Owner of Boro Taxis Mohammed Bashir

Boro Taxis, Tees Valley’s largest taxi company, is one of several organisations taking a leading role in welcoming new students to Teesside University by supporting the Students' Union Freshers’ Week.

The company is amongst the three main sponsors of the event, which aims to help students, particularly those from outside of the area, familiarise themselves with the University, Middlesbrough and the wider region.

Mohammed Bashir, founder of Boro Taxis, said: “My Company is proud of its Teesside roots and likes to support the wider community in which it operates.

“The University is a wonderful asset to Middlesbrough and the Tees Valley and that is why we wanted to support Freshers’ Week, which plays a crucial role in helping students, both local and from further afield, enter a significant new stage in their lives.”

Will Ridley, President of Teesside University Students’ Union, which organises Freshers’ Week, said: ""Freshers’ Week is an important event as it allows new students to find their bearings, learn about what the University and Middlesbrough has to offer, and also meet new friends.

“We've had a long and fruitful relationship with Boro Taxis who, alongside several other key partners, provide valuable support for our annual Freshers’ events, which help to ensure their continued success.

“We're also pleased to see Boro Taxis, as one of the biggest organisations in the area, renew their commitment to working with the local community in a positive, mutually beneficial way."

Freshers’ Week runs from September 21 to October 5 and will feature events including a string of daytime fairs offering students savings from local commercial outlets, advice and support from the University and key partners such as the police and NHS as well as the chance to make new friends and meet course mates.

There's also a packed programme of evening events such as club nights, live music, live comedy, performances from chart topping acts and more. Full details at http://www.tees-su.org.uk/freshers.

Boro Taxis has a workforce of 800, which is made up of a mixture of direct employees and self-employed drivers, all of whom are fully trained.

The company, which today has 700 vehicles on its books, was founded in 1982 with three cars.

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Notes to Editors:

Boro Taxis was founded by Mohammed Bashir in 1982 with three cars.

Today the company has a fleet of about 700 vehicles, provides employment for up to 800 people in Tees Valley and handles between 70,000 and 80,000 jobs per week.

All of Boro Taxis’ private hire drivers are licensed with the relevant Licensing Authorities and undergo National Vocational Qualification 2 training in Road Passenger Vehicle Driving.

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