Both are 57-seat vehicles fitted with centre toilet, fridge and servery facilities, and have gone straight into service alongside the 28 other vehicles in the fleet.
Jordan Ridley is a self-confessed coach enthusiast who always had his sights set on running his own business, an ambition he achieved when he established Ridleys Coaches in 2009.
Since then the business has gone from strength to strength providing contract services for Warwickshire Council and the Independent School Foundation, while simultaneously building a reputation for the provision of quality transport solutions, whether it be for corporate events, excursions, contract work or day trips.
Jordan, the company’s Managing Director, commented: “I have always liked the Panther and the new B8R brings an added dimension. It combines a proven track record with a stylish, modern look and an interior finish that is second to none. It is already proving a big hit with drivers and passengers.”
Both of the new Panthers have Brusa seats and are on Volvo B8R chassis. They are powered by 350bhp Euro6 engines and have I-Shift transmission.