Sajad Khan won the award following his nomination by Anneliese Dodds, MP for Oxford East, for his dedication and service for the trade, having been secretary of the Oxford Licensed Cab Association (Colta) for over six years, and a cab driver for 27. Mr Khan was chosen to receive special commendation in addition to the award.
He was recognised for the high standards he sets for members of Colta, particularly his emphasis on safety and professionalism. The awards also recognised him for the help and care he gives passengers and those in need in the city, noting that he often drove rough sleepers to the shelter for free in his cab, and the particular attention he has given to passengers who have required medical attention. One passenger suffered a seizure, and he attended to her until the arrival of the ambulance.
Anneliese Dodds said:
“I am so pleased that Mr Khan has been recognised for his brilliant work with this award.
“Taxis and Private Hire contribute so much to Oxford’s transport network, businesses and communities.
“Over his many years of service in Oxford, Mr Khan has led by example with high standards, professionalism and care.”
Sajad Khan said:
“It was an honour to be nominated by Anneliese Dodds MP to receive the Parliamentary Taxi and private hire award 2022 and to receive a special commendation. I also wish to thank all the drivers who put me forward for nomination.
“This is a great achievement for me on a personal level and a recognition of the professional service I have provided for 28 years as a taxi driver in oxford. This is also an acknowledgment of the professional service oxford’s black cab drivers provide where many drivers go above and beyond their duty to help their passengers whenever required.
“It gives me pride that as a license holder in oxford city where we are required to set high standards is instilled into each and every driver. Every driver is aware of these standards and puts in the effort to be the best. So I’m absolutely delighted to have received this award and again I would also like to thank those officers and councillors who have been very supportive towards the trade.”