13/01/2015 - Johnsons Official Owners of Whittles

Acquisition completed

Johnsons Coach & Bus Travel of Henley-in-Arden have officially now taken over as the owners of Whittles Coaches of Kidderminster. Johnsons acquired the historic Whittles Coach brand from Yorkshire based EYMS Group who have owned the company for over 10 years.

The new ownership changed over at midnight on Sunday 11 January 2015 and the company is now very much open for business for coach hire, day excursions and coach holidays. Whittles will continue to operate from the Kidderminster site at Foley Park and the branding of the company will not change.

The NEW Whittles Holiday and Day Excursions brochures are due out mid-February, but in the meantime, there are some great value day excursions to enjoy between January and March - all departing from 10 local boarding points in Stourbridge, Kidderminster, Bewdley and Stourport.

Peter Johnson, Director of Johnsons commented: "Established for over 86 years in 2015, the Whittles name has long stood for top quality coach travel with friendly service and we are determined for this to continue, under the new ownership of Johnsons Coach Travel. We are also delighted to announce that we have secured the services of 16 of their staff, including Dee, Sue and Kerry in the Sales Office; three of the workshop staff; and all 10 of the full time tours driver team. So you'll continue to see their friendly faces the next time you book and travel with Whittles".

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Johnsons Coach Travel has been established for over 105 years and is an award winning, friendly, family business specializing in top quality escorted door to door holidays plus day excursions, coach hire and tailor-made tours for groups. The company is based in Henley-in-Arden and are members of the Guild of British Coach Operators and are Coach Marque accredited; the only universally recognised kite mark of quality in the UK coach industry.  

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