Wednesday, 25 April 2012

Go Ahead Group acquires Anglianbus

Big news today as The Go Ahead Group have acquired Norfolk & Suffolk bus operator, Anglianbus.

With effect from Sat 21st April 2012, Go Ahead will be the new owners of Anglian Bus.

The Anglian brand and current route network will remain unchanged, all staff and management will remain in place.

The Go-Ahead Group is pleased to announce the acquisition of Anglian Buses.
The company is based in Beccles, Suffolk and operates 71 buses. The business runs services from the Suffolk coast to, from and within Norwich, as well as in Yarmouth, Lowestoft and on the Suffolk coastal strip down to Ipswich.
The business has two depots, in Beccles and Rackheath, and 133 staff including 100 bus drivers. It operates a mix of commercial routes and school and local bus contracts.
The business was established in 1981 by David and Christine Pursey, both of whom will now  retire. Andrew Pursey will stay with the business and become Managing Director. The company name and brand will remain in place.
David Brown, Group Chief Executive of Go-Ahead said:"Anglian Buses fits well with our strategy of acquiring well-managed businesses which have the potential for growth and further development. We look forward to building on the success already achieved by the Pursey family and the Anglian Bus team."

This opportunity will allow Anglian Bus to further expand it's bus network in Norfolk & Suffolk, and benefit from the economies of scale afforded by being part of a successful and respected group.

This further explands Go-Aheads presence in east Anglia as in 2010 they required amjor Dereham based Norwich operator 'Konectbus'

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