Effingham Park Hotel - Tuesday, May 21, 2019

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National standards, London laws and soft merges under the spotlight at ProDriver Congress London 19

The fourth annual ProDriver Congress London, held at the Effingham Park Hotel, Gatwick, on May 21 offered London-centric operators the chance to hear from key industry players and, importantly, question them on issues and concerns affecting their businesses. Divided into three sessions, the conference took the form of “Question Time” panel sessions chaired by Professional…

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Chauffeur Drive Systems

Chauffeur Drive Systems

Chauffeur Drive Systems is a very affordable, fully cloud-based booking, dispatch and management system, uniquely for the chauffeuring industry. Fully scalable, from the owner driver right up to large fleets, with international scope. Using the most up to date web technology we aim to help you develop your chauffeur business, reducing your time spent on…

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Motorcade Insurance

Motorcade Insurance are one of the largest taxi insurers in the UK having grown steadily since our inception in 1982. Our policies are available for: 7 days 30 days 90 Days Annually Risks Covered New and existing taxi drivers. Owner driver, other owner and rental cars can be covered. Third Party Fire and Theft and…

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Aston Lark

Open the door to a new world of insurance by choosing Aston Lark. We provide comprehensive insurance cover for all sizes and types of businesses, from full-time owner-drivers through to large private hire fleets. We work with an A-rated insurer to offer fast, efficient service, single, multi-vehicle and fleet policies and competitive premiums with generous…

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LPHCA Special Session

Steve Wright, LPHCA chairman The main conference was followed by a special Licensed Private Hire Car Association update meeting, hosted by Professional Driver, during which LPHCA chairman Steve Wright highlighted recent, current and forthcoming developments. Wright expanded on his earlier summary during the main Congress of the LPHCA’s recent unsuccessful court case against TfL, which…

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Panel 4 – The employment conundrum – who works for who?

Panellists Gary Jacobs, Drivertax Jonny Goldstone, Greentomato Cars Jonathan Dow, Club Class Chauffeurs Debbie Wambergue, iChauffeur Steve Wright, LPHCA Gary Jacobs of Drivertax initiated the discussion of the changing employment situation in private hire. He felt that the trade was being put to death, but gently. In the belief that developments such as autonomous vehicles…

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Panel 3 – Technology, mobility, autonomy and the role of the driver

Panellists Safa Alkateb, Autocab Mike Galvin, Karhoo Rich Pleeth, Taxify David Goldring, Europcar Joe Polley, Parker Car Service Safa Alkateb of Autocab launched the session with some thoughts on the opportunity that technological advances could provide. He said that in the UK, about 90 million trips are undertaken every day, of which the taxi trade,…

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Panel 2 – The regulatory minefield – are we being served?

Panellists Steve Wright, LPHCA Joe Polley, Parker Car Service Dominick Moxon-Tritsch, Taxify Jonny Goldstone, Greentomato Cars Debbie Wambergue, iChauffeur Chairman Mark Bursa launched the second panel session by explaining that Transport for London was engaging in consultations about several new rules and introduced Steve Wright of the LPHCA, who gave an account of his association’s…

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Panel 1 The future of the taxi – who will own the market?

Panellists Rich Pleeth, Taxify David Goldring, Europcar Adam Parken, Blacklane Jonny Goldstone, Greentomato Cars Mike Galvin, Karhoo Proceedings began with a quick interactive vote to establish the composition of the delegates at this year’s ProDriver Congress – 35.7% classified themselves as private hire operators, 23.8% as chauffeur firm operators, 23.8% as suppliers and 16.8% as…

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ProDriver Congress London to host LPHCA Special Session

All ProDriver Congress London 2018 delegates are welcome to attend a special LPHCA update meeting, which will follow the conference on Tuesday June 12 between 14:00 and 15:00. This joint initiative between Professional Driver magazine and the LPHCA demonstrates how the private hire industry is uniting and most importantly working very closely together. Professional Driver…

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