Deepend managing director Gary Lockton got more than he bargained for when he called the group’s taxi firm to complain about the quality of service at a recent bash. Before he had time to open his mouth, the voice at the other end criticised his consultancy’s back-of-cab conduct and delivered two 50 sick-penalties. ‘They’re very strict about you being sick in the back of the cabs and the fines don’t come cheap. You could wash the whole car, outside and in, with that sort of money,’ says Lockton, who has yet to lodge his initial complaint.
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