Sheffield’s City Taxis becomes UK’s third largest independent taxi operator following new acquisition

Sheffield-based City Taxis has become the UK’€™s third largest independent taxi operator following its latest acquisition.

City Taxis has purchased Club Taxis of Chesterfield under its new Northern Taxis brand.

City, which merged with Sheffield’€™s Mercury Taxis just over a year ago, also bought Barnsley-based Ace Taxis in July, preserving all 55 drivers and call centre staff jobs.

Arnie Singh, City’€™s managing director, commented: “Our first Derbyshire acquisition is the well-regarded Club Taxis in Chesterfield, Derbyshire’€™s market leader and another long established family business with 170 cars and 19 call centre staff.

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