On International Women’s Day, Club Class Chauffeurs celebrates some of its leading female chauffeurs.
Tonia Wiggins, 48, from Brighton, is one of a minority of women working in a predominately male sector. As a long distance and airport chauffeur for Club Class Chauffeurs, Tonia has been driving professionally for 20 years.
Tonia said: “I was something of a novelty when I starting chauffeuring two decades ago, and I still am to a certain extent. I enjoy my role, the driving and meeting people. Club Class Chauffeurs offers flexible working hours so it suits me perfectly. On International Women’s Day it’s nice to celebrate our achievements.”
Lynn Endres, from Leicester, worked in the police before joining Club Class Chauffeurs two years ago as a chauffeur. She has since progressed to be a Senior Chauffeur with added responsibilities within the team.
Lynn, 41, said that she really likes the job and can see an increase in women working in the sector.
“Every time I pick up from an airport in the UK I see more and more female professional drivers and these span all age ranges. While it is still a job role that tends to be dominated by male chauffeurs, it’s really nice to see more women joining the ranks.
“Nothing should stop women from taking on a role that they can do competently. I’ve done many jobs in sectors dominated by males and I loved every one of them. I say to all women, particularly today on International Women’s Day – if there is a job out there that you want to do, go for it!”