The Ready Group positive after LJ Edwards acquisition


The Ready Group reports a successful first quarter following the takeover of the LJ Edwards brand in January.

LJ Edwards Coach Hire announced on 5 January it had ceased operating, but The Ready Group stepped up in within weeks to ensure the longstanding Sussex operator’s name lives on.

Holidays and trips are being fulfilled by Readytours, which along with Readybus, turbostyle and Arena Travel is part of The Ready Group.

The Ready Group co-owner Matt Clayson says: “We’ve only been running the LJ Edwards brand from the 23rd January this year, but the response and support from customers has been amazing.

“Our team has spent many hours, since buying the brand and digital assets, speaking to clients who unfortunately had bookings cancelled, and many have taken the opportunity to rebook on trips and tours that they had previously booked on. We’re also offering and taking bookings on new trips, along with the ones that we already provide.

“We’ve started to run tours and holidays with our coach fleet and the feedback from people enjoying trips to the likes of Snowdonia, has been really good. The support from customers and hard work from our drivers and wider team, has helped deliver more than a quarter of the revenue in two months, compared to the previous year.

“We’ll be continuing doing our utmost to make customers happy, as satisfaction is always our top priority. But we’re really pleased with the way the historically strong brand of LJ Edwards is now part of our group and supporting our growth.”