Johnsons of Henley in Arden is now the official new owner of Whittles Coaches of Kidderminster.
Johnsons acquired the historic Whittles Coach brand from Yorkshire-based EYMS Group, who have owned the company for over 10 years.
The new ownership changed over at midnight on Sunday, January 11 and the company is now very much open for business for coach hire, day excursions and coach holidays. Whittles will continue to operate from the Kidderminster site at Foley Park and the branding of the company will not change.
The new Whittles Holiday and Day Excursions brochures are due out mid-February.
Peter Johnson, Director of Johnsons, commented: “Established for over 86 years in 2015, the Whittles name has long stood for top quality coach travel with friendly service and we are determined for this to continue, under the new ownership of Johnsons Coach Travel.
“We are also delighted to announce that we have secured the services of 16 of their staff, including Dee, Sue and Kerry in the Sales Office, three of the workshop staff and all 10 of the full time tours driving team. Whittles’ customers will continue to see their friendly faces the next time they book and travel.”