Guild Member: Skills Coaches

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Established in Nottinghamshire in 1919, Skills has a long history of excellence and has always prided itself in delivering world class coach holidays and private hire throughout the UK and Continental Europe. The firm’s operation has now spread throughout Derbyshire, Leicestershire and South Yorkshire and includes service runs, corporate contracts, day trips, luxury tours, short breaks, group travel and event support.

To hire a coach, please visit our hire page. To book a holiday, please visit our holidays page our holidays page.

Company overview

Originally established in 1919 by Arthur Skill, Skills remains a family-owned, local company, with fantastic connections to the local community. Today Skills is managed by Arthur’s grandsons, Nigel Skill (Managing Director) and Simon Skill (Financial Director), as well Peter Hallam (Operations Director) who has worked alongside three generations of the Skills family in his career at the company.

Skills now operates a fleet of well over 50 modern touring coaches and continues to maintain its profile as a market leader in the industry. The company also operates its very own driver training school and has 4 dedicated travel shops in Nottingham, Derby, Loughborough and Beeston.

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Skills location and area covered


Skills operates from a purpose-built 3 acre site in Nottinghamshire which is located just 1½ miles from junction 26 of the M1 which means all areas of the UK are within easy reach. View Skills Coaches location on Google Maps.

Coaches and buses for all occasions

Skills’ competitive prices and variety of vehicles mean that they can provide transport and travel for all needs or occasions. Their modern fleet ranges from 16-seat mini-buses, to 61-seat executive coaches with full-on board facilities, toilet, hot and cold drinks, televisions, air conditioning and reclining seats. They also have a selection of 84-102 seater double-deckers with seat belts.

To get advice on your hire needs please call a member of our professional and experienced team on a 0115 9777 426.

For our dedicated Group Travel experts, please call 0115 9777 416.

Coach exploration across the UK & Europe

Skills’ operates a large selection of hand-tailored coach trips for all ages across three brands:

  • CoachStyle is the company’s value brand and offers fantastic destinations and short breaks and incredible prices.
  • Skills Holidays offers stylish coach travel to fantastic and exciting destinations across the UK and Europe ranging from Ladies Day at Ascot to Croatia, Porec and the Istrian Peninsula.
  • Laver Holidays offers luxury traditional coach travel to everyone’s favourite destinations across the UK and each trip includes Door-to-Door travel, meaning all holidays start and end on the front door step.

Skills Holidays also include a full range of day trips and London theatre breaks every month.

For more information about any of Skills’ tours please visit or call 0115 9770 080.

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Our team of fully qualified PCV fitters maintain our own fleet and undertake work for third parties in our purpose built workshops and state of the art paint shop. Please call directly for more information on 0115 9777 423.

Full list of services

  • Coach & Bus Hire
  • Coach Excursions & Holidays
  • Cruise and Coach Transfers
  • Travel Agency
  • Group Organised Travel
  • Corporate Hire & Event Transportation
  • Contracts & Rail Replacement Travel
  • Park & Ride Facilities
  • Engineering Garage Workshop & Paint Shop On Site
  • Driver Training Academy

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A Skills Coach

Skills Group,
Belgrave Road,
NG6 8LY England

Telephone: +44 (0) 115 9770080

Fax: +44 (0) 115 9777439

Private Hire:

Skills specials:

  • Accommodation booking service
  • Executive coaches
  • People carriers
  • Seat belts
  • Tour guides
  • Air conditioned coaches
  • DVD or video players
  • Food preparation/serving on board
  • High capacity school coaches
  • Toilets
  • Wheelchair access coaches
  • School parties

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