Galloway Coach Travel ownership changes

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Galloway Volvo 9700
A Galloway Volvo 9700 crossing Waterloo Bridge in August 2018. MIKE SHEATHER

Shareholding in Appleblossom Holdings, holding company for Galloway European Coachlines and Galloway Coach Travel of Mendlesham, Suffolk has changed with effect from 1 January 2019.

Industry entrepreneur, Bill Hiron, together with Gary Raven of Barrons Chartered Accountants have taken a 75% shareholding in the business, alongside David Cattermole the long-standing Managing Director who retains the remaining equity.

Although Bill Hiron is a Director of Stephensons of Essex, the company has no interests in the new acquisition and this is a personal investment.

Galloway runs a large fleet of coaches across the UK and Europe. Local bus services and National Express contracts are also operated.