Manchester based PCS Chauffeurs wins lucrative Emirates Airline contract after airline jettisons Tristar Worldwide
One of the UK’s largest chauffeur companies, Tristar Worldwide has lost out on the multi-million pound Emirates Airline contract to Manchester based PCS Chauffeurs.
Tristar which helped pioneer the chauffeur service for airlines in the UK, thanks to their relationship with Virgin Atlantic Airways, lost the contract following the latest tender process by Emirates.
This month, December 2009, sees PCS Chauffeurs take over the prestigious Emirates Airline chauffeur contract for three UK airports. PCS will provide ground transport to Emirates first and business class passengers departing or arriving at Birmingham, Manchester and Newcastle Airports.
The deal is a phenomenal achievement for PCS Chauffeurs, as the company was only founded four and a half years ago in 2005. It is also further proof that Mr Murphy, owner of PCS can bounce back after recent bad publicity following a conviction in May 2009 for drink driving. Mr Murphy was given a 16 month driving ban and fined £500.
PCS Chauffeurs has built up an client list including a number of blue-chip clients, providing chauffeur services across the North West of England, as well as the Midlands. PCS also provided vehicles for Wayne and Coleen Rooney’s wedding.
Currently PCS operates a mixed fleet of around 30-50 vehicles, consisting of Volvo’s, Mercedes and Hyundai’s people carriers. The contract is expected to result in the company expanding its fleet and employing new drivers to meet the demand of the Emirates contract.
The contract is estimated to be worth in excess of £10 million over the next five years. The deal safeguards a number of Tristar’s existing chauffeurs avoiding the treat of potential jobs losses, as drivers from Tristar will be transferred over to PCS under TUPE legislation, securing around 30 jobs.
This latest contract win by PCS Chauffeurs firmly puts the family firm on the map.