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Our client testimonials...

June 2018

Date: 11th - 14th June 2018

Departing: Greenleys, England

Arriving: Merville, France

 

Our Drivers: Gordon Foster

Comments:

 

The quality of the coach was good and the punctuality was perfect. The driver was very good. Helpful and flexible. Gordon really was an excellent driver. Punctual, professional and knowledgeable.

 

 

 

K Williams, Deputy Head Teacher, St Mary Magdalene

Date: 11th - 15th June 2018

Departing: Durham, England

Arriving: Noordwijk, Netherlands

 

Our Drivers: Keith Coulby

Comments:

 

A very comfortable coach. On time for the first collection and all subsequent journeys. Keith was excellent, good knowledge of relevant laws and regulations. On a couple of occasions Keith helped connect mistakes, made by our tour company in the itinerary. Keith was all round helpful, upbeat and punctual. He thought ahead to suggest earlier departure times on a couple of occasions, and as a result improved time frames with our itinerary. Excellent Job!

 

Tyne Anderson, Band Tour Manager, Durham University Brass Band

Date: 2nd - 6th June 2018

Departing: Durham, England

Arriving: Brussels, Belgium  

 

Our Drivers: Jim Henderson

Comments:

 

The coach had a nice paint job! Thoroughly enjoyed our trip which was made very comfortable with the use of JH Coaches. Enjoyed the large range of seat positions provided.

 

 

 

 

Gabriel Hardwick, Tour Organiser, Durham University

Date: 4th - 8th June 2018

Departing: Chester le Street, England

Arriving: Beauvois, France

 

Our Drivers: Keith Coulby

Comments:

 

All Emails were answered quickly. The coach was excellent, much better than we anticipated. The driver was able to share knowledge of the area. A fantastic trip with an equally fantastic driver (Keith Coulby). Great rapport with the kids and the leaders would ask for this driver in the future.

 

 

Louis Clark, Teacher, Hermitage Academy

Date: 4th - 8th June 2018

Departing: Southampton, England

Arriving: Normandy, France

 

Our Drivers: Gordon Foster

Comments:

 

The coach was comfortable, clean and well equipped. I have been on many trips and Gordon was the best, most obliging and knowledgeable driver ever! You will be lucky to find a better service of friendlier, more obliging drivers anywhere! Thank you so much Gordon and JH Coaches.

 

 

Andrew Crosby, Deputy Head Teacher, Beechwood Junior School

Date: 24th May - 2nd June 2018

Departing: Musselburgh, Scotland

Arriving: Normandy & Paris, France

 

Our Drivers: Nathan Woodland, Dougie Andrews

Comments:

 

The coach was always clean and tidy. Always tried to provide what was requested. Exceptional knowledge of our itinerary destinations. No issues what so ever. It has been a pleasure to have Dougie and Nathan with us this week. They were always happy and went out their way to make our time easier. Great interaction with our kids. Would love to have them as our drivers again.

 

Suzanne Watson, Teacher, Musselburgh Grammar School

Date: 18th - 22nd June 2018

Departing: Newton Aycliffe, England

Arriving: Amiens, France

 

Our Drivers: Keith Colby

Comments: All correspondence with Helen was handled with efficiency and professionalism. The coach was super! Can we have you with our Ski Trip? The coach arrived before hand and left spot on schedule. Both drivers were extremely professional. Keith clearly knows his stuff and maintains safety at the heart of all he does. We have had a wonderful 5 days. Keith made our students feel welcome and important while ensuring they understood the importance of safety on board and expected standards of cleanliness and conduct which reflects our aims as a school. Keith worked really hard at times, bending over backwards to accommodate all our wants and needs. I would highly recommend him for future trips to our staff and other schools. Thanks Keith!

 

AL. Dixon, Subject Leader (Performing Arts), Greenfield Community College

Date: 23rd June 2018

Departing: Chester le Street, England

Arriving: Redcar, England

 

Our Drivers: Leo McCaffrey

Comments:

 

I just wanted to say what a wonderful driver we had for our trip to Redcar races. He was such a friendly and patient person and gave the impression nothing was a trouble. Lots of people in our party commented on how lovely he was and he put everyone at ease immediately. He was a very safe driver too which we appreciated as we had lots of children on board. Thank you very much and we would not hesitate in using your company again. Please thank Leo too on our behalf.

 

Janine Johnson

Date: 18 - 22nd June 2018

Departing: Chesterfield, England

Arriving:  Kingswood Chateau de Chantereine, France

 

Our Drivers: Kenny Orr

Comments:

 

I would also like to say the coach we had was amazing and JH Coaches are by far the best company we have ever had – their driver was wonderful. If possible we would prefer to use this company on our 2019 visit.

 

 

 

 

Hasland and Hady School

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

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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

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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

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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

Claire Davies

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 

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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

Robbie Willis

Date: 25th - 29th June 2018

Departing: Romford, England

Arriving:  Normandy, France

 

Our Drivers: Des Cochrane

Comments:

 

Des 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

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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

Date: 4th - 8th June 2018

Departing: London, England

Arriving:  Normandy, France

 

Our Drivers: Andy Smith

Comments:

 

The coach was great; very clean and a fantastic size to accommodate our group. I was delighted that the coach arrived ahead of schedule on Day 1. After that it was always punctual. Andy Smith is a wonderful coach driver. We felt very safe and from early on we knew we were in good hands. He was accommodating to all our needs, has a great sense of humour and developed a wonderful rapport with our pupils. He made a very positive contribution to our trip and I would definitely request to have him again.

 

Clemenly Stimffig, Head of French, St Benedict’s Junior School

Date: 11th - 17th June 2018

Departing: Bristol, England

Arriving:  Lloret de Mar, Spain

 

Our Drivers: Andy Smith, Dougie Andrews

Comments:

 

The coach was always on time/ early. Helped me out with people leaving the coach at various points. Both drivers were very nice and really reliable. They went out of their way to everything go smoothly for us, including suggesting rearranging plans and being flexible with timings. We especially enjoyed Dougie’s bagpiping skills! Thank you very much!

 

Ellie Bince, Tours Officer, University of Bristol Big Band Society

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