About the Managing Director of Premier Carriage

Didier DiMario
Didier DiMario

Previous to meeting Michael the Founder of Premier Carriage, I worked in the hospitality industry and started my career in country style Restaurants in France before starting a Hospitality Management Course. In 1999, I received my diploma with mention and immediately headed down to Paris, the French Capital.

Following a couple of years working in a luxury hotel in Paris and learnt to deal with clients coming from all corners of the world I decided to move to England. My short trip to England became one of the biggest challenges of my life and one of the most rewarding.

There I learnt to be fluent in English and embraced and fell in love with British culture.

I worked at one of the highest rated British country style hotels, Rhinefield House in the New Forest. I then went on to work for the FJB Hotels Group in Sandbanks, Dorset. During that time, I met Sebastien, a Multi-Award Winning Wedding Planner who taught me his skills in wedding planning from the first meeting with the happy couple up to their Big Day itself. With my attention for detail, interaction and customer service skills I moved up the ranks from Hotel Management to FJB Hotels Group Manager.

Rhinefield Hotel front view
My story at Premier Carriage Wedding Cars

In 2009, I met Michael, the founder of Premier Carriage and started to get involved with the business. I first helped him with Office Work and with his Social Media. Michael then taught me how to become a wedding chauffeur. We would go out with his Rolls-Royce and in my chauffeur’s uniform I would chauffeur him around while he taught me the etiquette. I soon learnt that a chauffeur was much more than a driver, to your passengers you were a friend, a confidante, you only spoke when spoken to, what you overheard you never repeated, and always have a plan for the unexpected. So much to learn and so grateful for the expert tuition.

Following Michael’s retirement in 2016 I was ready to take over the business and to this day continue with the same high quality of service as set by Michael.

In my spare time I teach young children and adults Judo and I currently hold a Black Belt in the sport. Being quite an adventurous type I have recently jumped out of a moving aircraft by way of a skydive and am pleased to say am still alive to tell the tale but by doing so raised a considerable sum of money for the charity ‘MIND’. With two beautiful Labradors to entertain, [shown in photos on this website], they ensure I get plenty of ‘Walkies’ which also helps keeps me fit.

A Little bit more about our History and Timeline here.