Standing out in Stanningley

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Jonathan Welch speaks to J&B Travel to find out more about a company which has been vocal about the industry’s plight during the turbulent year of the coronavirus pandemic

J&B Travel is a name that will be familiar to many in the industry now, even if it wasn’t already. Since the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic, J&B has been one of the more vocal operators, appearing on TV, radio and in local and national media to help raise awareness of what was going on in the early, dark days of the crisis. So it was with pleasure that CBW was able to pay a visit and speak to those behind the name, to find out what has been going on behind the scenes and hear the operator’s view of how the ‘coach crisis’ has been handled.

Before we start looking at the ‘now’ though, let’s have a look at where the company’s routes lay. I spoke to Managing Director Paul Lynn to find out more. “J&B was started by my dad and late mum. They ran the Ringway pub, which had a 150-member social section. They were big on rugby league, and purchased a Bedford Viceroy from Broadbents at Stamford Bridge for taking supporters to matches. That was back in 1985. They got requests for hires through word of mouth.


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