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Addison Lee looks for 1,000 new drivers as demand surges

by LLB Reporter
15th Oct 21 9:38 am

Addison Lee – London’s largest quality ground transport provider– is looking to add 1,000 new passenger car drivers to meet growing demand for its services in London as the capital recovers from the pandemic. The company is offering a market-leading package for both existing and new drivers to add to its current fleet of 4,000.

The package offers new drivers a guarantee of £5000 for their first month of driving with Addison Lee*, together with a pension and holiday pay. Drivers also have access to a competitive vehicle rental plan, and don’t have to meet the cost of either the Congestion Charge or the Ultra-Low Emission Zone (ULEZ). Individuals with a PCO licence can apply to drive with Addison Lee at addisonlee.com/private-hire-drivers/register.

Between August and September this year, Addison Lee saw business passenger car journeys grow by over 40%. The company expects to see continued growth throughout the Christmas period.

Addison Lee’s CEO, Liam Griffin said, ‘‘Throughout the pandemic, we have put drivers first, and as London recovers, we’re delighted to be able to grow the driver community with market-leading rates of pay and benefits.

“It’s encouraging to see London reopening and the city coming back to life. Drivers will have a huge role to play in helping people getting around the city as safely and reliably as possible. Our latest recruitment drive is designed to ensure we continue to support existing drivers and meet future demand.”

The news follows Addison Lee’s announcement last month to transition its standard fleet to fully electric by 2023, fulfilling a pledge to drivers after 86% said they would be keen to shift to an electric vehicle. The transition builds on Addison Lee’s existing carbon neutrality and establishes the company as the leading green transport provider in London, going fully electric two years ahead of other major operators.

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