Ferry catches Wood­ley coach

The Wokingham Paper - - BUSINESS -

A WOOD­LEY busi­ness has been taken over by a na­tional firm.

Ste­warts Coach Group is now part of The Kings Ferry Group, a sub­sidiary of the Na­tional Ex­press coach com­pany.

In a state­ment, the com­pany said that it cre­ated a “fan­tas­tic op­por­tu­nity” and would al­low Ste­warts to build on the suc­cess­ful busi­ness.

Andy Cot­ton will re­main as the man­ag­ing direc­tor to en­sure a smooth tran­si­tion into the new own­er­ship.

He said: “This truly puts Ste­warts and [sis­ter com­pany] Woods Coaches into an en­vi­able po­si­tion be­ing part of a multi-bil­lion In­ter­na­tional com­pany which has safety at its ab­so­lute core. Thank you to ev­ery­one in­volved for your pro­fes­sion­al­ism and loy­alty, the fu­ture is now sig­nif­i­cantly brighter for all as­so­ci­ated within the Ste­warts busi­nesses.”

And The Kings Ferry was look­ing for­ward to work­ing with Ste­warts, which has pro­vided coaches for the BBC TV show The Ap­pren­tice.

Ian Fraser, man­ag­ing direc­tor of The Kings Ferry said: “Ste­warts is a high-qual­ity op­er­a­tion with ex­cep­tional cus­tomers and peo­ple. We have no plans to change what has made it a suc­cess, they re­ally are a wel­come ad­di­tion to the Kings Ferry Group."

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