Charities receive QSI Award money
Oct06

Charities receive QSI Award money

Two children ’s hospice’s from the south-east have received the money raised from The Chauffeur QSI Awards Charity Auction which took place in April this year. Almost £4000 was given to the two establishments which look after terminally ill children and give respite care to their parents. The CHASE Children’s Hospice based in Guildford and the Naomi House Children’s Hospice in Winchester, both received the cash which was donated...

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World’s apart, year’s ahead for COIF Limos
Oct05

World’s apart, year’s ahead for COIF Limos

Two years ago Limo One introduced the first limousine with a COIF — The Ford Excursion. This meant there was now a street legal limousine that could carry more than eight passengers for hire under the PSV regulations — 13 passengers in fact. We discover the newest COIF limousine to hit the industry… Noticing the trend at the 2007 Las Vegas Limousine Exhibition and a dramatic increase in limo coaches and less Towncars, Limo-1...

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Chauffeur Trained Packages from IOPDC
Oct05

Chauffeur Trained Packages from IOPDC

Research conducted recently by the IOPDC has highlighted the growing requirement for the establishment of certificated professional training programmes to be available to chauffeurs and chauffeur operators. Over 70% of chauffeur companies surveyed in London and the South identified better Driver Training as an essential element in the future development plans of their operations. Given the increasing legislation within our industry,...

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Be assured… with Chauffeur Assured
Oct02

Be assured… with Chauffeur Assured

A unique product aimed at the chauffeuring industry was recently launched in style at Mercedes-Benz World in Surrey. The Chauffeur Assured scheme which is aimed at reducing operators costs and keeping your business on the move was announced at the Brooklands Double Twelve event which was attended by Formula One stars Lewis Hamilton and Heikki Kovalainen. Chauffeur Assured combines the unique selling points of the industry’s major...

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The Classics remembered – The Jaguar MkX
Jun02

The Classics remembered – The Jaguar MkX

In the early sixties, Jaguar was on a roll having acquired Daimler in 1960 followed by the truck manufacturer, Guy and engine manufacturers, Coventry Climax and Meadows. Robert Couldwell discovers the classics from Jaguar… It didn’t neglect its own range and to even wider acclaim than the ground breaking XK120 it launched the fabulous E Type in 1961. This was one of the world’s first 150 mph cars although Jaguar did have to pay...

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Hertfordshire’s biggest secret – Vantagefield Coachbuilders.
Jun02

Hertfordshire’s biggest secret – Vantagefield Coachbuilders.

Set in a quaint village in Hertfordshire, is a coachbuilder that sets itself apart from pretty much any other coachbuilder in the world and builds vehicles which are unique in every way. Paul Gibson discovers the secrets behind Vantagefield International… The name Vantagefield has been synonymous with excellent customer service and quality products from its conception in 1982, and that is exactly what it still does to this day at its...

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