Tuesday, 7 July 2009

Time to catch up on facts

Well it has been a busy week, lots of airport transfers. Mostly going out of the UK. I don't blame them as the weather is getting horrible again.
Why do people want to hire chauffeured cars to cruise around in? No one can see them in the back of the car which has dark tinted windows!
My cars, chauffeurs and services are tailored for VIP's, Music, TV, Film and Sports celebrities, Wealthy clients, Government and ambassadors and Royalty.

Friday, 3 July 2009

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I'd love to hear comments from other bloggers on how they are finding this industry and what they are doing to cope with the current recession.


Get rich!

I doubt very much that being a close protection chauffeur will ever make chauffeurs rich men. Having a selection of high class luxury cars helps bring in the contracts and having an excellent reputation working for the most influential people in the world does bring trust and increase business, but at the most, It should lead to a very comfortable life.

The average earning for a standard chauffeur is approximately £8 - £15 per hour depending on qualifications and experience, The average earnings for an SIA licensed Close Protection Operative range from £20 - £35 per hour, again depending on qualifications and experience. In both roles, reputation is King, as the amount of qualified people far outweigh the number of positions available. Anybody who can drive and anybody leaving the forces, look to applying their skills to a career that will increase their earnings potential, thus leaving this sector completely saturated.

As for making it rich and being the person in the back of the car..... not for a hell of a long while and not without putting in the hours or taking huge risks.

Thursday, 2 July 2009

And so to bed!

Well what can I say, had one of the most tiring days. Took my very well esteemed client to the south coast and back.

After dropping him off, it was then into the Capital, right through until midnight, dodging the ever increasing amount of dangerous cyclist, motorbikes and cars (especially taxis) caught up in the motorbike demonstration. I think I travelled all of 500 yards in one and a half hours.

It's 3am. I am now at home after a 21 hour day and it is time to hit the sack.