Western Cars are celebrating their 50th year in the taxi business in 2017

Western were formed in Mickleover in 1967 and have progressed over the years in to a company running 160 cars providing various services to the public of Derby.

We moved into the centre of Derby in the 1970’s moving to an office on Babington Lane, and then in the 1990’s we re-located to our present office on Osmaston Road 50 yards up from the Spot.

To cater for people on a night out in town and ensure peoples safety we opened a new office just five years ago on Duckworth Square on the opposite side of town.

We are proud to be the only taxi company in Derby who use drivers and cars that are licenced and tested by Derby City Council. This means that drivers have to go through a Derby knowledge test, medicals and enhanced DBS checks along with safeguarding courses. All of our vehicles can be checked at any time unlike cars licenced in other areas.

As well as saloon cars, we also run 8 seater minibuses, aswell as Mercedes range of cars for executive /corporate travel, plus unknown to many we provide a wedding car service and other special events.

We have always been at the forefront of technology in the taxi business . In the 1980’s we were the first company to introduce meters in cars, and as technology advanced we moved on to the

computer age and fitted dataheads into cars giving the public features like “ring back” and “text back”.

Over the last few years and with advanced technology, booking a taxi has moved even further forward, if you download the Western Cars Derby passenger app, you can book, track and pay for your journey easily and safely.

To give our customers complete flexibility we still have other booking platforms such as, Ebook, Email, Automated phone bookings and booking over the phone with our staff. Coming up over the next few months the staff are being trained in social media, yes, you soon will be able to book using Facebook!

Our fleet of Private Hire vehicles are subject to stringent annual safety checks by Derby City Council and all drivers are CRB checked prior to a badge being issued, thus insuring the safety of the public. It is also Company policy that all vehicles are kept clean both inside and out.

As a Company we hold both Public Liability Insurance and Primary Liability Insurance – our Insurance cover is comprehensive and covers all eventualities.

We hope you have a Safe Christmas and New Year and please Don’t Drink and Drive!
Book a Western Car.

Mark Keenan. Director Western Cars




Tel: 01332 331331

60 Osmaston Road
Derby, DE1 2HZ

Duckworth Square
Derby, DE1 1JW