Leger Shearings Group expands ops team to meet coach holiday demand

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Interchange Manager Martin Guy (left) and Logistics Manager Tom Ainsworth

Leger Shearings Group has expanded its operations team with two key appointments, citing ‘unprecedented demand for UK escorted coach holidays’ as a reason for the growth.

Tom Ainsworth will become the company’s Logistics Manager, while Martin Guy is to be appointed Interchange Manager. They will report to Leger Shearings Group Operations Director Chris Plummer.

Both Tom and Martin were previously employed by Shearings when under Specialist Leisure Group and carry considerable experience in the field of escorted coach holidays.

Tom, who carries a degree in transport from Plymouth University, brings 20 years’ experience in passenger transport organisations. For eight years he was European Transport Manager at Shearings under its former owner, and at Leger Shearings he will be responsible for route development and scheduling of coaches operated for both Leger Holidays and Shearings.

Martin brings 30 years’ experience having worked previously for Wallace Arnold and as Regional General Manager North at Shearings for 15 years. In his new role he will be responsible for managing the customer experience at interchange points, where coaches convene and customers arrive by coach from local pick-up points to tour coaches.

“Both Tom and Martin join Leger Shearings Group at a very busy time,” says Chris. “We have leapt straight from lockdown and no holidays, to a boom in staycations, with unprecedented demand for UK escorted coach holidays. We are rapidly increasing the number of tours to meet this demand.

“As a consequence, we are recruiting and expanding many areas of the company and I’m delighted to welcome Tom and Martin to the operations team. Both have exceptional knowledge and experience in ensuring the transport requirements of an escorted coach holiday company are met, delivering the highest standards of service.”