Lucketts buys coach firm

LUCKETTS Group has acquired Solent Coaches as part of its rapid expansion plans.

Tuesday, 5th December 2017, 12:00 am
Updated Tuesday, 12th December 2017, 1:50 am

The acquisition of the Ringwood-based operation provides Lucketts, based in Fareham, with an extra 12 coaches to it’s fleet of around 130 vehicles.

Managing director Tony Lawman said: ‘At the start of the year we announced our intention to expand geographically and Solent Coaches fits into this plan perfectly,’

‘The company is family-owned like Lucketts and its offering of coach hire, days out and school travel reflects our core business.’

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The coach firm is taking on 19 staff from Solent Coaches, with plans to further grow the Ringwood site.

Tony said: ‘It is very much business as usual. The Solent Coaches name will be retained and all booking and contracts will carry on as normal.’