31/01/2013 - Award winning Grey’s of Ely joins the Guild of British Coach Operators

The Guild of British Coach Operators is proud to announce that Grey’s of Ely have been accepted into membership. Guild Chairman Ian Fraser said: “We are absolutely delighted to welcome into the Guild an award-winning operator with such a reputation for q

Greys joining Grey's of Ely, a family-run business based in Witchford, Cambridgeshire, has enjoyed some recent success in local business and industry awards.  In April 2012, Richard Grey was named Coach Driver of the Year at the UK Coach Rally held at the East of England Showground in Peterborough.  Later in November he received the award for Coach Manger of the Year at the annual routeOne Operator Excellence awards.


Richard Grey said of joining the Guild, "2012 was a great year for Grey's and to join the Guild of British Coach Operators is truly the crowning achievement, we look forward to working with the Guild members to raise our standards and profile even further in 2013."


In welcoming Grey's, 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 Richard Grey 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.  Grey's will shortly start delivering Guild courses to their drivers, adding to the more than 3,000 training days Guild companies have already provided for their staff. 


Guild membership currently comprises 23 of the most respected operators across the UK.  For more information, visit the newly revamped website at www.coach-tours.co.uk.



Picture:  Richard Grey, left, receives his audit "Certificate of Excellence" from Guild Chairman Ian Fraser of The Kings Ferry.

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