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Taxi firm signs for Shrewsbury Town
14 Sep 2016
by Simon Alton

Shrewsbury Town have announced a new signing – but you won’t be seeing the latest addition on the pitch at the Greenhous Meadow.

Go Carz, Shropshire’s largest private hire firm, is getting behind the League One side as the official club taxi partner.

The company’s managing director, Carl Wilday, said it was great news for the firm and hoped the season would be a successful one for the club.

“Shrewsbury Town Football Club is a huge part of the community, not only in the town itself but in the county and beyond,” he said. “They are, after all, the only football league side operating in Shropshire.

“Go Carz is also a big part of that community and we are delighted to be associated with Shrewsbury Town this season.

“It’s a really important thing for us and we are pleased to be part of the set-up. The club was brilliant to deal with and to have our company named as an official club taxi partner is amazing.”

Richard Hill, commercial manager at Shrewsbury Town, said: “ At Shrewsbury Town we see the importance of promoting local companies and we rely on the support of these companies that sponsor us.

“I am delighted that Go Carz will be the official club taxi partner and I look forward to working with them over this coming season to help them achieve their goals.

“We are an ambitious football team that is growing rapidly so to align ourselves with a company like Go Carz who are doing the same is fantastic news for both parties.”

The move means Go Carz as official club taxi partner will have a dedicated line at the Greenhous Meadow to respond to calls for a taxi.

Go Carz now has more than 900 drivers operating across Shropshire and the Midlands.

Two years ago it invested £200,000 in a state-of-the-art call centre in Shrewsbury which means it can respond much more promptly to requests from customers.

It is now taking more than 100,000 phone calls and carrying out about 75,000 journeys a week across Shropshire and the West Midlands.

“Go Carz is going from strength to strength and we are always looking at ways of improving our service and getting our name out there. The link with Shrewsbury Town can only be a good thing for us,” added Carl.

Bosses at Go Carz pride themselves on providing a professional service and are always looking at ways of improving – such as their airport service for corporate clients.

Go Carz also led the way earlier this year with the introduction of driver support officers who patrol the company’s areas to monitor its drivers and vehicles.

“Go Carz is a hugely successful company and proud of supporting the community. I am sure the tie-up with Shrewsbury Town will prove to be a great asset,” added Carl.

For more information about Go Carz, visit the website at www.gocarz.co.uk or call 01743 441144.

Shrewsbury Town’s Richard Hill with Steve Hughes, of Go Carz, at the Greenhous Meadow.

Shrewsbury Town’s Richard Hill with Steve Hughes, of Go Carz, at the Greenhous Meadow.