Every Diplomat Hire Cars Chauffeur is extensively trained and experienced to ensure you enjoy 5 star service on every trip. With over 30 years’ experience, the extensive network of Diplomat quality European Chauffeured vehicles means your booking will arrive on time, every time.
Diplomat Hire Cars have been operating as a 5-star chauffeur service in Melbourne for over 30 years. The business was originally started by Jan & Peter Steklenburg and was bought in 2016 by Vikramjit Sandhu and Jag Dhillon. The team have continued to grow the business, including adding People Movers and Minibuses to our fleet of luxury cars and adding the ability to book quality chauffeur services nationwide.
In 2019, John Cranfield joined the company as a new Director focussed on accelerating growth for the future and managing accounts for the business.
Meet the Team
After 15 years of experience in Hospitality, Security, and the Transport industries I have developed a passion for customer service. I love meeting new people and making new acquaintances. I make it my goal to provide a sense of security, trust, and reliability to my customers. I do my job with great passion and stay calm on the roads to make sure my passengers know they are in safe hands.
I love my job so when you are with me as a customer, all my attention is on you and your family. At those moments nothing else matters!
After completing a Bachelor of Information Systems at Federation University I entered the customer service world working for Wesfarmers Insurance. After 5 years in that industry, I decided it was time to pursue my goals as a business owner. I have successfully run my own plastics manufacturing business before branching out to purchase Diplomat Hire Cars with Vik. I pride myself on building new relationships and I feel a great sense of success when I can turn a new customer into an ongoing business relationship. By providing outstanding service and identifying shared passions I believe I can win you over to Diplomat Hire Cars.
In 2018, I decided to fulfil a goal I had as a small child to own my own business. I had worked for over 20 years in the banking and insurance industries for other great businesses and it was time to have one of my own. After a brief search for a business that would be right for me, I found Diplomat Hire Cars and my partners for the future. My skills in business were ideally suited to support the growth journey that Jag and Vik had started, and I am now proud to be an owner of Diplomat Hire Cars.
HOW CAN DIPLOMAT HIRE CARS ADD 5 STAR CHAUFFEUR SERVICE TO YOUR DAY:
Whether your need transport for your team to an important business meeting or if you need transport for a workplace corporate function like sports games or the races, trust the professional team at Diplomat Hire Cars. Our uniformed drivers will reflect your professional image.
Diplomat Hire Cars will take the stress out of your wedding day and offer a beautiful statement vehicle for you to arrive in. Our quality, luxury European Cars will sparkle and shine in your photos and offer the perfect experience as you head to the biggest day of your life. Arrive in style with Diplomat Hire Cars.
We can help school’s with any transfer needs for students. Whether it is boarding school students travelling from the airport to school or just for any extracurricular activities we can help. Ask us about our Working with Children’s Check Certification for our drivers and supported check in services.
Whether you want to tour the stunning Yarra Valley, visit far-flung suburbs of Melbourne or enjoy the wine country of the Barossa Valley, Diplomat Hire Cars will ensure you travel there in style. Our experienced drivers offer incredible local knowledge of the area and we are able to transport groups from 4 to 57 tourists.