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Gold for Chabé at 2021 Professional Driver QSi Awards

1 December 2021
Gold for Chabé at 2021 Professional Driver QSi Awards

Chabé wins Gold QSi Award in the UK’s only national awards for the private hire, taxi and chauffeur sector

London-based company takes Gold in the New-Start Operator category

A night to remember for Britain’s chauffeur and private hire industry


London-based Chabé has won the Gold Award in the New-Start Operator category of the prestigious Professional Driver QSi Awards. The New-Start Operator Award aims to reward private hire, taxi and chauffeur businesses that have only recently become established in the market. Chabé launched its UK operation in 2020, during the Covid pandemic.

David Bruce, UK CEO said: “I am delighted the Chabé team achieved the Gold QSI Award for New-Start Operator. To achieve such industry recognition, in a relatively short period of time, is an amazing testament to all the hard work and passion the team have put into starting the business. Here is to 2022 and building the business with an incredible team of people.

Professional Driver Editor Mark Bursa added: “With a vastly experienced team and strong backing, Chabé has been a textbook case study in how to do everything right. With a growing fleet of luxury cars and a growing reputation for quality, the company is a thoroughly well-deserved Gold winner.”

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 an event, held at the Celtic Manor Resort in Newport, South Wales.

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 private hire, taxi and chauffeur industry has made an enormous contribution to keeping Britain moving throughout the Covid pandemic, delivering food and medicines, transporting key workers and helping the elderly and vulnerable get to vaccination centres.”

This year’s Professional Driver QSi Awards recognise those amazing efforts and bring the industry together for a much-needed night of celebration.

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 in Britain.

From left to right:
Top row, Matthew Hensby, Frank Barnett John Davies, Lee Rozario, Maurice Holman, Daniel Stener
Bottom row, Jaymee Rhodes, David Bruce, Nivin Salem, Julia Roberts

Professional Driver magazine is the national publication for the UK’s chauffeur, private hire and taxi industry. The QSi Awards were launched in 2013 as the first and only national awards for the industry. For more details, visit www.prodrivermags.com

For more details, please contact:

Mark Bursa, Editor, Professional Driver
0781 3320044