On January 17th a large coach broker, Momentum Coach Hire, collapsed without warning leaving a large number of people out of pocket, only to start up almost immediately with a replacement company, trading for all intents and purposes as if nothing untoward had occurred.
Coach brokers hire from a list of operators who give them the cheapest price which does not necessarily mean that the client receives the best deal. Whilst many of these coach operators are both reputable and reliable, the hirer often does not know their identity until the coach arrives on the day.
Hiring from a long established local company is one way to ensure peace of mind. You have probably seen the coaches on the road or you may have used them before or know someone who has.
The primary concerns of safety, reliability and comfort are especially important when hiring a coach for a school visit.
Here at Cruisers, if you do not already know us, we will answer any of your questions, and provide our insurance and operator licence details on request should you have to complete a risk assessment. You are welcome to come to our depot, see the coaches, our in house maintenance facilities, and meet the team, so that you know that the children in your care are in our care.