National Express Clarkes of London Stewarts Coaches The Kings FerryWe are pleased to announce that National Express has completed the purchase of Stewarts Coach Group Limited – an award winning independent coach business with bases in Reading and Leicester.

Stewarts provides corporate travel and private hire services, and operates an established coach day tour and holiday programme in its Leicester based Woods business. Both have a number of major corporate clients in the Thames Valley and Leicester areas and work with a number of Premiership and Championship football clubs. It is a fantastic company with an excellent record of delivering high quality services and is a welcome addition to our business.

In order to ensure a smooth transition to new ownership, the existing Managing Director, Andy Cotton will be staying with the business for a minimum of two years to help make sure we retain the customers and talent that makes this business a success and to drive new business growth opportunities. The businesses will report into Ian Fraser, Managing Director of The Kings Ferry Group.

Stewarts is a high quality operation, with exceptional customers and people. We have no plans to change what has made it a success.

The acquisition helps us strengthen our position in the important corporate travel market, building on The Kings Ferry and Clarkes of London’s strengths in this area. We look forward to maximising the opportunities that this addition to our business offers.

I am sure you will join Ian and myself in welcoming Stewarts to the National Express family.

Picture: Linny Smalley-Ward (General Manager Stewarts Coaches) and Ian Fraser (Managing Director The Kings Ferry Group)

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