Success for JRA Chauffeur Drive at 2021 Professional Driver QSi Awards

JRA Chauffeur Drive has won the Bronze Award in the Chauffeur Company (1-10 cars) category of the prestigious Professional Driver QSi Awards.


Professional Driver Editor Mark Bursa said: “JRA Chauffeur Drive is a small business that offers an exceptional standard of personal customer service and attention to detail, tailoring its offering to its customers’ needs.”


Professional Driver magazine’s QSi Awards ceremony was a night to remember for the cream of Britain’s chauffeur and private hire operators. The awards, open to every chauffeur and private hire company in the UK, are designed to recognise operators and individuals that demonstrate excellent standards of Quality, Service and Innovation.


Gold, Silver and Bronze awards were presented in 10 categories at a thrilling event, held at the Celtic Manor Resort in Newport, South Wales.


The 10 categories mean there’s something for every size and type of operator, from one-man bands to large fleets. Categories also reward innovations in marketing, environmental performance and local community activities, while a special award – Professional Driver of the Year – singles out a chauffeur or private hire driver who is judged to be the best in the UK.


Mark Bursa said: “The private hire, taxi and chauffeur industry has made an enormous contribution to keeping Britain moving throughout the Covid pandemic, delivering food and medicines, transporting key workers and helping the elderly and vulnerable get to vaccination centres.”


“This year’s Professional Driver QSi Awards recognise those amazing efforts and bring the industry together for a much-needed night of celebration.”


Mark Bursa continued: “We were overwhelmed by the quality of the entries, and it was a very tough job to pick our winners. Only very good operators made the short list, so we can be sure our Gold, Silver and Bronze winners are among the very best in Britain.”


Professional Driver magazine is the national publication for the UK’s chauffeur, private hire and taxi industry. The QSi Awards were launched in 2013 as the first and only national awards for the industry. For more details, visit



For more details, please contact:

Mark Bursa, Editor, Professional Driver

0781 3320044

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Town & Country Services from JRA

Town & Country Private Tours from JRA 



With much uncertainty surrounding overseas holidays, 2021 is the year to explore all that the UK has to offer.

Whether it's culture & the arts, architecture & history, family fun or the wonders of the natural world, there really is something for everyone right here in the UK.

With JRA Town & Country, we design your sightseeing tour tailored specifically to your unique wish list. Simply tell us where you would like to visit and we will do the rest, adding in some extra points of interest on route! We can even organise your entry tickets for any tourist attractions.

Looking for Inspiration? Here are a few ideas to wet your appetite;

  • The Royal Sights of London - take in the Palaces of London, from Buckingham Palace to the Tower of London
  • London by Night - A route along the Thames by night is beautiful, with iconic bridges and Big Ben the highlight
  • Villages of The Cotswolds - Explore the quintessentially English Villages set among the rolling Cotswold hills
  • Stonehenge & Bath - From the prehistoric monument on Salisbury Plain to the beautiful Roman City of Bath
  • National Trust Tour - choose your area to visit National Trust properties & gardens

Travelling in a Group?

With JRA Bubble Transport, you can travel with your social bubble, and follow the Rule of Six. Our 8 Seater MPVs offer all the comfort you would expect from an executive service. And once restrictions ease further, we will be offering our tours in our larger 16 Seat Minibus too.




Inter-City Services

How far are you prepared to drive to get to that all important, long-awaited, face to face business meeting? An hour? Maybe two?

It is really important to be able to switch off and unwind after a long drive, but when heading to a meeting, the exact opposite happens. It's difficult to present the best version of yourself to clients & colleagues, when suffering from driver fatigue.

Is your plan B to travel by train? Inter-city rail services prevent driver fatigue, but the timetable may not be convenient, and privacy issues may prevent you working on board. Add in concerns about Covid spread, and perhaps the train doesn't appeal to you either.

So why not try the chauffeur driven solution. A door to door service scheduled exactly to your unique timetable. Free on-board WiFi allows you to work in the car, to prepare for your meeting or simply respond to emails. With confidentiality & privacy guaranteed, you can take that business call with confidence.

Or maybe you just want to have a snooze, and that's fine too!

If you're planning inter-city transport, get in touch for a quote. 


A Quick Guide to International Travel Rules

Traffic Light System for International Travel from 17th May 2021

Transport Secretary Grant Shapps has now confirmed the UK policy for international travel through the Covid-19 pandemic. Every country will be designated according to a traffic light system, based on the prevalence rates, variant prominence, vaccination rates and testing capability.

The full list of Red, Amber & Green list countries can be found here, where you can also sign up for email alerts following Government updates to the list.

Country Designation & What it Means

Non-essential travel to RED list countries is still illegal. Whilst it is still possible to travel to these countries for specified legitimate reasons, on return to the UK full quarantine will be required in Government designated hotels.

It is no longer illegal to travel to AMBER list countries, however it is still not advised.  On return to the UK it will still be necessary to quarantine but this can be done at home or other location of choice.

From 17th May 2021, 12 countries and overseas territories are on the GREEN list. There will be no requirement for quarantine on return to the UK when visiting:



Falkland Islands

Faroe Islands



Israel & Jerusalem

New Zealand

Portugal (including The Azores & Madeira)


South Georgia & South Sandwich Islands

St Helena, Ascension & Tristan Da Cunha

Other UK Requirements

Covid-19 Testing 

Before returning to the UK, you will need to provide a negative Covid-19 test result taken during the three days prior to travel (unless exempt). The test must meet minimum performance standards, and only original result notifications in English, French or Spanish will be accepted.

Further testing will be required on your arrival in the UK

Red Countries – further testing will be provided as part of the quarantine package

Amber Countries – A PCR test will be required on Day 2 and Day 8 after arrival in the UK. It may be possible to end quarantine early by taking a test on Day 5 under the Test to Release scheme.

Green Countries – A PCR test will be required on Day 2 after arrival in the UK.

In addition, all UK arriving passengers are required to complete the Online Passenger Locator Form, declaring where quarantine will take place (for amber countries) and also to enable Track & Trace following any positive test results. 

International Requirements

It will also be necessary to check the requirements of any country you are travelling to or through.

The EU has proposed to allow travel into the EU from June for passengers who have been fully vaccinated. It should be noted though that member states may still include additional requirements for testing and quarantine.

Many other countries around the world are also preparing to open their borders to international visitors too. Current information by country can be found here:


The UK Government has confirmed that passengers can declare their vaccination status via the NHS Health App (not the track&trace app) or by requesting a paper record from the local GP.

Other Considerations

When booking, check with your agent, operator or airline for current terms & conditions and cancellation policy in the event that your booking must be cancelled or amended due to changing travel rules.

And finally, check your insurance coverage.

Ready to Fly?

Book your airport transfer with JRA Chauffeur Drive and start your long awaited holiday the moment you walk out of your front door.


Diamond Celebrations in Lockdown


A few weeks ago we were contacted by Mrs B who wanted to organise a surprise for her husband. She had the seeds of an idea, but wasn't sure exactly what she needed to do.

The 3rd April was her diamond wedding anniversary. 60 years of marriage is an achievement worth celebrating, but with restrictions preventing family gatherings, and restaurants closed, how to mark this very special of occasions?

A few conversations later, and we had put together a plan, for a Chauffeur Driven trip down memory lane.

A four hour round trip in our Mercedes S Class, with Chauffeur Mark, heading into London to the haunts of their youth. Places where they had grown up, places where this lovely couple had courted all those years ago.

It was wonderful to receive a call of thanks from Mrs B on Tuesday, who described her day as "absolutely wonderful".

Mark had taken some photos during the day, which their son is going to frame along with the telegram from Her Majesty to keep as a momento.

Who said romance is dead?

If you have an occasion to celebrate, get in touch and let JRA help you plan your very special day.