On the evening of 5th October we attended the RouteONE Operator Excellence Awards Dinner at the National Motorcycle Museum in Birmingham. We were one of seven finalists in the Medium Coach Operator of the Year (11 to 30 vehicles)
The event was Co-hosted by RouteONE editor Mike Morgan and BBC presenter Garry Richardson with Olympic Decathlete Dean Macey and Comedian Marcus Brigstoke, who described the event as the 'Bus & Coach equivalent of the Oscars' providing the entertainment. The dinner was attended by 650 guests from across the Bus and Coach industry.
Although we didn't win our catagory we are still extremely proud to be considered one of the top 7 operators of our size in the UK. This is what the judges said about the finalists
"There is real quality among these seven superb finalists, confirming yet again that the coach industry really is capable of delivering excellence. Without exception, any one of the seven would make a very worthy winner"
What more is there to say except many congratulations to the winners 'Pulham & Sons' from Bourton-on-the-Water. Click above for an edited version of the evenings programme.
15th September 2011
On Saturday 10th September we held a 20th anniversary party at the Maitlandfield House Hotel in Haddington which was attended by around 120 customers, suppliers, employees, frinds and family.
It was fantastic to be able to celebrate with so many friends, we would not be in the position we are today had it not been for the support and loyalty of our customers and the local community.
Shown above is the fantastic cake we had specially made replicating our latest 51 seat coach. It was cut on the night by 3 generations of our family team.
8th September 2011
Yesterday we issued the following press release to Local,national and online media regarding our reaching the final of this years RouteONE Operator Excellence Awards.
We had a great day at Haddington Show today, thank to everyone who said hello and who came to speak to us. Fantastic weather and showed what East Lothian has to offer
29th June 2011
We were absolutely delighted to receive a letter this morning from the Editor of Route One magazine, our leading trade publication, to tell us that after considering all nominee's initial submissions that we are one of 7 finalists in the "Medium Coach Operator of the Year - (11-30 Vehicles)" catagory at this years
Route One Operators Excellence Awards which will be held on 5th October at the National Motorcycle Museum in Birmingham
We are obviously extremely proud to be considered as one of the top operators in the UK in what is the most contested catagory at the awards each year. We now have almost a month to prepare a more detailed submission for the judges before a visit from at least one of the judging panel in late August.
2nd June 2011
We are pleased to announce that from the start of this month we are sponsoring "School Bell" on East Coast FM weekdays between 6pm & 8pm.
To listen to our jingle press play below