A POPULAR Helston-based taxi service has announced it is looking for a buyer after announcing the last shifts of two of its drivers.

Award-winning taxi service, Dan Dan the Taximan, owned by Dan and Emma Lomas, has announced that it is currently on the hunt for someone who may want to buy the company after announcing Dan and Emma will be completing their last shifts on December 13. 

Announcing the news in a statement posted on its social media account, Dan Dan The Taximan thanked those who had used the service and helped support it over the years, as well as informed people that it was currently working behind the scenes to secure potential buyers. 

In its statement, Dan Dan the Taximan said: "We are sorry to inform everyone that December 13 will be Dan and Emma's last day in the taxis.

"This is due to circumstances beyond our control. This year marks almost six years of Dan Dan The Taximan and we wish that to continue even if we're not involved.

"We are working hard in the background with prospective buyers who are interested to ensure there is no interruption to service moving forward.

"We would like to take this time to thank everyone who has used us over the years and I stuck by us you are the reason we've been able to keep going for so long.

"You're also the reason that we are award-winning 5 times over and rated three of the best taxi services in Cornwall five years running.

"We're going to miss you all but hope to say goodbye and see you all this week before we go

"Thanks again and see you all soon"

Having become a popular service in and around the town over the six years it has been in operation, the news has been met with an outpouring of support on social media. 

Commenting on the statement, Joyce Neale said: "Oh no, you guys will be missed, good luck for the future."

Linda Hunt also commented saying: "Sorry to hear this. Thanks for your wonderful service. Very best wishes for the future."

Gerry Lee commented: "Thanks for all your help over the past years. Very sorry to see you go."

Kyle Smith further added: "Ohhh man! You guys had an amazing run! Good luck with your next venture though I'm sure you will ace it like you did with this taxi company."