Thomas Whiteside 1861-1908

Our History

The company was founded by Thomas Whiteside in 1880 and is the oldest taxi company in England. The story goes that he won a horse’s harness in a raffle. He then borrowed a horse and cart from his uncle and started a haulage business and as the saying goes, the rest is history…

Since those humble beginnings Whiteside Taxis has grown, and is the largest taxi company in the Fylde with our new purpose built offices situated in the heart of St. Annes.

About Us

We operate a clean, modern fleet of over 85 late model vehicles using the latest technology in computer dispatch systems to ensure optimum reliability and punctuality.

By investing in the latest technology on the market and constantly searching for innovative software that can improve the services we provide to our customers and drivers has ensured we are always ahead of the competition.

Our new dispatch system offers Text Back, clients can now manage their taxi reservations with Web Booker, pay by card and track their vehicle with our booking app (coming soon) and receive email and text confirmations/receipts for their bookings.

The Story So Far…

Successfully run by the Whiteside family for four generations, our philosophy is to provide a dependable service with smart, immaculate cars, uniformed drivers at a competitive price. You can expect an immaculately presented Whiteside vehicle on time, every time and our average response time, from the time the booking is made, to the arrival of your taxi is approximately 2 minutes!

We are the only taxi company in the North West to adopt a full uniform which includes collared shirt and company tie.Within the trade we have an excellent reputation for superior vehicles, better, smarter drivers with much more attention to customer care.

Our friendly staff are waiting to take your enquiry or booking 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, Or email your details to: bookings@whitesidetaxis.co.uk

Whiteside Taxis is a family owned company with over 135 years experience in offering the utmost customer care, comfort and reliability.

Daniel Whiteside (Director)

Whiteside Taxis