QSI 2016 Mike, Stuart, Michael Driven Worldwide has once again won a prestigious national award in the only national awards for the private hire and chauffeur industry. The company has retained the Gold award it won in 2015 in the Chauffeur Company of the Year category of the 2016 Professional Driver QSi Awards.

Professional Driver magazine editor Mark Bursa said: “Driven Worldwide holds on to its crown for a second year. And it wins on sheer quality and consistency, which has given it extremely high customer and driver retention levels with leading corporate clients.”

“Driver training is extensive, and standards of driving and service are exceptional. An innovative Chauffeur Call system allows telephone bookings to be made from anywhere in the world, while app-based vehicle tracking systems are being introduced. A business class service is also growing, allowing clients to choose a lower-priced service that is still run to Driven Worldwide’s exacting standards.”

Meanwhile Driven Worldwide driver Michael Browne has won the Bronze awards in the Professional Driver of the Year QSi awards category. Mark Bursa said: “Michael Browne has been with Driven Worldwidefor eight years and has become their ‘go to’ driver – the one many of our clients ask for by name, and who is on everyone’s preferred driver list. He delivers to the very highest professional standards, and consistently goes above and beyond the call of duty.”

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, hosted by TV motorsports presenter and racing driver Amanda Stretton.

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 details, please contact:
Mark Bursa, Editor, Professional Driver
0781 3320044
markbursa@prodrivermags.com