Sunday 14 July 2013 is something of a Red Letter Day for Linburg Bus & Coach as it lends a little support to Cancer Charities in it's home-town Cities of Derby and Sheffield.
“Sadly cancer touchs the lives of so many of us these days and our own families are no exception. So I'm really excited that my co-director Gill Dawson is to take part in The Race for Life in Darley Park in Derby to raise funds for Cancer Research UK. Gill is training hard for the Race and I'm full of admiration for her for finding the time and making this effort when she is already so busy in her role in the Company.
I would encourage any of our customers, suppliers or staff who want to support Gill in her fund-raising effort to contact her through our Sheffield depot.” reported Director, John Hadaway.
John went on to confirm that Linburg Bus & Coach would be providing a complementary Shuttle Bus Service for runners taking part in Weston Park Hospital's Cancer Charity “Run in the Park” which is also being held on July 14. “It's what we do; It's what we're good at, so we had no hesitation in making this offer. I know from personal experience what the amazing people at Weston Park do and I know they're incredibly good at it. I will forever be in their debt, so perhaps our Shuttle Buses will in their way take a tiny, tiny step towards settling that debt and so aid the Hospital in caring for others.” said John.
Here are some useful links if you want to get involved:
Cancer Research - Race For Life
Weston Park Hospital - Cancer Charity
A new development in 2013 has seen Linburg form an operating alliance with Kuoni and Gullivers Travel Associates.
Gullivers is part of the worldwide Travelport Group that contains twenty of the leading travel brands. Kuoni, founded in Switzerland in 1906 by Alfred Kuoni, has long been synonimous with high quality travel and brought that quality to the UK in 1965.
Whilst there are many Coach Companies in the UK., Kuoni & GTA reported that finding those with sufficiently high standards of reliability and professionalism to be entrusted with their prestigious Incoming Tourist business was a problem.
They turned to Linburg to help alleviate that difficulty.
Linburg Director, Gill Dawson, was delighted to be able to sign-off a two-year Contract to provide coaches and drivers to carry tourists from around the World on tours of The British Isles for both Kuoni and GTA. Gill announced in March 2013 that such was the importance of the new clients, that a further development of the coach fleet would see the delivery of another two high-quality, air-conditioned Van Hool tour-coaches from VDL-Van Hool coach concessionaires, Arriva Bus & Coach.
“We have continued our standardisation on the VDL-Van Hool product. The quality is second-to-none and we like the green-credentials of the smooth and powerful “Euro 5” engines. In between commitments with Kuoni and GTA, these coaches will be available for hire as part of our Private hire Fleet from our Derby and Sheffield depots” added Gill.
As the official Network Infrastructure Supporter for London 2012, Cisco Systems helped to deliver the most connected Games ever. This meant that Cisco's network infrastructure underpinned the delivery of voice, video and data traffic for London 2012 over 94 sites with 1800 Wireless Access Points, 16500 IP telephones, 65000 active connections and 80000 Data Ports.
Transport was required for 800,000 spectators & 55,000 athletes, officials and sponsors . However, for the ground-transport of their most valued executives and guests between venues and hotels, Cisco relied on Linburg Coaches to make the connection, providing luxury coach transfers for up to twenty-two hours a day around, across and throughout the Capital City with a team of drivers, coaches and support staff stationed at Heathrow Airport ensuring Cisco succeeded in making even more Gold-Medal standard connections.
Linburg Bus & Coach are delighted to have been awarded further Contracts by Derbshire County Council to operate school-time bus services in the Etwall and Chapel-en-le-Frith areas. This means that Linburg buses can now be seen in all parts of Derbyshire operating services on behalf of Derbyshire County Council.
The Etwall area services are being operated from Linburg's existing Derby depot but an additional Out-Station has been established in Chapel-en-le-Frith to service the operations in the North West. Gill Dawson commented that the Company felt extremely honoured that Derbyshire County Council were showing such faith in Linburg and that they look forward to providing the service levels that all Linburg customers including DCC have grown to expect.
When National Express needed a reliable and trusted Contractor to step in at Short-Notice to cover the extremely-busy 330 Service from Derby to Penzance during 2011, they turned to their long-time loyal allies at Linburg Bus & Coach. A prompt response and some trade-mark hard work from drivers, engineers and management staff at Linburg ensured uninterupted continuity of service for holiday-makers and people visting family and friends on the National Express 330 Service.
"We value National Express very highly as a long-standing customer and are delighted to have been given the chance to show our appreciation by helping to uphold their excellent reputation as the Country's leading Express Service Network" commented Gill Dawson.
Following the award of 3 School Contracts at Friesland School, Long Eaton, Linburg Bus & Coach are delighted to have been awarded a Commercial Contract for the School. In order to fulfil this contract we have added 94 seat double decked buses, fully fitted with seatbelts, to our fleet. Ideal for transporting two or
even three school classes on one, economical vehicle. Sales Director, Gill Dawson believes this will open many more opportunities for the Derby and Sheffield branches.
Linburg Bus & Coach has significantly strengthened its commitment to its customers in the East Midlands with the opening in November 2010 of a new Derby Operating Centre.
Having buses and coaches permanently stationed in the centre of the City of Derby has further increased Linburg's ability to support its existing customers who include National Express, East Midlands Trains, CrossCountry Trains and Derbyshire County Council. It also means that Linburg Bus & Coach are able to provide professional bus and coach hire services to new customers in the corporate sector, schools, clubs and societies in the Derby and Nottingham areas.
For Operations Director, John Hadaway, this has been something of an overdue business homecoming. His Great Grandfather, William Potter, pictured here on the left, operated horse-drawn coaches in Derby at the beginning of the Twentieth Century. Business was brought to an abrupt holt however when, on the outbreak of The Great War, the Company's horses were requisitioned by the Army for the war effort. William's best horse however never made it out of Derby let-alone to the frontline, as unused to being saddled and ridden by an Army Officer, it bolted complete with rider, straight through the plate glass window of The Midland Drapery on St Peters Street in Derby, where the horse died of its injuries. Nearly one hundred years later, John is excited to be picking up the reigns on behalf of his Great Grandfather, bringing his own many years of professional coach hire operations experience back to Derby, supported by Linburg Bus & Coach Sales Director, Gill Dawson, also a Derbyshire resident.
Things have changed a lot in a hundred years. Modern, powerful and smooth Linburg luxury coaches with air-cushioned suspension, 'Royale' reclining seats, air-conditioning and Central-heating can be seen everyday. The Linburg Bus & Coach team for the Twenty-First Century will be delighted to discuss your own group travel needs.
Contact them in Derby on 01332 554823
Linburg Bus & Coach is also delighted to confirm its recent appointment as the largest single provider of school to pool transport services by Sheffield City Council. Linburg Sales Director, Gill Dawson, commented that Linburg was very honoured to have satisfied Sheffield City Councils exacting standards to the extent where they felt able to make such a significant award to the Company. 'We are excited that Sheffield City Council have recognised the value offered by Linburg Bus & Coach together with the high standards for which we strive every day' she added.