North East-based Parkers Executive Chauffeurs, has been recognised for its outstanding commitment to customer service, winning Chauffeur Company of the Year Award 2013 in a glittering London ceremony.
The prestigious event, organised by Professional Driver magazine, was held at the Copthorne Hotel, Effingham Hall, London, and celebrates chauffeur and private hire operators that demonstrate excellent standards of Quality, Service and Innovation (QSI).
Parkers won the Small Operator Gold Award for companies with one to ten vehicles.
The evening was split into ten categories and the finalists were selected by an independent panel that included an expert for that sector and a member of the editorial team.
From its inception, Parkers has sought to offer an unrivalled experience for its passengers and the company now counts amongst its customers many ‘Blue Chip’ corporates, Government departments and agencies, as well as airlines and organisations from the entertainment industry.
The company continually innovates within the industry and has recently announced a national network of chauffeurs with carefully vetted affiliates. Only those who share Parkers’ ethos of professionalism and quality customer service having been chosen.
Parkers managing director, Brian Rudd, said: “This award is the result of 11 years of unrelenting hard work from our fantastic team and a very clear business strategy which we have built the business around. At the heart of it all, is our drive for world-class customer service based around meticulous attention to detail, adding true value and being a reflection of our customers own high standards.”
James Ramsbotham, chief executive of the North East Chamber of Commerce, said: “Parkers join a long list of North East companies competing for, and winning, some fantastic national honours. Only last month Nortech Solutions claimed the Most Promising New Business at the British Chambers of Commerce Awards, following up Sarah Pittendrigh’s win last year in the same category. NECC took an incredibly strong showcase of North East talent to this year’s event.”