How our partnerships benefit you

Mar 5, 2019

Each year new vehicles and upgraded models are released. Which ones will be best for cabbing work? We take a long hard look at everything that's on offer and place orders for the most suitable vehicles.

When a new round of vehicles is anounced we eagerly await to see:

  • what improvements have been made
  • what are the major technical breakthroughs
  • how the fuel efficiency is looking compared to last year
  • and what comfort levels look like.

The manufacturer partners we choose to work with do not disappoint, and that's why we continue to work with key players such as Vauxhall, Ford, Hyundai and Mercedes.  

Prices others cannot match 

We maintain open, clear communications throughout the years' development process, feeding back to the manufacturers what we are hearing directly from our own taxi driver customers. Manufacturuers do listen to this market reaction and it does affect the way they develop vehicles.  

At a crucial moment in the year we decide how many vehicles we believe the market wants and negiotiate a price with the manufacturer. This is where a deep market knowledge gained over 30+ years in the taxi trade, an entrepreneur's attitude to risk and a positive mental attitude come in.   

Ultimately, we strike a deal to buy and supply massive numbers of vehicles. That is how we are able to negotiate such amazing low prices. It it bulk purchasing on a grand scale.We take the risk so you get the reward.


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. 

Company registration number (05306798). Registered in England. Registered address: 28-31 The Stables Wrest Park, Silsoe, MK45 4HR.