Media Release
November 28, 2016

Taxi Council Queensland – Taxi Industry Award winners

The Taxi Council Queensland 2016 Industry Award winners are as follows:

Driver of the Year (conventional vehicle) – Malcom Lamb from Yellow Cabs Rockhampton. Malcolm was the first person to bring a Silver Service vehicle into the fleet, and since then has provided exceptional service to clients.

Driver of the Year (wheelchair accessible vehicle) – William Paull from Mackay Whitsunday Taxis. William has described being a driver as the ‘best job he has ever had’, and finds the experience of assisting wheelchair bound customers and brightening their day incredibly rewarding.

Significant Achievement Award – Bill Parker from Yellow Cabs Brisbane. Bill is an outstanding advocate for the taxi industry, and places a massive emphasis on customer service.

Customer Service Award – John Wilson who has been with Yellow Cabs Brisbane for 38 years. John has had many roles in the company and when working as a driver was known to have the cleanest cab in the industry, nicknamed “Mr Clean!”

Operator of the Year 1-20 – Osman Durmaz from Black and White Cabs Brisbane. Osman works tirelessly to ensure all his cabs go above and beyond the impeccable service passengers expect from luxury cars.

Operator of the Year 21-100 – Stefan Przybysz from Yellow Cabs Brisbane. Stefan has always demonstrated total commitment to ethical, honest business dealings and has provided superb training, dedication, and trust to all within the industry.

Operator of the Year 100+ – Black and White Taxi Management – Black and White Cabs. Black and White Taxi Management boasts excellent facilities such as on-site mechanics, car wash and driver break facilities. All taxis are late model hybrid vehicles with state of the art computer programs.

Taxi Hero Award – Aguek Nyok from Yellow Cabs Brisbane. Aguek is the taxi driver who kicked in the door and assisted the passengers trapped in a bus after the attack on the driver at Moorooka.

Life Membership – Len Martin from Black and White Cabs. Len has public transport in his blood with his father and grandfather also working in the transport industry. He started his career in 1976 when he bought a taxi licence and is now a taxi rank coordinator.