For 17 years BusyBus has been taking passengers on sightseeing tours from Liverpool, Chester and Manchester to the Lake District, North Wales and Yorkshire and was one of the first wave of casualties to feel the recent burn of Coronaviras COVID-19. But rather than lying down and accepting the defeat, Directors Peter Rosenfeld and Vera De Ruiter rose to the challenge and looked for new uses for their fleet of minibuses and driver guides.
As news broke last week of the true likely impact along with the Government’s instruction to work from home it was clear that the country’s basic infrastructure would still need fueling with a workforce.
Within a few days, BusyBus had researched health portals, ‘tooled up,’ designed and distributed promotional material and created a BusyBus offer that enables safe, disinfected, isolated transport with a fully trained driver working to a documented and audited procedure to plug this risk and minimise contamination. Peter Rosenfeld, Managing Director, BusyBus, said: “This is an unprecedented time. In 30 years of owning businesses, I have never seen anything like it. It is not a time for surrender though. It is a time for realisation and acceptance that these are really bad times and to unconditionally give back in supporting this great country as it did for us through the good times.”
Not only is BusyBus providing its entire fleet and workforce resource it is also match funding the initiative. Peter went on to say: “We are not seeking a new revenue stream and do not intend to make any form of profit. We simply want to support the community, critical workers and our own workforce by keeping our fleet’s wheels turning and paying the bills.”