2022 at a glance – A year of growth, success, and honor

Two and a half years ago, we were hit hard by Covid-19. However, instead of giving up, we excelled and outdid ourselves, seeing unprecedented growth in popularity over the recent months. The Blacklane Crew spent the past year breaking new ground in our industry by going the extra mile to continually improve our world-class service. Record numbers, record growth, and record profitability are the outcome of the hard work that all of us have put into Blacklane.

We are proud to be recognized for our accomplishments as an innovative, forward-thinking and responsible company by receiving multiple awards in recent months. Here is a short overview of some of the awards we have won in 2022:

Business Travel Awards Europe

In September we won the prestigious Business Travel Awards Europe for Best Transportation Network Carrier.

The judges cited Blacklane’s commitment to sustainability and health and safety measures, and their investments in technology to support the corporate traveler experience and bring in new partners.

The BTN Group (Business Travel News, Business Travel News Europe, Travel Procurement, and The Beat) is the leading global source of business travel and meeting information, news, data, analysis and research serving the $1.4 trillion business travel industry. 

BTN Europe is the leading source of information, news, features, data, and research for corporate travel managers and travel management professionals.

We are grateful for the great references provided by all our guests out there.

Magellan Awards

As a global company in more than 50 countries, we are always striving to provide exceptional  sustainable service to our guests. Our efforts have been noticed, and we couldn’t be more pleased.

In October, Blacklane was awarded top recognition for ‘Car Service – Overall – Worldwide Coverage‘ in the 2022 Magellan Awards.

Travel Weekly, the most influential provider of news, research, opinion and analysis to the North American travel trade marketplace, has been curating the Magellan Awards since 2008. The coveted awards are judged by a unique panel of the best names and most accomplished leaders from the global travel industry.

From design to marketing to services, the Travel Weekly Magellan Awards honors the best in travel and salutes the outstanding travel professionals behind it all. 

Travolution Awards

We are proud to share that we won the ‘Best on the Road‘ award at the 2022 Travolution Awards in November.

Travolution was established in 2004 as the pioneering online travel technology B2B media, offering expert insights into the industry. The Travolution Awards have since become the ultimate recognition for companies in the online travel sector in the UK and beyond.

Each year the judging panel of industry experts pours through hundreds of entries from travel brands, technology developers and digital services suppliers. Aside from evidence of success, the judges look for innovation and creativity required to drive the travel industry forward into the modern digital era.

The ‘Best on the Road’ award is given to the car-hire company, transfers or aggregator that best demonstrates its expertise and success in the ground transportation sector. Judges look for the website or mobile app that stands out from the crowd in its approach and excels in providing the customer with exactly what they want.

Blacklane was awarded the prize for advancements in client-facing technology, a smart pricing system, features enhancing the corporate traveler experience, and securing the trust of several major partners.

QSi Awards

With two QSi Awards, we rounded out 2022 with honor. Established in 2013, the QSi Awards are the benchmark for excellence in the Private Hire, Chauffeur, and Taxi industry. Gold, silver, and bronze awards are presented each year to the UK’s best companies and drivers.

Blacklane received Silver for ‘Chauffeur Company of the Year‘, an award that recognizes the company’s overall performance in the UK. 

Blacklane received Silver for ‘Chauffeur Company of the Year’ in QSi Awards

This was a tough category, where ‘Quality’ and ‘Service’ are a given – so it’s often down to ‘Innovation’ to decide the medals. As a global giant, Blacklane’s comprehensive list of innovations includes an electric chauffeur fleet, chauffeur hailing via an app, and especially, city to city journeys that compete with train travel on price and convenience.

Blacklane won a Bronze award for “Business Diversification” which recognizes the different types of chauffeur services it has created since the pandemic. These services include long-distance trips, fixed-price journeys, the ability to book through an app and and a dedicated electric car service.

This award was introduced last year to recognize new business development initiatives during the pandemic. Covid certainly made these initiatives more important as a way of keeping drivers working when regular business had disappeared.

While severely affected by the pandemic, our route to recovery was through innovation and creative thinking, launching a host of new services. Now we are bouncing back stronger than ever. While severely affected by the pandemic, our route to recovery was through innovation and creative thinking, launching a host of new services. Now we are bouncing back stronger than ever. A heartfelt thank you to our hardworking and dedicated crew for making this possible, we couldn’t have done it without you.

It doesn’t end there!

Here is a complete list of all the awards we won in 2022:

Corporate Vision Magazine Aviation and Aerospace Awards 2022- Best Global Airport Transfer Service 2022

Global 100- Most Outstanding Chauffeur Service (Global)

LUXLife- Best Global Chauffeur Services Company 2022

LUXlife Leaders in Luxury Awards- 2022’s Most Outs Most Outstanding Chauffeur Service – Global