18/03/2013 - Selwyns Travel acquired by RATP Dev
RATP Dev UK is pleased to announce the acquisition of Selwyns Travel. The acquisition complements RATP Dev’s existing footprint of bus operations in London, Bath, Bournemouth and Epsom.
Selwyns Travel, a leading coach operator located in North West England, has depots in Manchester, Runcorn and St Helens. It employs more than 200 staff with an annual turnover of £15m and has grown organically and through acquisition since its inception in 1968. Clients include local authorities and blue chip companies including National Express, Barclays and Emirates.
Running a fleet of 90 vehicles, Selwyns Travel will continue to operate as an independent division of RATP Dev UK under the leadership of its Managing Director Selwyn Jones.
Steve Whiteway, Area Director North for RATP Dev UK, said. "I am delighted we have been able to bring Selwyns into the RATP Dev UK Group, Selwyn and his team have built an excellent business which fits well with our strategy to run high quality public transport services and we look forward to working with them"
Selwyn Jones, managing director at Selwyns, said: "We've had lots of approaches over the years but the time was right to sell and the deal opens up a world of opportunities. Selwyns will operate as we always have, providing a fantastic service to our clients. Being able to tap into the expertise and experience of the team at RATP Dev will give the business a major advantage over the competition moving forward."