11/03/2014 - Alpine Travel joins the Guild of British Coach Operators
Expanding our coverage into Wales
The Guild of British Coach Operators is proud to announce that Alpine Travel of North Wales have been accepted into membership. Guild Chairman John Johnson said: "We are absolutely delighted to welcome into the Guild such a well respected operator with a reputation for quality. This expands our portfolio of Quality Assured companies who can offer the best in coach travel".
Alpine Travel is a successful family business with four operating bases across North Wales, which has developed over time into a leading coach hire company. With a distinctive Welsh dragon based livery, its coaches are a familiar sight across Great Britain and Europe. Managing Director Chris Owens is also the current President of CPT, the bus and coach industry's trade body.
Chris Owens said, "I am delighted to have met the demanding standards required to join the Guild of British Coach Operators, this is a tremendous endorsement of the quality of our business and of the excellent staff at Alpine. We are also proud to be the only Welsh operator currently in the Guild. I look forward to working with my fellow Guild members to raise our standards and profile even further in 2014."
In welcoming Alpine, Ian Luckett, the Guild's Treasurer, spoke of the benefits of Guild membership, saying "The Guild provides an excellent forum for owners to meet to share best practice and to help benchmark their operations against some of the best operators in the coach industry. I look forward to Chris Owens and Alpine playing an active role in the Guild".
The Guild was established in 1985 to promote and market the services of its members, all of whom commit to meeting the highest quality standards, assured by regular independent audits. Prospective members have to achieve a 100% pass before being accepted into the Guild. The Guild is also registered as a Driver CPC training centre, giving members access to a suite of courses specifically designed for the coach industry.
Guild membership currently comprises 23 of the most respected operators across the UK.