Private hire firm on runway to further growth with Birmingham Airport deal

Richard Gill, acting commercial director at Birmingham Airport with David Richmond, chairman of Arrow Cars. 

Leeds-based Arrow Cars, the official private hire partner of Leeds Bradford, Manchester, Bristol and East Midlands airports, has expanded into its fifth region after landing a five-year contract with Birmingham Airport.

With turnover this year forecast to hit £20m, Arrow Cars is the second largest taxi/private hire company in the UK, excluding Uber.

The expansion into Birmingham will see 14 jobs created for full-time administration staff along with more than 100 additional drivers.

Arrow Cars was founded in 2004 by David Richmond when he purchased a group of small private hire companies – one of which was Arrow Cars.

Since 2004, the business has grown from strength to strength, employing more than 120 full-time employees, excluding the 750plus drivers based across the country.

Richmond said: “We are delighted to undertake this partnership with Birmingham Airport. Our shared ethos and vision of outstanding client work, corporate social responsibility and global growth makes this a match made in heaven. We will be investing over £1,000,000 in a large fleet from day one to deliver this unique service to millions of passengers flying in and out of the major hub.”

Richard Gill, acting commercial director at Birmingham Airport, added: “We are pleased to be introducing an official private hire service at Birmingham Airport. Providing our passengers with ease of travel is important – the new private hire service will enable passengers to pre-book and pay in advance for their onward and return journeys to and from the airport.

“This premium private hire service will be a valued addition for our growing airport and we are looking forward to working together to expand our complete passenger offering.”


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