Female Chauffeurs

In the traditionally male-dominated field of chauffeur services, the emergence of female chauffeurs marks a significant step toward inclusivity and diversity. The rise of female chauffeurs represents not only a departure from the norm but also a testament to the changing landscape of professional opportunities for women. These skilled individuals are breaking barriers and defying stereotypes, demonstrating that expertise behind the wheel knows no gender boundaries. Female chauffeurs bring a unique perspective to the industry, excelling in customer service, attention to detail, and adept navigation, while also providing a more inclusive choice for clients who prefer or feel more comfortable with a female driver. Their presence enriches the chauffeur profession and paves the way for increased female representation within a sector that has historically been male-centric.

Recognizing the value that diversity brings to their team, Crawfords encourages and supports women to pursue careers as chauffeurs. By fostering an environment that prioritizes equal opportunities and empowerment, Crawfords has cultivated a reputation for inclusivity that resonates with both its employees and clientele. By embracing female chauffeurs and giving them the same opportunities for growth and success as their male counterparts, Crawfords exemplifies the transformative power of progressive thinking in reshaping long-standing norms and paving the way for a more diverse and representative workforce.

Driver Recruitment Process

Recruitment is the backbone of any successful company, and for Crawford's, a leading player in the transportation industry, this process is a meticulous blend of thorough screening, skill assessment, and compliance checks. The road to becoming a part of Crawford's driver team is riddled with several well-defined steps to ensure the highest standards of professionalism and safety are maintained. Let's take a closer look at Crawford's driver recruitment process.

1. Initial Contact and Screening 

The journey begins when an applicant reaches out to Crawford's recruitment team. This initial contact marks the beginning of a comprehensive evaluation. The recruitment team screens the applicant's qualifications and credentials to ensure they align with the company's requirements. This initial step helps to filter out individuals who do not meet the baseline criteria, ensuring that only candidates with a strong potential move forward.

2. Face-to-Face Interview and Knowledge Test 

Candidates who pass the initial screening are invited for a face-to-face interview. This interview is a crucial opportunity for both the candidate and Crawford's to assess the compatibility of skills, values, and expectations. Alongside the interview, candidates are subjected to a knowledge test. This test assesses their practical knowledge and common-sense decision-making skills, integral to performing well in dynamic driving scenarios.

3. Additional Screening Questions 

During the interview process, Crawfords takes the time to delve deeper into the candidate's work history. Pertinent questions about their current place of work, tenure, reasons for seeking new employment, and the ability to provide a reference from a previous employer are asked. This comprehensive inquiry helps Crawfords better understand the candidate's motivations, stability, and professionalism.

4. Experience Check 

Crawfords hold experience in high regard. A minimum of two years of proven driving experience is a prerequisite for candidates to be considered. This step ensures that the drivers possess a solid foundation of practical skills and familiarity with the demands of the role.

5. Knowledge Test and Reference Review 

Another significant aspect of the recruitment process is the knowledge test, comprising a set of 16 questions. Candidates who answer more than 12 questions correctly move forward, provided that their references are satisfactory. This two-fold approach combines theoretical knowledge with real-world endorsements, establishing a holistic assessment of the candidate's readiness.

6. Document Verification and Compliance Checks 

To guarantee legal compliance and driver competence, Crawfords rigorously verifies essential documents. This includes a copy of the driver's license, utility bills for address verification, identification through passport or resident card, an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check, and an online Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) license check to confirm driving history and points.

7. Specialized Licensing and Health Checks 

For executive and chauffeur positions, possession of a valid Private Hire Vehicle (PCO) license issued by Transport for London is a legal mandate. Crawfords ensures that candidates fulfill this requirement by validating the license through an online TFL search system. Health and safety are also priorities. Candidates undergo an eye test via Essilor online to ensure suitable visibility. A health questionnaire and driving suitability test complete this phase, fortified by the ISO readiness policy.

8. Familiarization and Onboarding 

Successful candidates are introduced to Crawfords’ company manual, and an executive guides them through it systematically. This manual serves as a comprehensive guide to the company's policies and procedures, instilling a strong foundation of understanding. The driver downloads the Freedom Mobile App, a crucial tool for receiving work assignments, and is trained on its usage. Subsequently, an IT orientation equips drivers with mobile Wi-Fi devices, facilitating smooth communication.

9. Final Steps and Integration 

The journey culminates in an introduction to the control team, where drivers receive direction and integrate into the operational flow. The meticulous steps of the recruitment process ensure that each driver is not just skilled, but also well-informed about the company's ethos, policies, and operational tools.

New drivers are given an introduction into Crawford's ethos, health and safety policies, and daily protocols. We emphasize that Crawfords enforces a strict zero-tolerance approach towards behaviors that are disrespectful, racist, homophobic, physically aggressive, or hostile. It is essential for drivers to consistently deliver the highest level of customer service and conduct themselves in a suitable and professional demeanor at all times.

Crawford's driver recruitment process is a comprehensive journey that blends stringent screening, comprehensive skill assessment, and meticulous compliance checks. This multi-faceted approach ensures that only the most qualified and reliable candidates become part of the Crawfords driver team, upholding the company's commitment to excellence, safety, and professionalism.

BMW 5 Series

The BMW 5 Series has long been recognised as a symbol of automotive excellence, combining elegant design, cutting-edge technology, and exhilarating performance. This car is a hybrid vehicle, which means it is environmentally friendly, and it can travel up to 37 miles on a single full charge. It has captured the hearts of private car service clients, driving enthusiasts, and luxury car aficionados alike, consistently raising the bar in the executive sedan segment. With each new generation, BMW has managed to refine and enhance the 5 Series, making it one of the most coveted vehicles on the road today.

One look at the BMW 5 Series is enough to captivate onlookers. The car's sleek and aerodynamic design exudes an air of sophistication and modernity. From the iconic Hofmeister kink to the LED headlights and taillights, every detail is meticulously crafted to create an unforgettable visual impression. 

The cabin is a sanctuary of comfort, boasting high-quality materials, ergonomic seating, and ample legroom for both the driver and passengers. The attention to detail is evident in every aspect, from the exquisite wood trims to the ambient lighting that sets the mood for any journey. Packed with an array of cutting-edge features, the 5 Series ensures a safe and connected driving experience. Advanced driver-assistance systems, such as adaptive cruise control, lane-keeping assist, and automatic emergency braking, provide an extra layer of safety on the road. The intuitive infotainment system integrates seamlessly with smartphones, providing  access to navigation, music, and communication with ease. Additionally, features like gesture control, wireless charging, and a premium sound system further enhance the driving pleasure and convenience.

Whether you're a discerning executive seeking comfort and elegance or a driving enthusiast craving excitement behind the wheel, the 5 Series delivers on all fronts. It's a car that not only meets but exceeds expectations, setting new standards for what a luxury sedan can achieve.

Experience the comfort and luxury of our executive services, providing you with a secure, dependable, and professional ride in the BMW 5 Series. Our service offers a refined experience with professional drivers, who are smartly dressed. We prioritise customer safety by providing in-car WiFi and privacy glass. Additionally, we offer amenities such as water and a phone charger upon request. 

Contact us to secure your reservation for our exclusive car service. +44 20 8752 8000

BMW 5 series for private car hire in London for Crawfords Cars


On May 6th, 2023, Charles III and his wife Camilla will be crowned as the King and Queen of the United Kingdom. As per tradition, the ceremony will be held at Westminster Abbey and graced by honorary guests and royals from all around the world. This year will hold a special significance as over 850 members from the community have been invited, a meritable number of whom actively volunteered and contributed to charitable causes within their localities during the Covid pandemic.

With a history dating back to the 17th century, the coronation of Charles III as the king will involve the presentation of two scepters and an orb, symbolising the authority and governance of the crown. One of the scepters, which was also present at Queen Elizabeth's funeral, features the world's largest cut white diamond and serves as a representation of power. 

The second sceptre, known as the Sovereign's Sceptre with Dove, is crowned by a golden cross at its pinnacle, symbolising the monarch's spiritual role and their attribute of mercy. Like the sceptres, the Sovereign's Orb, a gilded ball adorned with precious gems, is an integral part of the coronation regalia. Towards the end of the coronation ceremony, the presentation of the orb signifies that the monarch's authority is bestowed by God. The concluding ritual of the coronation is the anointment of the king, during which the St. Edward's Crown will be positioned on the head of Charles III.

The coronation will be commemorated by public ceremonies and festivities across the United Kingdom and other countries around the globe.

Crawford Cars has arranged transportation services for the occasion to ensure secure and convenient commuting to and from the ceremony and other celebratory events. Contact for event car services at events@crawfords.co.uk.

Mercedes S Class

The Mercedes S-Class S580E hybrid is currently one of the most popular vehicles on the Crawfords fleet. Here's what makes the Mercedes S Class one of the most sought-after vehicles in our fleet.

Not only is the S-Class overloaded with a vast amount of gadgets and gizmos, it also offers up to 62 miles on an electric charge.

This vehicle is driving Crawfords into the new age of electric transport which is an important step into sustainable transportation.

Got distracted by the S-Class performance? The interior design this Mercedes offers is second to none. It is extremely comfortable, offering plenty of space for a perfect journey experience.

Our large S-Class fleet is very popular amongst our clients and can be often spotted covering high profile media and entertainment events such as fashion week, sporting events, award ceremonies and live entertainment events.

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