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Up to 250 jobs are to be created in Peterborough when a national company - believed to be a taxi hire firm - moves into the city.

It is understood that London-based premium car service, Addison Lee, is recruiting up to 250 people for its new contact centre in Access House, in Cygnet Park, Hampton.

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A teaser campaign which has flagged up the job creation without revealing the name of the company has been running on social media in a bid to generate interest in the jobs.

But the Peterborough Telegraph understands from social media comments that the company involved is the 42-year old-Addison Lee, which operates across the US, Europe and Asia.

The name of the company is due to be officially revealed on Tuesday when bosses will attend a launch at Access House, in Cygnet Park, where it is understood the business will operate across one floor.

Recruitment information on social media states the jobs offer a starting salary of £16,500 plus performance related bonuses and other benefits for successful applicants.

In a recruitment advert the company states: “We are currently recruiting for positive and enthusiastic customer service advisors at our brand new Contact Centre in Cygnet Park, Peterborough.

“We are looking for people who do the right thing, get the job done and provide brilliant service to each and every customer who contacts our service centre.”

It is understood that while the jobs will involve call centre work, the company will not operate a taxi service in Peterborough.

Peterborough MP Stewart Jackson said: “I am extremely pleased.

“It is a sign that business is really taking Peterborough seriously as an excellent location with a skilled workforce, good transport links and affordable housing.

“These are quality jobs and I hope that other companies follow this example and consider moving to Peterborough.”

A spokesman for Addison Lee declined to comment at this stage.

Addison Lee was founded by ex-cabbie John Griffin in 1975 has grown from just one car to a fleet of more than 4,800 in central London, carrying more than 10 million passengers across the capital each year.

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Don't the vehicles and drivers have to be licensed by the same authority where the bookings are accepted?

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 21, 2017 11:22 am 
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Don't the vehicles and drivers have to be licensed by the same authority where the bookings are accepted?


what about your mate who does airports ?

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 21, 2017 12:11 pm 
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grandad wrote:
Don't the vehicles and drivers have to be licensed by the same authority where the bookings are accepted?


what about your mate who does airports ?

His operators license, drivers license and vehicle license are all will South Derbyshire where his office is.

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Don't the vehicles and drivers have to be licensed by the same authority where the bookings are accepted?



not if you baton pass - they could have an office in London and one in Peterborough

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 21, 2017 10:43 pm 
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Don't the vehicles and drivers have to be licensed by the same authority where the bookings are accepted?



not if you baton pass - they could have an office in London and one in Peterborough

If they keep their London office wont they get clobbered for the increase though?

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If they keep their London office wont they get clobbered for the increase though?


My head gets sore thinking about the answer :wink:

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