Taylors Coach Travel buys Grosvenor Travel

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The acquisition of Grosvenor comes hot on the heels of Taylors' purchase of Axe Vale. A Taylors Scania Irizar i6 coach is seen at Dolgellau coach park on September 3. GARETH EVANS
The acquisition of Grosvenor comes hot on the heels of Taylors’ purchase of Axe Vale. A Taylors Scania Irizar i6 coach is seen at Dolgellau coach park on September 3. GARETH EVANS

Taylors Coach Travel of Yeovil, Somerset has acquired Shaftesbury-based Grosvenor Travel. The move follows the firm’s recent purchase of the assets of Axe Vale Coaches in Biddisham in August.

General Manager Adam Elliott said: “We are very happy to be able to finally announce the completion of the acquisition of these two companies. Although purchased under very different circumstances, we can see a strong future for both operations and it is a real boost to our presence in the South West of England.

“Grosvenor Travel has a great reputation in delivering a high quality service and specialises in the requirements of the local private school market which was a great fit for what we have been striving to achieve in Yeovil. Both Phil and Trish Lever will be on board to assist with the transition into our ownership.”

He added: “Axe Vale Coaches’ assets were purchased by us in August. Despite the best efforts those concerned the company entered receivership. We were saddened to see a local well respected coach operator go into these circumstances, so worked closely with Colin Bailey (previous owner of Axe Vale Coaches), to retain all the assets and re-contract many of their loyal staff. Axe Vale Coaches’ vehicles and site has now been re-branded in Taylors Coach Travel corporate livery and will be operating in the Weston Super Mare area.”

Adam concluded: “Any queries form operators who worked with either of these companies are welcomed. Please contact me on [email protected] or 01935 423177.”