Flex-Able was originally established in 1994 as a small media business, specialising in providing professional services to the hotel and catering industry. By 1997 it had developed into a business travel agency.
The business was growing steadily when, just two years later, Group Managing Director Richard Vanbergen identified a gap in the market for reliable corporate transport in the area. He sought funding for the company’s first corporate private hire vehicle and within a very short time, one car had grown into a fleet of 18. Today the group operates 22 vehicles, including 18 Audi A6s and four people carriers, which regularly take groups of corporate travellers to and from airports and other destinations across the UK and Europe.
All with the same ethos; on time, every time.
It is that ethos which Richard says underpins the approach not just the chauffeur drive business but across the group as it looks today.
Over the next ten years, the Flex-Able Travel business grew to incorporate a corporate courier service, hazardous goods transportation, the removal and recycling of electrical waste and an expanding office cleaning business.
Growth was facilitated by a move in 2009 to larger premises when offices and garages in Alconbury and a warehouse in Duxford were all closed to combine operations and storage facilities at Edison Road in St Ives.
By 2011 the company was ready to expand once again, with an additional base in St Neots now accommodating the growing FlexEwaste business, which now removes and recycles tonnes of computers, servers, printers and batteries from businesses each year.
In 2014 the business was reorganised and fully consolidated at our St Neots depot, which was fully refurbished. At that time we bought in managed storage services and fully expanded the cleaning business to what it is today.