The Chauffeur marks 100 years since first industry writings
Dec02

The Chauffeur marks 100 years since first industry writings

As TheChauffeur.com celebrates a decade of supplying the industry with vital news and features, 2014 also marks a hundred years since the original chauffeur magazine was stopped due to World War One. In issue one of The Chauffeur magazine in 2003, it was reported that between 1908 and 1914 a magazine was exclusively printed for the chauffeur of that period. It carried topics of interest relating to cars, legislation, social events and...

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The Chauffeur celebrates a decade since first magazine
Nov29

The Chauffeur celebrates a decade since first magazine

We did it! December 2013 marks exactly ten year’s since The Chauffeur magazine was first published and distributed throughout the UK. It was in 2003 when founder, Paul Gibson discovered there was a gap in the market and chauffeurs needed a voice piece and at least, something to read when sitting in their cars for hours on end. Soon after, from a small flat on the Sussex coast, Paul started to compile the first issue and gathered...

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First contact established with Viano replacement
Nov22

First contact established with Viano replacement

The last two generations of Viano have been stalwarts to the chauffeur industry, ferrying small groups that do not fit into a limousine, from point to point in relative comfort. That said, despite the leather, wood, and air suspension option with the second-generation Viano, it has always been difficult to distance the chunky, plastic cabin architecture from the Vito van with which it shares its DNA. However, Mercedes is determined...

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New chauffeur firm to employ injured ex-servicemen

A chauffeur company dedicated to giving ex-servicemen further opportunities when leaving the force, has been launched in London this week. Capstar will provide employment for up to a hundred ex-servicemen including those with life changing injuries. It’s working alongside major charities such as Help for Heroes and the Royal British Legion to find staff and help some of the thousands of soldiers have either been made redundant or have...

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When can Chauffeur spill the beans? Chauffeur confidentiality discussed
Oct31

When can Chauffeur spill the beans? Chauffeur confidentiality discussed

In the wake of the death of Jimmy Saville’s former driver, we’re asking when does a chauffeur break the confidentiality rule when something doesn’t appear to be right? The main role of a chauffeur is to respect the privacy of the customer, but when you discover a client could be breaking the law – what do you do? The news this week told of Dave Smith, the ex-BBC chauffeur arrested as part of the Savile inquiry and found...

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Range Rover announces stunning new long-wheelbase model
Oct30

Range Rover announces stunning new long-wheelbase model

There’s a new kid on the block and it’s one that’s likely to take on its direct competitors head-to-head. Jaguar Land Rover has announced this week that UK Chauffeurs can now order the stunning new Range Rover in long-wheelbase form – great news for companies wanting to move clients what ever the weather. The first Range Rover long wheelbase in 20 years, Jaguar Land Rover is hoping the new model will cater for a growing group of...

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