Across Derbyshire, there are an abundance of taxi companies, but much less choice for a Derby chauffeur service, there are lots of reasons for this.
1, Derby chauffeurs like ourselves at Derby Chauffeurs VIP only provide chauffeur driven Mercedes Benz V-class MPV’s and E-class saloons 100% of the time, no taxi work is undertaken.
No body gets in our cars with pizza, kebabs, chips or hot food of any description, alcohol isn’t permitted either, especially by drunken people throughout the night like many taxis let in. Smells linger, as I’m sure many are aware of.
2, Our chauffeurs have a strict dress code of shirt & tie and suits with the option of uniformed chauffeurs on request or for those VIP occasions like wedding cars or corporate hire.
No shorts, T shirts, trainers, baseball caps, jeans or worse permitted ever, but most taxi drivers, especially independent ones have no dress code.
3, Long distance driving experience, all our Derby chauffeurs are familiar with long distance motorway driving, especially airports, cruise terminals, London central, coastal resorts, sporting events and inter city travel. This type of work is our main work undertaken daily. We know the best route depending on the day of the week and time of day to travel, this is called experience and knowledge of familiar routes and is gained over the years in this sector.
Having once owned a local taxi company, I quickly realised that our taxi drivers were great for Derby local work, hairdressers, bars, post office, supermarkets ect. Sadly, they lacked the experience or confidence to do long distance work on routes they were unfamiliar with. They would often go routes that were direct, but wrong for the time of day. Some drivers were experienced, but they are very limited.
4, The Derby chauffeur experience, there are lots of reasons why the chauffeur experience is better than a Derby taxi experience. We assist with luggage to and from the car or minibuses at each end of travel, we open doors for clients, our cars are kept clean within and the exterior also (Weather permitting) We have little things in the cars like Wifi, Water, Magazines, Tissues, Mints for clients to use. Mercedes Benz vehicles are our choice of car, especially for comfort, space and prestige. Meet & Greet at airport arrivals, your chauffeur will be waiting for you with a sign board in the arrivals area, where they will offer help with luggage, while guiding you to your vehicle for onward travel home.
I have gained many clients who suffered bad experiences with taxis, the most common bad experience is usually lateness, dirty vehicle interiors, smelly cars, cars unfit for purpose, lack of road knowledge, using mobile phones while driving not hands free, drivers falling asleep because they have been working 18+ hours, late collections at airports, not turning up at all with phones switched off, drivers lost and cant find rural or village houses. This is a list I could continue and all are genuine comments made to me over the years from clients wanting something more professional than a local taxi.
We have been established since April 2007, prior to this I was a taxi company owner.
Derby Chauffeurs VIP are the professional alternative to taxis, punctual, experienced and reliable.