Series one, episode two of the Ground Transport Media podcasts features industry experts from four sectors; Chauffeur, Courier, Private Hire Vehicles and Taxis. This panel session includes discussions on Driver Shortages, Electric Vehicles, Regulations and much more.

Recorded in front of an audience live at Wembley Stadium for the 2022 Ground Transport Show, alongside our fantastic event host John Curtis, this episode features the following people:

Andrew Wescott – Director of Sustainability & Regulation – Addison Lee

Andrew is Director of Sustainability and Regulation at Addison Lee, where he manages their Environment, Social and Governance strategy as well as relationships with National and Local Governments, regulators and industry partners. Prior to joining Addison Lee, Andrew was an Associate Director at the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, where he specialised in infrastructure policy.

David Brown – Chairman – National Courier & Despatch Association (NCDA)

I have been the chairman of the NCDA for over 3 years and represent the association and its members. We represent the UK’s sameday industry. I am also MD of the Prestige Group and have interests in the Courier and Private hire/chauffeur industry.

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Martin Cox – CEO – Gerrard Chauffeur Drive 

Started the Knowledge of London age 21 got my Green Badge Age 23. Radio Taxis Head of Sales & Market. Head of Radio Taxis Credit Union. Started the London Taxi Times Newspaper. Gen. Sec Society of Professional London TaxiDrivers (SPLT) Started the first ALL LONDON TAXI DRIVER Chauffeur Company (Executive First Ltd). Started the initial Business plan for One Transport. JV with Premier Despatch started Newco Premier First. Now partner and CEO Gerrard Chauffeur Drive.

Steve McNamara – General Secretary – Licensed Taxi Drivers’ Association (LTDA)

The LTDA is the biggest taxi driver representative group in the UK. I have been the GS since 2012. We represent the interests of black cab drivers at all levels and offer welfare, legal and leisure schemes and incentives. Politically we represent our members interests at all levels of local, TfL and national government.

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The Ground Transport Media team would like to sincerely thank all the panellists for their interesting and insightful contributions!