Welwyn Garden City-based chauffeur company Herts Executive won two Bronze Awards at the UK’s only national awards for the private hire, taxi and chauffeur sector.

Herts Executive won the Bronze award in the Chauffeur Operator (11-30 vehicles) category, and driver Bogdan Tepes also took Bronze in the Professional Driver of the Year category.

Professional Driver Editor Mark Bursa said: “Herts Executive was founded more than 20 years ago by a businessman who frequently used chauffeur cars – and knew he wasn’t getting the right levels of service. So with a meticulous approach he has created a business with outstanding levels of driver retention and good, old-fashioned customer service.”

Mark Bursa added: “At just 27 years old, Herts Executive driver Bogdan Tepes is one of our youngest-ever QSi winners, and his enthusiasm for the job shone out of his entry. He is unfailingly courteous, always on time and has an exceptional relationship with his customers. He is prepared to do jobs at any time and his company praises his traditional values of humility, respect and decency.”

Professional Driver magazine’s QSi Awards ceremony was a night to remember for the cream of Britain’s chauffeur and private hire operators. The awards, open to every chauffeur and private hire company in the UK, are designed to recognise operators and individuals that demonstrate excellent standards of Quality, Service and Innovation.

Gold, Silver and Bronze awards were presented in 10 categories at a thrilling event, held at the Effingham Park Hotel, near Gatwick Airport.

The 10 categories mean there’s something for every size and type of operator, from one-man bands to large fleets. Categories also reward innovations in marketing, environmental performance and local community activities, while a special award – Professional Driver of the Year – singles out a chauffeur or private hire driver who is judged to be the best in the UK.

Mark Bursa said: “The chauffeur and private hire industry has weathered the worst of the economy over the past few years, while making giant leaps forward in quality and professionalism. Our QSi Awards are designed to reward that excellence, and bring the industry together for a night in a celebration of all that’s good about this business.”

Mark Bursa continued: “We were overwhelmed by the quality of the entries, and it was a very tough job to pick our winners. Only very good operators made the short list, so we can be sure our Gold, Silver and Bronze winners are among the very best operators in Britain.”

Professional Driver magazine is the only national publication for the UK’s chauffeur and private hire industry. It is published monthly and is available free of charge to any licensed operator in the UK. For more details, visit www.prodrivermags.com

For more information or a quote contact:

Bal Notay, CEO, Herts Executive
01707 888000 bal.notay@hertsexec.co.uk