If you are looking for private hire leasing and want to become a taxi driver in Portsmouth, we can provide you with all the help you need as well as a fully maintained car.
We have a very friendly team and office staff, with helpful advice whenever you need it.
Dedicated Night Manager
We provide round the clock help and even have a dedicated night manager for drivers who are working night-shifts.
Fast Repair Turnarounds
Should any problems arise with your vehicle, we have a fully equipped car repair workshop to repair it as well as to keep your car maintained and serviced. We get you and your car back on the road as fast as possible.
If your car cannot be fixed right-away, we can provide a replacement courtesy car, so that you can carry on working.
Having been operating for over fifteen years and growing to a fleet of over a hundred cars, we have many happy drivers..
“I have been driving a car from Acorn for the last 3 years. They gave me all the help I needed to start up and always take good care of me. Very helpful staff and always quick to resolve any problems I have with my car”
“After being made redundant I decided to look for a taxi job. Couldn’t find much information about it but a driver recommended Acorn. They helped me get my taxi license and did everything they could. 2 years on I am still enjoying the job and the flexibility it provides!”
To get your taxi license you will need: A medical with your GP; A drugs-test with the Licensing Department at Civic Offices, Guildhall; 2 references from people who have known you for a minimum of 3 years (Cannot be partners, relatives or people in the taxi industry); A full UK driving license, that you have had for at least 12 months and a Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) check