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 ADT TAXIS Leicester - buys ANOTHER Taxi Firm!

ADT TAXIS Leicester - buys ANOTHER Taxi Firm!

Ambitious taxi operator Take Me, which has been created by David Hunter from ADT TAXIS here in Leicestershire has added another company to its growing portfolio, with the addition of Plymouth based TAXIFIRST which will join local former rivals Tower Cabs as part of the group.

ADT Taxis & Take Me managing director David Hunter said:

"the Company had more acquisitions in the pipeline to be announced in the near future, following the additions already this year to the group to add to ADT Taxis – we have added Steve’s Taxis, VGT Taxis, Westside Taxis, Intercity Private Hire, Tower Cabs and TC Cars and NOW... TAXIFIRST.”

Mr David Trace has been running TAXIFIRST in Plymouth for over 30 years and has built his fleet of vehicles up to over 160+ now, and although the recent pandemic has seen some extraordinary times, Mr Trace has always been there to help his team of drivers on a day to day basis. He has overseen a
dramatic change in automation and systems within the business since starting and there is now over 80% automation using the AutoCab systems.

Taxi First owner Mr David Trace told us,

“It has been an emotional journey here in Plymouth but let me reassure all my team and customers that it is very much business as usual for us all here at TAXIFIRST.

"We are all looking forward to the benefits of being part of a larger group and using their resources to offer a better service to our customers and to ensure our drivers have the latest technology and systems to help them. Take Me is a national group of taxi companies, with sites in Brighton, Birmingham,
Leicester, Liverpool, Crew, London, Farnborough, Cambridgeshire." 

TAXIFIRST and TOWERCABS are now both part of the Take Me [Group] and it was a fascinating experience to bring their two leaders – David Trace and Peter Bresland together for the first time ever.

Mr Trace went on to say,

“The group offer driver incentives, including cheaper insurance, car replacement, finance. This collaboration will enable us to reach new heights and take TAXIFIRST to a new level whilst re-establishing our position as one of the finest in Plymouth. There will be lots of exciting developments taking place in the next few months and we want you all to be part of the journey.”

One of the first initiatives that Take Me will be helping TAXIFIRST with is to develop a Taxi Academy in Plymouth, which will be to train the next generation of taxi drivers.

The Taxi Academy is open to anybody aged 21+ with a driver’s license and the team will help people of all ages retrain and get them a Taxi Drivers licences and a vehicle as well as offering them plenty of work from the TAXIFIRST and TOWERCABS workload. IF you would like to know more about the Taxi

Take Me MD David Hunter concluded:

“It is exciting times at Take Me as we keep expanding and adding brilliant local businesses to our network fleet. Together we can bring our skills and infrastructure from being a national brand but build on the local expertise of these amazing well established taxi operators. It seems to be a great combination, and we are already working on adding to the network over the summer."

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