Business Name: AJ’s and Amber Taxi Ltd
Location: Clacton-on-Sea, Essex
Purchasing a family-owned business that had been running for 12 years was a big jump for Marek Pawilcz, but he has more than risen to the challenge.
He has been running AJ’s and Amber Taxi Ltd in Clacton-on-Sea since March 2016, having previously worked for the company as a driver. Feeling that the time was right to make the leap from employee to business owner, Marek stepped in when the previous owners of the business wanted to retire.
In his first year, Marek has seen considerable business growth, recruiting the services of 16 drivers with a fleet of 10 company cars, and an additional 6 cars operating with their owners.
We spoke to Marek about his journey from employee to employer.
Tell us more about AJ’s and Amber Taxi Ltd?
We aim to provide reliable, timely, and safe taxi services to locals and tourists alike, with door to door taxi services, airport transfers, school and hospital transport at very reasonable fares.
I am a man with a mission and, with existing contracts in place with organisations including the NHS and the local authority, I am in no doubt that AJ’s and Amber Taxi Ltd will continue to grow. I’m already looking to secure additional business and key clients by securing school contracts, hospital transport, care homes contract transport, and transport for people living with disabilities, to name just a few.
What makes you unique?
We are committed and pleased to provide a reliable service for passengers with a range of disabilities. Our wheelchair access vehicles are especially designed for the clamps, restraints and seat belts.
What have been the highlights of taking over the business?
Having an already established client base provided a firm platform from which we could grow, and I’m grateful for the support of my customers. Our existing clients have been really supportive following the change in ownership and their continued patronage is testament that they are happy with our services.