Go-Ahead Group aquires Anglian Buses

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Anglian Bus operates routes into Norwich, pictured here in May 2011
Anglian Bus operates routes into Norwich, pictured here in May 2011

The Go-Ahead Group has announced the acquisition of Anglian Buses which strengthens its position in the East of England, joining its existing businesses konectbus and Hedingham Omnibuses.

Anglian Buses has two depots, in Beccles and Rackheath, and 133 staff including 100 bus drivers. It operates a mix of commercial routes and school and local bus contracts.

The company, based in Beccles, Suffolk operates 71 buses on services from the Suffolk coast to, from and within Norwich, as well as in Yarmouth, Lowestoft and on the Suffolk coastal strip down to Ipswich.

The business was established in 1981 by David and Christine Pursey, both of whom will now retire. Andrew Pursey is staying with the business and become Managing Director. The company name and brand will remain in place.

David Brown, Group Chief Executive of Go-Ahead, said: “Anglian Buses fits well with our strategy of acquiring wellmanaged businesses which have the potential for growth and further development. We look forward to building on the success already achieved by the Pursey family and the Anglian Bus team.”