Shaftesbury and Gillingham Taxis was started in 2004 by Tom White who still runs the business today, whilst being one of the drivers.
Tom worked for a few local taxi companies before deciding he would like to build his own company. He wanted to make a company that was built on reputation with outstanding customer service and covered both local and long distance journeys in cars that were in good condition and well maintained; that’s how he came about Shaftesbury and Gillingham Taxis.
The business started with just Tom and an 8 seater vehicle which then grew over the years. Bringing other vehicles and drivers on board the business now has several vehicles of varying sizes and a team of hardworking, dedicated drivers.
Tom has lived in Shaftesbury all his life so has an excellent knowledge of the area. Before Tom drove taxis he worked with the Royal Mail for many years and believes that if a job is worth doing, its worth doing well. Tom built Shaftesbury and Gillingham Taxis around the core value of customer service, knowing that this is the most important aspect of a successful local business.
Shaftesbury and Gillingham serve many local people and have many regular customers that use us to get to and from the airports, seaports and stations. We do work for local schools both private and public and we do regular work for many businesses too.
Our team of reliable drivers are local people who have excellent knowledge of the area and all the airports. They are all DBS checked and hold an NVQ 2 in passenger transport, as well as under-going regular driving assessments. They all have their own unique qualities which makes the team strong and work well together, they all understand the importance of putting the customer’s needs first.