We want to congratulate BigChange JobWatch customer Richard Grey, owner and MD of Grey’s of Ely, for becoming Chairman of the Guild of British Coach Operators, rising from the position of Vice Chairman. He succeeds John Johnson of Johnsons Coach & Bus. Taking over the Vice Chairman role is Andrew Richmond, MD of Richmond’s Coaches. Both new appointees will serve for a two year term. The Guild promotes and markets the services of its members, all of whom commit to meeting the highest quality standards, assured by regular independent audits. Prospective members have to achieve a 100% pass before being accepted into the Guild. The Guild is also registered as a Driver CPC training centre, giving members access to a suite of courses specifically designed for the coach industry. It celebrates its 30th anniversary this year. The Guild membership currently comprises 23 operators across the UK.
Greys of Ely coaches were founded in 1946 by Charles Grey purchasing the companies 1st coach in 1948. At that time the company was based in central Ely and by 1960 operated a fleet of 8 vehicles. In 1996 the company moved to a custom built site at Witchford approximately 4 miles from Ely, and now has a fleet of 30 vehicles.