The chauffeur service Tristar Worldwide received the United Kingdom’s prestigious Queen’s Award for Enterprise in International Trade.
This is the country’s highest accolade for business success. With Mike Fogarty ’90 as United States CEO and Brian Fogarty ’98 as the general manger of the Boston office, the company offers a variety of chauffeur services for international corporations and travel companies, providing airport transfer services as well as ground support for major international events, conventions and financial roadshows.
One of the world’s largest chauffeur businesses, with more than 500 vehicles and 650 employees in the United Kingdom alone, Tristar operates in more than 80 countries and has offices in London, Paris, New York, Hong Kong as well as Boston.
Founded in 1978, Tristar has developed a reputation for quality and timeliness, with a pledge that if a car is late by even one minute, the ride is free. Brian was a history major at Wesleyan; Michael majored in government.
In order to win a Queen’s Award, the company must show a substantial and sustained growth in overseas revenue over three consecutive years. The awards are presented annually by the Queen on the advice of the Prime Minister, acknowledging U.K. companies and encouraging the development of British business overseas.