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Kirkby Market Trader of the Month – February 2019

by Laura Johnston

Febuary’s Kirkby Market Trader of the Month is…

Jack Radcliffe at One Call Taxis

Tell us about your business:

“One Call Taxis is a taxi business that covers all our local community and across the Merseyside area. We have a variety of different vehicles ranging from four to eight seaters, and we specialise in account/commercial customers. Our team at One Call Taxis are on hand 24/7 to provide a quick and safe service.

As our customers like to book their journeys through different methods, we have given them the opportunity to book and pay for their journeys in different ways. They can either choose to book through our automated service, speak to someone on the phone or simply booking via the app. This gives our customers plenty of flexibility.

Our app has now been developed to provide taxis across the UK which gives the user access to over 50,000 taxis across the nation. So whether you’re in Merseyside or Manchester, Leeds or London, you can use the One Call app.

Last year was a great success; we supported our local community by sponsoring Quarry Green Football club. This is one of the biggest sponsors of a football team that Kirkby has ever seen!

We also had the fantastic opportunity to give out over 7,000 free pencil case sets to local schools across Merseyside. Along with these pencil cases, we now provide schools with a ‘KEEP CLEAR SCHOOL’ sign on the gates. We developed these bright colourful signs to make parents aware of the dangers of when parking on the school zig-zag lines.”

How did you start?

“We originally started out as ‘Kirkby Kabs’ back in 1963 in Kirkby, a taxi firm that provided transport for the local community.

At this time there was only around 10 drivers but through the loyalty of the local community, Kirkby Kabs was able to grown and take on more drivers. This number has continued to grow as Kirkby has developed.

In 1985, Kirkby Kabs became known as Newtown Cabs with offices in Northwood and Kirkby town centre, employing local staff who have remained with us for many years.

Newtown Cabs was acquired in 2012 by a local family who have always been involved in the taxi trade (in fact since 1942!) and through hard work and a love of the industry, we are now very proud to say we are part of the One Call Taxi group. We pride ourselves on offering our customers a great service, both locally and nationally.”

Tell us about your offers:

“We are currently offering eight week settle at £50 to new drivers. We are also running a ‘refer a friend’ scheme which gives our existing drivers with four weeks half price settle if they bring on a new driver.

Also, customers with our app – keep your eyes peeled for up-and-coming promo codes!”