Driving Miss Daisy Bersted

Julian & Rachel Staddon

Julian & Rachel joined the Daisy team in 2017 having moved back to the UK after 28 years in South Africa. Julians’ background was in Health & Safety management in the Oil & Gas industry, and Rachel was a Logistics Manager in IT. They had been looking online for ways to help Rachels’ elderly parents who’d retired to Bognor Regis and this is how they came across Driving Miss Daisy.

Rachel says ‘ They offered exactly the type of services that we required for my parents and their motto of ‘We’re family when family can’t be there’ struck a real chord with us!  Unfortunately, they were not operating in that particular area, but we saw this as a great opportunity and relocated back to West Sussex four months later to start our own Driving Miss Daisy franchise. Within 8 weeks of arriving we had completed our training, secured our Private Hire Licence and had our first ‘Daisy’ vehicle on the road. Due to the strong interest and high demand for this unique service, we soon introduced a second vehicle along with an additional companion driver’. Our clients’ ages range from 12 – 103 and we enjoy spending time with each of them, as they all have a story to tell.’