RATP acquires Selwyns Travel

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A Selwyns Runcorn Plaxton Cheetah
A Selwyns Runcorn Plaxton Cheetah

RATP Dev UK has purchased Selwyns Travel, which has more than 200 staff across depots in Manchester, Runcorn and St Helens, for an undisclosed sum. The Runcorn-based firm will continue to operate as an independent division of RATP Dev UK under its Managing Director Selwyn Jones.

Selwyns, which has a turnover of £15m, was founded in 1968 and operates a fleet of 90 vehicles with clients including local authorities, National Express, Barclays and Emirates.

Selwyn Jones said: “We’ve had lots of approaches over the years but the time was right to sell and the deal opens up a world of opportunities. Selwyns will operate as we always have, providing a fantastic service to our clients. Being able to tap into the expertise and experience of the team at RATP Dev will give the business a major advantage over the competition.”

Steve Whiteway, Area Director North for RATP Dev UK, said: “Selwyn and his team have built an excellent business which fits well with our strategy to run highquality public transport services and we look forward to working with them”