GL Coaches acquired by Delta Coaches
Teeside-based Delta Coaches has acquired local firm GL Coaches, more than doubling its workforce in the process and taking on new accessible vehicles for its 20-strong fleet.
Delta Coaches reports that it has safeguarded 15 jobs and securing inward investment in the region, and within two weeks of the acquisition, it has won new contracts for accessible services.
“Having seen an increase in the number of passengers of all ages requiring adapted vehicles, it’s great to be able to provide these services from Teesside to customers nationally and internationally,” says managing director Gary Walton. “We’re pleased to be developing our portfolio of clients and opportunities for the area with an increased range of transport options - all while maintaining the executive standard our customers have come to rely on.”
Delta Coaches is aiming to recruit four new members of staff, as well as training and recruiting further team members for seasonal roles from April.
James Dale, partner at business advisers Anderson Barrowcliff, headed up the acquisition offering support in structuring the deal, due diligence and tax advisory work. Delta Coaches newly-appointed director Judith Haysmore adds: “James felt like part of our team from day one and went over and above to help us at every step of the way. Knowing we could trust him with our business was important and secured our faith in him and the team at Anderson Barrowcliff. We look forward to working with him in the future as the business develops.”