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Roberts Travel Group
One of Roberts’ Neoplan Tourliner coaches by the holiday travel shop. Roberts believe in the personal touch, as can be seen here with travel shop staff waving at customers departing on holiday. ROBERTS

Nestled in the green fields of Leicestershire’s countryside is the home of one of the county’s largest coach operators, Roberts Travel Group. Richard Sharman speaks to the man at the helm

The high-profile operations of Roberts Travel Group are based on the edge of the Leicestershire village of Hugglescote. Surrounded by fields, the purpose-built 6.5 acre depot is one that many operators would aspire to replicate, with high-tech offices, a workshop, paint shop, bus wash and a travel centre with departure lounge all part of the modern face of the company.

A number of acquisitions over the last decade have seen the company become one of the major players in the counties of Leicestershire and Derbyshire, with 150 employees. The 24-year old firm has built a loyal customer base which views its UK and European tours and holidays as the best quality in the area and happily return many times a year.

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