South Wales Valleys Coach Company Edwards Coaches have been named in the Sunday telegraphs top 1000 performing UK companies, set to be the foundation of the UK's recovery.
The family run company was established in 1925 and now in its fifth generation was said to be over the moon at being considered as a market leader within the UK. The company has been named as one of only twenty six companies in Wales mentioned in the Dunn and Brad street report:
Edwards Coaches have expanded rapidly in 2011 through continuous investment and believe this is one of the main reasons for their ongoing success.
• In early January Edwards Coaches completed the purchase of failed ‘Diamond Holidays’ and ‘Brian Isaac Holidays’.
• Last year Edwards Coaches returned to providing their local community with a reliable local bus service to the market town of Pontypridd & City of Cardiff.
• Edwards Coaches have recently became an operator for National Express Services from Cardiff to London and Cardiff to Bradford.
• The company recently announced the release of their new Winter Brochure, and within days of customers receiving their copies the company has been inundated with calls and popular tours have already sold out.
• Edwards Coaches have beaten off some of the top names within the UK coaching industry to win the 2011 prestigious award ‘Best Coach Operator’ as voted by the readers of the Group Travel Organizer Magazine.
• The companies private hire department now boasts such prestigious clients as The Welsh Rugby Union Team, The Welsh FA, Swansea City Football Club, Cardiff City Football Club, Llanelli Scarlets, Cardiff Blues, Ospreys and Newport Gwent Dragons. In addition to these in recent times the company have transported Take That, the England Football Team, the PGA of America and the John Lewis Partnership.
Jason Edwards, Commercial Director said “The record breaking year we seem to be having just keeps on rolling. Over the years we have kept up the same high standards and work ethic across all parts of the business and all the hard work really does seem to be proving fruitful. To be recognised in such a manner is truly astonishing and I am sure speaking on behalf of all the staff we are all really grateful. The future certainly looks promising for the business and something all the staff can be proud of. We are still very much a family run company with our feet firmly placed on the ground. These accolades are a great pat on the back for the whole team but tomorrows another day with further opportunities to embrace.”
He continued to say “This year we have invested heavily across various departments and taken an awful lot on, finding it hard to cope with demand at some stages, but credit must go to all of our staff members for working hard and delivering the results to place us where we are today.”