A NEW taxi service has been launched in a Cheshire village.
Stuart Snelson, of Oathills Drive, Tarporley, gave up the 9-5 in 2003 to become a self-employed advertising agent.
But he is now following a different path as a taxi driver, launching Abbey Travel in December 2007.
Stuart, 52, a former circulation manager with The Chronicle, said: “As an advertising agent, I spent lots of time travelling up and down the country and I wanted to do something that would mean spending more time closer to home.
“There is a growing demand for taxi services in the village and we get a lot of jobs from hotels in the area, doing airport runs, weddings and collecting people for business meetings, as well as taking people home from the pub on a Saturday night – so the job is quite varied.”
Stuart delivered leaflets in the village and promoted the company online (www.apollotravel.org) via a selection of free business listings.
“We have a new Renault Traffic and can take up to eight passengers.
“We enjoy easy access to the motorways, which makes us ideal for taking people to the airport.”
To book, call 07922 442256.