A CAR company is expecting to see turnover exceed £1m next year following a period of rapid growth.

Park Executive, which is Sunderland’s only dedicated executive car service, was founded six years ago by entrepreneur Kevin Potts, who is now aided by his son Scott.

Having previously worked for the co-op bank, Kevin left his role after noticing a gap in the market for a professional, corporate taxi service in the region.

Starting off with just one car in 2012, the company now employs 17 people and boasts a fleet of nine high-end Mercedes Benz vehicles ranging from S350s to high-end V-Class minivans.

The company’s corporate taxi service has proven to be its most popular service and has built up an enviable portfolio of clients including the likes of Barclays, Arriva, Nike and many more.

Mr Potts said: “I always knew that the demand was there for a quality, corporate taxi and chauffeur service in the city, but I never expected it to grow this quickly.

“We started out in 2012 offering our services to businesses in and around Doxford International Business Park and the wider Sunderland area.

“Since then, our reputation has grown, as has our fleet, headcount and the number of services we offer

“We may be based in Sunderland but we are very much a national business."