Who we are

We are a membership organisation run by members for the benefit of the members, we have a close working relationship with agencies that have a direct relationship with the Taxi Trade. We have good working relationship with Sheffield City Council, Licensing Officers, and the Police.

Statement by Chairperson

"I have been honoured to be elected as the Chairperson of the STTA. Your vote will enable me on your behalf to continue to carry out the work of the STTA that best serves the membership. I thank all of the membership that voted".

What we do

Our role is to provide advice, and provide support and assistance to our members. We also work in partnership with Sheffield City Council and other statutory agencies on policies matters. We represent our members’ interests on several public bodies. We campaign and lobby on behalf of our members to promote their best interests and ensure our customers receive first class service.


The Taxi Trade Association was formed in the late 1970’s we have information and minutes of meetings dating back to the 1970’s. It has been known by a number of names Sheffield Taxi Plate Joint Committee (STPJC), Taxi Owners Association (TOA) and Sheffield Taxi Owners Association (STOA). On the 16th July 1986 the Sheffield Taxi Trade Association (STTA) was established as we know it today. This Association was open to all Hackney Carriage owners and drivers. The first elected chairperson was Mr R Bahatti. It was formed by taxi owners to act as the voice for the Hackney Carriage trade.

Objectives of the STTA

The STTA is a non profit making organisation, we are completely funded by membership subscriptions, and STTA is not political and is only interested in the well being of our members.
Our objectives are as follows:

  • In keeping with the highest standards of service to the general public, with the purpose that each member may earn a deserved success through their efforts in the trade.
  • To carry out important activities in the common interests of all its members.
  • To protect the interests of the members in relation to matters which solely concern the Taxi Trade as a whole in the city of Sheffield.
  • To make every endeavour to obtain the best possible operating and trading conditions for the members, to cultivate acquaintances, fellowship, co-operation, goodwill and a professional spirit among them.
  • To facilitate research in all functions of the licensed hackney carriage trade in Sheffield.
  • To assist, support and represent its members in every way possible.
  • To facilitate the exchange of ideas methods with external bodies.
  • To encourage the development of new members.
  • To conduct Annual General, Special General and General committee meeting for its members.

How the STTA is organised

The STTA is managed by Management / Executive committee consists of four officers and five committee members. The officer posts are Chairperson, Vice Chairperson, Secretary and Treasure. They have full power insofar as they are consistent with the constitution and rules of organisation.

Honours board








Hafeas Rehman  




Mohammed Arif




Mohammed Barkat Shad 




Ibrar Hussain




F. Mohamed   




Altaf Hanif   




M Hussain  




G Khan    




R. Bhatti    




G. Halley  




Become a member of the STTA:

Why should you join us?

From the 1970’s the STTA has worked for the rights of it members and the Taxi trade.

The service we offer:

  • Representation
  • Advice
  • Counselling
  • Information and Training

Membership Form

Attach a copy of the membership form need to add return address with payment details and a reminder not to send cash, only send cheque if posting. The form can also be handed into one of the management committee members.

What our members say:

STTA Membership is more than just an information source. Members are making a difference by getting involved and sharing their experiences.

Member A concludes, "I would say membership is very good value. There is so much to gain. No matter how much you think you might be self-sufficient and coping with it all, membership could give you a wealth of information, help and support"

Member B has been an active member within committee throughout his working life, and has made the most of the opportunity to speak up for others. “I have faced politicians and councillors. It was a challenge at first, but I enjoyed it. I found being a member of the committee very interesting.”

Member C feels that being an STTA Member also enables him to make a difference. He explains, “I think people should all have the opportunity to have their say in STTA. It is not enough for Management committee have their say, as a member my views are be listened to.”

Whatever the views or interests of members, what unites STTA Members is they want to be in the know and make a difference. It’s up to individuals how involved they want to be. You can only get involved if you join and it does not matter how loud you shout from the outside of the STTA we are here only to represent the views and interests of the members.