How we started
Your Local Car has a history which goes back to 1996. Formerly Mytchett Cars, the Company was founded by Janet and Alan White. They noticed a gap in the market when they tried to book a taxi to Frimley Park Hospital and found it difficult to find a company that would be able to take them at short notice with the reliability that they wanted. This event highlighted the need for a reliable service to be available for the local Mytchett community and surrounding areas. They worked hard together, establishing a very good service and the work they started continues today.
14 years later Janet and Alan decided it was time to retire and they passed the Company down to their son Peter White.
Peter, having lived around the family business for the previous 14 years understood the commitment required to service the current customers and has great ambitions to continue with the Company expansion.
After driving for one year for Mytchett Cars he was shocked at the amount of potential customers that were being turned away and he was eager to service them. He decided something had to be done and developed a business plan to grow the Company. He created employment within the area and worked alongside the Local Authorities to raise the standard of the Taxi and Private Hire services within the Borough. It was at this point in 2011 that he re-branded the company to Your Local Car, the new name was developed indicating that it was a personal service just for you or your Company.
Your Local Car is currently still expanding by adding new vehicles and more drivers to the fleet.
Owner, Peter White is looking to run a fleet of 50 vehicles by 2020. This will not only generate employment but will also maintain the friendly, personal and honest service that customers receive today.Check out our history
Your Local Car has seen many improvements over the years and will continue to make changes to ensure that we remain market leaders within our area. New technology is at the forefront of our business ensuring that our passenger experience remains a high standard.
What our customers say
I have used Your Local Car several times when I have needed to get to business functions and on every occasion they have been a pleasure to use. The drivers are very courteous, professional and go out of their way to be helpful. It’s very reassuring to use such reliable people especially when you know you need a late pick up after indulging in client hospitality; as a woman I feel in safe hands knowing exactly who is getting me home at the end of an evening. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Your Local Car.
I just felt I needed to write and say thank you for the excellent service you provide. Johnathan has been taking us to Fulham this football season. He is always on time and is very friendly. The cars are always comfortable and clean. The water is a nice touch too. Keep up the good work.
I have had some really positive feedback from some of our clients with the service you have been providing. On every occasion your drivers have had bottles of cold water at the ready. The clients they picked up were really pleased with this.
First Class taxi service for my family of 5 with helpful and polite drivers & excellent communication from the office too. Kids car seats no problem and cleaner than our own! Highly recommend.
Best local taxi service. Use for business and are always on time and good value. Would highly recommend.
Fabulous company and drivers, who will happily collect my daughters from reception at school. It's nice to know that your children are in safe hands, with friendly, helpful drivers.
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Your local Car Management Team
Peter White | Managing Director
Peter is a born leader who is skilled at multi-tasking. Being the overall decision maker for the business, his responsibilities include operations, communications, career progression and long-term strategic planning for the company. Peter is no stranger when it comes to balancing clients needs, the companies goals and engaging staff to ensure that Your Local Car continues to grow from strength to strength. With an automotive background, Peter has been working in the insurance accident repair sector for over 10 years, working closely with BMW to increase industry standards throughout the UK. His passion to keep things local is clearly working - by engaging the community in his business concept of creating employment locally.
Mark Knowles | Head of Operations
Mark Knowles, recently promoted to the role of Head of Operations within Your Local Car, has a busy schedule for the foreseeable future – checking and updating all the processes that are in place to ensure that our high standards continue and that the company is in compliance with ever changing legislation.
Alan White | Co Founder
Since the beginning, Alan has always been the customer facing person of the business and remains hugely popular with our clients. With Alan's never ending repertoire of jokes and consistent customer service, there is no doubt that the company would not be where it is today without him. Whilst secretly wanting to hang up his car keys, he still remains fully involved in the day to day running of the business with duties which include vehicle maintenance, driver training and ensuring new drivers are ready for the knowledge test.
Janet White | Co Founder
Janet has been the unseen face of the business since it was founded in 1996. Having dealt with every incoming call, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year for 15 years, it was time to take some well earnt ‘ME TIME”. Nevertheless, this does not mean that Janet has retired completely. She now works on a part-time basis which allows her to pass on her 20 years of expert knowledge to all of the Your Local Car team.