for a copy of our complaints handling process. Visit Financial Ombudsman for information about how to refer a complaint.

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