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Paralympians call on The Kings Ferry

LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 18:  Team GB's Winter Paralympic team with Prime Minister, David Cameron at 10 Downing Street. 

Britain's most successful Winter Paralympic team in 30 years arrived at London's Heathrow Airport met by The Kings Ferry on Monday 17th March for their transfer to a London hotel.

The team won six medals in total, including a first ever gold, thanks to Kelly Gallagher and her guide Charlotte Evans, in the super G.

Jade Etherington and her guide Caroline Powell, took bronze in the same competition and won a whopping three silver medals in the visually impaired downhill, slalom and super combined.

GB's wheelchair curling team, Aileen Neilson, Gregor Ewan, Jim Gault, Bob McPherson, and Angie Malone took bronze.

On Tuesday 18th March our executive vehicle picked them up from the hotel for a trip to Whitehall, where they met Prime Minister, David Cameron at 10 Downing Street (above), then on to the British Paralympic Association Office before a final airport run back to Heathrow for the curling team.


LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 18: Skier Kelly Gallagher (2nd R) and ski guide Caroline Powell (L), members of the Winter Paralympic Team GB, pose for a photograph in front of Number 10 Downing Street upon their return from the Sochi Paralympic Winter Games on March 18, 2014 in London, England. Britain's Winter Paralympic athletes won 6 medals in total, including Team GB's first Winter Paralympic gold medal, which significantly exceeded their pre-Games target. (Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images)


Nominated UK Coach Award Finalists

Danny Elford receiving the award in 2012

The Kings Ferry named as finalist for a UK Coach Award

We would like to proudly announce that The Kings Ferry has been shortlisted as a finalist for the 2014 UK Coach Awards from over 200 nominations in the category of Top Large Fleet Operator. The Kings Ferry will want to regain the title they claimed in 2012, the last of 36 prestigious awards they have won in 45 years of operation.

A total of 49 people, projects and organisations are on the list, across 16 categories covering the whole range of activities involved in the planning, promotion and operation of coach services.

UK Coach Awards chairman Allan Edmondson said, “For the sixth year running, over 200 nominations were submitted for the various award categories, many from customers who've responded to our appeal to tell us about their experience of quality service from operators and front line staff.”

Danny Elford, Commercial Director at The Kings Ferry told us what it meant to the company;

“We’re very proud to have been nominated for this award, especially because the nominations have come from our customers, who are the driving force behind our business. That’s a real boost for the whole team at The Kings Ferry.”

Allan Edmondson commented;

“Our sincere congratulations go to all the finalists in this year’s awards. The judges will have a tough job in selecting the winners from such a strong field.”

“To achieve high standards, coach travel relies on a whole raft of people and organisations to work together to deliver that extra special trip, day out or holiday. We're delighted to hear about best practice in all these areas from the people who really matter, and to recognise and reward the commitment and hard work involved.”


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