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Cottenham-based Airport Lynx wins Gold QSi Award for large chauffeur operators


By Paul Brackley


Airport Lynx CEO Steve Russell collects the large chauffeur operator of the year award at the 2018 Gold QSi Awards (5678639)
Airport Lynx CEO Steve Russell collects the large chauffeur operator of the year award at the 2018 Gold QSi Awards (5678639)

Airport Lynx has struck gold at a national awards for the chauffeur sector.

The Cottenham-based company won Large Chauffeur Operator of the Year at the Gold QSi Award.

CEO Steve Russell said the win came as a shock.

“It is an incredible accolade to be recognised as a strong and respected brand. We are a strong team with a huge respect for the customers we have the opportunity to serve. To have that reflected, by our peers, will keep us warm no matter what the chill factor is outside.

“I’m embarrassed that there’s just me in the photos: this gold award reflects on a herculean team effort. We really didn’t think we’d place this year – hence there being just me attending – because of how high the competitive standard is.”

Airport Lynx CEO Steve Russell collects the large chauffeur operator of the year award at the 2018 Gold QSi Awards (5678637)
Airport Lynx CEO Steve Russell collects the large chauffeur operator of the year award at the 2018 Gold QSi Awards (5678637)

Professional Driver editor Mark Bursa said: “All three of our medallists in this category are past Gold QSi Award winners, which highlights the stellar standard on the shortlist. It took a very good company to beat last year’s winner– and Airport Lynx is undoubtedly a very good company.

"Airport Lynx first entered the awards in 2014 and won gold in the medium category in 2016. It has since moved up a division and has secured gold without losing its strong focus on customers and drivers.

“The judges were especially impressed by the personal approach the company takes to driver and customer relationships, and its willingness to get involved with local initiatives, all helping to build a strong and respected brand.”

The company's application was noteworthy for challenging nine business clichés – the biggest being that growth meant businesses lose their personal touch.

It operates a fleet of 40 cars including executive saloons, people carriers and large MPVs, which are use on short and long distance journeys, including international trips.

Its sister companies are luxury mini coach service Myhill’s Mini Coaches and Lynx Autocare, which cares for the fleet and provides MoT services from its new Waterbeach base.



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