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Testimonials

Restoration Provision Ministries International

Hello Georgia,

I trust you are well. Yes, we were extremely happy with the service, coach and the driver.

There was a slight issue with the departure time but it got resolved.

On behalf of the Church, I will like to say thank you and we will use your service anytime we have to travel and also recommend you to our friends and family.

Please do extend my regards to Catherine for stepping in to resolve the problem and a big thank you to the driver "Billy".

I can say with no hesitation that coach direct, you are the best in the business .

Kind regards,

Sam

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Balfour Beatty

We have recently had the pleasure to use the services provided by Coach Direct, for the last 3 weeks we have been supported by your driver Ben…  he has been extremely courteous and polite on all occasions, and very pleasant towards our high profile guest.

He always arrived promptly, looking smart, and was very accommodating of our needs

We would like to take the opportunity to say Thank You, and would be grateful if you could please pass on our thanks on our behalf

We look forward to working again with you in the future where possible

 

Regards

Alan

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Preston Hollow Presbyterian Church

We could not have been more pleased with the service provided by Coach Direct. The coaches were meticulously clean and comfortable, and the drivers went above and beyond in every respect. The drivers, Pam and Tony, were courteous, friendly and punctual. By the end of our trip, the choir members hated to part ways with them. They had really become a part of the choir family on the trip. If we were to book another trip at any time, I would request them both.

Every best wish,

Terry Price

Director of Music

Gloucestershire College

I would just like to say that the driver we were given for our 30 June  - 4 July programme was EXCELLENT!!

He was upbeat, friendly, flexible and professional – I think his name was Mervin.

Please pass this on to the company – he was absolutely brilliant.

Many thanks

Ally Jarvis

Wang Dynasty UK Limited

Good afternoon.

I have been very busy today, and could not finish my work until now.

I keep reminding myself must send you an email to say a big thank to you before I left today.

Really appreciate all your precious time and hard work on yesterday's incident.

I can't imagine how worse it could be if without you.

Again truly, thank you very much!

Helen He

Wang Dynasty

Emergency Coach Hire

Dear Catherine

I just wanted to formally thank you for all your help with supplying a coach for our disabled group who left London yesterday.

Due to last minute problems you were contacted by my husband and were able to help us out at extremely short notice and your help, courtesy and efficiency went a long way to soothing a potentially difficult situation.

The fact that you, at a day’s notice, were able to supply a coach that met all our requirements was amazing. And then being able to organise things so that we kept the same coach and driver for the duration of the group’s stay was particularly pleasing. Please also pass on our thanks to Nathan the driver.

Many thanks again for all that you did in an emergency situation to help us out so quickly.

Annette Weinberg

Dorset Music Service

Dorset Music Service contracted Coach Direct Limited to supply 52 coaches to transport almost 3000 passengers from Dorset to the Royal Albert Hall. They provided high quality logistical services in planning for the process to be smooth, safe and efficient. Their service was of the very best quality with every avenue of logistics covered; making the event organisation run like clock work on the day. We have 1500 very happy students that took part in a once in a lifetime opportunity to perform at the Royal Albert Hall who were transported there by a very experienced and professional company.

Please accept our thanks and appreciation.

Nichola Pendlebury
Head of Dorset Music Service

LOCOG athletes vehicles

Dear Coach Direct,

I would like to take this opportunity to say a short personal thank you for providing an excellent 'Games Family' transport service during the Olympic Games.

We successfully coordinated the movement of approximately 1000 buses and coaches during the Olympics and roughly 500 during the Paralympics, with the help and dedication of over 2000 drivers during Olympics and 1000 during the Paralympics.

It was a huge and complex undertaking and I dont think we have ever seen all the transport agencies come together in such a way before; the co-operation and focus were just fantastic. Even though the Games are over, I know that everyone is looking back with massive pride.

The worlds press has been full of praise for LOCOG's delievery of the Games. We could not have achieved such a reliable and timely transport service during this historical event without your support.

On behalf of LOCOG and bus operations
Thank you again

Laura Battisegola

LOCOG

Dear Mr Lapage,

PROVISION OF VEHICLES AND DRIVERS DURING 2012 OLYMPICS

I write to thank you for providing the required number of vehicles and drivers to transport workforce volunteers to and from both Sandown Park and Hyde Park, London to their allocated points on Men’s Road Race Cycle Day (Saturday 28th July) and Women’s Road Race Cycle Day (Sunday 29th July).

On both days over 1,900 volunteer workers, representing the largest single deployment of volunteers during the entire Olympic Games, were successfully carried to their designated points along a route that extended over 20 miles between London and Dorking along roads that were subject to a high level of security provision.

The fact that the deployment was successful on both days reflected the organisation and training that you undertook in advance to ensure that the deployment was achieved without any problems being experienced. I would, therefore, like to express my sincere appreciation of all your efforts in helping to make both Road Cycle Race Days so successful.

Yours sincerely

Mr David Beaman

Australian Defence Force Academy

Dear Catherine,

I wouldn't expect you to remember, but two years ago you performed a couple of minor miracles for my group of travellers, at all hours of the day and night, significantly enhancing the quality of our journey The terrific job you did is the reason I have pushed to have you (specifically) continue to coordinate the land-component of our annual global tours. I'll do my best not to inflict miraculous requirements upon you this year, but if I do, the silver lining is that I'll have a basis to send a another letter confirming the outstanding job you do for your customers.

Warm regards,

R.C. de ROOY, CSC
Lieutenant Colonel, Australia

The Leadership Foundation for Higher Education

Thank you for all your help and patience and for delivering an excellent service for our Pakistan Programme. It was a really efficient and reliable service!

Thanks again and will be in touch in the New Year for the next event which I hope you will be able to help with.

Have a great Christmas

Best wishes

Nicola Longley
International Project Officer, The Leadership Foundation for Higher Education

RNIB

Dear Coach Direct

I would like to thank you for your help with this booking. I would also like to mention how impressed we were with Lee, our driver. He was flexible, approachable and willing to lend a hand where needed. Lee was particularly professional with our elderly blind passengers and helped to guide several of them on and off the coach, which really helped.

Lee's professional approach helped to make our day run smoothly.

Many thanks

Lesley Brinklow
Personal Assistant Chairman & Chief Executive's Office, RNIB

Crown Agents Bank

Dear Coach Direct

Apart from your good pricing, your service is first rate - from your contact with me to the driver's competence and professionalism. All went very well and you'll certainly be my first call next time we need a coach.

One of the scary things for me is that I'm so nervous about contracting with anyone without previous references. My experiences with Coach Direct have been a massive relief in that I took a chance with you and have been so thoroughly satisfied with your service. You certainly stand out in this country!

I wish you an amazing Christmas and a brilliant 2009 ... and a HUGE thank you!

Kind Regards

Philip Bradbury
Senior Training Manager, Crown Agents Bank

Brownies Group

Thank you for arranging our recent coach hire. The whole day was fantastic, and all the Brownies are still talking about it a month later so they must have enjoyed it! I wanted to thank you for such a super service - the coach was right on time, the driver was very helpful, especially as we had someone in a mobility scooter, and he was lovely to all the girls. Please could you thank him (Ronnie) for doing such a great job on the way back - there were problems on the M4 and M25 at the same time but he took alternative routes and even managed to get us back early!

All in all a super day and an excellent service from you. We will definitely be remembering coach direct for any future trips! Thank you.

Fiona
Brownie Pack Organiser

Australian Defence Force Academy

I just wanted to drop you folks at Coach Direct a line to say thanks for the very, very high standard of customer service provided to my group as we visited the UK from 31 October through to 8 November. Your personable drivers, the quality coaches and in particular the exemplary coordination by Catherine Smith were just outstanding.

Many, many thanks

R.C. de ROOY, CSC
Lieutenant Colonel, Australia

Group airport transfers from Austria

I am writing to praise your company and, above all, your employee Catherine Smith.

As you will see from your records Catherine organised a coach for my colleagues to Brighton from London Heathrow airport and back. A number of last minute changes had to be made, and I have lost count of the number of calls and emails I exchanged with Catherine. What really impressed me was that she was always polite and ready to help, no task was too annoying or difficult for her and she was always reliable when it came to making all the various changes.

I am hugely grateful to Catherine for all her hard work and we will certainly continue to use your company in the future thanks to her diligent and highly professional approach.

Very best wishes

Nigel
Austrian Group Co-ordination

Nationwide group visits from Australia

I am writing to let you know about the excellent service that Catherine Smith has given to me. I have been trying to organise 3 separate groups of people for bus transportation around the UK to various locations and with ever changing time schedules. This isn't normally my job so it's been interesting to say the least.

Catherine has done an outstanding job and has assisted me greatly by checking and re-checking all my work and then having everything booked smoothly. Her helpful attitude has made the traumas I have been going through much less drastic.

I shall pass on Catherine's name as a recommendation to anyone here in Australia who needs transport in the UK in the future and shall definitely be using your company again.

Once again, I cannot outline enough how much of a great help she has been to me, as I do believe she has gone above and beyond what would normally be expected of her.

Gordon Burns
Resource Manager, Public Servant

Land Securities

I would like to thank you for organising our coach travel during our recent trip to Glasgow. The staff at your office were very helpful as was the coach driver Geoffrey.

David W Murray
Management surveyor, Land Securities Portfolio Management

Aon Limited

Thank you for arranging the coach transport for last Saturday as all went very smoothly. We will certainly contact you in the future should we require any further transport.

Melanie Dixon
Aon Limited

GPC International

I am writing to thank you for organising the executive bus to take us Cheltenham races. The bus itself was of a high standard very comfortable with good facilities. Our driver was both patient and flexible. I would certainly have no hesitation in recommending Coach Direct To anyone looking for group transport.

Louise Blackmore
GPC International

Michelle Sidwell Academy of Dance

I just wanted to write and thank you regarding the recent bookings we had with yourselves. Needless to say the coach arrived as agreed and our driver for the day Paul Nichols was excellent. He was so approachable, helpful and friendly. We were delighted when Paul was able to take us to London again as everything attached to the coach booking went like clockwork.

Sandra Hipwell
Michelle Sidwell Academy of Dance

Foxfield Primary School, Greenwich

I would like to express my thanks for your organisation in obtaining a bus for us, on time, right place and with a smile. It makes all the difference when trying to organise 70 bodies on a class trip. Well done and many thanks.

Val Forster & Kate Richards
Foxfield Primary School

University of Southern Mississippi

The University of Southern Mississippi's British Studies Program, one of the largest American summer schools in Britain, has been dealing with Coach Direct since 2001. We have found them to be reliable and adaptable to our needs. We appreciate the range of coach and minibus sizes available, which we could not get from a normal coach operator, and the facility to hire coaches in Scotland and the West Country as well from our base in London. Safety and risk assessment are a particular concern with student groups and Coach Directs Code of Safety Practice provides us with the assurances we need with regard to coach travel.

Dr Peter Allen
Principal UK Co-ordinator British Studies Program

Centaur Exhibitions

I found Coach Direct to provide an efficient and friendly service. Your staff were always happy to help and answer my queries. The coach provided was of the high standard they promised and continued the efficient and excellent service. I would happily recommend them to someone else.

Helen Turner
Centaur Exhibitions

Preston Hollow Presbyterian Church

I must tell you that our recent trip could not have gone any better or any smoother. It was a great trip in every aspect. One of the reasons everything went so well was found in the fact that we had an incredible coach driver, John, who really took care of everyone. He went way above the call of duty in making sure people had the best possible experience. The double decker coach worked out perfectly for the size of our group, and it was in great condition. I would commend John and his Cedar Coach with the highest possible marks for outstanding service. Next time we plan a trip overseas, we will not hesitate to contact you and to request John again. I will also intend to give your name and number to anyone I hear of that may be considering a trip. I cannot tell you how much I appreciate all your help in making all our plans work out fabulously.

Terry Price
Director of Music, Preston Hollow Presbyterian Church, Dallas Texas

International Quest

As the summer season for International Quest's students has almost ended, Joanne and I would like to thank you for your assistance during this time. We have both very much appreciated your patience and kindness when assisting us to make our bookings, including the numerous changes. We have also appreciated the hard work and resilience of your drivers, who have coped extremely well under a barrage of demands.

Thank you again for you efforts and we look forward to dealing again with you next year.

Maureen Buckmaster and Joanne Lewis

Ravensbourne College of Design and Communication

To advise you that all the staff and students at Ravensbourne College who went on the Kew and Dungeness trips on October 31st and November 2nd wish to thank Coach Direct for the great service provided. It was mentioned in the Foundation Course Staff meeting and I thought you would appreciate the thanks.

James Norman
Production Coordinator for MA and Foundation Diploma Courses

Eagle Rock Entertainment

I hear a good night was indeed had by all in Brighton (I went to the concert the following night in London) and Darren has been singing the praises of you guys! We'll definitely give you a shout next time when we need a coach and will certainly let others know what a great job you did if they need one too.

Maureen Buckmaster and Joanne Lewis

NATO - United Kingdom

The purpose of this letter is to express our thanks and appreciation for the exceptional levels of professionalism shown by your Company and in particular by two of your drivers: Omar and Mick.

One of your coaches driven by Omar was used to transport high-ranking officers from overseas from the Barn Hotel at Ruislip to a dinner at Northwood and return on Monday 14th November. A second coach, driven by Mick, was used today - again to transport esteemed dignitaries from overseas from the Barn Hotel, via the NATO Headquarters to London Heathrow.

Both your drivers, in addition to displaying excellent driving skills, also showed extreme professionalism throughout their shifts. I had the privilege of working in close liaison with them as the coach escort and Protocol Assistant. They were a credit to themselves, your Company and indeed the United Kingdom.

Barrie Webster
Protocol Assistant, NATO United Kingdom

Private group travel to Challenge Cup Final at Twickenham RFC

Just a brief note to thank you for your assistance in arranging our coach hire for Twickenham on 26th August 2006. The coach was fantastic and the family had a tremendous day - not least because Saints won!

Thank you for your courteous and professional attitude. I would have no hesitation in recommending you to friends and family, and if you ever get any individual asking for confirmation that you are a reputable company - please give them my name and number!

With kind regards - Joan Coppell

Mill Hill School Bicentennial Thanksgiving Service,
St Paul's Cathedral, Thursday 1st March 2007

Managing to transport 1500 pupils and staff from Mill Hill School, in North London, to St Paul's Cathedral was not a task that we wished to tackle alone.

We approached several companies and Coach Direct stood out due to their knowledge and experience of organising the transportation of large numbers of people to prestige events.

Our liaison at Coach Direct was Andy. He was great to work with; displaying the experience and organisational skills that were needed to make the day go smoothly. On the day, everyone was transported to and from St Paul's in a fleet of 31 coaches. Our 'luggage' included 80 cassocks and surplices, musical instruments, Combined Cadet Force uniforms as well as assorted seating plans and gifts for honoured guests.

We arrived on time, enjoyed a wonderful, uplifting service and returned tired, but punctually back at the School. It is doubtful that we could have achieved this without Andy's guidance and his command of the 31 coaches and drivers.

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