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Growing taxi firm fills buses' gaps

As seen in Express & Echo 9 March 2011

An East Devon taxi firm has expanded by returning to Ottery St Mary. Honiton based Horseshoe Taxis has already completed two mergers in the past four months by adding Blackdown Cars and K Cars to its fleet.

Now the company has invested in two additional vehicles and staff working from a rank in Mil Street to service the anticipated demand from Ottery and surrounding areas. Sheila Huffer who founded the company with her husband John 30 years ago said, "We operated from the taxi rank in Ottery St Mary 10 years ago and have been looking for an appropriate opportunity to return. We feel now is the right time. We've been talking to the public and many say they would welcome an alternative to public transport, which is frequently unreliable."

Darren Jarvis will be operations coordinator for the Ottery arm of the business and the taxi firm will initially operate from Mill Street rank five days a week on demand and seven days a week on a pre-booked basis.

Horseshoe Taxis in the News

As seen in Express & Echo 9 March 2011

A taxi firm that has been a familiar sight on Honiton's High Street for the past 30 years has added to its fleet by merging with Dunkeswell based Blackdown cars. The latest expansion for Horseshoe Taxis comes after it absorbed K Cars, another local firm, in November last year following the retirement of Ken Arber after 21 years in the trade.

Horsehoe's owner Sheila Huffer said "Merging with Blackdown Cars signifies another step in our planned expansion and we are very pleased to welcome Simon Smith, Blackdown's owner to the team. "Simon has a wealth of experience having worked in the industry for 13 years, as well as first class local knowledge and a reputation for delivering excellent customer service. He will fill a vital role in our company working as our Honiton based operations manager."

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