Gareth Williams and Denise Long, the company founders, run Chauffeur Drive Systems. ‘We have a desire to build the most advanced chauffeur dispatch system in the market today. Above all we believe it should be offered at a fair price, with a kind, helpful and friendly manner’.
Who we are
Before creating our chauffeur dispatch system, Gareth worked as a software consultant. He developed many custom-made software systems, for large and small clients through the UK.
Gareth spent 18 months developing an in-house chauffeur dispatch system for a leading UK chauffeur company. As a result gaining valuable insight into the chauffeuring industry and how it works.
A Gap in the Market!
Due to experience gained in the industry, he spotted a gap in the market and so set to work. Hence the creation of our fully cloud-based chauffeur dispatch system for the Chauffeur industry.
Denise joined the business in 2015, to bring the chauffeur dispatch system to market.
She brings her marketing and sales experience to the company. This experience was as a result of running a property management business in France, and then as an estate agent. Further back, she was in the Royal Navy, before taking time out to raise her two children. Responsible for marketing the chauffeur dispatch system, Denise also helps Gareth with training and support.
CDS chauffeur dispatch system goes live, and signed up first UK based clients.
New Look for our Chauffeur Dispatch System
Company rebranding and new website, with investment from Business Gateway Scotland.
There are other systems out there,
but they are not ours
Our mission is to closely follow how the chauffeur industry is changing globally, while tackling the challenges that brings.
We want to make sure that our chauffeur dispatch system ensures the survival of the independent chauffeur company. The system offers the same functionality to the smaller operator. Due to the huge cost of other systems these tools are only available to large companies. Therefore, smaller independent companies struggle to survive.
Based in Stirling in Scotland, we started as a small, family business with a big idea. We firmly believe that by using our chauffeur dispatch system, we can help independent businesses survive and compete. Over the past few years the large global affiliate networks have been spreading themselves across the planet. These networks are gobbling up the small guys, but these huge global networks have some fundamental weaknesses.
All chauffeur companies need to make themselves look big and professional. As a result they inspire confidence to help them win large corporate contracts.
To this end our cloud-based, fully integrated chauffeur dispatch system allows you to network internationally. We offer the structure to manage and coordinate your own chosen partner network. You have to hand pick and assess your members, this ensures that they match your own exacting standards of excellence. You stay in control of your brand as you don’t give work to an unknown. In contrast to the other networks we won’t ask for a fee per farmed out hire, so you keep control…. and all the profits.
Why do we think our Chauffeur Dispatch System
can help you?
Gareth the joint founder and developer of our chauffeur dispatch system, brings a unique set of skills to compliment his intelligent software design and development. His impressive CV starts from his beginnings as an engineer for Shell UK, and then as a self-taught software developer. Having worked in various software development posts, he decided to go out on his own as an independent software consultant. During the past 20 years while running his own business, he did his MBA in business with the Open university. Finally, he co-wrote a book on Innovation in business based on personality type This book is used as a reference book on MBTI (Myers Briggs Type Index) workshops worldwide.