Russell set up Russell Pickup Private Hire in 2017 after developing particularly personable customer skills learnt in over 30 years of the retail motor trade.

Russell runs all day to day aspects of the business, including taking reservations, driving, taxing and transferring  customers and supplying guests with all their needs. He is also in charge of business development including website updates, creating new marketing material and contacts within the surrounding West Sussex area.

Away from the business Russell enjoys much the same as he does in the business, meeting people and socialising.

Russell moved to Steyning in 1989 and has since been heavily involved in the local community. Russell spent his early years in Steyning as a chairman and player of Steyning Badminton Club as well as managing junior teams of Steyning Strikers and involved in fund raising for the primary school.

Russell is a family man, these days you will find him helping out his wife at the Steyning pre-school where she is the owner or taxi-ing Marion and her fellow Steyning bell ringers around the country to partake in ringing at other bell towers. Russell will also spend time out on the golf course with his two sons Sean and Ollie and strolling the Sussex downs with the pet of the family, Jasper the Jack Russell.