Yelloway Motor Services of Oldham has acquired B&S Coaches, based in Todmorden.
The take over has allowed cofounder Margaret Boulton to retire after over 50 years in the business.
Margaret’s son Steven, a driver for B&S, has transferred to Yelloway along with two coaches, which will be sold and replaced by Yellowaybranded coaches.
Mark Brook of Yelloway is a family friend of the Boultons and has supported their company throughout the years.
Margaret said: “I have happy memories and have made many friends along the way and I’m sure the customers will treat Mark well.
“It will be a shock to the system not being involved within the coach industry.
“I’m delighted my son Steven will drive for Mark at Yelloway, so I will not lose touch completely.”
Mark Brook said: “I wish Margaret well in her well-earned retirement and welcome Steven. We are sure Steven will be a great asset to the company, not only overseeing the smooth transition from B&S to Yelloway but also assisting with the Yelloway expansion.”
The take over was finalised on February 1, and telephone enquiries are now being diverted to Yelloway’s number.