Spot On Cabs, Forres shortlisted for Scottish Taxi and Private Hire and Chauffeur Award
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A LOCAL taxi firm is in the running for a national award.
Spot On Cabs, based out of the Greshop Industrial Estate, are in the finals of the Scottish Taxi and Private Hire and Chauffeur Awards, being held at the Doubletree by Hilton Glasgow Central on Saturday, March 19.
The company was started in 2010 and now operates 10 vehicles including cars and mini-buses, and employs 13 people, including owner Stephen Duncan.
He said: "We feel extremely privileged to be nominated for the award.
"Winning would be an amazing achievement. Knowing we’ve made the top four has made a massive difference to us but winning would be a dream come true!"
The STPHC awards are about recognising the work of taxi, private hire and chauffeur companies across Scotland. These are made up of the drivers, controllers and telephonists to all the office staff, including the bosses.
The event honours the outstanding professionals in the fields of hackney, private hire and chauffeur industry, recognising, celebrating and promoting best practice.
Founder of Fares4Free, David Gibson, nominated Spot On Cabs for the recognition - the Glasgow-based charity facilitates the transportation of veterans and their families to essential, recreational and therapeutic appointments.
He said: "In rural communities, services like ours act as a safety net for UK veterans. Spot On Cabs and others in the area have provided more than half a million pounds-worth of free free taxi fares to Moray's veterans.
"Their drivers are top drawer - they're friendly and help make every journey as enjoyable as possible.
"We wish them luck in the awards."