• Oliver Hodgson

Copeland Taxi Firm Celebrates 25 Years


Gosforth Taxis's brand new Mercedes! Photo: Platinum Live PR

This March, Gosforth Taxis are celebrating 25 years in business.


The taxi company which is run by Shaun and Dawn Pennington in Seascale provide transport for a wide range of clients. From private, corporate and wedding clients to those starting or finishing their holiday.


Shaun embarked on his taxi venture after pondering on the idea after he broke his ankle in May 1985 (two days after finishing school), and the accident has left him with problems still to this day having undergone various operations. He took the ‘plunge’ and set-up his taxi firm and to be exact on the 31st March 1995 Gosforth Taxis was born! Shaun and the team have since gone on to be one of the more well-known taxi companies in Copeland and further afield.


It is very much a familiar affair, with Shaun's mother Audrey, brother John and his wife Dawn all playing crucial roles at Gosforth Taxis as the firm grows year on year.



From taking someone to the airport to start their holiday or even just taking people village to village, Shaun has established a very reputable name in Copeland and has had many familiar faces ride in his vehicles such as Cilla Black, Russell Watson, Max Branning, and Jean-Christophe Novelli when the Whitehaven Festival was at its peak and that’s just to name a few…


Trudy the local MP is also a regular client as well as many of the top bosses from the nearby companies.


Gosforth Taxis also do a lot of corporate and executive work for varying clients whether it be leading entrepreneurs, the odd celebrity or just people looking for that extra touch!

Shaun commented “Helping the elderly get out and about with their shopping or to their doctors’ appointment and receiving that thank you from them is one of the most rewarding parts. We ensure our clients have a smooth ride no matter where they are going. A lot of the time they start and finish their holidays with us, so we like to ensure we deliver the exceptional service at either end of their holidays”

He continued “Our busiest periods are from Easter up until October and then again at Christmas and New Year. We pride ourselves on providing clean, efficient vehicles and a friendly reliable service."


“From myself, Dawn and the team at Gosforth Taxis we would like to say a big thank you to our customers past and present.”


You can visit www.gosforthtaxis.co.uk for any more information.

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