About Happicabs

Happicabs have been serving our community since 1958. We are based in Chelmsford, Essex and have the largest fleet of Private Hire vehicles within the Chelmsford area. Our smart and professional drivers adhere to the strict Chelmsford City Council guidelines and hold hackney carriage and private hire drivers licences. Happicabs vehicles have prominent logo of a smiley face making them easily identifiable and our experienced team go the extra mile, providing excellent customer care and service at all times.

As Chelmsford’s Favourite Taxi Company we pride ourselves on treating our customers as individuals, and provide a range of services to suit all needs.

• Local or long distance travel.

• London Airport transfers, including Meet & Greet services.

• Corporate accounts.

• Group bookings.

• Executive car service.

• Online web booking.

• iPhone and Android booking app.

If you have any special requests, please call us on 01245 443443.

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Smart, professional and knowledgeable drivers

  • 2015

    In 2015, Happicabs became the first company to be registered onto the Chelmsford City Council Keep Safe Scheme which is scheme for vulnerable people which aims to increase their confidence whilst they are out and about within the city. To read more about the keep safe scheme please click here. Furthermore, Happicabs modernises its brand, logo and website to give the company a modern look. Also, a new app and improved online web-booking facilities are introduced to customers.   keep-safe

  • 2014

    Happicabs introduces an online web-booker for cash, card and account customers. The web-booker enabled the customers to make bookings online directly into our live dispatch system and the ability to live track their vehicle. In addition, the company invested in three Toyota Auris Hybrid vehicles to reduce the impact on the environment. auris-on-black

  • 2013

    Happicabs introduces driver uniforms in order to have consistency in driver appearance and tidiness across its entire fleet.

  • 2012

    Happicabs becomes a member of the Essex County Council Buy with Confidence scheme that regulates businesses in Essex to ensure that they are trading in a fair manner.   trading-standards

  • 2011

    Happicabs invests in a computerised dispatch system that enabled the business to track all vehicles, reduce waiting times by dispatching the closest vehicle to all customers. In addition, Happicabs was the first company to launch a smartphone app for iPhone and Android users that enabled users to make and manage bookings, and live track their vehicle. app-dispatch

  • 2010

    In May 2010, saw the retirement of Senan and Mary, and Happicabs was brought by Umar and Fazal Hussain, owner of A1 Cars Chelmsford which was established in 2004. The vision was to continue to provide services that match the needs of all our customers and to ensure that all staff are well trained and to the highest standards.

  • 1996

    V Festival comes to Chelmsford in August 1996 thousands of young eager music lovers were desperate to get to Hylands Park where the V concert was being held. The Manager of Corry's & Happicabs, Warren, thought it could be productive to put stickers advertising the taxis in telephone boxes and anywhere else in prominent positions, so that the concert goers had a point of contact. The stickers went up on the morning of the concert, and by 2pm that afternoon we were fully booked and had a waiting list of customers! Also in 1996 'Chicago's' nightclub opened, and the Anglia Polytechnic University increased greatly in size, so the student population in Chelmsford exploded. Chelmsford, almost overnight, became the Night-life Capital of central Essex, and demand for Taxi's was high. V-festival

  • 1992

    In 1992 a Taxi Company, 'Happicabs', owned by a local businessman Dennis Higginson, was put up for sale. Senan and Mary bought 'Happicabs' and ran it in conjunction with Corry's Taxi's. Happicabs became an easily recognisable name for Taxi's, and with its distinctive logo of a red smiley happy man on a white background, it was soon a frontrunner in the rapidly expanding taxi business in Chelmsford and prospered.

  • 1989

    John decides to retire, and sold the business to his son Senan and daughter Mary.

  • 1970

    Corry's Taxi's continued to expand over the next few years, with the introduction of Austin Princess Limousines for weddings and funerals, and a haulage company comprising of 12 Lorries and Vans. John had achieved and exceeded his dream and now ran approximately 20 taxi's, both Hackney Carriage and Private Hire.

  • 1968

    In 1968, the telephone number 71124 was becoming well known for reliability and helpfulness. Corry's Taxis was a well established business boastings Humber Hawks and Ford Zephyrs amongst the fleet of cars.

  • 1954

    John Corry starts up Corry's Taxis

History of Happicabs

2015

In 2015, Happicabs became the first company to be registered onto the Chelmsford City Council Keep Safe Scheme which is scheme for vulnerable people which aims to increase their confidence whilst they are out and about within the city. To read more about the keep safe scheme please click here. Furthermore, Happicabs modernises its brand, logo and website to give the company a modern look. Also, a new app and improved online web-booking facilities are introduced to customers.

keep-safe

2014

Happicabs introduces an online web-booker for cash, card and account customers. The web-booker enabled the customers to make bookings online directly into our live dispatch system and the ability to live track their vehicle. In addition, the company invested in three Toyota Auris Hybrid vehicles to reduce the impact on the environment.

2013

Happicabs introduces driver uniforms in order to have consistency in driver appearance and tidiness across its entire fleet.

2012

Happicabs becomes a member of the Essex County Council Buy with Confidence scheme that regulates businesses in Essex to ensure business are trading in a fair manner.

trading-standards

2011

Happicabs invests in a computerised dispatch system that enabled the business to track all vehicles, reduce waiting times by dispatching the closest vehicle to all customers. In addition, Happicabs was the first company to launch a smartphone app for iPhone and Android users that enabled users to make and manage bookings, and live track their vehicle.

Dispatch-system

 

iphone

 

2010

In May 2010, saw the retirement of Senan and Mary, and Happicabs was brought by Umar and Fazal Hussain, owner of A1 Cars Chelmsford which was established in 2004. The vision was to continue to provide services that match the needs of all our customers and to ensure that all staff are well trained with the highest standards.

1996

V Festival comes to Chelmsford in August 1996 where thousands of young eager music lovers desperate to get to Hylands Park where the V concert was being held. The Manager of Corry’s/Happicabs, Warren, thought it could be productive to put stickers advertising the taxi’s in telephone boxes and anywhere else in prominent positions, so that the concert goers had a point of contact. The stickers went up on the morning of the concert, and by 2pm that afternoon the drivers of the taxi’s were desperately trying to remove them due to too many telephone calls to cope with any more! Also in 1996 ‘Chicago’s’ nightclub opened, and the Anglia Polytechnic University increased greatly in size, so the student population in Chelmsford exploded. Chelmsford, almost overnight, be came the Night-life Capital of central Essex, and demand for Taxi’s was high.

V-festival

1992

In 1992 a Taxi Company, ‘Happicabs’, owned by a local businessman Dennis Higginson, was put up for sale. Senan and Mary bought ‘Happicabs’ and ran it in conjunction with Corry’s Taxi’s. Happicabs became an easily recognisable name for Taxi’s, and with its distinctive logo of a red smiley happy man on a white background, it was soon a frontrunner in the rapidly expanding taxi business in Chelmsford and prospered.

1989

John decides to retire, and sold the business to his son Senan and daughter Mary.

1970

Corry’s Taxi’s continued to expand over the next few years, with the introduction of Austin Princess Limousines for weddings and funerals, and a haulage company comprising of 12 Lorries and Vans. John had achieved and exceeded his dream and now ran approximately 20 taxi’s, both Hackney Carriage and Private Hire.

1968

In 1968, the telephone number 71124 was becoming well known for reliability and helpfulness. Corry’s Taxis was a well established business boastings Humber Hawks and Ford Zephyrs amongst the fleet of cars.

 

 

1954

John Corry starts up Corry’s Taxis

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