Siti Aishah Md Selamat – Data Scientist & Researcher
An optimist tech-geek and an avid explorer, Aishah is a high-energy professional! She has close to 10 years of working experience with footprints in Singapore, Malaysia, and Indonesia. Her strong background in IT, operations and general management, inspired her to pursue her research doctorate in Big Data Analytics. Aishah endeavor to advanced the company in exploiting its data asset. At the same time, she is jump-starting the company e-marketing efforts. Onwards CH4U team! 😀
Faye, joined the company some 5 years ago to work with and assist Val, Faye came from a retail background. In the time Faye has been with us she has developed her own client base and gained vast knowledge working with Val, the operations and allocation teams. Faye can now be classed as a very experienced travel planner in her own right.
Val is a very experienced travel planner, she has been with the company from the start and worked with Jamie and Rose in previous ventures. Val’s experience is unrivalled, destination knowledge, route planning is the top of her skills along a great personality who is very engaging. Val has assisted in so many events coordinating, timing, general planning and has been the backbone of the company’s sales and growth especially in the early years when she was a lone soldier. When planning events journeys there is no substitute for experience Val has customers coming back to her time and time again.
Wajid, has been with us for 8 years. He completed his degree in algorithms/coding and visualisation with Bedfordshire University. we recruited Wajid soon after his graduation and embarked on a journey to create a quote and booking engine for our industry. On the surface this appears to be a simple task, but we soon realised it was far from simple, there are so many elements to consider, size of vehicle will determine the route, which will determine distance, the distance will determine time, also geographic location will determine time, i.e. the average speed in central London is very slow compared to Norfolk, these elements then have to consider driving hours regulations set by the DVSA, which then will determine the number of drivers required and breaks taken add this to the vehicle operating cost, which are all different and hey presto you have a price. But then consider how many potential routes there are in Europe. hundreds of thousands if not millions. Each route potentially different with many variances depending on vehicle size. Wajid used his work with Coachhire4U to obtain his PHD and has now not started down the road to secure his professorship. In addition, the company has recruited two additional post graduates to assist in IT, web development social media marketing who are being mentored by Wajid, (Mano and Aishah) there will be a 3rd joining the team in 2017 who will become Wajid’s protégé. In the time Wajid has worked with coachhire4U he has also become extremely proficient in online marketing, helping in the design and creation of the companies, websites and an expert in Google ad-words.
Bob is fast approaching 40, even though he won’t admit it. Bob became a taxi driver in and around London at the ripe old age of 18 and eventually learned to drive a desk in the allocations department of the taxi firm he worked for. When Bob was 25 he took a job with Hallmark Chauffeur Services in Luton, allocating the companies 300 cars and 20 coaches that moved Airline crew from and to every airport in the country. By the time Bob was 30, he was running the allocations department. We were lucky enough to be able to recruit Bob to be responsible for all the allocations for cars and coaches for Coachhire4U and has been with us for 5 years.
Rose is also a very experienced problem solver, initially working for 17 years in the IT industry creating hardware and software solutions for blue chip organisations. Rose has been instrumental in using her knowledge gained in her former career in helping us develop our quote and book platform. Rose switched to the transport sector some 13 years ago and now has vast knowledge of the passenger transport industry and is expert in product delivery and managing service delivery, including logistical planning for our customers. Rose is often seen at large events coordinating passenger transport ensuring service delivery is to the standards expected.
Jamie has been in transport of some kind for over 30 Years, starting life in emergency aircraft spares distribution which manifested itself into passenger transport in 1989 and he has been involved in moving passengers ever since. Jamie holds the companies Operators Licence, has certificates of professional competence (CPC) in freight, passenger transport, national and international he also studied for his MBA at Putteridge Business School. Jamie is a problem solver and an expert logistical planning.