Truronian Coaches, part of First South West, has added the classic coach operations of King Harry Coaches to its growing portfolio. It includes two vintage vehicles, the current book and access to all future business.
The Falmouth-based business will continue to market bespoke private hire, with all operations being taken on by Truronian. The coaches involved – a 1956 Bedford SB3 with Duple Vega bodywork and a 1964 AEC Reliance with a Harrington Cavalier body – will become the first to adopt a Truronian Classic sub-brand that has been created by Best Impressions. Further fleet additions are planned later this year, the purchaser advises.
Says Truronian Business Manager Lee Horrocks: “We are delighted to be able to take on and continue the provision of classic coach hire from our friends at King Harry Coaches. Its focus on outstanding customer service and attention to detail is something we will continue to deliver, and we are excited to be able to add the two beautiful classic coaches to our fleet.”
Adds David Russell of King Harry Coaches: “The time has come for us to hand over the King Harry operation. We approached our friends at Truronian knowing that their enthusiasm and professionalism in the coach market was second to none. We are delighted at their enthusiasm to take on and develop the King Harry product. The coaches and the ethos of the business are in safe hands.”
Truronian’s ongoing growth “is a key element” of First South West’s business expansion and diversification strategy, says Commercial Director Marc Morgan-Huws. “2021 has seen more high-quality PSVAR compliant vehicles join the fleet, our first double-deck executive coaches and an additional team coach – and now the two iconic classic vehicles with the King Harry Coaches business.
“We see expanded opportunities and synergies with our existing VIP and hire business from the addition of King Harry Coaches, allowing us to build back better. 2021 is a real landmark year for the Truronian business.”