Warwickshire based Ridleys Coaches has taken delivery of two high capacity Plaxton Elite vehicles, both of which have gone straight into operation supporting the wide range of school and college contract services provided by the company across the county.
The 72-seat, 15m B11 models have ZF automatic transmission, three-point seat belts, leather headrests with sports trim, USB charging points, radio and PA systems, and alloy wheels.
Jordan Ridley, who started the family business 10 years ago and now has a fleet of 48 vehicles, commented: “We do a lot of work for Warwickshire Council and the private schools in our area, so the ability to carry a large number of pupils and students in comfort, safety, and with two-by-two seating is a real bonus.
“The Elite, like the Panther, is also stylish and acknowledged for its consistent performance, day after day, week after week. In addition, when it is not required for education contracts, it is ideal for corporate events, excursions and tour work. At the end of the day this business is about providing cost-effective, tailor made solutions and thanks to the relationship we enjoy with Plaxton that’s exactly what we’re delivering.