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Able to carry out delivery demands, as well as regular driving such as school drop-offs, they prize safety and comfort alongside security and prestige.
Taking you to your every appointment in ultimate comfort and style is the paramount concern of our first-class drivers. Their timekeeping, route knowledge and professionalism is guaranteed, ensuring you a safe and elegant ride so you arrive to your destination on time and in style.
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At Irving Scott, we are unwavering in our commitment to the utmost standards of professionalism and safety. Our team shortlists the best that undergo a thorough and rigorous vetting process, including comprehensive background checks and security clearances, to ensure the safety and security of our valued clients.
In addition to holding valid and active driving licenses, which are a legal requirement for their profession, our drivers are also certified in a range of areas, such as defensive driving courses (see Security Driver description) and inclement weather training. The additional certifications attest to their mastery of the skills and knowledge required to provide a truly exceptional and safe driving experience.
The primary duty of a professional chauffeur is to transport the employer and passengers to and from destinations in a comfortable, safe, timely and efficient manner, using an executive car. They are highly trained in navigation skills, able to consult maps or navigation devices to locate optimal routes, and monitor online traffic and weather conditions to advise passengers of alternate routes.
They also have an up-to-date knowledge of hotels, restaurants, airports, and other local attractions in London. A professional driver may also be asked to make reservations, book flights, or obtain tickets to events and performances. Their extensive knowledge of the city of London makes them an ideal choice for chauffeur hire.
Moreover, professional drivers are expected to maintain a high level of professionalism and customer service at all times. This includes being well-groomed, dressed appropriately, and always on time. They must also have excellent communication skills and be able to handle unexpected changes to the schedule with tact and diplomacy. A professional driver must be able to anticipate their employer's needs, such as offering a refreshment or opening a door, to ensure a smooth and comfortable journey.
Our private drivers are highly trained and experienced, ensuring that all the cars are maintained to the highest standards and providing a luxurious and executive car service. Whether it be for a corporate event or a special occasion, our professionals will ensure a seamless and enjoyable experience for our clients.
Whether you prefer to provide your own vehicle or one provided by the private chauffeur, the vehicle will be spotless in appearance and ready to drive without issue at all times. Your driver will keep the vehicle clean and ensure that it is mechanically sound and in top working order and is also responsible for checking engine fluids, maintaining the appropriate tire pressures.
When mechanical work, scheduled maintenance, professional washing and detail work is needed, they can make service appointments for scheduled maintenance and will arrange for a suitable rental vehicle if needed.
Personal and Professional Presentation
Chauffeurs are courteous at all times and are attired in the proper dress code or uniform as requested by the client. Our drivers are immaculately presented and practice a calm manner and attitude under all types of driving conditions. They will happily engage or join in conversations of employers or passengers when appropriate and/or requested; staying focused on driving is of course the primary concern.
Why Hire A Chauffeur?
For those seeking the ultimate in luxury and comfort, professional chauffeur services are the answer. With a range of car classes to choose from, including the latest luxury vehicles, you can be sure to arrive in style and comfort. Whether it be a Mercedes Benz S Class, Rolls-Royse Phantom, or another premium car, a chauffeured car is the perfect way to travel.
Experienced drivers are at the helm, ensuring that your journey is a smooth and stress-free experience. This is particularly important for those with an important meeting (or financial roadshows) to attend or have a flight to catch, as the last thing you need is to arrive feeling flustered and unprepared. Professional chauffeur services can make transportation classy and feel like a breeze.
Irving Scott: London's Leading Chauffeur Staffing Agency
Irving Scott is London's leading chauffeur staffing agency, offering precedent-setting chauffeur hire and luxury chauffeur service to its esteemed clients across the city. Here, we take immense pride in our commitment to providing only the highest quality candidates and car class options (from Mercedes Viano to Royce Phantom), ensuring that each and every client is able to travel in style and comfort. Whether you require a chauffeur for a business meeting, family gathering, a special event, or just a leisurely tour of the city (to visit Buckingham Palace, Big Ben, the London Eye, and other tourist spots), Irving Scott has you covered.
However, what sets Irving Scott apart from other companies is its rigorous staffing process. With a tag of being the best chauffeur company, we invest more resources into shortlisting only the most experienced and professional chauffeurs, who are trained to the highest standards in customer service, road safety, and discretion. This allows Irving Scott to offer its clients the peace of mind that comes with knowing that their driver is fully equipped to handle any situation that may arise during their journey.
Generally, they will work 40/50 hours a week over a 5 or 6-day week.
What are the main benefits of hiring a private driver/chauffeur?
- Less reliance on unreliable Ubers & Taxis, if the principal travels often it can actually end up costing less
- The principal is free to work whilst being driven
- An encyclopaedic knowledge of routes and destinations
- The principal does not waste time trying to find a parking space; they are dropped off and picked up at the door of the destination
This is up to the family, but it can be an attractive benefit for potential applicants. If the hours are late then it can make it easier for the driver to get back home after a late shift, however, if it is a luxury vehicle they would be required to have adequate, secure parking facilities.
A minimum of £45k, upwards for a live-out chauffeur. If the principal requires specialist skills, such as defensive driving or an SIA license, the chauffeur’s salary could be £60k per annum.
Typical driving chores carried out by Chauffeurs include:
- Out of hours driving
- Precise city driving to transport the principal to important appointments
- School runs (although sometimes families hire nannies with a driving licence so as to share this task)
- Airport drop-off and pick up
A chauffeur can drive a variety of cars, including sedans, SUVs, limousines, and luxury vehicles, depending on their experience and qualifications. Some may receive additional training and certification for specific types of vehicles.
We understand that safety and reliability are of the utmost importance, and we take every precaution to ensure that our clients receive the highest level of chauffeur service. Our rigorous vetting process for chauffeur service includes thorough background checks, driving record checks, and drug tests to ensure that our chauffeurs are trustworthy and competent.
The process for replacing a driver in case of absence or resignation at Irving Scott is to swiftly try to replace the driver as soon as the client contacts us. We understand the importance of having a reliable driver for clients and will make every effort to provide a replacement as soon as possible.