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Teesside-based coach company invests in region following acquisition

A North East-based coach company has more than doubled its workforce and increased its offering following an acquisition deal managed by Anderson Barrowcliff.

Delta Coaches, based in Teesside, has confirmed the acquisition of GL Coaches, safeguarding 15 jobs and securing inward investment in the region for work across the UK and Europe.

Now including accessible vehicles suitable for passengers with mobility issues, as well a wider range of vehicle sizes, the fleet of 20 coaches is able to provide a stronger, and more broad service to customers in what is a niche market in executive travel.

Within two weeks of the acquisition, Delta Coaches has secured a new account, which will see the firm’s increased fleet of accessible vehicles put to use.

Managing director, Gary Walton said: “Having seen an increase in the number of passengers of all ages requiring adapted vehicles, it’s great to be able to provide these services from Teesside to customers nationally and internationally.

“We’re pleased to be developing our portfolio of clients and opportunities for the area with an increased range of transport options – all while maintaining the executive standard our customers have come to rely on.

“Being able to retain Delta’s team is important to us and we’re pleased to be building the economy with future appointments.”

Delta Coaches is now looking to increase its workforce further by immediately recruiting four members of staff, as well as training and recruiting further team members for seasonal roles from April.

Anderson Barrowcliff partner James Dale headed up the acquisition offering support in all areas including structuring the deal, due diligence and tax advisory work amongst other services. Delta Coaches newly appointed director Judith Haysmore says: “James felt like part of our team from day one and went over and above to help us at every step of the way. Knowing we could trust him with our business was important and secured our faith in him and the team at Anderson Barrowcliff. We look forward to working with him in the future as the business develops.”

The team are now looking to the next 12 months with excitement, their focus being on securing a new Teesside home for the whole of their fleet, as well as further investing in the company to build a modern and reputable brand.

Anderson Barrowcliff is a firm of chartered accountants and business advisors which has origins dating back over 100 years. For more information on its services and specialisms, visit www.anderson-barrowcliff.co.uk.

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