Leicester's Take Me Group adds Durham taxi rank to its fleet

Take me will rebrand its new companies later in the year.

Take Me and 1AB celebrate the acquisition in Leicester and Durham
Take Me and 1AB celebrate the acquisition

Ambitious taxi operator Take Me has added another company to its growing portfolio, with the addition of 1AB in Durham.

Leicester-based Take Me, the UK's fastest growing private hire and technology group, has just acquired the 1AB Taxi firm.


Take me continues to expand with a further five companies joining the group before the end of the summer.


1AB started life in 1984 in Darlington with the motto; 'anywhere in the town centre from A-B for £1' - hence the brand name.

1AB Durham taxi's with balloons on in black and white its first year in business in 1984
1AB pictured in its first year in business in 1984

David Hunter, Take Me's Ceo, said: “1AB's 170-fleet will enhance our operations in the Yorkshire area. The management team at Darlington are excited to be part of a larger network with all the benefits this will bring."


Managing Director at 1AB, Chris, said: "We are excited about being part of the Take Me Group and look forward to the upcoming journey together.


"For us the security and strength this partnership brings, helps our family run business of 39 years grow stronger and faster post-Covid and secures the future of our excellent call centre and office team and of all our partner drivers.”

Two men stand by taxi after Leicester firm Take Me acquire the company
[In front] Chris from 1AB taxi firm

1AB describe themselves in todays market: “As we have grown, we have embraced current technology, from state-of-the-art dispatch systems, taxi butlers and in-car card payments making it faster and more convenient for our valued customers to use our service.


"With our ever-expanding company, we are now in County Durham, Newton Aycliffe and the surrounding areas. Times change, but one thing that has not is our commitment to putting your journey first."


1AB will sit along Take Me's other recent acquisitions in Yorkshire including Star Cars in Catterick, Station Taxis in Malton, Pickering Taxis and Hello Coopers in Bedale.


Take Me will start to rebrand its companies later this year, as it becomes a mobility as a service provider, which manages its own fleets.