Meet the team

Here at EcoCabs we pride ourselves on our high standards and excellent customer service. We know this couldn’t be done without our hard-working team.

If you are interested in working for ecocabs please apply via the careers page.

Managing Director

Matthew Kirkby

Date joined: December 2006
Job Title: Managing Director
This involves:
• Improving and developing the business
• Transport operations
• All things technical
• Management of office staff
• Overseeing all aspects of the business

Best Part of the job: Having started Ecocabs over 10 years ago, the best part is helping the business to grow and improve and being proud of what we’ve achieved.

Outside of work: My two dogs Roody and Otto and all things outdoors, especially with pedals and wheels .

Operational Team

Taxi Control Room Office 5

Lucas Rowlands

Date joined: November 2012
Job Title: Transport Planning Manager
This involves:

  • Organising everyday company activity

  • Liaising with the council regarding licensing of vehicles

  • Allocation of Local, National & Account work

  • Pricing of same

  • Dealing with driver issues

  • Best Duty: Dealing with the public
    Worst Duty: Dog sitting
    Outside of Work I do my very best to support local pubs or sit quietly in a darkened room with a damp flannel over my eyes wondering where my life went wrong.

Taxi company office

Sally Peel

Date joined: April 2018
Job Title: HR and Finance
This involves:

  • All bookkeeping

  • Payroll

  • Invoicing for corporate accounts

  • Supporting recruitment, induction and management of employees

  • Best Duty: Liaising with our friendly drivers and office staff
    Worst Duty: Chasing unpaid bills
    Outside of Work: Most of my time outside of work is giving it the absolute big wheel at weekends and sometimes coming into work on a Monday with flippers on my feet instead of shoes.

Glenda

Glenda Hudson

Date joined: October 2017
Job Title: Transport Planning Controller
This involves:

  • Telephone enquiries & bookings

  • Route planning & emails

  • Tachograph admin

  • Liaising with drivers

Best Duty: Everyday is different so its always interesting and I enjoy working with a great team.
Worst Duty: Saying goodbye to the dogs
Outside of work I enjoy spending time with family & friends, travelling and drinking Pink Gin......

Kerry

Kerry Scott

Date joined: March 2019
Job Title: Transport Planning Assistant
This involves:

  • Telephone enquiries & bookings

  • Booking taxi transfers

  • Dispatching drivers/ taxis

  • Monitoring transfers

  • Assisting with customers quotes

Best Duty: Never knowing what the day holds, there's always something different and being so busy you don't even remember getting home!
Worst Duty: Writing this
Outside of work Spending time with my family and friends, walking my three dogs, gardening, reading and eventually relaxing.

Vanda Stewart

Date joined: May 2019
Job Title: Transport Planning Assistant
This involves:

  • Answering the phones

  • Taking bookings

  • Dispatching drivers/ taxis

  • Taking card payments

  • Dealing with email enquiries

Best Duty: Ecocabs have been very accommodating, allowing me to fit my hours around my other job. I enjoy working there and the people I work with are great, we're a good team
Worst Duty: Having my picture taken for this website
Outside of work I enjoy socialising, reading and most of all my holidays.

Driver Training

Taxi Driver Hexham

Bruce Jameson

Date joined: September 2012
Job Title: Head Driver and Trainer
This involves:

  • Driving all vehicles within the fleet

  • Route planning for new contracts

  • New driver induction

  • Tool box talks and regular driver assessments

  • Day to day maintenance/upkeep of vehicles and property

Best Duty: Driving in beautiful areas of our country
Worst Duty: Changing car light bulbs and being the bosses gopher
Outside of work Out of work you will find me, as often as possible, on my motorbike exploring the back roads of Northumberland, Cumbria and Scotland as well as mainland Europe or watching the back episodes of Game of Thrones.

Workshop

Taxi workshop

Andy Mole

Date joined: August 2018
Job Title: Mechanical Technician
This involves:

  • All aspects of vehicle maintenance and repairs on cars, trailers & bikes

  • Upkeep and maintenance of premises

  • Dealing with vehicle & driver issues

  • Vehicle inspections

  • Teaching drivers how to use the in car PDA'S "these bloody phone things"

Best Duty: Discussing and working on new ways to help towards business growth and development
Worst Duty: Cleaning the drians
Outside of work In my spare time i enjoy shooting, walking in the country side with my dog, Joey, ( the workshop security apprentice) and going out cycling

Security

Roody Boxer EcoCabs

Roody

Date joined: November 2012
Job Title: Security Consultant - Semi Retired
This involves:

  • Barking at passersby

  • Checking all incoming drivers for food

  • Pow-wow's

  • Keeping the security team in check

  • Best Duty: Bouncing
    Worst Duty: Being left behind by my Dad
    Outside of work Out of work you can find me engaged with my part time interior design business or promoting my range of sweet smelling cosmestics & perfumery,

Otto Doberman EcoCabs

Otto

Date joined: March 2016
Job Title: Head of Security
This involves:

  • Generally being a nuisance

  • Opening all security doors when they shouldn’t be opened

  • Acting as a living paper shredder

  • Re-enacting scenes from the tunnel digging episodes of Colditz

  • Car Dirtier

  • Best Duty: Digging
    Worst Duty: Day off
    Outside of work Out of work you can find me trekking the fields and lanes around my home and making Roody's life a misery.