Maretts Chariots of Cromer has acquired Bluebird Travel in North Walsham, North Norfolk.
Maretts, run by Anthony Marett, is well known for its www.donttravelempty.com set up by Anthony to allow operators to maximise profits by minimising the amount of ‘dead’ mileage through linking all operators together via a jobs database.
Marrets has taken on four staff as a result and three coaches from Bluebird. These include an Optare Solera and two MAN-powered Van Hool coaches which join Marrett’s fleet, in addition to Bluebird’s workshops at North Walsham to form a combined operation.
A licence for 16 vehicles has been applied for and CBW understands the expanded business will trade as Marretts/Bluebird at the outset.
It is reportedly Anthony’s aim to increase the joint turnover from the two businesses – currently about £750,000 – to £1m – without increasing the size of the fleet.