Travel Wright has announced that it plans to close in early April. The Newark operator says that a final decision will be announced on or around 18 February, but the current owners’ wish to retire and a fruitless search for a buyer to enable the business to continue leaves an end looking likely.
In a statement, Directors Paula Allen, Colin Wright and David Wright add that the operator “categorically” remains solvent and that it will continue to honour all bookings until early April. It will be contacting private hire customers with reservations beyond 3rd April.
“We will continue to support our staff and would like to thank them for their loyalty and for helping us to achieve what we hope will be an honourable exit,” they continue. “It would be fantastic for the public to support us during the next nine weeks or so – perhaps by taking a last outing to the seaside, a short break or even booking a coach for a day out.”
In thanking customers old and new, the Directors note that closure of the Nottinghamshire business “will be a very sad say and, we trust you agree, the end of an era in Newark.”
Travel Wright can trace its history back to 1926, when it was founded by Charles Wright. It originally operated buses, including a service between Newark and Ollerton, locations that its routes continue to serve. Holidays began in the 1960s. It moved to new premises in 2005 and currently runs around 30 coaches and buses.