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December 2016

Date: Monday 5th December 2016

Departing: John F Kennedy Primary School, Washington

Arriving: Northern Stage, Newcastle

 

Our Drivers: Dennis Thompson

Comments:

Good Afternoon, We used your coach services yesterday for a year 2 trip to Northern Stage in Newcastle. We just wanted to say a big thank you to our driver, who did an amazing job of getting us to our destination. He was very calm in the busy traffic and very polite and friendly with the children. It makes such a difference to our visits when we have drivers like this. Please pass on our thanks to him too. Kind Regards.

 

 

Sarah Rowland, John F Kennedy Primary School

Date: Friday 1st December 2016

Departing: Appletree Gardens First School, Whitley Bay

Arriving: Whitehouse Farm, Morpeth

 

Our Drivers: Dennis Thompson, Billy Golden

Comments:

I wanted to say a massive thank you for your fantastic service on Friday 1st December. We hired a large coach and a small mini-bus to take our 58 Reception children and accompanying adults to Whitehouse Farm for Santa's Christmas Cracker.

Your drivers were wonderful throughout the day and couldn't have been more helpful. They were extremely friendly with our staff, parents and children and were committed to ensuring our trip was a success. The coaches were also of an excellent standard and we felt quite special traveling in gold! We have used many different coach companies over the years and JH Coaches was, by far, the best we have ever used. I very much look forward to using you again in the future.

 

Claire Carron, Early Years Manager, Appletree First School

Date: Saturday 3rd December 2016

Departing: North East. (Day trip with multiple departures)

Arriving: Grassington Dickensian Festival

 

Our Drivers: Billy Golden, Peter Guthrie

Comments: My friend and I have had a great day out in Grassington it was the first time we had been. Many thanks to the staff for making this an enjoyable day out. There was a problem my friend was on one coach and I was on the other due to the pickup points, the staff were very helpful and we were able to meet up at Durham services. A big thank you again to Billy the driver who was very helpful and informative and to Helen in the office.

 

 

 

Maureen Le Haine Greatrex

 

 

 

Date: Saturday 3rd December 2016

Departing: North East. (Day trip with multiple departures)

Arriving: Grassington Dickensian Festival

 

Our Drivers: Billy Golden, Peter Guthrie

Comments: Had a lovely day at Grassington Dickensian Festival. We had a fab driver, Billy, what a lovely, friendly man. He is a credit to the company, it's a shame all bus drivers are not like him. Thanks Billy for a fab day and hope you have a very Merry Christmas and all the best fir the new year. We will definitely be booking more trips next year, hope to see you again.

 

 

 

Deb Edmundson

 

 

Date: Sunday 4th December 2016

Departing: Washington

Arriving: Knaresborough

 

Our Drivers: Colin Hilton

Comments:

 

I just want to thank you for an excellent day today, we had an extremely comfortable journey to and from Knaresborough and your driver Colin was so helpful and friendly. It was our first trip with your company but it won't be the last.

 

 

 

Suzanne

 

 

Date: Sunday 27th December 2016

Departing: Newcastle Quayside

Arriving: Newcastle City Tour

 

Our Drivers: Kevin Porter

Comments:

I have just had the opportunity to work with your driver Kevin, taking a guided coach tour from the Black Watch cruise ship from the Tyne around Newcastle, Gateshead, Angel of the North and Tyneside's Coastline, including Tynemouth, Cullercoats, Whitley Bay, St Mary's Island and Seaton Sluice.

 

I wanted to say how good your coach was in every way, but in particular I wanted to highly commend your driver Kevin. It was a pleasure to work with him and his care and attention to our passengers was first class as were his driving skills. A number of passengers commented personally on this. I have worked with many drivers in my profession as a Blue Badge Tourist Guide for the North East and Cumbria Regions. It was a pleasure to work with Kevin. He was a real credit to himself but a magnificent ambassador for your coach company.

Many thanks and please give him my regards.

 

 

Tom Keating, Blue Badge Guide

Date: Saturday 5th November 2016

 

Departing: Newcastle

 

Arriving: Blackpool Illuminations

 

Our Drivers: Gordon Foster

 

Comments:

 

I wish to thank the driver who took us from Gateshead Metro Interchange to Blackpool Illuminations yesterday.  It was a safe journey there and back. Gordon the driver was dead canny.  We had a very nice big bus.

 

Jamie Lee Mckenna, Gateshead

Date: Monday 14th November 2016

 

Departing: Sunderland

 

Arriving: London

 

Our Drivers: Stephen Henderson

 

Comments:

 

The customer service we received was excellent and Helen could not be faulted. The coach was clean, comfortable with plenty of room on board. The punctuality was brilliant with your time estimates being spot on. Stephen the driver was smart, smiley and skilful. Everyone had a brilliant weekend, the hotel rooms were ideal, the breakfasts were wholesome and tasty with plenty of choice.

 

Michael McMahon, Secetary, Durham Light Infantary Association (Sunderland Branch)

Date: Saturday 12th November 2016

 

Departing: Sunderland

 

Arriving: Bury Market

 

Our Drivers: Billy Golden

 

Comments:

 

We've just been to Bury Market today what a really nice driver (Billy). He treated everyone in a friendly manner and he made the whole trip perfect. He gave us a lot of information about the market and we won't hesitate to book another trip with you.  A big thank you to all at JH Coaches especially Billy.

 

 

David Barnes, Sunderland

Date: Tuesday 22nd November 2016

 

Departing: Newcastle Station

 

Arriving: East Coast Main Line

 

Our Drivers: Doug Andrew, Kevin Robinson, Michael Thurlaway, Bryan Mounsey, Kenny Orr and Ron Drayton

 

Comments:

 

I just wanted to convey my appreciation for your assistance yesterday morning.

 

 

 

We found ourselves in a situation where rail lines were closed, roads were closed and the weather was atrocious.

 

 

 

You all pulled out all the stops to provide us with coaches and experienced drivers, and thanks to your hard work we met our obligations to our client. We managed to source a staggering 32 coaches (of which 6 came from JH Coaches) on a school morning in poor weather with all of your drivers' spirits being high. Virgin station staff commended all of the drivers at every station as being helpful, polite, smart and overall very pleasant.

 

 

 

I really do wish to convey my personal thanks, you all made my horrid shift much easier!

 

 

 

I look forward to working with you again very soon.

 

Stagecoach Rail Replacement

Date: Friday 7th October 2016

 

Departing: Kent

 

Arriving: Paris and Disneyland

 

Our Drivers: Gordon Foster and Andy Smith

 

Comments:

 

The two drivers, Andy and Gordon were efficient, friendly and knowledgeable of Paris traffic and roads. They made our trip very pleasant, were good humoured, patient (child friendly) and good company and also adaptable.

 

Alexandra Hobson, Head of Modern Languages Faculty, Darrick Wood School, Kent

October 2016

Date: Monday 10th October 2016

 

Departing: Leicester

 

Arriving:Chateau du Molay

 

Our Drivers: Steve Henderson

 

Comments:

 

Our coach was comfortable, spacious, clean and well maintained. Steve arrived to collect us on time and was always ready to depart at the planned time. We always felt safe driving with Steve. He had previous experience of the places visited, knew times of journeys and was always willing to give advice. Steve was always smartly dressed and polite. He had a pleasant manner with the children and went out of his way to be helpful. We had a really pleasant week with him. A friendly, helpful, professional driver. Thanks you Steve! You are a credit to the firm.

 

 

Di Harris, Head of MFL, The Kibworth School, Leicester

Date: Friday 14th October 2016

 

Departing: Kendall

 

Arriving: Chateau du Molay

 

 

 

Our Drivers: Andrew Warnaby and Ian Westgarth

 

Comments:

 

The two drivers were exemplary. Andy and Ian were lovely and very helpful. Ian with 27 years in a row is a fountain of knowledge!! Cheers!

 

 

R Patrick, Trip Leader, Queen Catherine School, Kendal

Date: Sunday 16th October 2016

 

Departing: Sunderland

 

Arriving: Ypres

 

Our Drivers: Steve Henderson

 

Comments:

 

The coach was clean and comfortable with plenty of room.  Steve was very friendly and talkative, mixed well with the group and was flexible and relaxed, nothing was too much trouble.

 

The service provided was 5 star. The driver was fabulous and we would use again.

 

P McPherson, Tour Guide, CGT Battlefields

Date: Monday 17th October 2016

 

Departing: Hayes, Kent

 

Arriving: Chateau du Molay

 

Our driver:  Gordon Foster

 

Comments:

 

This was the second year in a row we have had Gordon for this trip and he has been absolutely brilliant again. He is very knowledgeable and friendly towards the children and great to spend the week with. Thanks Gordon.

 

Liz Hughes, Deputy Headteacher, Hayes Primary School

Date: Monday 17th October 2016

 

Departing: Ipswich, Suffolk

 

Arriving: Chateau du Molay

 

Our Driver: Kenny Orr

 

Comments:

 

Kenny was a real asset to our trip with his fabulous knowledge of the area. He was friendly, polite and informative. The students really loved Kenny, cheering him on arrival in the dining hall. A driver like this can really make a trip enjoyable. Thanks Kenny!!

 

Lisa Stevens, MFL Teacher, Kesgrave High School, Suffolk

Date: Tuesday 18th October 2016

 

Departing: Cardiff

 

Arriving: Chateau du Perron, St Aubin de Perron, Normandy

 

Our Driver: Jimmy Taylor

 

Comments:

 

We had a great time with Jimmy.

 

Miss M Howells, Teacher French/Spansih & Trip Organiser

Date: Tuesday 18th October 2016

 

Departing: Newcastle

 

Arriving: Barnsley

 

 

 

Our Driver: Kevin Porter

 

Comments:

 

Just wanted to say thanks to JH Coaches and Kevin the driver for our coach yesterday.

 

Paul Atkinson, A member of the Toon Army from Felling

Date: Wednesday 19th October 2016

 

Departing: Dorset

 

Arriving: Chateau du Molay

 

Our Driver: Kevin Robinson

 

Comments:

The standard of coach was excellent, as was our driver Kevin was also friendly, informative, kind, helpuful and fun.  

 

 

Corfe Hill School, Dorset

Date: Friday 21st October 2016

 

Departing: Manchester

 

Arriving: Chateau du Molay

 

Our drivers: Alan Richards and Ian Westgarth

 

Comments:

 

Both of our drivers Alan and Ian have been fantastic, with an excellent knowledge.

 

David Williams, Assistant Head, Middleton Technology College

Date: Tuesday 25th October 2016

 

Departing: Chateau du Molay

 

Arriving: Disneyland Paris

 

 

 

Our Driver: Steve Henderson and Michael Thurlaway

 

Comments:

 

Steve has a very good microphone manner. Micky, we are still looking for the mugs we lost!!! We love JH Coaches !!!

 

Staff from Chateau du Molay

Date: Sunday 30th October 2016

 

Departing: Sunderland

 

Arriving: Grantham

 

Our Driver: Ray Dodds

 

Comments:

 

Thank you for your service today, we had a great journey to the championship and your coach driver was a pleasure.

 

Dawn, Wearmouth Boxing Club

Date: Monday 17th October 2016

 

Departing: Hayes, Kent

 

Arriving: Chateau du Moley

 

Our Driver: Michael Thurlaway

 

Comments:

 

The coach was very comfortable and arrived early and promptly to every trip. The driver Michael was very friendly. We had a great week. Best coach and driver in the 4 years I've done this trip.

 

Rosie Northcott, Assistant Head Teacher, Hayes Primary School

September 2016

Date: Thursday 1st September 2016

 

Departing: Sunderland

 

Arriving: Newcastle Falcons

 

Our Drivers: Gordon Foster, Claire Davies, Doug Andrew, John Gibson and Stu Gaffing

 

Comments:

 

We had a great day yesterday, please thank all your drivers for being helpful, patient and enthusiastic.

 

Mark Braithwaite, Grunfos Manufacturing

Date: Friday 2nd September 2016

 

Departing: North East

 

Arriving: South Queensferry and Edinburgh

 

 

 

Our Driver: Harry Morton

 

Comments:

 

Just returned from a weekend to Edinburgh with the work girls.  Our driver Harry was fantastic (friendly, professional, helpful) even with 13 very loud singing women. The coach was clean and modern and our pick up/drop off times were accurate.  Thanks very much and a big thank you to Harry for putting up with us all.

 

Andrea Hunter, Carnival PLC

Date: Tuesday 6th September 2016

 

Departing: St Malo

 

Arriving: Chateau du Molay

 

Our Drivers: Steve Henderson, Michael Thurlaway, Kevin Porter, Andrew Warnaby

 

 

 

Comments:

 

The company provided us with modern air conditioned coaches, the drivers were always on time, advising the students about wearing their seatbelts. JH Coaches provided an excellent service across the whole three day trip - friendly, helpful and reliable.

 

Stephen Prize, Lee Campbell and K. Moss, Hautlieu School, Jersey

Date: Saturday 10th September 2016

 

Departing: Hebburn

 

Arriving: Derby

 

Our Driver: Colin Hilton

 

Comments:

 

I would just like to say a big thank you to Colin the driver of your company who drove us down to Derbyshire last week, top bloke. Thank you.

 

Steve Brewis, Hebburn

Date: Monday 19th September 2016

 

Departing: Scunthorpe

 

Arriving:  Portcawl

 

Our Driver: Colin Hilton

 

Comments:

 

 

My wife and I both agreed that the Porthcawl holiday was amongst the better of many british coach holidays we have taken, thanks in part to Colin the driver and the very comfortable coach.

 

 

Tom Harper, Scunthorpe

Date: Friday 16th Septemper 2016

departing: Wrexham

Arriving: Chateau du Molay

 

Our Drivers: Des Cochrane and Andy Smith

 

 

Comments:

 

I had the good fortune to be taken to Normandy in Jim Hughes Coach driven by Des and Andy and the purpose of this note is to make you aware of how well those two performed. I cannot fault them. They were always prepared to go wherever I asked in difficult conditions, narrow roads and lanes with high banks and un-predictable traffic and several difficult diversions. They were always on time, courteous, helpful interested in what was going on and, in short, a definite asset to the tour. I am most grateful to them both and I hope you will let them know (which we have).

 

 

Major Nicholas Haines

Date: Saturday 24th September 2016

Departing: Newcastle

Arriving:  Aston Villa

Our Drivers: Steve Henderson and Jimmy Taylor

 

 

Comments:

 

Just wanted to say thanks for Saturday, everything went according to plan, all the timings were spot on. The 2 drivers were brilliant, shame about the result.

 

 

Paul Atkinson, Newcastle

Date: Monday 26th September 2016

Departing: Kennilworth

Arriving:  Chateau du Molay

Our Driver: Andy Warnaby

Comments:

 

Andy was very flexible and helpful throughout, He was friendly and knew what he needed to do.

 

Sam Pater, Heateacher, Clinton Primary School, Kennilworth

Date: Monday 26th September 2016

Departing: London

Arriving:  Chateau du Molay

Our Driver: Des Cochrane

Comments:

 

Des has been great - an asset to the group.

 

Rebekah Liyambo, Heateacher, Kaizen Primary School, Newham, London

Date: Monday 26th September 2016

Departing: Torquay

Arriving:  Chateau du Molay

Our Driver: Steve Henderson

Comments:

 

Steve was very knowledgeable and made this trip very easy.  Thank you Steve for an efficient, relaxed, safe comfortable trip (with added humour). You have been part of our Shiphay family for a week and a big part of the trip's success.

 

 

Kate Lee, Deputy Headteacher/Group Leader, Shiphay Learning Academy, Torquay

Date: Monday 26th September 2016

Departing:  York

Arriving:  Somme

Our Driver: Kenny Orr

Comments:

 

The coach: Clean and comfortable.

 

The Driver: What a fantastic man. He was the friendliest and accommodating coach driver I have ever met. A real asset to the company.

 

 

2nd Signal Regiment, Imphal Barracks, York with CGT Battlefield Tours

Date: Friday 9th September 2016

Departing:  St Malo

Arriving:  Chateau du Molay

Our Driver: Michael Thurlaway

Comments:

 

The coach was in excellent condition and Michael our driver was very friendly and helpful.

 

Kathryn Blaszkiu, Teacher, Hautlieu School, Jersey

Date: Saturday 20th August 2016

 

Departing: Sunderland

 

Arriving: Lake District

 

Our Drivers: Paul Gibson

 

Comments:

 

Just to say thanks for our lovely coach on Saturday, also Paul our driver. It would have been a really lovely day had it not been for the terrible weather! It took my shoes 2 days to dry out! However we still really enjoyed the day.

 

 

Kathleen Lodge, Sunderland

August 2016

Date: Friday 1st July 2016

 

Departing: Hertford

 

Arriving: Chateau du Molay

 

Our Drivers: Kenny Orr

 

Comments:

 

Our coach was very comfy and had everything we needed and more!  Kenny has been absolutely fantastic in every way, truly the best ever coach driver!!  We felt in very safe hands with Kenny.  He has helped us perfect our trips and itinerary and has been brilliant in every way. Thank you so much to JH Coaches and Kenny for making everything work so smoothly.  

 

Caorline McHugh, French Teacher, Haileybury College, Hertford

July 2016

Date: Saturday 2nd July 2016

 

Departing: Halifax

 

Arriving: Chateau du Molay

 

 

 

Our Drivers: Adam Rayner

 

Comments:

 

Adam our driver has been fantastic, great service, great to the kids. He definitely helped to make the trip a real success. Top Team - clearly worked super hard! Thank You!

 

Clare Lightfoot, Teacher/coach leader, North Halifax Grammar School

Date: Saturday 2nd July 2016

 

Departing: Halifax

 

Arriving: Chateau du Molay

 

Our Drivers: Jimmy Taylor

 

Comments:

 

Jim was an excellent coach driver. He worked with the school staff to ensure that the high standards of the coach were maintained. He went out of his way to make the journey as good as possible. He had an excellent rapport with the children and staff.

 

Graham Weeden, Teacher, Deputy Trip Leader, North Halifax Grammar School

Date: Saturday 2nd July 2016

 

Departing: Halifax

 

Arriving: Chateau du Molay

 

Our Drivers: Steve Henderson

 

Comments:

 

Driver very social and good with the students.

 

N Lamb, School Welfare Officer, North Halifax Grammar School

Date: Saturday 4th June 2016

 

Departing: Boldon

 

Arriving: Holker Hall

 

Our Drivers: Billy Golden

 

Just to let you know how much we enjoyed our day at Holker Hall and thank you for sending us such a lovely coach. It was definitely the best coach in the coach park and certainly got me some brownie points! Also Billy our driver was brilliant, nothing was too much trouble for him and he was so pleasant, not to mention being such a good driver.

 

 

 

So many thanks and we look forward to travelling with you again in the future.

 

 

Kathleen Lodge, Boldon and Distric U3A

June 2016

Date: Monday 6th June 2016

 

Departing: Morpeth

 

Arriving: Manchester

 

 

Our Drivers: Kevin Porter

 

 

Punctual and very accommodating when it came to slight changes to our itinerary. We would book again.

 

Jonathan Foster, PE Teacher, Kind Edward VI School, Morpeth

Date: Sunday 5th June 2016

 

Departing: Edinburgh

 

Arriving: Holland

 

Our Drivers: Andy Smith

 

Andy was very knowledgeable about timings and destinations and has been a truly superb driver. He has been so flexible with timings, good humoured and has made the trip run smoothly and without a hitch.

 

Mrs Bronys Hunt, Group Leader, George Heriot School, Edinburgh

Date: Friday 5th June 2016

 

Departing: Durham

 

Arriving: Paris

 

Our Drivers: Steve Henderson and Alan Richards

 

Our coach was very nice with two friendly drivers. The coach journeys were very smooth and comfortable.

 

David O'Farrell, Tour Manager, Durham University Orchestra

 

Date: Friday 5th June 2016

 

Departing: Chester le Street

 

Arriving: Blackpool

 

 

Our Driver: Derek Thoms

 

I have just returned from travelling on the JH Coaches Blackpool Express Service. The regular driver Derek is a good driver and a nice lad. I've just booked to travel again.

 

Mr W Armstrong, Chester le Street

Date:Monday 6th June 2016

 

Departing: Sevenoaks

 

Arriving: Chateau du Molay

 

Our Driver: Gordon Foster

 

Gordon was great to have with us on the journey. He was very kind and great with the students! Nothing was a problem for him if we needed to take different routes! He was requested by the students for future trips, which I think says a lot!

 

Alanna Hill, Teacher, Sevenoaks School

Date:Monday 6th June 2016

 

Departing: Bristol

 

Arriving: Chateau du Molay

 

 

 

Our Driver: Michael Thurlaway

 

Really lovely driver, very accomodating and helpful. Mick was fab!

 

Emma Mann, Class Teacher, Westbury Park School, Bristol

Date: Wednesday 8th June 2016

 

Departing: Durham

 

Arriving: Seaburn

 

Our Driver: Lisa Francis

 

I'm just sending you a quick email to tell you how nice and kind Lisa is. Thank you for your brilliant service.

 

Laura Brown, St Aidans College, Durham

Date:  Sunday 12th June 2016

 

Departing: Oxford

 

Arriving: St Aubin Du Perron

 

Our Driver:Gordon Foster

 

Our coach was very good, comfortable, modern and had good facilities. We never had to waqit for Gordon, who was helpful with itineraries and knew the region well. Gordon did an excellent job and certainly helped to trip to work well in a region I had not visited before. Thanks you very much.

 

Neil Pick up, Trip Leader, Dragon School, Oxford

Date:  Monday 13th June 2016

 

Departing: Surrey

 

Arriving: Noordwijk

 

Our Driver: Ian Westgarth

 

Our gold coach was fantastically easy to spot in the car park! As with last year, Ian was wonderful and compliments our group perfectly.

 

Thea Pope, Tour Coordinator, Royal Holloway Gospel Choir, Surrey

Date:  Monday 13th June 2016

 

Departing: Dartford

 

Arriving: Chelles, Paris

 

Our Driver: Mick Thurlaway

 

Our coach was wonderful - modern clean and comfortable. We are extremely happy with the service provided by JH Coaches.  Michael our driver has been extremely flexible throughout our trip and the coach was of exceptional quality.

 

Natalie Orr, Language College Manager, Dartford Grammar School

Date:  Monday 13th June 2016

 

Departing: Dartford

 

Arriving: Cologne, Germany

 

 

 

Our Driver: Paul Gibson

 

Everything was great. Paul was friendly and helpful. Many thanks.

 

M. Birtchnell, Head of MFL, Dartford Grammar School

Date:  Tuesday 14th June 2016

 

Departing: Leicester

 

Arriving: Chateau Du Molay

 

Our Driver:Andy Smith

 

I would like to thank you for your company's logistics and organisation for our trip to Normandy last week (Rushey Mead Academy, Leicester). We had a wonderful trip with no glitches whatsoever.

 

 

 

Andy was our driver, and of all the school trips I've been on during my 10 year career, he is easily the best driver I've ever had the pleasure of working with. Please pass on our sincere thanks for his knowledge of the roads on both sides of the Channel, his skill as a driver, his wonderful manner with our students and for his great sense of humour (loved the joke about the Hunchback of Notre Dame's wife)!

 

 

 

He is a real gent and such an asset to your company - can we have him again next year!?!?

 

 

 

Mike Rule and Sophie Marquet, Trip Leaders, Rushy Mead School, Leicester

Date:  Tuesday14th June 2016

 

Departing: Sunderland

 

Arriving: Skipton

 

Our Driver: Andy Warnaby

 

Thanks to Andy for a lovely smooth journey and friendly manner. A special thanks for his smooth driving and attentive manner with one of our passengers with mobility problems. We would love to have Andy as our driver again.

 

Pam Jameson, Party Leader, Sunderland Floral Art Club

Date:  Tuesday 14th June 2016

 

Departing: Reading

 

Arriving: Chateau du Molay

 

 

 

Our Driver: Des Cochrane

 

Our coach was excellent, modern with good facilities. Des was always on time, very punctual and was absolutely fantastic - incredibly knowledgeable and very helpful. We had a problem with our itinerary and Des was adaptable in helping us to re-arrange some things.  He was extremely professional and yet approachable and friendly with the children and staff alike.  It has been very enjoyable time for us, helped by the fact that we knew we could rely on our driver. Thank you Des - we really appreciated your flexibility, knowledge and smooth driving.  You were great.

 

Michelle, Party Leader, Beechwood Primary School, Reading

Date:  Tuesday 14th June 2016

 

Departing: Bristol

 

Arriving: Chateau du Molay

 

Our Driver: Kevin Porter

 

Kevin was very friendly and helpful, offering his own knowledge of the area, which helped us to plan some of our own time.  We felt very safe on his coach making the travelling an enjoyable experience. Thank you.

 

 

Alison Braybrooke, Trip Leader, Bedminster Down School, Bristol

Date:  Thursday 16th June 2016

 

Departing: Charles de Gaulle Airport, Paris

 

Arriving: Chateau du Molay and Paris

 

Our Driver: Steve Henderson

 

We have been extremely happy with our driver Steve, who has been excellent and also the coach 'The Golden Chariot' that we had. I would certainly recommend JH Coaches. Thank you very much.

 

Deborah Foulkes, Teacher of MFL, Dubai College, UAE

Date:  Saturday 18th June 2016

 

Departing: Sunderland

 

Arriving: Tynemouth

 

 

 

Our Driver: Lisa Francis and Brian Mounsey

 

May I say a big thank you to the drivers of your company who chauffeured family and friends to my daughter’s wedding in Tynemouth on Saturday 18 June. They were very reliable, friendly and courteous nothing was a problem for them. Also a big thanks to the office staff I had dealings with, especially to Helen and Kevin. I will certainly recommend this company.  Thank you very much.

 

 

Steph Dresser, Sunderland

Date: Sunday 19th June 2016

 

Departing: Blyth

 

Arriving: Chessington

 

Our Driver: Alan Richards

 

An excellent week, thank you very much Alan, you have fitted into our crazy team very well.

 

John Leslie, Assistant Head, Morpeth Road Primary Academy, Blyth

Date:  Sunday 19th June 2016

 

Departing: Edinburgh

 

Arriving: Circular Tour

 

Our Driver: Jimmy Taylor

 

The knowledge and skill of Jimmy was outstanding.

 

Robert C Oster, Artistic Director and Conductor, Lakewood Area Choral Society

Date:  Sunday 19th June 2016

 

Departing:  Whitley Bay High School

 

Arriving: Normandy

 

 

 

Our Driver: Kenny Orr

 

The bus was comfortable and well maintained and Kenny our driver was considerate, helpful and courteous, keeping us fully informed of likely arrival times and the different options available.

 

A Cole, Group Leader, Whitley Bay High School

Date:  Monday 20th June 2016

 

Departing:  Kenilworth

 

Arriving: Chateau du Molay

 

Our Driver: Michael Thurlaway

 

Michael is the best driver we have ever had - safe calm, flexible, approachable friendly.  Can we have him again next year please!

 

Margaret Brown, Head Teacher and Party Leader, Priorsfield Primary School, Kenilworth

Date:  Monday 20th June 2016

 

Departing:  Sandhurst

 

Arriving: Chateau du Molay

 

 

 

Our Driver: Des Cochrane

 

We were so lucky to have Des, who was helpful, friendly and had a great sense of humour. He was fantastic with the children and helped change some of the timings so that the days and visits fitted much better and improved our trip.

 

Annelli Marriott, Deputy Head of MFL, John Skipper, Day Master and Head of History

 

Eagle House School, Sandhurst

Date:  Monday 20th June 2016

 

Departing: Esher

 

Arriving: Paris and Chateau du Molay

 

 

 

Our Driver: Gordon Foster

 

Gordon made our trip very enjoyable and his confident calm manner was helpful to both us and our students.

 

Beth Horley, Group Leader, Claremont Fan Court School, Esher

Date:  Tuesday 21st June 2016

 

Departing: Chester le Street

 

Arriving: Durham University Library

 

 

 

Our Driver: Various

 

Could I just say that your drivers are always friendly and courteous. I have had the pleasure of having had Ray and Ronald as drivers recently and they are both lovely.

 

Sharon Gamble, 6th Form Administrator, Hermitage Academy, Chester le Street

Date:  Friday 24th June 2016

 

Departing: Benfleet

 

Arriving: Chateau du Molay

 

 

 

Our Driver: Eric Bowerbank

 

Thank you for such a superb service Eric. Friendly skilled and knowledgable,  Please can we request the same drivers again next year.

 

 

Hannah Nash, Head Teacher, Kents Hill Junior School, Benfleet

Date:  Friday 24th June 2016

 

Departing: Benfleet

 

Arriving: Chateau du Molay

 

 

 

Our Driver: Gary Snaith

 

A friendly and helpful driver, who was great with our children - sharing stories and jokes to keep them entertained.

 

 

 

J Oakes, Assistand Head Teacher, Kents Hill Junior School, Benfleet

Date:  Friday 24th June 2016

 

Departing: Bath

 

Arriving: Chateau du Molay

 

 

 

Our Driver: Andrew Warnaby

 

 

 

Andy is the best, aways early and his skill and knowledge was shared with both honesty and reliability. Andy was a professional with a human side.  He went out of his way way to help us at every opportunity.

 

 

 

Jack George, Team Leader, Prior Park School, Bath

Date:  Sunday 26th June 2016

 

Departing: North East

 

Arriving: Ireland

 

 

 

Our Driver: Billy Golden

 

My wife and I thought your driver Billy Golden excellent in all respects on the ALFA Holiday to Ennis, Southern Ireland in the last week in June. He had not been there before, but it was noticeable how conscientiously he prepared his route each evening, and socialised with us all during meal times.

 

 

 

He was very popular, and in my Feedback to ALFA said they should certainly use your super coach again, and him as driver.  He always helped the elderly too.

 

 

 

My wife and I hope to meet up with him again.

 

 

 

David Turner, Retired Civil Engineer, Saltburn.

Date:  Sunday 26th June 2016

 

Departing: North East

 

Arriving: Ireland

 

 

 

Our Driver: Billy Golden

 

We are writing to say we have arrived home from Ireland having been on a trip organised by Alfa Travel using one of your coaches. Our driver was Billy and we were so impressed with his care and concern for his passengers that we felt we should let you know how impressed we were.

 

 

He certainly added to our enjoyment of our holiday.

 

Best wishes,

 

Malcolm and Wendy Darby.

Date:  Sunday 26th June 2016

 

Departing: Thornaby

 

Arriving: Noordwijk

 

 

 

Our Driver: Andy Smith

 

Andy was a great driver, we rated him very highly. He was safe, reliable, friendly, professional, punctual and we would be more than happy to travel with him again.

 

Mark Ryan, St Patricks Primary School, Thornaby.

Date:  Monday 27th June 2016

 

Departing: Kingston on Thames

 

Arriving: Chateau du Molay

 

 

 

Our Driver: Des Cochrane

 

The coach was to a very high quality - thanks. I think that without Des, our trip would have been a lot less enjoyable.  Excellent knowledge and ever helpful.

 

David Belbin, Head of French, Rokeby School, Kingston upon Thames

Date: Monday 27th June 2016

 

Departing: Cobham

 

Arriving: Chateau du Molay

 

Our Driver: Gordon Foster

 

Gordon was fantastic.  He was reliable, always friendly and helpful.  He knew the area really well and gave us some good tips on what to see. Thank You Gordon!

 

 

 

Helen Salford, Head of French, Reed's School, Cobham

Date: Monday 27th June 2016

 

Departing: Cobham

 

Arriving: Chateau du Molay

 

 

 

Our Driver: Kevin Porter

 

Kevin was excellent, always in the right place at the right time, always bright and helpful. Everything ran extremely smoothly, which was much appreciated.  Thank You.

 

 

 

S Bramwell, Deputy Trip Leader. Reed's School, Cobham

Date:  Thursday 30th June 2016

 

Departing: Andover

 

Arriving: Chateau du Molay

 

 

 

Our Driver: Michael Thurlaway

 

Michael was helpful, friendly and knowledgable and good company.  A good driver makes a huge difference to a school trip and Michael was absolutely brilliant. He was flexible, calm and helpful.

 

 

 

N Monediere, Head of French, Rookwood School, Andover

May 2016

Date: Monday 9th May 2016

 

Departing: Buckingham

 

Arriving: Chateau du Molay,

 

 

 

Our Drivers: Andy Smith

 

Comments: Excellent service all round

 

 

 

Andy was a delightful driver and made our school trip to France easy and relaxed.  He was lovely with the children and extremely competent.

 

 

 

Penny Clark, Class Teacher, Buckingham Primary School

Date: Friday 13th May 2016

 

Departing: Wareham

 

Arriving: Chateau du Molay

 

 

 

Our Drivers: Steve Henderson and Andrew Warnaby

 

Comments: Exceptional Service from Steve and Andy. They were a real asset to the battlefield study. Many thanks

 

 

 

 

 

Major Haines, Royal Armoured Corps Training Regiment

Date: Monday 16th May 2016

 

Departing: Edgeware

 

Arriving: Chateau du Molay

 

 

 

Our Drivers: Gordon Foster

 

Comments: Most helpful, kind and patient. Very reliable and calm.

 

Irina Tyk, Head Teacher, Holland House, School, Edgeware, London

Date: Monday 16th May 2016

 

Departing: Sandy, Bedfordshire

 

Arriving: Chateau du Molay

 

 

 

Our Drivers: Michael Todd

 

Comments: Michael was very helpful, knowledgeable, caring and patient, as well as being friendly to the children and staff.  He demonstrated confidence and professionalism throughout the week. It was such a pleasure to work with him.

 

 

 

Jose Gomes, Trip Leader, Burgoyne Middle School, Sandy, Bedfordshire

Date: Monday 16th May 2016

 

Departing: Plymouth

 

Arriving: Chateau du Molay

 

 

 

Our Drivers: Kenny Orr

 

Comments: The coach was very clean and the pupils loved it. Kenny was excellent in every way and could not have been more helpful.  He was an excellent driver.

 

 

 

Chris Gatherer, Headmaster, Plymouth College Prep School

Date: Wednesday 18th May 2016

 

Departing: Mussleborough Grammar School

 

Arriving: Paris and Chateau du Molay

 

 

 

Our Drivers: Steven Henderson and Andrew Warnaby

 

Comments: Outstanding knowledge and driving ability! Both drivers went out of their way several times to ensure a smooth and trouble free trip. Great with the pupils and staff.  Thoroughly recomend as drivers.  

 

 

 

S Watson, Trip Leader, Mussleborough Grammar School,

Date: Thursday 19th May 2016

 

Departing: Musselburgh

 

Arriving: Noordwijk

 

 

 

Our Driver: Kevin Porter

 

Comments: With Kevin we were in safe hands!!, with a great knowledge of the continent and the prceedures for ferries, customs etc. He is extremely professional and takes both customer service and presentation of his coach very seriously.  He could be depended on to make sure our trip was as pleasant as it could possibly be.

 

 

 

Jane Banner, Trip Leader, Musselburgh Grammar School, East Lothian

Date: Saturday 21st May 2016

 

Departing: Penrith

 

Arriving: Chateau du Molay

 

 

 

Our Drivers: Des Cochrane

 

Comments: It was good to have contact with the driver before travelling and he was excellent, saving 6 hours on the original itinerary.

 

 

 

Helen Schofield, Group Leader, Hunter Hall School, Penrith

Date: Monday 23rd May 2016

 

Departing: Hove

 

Arriving: Chateau du Molay

 

 

 

Our Drivers: Andy Smith

 

Comments: The coach was clean and comfortable and the driver knew his way around very well.

 

 

 

Angie Pinnell, School Business Manager, Cottesmore St Mary, Hove

Date: Monday 23rd May 2016

 

Departing: Edgeware

 

Arriving: Chateau du Molay

 

 

 

Our Drivers: Mick Todd

 

Comments: The coach was spotlessly clean throughout the few days.  Michael was a superb person to have as our driver.  He was polite, courteous and we felt extremely safe in his hands. A pleasure to travel with and he even suggested something suitable to fill up a little spare time.

 

 

 

Carol Glover, School Secretary, St Johns Priory School, Banbury

Date: Monday 23rd May 2016

 

Departing:  Bromley

 

Arriving: Chateau du Molay

 

 

 

Our Drivers: Mick Thurlaway

 

Comments: The coach was always clean and Michael always punctual, helpful and going the extra mile (not literally) with outstanding professionalism.

 

 

 

This is the second year we have used JH Coaches and I cannot say a bad word about the travel, coach or driver - outstanding service!

 

 

 

Chris Hollands, Deputy Head Teacher, St Marks, Bromley

Date: Wednesday 25th May 2016

 

Departing:  Middlesbrough

 

Arriving: London

 

 

 

Our Drivers: Gary Snaith

 

Comments: The driver Gary was very pleasant and helpful, the coach was clean and well maintained and always punctual.  Despite us not being familar with London, we were always delivered to our destination smoothly.

 

 

 

Nicola Spence, Deputy Headteacher, Ormesby Primary School, Middlesbrough

Date: Thursday 26th May 2016

 

Departing: Altringham

 

Arriving: Chateau du Molay

 

 

 

Our Drivers: Ian Westgarth

 

Comments: Very helpful when the headteacher contacted the driver and company regarding the fuel crisis in France. Possibly the best driver we have had.  Ian has been fabulous, thinking of the group at all times.  Any suggestions he made were valuable contributions. I would be very happy to travel with him again and he was great with the kids (and the staff!)

 

 

 

 

 

Catherine Harrold, Trip Leader, Blessed Thomas Holford School, Altringham

Date:Friday 27th May 2016

 

Departing: Farnborough

 

Arriving: Chateau du Molay

 

 

 

Our Drivers: Gordon Foster

 

Comments: Gordon was the best driver we ever had. He was a superb driver, always on time and had a great knowledge of the area.  He was a real gem, always couteous, cheerful and extremely patient and certainly needs rewarding accordingly.  We shall ask for Gordon again next year.

 

 

 

J. Griffin, Head of Languages, Cove School, Farnborough

Date:Friday 27th May 2016

 

Departing: Chelmsford

 

Arriving: Chateau du Molay

 

 

 

Our Drivers: Kenny Orr

 

Comments: Students said 'He's a lad', kind helpful to students and staff alike.  He was well prepared, organised and great to work with.

 

 

 

L Abbott, Teacher, New Hall School, Chelmsford

Date: Saturday 28th May 2016

 

Departing: Sheffield

 

Arriving: Wembley

 

 

 

Our Drivers: Five coaches driven by Billy Golden, Ron Drayton, Doug Andrew, Kevin Porter, Paul Gibson, George Smith, Clare Davies, Paul McIlveney, Dennis Thompson, Andy Warnaby

 

Comments: Just to say thanks for helping us out on Saturday transporting SWFC down to Wembley. All the coaches arrived in good time and the drivers were great. Please pass on our thanks to them.

 

 

 

Carl Stott, Stotts Coaches,Huddersfield

Date: Sunday 29th May 2016

 

Departing: Edinburgh

 

Arriving: Noordwijk

 

 

 

Our Drivers: Andy Smith

 

Comments: The coach was clean and comfortable and it was good to be altogether on the double decker coach. Andy was a fantastic and obliging when we needed to alter plans.  He was a great driver, getting on with the staff and children. He was helpful and flexible at all times. Thanks Andy!

 

 

 

Lesley Reid, Upper Primary Deputy. Goerge Heriot's School, Edinburgh

Date: Sunday 29th May 2016

 

Departing: Blackpool

 

Arriving: Belgium and Holland

 

 

 

Our Drivers: Jimmy Taylor and Stuart Ord

 

Comments: I would like to say a massive thank you to yourselves for the provision of coach transport for our recent end of season tour. The coach was exactly what we required and the two drivers, Jimmy Taylor and Stuart Ord were a credit to your company.  Both drivers provided a first class service and felt part of our group as opposed to just drivers. I would not hesitate in using your company for any of our future trips.

 

 

 

Frank Gourley, Club Chairman, South Shore Youth FC, Blackpool

Date: Monday 30th May 2016

 

Departing: Loughborough

 

Arriving: Chateau du Molay

 

 

 

Our Drivers: Mick Todd

 

Comments: Michaels knowledge and helpfulness were essential to the success of our trip. His local knowledge and superb ability were immensely important and this was our most successful ever trip.  Michael was absolutely outstanding in every way - the best we've ever had. Very well done!

 

 

 

Craig Blackman, Head of History, Loughborough Grammar School

Date:Monday 30th May 2016

 

Departing: Tyldsley

 

Arriving: Paris and Le Touquet

 

 

 

Our Drivers: Steve Henderson

 

Comments: We would like to thank Stevie for being an excellent, professional and hard working driver - he really was superb!  I am very impressed with JH Coaches - Kevin Porter was also most helpful on the journey down to Dover.  We have several other trips coming up and I shall be requesting JH Coaches. Thank you - it really does make a huge difference to the smooth running of a trip.  Merci!

 

 

 

Gary Lloyd, Deputy Headteacher, St Mary's Catholic High School, Tyldsely

April 2016

Date:Saturday 2nd April 2016

 

Departing: Gateshead

 

Arriving: La Plagne, France

 

Our Driver: Andy Smith and Alan Richards

 

 

 

Comments:

 

Constant communication from the drivers throughout the journey and the week.

 

David Ridley, Teacher I/C Ski Trip, Emmnauel College, Gateshead

Date: Monday 4th April 2016

 

Departing: Yateley, Hampshire

 

Arriving: Amsterdam

 

Our Driver: Michael Thurlaway

 

 

 

Comments:

 

We had a lovely coach that was comfortable and clean. Mickey was highly professional and had fantastic time management.

 

 

 

Helen Wearing, Trip Leader, Yateley School

Date: Thursday 7th April 2016

 

Departing: Coventry

 

Arriving: Disneyland

 

Our Driver: Kevin Porter

 

Comments:

 

Kevin was always polite, punctual and professional. His driving skills were awesome. We felt safe with Kevin driving and would recomend your company because Kevin was great.

 

Sara Shepherd, Director, Solihull Theatretrain

Date: Thursday 8th April 2016

 

Departing: Maldon and Ipswich

 

Arriving:  Disneyland

 

Our Driver: Steve Henderson

 

 

 

Comments:

 

Great service and no complaints. Very impressed with the driver

 

Mark Everard, Centre Director, Theatretrain

Date: Thursday 8th April

 

Departing: Rugby

 

Arriving: Disneyland

 

Our Driver: Gordon Foster

 

Comments:

 

Great Trip, driver was great and never late. Can't fault.

 

S Baugh, Dance Teacher, Theatretrain

Date: Thursday 8th April

 

Departing: Watford

 

Arriving: Disneyland

 

Our Driver: Ian Westgarth

 

Comments:

 

Ian was an excellent driver. He was friendly and helpful. We would not hesitate to use the company again.  10/10.

 

Becky Willoughby, Centre Director, Theatretrain

Date: Saturday 10th April

 

Departing: Bristol

 

Arriving: Prague

 

Our Driver: Andy Smith and Alan Richards

 

 

Comments:

 

The drivers went above and beyond the call of duty. Extremely professional, never lost their calm and very kind to people as well. Couldn't have done this tour without them.

 

Lily Smith, Tour Manager, Bristol University

Date: Saturday 28th April 2016

 

Departing: Northampton

 

Arriving: Lille

 

Our Driver: Andy Smith

 

Comments: The drivers was punctual, efficient and happy to help. They really enhanced our trip. Thank you Alan and Andy.

 

Don Collins, Chairman, Youth Brass 2000, Northampton

Date: Tuesday 8th March 2016

 

Departing: Lincoln Christ's Hospital School

 

Arriving: Molay, Normandy

 

 

 

Our Drivers: Steve Henderson

 

Comments:

 

A new coach that was clean and spacious. Steve was great with the students and an invaluable help to the staff. He made the trip easier and more enjoyable and had excellent knowledge of the area.

 

 

 

 

 

Matt Davies, Head of History, Lincoln Christs Hospital School,

March 2016

Date:Monday 7th March 2016

 

Departing: St Peters High School, Gloucester

 

Arriving: Molay, Normandy

 

 

 

Our Drivers: Mick Todd

 

Comments: I am the trip leader for a recent trip we had to Normandy (7-11th March). Michael from your company was the driver.

 

 

 

I just wanted to write and thank him for being such an excellent driver. I have taken over 40 school trips abroad and in my experience Michael was one of the most helpful, considerate, polite drivers, he really is a credit to your company. It was our first time in Normandy and his knowledge of the area was invaluable. Indeed, it was my first trip with TravelBound and I am going to try to book again, with a request that Michael accompanies our trip in the future.

 

 

 

Many thanks for an excellent service.

 

 

 

Jo Beamish, Head of Modern Languages, St Peters High School, Gloucster

Date: Friday 11th March 2016

 

Departing: Wareham

 

Arriving: Molay, Normandy

 

 

 

Our Drivers: Gordon Foster and Andrew Warnaby

 

Comments: Last weekend I had the good fortune to be taken to Normandy in a Jim Hughes Coach, driven by Gordon and Andy and the purpose of this brief note is to make you aware of how well those two performed.

 

I cannot fault them. They were prepared to go wherever I asked in difficult conditions, narrow country roads and lanes with high banks and un-predictable traffic: they were always on time, courteous, helpful, interested in what was going on and, in short a definite asset to the tour.  I am most grateful to them both

 

 

 

Major Nicholas Haines, Royal Armoured Corps Training Regiment

Date:  Friday 11th  March 2016

 

Departing: Queen Elizabeth High School, Hexham

 

Arriving: Rouen

 

 

 

Our Drivers: Andy Smith

 

Comments: Andy has driven for us for the last 5 years and he really makes the trip so much easier for school staff. JH Coaches, has always provided a professional service and Andy Smith is a friendly, helpful and knowledgeable driver.  This is the 5th year with the company and we look forward to booking next years trip.

 

 

 

 

N. Harborn, Leader of French Exchange, Queen Elizabeth High School, Hexham

Date: Sunday 13th March 2016

 

Departing: Park View Academy, Chester le Street

 

Arriving: Amiens

 

Our Drivers: Kevin Porter

 

Comments:

 

Just a quick email regards our trip to France last week. Our driver Kevin was Fab.  Really accomodating and always pleasant. He even managed to get us home by 6 on the Friday, which was the icing on the cake.  The bus was also superb. I will definitely be recomending your company and hope to be able to use you in the future.

 

 

 

 

 

Jane Wood, Head of French, Park View Academy, Chester le Street

Date: Wednesday 16th March 2016

 

Departing: Netherhall School, Maryport

 

Arriving: Tournai, Belgium

 

 

 

Our Drivers: Mick Thurlaway & Ian Westgarth

 

Comments:

 

Mick and Ian have provided absolutely outstanding service on our tour.  I have organised 14 battlefields tours and this was defintely the best organised coach tour provided. Thank you gents!!!!!!

 

 

 

 

 

Mark Bailey, Head of History, Netherhall School, Maryport,

Date: Thursday 17th March 2016

 

Departing: Stanley

 

Arriving: Liege, Belgium

 

 

 

Our Drivers: Gordon Foster

 

Comments:

 

We would recomend to other clubs and will look to use JH Coaches again in the future. The standard of travel and accomodation was of the highest standard. Thank you for making this a memorable trip.

 

 

 

 

 

Sandra Dove, Team Manager, Derwentside ASC

Date: Saturday 19th March 2016

 

Departing: Oxford

 

Arriving: Chateau du Molay, Normandy

 

Our Drivers: Steven Henderson

 

Comments:

 

Excellent driver  - polite, friendly, helpful and understanding.

 

Trevor Hunt, St Edwards School, Oxford

Date: Wednesday 23rd March 2016

 

Departing: Doncaster

 

Arriving: Chateau du Molay, Normandy

 

 

 

Our Drivers: Kenny Orr

 

Comments:

 

Kenny was great, very helpful and friendly. The staff enjoyed his company and appreciated his patience with the students.

 

J Major, Head of MFL, Hill House School, Doncaster

Date: Thursday 24th March 2016

 

Departing: Blyth

 

Arriving: Noordwijk, Holland

 

Our Drivers: Roger Clayton

 

Outstanding service offered from start to finish. Roger was extremely friendly and professional at all times.

 

Simon McAree, Director of Sport, Bede Academy, Blyth

Date: Friday 25th March 2016

 

Departing: Morpeth

 

Arriving: Antwerp, Belgium

 

 

 

Our Drivers: Ian Westgarth

 

Comments:

 

One of the best coaches we've had. The driver had clearly researched routes prior to departure.

 

 

R Parkinson, Manager, Morpeth RFC (Colts)

Date: Friday 25th March 2016

 

Departing: Derby

 

Arriving: Sauz D'Oulx, Italy

 

 

 

Our Drivers: Mick Todd and Doug Andrew

 

Comments:

 

The drivers were excellent throughout. We have had a great holiday - Thanks very much.

 

 

 

 

 

A Trubiline, Teacher, Woodlands School, Derby

Date: Friday 25th March 2016

 

Departing: Stokesley

 

Arriving: Oberlungau, Austria

 

 

 

Our Drivers: Steve Henderson and Andrew Warnaby

 

Comments:

 

I've been incredibly impressed by the standard of service provided. Steve and Andy have been incredibly helpful and a pleasure to have drive for us on our school trip. I would have no hesitation in recomending JH Coaches to colleagues.

 

Sarah Griffiths, Ski Trip Leader, Stokesley School

Date: Sunday 25th March 2016

 

Departing: Scunthorpe

 

Arriving: Oberlungau, Austria

 

 

 

Our Drivers: Gordon Foster and Dennis Thompson

 

Comments:

 

Gordon and Dennis were great ambassadors for your company.  Nothing was ever oo much trouble. They were extremely helpful, cheerful and made our holiday flow perfectly. Highly recomend both for school trips.

 

Lindsay Bleazard, Blessed Trinity RC Colllege, Burnley

Date: Sunday 25th March 2016

 

Departing: Coventry

 

Arriving: Oberlungau, Austria

 

 

 

Our Drivers: Michael Thurlaway and Lisa Francis

 

Comments:

 

Lisa and Michael have been fantastic. They have been extremely helpful with regards to the helping with the ski gear being put on/off the coach on a daily basis. They have interacted with the students and staff and made the trip enjoyable and smooth running.

 

 

 

 

 

Karen Weston, Ski Trip Leader, Tile Hill Wood, Coventry

Date: Thursday 24th March 2016

 

Departing: Sunderland

 

Arriving: Blackpool

 

 

 

Our Driver: Gary Snaith

 

Comments:

 

Over the Easter weekend, my husband and I booked a holiday with Alpha Tours. We actually finished up travelling on one of your coaches with your driver Gary. I would like to say that he was a brilliant driver, a good comic and all rounder.  Please pass on our appreciation.

 

Barbara and Kevin Cassidy, Sunderland

Date: Friday 25th March 2016

 

Departing: Sunderland

 

Arriving: Blackpool

 

 

 

Our Driver: Clare Davies

 

Comments:

 

I wanted to send a quick email regarding a trip I booked to Blackpool for the Easter weekend, Good Friday/Easter Saturday to Blackpool. I'd like to say thank you, the driver was spot on, stopped when and for as long as we wanted and had banter with the lads. The coach itself was comfortable and we enjoyed the journey.

 

David Coverdale, Sunderland.

Date: Sunday 27th March 2016

 

Departing: Newcastle

 

Arriving: Wigan

 

Our Driver: David Howe

 

Comments:

 

I would like to say thank you for a fantastic service

 

Tracey Gibb, Flawless Dance Academy, Newcastle

Date: Sunday 27th March 2016

 

Departing: Scunthorpe

 

Arriving: Chateau du Molay, Normandy

 

 

 

Our Drivers: Des Cochrane

 

Comments:

 

Des was awesome, friendly, knowledgeable and helpful!  As it was my first trip, it was much appreciated and he made it loads easier.

Heidi Berg, Head of History, Melior Community College, Scunthorpe

Date: Monday 28th March 2016

 

Departing: Cannock

 

Arriving: Ypres and Munich

 

 

 

Our Drivers: Paul Gibson and Kevin Porter

 

Comments:

 

Drivers adapted to unforseen changes in the schedule without taking exception.  Friendly and supportive throughout the trip.  Thank you!!.

 

Jamie Andrews, Head of Department, Staffordshire University Academy

Date: Tuesday 22nd March 2016

 

Departing: Newton Abbot College

 

Arriving: Chateau du Molay, Normandy

 

Our Drivers: Paul Gibson

 

Comments:

 

We had a really comfortable coach. Paul was always on time and waiting for us in a pre-arranged spot. He knew the area well and we felt really confident that he knew exactly what he was doing. Really great service on Bus 2 of our trip! Thanks you!

 

Hannah Brown, Teacher, Newton Abbot College

February 2016

Date: Friday 12th February 2016

 

Departing: Anthony Gell School, Wirksworth

 

Arriving: Villach

 

 

 

Our Drivers: Gordon Foster and Derek Thoms

 

Comments:

 

Excellent coach as usual, all trips went on time and Gordon and Derek were excellent.

 

 

 

Once again a superb trip. We value the significant contribution Gordon and Derek made in ensuring we all had a great time. They were great with the students and played a full part in all our evening activities.

 

 

 

Bob Etheridge, Deputy Party Leader, Anthony Gell School, Wirksworth

Date: Friday 12th February 2016

 

Departing: Emanuel School, London

 

Arriving: Molay

 

 

 

Our Drivers: Mick Todd and Kevin Porter

 

Comments:

 

 

 

Both of the drivers were very helpful

 

AFS Keddies, Trip Leader, Emanuel School, London

Date: Friday 12th February 2016

 

Departing: Darlington Ruby Under 17's

 

Arriving: Amsterdam,

 

 

 

Our Drivers: Kenny Orr

 

Comments:

 

 

 

Kenny was very accomodating with the many changes to our time programme. Thank you for all your help Kenny.

 

 

 

Neil Snowdon, Tour Secretary, Dasrlington Ruby under 17's

Date: Saturday 20th February 2016

 

Departing: St Augustines School, Scarborough

 

Arriving: Bardonecchia

 

Our Drivers: Steve Henderson and Ian Westgarth

 

Comments:

 

Very nice coach and nice journey both ways.  Thank You!

 

K Edwards, PSHE Co-ordinator, St Augustines School, Scarborough

January  2016

Date: Tuesday 12th January 2016

 

Departing: Nicholas Breakspear Catholic School, St Albans

 

Arriving: Berlin, Germany

 

Our Drivers: Kevin Robinson & Mick Thurlaway

 

Comments:

 

Punctual at all times.  A very reliable, steady, calm and cooperative team of drivers,

 

who ensured a smoothness of transitions throughout our trip

 

John Dilks, Head of Humanities, Nicholas Breakspear School, St Albans

Date: Saturday 16th January 2016

 

Departing:  Hexham

 

Arriving: Serre Chevalier

 

Our Drivers: Steve Henderson & Gordon Foster

 

Comments:

 

Very comfortable, Top Drivers - Steve and Gordon helped us to complete our planned programme.

 

Lovely guys who were always cheerful and enthusiastic.

 

Steve Mullins, Queen Elizabeth High School, Hexham

Date: Monday 25th January 2016

 

Departing:  Oxford

 

Arriving: Amsterdam

 

 

 

Our Drivers: Steve Henderson

 

 

Comments:

 

Perfect Trip! Capable and friendly driver, very competent and steady.  Drove dependantly and with great skill and care.  

 

Altogether an excellent service.

 

Dr George Blumberg, Oxford Brookes University

Date: Monday 25th January 2016

 

Departing:  Oxford

 

Arriving: Amsterdam

 

Our Drivers: Mick Thurlaway

 

Comments:

 

Excellent coach and very comfortable.  The puntcuality of Mick was excellent and he was friendly and helpful in all circumstances.

 

Nick Spencer-Chapman, Oxford Brookes University