Archive for December 2014

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Archive for December 2014

UK Coach Quality Award

4 Star BQF Rating for UK Coach

We are delighted to announce that the UK Coach division of National Express, of which The Kings Ferry are very much a part of have been awarded 4 stars by the British Quality Foundation in its first  assessment of the company using the European Foundation for Quality Management framework.

National Express UK Coach managing director Tom Stables says;

I am delighted that such examples of our Operational Excellence are being recognised by prestigious external bodies like the British Quality Foundation. I am determined that we embed Operational Excellence across all divisions; it is crucial to our future success as a business.



25% Off Theme Parks in 2015

For a fun filled educational excursion for your class or school you can do no better than a Chessington World of Adventures Resort or THORPE PARK Resort day trip put on by The Kings Ferry.

What's more.... if you book a coach trip with The Kings Ferry to these destinations before 24th December 2014 to travel at any time in 2015 we are offering up to 25% off your theme park entry fees!
Chessington Word of Adventures Resort and THORPE PARK Resort both offer a number of workshops to supplement your fun filled day.
When students are enjoying a lesson it shows. It shows in their attention levels, in the effort they put in and the results they achieve. The Education Programme at THORPE PARK Resort offers maximum educational value through unique and stimulating learning experiences.
At Chessington World of Adventures Resort there's a world of educational adventures waiting to be explored. There's nothing like a sense of wild adventure to make your class really want to dig deeper and discover more.
The Kings Ferry are a multi-award winning coach operator, most recently voted 'TOP LARGE COACH OPERATOR' at this years Route One Awards with a long history of supplying coach hire to schools and colleges. Be safe in the knowledge you are in safe hands travelling on one of our luxury executive coaches.
If you're looking for a fun filled educational trip for your class or school don't hesitate to call our reservations team today on 01634 377 577 or
Terms and Conditions
Customers must book before 24th December 2014 for travel in 2015.  

KF winners at Travel Awards 2014

Ian Fraser accepting the Travel Award for Innovation
Managing Director, Ian Fraser & Operations Manager , Mark Purchase accepting the award for 'Innovation' on behalf of The Kings Ferry.


Travel West Awards 2014 - For the West of England


With over 120 attendees from 54 businesses present, the Travel Awards 2014 was a fantastic showcase of the energy, enthusiasm and commitment shown by businesses across the region over the past year. Businesses gathered at the Hewlett Packard Labs, Bristol, where they were treated to a fascinating presentation by Ben Hamilton-Baille, street designer and shared space advocate, demonstrating his unique expertise in the development of shared space principles for street design to improve safety, congestion and access.

There were also presentations about this years’ successful Big Commuting Challenge and an opportunity to learn more about the new Kings Ferry, Commuter Coach Service, who picked up the award for Most Innovative Sustainable Travel Service.

Businesses and Individual Winners

Individual most committed

Katherine Passmore, Atkins (SGC)


Best Motivational Campaign



Best Newcomer

Wessex Garages



Kings Ferry


Most Improved work place



Employer of the year

Airbus (SGC)


Judge’s Choice

Curo (B&NES)



Travel Plan Accreditations

New Accreditations 2014

Silver Level



Bronze Level

Pure Offices

Edwards Vacuum


Re-Accredited Organisations

Gold Level



Silver Star Level

Bath & North East Somerset Council

Bristol Airport


Silver Level

Highways Agency


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