From modest beginnings to what is now a flourishing transport company, First Choice has grown year on year working with corporate companies such as Bupa, Gartner, Waitrose/John Lewis partnership and Travelport to name but a few. We are proud to build strong and lasting relationships. See testimonials here.
Working with management agencies such as LSH, CBRE, Workman and Savills, we understand what is required to provide a seamless transport solution for our corporate clients.
We are large enough to service our clients requests, but small enough to take a very personal and 'hands on' approach. With that in mind we have transferred our own personal ethos to our business. We have invested heavily into reducing our carbon emissions by updating our fleet to vehicles that have the latest engines, which in turn helps with fuel efficiency. We follow best practice and work towards gaining accreditations to prove our never ending determination to be at the top of our game.
Sustainability is at the heart of our operation. Examples of actions we have taken to improve our environmental impact include;
Upgrading 93% of our vehicles to the latest Euro 6 engines which are designed to reduce harmful pollutants being released from vehicle exhausts
Driver Training – How to lower emissions through driving technique
Driver behaviour monitoring
We continually assess our organisation's activities and identify areas where we may minimise impact on our environment
We publicise our environmental position
We seek to join Associations that support both ours and our clients' Corporate Social Responsibilities
Fuel and emission monitoring
App technology to reduce paper waste
First Choice understand that when buyers or specifiers are trying to procure the most reliable suppliers that meet their CSR requirements, it can be difficult to find a company that can tick all their needs. Over the years we have looked at the best ways that can help speed up the procurement process and give companies confidence when they are looking to instruct a new supplier.
(Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme)
FORS is a positive identifier for procurement professionals to connect with when looking to tender for fleet services. The accreditation recognises HGV, LCV, bus and coach operators, so whichever fleet method you are looking to secure, the FORS standard is an important identifier of the service levels available from your provider. Our FORS accreditation allows us to demonstrate that we are working above levels of best practice in safety, efficiency and environmental protection. FORS is not a requirement for PCV companies, however we believe that the stringent audit process allows us to prove our commitment to running the most professional transport company possible.
Greener Journeys undertakes research and campaigns for the social, economic and environmental benefits of public transport. We think you may find their information really useful.
CPT is recognised by Government as the voice of the bus, coach and light rail industries and the focus for consultation on national and international legislation, local regulations, operational practices and engineering standards.
(Confederation of Passenger Transport)
The Safe Contractor scheme also provides an annual Health and Safety audit that provides our clients the peace of mind knowing that when our drivers and vehicles are on site they operate in the safest manner.
Vehicles can be acquired to meet your needs and specification
Our fleet of vehicles include the following:
First Choice now offer live route tracing via an app or web page.
Our customer application allows passengers to see when their vehicle is due to arrive, whether there are any delays and when they can expect to board the vehicle. Using the same technology as Uber, we are able to provide real time updates. Clients can also track which employees are using the service and how busy each bus is using the QR code scanning.
Request a meeting to learn more about the technology we have on offer.
health & safety
Dash camera - This allows us to view accurate driver location and road positioning
Driver behaviour monitor - With dash board alerts, we are able to train drivers remotely and ensure best practice
Driver facing camera - This allows us to know exactly who is driving at what time
Live route tracking
Passenger tracking report- We can provide you with an accurate breakdown of passenger behaviours
Arrival time reporting
Facial recognition technology
Senior Director (Global Real Estate Operations)
"First Choice have been supplying Gartner's shuttle service for 15 years from Staines Station to the Gartner offices in Egham. They also supply a lunch time shuttle to and from Staines town centre. At Gartner we feel that by providing these shuttle services we encourage our employees to leave their cars at home and travel to work by rail. This impacts positively on our sustainability efforts and forms a key part of our Green Transport Plan. During this time through our partnership with First Choice we have on average transferred 191 passengers a day, meaning we have continued to make a significant impact on our Co2 and vehicle air quality emissions. First Choice's commitment to the environment and to the safety of its staff and our associates makes them a trusted partner and an important part of us meeting our Corporate Social Responsibility requirements."