Patons is a family taxi insurance business that focuses on looking after staff and clients as if they are part of the family.
With offices in a number of locations including Edinburgh, Dundee, Glasgow, Liverpool, Manchester, Middlesbrough, Newcastle and London, Patons taxi insurance brokers operates both face-to-face and online taxi insurance service for public hire and private hire insurance. It also provides taxi fleet insurance, chauffeur insurance and minicab insurance.
Established in 1957 by taxi drivers, Patons has always been synonymous with taxi insurance, priding itself on knowledge of the industry and personal service.
One customer who has been with Patons for decades is veteran Hackney carriage driver John Moran, who operates in Glasgow. He has gone through Patons for more than 30 years running his black-cab business.
John, who is known as Jackie, first took out public hire insurance with Patons because the firm was set up by taxi drivers who knew what was important to their colleagues.
Jackie said: I’ve been insured through Patons since day one of starting my taxi business and can’t imagine going anywhere else. They were taxi drivers and knew the industry and exactly what drivers need.
“The staff are very good. They are very knowledgeable and helpful. You don’t know how good your insurance is until you need them and Patons is second to none.”
As well as dedicated staff who put customer service at the heart of everything they do. And for cab drivers like Jackie, you cannot beat the personal touch.
He said: “I am old school and prefer face-to-face contact so it’s great I can go into the office and deal with them. You really get that personal touch. I have been going there so long that I have known many of the staff for years and we have become friends. Even if it is someone new, they couldn’t be more helpful.”
It is years of good service that has seen Jackie return to Patons every year.
He said: “I used to deal with Billy Paton and before that it was his parents for my insurance. It feels like part of the family and I have renewed every year because of they way they look after me. I always recommend them to other drivers and have stayed with them even when I have had other offers.”
Existing Patons customers can earn £50 if they refer a friend who takes out taxi insurance when their policy is up for renewal, or they are starting a new policy. There is no limit to the number of referrals.
And as a taxi insurance specialist, other companies in the Patons group offers a variety of services to keep taxi drivers and taxi fleets on the road.
This includes vehicle sales and finance, telematics, vehicle rentals and accident repairs.
Every service offered by Patons is aimed at making running a taxi business easier. No one wants to be involved in a collision, but if the worst does happen, Patons aims to make the entire process as simple and as smooth as possible.
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