Taxi firm drives into 21st century

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LONG-running company BELLS TAXIS, which is thought to be the oldest cab firm in Hucknall, is ringing the changes with a relaunch designed to drive it into the 21st century.

The business, which is based on Baker Street, is understood to have been in existence for more than 50 years after it was launched by Tom Bell.

It is now owned by Dave Robinson but has just signed a deal to team up with Nottingham-based County Cars.

Also on board is Ian Brough, former business development manager for Hucknall rivals, A2B Cars.

As part of an overhaul, new signs have gone up at the company’s office.

A new computer booking system is being installed and there are plans to offer a 24-hour service.

The current stable of 18 drivers will now wear a uniform with branded shirts and jumpers.

Bells has even got its own page on the social-networking website, Facebook.

Ian said: “We know that customers have used Bells for decades and they know what they get with the company.

“We want to continue to offer a safe, reliable, honest and competitive service but to move with the times and implement things that will improve that service.

“We want to breathe fresh air into the business.”

Bells is also on the lookout for new drivers.

n OUR PHOTO shows Ian and cab outside Bells’ new-look offices on Baker Street — DISPIC NHUD11-2897-4.