Haddington, East Lothian-based Prentice Coaches celebrated its 25th anniversary last Wednesday (1 June).
“We started with one coach when, after being employed by Ian Glass Coaches for many years, my father Don found himself working for Lowland Scottish after Ian sold his business,” says MD Ross Prentice.
“As he was used to working for a family business, he quickly decided that Lowland Scottish was not for him, and Don Prentice Coaches was born. We incorporated as Prentice Coaches Limited in 2009.”
The operator now runs 20 coaches and buses, and regularly purchases new vehicles from Alexander Dennis and Plaxton. “25 years later, we are transporting groups throughout Edinburgh and the Lothians. We also carry over 500 passengers on our service routes, and take children to school throughout the area,” adds Mr Prentice.
Besides being honoured in the routeONE Awards, Prentice Coaches has also gained recognition at the Mid and East Lothian Chamber of Commerce Awards, and the Scottish Chamber of Commerce Awards.