16/12/2014 - Johnsons Acquires Whittles

Johnsons Coach & Bus Travel of Henley-in-Arden have reached an agreement with EYMS Group to acquire Whittle Coach & Bus’s coaching division.

The agreement secures the employment of relevant office, maintenance and driving employees and Johnsons will continue to operate the company from the Kidderminster site at Foley Park.

Mr Peter Shipp, owner of Yorkshire based EYMS Group is delighted to have completed this sale speedily to protect the current loyal and committed workforce.

John Johnson, Commercial Director of Johnsons Coach Travel said: "We are pleased to see the joining of two well-known, long established coach travel families and look to welcoming the Whittles team and their customers to the Johnsons brand. We look forward to continuing the Whittles brand for coach hire, holidays and day excursions".

Notes:

Johnsons Coach & Bus Travel are a family run company based in Henley-in-Arden and employ over 250 people. Established for over 100 years, Johnsons specialise in providing coach holidays, group tours, private coach hire and local bus services.

Whittles Coach & Bus was founded in 1926 and bought by EYMS in 2004.  

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