The benefits of having a professional chauffeur are significant. A good chauffeur can save you time and money with their in-depth knowledge of certain areas. You will never have to worry about missing a flight or connection, and they are happy to work around your needs and lifestyle. You will travel quickly and safely and be able to work on the move, which will increase your productivity and leave you relaxed and focused when you arrive at your destination. And, of course, there is a certain allure to having the service and being driven in a top-quality car – it gives you a professional image that is bound to provide clients with an excellent first impression.
Many people recognise these perks, and professional chauffeur services are increasing in popularity. But how can you obtain the best chauffeurs with the most luxurious cars, and how do you find the right one for you?
Thankfully, the process of sourcing and hiring a chauffeur has evolved and no longer means that the client themselves will need to post ads, screen CVs and carry out interviews. A driver staffing firm will streamline the entire process for you and pick a selection of candidates that match your specifications. So your first step is to locate a reputable firm that will spend time understanding your needs and will work closely alongside you to ensure that they are met. Check testimonials and shop around before hiring a firm, and always check that their records (especially motor vehicle records) are present and up to date.
Outlining your requirements clearly to the firm is important. Think about your personal needs, and give them as much information as possible. This may involve thinking about things such as your schedule, working hours and the nature of your working (and personal) life. Do your days tend to follow the same pattern? Do you have a lot of appointments? If so, are they local or far away? Is your driver to be used purely for business purposes or could they be enlisted for use within your family life? If so, you may need someone who is CRB-checked.
Take Your Pick
When you have outlined your requirements, it is down to the firm to present you with a list of candidates who match your criteria. It’s then up to you to decide which is the right match for you. Remember that you’ll be spending a lot of time with your driver, and it’s important to have a good relationship, so don’t be afraid to talk to candidates about their lifestyle and interests to gauge their personality. Many drivers are happy to carry out some of your ‘life admin’ in between trips, so ask them if they’d be happy to run errands.
Finding the best chauffeurs for luxury cars is a very personal choice, but the right one will be a huge asset in your life. Choose wisely and you’ll reap the benefits of this service.