Following a successful trial in 2014, Premier now operate the largest fleet of 100% Electric Taxis in the United Kingdom.
With air pollution being a major concern in towns throughout the country, we believe these pure electric vehicles are helping to make a real difference to the people of Blackpool and the surrounding areas.
To date around 70% of our journeys are now Zero Emission.
In September 2018 all diesel vehicles were removed from our fleets covering both Blackpool & Lytham St Annes' areas!
To ensure we meet our customers needs we also have the largest fleet of Hybrid Electric vehicles in the area.
We use these vehicles for everyday local journeys, nationwide and airport journeys.
Our upgraded iPhone app is now available to download. The easiest way to get it is to visit www.premier.taxi
We've introduced a fleet of 100% Electric Taxis to Lytham St Annes! These compliment our existing fleet of environmentally friendly Hybrid Electric Taxis which will soon be replaced!
After listening to customer feedback our app has had a further upgrade, we've brought back some popular features! Our upgraded app for Apple devices will follow in 2021.
We're now licensed to operate from within Wyre Borough Council Areas. As a result we've rebranded as simply PREMIER as opposed to Premier 401000 & Premier 711111. A customer is now only required to use one number to contact us 01253401000 due to a change in local licensing conditions.
These are challenging times for us all - We've been working with our existing customers and community leaders in order to provide a continued and enhanced service to those in need. The business has been impacted by significant financial losses, however, we remain focused on service and doing what is right. We've signed up to various scehemes to help the community including food bank deliveries, charitable donations and enhanced safety precautions.
While 2020 is not what anybody had planned, all we can do is plan for 2021 as we remain in a strong position to bounce back!
Further investment made into our Taxi Booking App for Android devices.
Further investment made into our Taxi Booking App for iOS (Apple) devices.
We have partnered again with Autocab based in Manchester to further improve our offering to customers and drivers. Part of the package includes analytics allowing us to see how we can continue to further improve our business and service.
To show our commitment to the environment we removed all diesel vehicles from our fleet, across Blackpool, Lytham and St Annes.
Introduced the first fleet of Hybrid Taxis in Lytham & St Annes which further increases our green credentials. We estimate that through the introduction of these vehicles we will slash harmful emissions and help to improve air quality.
Another first for Premier in Blackpool and Lytham St Annes - We introduced Contactless payments which included Apple Pay.
We have redesigned our Apple and Android Apps. Customers can now check availability before they even book! Bookings are made faster than ever with improved functionality.
Owing to their great success and in line with driver demand within just a few short months we introduced more Nissan Leaf electric taxis to our fleet.
Later on we added the all electric Nissan e-NV200 Minibus!
The first in the North West to introduce 100% Electric Taxis - 12 of them in fact!
The first Taxi company in Blackpool to introduce the environmentally friendly Toyota Auris Hybrid.
Our App became available for Android users. You can download it from the Google Play Store.
Our App allowed customers in Blackpool, Lytham & St Annes to book a cab using their 'Smart Phone' for the first time! You can download it from the App Store.
We acquired Fylde Taxis, rebranding the company as Premier 711111 Taxis. Offering customers the opportunity to use our great services in Lytham and St Annes and ending the monopoly of the market by an existing company.
We were the first company in the area to introduce a Chip & Pin payment facility in the cab at no extra charge to customers!
Still in our infancy we introduced the UK's first GPS tracking & data systems, provided by Autocab.
Founded by existing Managing Director, John Cutler. Working from a single office and sleeping on concrete floors, getting up in the middle of the night to pick up customers was fairly normal.
24 hours a day, 365 days a year make Premier your first choice across Blackpool, Lytham & St Annes & Wyre.
You can help us in our drive to constantly improve our service by rating your ride and overall experience in our App.