Tees coach firm doubles after acquisition

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A Teesside-based coach company has more than doubled its workforce and increased its offering following an acquisition deal.

Delta Coaches, based in Eaglescliffe, Stockton, has confirmed the acquisition of Middlesbrough firm GL Coaches, safeguarding 15 jobs and securing inward investment in the region for work across the UK and Europe.

Now including accessible vehicles suitable for passengers with mobility issues, as well a wider range of vehicle sizes, the fleet of 20 coaches is able to provide a stronger, and more broad service to customers in what is a niche market in executive travel.

Within two weeks of the acquisition, Delta Coaches has secured a new account, which will see the firm’s increased fleet of accessible vehicles put to use.

Managing director Gary Walton said: “Having seen an increase in the number of passengers of all ages requiring adapted vehicles, it’s great to be able to provide these services from Teesside to customers nationally and internationally.

“We’re pleased to be developing our portfolio of clients and opportunities for the area with an increased range of transport options – all while maintaining the executive standard our customers have come to rely on.”

Delta Coaches is now looking to increase its workforce further by immediately recruiting four members of staff, as well as training and recruiting further team members for seasonal roles from April.

Thornaby-based Anderson Barrowcliff, a firm of chartered accountants and business advisors, managed the acquisition on behalf of Delta.

• Pictured (above): Anderson Barrowcliff partner James Dale with Delta Coaches director Judith Haysmore and managing director Gary Walton.

 

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