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Name: Sajid Mahmood

Company: TOA Taxis (Radio System) Ltd

Job Title: Chairman

What does your company do? TOA Taxis is now one of the largest fleets of wheelchair accessible vehicles and takes pride in delivering an affordable and much needed service to its vulnerable customers. We provide a fast and efficient taxi service for hospitality and leisure for major events and to our local hospitals, places of work, train stations, bus stations and UK Airports.

How did it all start? In 1961, a group of taxi drivers decided to set up TOA Taxis as a not-for-profit Friendly Society. To provide much needed transport for Birmingham residents when mini-cabs were scarce and few had a phone in their homes.

What’s your greatest achievement so far? TOA Taxis is now one of the largest fleets of wheelchair accessible vehicles. It takes pride in delivering an affordable and much needed service to its vulnerable customers.

What keeps you awake at night? The responsibility of running TOA Taxis. The realisation that so many taxi drivers and their families and wider circle rely on TOA’s BOM to do everything in our power to protect and ensure their livelihoods.

If you could turn the clock back, what would you do differently? Be the first to invest in the booking app market to attract a wider market.

What has surprised you most in your job? Lack of understanding by the general public in the difference between a licensed taxi and a

mini-cab/private hire. Also the number of passengers that have grown attached to TOA by valuing the service they have been provided.

What advice would you give to someone starting out? Keep customer service and service-to-the-public at the forefront at all times

Which business do you most admire? Those businesses who keep on fighting and bettering themselves, with a realistic long-term achievement target instead of a greater short term gain. Example - TOA Taxis, which remains in operation after 60 years.

What exciting projects is your business working on? Closer working with LA for the introduction of Rapid Charging Points for Electric Taxis. And new marketing strategies as lockdown is gradually relaxed.

What made you join Greater Birmingham Chambers of Commerce and how are you making use of your membership? We appreciate the new information that is distributed and the question and answer sessions that are arranged from time-to- time which most informative, such as the question and answer session relating to the introduction of the Clean Air Zone. The GBCC offers opportunities to network with like-minded people from other organisations for a mutual benefit for exchange and use of services.

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Club 3000 members support the work of free@last, an organisation working with the mission to ‘improve the lives of the

children and young people of Nechells and to turn a community of poverty into a community of prosperity and opportunity’.

Our members also benefit from being connected to a likeminded community of business owners and enjoy a variety of discounts, from flowers to dining, jewellery to photography, and many more.

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