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Our client testimonials...

July 2018

Date: 5th - 8th July 2018

Departing: Ashton on Mersey, England

Arriving: Normandy, France

 

Our Drivers: Paul Gibson

Comments:

 

The Driver was absolutely fabulous, went above and beyond. Paul was hugely knowledgeable on all of his sites we visited and was very flexible with both timings and pick-up/drop-off locations. All got along really well, made the trip so much more enjoyable.

 

 

 

Tara Lalley, Trip Leader, Ashton on Mersey School 

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Date: 29th June - 2nd July 2018

Departing: Bromley, England

Arriving: Normandy, France

 

Our Drivers: Keith Coulby

Comments:

 

The punctuality of the coach and driver was excellent. The driver himself was outstanding – very knowledgeable. Our driver, Keith was a key factor in making this a very special trip. Always friendly, courteous and flexible. He did his best to always get us where we wanted to go and help us when needed. Great character with the staff and kids.

 

 

Ed Petie, Head of History, Bonus Pastor Catholic College

Date: 29th June - 4th July 2018

Departing: Stockport, England

Arriving: Chateau du Molay, France

 

Our Drivers: Dougie Andrews

Comments:

 

Dougie has been an amazing coach driver and he’s always been willing to go above and beyond for us on the trip. The kids loved the bagpipes too – so entertaining!

 

 

 

 

Laura Hindley, Head of MFL, Stockport Academy

Date: 30th June - 4th July 2018

Departing: Settle, England

Arriving: Normandy, France

 

Our Drivers: Robbie Willis

Comments:

 

Robbie is a very accommodating and friendly driver!

 

 

 

 

 

A. Meneses, Head of Subject, Gigglewick School

Date: 30th June - 3rd July 2018

Departing: Bingley, England

Arriving: Chateau du Molay, France

 

Our Drivers: Stephen Richardson, Eric Bowerbank

Comments:

 

A helpful and supportive pair of drivers in Eric & Steve. Would love to use these guys next year if poss. Great service. Many thanks.

 

 

 

 

F. Greening, Group Leader, Bingley Grammar School

Date: 30th June - 4th July 2018

Departing: Worcestershire, England

Arriving: Chateau du Molay, France

 

Our Drivers: Graham Wilkinson

Comments:

 

Graham was very knowledgeable about Normandy which really helped us. A great trip – Thanks Graham!

 

 

 

 

Judith Hunt, Faculty Leader for Languages, The Chase School

Date: 7th - 13th July 2018

Departing: Halifax, England

Arriving: Chateau du Molay, France

 

Our Drivers: Keith Coulby

Comments:

 

Richard + Keith were polite and helpful before commencing our journey. Keith was very clear with the students in regards to health and safety. Keith was extremely knowledgeable and could answer all of our questions. Keith is an outstanding driver and was fantastic with our students, even the most challenging. Keith was polite, helpful and was able to anticipate potential issues. If we were to use the company in the future, I would request Keith as our driver!

 

Charlotte Willis, Coach Leader, The North Halifax Grammar School

Date: 9th - 13th July 2018

Departing: Stockton-on-Tees, England

Arriving: Paris, France

 

Our Drivers: Gordon Foster

Comments:

 

Very pleased with the quality of the coach. Very comfortable. Throughout the whole trip the coach was always on time and at the correct meeting point. Very happy with the driver. Gordon was very friendly and helpful, couldn’t have asked for anyone better. Thanks again.

 

 

 

Jonathan L’Hoiry, Head of Department, Ian Ramsey CE Academy

Date: 2nd - 8th July 2018

Departing: Birmingham, England

Arriving: Lloret de Mar, Spain

 

Our Drivers: Gordon Foster, David Snaith

Comments:

 

Excellent brochure and information provided. Driver was excellent and always punctual.

 

 

 

 

 

Tom Lingard, Trip Leader, Kings Norton Boys School

Date: 6th - 9th July 2018

Departing: Stokesley, England

Arriving: Belgium & France

 

Our Drivers: Des Cochrane

Comments:

 

We were more than satisfied! Excellent driver all round. Des has been great! Knowledgeable, helpful and good company. Definitely one of the best drivers we have had.

 

 

 

 

Sarah Coleman, Stokesley School, Teacher

Date: 7th - 13th July 2018

Departing: Halifax, England

Arriving: Chateau du Molay, France

 

Our Drivers: Robbie Willis

Comments:

 

The quality of the coach was excellent. Excellent punctuality and the driver had lots of interesting facts. All in all a very enjoyable experience. The driver was very friendly, helpful and made the trip. 10 out of 10 for his service!

 

 

 

Nicola Lamb, Welfare Officer, North Halifax Grammar School

Date: 7th - 13th July 2018

Departing: Halifax, England

Arriving: Chateau du Molay, France

 

Our Drivers: Claire Davies

Comments:

 

Always found your drivers to be professional and happy to help. Claire has been fab this week. Thank you.

 

 

 

K Morris, Personnel Officer, North Halifax Grammar School

Date: 8th - 12th July 2018

Departing: Leeds, England

Arriving: Dublin, Ireland

 

Our Drivers: Dougie Andrews

Comments:

 

The skill and knowledge of our driver was superb! Incredible confidence and northern charm! P.S. His bag pipe playing is impressive too!

 

 

 

Niall Doherty, Director of Music, Grammar School at Leeds

Date: 13th - 17th July 2018

Departing: South Benfleet, England

Arriving: Normandy and Paris, France

 

Our Drivers: Richard Fothergill, David Snaith

Comments:

Good contact details, arrived on time. The coach was clean, in good condition and had ample space for all. Good knowledge of the area and were waiting for us. Both Richard and David were excellent drivers, on one occasion there was a road accident and we had to take a minor road to allow an ambulance to access the critically injured, Richard navigated an overgrown minor country lane to ensure our passengers safety and the opportunity to continue the trip. Although a stone hidden within the overgrown area caught the coach, the students were unaware of any incidents. We are grateful for the skill and professionalism of our drivers.

 

Gemma Fordyce, Head of MFL, The King John School

Date: 16th July 2018

Departing: Hebburn, England

Arriving: York, England

 

Our Drivers: Stephen Jobson

Comments:

 

Good morning. I’d just like to thank you for the excellent service your company provided on Saturday for the trip I had organised. The coach was perfect and the air conditioning was a godsend given the weather conditions.  In the 12 years I organised a trip I can safely say that this the best service I’ve received from a bus company and Steven the driver had a big part in that! Top marks for him, all the lads had a great day and we will definitely be back next year, with the request of steven being the driver! Thanks again!

 

Steve Martin

Date: 17th July 2018

Departing: Grimsby, England

Arriving: Sunderland, England

 

Our Drivers: Ron Drayton

Comments:

 

Hi, I'd just like to pass my compliments onto our driver of A Love Supreme's bus to Grimsby yesterday. Ron was fantastic, as usual and entertained the whole bus, as well as being a fantastic driver and credit to the cpmpany.

Thanks and all the best!

 

 

 

Ethan Thoburn, Fans Museum, We Are Wearside

 

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Date: 13th - 19th July 2018

Departing: Barrow in Furness, England

Arriving: Chateau du Molay, France

 

Our Drivers: Kevin Robinson

Comments:

 

 

Kevin has been very accommodating on every level. Personable, friendly & approachable. Nothing too much trouble. Brilliant sense of humour. Cannot praise him highly enough!

 

 

Lynne Higgs, Walney School, Trip Leader 

Date: 17th - 20th July 2018

Departing: Wakefield, England

Arriving: Chateau du Molay, France

 

Our Drivers: Keith Coulby

Comments:

 

Keith has gone above and beyond, he is excellent with the children and supportive of staff. He is very well organised and knows the area well. He was flexible and a great person to be around.

 

 

 

Katie Pennington, Head of Department, Outwood Grange School

Date: 16th - 20th July 2018

Departing: Sheffield, England

Arriving: Chateau du Molay, France

 

Our Drivers: Claire Davies

Comments:

 

The coach was excellent. Clean and in full working order. The punctuality was perfect. Always early. Claire was so professional. Always calm and aware of other road users. We always felt very safe. Claire is one of the best drivers we have ever had! So friendly, organised, well planned. Brilliant!

 

 

 

John Ford, Head of French, Silverdale

Date: 19th - 25th July 2018

Departing: Ripon, England

Arriving: Chateau du Molay, France

 

Our Drivers: Jim Henderson

Comments:

 

Great driver. Good company, knowledgeable, calm and patient with the kids. Can read a map.  

 

 

 

 

 

Tom Chamberlain, Head of MFL, Ripon Grammar School

Date: 19th - 26th July 2018

Departing: Liverpool, England

Arriving: Lake Garda, Italy

 

Our Drivers: Dougie Andrews, Gordon Foster

Comments:

 

The coach was very comfortable, good A/C, managed to get a full 8 hours sleep – a first! The punctuality was excellent. Both drivers were thoroughly professional, courteous and helpful. We have used many coach companies to travel to Europe. JH Coaches have been the best by far and we would thoroughly recommend them.

 

Simon Emery, Director of Music, The Blue Coat School

Date: 20th - 27th July 2018

Departing: Hebburn, England

Arriving: Molay Littry, France

 

Our Drivers: Lisa Francis

Comments:

 

Very punctual. The driver was very friendly and helpful. Lisa was brilliant, she had an excellent rapport with the students.

 

 

 

 

Mark Leash, Deputy Party Leader, St Josephs Catholic School

Date: 20th - 27th July 2018

Departing: Hebburn, England

Arriving: Molay Littry, France

 

Our Drivers: Robbie Willis

Comments:

 

Robbie was an excellent driver for our party. We could not fault him in any way and would be happy to travel with him in the future.

 

 

 

 

Liz McEwan, Party Leader, St Josephs Catholic Academy

Date: 16th - 19th July 2018

Departing: Clitheroe, England

Arriving: Chateau du Molay, France

 

Our Drivers: Robbie Willis

Comments:

 

 

The coach was very clean and comfortable. The drivers were both on time or early. Our driver was knowledgeable about the area and explained things well. We are happy with the service.

 

 

 

L Rodgers, Trip Organiser, Clitheroe Royal Grammar School

Date: 13th - 19th July 2018

Departing: Telford, England

Arriving: Verona, Italy

 

Our Drivers: Kevin Porter, Eric Bowerbank

Comments:

 

 

The facilities of the coach was good. The drivers were pleasant and helpful.

 

 

 

 

Olivia Bradbury, Arts & Enrichment Manager, Telford Priory School

Date: 22nd - 27th July 2018

Departing: Warwickshire, England

Arriving: La Rochelle, France

 

Our Drivers: Kevin Porter, Eric Bowerbank

Comments:

 

 

The quality and punctuality of the coach was excellent. Two lovely blokes. Keven and Eric are a credit to JH Coaches. Also very impressed by the shiny wheels.

 

 

 

Director, Warwickshire Music

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Date: 7th - 13th July 2018

Departing: Halifax, England

Arriving: Chateau du Molay, France

 

Our Drivers: Graham Wilkinson

Comments:

 

Graham is great fun to spend a week with, he’s great with the kids and goes out of his way to help. The coach was excellent quality. Graham showed his knowledge and used it well. Graham has been an asset to trip and is a great ambassador for your company. We were very pleased to spend a week in his company. His professionalism is perfect.

 

 

L Manley, Coach Leader – School organisation manager, North Halifax Grammar School

Date: 25th - 29th June 2018

 

Departing: Romford, England

 

Arriving: Normandy, France

 

Our Drivers: Des Cochrane

 

Comments:

 

This was the most helpful driver I have experienced in the 4 years of doing residentials. He is so knowledgeable and helpful, and goes above and beyond to help out of group. If he could help out (be one of the drivers) next year that would be great.

 

Brid O’Neill, Trip Leader, Frances Bardsley Academy

Date: 19th - 23rd June 2018

 

Departing: Wokingham, England

 

Arriving:  Chateau du Molay, France

 

Our Drivers: Des Cochrane

 

Comments:

 

Des has been great. He is friendly, professional and efficient. He is very good with the children. This is our second year with him. Please can we have him again next year?

 

 

Christine Kennedy, Assistant Head, Holme Grange School

Date: 25th - 29th June 2018

 

Departing: Hornchurch, England

 

Arriving: Normandy, France

 

Our Drivers: Gordon Foster

 

Comments:

 

The punctuality of the coach was amazing. Gordon was fantastic! Very helpful. Gordon is an amazing asset – knowledgeable, friendly and excellent with the students. Thank you for a great experience!

 

 

B. Gidels, Coach Leader, The Frances Bardsley Academy

Date: 27th June 2018

 

Departing: Marsden, England

 

Arriving:  Richmond, England

 

Our Drivers: Dougie Andrew

 

Comments:

 

Hi Helen would you please pass on our thanks to your driver for his sevice on 27th. Great as normal and to you for your professional and personal help.

 

Peter Heppel

Date: 12th - 15th June 2018

 

Departing: Benfleet, England

 

Arriving:  Normandy, France

 

Our Drivers: Graham Wilkinson

 

Comments:

 

We loved the new coach – very comfy. Graham was ready before us at all points and was very flexible when we wanted to leave earlier due to weather. We felt very safe and well looked after. Thank you very much!

 

Jo Parkes, Assistant head, Kents Hill Junior School

Date: 4th - 9th June 2018

 

Departing: Bristol, England

 

Arriving: Normandy, France

 

Our Drivers: Graham Wilkinson

 

Comments:

 

Thank you Graham. Very flexible and friendly.

 

Emma Mann, Group Leader, Westbury Park

May 2018

Date: 4th May 2018

 

Departing: Cambridge, England

 

Arriving: Normandy, France

 

Our Drivers: Gordon Foster

 

Comments:

 

We are very grateful to Gordon for his help and time during our trip. There is no question we were highly satisfied with all aspects of the coach and driver.  

 

Kate Long, Group Leader, Stephen Perse Foundation

Date: 20th - 25th May 2018

 

Departing: Plymouth, England

 

Arriving: Normandy, France

 

Our Drivers: Robbie Willis

 

Comments:

 

Any trip is made by the driver and Robbie has been excellent in every way. Great rapport with the children, extremely helpful and good fun.

 

Plymouth College Preparatory, Mr Christopher Gatherer, Head Teacher

Date: 25th - 29th May 2018

 

Departing: Manchester, England

 

Arriving: Chateau Du Molay, France

 

Our Drivers: Des Cochrane  

 

Comments:

 

This was awesome, very friendly, professional and knowledgeable. We couldn’t have asked for a better companion.

 

 

 

Bury Grammar School, Mr M Boyd, Head of MFL

Date: 25th - 30th May 2018

 

Departing: Hetton Le Hole, England

 

Arriving: Ypres, Belgium & Paris, France

 

Our Drivers: Micky Thurlaway

 

Comments:

 

I just want to give some praise for your driver Micky. He took us to Belgium and France on May 25th and we are travelling home today. He has been absolutely amazing, a real treasure to have as part of your company. His knowledge of Paris and Belgium was fantastic and he was lovely to have with us on our trip.

 

Hetton School, Emma Scott

Date: 12th - 13th May 2018

 

Departing: Newcastle, England

 

Arriving: Port Vale, England  

 

Our Drivers: Gordon Foster, James Orchard  

 

Comments: Hi Ian, I would just like to thank you for the wonderful service you provided to Newcastle East End F.C. over last weekend. The bus was amazing and everyone one who travelled (56 of us) loved the experience and said how amazing the coach was. Your 2 drivers were a credit to you and your company they were so pleasant, considerate and so helpful over the whole trip. The club will certainly be using your company in the near future. Once again thank you for a great weekend made more sweater by the lads winning the National Final 1-0 against Torquay United F.C.

 

John McCafferty

Date: 1st - 5th May 2018

 

Departing: Leicester, England

 

Arriving: Normandy, France  

 

Our Drivers: Andy Smith  

 

Comments:

FANTASTIC! Can we book Andy for our Normandy Trip next year?

 

S. Marquet, trip Leader, Rushey Mead Academy

Date: 21st - 25th May 2018

 

Departing: London, England

 

Arriving: Chateau du Molay, France  

 

Our Drivers: Alan Richards    

 

Comments:

 

Very comfortable, clean, spacious coach. Alan’s knowledge was invaluable. Alan made sure that every day worked he was flexible and was able to solve and schedule problems that a rose. He was always courteous and good humoured.

 

Kris Clark, Deputy Head, Kelvin Grove Primary School

Date: 4th - 9th May 2018

 

Departing: London, England

 

Arriving: Chateau du Molay, France  

 

Our Drivers: Jim Henderson    

 

Comments:

 

Jim was very professional and helpful throughout the trip. The bus was spotlessly clean.

 

Alison Ballcatre, Llangatwg Comprehensive School, Leader of MFL

 

 

 

Date: 1st - 4th May 2018

 

Departing: Cambridge, England

 

Arriving: Normandy, France  

 

 

Our Drivers: Robbie Willis      

 

Comments:

 

The coach was very comfortable and always on time. Robbie was excellent – he told us lots of information about the region and WW2. Robbie was a super addition to our trip. He was knowledgeable and informative. We felt safe and very well cared for. Thank you very much.

 

 

Catherine Vagh, Deputy Trip Leader, Stephen Perse Foundation

Date: 18th - 21st May 2018

 

Departing: Hoddesdon, England

 

Arriving: Chelles, France  

 

Our Drivers: Des Cochrane      

 

Comments:

 

Thank you Des! We had a lovely time and your knowledge of Paris was amazing.

 

Keziah Todd, Trip Leader, John Warner

Date: 8th - 13th May 2018

 

Departing:  Llandaff, Wales

 

Arriving:  Chateau du Molay, France

 

Our Drivers: Robbie Willis      

 

Comments:

 

Robbie has been a professional and helpful driver going above and beyond to ensure we had a pleasant and comfortable trip.

 

Cheryl Sanders, Teacher, Cathedral School

Date: 21st - 25th May 2018

 

Departing: Petersfield, England

 

Arriving: Normandy, France  

 

Our Drivers: Jim Henderson      

 

Comments:

 

We were VERY satisfied with the quality, punctuation of the coach and the skill and knowledge of the driver. Jim was calm and professional and we were lucky to have him as our driver.

 

Olivia Burnett – Armstrong, Trip Leader, Bedales School

Date: 21st - 25th May 2018

 

Departing: Gateshead, England

 

Arriving: Chateau du Molay, France  

 

Our Drivers: Graham Wilkinson      

 

Comments:

 

Very comfortable, clean + well air conditioned. Grahams punctuality was excellent, Graham is an experienced driver who knew the area really well which was invaluable. He was able to give us recommendations about our itinerary to help us maximise our time. I can’t praise or thank Graham enough for his first class service this week. He is an excellent driver and has provided a safe & reliable service with a smile. We are ever so grateful – you have made our journey.  Thank you!

 

Hilary Oppong, Party leader, Kelvin Grove Primary School

Date: 18th - 21st May 2018

 

Departing: Hoddesdon, England

 

Arriving: Paris, France  

 

Our Drivers: Des Cochrane        

 

Comments:

 

Thank you Des! We had a lovely time and your knowledge of Paris was amazing.

 

Keziah Todd, Trip leader – Head of Business, John Warner

Date: 12th - 18th May 2018

 

Departing: Galashiels, Scotland

 

Arriving: Holland/Germany  

 

Our Drivers: Paul Gibson        

 

Comments:

 

The coach was very comfortable with excellent built in technology. The drivers were very friendly and went the extra mile. Thanks!

 

Eimear Masterson, Teacher, Galashiels Academy

Date: 24th - 29th May 2018

 

Departing: Chichester, England

 

Arriving: Black Forest, Germany  

 

Our Drivers: Gordon Foster, Stephen Richardson        

 

Comments:

 

Friendly, helpful drivers. Assisted with lunches and tried to be accommodating at all times. Kept us informed regarding problems with the coach.

 

 

Group Leader, Bishop Luffa School

Date: 25th - 30th May 2018

 

Departing: Hetton, England

 

Arriving: Belgium & France

 

Our Drivers: Micky Thurlaway        

 

Comments:

 

Micky was such a lovely driver, who had excellent knowledge and was a lovely driver. His knowledge of the area was brilliant.  

 

Emma Scott, Deputy Subject Leader, Hetton School

Date: 6th - 10th April 2018

 

Departing: Morpeth, England

 

Arriving: Den Haag, Netherlands

 

Our Drivers: Kenny Orr

 

Comments:

 

The coach was very clean and comfortable. Punctual throughout. Kenny by far the best driver we have had! I’ve taken many colts tours away and this has been the best coach and driver we’ve had. We would definitely use both again!

 

R. Parkinson, COLTS Manager, Morpeth RFC

April 2018

Date: 10th April 2018

 

Departing: Shefford, England

 

Arriving: Normandy, France

 

Our Drivers: Robbie Willis

 

Comments:

 

USB ports on the coach made a big difference! The punctuality of the coach was perfect. Robbie the driver was outstanding, could not be happier. I can not speak highly enough of the service we received from JH Coaches. Our driver Robbie is a credit to the company!

 

R. Sinclair, Head of Year 11, Samuel Whitbread Academy

Date: 7th April 2018

 

Departing: Batley, England

 

Arriving: Folgarida, Italy

 

Our Drivers: Kevin Robinson, Keith Thompson

 

Comments:

 

Very pleased to have USB ports on the vehicle. Bus was always early. Very helpful, friendly and approachable drivers.

 

Mr G Kibble, Head of School, Batley Grammar school

Date: 5th - 9th April 2018

 

Departing: Sunderland, England

 

Arriving: Den Haag, Netherlands

 

Our Drivers: Paul Gibson  

 

Comments:

 

Paul the driver was always early and always came to find me to tell me he was in the area. His driving was excellent. Paul’s satnav led us down some very narrow, busy streets. His skill and ability to get us out of there was obvious and he received several rounds of applause from his passengers. Top man!

 

 

Rob Stormont, Team Leader, Sunderland RF

Date: 6th - 10th April 2018

 

Departing: Shefford, England

 

Arriving: Normandy, France

 

Our Drivers: Graham Wilkinson  

 

Comments:

 

Both drivers were very knowledgeable and a great help in deciding what best to do. Please do pass on our thanks, two great guys!

 

Jimmy Hart, Trip Leader, Samuel Whitbread Academy

Date: 30th March - 5th April 2018

 

Departing: Pershore, England

 

Arriving: Serre Chevalier, France

 

Our Drivers: Mikey Thurlaway, Connor Shipley

 

Comments:

 

The coach had plenty of space and clean. The coach was also waiting for us as soon as we were ready. Fantastic knowledge of the area. Connor and Mikey were friendly, adaptable and approachable throughout the trip. They were happy to do whatever was asked and were great with the students. Having run the ski trip for the past 4 years – Connor and Mikey have been by far the BEST drivers we have had. A massive thank you to them both and the company. I will be requesting the company next year.

 

 

Dominique Edwards, Teacher, Pershore High School

Date: 31st March - 7th April 2018

 

Departing: Chester le Street, England

 

Arriving: Austria

 

Our Drivers: Dougie Andrews, Jim Henderson

 

Comments:

 

The service before travel was very helpful. The coach was very clean. The drivers were very helpful. Dougie in particular was very friendly and engaged well with our group throughout.

 

 

Chris Gibbins, Hermitage Academy

Date: 31st March - 3rd April 2018

 

Departing: Sunderland, England

 

Arriving: Amsterdam, Netherlands

 

Our Drivers: Paul Gibson

 

We had a fantastic tour, Paul our driver added to it’s overall success. Nothing too much trouble.

 

Debra Edmundson, Tour Organiser, Sunderland RFC

Date: 22nd April 2018

 

Departing: Chester le Street, England

 

Arriving: Barcelona, Spain

 

Our Drivers: Stephen Henderson, Dougie Andrews

 

Comments:

 

Loved the charging points on the coach. The coach was always on time and the drivers were always able to answer questions and advise. Friendly drivers that were fun, able to help and easy to work with.

 

Sam Griffiths, Tour Leader, Blowsoc (University of Nottingham)  

Date: 19th April 2018

 

Departing: London, England

 

Arriving: Molay, France

 

Our Drivers: Kenny Orr

 

Comments:

 

The driver was very relaxed, kind and helpful.

 

Katheryn F, Party Leader, The Harrodian School

Date: 19th - 22nd April 2018

 

Departing: London, England

 

Arriving: Disneyland/Normandy, France

 

Our Drivers: Gordon Foster, Robbie Willis

 

Comments:  Robbie and Gordon were so kind and accommodating throughout the trip. The coach was very comfortable and it was cleaned every day. The coach was always on time to every pick up location. Both drivers gave us very good insights and stories of the areas we visited. We are grateful to have them with us. The students absolutely loved them and have all come away with much better Geordie accents! Couldn’t recommend them more and very much hope we can work with them again in the future.

 

Estner Venegas, Assistant Principal, Hurlingham Academy

Date: 16th April 2018

 

Departing: London, England

 

Arriving: Ypres, Belgium

 

Our Drivers: Gordon Foster, Robbie Willis

 

Comments:

 

Kids loved charging their phones! Fab drivers and great with the kids – Robbie has a fan club!

 

Jenny Leuitt, Trip Leader, Queen Ethelburga's

Date: 30th April 2018

 

Departing: Brighton, England

 

Arriving: Normandy, France

 

Our Drivers: Mickey Thurlaway

 

Comments:

 

Very comfortable and clean coach. Always early and ready. Mickey was extremely professional, friendly, helpful and professional with a wealth of knowledge.

 

J Barnes, Tours Manager, Travelbound IV

March 2018

Date: 5th - 9th March 2018

 

Departing: Pelsall, England

 

Arriving: Chateau du Molay, France

 

Our Drivers: Steve Henderson

 

Comments:

 

Excellent knowledge of the tour. Over and above our expectation. #everyoneneedsasteve

 

We love Steve! Professional, knows his stuff. We will require Steve on our next tour!

 

C Claro, Subject Leader, Ormiston Shelfield Community Academy

Date: 5th - 9th March 2018

 

Departing: Pelsall, England

 

Arriving: Chateau du Molay, France

 

Our Drivers: Andy Smith

 

Comments:

 

The coach and the driver were excellent. Andy was an excellent coach driver who was very informative and gave good knowledge of Normandy. He took the time to form good relationships with our staff and students.

 

Stuart Turnbull, Head Teacher, Ormiston Shelfield Community Academy

Date: 19th March 2018

 

Departing: Warrington, England

 

Arriving: Chateau du Molay, France

 

Our Drivers: Steve Henderson, Robbie Willis

 

Comments:

 

Really knowledgeable on the best way through the itinerary. Brilliant attitude towards year 8 pupils. Amazing company for the duration of the tour days.

 

Kev Farrell, Birchwood Community High School, Head of MFL

Date: 19th March 2018

 

Departing: Warrington, England

 

Arriving: Chateau du Molay, France

 

Our Drivers: Rodger Clayton, Jim Henderson

 

Comments:

 

Fantastic service. Drivers were friendly and professional and great with the kids.

 

Kevin McCabe, Birchwood Community High School, Head of year

Date: 27th March 2018

 

Departing: Warrington, England

 

Arriving: Normandy - Molay Littry, France

 

Our Drivers: Stephen Henderson

 

Comments:

 

This has to be one of the best coaches we have travelled in. The coach was ready waiting for us. Since then super Steve has had us everywhere with time to spare! Steve's knowledge has been exceptional  and the experience has really added to the holiday. He has really added "something special" to the whole experience for us and the pupils. They have enjoyed his company and will probably never forget "Fred the Toad". We will definitely ask to travel with him again.

 

Blessed Thomas Holford, Trip Leader, Catherine

Date: 18th March 2018

 

Departing: Surrey, England

 

Arriving: Paris, France

 

Our Drivers: Kenny Orr

 

Comments:

 

Kenny was excellent. He couldn’t have been more helpful or accommodating. He was friendly, polite and utterly charming. He went out of his way to help.

 

Muf Reynolds, Tour Leader, Amesbury

Date: 30th March 2018

 

Departing: Surrey, England

 

Arriving: Normandy + Paris, France

 

Our Drivers: Kenny Orr

 

Comments:

 

It was a pleasure to work with Kenny. It was an invaluable help. This is my sixth trip and our driver, Kenny was the best by far. We loved his company as well as his professionalism.

 

T. Jestin, Head of lower school MFL,  Wisbech Grammar School

Date: 27th March 2018

 

Departing: Altrincham, England

 

Arriving: Normandy + Paris, France

 

Our Drivers: Stephen Henderson

 

Comments:

 

This has to be one of the best coaches we have travelled in. Punctuality has never been an issue. The coach was ready waiting for us. Since then super Steve has had us everywhere with time to spare. Steve’s knowledge has been exceptional. His anecdotes and experience have really added to the holiday. Steve has really added "something special" to the whole experience for us and the pupils. They have enjoyed his company and will probably never forget "Fred the Toad". We will definitely ask to travel with him again.

 

Catherine Normandy, Trip Leader, Blessed Thomas Holford

Date: 19th March 2018

 

Departing: Birchwood, England

 

Arriving: Normandy, France

 

Our Drivers: Jim Henderson, Rodger Clayton

 

Comments:

 

Fantastic service. Drivers were friendly and professional and great with the kids.

 

Kevin McCabe, Head of Year, Birchwood Community High School

Date: 19th March 2018

 

Departing: Birchwood, England

 

Arriving: Normandy, France

 

Our Drivers: Steve Henderson, Robbie Willis

 

Comments:

 

Really knowledgeable on the best way though the itinerary. Brilliant attitude towards the year 8 pupils. Amazing company for the duration of the tour days.

 

Kev Farrell, Head of MFL, Birchwood Community High School

Date: 29th March 2018

 

Departing: Rainham, England

 

Arriving: Normandy, France

 

Our Drivers: Billy Alderson  

 

Comments:

 

The coach was in excellent condition, very clean. Useful to have USB ports. Punctual on every occasion. Our driver Billy was so helpful and had excellent of the area. He was very friendly and flexible, even making time for extra steps at the war cemetery and the supermarket.

 

Nancy Ryder, MFL department, Rainham Mark Grammar School

Date: 19th March 2018

 

Departing: Maidstone, England

 

Arriving: Normandy, France

 

Our Drivers: Andy Smith  

 

Comments:

 

We want to thank Andy Smith for saving us 3.5 hour delay on the Eurotunnel by enabling us to cross by ferry instead! Andy has been very punctual and courteous all the time. We have been very impressed by his professionalism and helpfulness when needed.  

 

Francois Belver, Trip Leader, Valley Park School

Date: 27th - 30th March 2018

 

Departing: Bury, England

 

Arriving: Normandy, France

 

Our Drivers: Des Cochrane  

 

Comments:

 

Des rang the day before to check in. The coach was very nice. Excellent on time and efficient. Des was brilliant with the kids and staff. An efficient and reliable to service. Adaptable at all times. Friendly stress free service.  

 

Sarah East, Head of MFL, The Derby High School

Date: 22nd - 28th March 2018

 

Departing: Durham, England

 

Arriving: Barcalona, Spain

 

Our Drivers: Alan Richards, Andy Smith  

 

Comments:

Thanks to the guys for remaining chill when the French Emergency Services were called on the highway and when we were stuck for three hours in case of Catalan protests. Legends!

 

Francesca Howard, Tour Manager, Durham University Orchestral Society

Date: 26th - 31st March 2018

 

Departing: Manchester, England

 

Arriving: Chateau du Molay, France

 

Our Drivers: Graham Wilkinson  

 

Comments:

 

The punctuality was excellent. The knowledge of the driver was first class. Graham was extremely courteous and helpful throughout the journey in terms of allowing us to maximise the number of steps we made and be very efficient.

 

Ashley Hern, Teacher, Manchester Grammar School

Date: 22nd - 25th March 2018

 

Departing: London, England

 

Arriving: Chateau du Molay, France

 

Our Drivers: Graham Wilkinson  

 

Comments:

 

Graham was always early. He had great local knowledge. We were super happy with graham who was super easy going and adaptable. He made extra suggestions for us and was very dependable. A great experience. Thank you.

 

Ellie Marsden, French and Spanish Teacher, Kew House School

February 2018

Date: 2nd February 2018

 

Departing: South Yorkshire

 

Arriving: Paris

 

Our Drivers: Ian Trennary, Peter Guthrie

 

Comments:

 

The coach was kept in an immaculate condition. Both drivers were consistently early to meeting points. Both Andy and Alan went above and beyond their requirments to ensure that my team and our students were supported and safe at all times. We were extremely grateful to them for their compassion and outstanding service. Thank you.  

 

Rupert Genge, Trip Leader, Maltby Academy

Date: 17th February 2018

 

Departing: Guiseley

 

Arriving: Alpe Cimbra, Italy

 

Our Drivers: Stephen Henderson, Claire Davies

 

Comments:

 

We had a nice new vehicle, USB ports were a bonus. On the dot for every pick up. I was pleased with the helpfulness and friendliness of both drivers.

 

Dave Lacey, Party Leader, Guiseley School

Date: 3rd February 2018

 

Departing: Darlington

 

Arriving: Holland

 

Our Drivers: Jim Henderson

 

Comments:

 

Driver was polite and punctual at all times, the trip required some very skilled driving to get us to call required locations. Very well done.

 

Guy Bufton, Senior Permanent Staff Instructor, 32 Signal Regement  

Date: 22nd February 2018

 

Departing: Sunderland

 

Arriving: Manchester

 

Our Drivers: Ron Drayton

 

Comments:

 

The Manchester trip from this weekend just want to say what a massive delight Ron was, and how much they loved him.

 

Beth Routledge, Competition Coordinator, Sunderland University

Date: 17th February 2018

 

Departing: Birtley

 

Arriving: Witton Gilbert

 

Our Drivers: Stephen Jobson

 

Comments:

 

Just a quick thank you for the fantastic service on Saturday night. The driver we had was excellent and is a credit to your company along with a very clean and organised bus. We will recommend you anytime. Thank you once again.

 

Steve Goundry

Date: 4th February 2018

 

Departing: Darlington

 

Arriving: Netherlands

 

Our Drivers: Jim Henderson

 

Comments:

 

I have just been guiding a tour to Arnhem in Holland and your driver, Mr Jim Henderson, was excellent. He was helpful, polite and a credit to your company.

 

Brian Shaw, CGT Battlefields

Date: 16 - 23rd February 2018

 

Departing: Bovington

 

Arriving: Normandy

 

Our Drivers: Des Cochrane, Alan Richards

 

Comments:

 

Des Cochrane was particularly attentive to the party of the battlefield study and a definite asset to the venture. I'd be very happy to work with him again should the opportunity arise.

 

Haines, Battlefield Guide, Travelbound

Date: 16 - 23rd February 2018

 

Departing: Bovington

 

Arriving: Normandy

 

Our Drivers: Des Cochrane, Alan Richards

 

Comments: This past week I again had the good fortune to be taken to Normandy in a Jim Hughes Coach driven principally by Desmond Cochrane supported by Alan and the purpose of this brief letter is to make you aware of how well those two performed. They were splendid. They were always prepared to go wherever I asked in difficult circumstances, narrow country roads and lanes with high banks and unpredictable traffic. They were always on time and kept the coach as clean as they could in trying weather and mucky road conditions. They were courteous, helpful, interested in what was going on and, in short, a definite asset to the expedition. I am most grateful to them both, I would be more than happy to work with them again should the opportunity arise and I hope you will let them know how pleased I was with their contribution.

 

Haines, Battlefield Tour Guide, Travelbound

Date: 22nd February 2018

 

Departing: Nottingham

 

Arriving: Champorcher

 

Our Drivers: Gordon Foster, Simon Brown

 

Comments:

 

The coach arrived early and got to the resort on time. Gordon was a very professional driver. Great company on the trip. Could not fault him one bit. See him again next year!

 

Rachel Andrews, Ski Trip Organiser, Selston High

Date: 24th February 2018

 

Departing: Stafford

 

Arriving: Radstadt

 

Our Drivers: Billy Alderson, Peter Rideout

 

Comments:

 

Billy & Pete were excellent in making sure we were happy. They got us to all of the ski resorts on time, without a fuss. They were always courteous and friendly. It was a joy to have them as our coach drivers.

 

G Valentine, Walton High School, Ski Trip Organiser

Date: 16th February 2018

 

Departing: Matlock

 

Arriving: Villach

 

Our Drivers: Kevin Robinson, Micky Thurlaway, Stuart Ord, Richard Picton

 

Comments:

 

We are always impressed with all the aspects of service provided by JH Coaches. The coach drivers are excellent and fantastic ambassadors for JH Coaches.

 

Paul Brierley, Trip Leader, Anthony Gell School

Date: 10th - 17th February 2018

 

Departing: Newcastle, England

 

Arriving: Salzburg, Austria

 

Our Drivers: Lisa Francis, Michael Ashurst

 

Comments:

 

Lisa and Michael were fantastic. They went above and beyond to make our trip run smoothly. They were more than helpful and always greeted us with a smile. Lucky to have them and we hope to have them again next year.

 

Amy Murrell, George Stephenson High School

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January 2018

Date: 13th January 2018

 

Departing: Sunderland

 

Arriving: Cardiff

 

Our Drivers: Ian Trennary, Peter Guthrie

 

Comments:

 

Recently, I travelled to Cardiff City on JH Coaches with A Love Supreme. I'd like to thank the two drivers Peter and Ian for their great hospitality. Both were easy to get along with and made the long drive a lot more tolerable. A big thank you to them both for helping myself and Chris deal with a lad who was ill on the bus. Also, thanks to Ian for the cup of tea! Another thank you to Steven who took over at Woodall on the way back, he was also brilliant.

 

Ethan Thoburn, A Love Supreme, Sunderland AFC away supporters

Date: 25th January 2018

 

Departing: Oxford

 

Arriving: Netherlands

Our Drivers: Stephen Henderson  

 

Comments:

 

Excellent driver and coach. The coach was new, clean and beautiful. The coach had perfect timing, always early. Steven is a top quality driver. Excellent, very good and steady. Take care of your drivers! Steve is a top professional.

 

Dr George Blumbag, Trip leader, Oxford Brookes

Date: 11th January 2018

 

Departing: Sunderland

 

Arriving: Liverpool

 

Our Drivers: Peter Guthrie, Paul Brown  

 

Comments:

 

Please pass on my thanks to the two drivers, one being Peter, who took us to Anfield and back yesterday. It was a long day with us not returning to the Stadium until 9pm. Can you please pass on my thanks for their professionalism throughout the day.

 

 

Jas Singh, Education & Skills Lead, Central, East and South Durham

Date: June 2018

 

Departing: Newcastle, England

 

Arriving: Blackpool, England

 

Our Drivers: Derek Thoms

 

Comments:

 

Many thanks for the excellent service, we went to Blackpool last week with JH coaches and Blackpool Promotions, everything from the booking process, return coach, and hotel were great, we had a great holiday, thank you again so much.

 

Ann Mayne

Date: 20th - 23rd June 2018

 

Departing: East Grinstead, England

 

Arriving: Normandy, France

 

Our Drivers: Micky Thurlaway, Claire Davies  

 

Comments:

 

Both Michael and Claire were very kind and helpful. They were always on time. Both drove the coach very well. Very professional and both took pride in their work and really cared about delivering a great service.

 

Rory Parker, Assistant Head, Brambletye School

Date: 25th - 29th June 2018

 

Departing: Hornchurch, England

 

Arriving:  Normandy, France

 

Our Drivers: Micky Thurlaway  

 

Comments:

 

Lovely comfy seats, good air con and friendly driver. Super helpful in identifying stops and pickups. Very flexible too. Micky made us laugh and was very friendly – he shared his expertise with us all. Overall a lovely week away with our school, which was made extra enjoyable because of our comfortable from of transport and the excellent personality of our driver. Thank you for the wonderful and efficient services this week. Our students also shared how happy they were with the driver and coach.

 

Taylor Thurston, Teacher/Deputy Lead, Frances Bardsley Academy

Date: 25th - 29th June 2018

 

Departing: Hornchurch, England

 

Arriving:  Normandy, France

 

Our Drivers: Claire Davies

 

Comments:

 

All throughout the week punctuality and timings were excellent. I understand Claire had not done this trip before but this did not cause any problems. She was superb – pleasant, patient and helpful at all times. All our drivers were excellent – they went above and beyond. We would be very happy for them to join us for our Normandy 2019 residential please.

 

Mrs G Bull, Trip Leader, Frances Bardsley Academy

Date: 19th - 23rd June 2018

 

Departing: Oxshott, England

 

Arriving: Normandy, France

 

Our Drivers: Gordon Foster

 

Comments:

 

The driver was very conscientious in all aspects. Very adaptable to my requests. The coach was very clean and tidy.

 

Mr N Sanders, Group Leader, Danes Hill School

Date: 21st - 27th June 2018

 

Departing: Oxshott, England

 

Arriving:  Normandy, France

 

Our Drivers: Robbie Willis, Stephen Richardson

 

Comments:

 

The coach was spotless and well maintained. The air-conditioning was magic. We relied on Robbie’s expertise as he had lots of experience. We felt safe in his and Steve’s hands. Good drivers can help to make a good trip memorable for the young people and the teaching staff. Robbie and Steve found a place in our hearts and soon become members of our team. We won’t forget them!

 

 

 

Rosemary Daley, Organiser, Keith Grammar School

Date: 21st - 25th July 2018

Departing: Nottingham, England

Arriving: Rhineland, Germany

 

Our Drivers: Andy Smith, Alan Richards

Comments:

 

An amazing coach! The punctuality was perfect every time! The drivers were both faultless! I wouldn’t hesitate to use JH Coaches again! Modern, comfortable coach and two drivers who got us when and where we needed to be, spot on every time, as well as having a great relationship with the staff & students.

 

James Crabtree, Head of Music, Fernwood School

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Date:5th - 8th July 2018

Departing: Southampton, England

Arriving: Normandy, France

 

Our Drivers: Andy Smith

Comments:

 

Very clean & comfortable. Luxurious travel! The driver was very comfortable and polite. Andy Smith was excellent – he is punctual and professional and the students thought he was very tolerant and kind.

 

 

 

E Brown, Teacher, King Edward VI School, Southampton

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Date: 11th - 17th July 2018

Departing: Newbury, England

Arriving: Leysin, Switzerland

 

Our Drivers: Andy Smith, Alan Richards

Comments:

 

Andy & Alan have been invaluable throughout the tour. They have gone above and beyond at all stages. Thank you.

 

 

 

 

G Robertson, Head of Expressive Art, St Bartholomew's School

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Date: 29th June - 3rd July 2018

Departing: Nottingham, England

Arriving: Voeren, Belgium

 

Our Drivers: Andy Smith, Alan Richards

Comments:

 

The customer service was superb, able to answer all of our questions. Great coach. Andy the driver was really really good. Top man!

 

 

 

 

Ashley Buxton, Director of Music, Bishop Vesey Grammar

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