Cornwall-based Roselyn Coaches has been inducted into the Guild of British Coach Operators.
Formed in 1985, the Guild represents over 20 of the UK’s top coach companies. Membership is only open to operators who can demonstrate the highest standards in their operations.
Michael Heppell, Human Resources Manager at Roselyn Coaches, told CBW: “We are very proud to have been accepted as their criteria is quite strict. We were surprised though, that we didn’t have to change too much, as we had a lot of their required procedures already in place. We pride ourselves on our standards, and this we feel emphasises our commitment to being the best.”
In a separate development, the company opened the doors to its Par depot on Sunday May 6 for the firm’s second Open Day, where approximately 20 visiting classic vehicles including two Bedford OBs, an SB, a Leyland RT, some AECs and even a fully crewed local fire engine were in attendance. Mr Heppell said the event was “fantastic”. “We had loads of people come and visit us for rides in our open topper and other visiting vehicles and there were stalls for models and food, and transport artist Paul Atchinson delivered a commissioned painting for Managing Director Jonathan Ede of his 1969 Bedford Val. A local ‘air’ band the Westernairs played throughout the day. All the rides were free, although we had collection buckets for people to donate if they wished and all the proceeds went to a local charity, the Mt Edgcumbe Hospice.”