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”