Gold for Your Local Car at the 2019 Professional Driver QSi Awards

Managing Director Peter White (right) and Head of Operations Mark Knowles (left) with the QSi Gold award for Your Local Car.

Your Local Car has won a prestigious QSi Award in the UK’s only national awards for the private hire, taxi and chauffeur sector. We’re thrilled to announce that we scooped Gold in the Private Hire Company of the Year (1-80 vehicles) category.

It’s a major achievement for our family-run business, who have been helping local residents and corporate clients reach their destination in comfort and style since 1996. Your Local Car is now the largest Private Hire company in Surrey Heath covering all local areas including Camberley, Farnborough, Aldershot and surrounding villages.

Our owner Peter White is delighted with the award:

“This is such an achievement for us, and reinforces our passion about keeping it local. We recruit local drivers, and offer flexible shifts to help a whole range of local people become professional drivers with us. We also spend with local independent companies where possible to ensure that customers money stays local for as long as possible.”

The judges of the prestigious awards agreed too, as Professional Driver magazine Editor Mark Bursa explained at the awards ceremony at the Effingham Park Hotel:

“Your Local Car impressed the judges with its incredible focus on service within its relatively small operating area around its home town of Camberley. It promotes services and businesses within the towns it serves – everything from doctors’ surgery opening times to local shops. Its drivers are local people and the service on offer is personal and professional. It does exactly what it says on the tin, and thoroughly deserves its Gold award. Only very good operators made the short list, so we can be sure our Gold winners are among the very best operators in Britain.”

Your Local Car is a success story that keeps on growing, with its own fleet of cars and MPVs. With over 40,000 passenger journeys in the last year, Your Local Car has seen a growth of over 22% from the previous year.

Peter puts this down to a mixture of good old fashioned customer service and cutting edge technology, including the company’s new app. State of the art tracking software enables him to see precisely where any car or driver is in real time, whilst the app shows anyone using it the location of the cars nearest them.

With the recent controversy over Über potentially losing its license in London, Peter is keen to point out that his Your Local Car fleet is driven by local drivers who have been trained by the company in person. Drivers can access our pool of quality, well-maintained vehicles so they don’t need to use their own, ensuring both safety and comfort for every journey.

Peter hopes this top award will show our local customers that Your Local Car isn’t just convenient and friendly – it’s also up there with the best in the country!