Taxi company motors ahead with Â£1m investment
One of the largest taxi companies in Tees Valley has completed a £1m investment ahead of schedule.
Boro Taxis spent £400,000 in April to add to its fleet, and announced that another £600,000 would be invested over the following 12 months.
However, the company took delivery of ten new vehicles this month, taking its total investment to £1.1m in the last six months.
The company has also recruited 65 drivers, with another 35 currently undergoing a training programme. Those who pass the course and meet the necessary standards and regulatory checks will be guaranteed a job.
Boro Taxis founder Mohammed Bashir said: "Due to the levels of business we have been experiencing, we have had to accelerate our investment and recruitment plans, which is great news for the company, local employment and the Tees Valley in general.
"Boro Taxis has come a long way since it was established 30 years ago. Our commitment to investing in new quality vehicles, along with our attention to detail, especially in terms of customer care, are key factors in our success.
"From a small business, with just three vehicles, we now handle between 70,000 and 80,000 jobs per week."
The investment is a combination of replacing current vehicles and adding new ones. The company was set up in 1982 and has a workforce of almost 900.
Photo: Mohammed Bashir, founder of Boro Taxis