Changing Times: The London Taxi

London TaxiIf you talk to a London taxi driver who has been in the business for a considerable amount of time they’ll be able to tell you how much the taxi industry has changed over the years. In fact, if you visited London just ten years ago you would probably find a very different state of affairs, especially when it comes to public transport. This is one of the reasons why Transport for London (TfL), who governs the taxi industry in the capital, is not always too popular with taxi drivers. (more…)

How Motor Traders can avoid Car Scams

Image of an OdometerIf you are thinking about purchasing used cars for your dealership there are a few things you need to research and take into consideration. You could be buying a car from another dealership or a private seller, however in either situation there is always the possibility of being taken in by a scam. Unfortunately there are a few dishonest people out there who will do anything for a bit of extra cash, however if you do your research and check the vehicles properly then you should have no issues.

With any car scam the biggest problem is the money that your business could lose and you may even end up with nothing to show for it. We previously spoke about tips for buying used cars but here are some things that you need to look out for in the process… (more…)

Pub giants Spirit and Greene King to Merge

Image of beer tapsIt has recently been announced that the pub giants Spirit and Greene King have come together to agree a £723 million takeover. The two businesses aim to create a pub company which has the highest sales in Britain, and when the two companies merge they will own over 3000 pubs nationwide, coming close behind their two rivals Enterprise and Punch who own 5,500 and 4,000 premises respectively. We have previously written about making the most out of your restaurant, and as we can see these two pub owners have certainly made the most out of this business venture… (more…)

QuoteSearcher is giving away a Rear Parking Camera!

QuoteSearcher-Comp-October-Blog-EXTENDEDIf you work with a fleet of vehicles then you will know that most accidents happen when drivers are parking or manoeuvring, and while these accidents aren’t usually dire they can still end up costing you money. So QuoteSearcher has decided to give a helping hand by giving away a Rear Parking Camera in our latest competition!

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Coconuts, Cars and Carbon

Image of Low Emission CarLow emission cars are becoming increasingly popular with almost all manufacturers now producing electric or hybrid vehicles. The government has been trying to sway the British public to buy eco-friendly cars for a long time now and have even bought in incentives to encourage them such as exemption from congestion charges and even lower car tax payments. (more…)

“Skipchen” – The Restaurant Serving Left Over Food from Supermarkets

Image of coffee and bagelThere is a new not-for-profit restaurant in Bristol called Skipchen which is ran by a team of volunteers who use the food that supermarkets throw out after their best-before dates. There has recently been a considerable amount of news about the amount of food that is wasted due to people looking at best before dates, with seven million tonnes of food and drink being thrown out each year – a staggering 19 per cent of everything bought. In a previous blog we spoke about how to source food for your restaurant and this could be one way to go about it! (more…)