This week, on 7 November, Wirral Council launched a Best Taxi Driver Awards Scheme to recognise drivers who go out of their way to help passengers, to provide a good service and to maintain their vehicle in excellent condition.
All licensed drivers are being provided with new stickers to display in their vehicles providing contact details of Wirral Council so that anyone using a taxi will have easy access to the details where they can provide feedback on the service they’ve received, or to nominate their driver for an award.
Cllr Paul Stuart, Chair of Licensing, Health and Safety and General Purposes Committee commented: “I am delighted that taxi drivers in Wirral going the extra mile to ensure their customers receive the best service will be recognised by these awards, the first of their kind within Liverpool City Region.
“These awards are a great opportunity for the borough’s drivers and will provide further confidence that licensed drivers in Wirral are working to the highest standard by rewarding those going above and beyond.”
The award is sponsored by the Road safety Trust and winners will receive a trophy, certificate and will have their Private Hire Driver License paid for a three-year period. There will also be an opportunity to have some free sessions at the Council’s leisure facilities.
Nominations for the award can come from members of the public, Private Hire Operators or Council Officers who recognise high standards.
Cllr Stuart continued: “I would like to encourage residents and operators to nominate their drivers for these awards, allowing those with a dedication to excellent customer service to be acknowledged.”
The awards will be as followed:
- Best Hackney Carriage Driver, Highly Commended Hackney Carriage Driver
- Best Private Hire Driver, Highly Commended Private Hire Driver x 2
- Best Private Hire Driver undertaking a school contract
Nominations will be open until 31 January 2020 and the winners will be announced in February 2020.
If you would like to nominate your driver, please visit our website.