Turners Coachways changes ownership

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Long-standing coach operator Turners Coachways changed ownership last week.

Turners Coachways
Turners Coachways’ silver and blue livery is a familiar sight in the South West and beyond. RICHARD SHARMAN

The Bristol-based operator, which has an operating licence for 50 vehicles, was formed in 1966 by the Turner family. Ray initially started the operation, with his son Anthony (known as Tony) later taking over and carrying on the business.

Sadly, Tony’s health has deteriorated in recent years. On Tuesday 25 June, Tony left the business. Former Director of ComfortDelGro-owned NAT Group, Kevyn Jones, took over as Director from the same date that Tony left.

The company is a member of CPT (Confederation of Passenger Transport), and its website lists it regular customers as Clifton College, Colston’s School, Dings Crusaders, PS Travel and the University of Bristol.

It also assists megabus.com on duplication and special event services.

In recent years vehicle purchases have been focused on the Mercedes-Benz Tourismo and the Irizar i6.

A tweet from @TurnersCoaches on 27 June said: “We’re really pleased to announce that Turners Coachways is now under new ownership. More details to follow soon. Watch this space!”


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