After two decades of serving Northampton and the surrounding areas, Collingtree Coaches has ceased trading.
According to the Northampton Chronicle, BRI Business Recovery and Insolvency – also of Northampton – has been appointed to oversee the formal closure of the business, resulting in 10 workers being made redundant.
The newspaper article quoted the operator as saying that it “had no choice but to stop trading due to tough market conditions” on Thursday 31 October.
Fortunately for its customers, Collingtree was able to arrange alternative transport for those using its school transport services, which began again on Monday 4 November. BRI has reached out to the 60 individuals who had booked trips with the company and paid for them, making them aware of the news and discussing the refund process.
Established in 1998 by Grant Stevenson, who worked alongside his brother Andrew from 2003, the family-run coach firm offered private hire services, school contracts, airport transfers, tours and day excursions.
“We strive to provide family principles to our customers and in doing this we are polite and committed to providing high quality and excellent customer service and care at all times,” the company said on its website.
Nearby operator Footsteps Tours responded to the news by offering a 10% discount on all day trips to those who could prove they’d booked an excursion with Collingtree.