Ben Bailes, of Jennings and Mohammed Bashir, of Boro Taxis

A successful Middlesbrough taxi firm has taken delivery of a number of brand new commercial vehicles from local Ford dealer, Jennings, part of the Jennings Motor Group, in time for the busy festive period.

Part of an on-going investment and business contract, Mohammed Bashir, founder of Boro Taxis, took delivery of the latest batch of vehicles which included two, 18-seater Ford Transit minibuses and four, 9-seater Transit Custom Tourneo models from local business specialist, Ben Bailes, at Jennings Ford’s commercial sales centre located on Cargo Fleet Lane in Middlesbrough.

Mr Bashir said; “When we started looking to expand the fleet of vehicles, we were keen to find a reputable and reliable local company. 

“Jennings Ford’s history in the region, in addition to their award-winning customer service and high quality product range, made them the perfect choice.”

The most recent delivery of vehicles has been the most important for the successful taxi business, which handles between 70,000 and 80,000 jobs per week, as Christmas festivities get underway across the region.

Mr Bashir, whose taxi firm is one of the largest in the North East, added; “The latest delivery of vehicles will enable us to continue providing a professional taxi service to businesses and the local community, particularly at this busy period.”

He added: “Safety and quality is priority at Boro Taxis, which is why we regularly renew vehicles in our fleet.  Our reputation is built upon trust and that is why we take passenger safety and comfort very seriously.”

The on-going contract with Jennings Ford will see a number of additional vehicles being delivered throughout 2015. 

Mr Bashir launched the company in 1982 and since then the business has expanded at a rapid pace, with a current workforce of almost 900 staff, including direct employees and self-employed drivers.

Jennings Ford’s commercial sales centre in Middlesbrough is responsible for selling the entire new Ford commercial vehicle range to retail and business customers on a local and national level, in addition to stocking a wide variety of quality approved used commercial vehicles.

For more information about the range of products and services available at Jennings Ford’s Commercial Sales Centre, call into the Cargo Fleet Lane supersite, contact 01642 209 100, or visit


Media Contact: Gwynneth McIntyre at Jennings Motor Group on 0191 4278869.  Catherine Turbill or Sarah Goldsbrough at Jennings Motor Group on 01642 632200.

Media contact for Boro Taxis: Helen Logan on 01325 363436.

Notes to Editors:

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

Today the company has a fleet of about 750 vehicles, provides employment for almost 900 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 undergo National Vocational Qualification 2 training in Road Passenger Vehicle Driving.


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