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Droplet - a new way to pay for your taxi

Monday 29th of September 2014

ABC has become one of the first taxi firms in the country to accept payments by mobile phone.

The Droplet app, developed by Norwich entrepeneur Steffan Aquarone, allows passengers to make payments easily and securely with just a few taps of their smartphone with no charges to the customer or driver.

The app is designed to be fast, safe and easy to use allowing passengers to top up en route, avoiding the need to stop at cashpoints.

Droplet is accepted by all 140 of our drivers and is proving to be a great success.

For further information visit https://dropletpay.com

 


                                      Director Paul Walker with Droplet Creator, Steffan Aquarone

UEA Freshers Fair 2013

Monday 29th of September 2013

ABC Taxis headed down to the Freshers Fair at the University of East Anglia for the third successive year, this time with a Harry Potter theme.

The team, lead by Charlie Betts as Harry Potter, pitched up with ABC merchandise and freebies for the new students as they continue to provide a friendly taxi service to the students of Norwich.

Students were handed ABC goodie bags, which included pens, key rings, lighters and contact cards, with many of the visitors opting to have a photograph with Harry Potter himself!

ABC Taxis continue to provide a reliable, reasonably priced service for the ever increasing popularity of the university and have a great relationship with many of the faculties at the facility. 

 

                                      ABC Staff at UEA Freshers Fair in Harry Potter theme

ABC receive 'Greener' award

Wednesday 25th of September 2013

ABC have just been awarded for our environmentally friendly cars by the REV ACTIVE board for our new 'Green' product.

REV ACTIVE grant support was received to invest in eco-cars, significantly reducing the carbon footprint and dramatically reducing costs.  ABC have gone further though, acting as champions for low carbon business, encouraging their own customers and rebranding themselves from 'ABC Taxis: Going for Gold' to 'ABC Taxis: Going Greener' .

It has proved to be a huge success with both staff and customers and in just nine months have increased the number of eco-cars to a total of 24 in the fleet.

The drivers have positively commented that the vehicles have 'low fuel consumption', are 'quiet' and on the overall look and feel, with many opting to upgrade their previous taxis in aid of the new-style environmentally friendly car.

The customers have also shown a likeness, with many even requesting an eco-car when booking a taxi.

Look out for our 'Cleaner and Greener' cars around Norwich!

 

                                  Director Simon Callender with the REV ACTIVE 'Greener' award

ABC Procession success

Wednesday 11th of September 2013

ABC celebrated success in the 2013 Lord Mayors Procession by donating our cash prize to local charity Leeway.
We came an impressive 2nd position out of 63 floats and were rewarded with a £200 cheque for our efforts. 

ABC have been working closely with Leeway and did not hesitate awarding the charity, who deal with domestic abuse in Norfolk, their winnings.

The day was a huge success, with members of the ABC team spending months preparing the Circus Carnival themed float and they fully deserved their podium finish.

Steve Walker led the way, dedicating hours and hours of his time creating accessories, props and costumes for the float, assisted by Terri Amos and Debbie Roberts organising the rest of the event.

Over 20 members of the team took part on the day and all deserve credit for the success.
Team ABC will next be seen in a couple of weeks at the UEA Freshers fair. This time, dressed as Harry Potter and co…
 

Director Paul Walker said “We are extremely pleased that the efforts of our staff have paid off and we were awarded 2nd place. Not only was it a fantastic day, it turned out to be a great success with every staff member enjoying the atmosphere and vibe that the procession creates. We are going to aim for 1st place next year!



Driving Success

Tuesday 22nd of January 2013

Norwich based ABC Taxis have overcome the tough economic climate to achieve increased profits over the past year and are looking to grow even more this year.

            Turnover at ABC Taxis increased by 10% after they joined forces with US2U Consulting to improve their customer service and public image. ABC Taxis have continued their dominance of the Norwich taxi market by re-launching their website, developing their staff, introducing a corporate social responsibility model, working on an environmentally-friendly and charitable strategy and taking part in the Lord Mayor’s procession.

 

 

Simon Callender, ABC Taxis Director said: “This month we are launching our new environmentally-friendly cars in line with our new corporate social responsibility model. We are even looking to recruit 15 extra drivers to keep up with demand and are expecting this coming year to be even more successful than the last.”


Rachel Blackburn, US2U Consulting Director said: “ It is great to be working with one of the biggest taxi companies in East Anglia. We are especially happy for the team at ABC Taxis who have invested in their staff and company heavily over the past couple of years and are now reaping the rewards of that investment, and it is excellent to hear that they are recruiting to keep up with demand. We see the success at ABC Taxis as a model of what we can achieve working in partnership with our clients.”



ABC Taxis takes on Nelson's Journey

Monday 24th of September 2012

Norwich based ABC Taxi company have selected Nelson’s Journey to work with, to support bereaved children in Norfolk.

Nelson’s Journey support children and young people in Norfolk, who have experienced the bereavement of a significant person in their life.  The referral rates for bereavement in Norfolk continues to rise this year, and Nelson’s Journey have increased the therapeutic weekend camps from 4 to 6 in 2012.  This will enable an additional 50 children, to receive the invaluable support provided by the charity and their volunteers.

ABC Taxis have offered to provide transportation for some of the bereaved children to attend the next therapeutic weekend. This will be a fantastic opportunity to support young people who are going through a difficult period in their life and enable them to meet others in the same situation as them. 



 
Nelson Journey

 ABC Taxis Director, Paul Walker said ‘As the people’s taxi company, it is important to us that we engage with a wide range of people in our community.  
Nelson’s Journey is a great charity to be working with as they provide practical support to children and young people when they really need it. We are looking forward to using our fleet of 120 taxis and mini buses to assist with their work when we can. Please look out for our mini bus with the Nelson’s Journey mascot on it and let us know by facebook or twitter where and when you have seen it.” 



Lord Mayor's Procession 2012

Saturday 7th of July 2012 (from 5pm to 7.30pm)


This year, ABC Taxis will have our very own float as part of the 2012 Norwich Lord Mayor’s procession. The theme for 2012 is the London Olympics and we are looking forward to being part of the celebrations.  Come see us on the day and make a donation to charity.

 


Working with the community

Thursday, 9th of August 2012


The SOS Bus is an invaluable resource to the community providing safety and assistance for people in times of need. We are delighted to be its sponsors and help support the charitable work that it is doing.

 
SOS Support


ABC receives award


We were voted Best Taxi Service for the Norwich area as part of an Eastern Evening News reader’s opinion poll. We appreciate all the support and hope to maintain and develop our efforts in order to continue to be the best service for our customers.