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When it comes to logistics, the last mile is critical. In a world where consumers expect to have so many of their shopping needs met through ecommerce, getting the goods to them directly has taken on a whole new significance.

The last mile is that final step, when those goods arrive on your doorstep. It is the absolute distillation of the customer experience.

However, it can be a huge challenge to supply chains, especially in an online retail sector where the competition is very fierce.

Reputations are built, and sometimes buried, by the last mile.

The kind of importance the last mile has also applies to executive business travel. It is about where the customer feels the edge of their experience most keenly, whether this is good or bad.

For all the air miles travelled and distances covered, the moment a business traveller steps into a car for the crucial parts of a journey by road, which bookend their experience, is the moment which will make the biggest difference to their journey.

 

Managing Global Travel Demands

Today’s global executive may find they are rarely spending a week in one place. The demands of international commerce are such that they can be spending many months of the year in the air, on the road.

What many business travellers recognise is the value of having help organising the various aspects of their travel.

Personal levels of service and attention to detail have become the norm, and therefore, meeting these expectations is vital when organising executive travel.

Having a PA on hand may not be enough, however, because the complexities of international travel, combined with shifting business schedules, are often a task in themselves.

Who takes care of the details, especially when it comes to getting executive business travellers to and from transport hubs, hotels, meetings and other important destinations that are part of their itineraries?

 

Excellence on the Road

Driven Worldwide is the equivalent of a totally focused business concierge service on wheels.

We combine painstaking levels of personal attention to detail with bespoke advanced technology to ensure executive travellers have a safe, reliable chauffeur service that ensures they will always get to where they need to be without any hassle.

With the pick of top chauffeurs who have excellent local knowledge, and a fleet of superior vehicles, we ensure that the journey on the road more than matches any other part of the journey, and in fact, raises the entire executive travel experience.

The last mile matters for busy executive travellers. We make it work for them. Call us on +44 (0)20 3848 5100, or email uk@drivenworldwide.com

 

Transport can be one of the largest logistic headaches when planning a corporate event. It’s also the key to the event’s success. Every corporate event is a showcase of what your company represents. This is how your staff, delegates and clients are going to perceive your business.

Start Planning Your Transport Needs Early

When planning a big event, many businesses leave the organising of their transport to the last minute. But it should be one of the first things you co-ordinate. The experience for every person coming to your event needs to be seamless. From airport arrival to luggage management and security passes, you should leave nothing to chance.

Getting the Right Vehicle

Each person coming to your event will have different needs. People with be arriving in groups or coming as individuals. Some will need more space if they have extra luggage or equipment for the event. You need to ensure the company you employ has the right executive cars and mini buses in their fleet.

Dedicated Planning

Imagine how relaxed you would be if you had a dedicated project management team organising the transport for your entire event. Carefully laid plans can suddenly fall apart thanks to late flights, adverse weather conditions or traffic jams. These are things you can’t control and probably won’t have the time to deal with. A project management team, with 24/7 with real time monitoring of all your VIPs and delegates, will stay on top of the details and promptly sort out any problems that may occur.

The right partner will keep you in control, informed and save you time and money.

Book a Chauffeur for Your Conference or Event with Driven Worldwide

If you want to take the headache out of transportation, contact Driven Worldwide. We’re experts in transport for corporate events.

Knowing the key differences between booking a taxi and hiring a chauffeur can help you to make the right choice for your next trip.

By choosing the most suitable mode of transport for your journey, you can keep travel arrangements cost-effective and running smoothly. This blog explains the key differences between a taxi and a chauffeur, to help you decide which mode of transport is best suited to your journey.

 

When to choose a taxi

For short distance travel between 1-3 miles, calling a taxi company to arrange a journey at the drop of a hat might be the most affordable and convenient solution for you.

Advantages:

  • Convenience of being able to arrange transport last minute.
  • Affordable for short distance travel (1-3 miles).

Disadvantages:

  • Paying by the meter is not cost-effective.

If you’re only popping around the corner to the pub or the shops, then cheap and cheerful may be all that you require.  If you’re travelling further afield though beware that the cost can really add up on when you’re paying by the meter.

 

When to choose a chauffeur

If you’re pre-arranging transport for a journey of 3 miles or more, for a special occasion or event, or for a whole day of travelling, you’ll want to ensure that your ride is comfortable.

Advantages:

  • High level of service.
  • Comfortable and relaxing travel.
  • Stylish arrival.
  • Receive an upfront price for the journey.
  • Travel in a vehicle of your choice.

Disadvantages:

  • Travel usually needs to be arranged in advance.
  • Usually more expensive than a taxi.

 

To book executive or chauffeur travel that you can trust, get in touch with our team here at Driven Worldwide by calling us on 020 3848 5100 to discuss your requirements.