Ensuring our boss is able to get from A to B without any fuss or stress is a key task for assistants. The fuss and stress shouldn’t be felt or seen by the boss but we can certainly feel it! As we all know keeping our managers on track is at times a logistical nightmare. I’ve often seen (and have done this myself) PAs standing outside board rooms waiting for their manager’s meeting to finish so that they can escort them to the next meeting room so that the boss doesn’t get lost or side tracked. If we are doing this in the office imagine our stress levels when the boss has to leave the building for a client meeting or business trip!
If our managers are relying on public transport to get them from A to B this can create even more problems – especially if they are on a business trip in a part of the world that is foreign to you and to them. This is why I think it is such a good idea to use a chauffeur service that takes the stress out of managing your boss’s logistics. Here are my top seven reasons why your boss should use a chauffeur service:
1. It takes the hassle out of travel
You know your manager is going to be picked up from the airport – all they have to do is find the driver in the arrival lounge (and they have a card with your manager’s name on it!) The driver has the knowledge to get around the city which you and your boss may not have.
2. First appearances count
Arriving to a client meeting can be daunting especially if your manger is trying to win new business. Arriving in a nice car creates a good impression from the outset. Your boss is well looked after by their organisation and in turn that organisation will look after their clients.
3. Space to work
In a spacious executive car your manager can work from their laptops in comfort, they can take private phone calls and they catch up on their reading. They will struggle to do this on public transport – and it is slightly dangerous to do while driving themselves!
4. Decrease the stress of delays
A good private hire firm will be knowledgeable on how long transfers take, they will know what time to pick your boss up so that they get safely to and from the airport, their meeting or wherever it is they need to go. A good chauffeur will have checked the traffic reports and made any adjustments needed to ensure your manager gets there on time.
5. Hold meetings in the car
I’ve had many managers that have used their private car for meetings, either picking clients up on the way to restaurants or the meeting venue. They have taken staff with them to the airport for a briefing before they get on the flight and they have held conference calls while going to and fro.
6. Local knowledge
Great chauffeurs will not only know how to get your boss from A to B they will also have a great knowledge of the city. For example they can recommend good restaurants, point out local landmarks, suggest a sight seeing route and generally help your manager get to grips with the area.
7. Door to door
To decrease the stress of business travel even further a private hire car can pick your manager up from their house and deliver them back to their house at the end of the trip.
Total Chauffeur Service
Total Chauffeur Service is based in London and has been operating since 2005. The company is reliable and all of the cars are incredibly comfortable. Not only does Total Chauffeur Service have a fleet of executive and luxury cars they also have limousines, mini vans and coaches that are of a high standard.
Total Chauffeur Service are a knowledgeable bunch. If you are unsure how long it takes to get from your boss’s house to the airport you can leave the decision in their capable hands. Once your boss gets to their destination you can also be safe in the knowledge that a Total Chauffeur Service driver will be waiting for them at the airport to take them to their hotel. It is a nice bonus that assistants using Total Chauffeur Service don’t have to contact a local car service in a country they are unfamiliar with. Total Chauffeur Services have a worldwide capability for transfers which can be billed on an hourly basis throughout Europe / USA / Americas / Asia/ Africa / Middle East.
Another benefit that assistants will enjoy when using Total Chauffeur Service is their transport solutions for events and conferences. It can be a real headache organising an event outside of a major city, particularly if delegates are coming from all over the world. Total Chauffeur Service will take that stress out of your hands – they can arrange mini vans and coaches to pick delegates up from airports and train stations. You can also use their executive car service to transfer VIPS to the event venue. Total Chauffeur Service are also experienced in logistics for financial and investor Roadshows.
Additional services supplied by Total Chauffeur Service include:
- A one stop reservation centre based in Central London
- Easy booking by email, internet or phone
- Competitive rates for luxury and executive cars and minivans
- Guaranteed service through our secure network
- Immediate confirmation of any booking, anywhere
- Safe & secure payment via credit card
- Hourly Services
Total Chauffeur Service really do put your manager first at all times ensuring that every element of their service is consistent, reliable, courteous and professional. Their staff are selected for their commitment to service excellence, client empathy and their knowledge and expertise of the local market in which they operate. Which means that you can wave your boss off knowing that they will be looked after on their business trip!