The Fleetdrive team are proud to be celebrating 21 years in the business.
Established in 1994, our business has steadily grown as a result of repeat business and client recommendations. We are very grateful for this and would like to take this opportunity to say a big “thank you!” to all our customers for helping us reach this milestone.
Over the past 21 years we have focused on developing long term relationships with clients, as opposed to the short term gains often associated with the motor industry, which is reflected in our high level of customer retention.
We’d like to take this opportunity to thank our customers for their continued and loyal business. Our promise, in return, is to ensure we continue to offer the most up to date and impartial advice and never forget that the client’s best interests are at the forefront of any decision we make.
Here’s 21 things from 1994, just to make you feel old…
- Forrest Gump came out in 1994.
- The Lion King, Pulp Fiction and Speed were other box office hits.
- Love Is All Around by Wet Wet Wet was at No. 1 in the charts forever.
- The film that song came from was pretty big too, becoming the biggest grossing British film ever, making nearly £125 million and costing just £1.75 million to make – Four Weddings and a Funeral.
- Oasis made one of the great debut albums in rock.
- But, hey, you were Team Blur all the way – Parklife was also released.
- Manchester United won their historic league and FA Cup double.
- PJ and Duncan were getting ready to rumble. Pub quiz fact: The song’s co-writer, Nicky Graham, played keyboards for David Bowie on the Spiders from Mars tour.
- It’s 21 years since Kurt Cobain committed suicide.
- A little grey box, named the Sony PlayStation, changed computer games forever.
- Meanwhile, the Sega Saturn, er, didn’t.
- Donkey Kong Country – Many of us were addicted to playing this, whether or not we allowed younger siblings to play along as Diddy Kong.
- In 1994, there were 67 mobile phones for every 1,000 people in Britain. By 2004, there were more mobiles than people.
- Loaded magazine hit newsstands for the first time in 1994, starting a lucrative boom in “lads’ mags” that lasted through the 1990s.
- We were still trying to get our heads around the separation of Prince Charles and Princess Diana. In June 1994 Charles admitted his extramarital affair with Camilla Parker Bowles.
- The Channel Tunnel opened.
- Netscape launched Mosaic Netscape 0.9, one of the first widely available web browsers, in 1994. Not that anyone had an internet connection back then anyway…
- The The Daily Telegraph became the first U.K. newspaper to launch a news website. It was quite impressive for the time.
- Friends, arguably the greatest sitcom ever, launched in 1994, spawning legions of copycat haircuts.
- Schoolkids spent their weekday afternoons from 4:10 watching Childrens BBC…
- In the company of Toby Anstis, one of the less famous Broom Cupboard presenters, but fondly remembered nevertheless.