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Edwards Coaches Double Delight at Accor Hotel Awards

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Edwards Coaches, now in their 91st year of trading and 5th generation of family ownership, have carried their run of award wins from 2015, into early 2016. Last month, it was announced that Edwards are in the running for no less than six awards at this years National Coach Tourism Awards and this month, they were awarded winners of two awards at the annual Accor Hotel awards in London.

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The awards were: 1) ‘2015 Partnership Achievement Award Group and Coach Operator’ and 2) ‘Special Achievement Award’ which was presented to longstanding Edwards employee, Alan Clough, who has recently retired from his position as Tours and Contracts Manager. Both awards are acknowledgement of the hard work and dedication shown by all the staff at Edwards.

The Accor Awards recognise leisure and tourism companies within the industry and throughout the UK. Each company is reviewed based on room sales, revenue and account relationships; only the highest scoring receives the accolade. 

The high achievement standards set by Edwards in 2015 will be difficult to follow but with 2016 already off to a winning start, the outlook is definitely positive for the year ahead.

Edwards Coaches are winners of the following 2015/ 2016 awards:

2016-

• Nominated for 6 National Coach Tourism Awards

• Accor hotels partnership award 2016

2015-

• UK Property Awards 2015 – TGL Property “Commercial Renovation/ Redevelopment” Portbyhan Hotel
• National Express Engineering Audit – Gold Status

• Sunday Times Profit Track 100 – Ranking 29 on the annual league table of Britain’s private companies with the fastest growing profits
• TripAdvisor, “Portbyhan Hotel” – Certificate of Excellence
• Group Travel Awards, Winner – ‘Best Coach Operator for Groups’
• Silver Travel Advisor Awards, Nominated – ‘Best Coach Operator’
• National Coach Tourism Awards, Winner – ‘Tour Operator of the Year- Large Fleet’
• National Coach Tourism Awards, Winner – ‘Professional of the Year – Alan Clough’
• National Coach Tourism Awards, Winner – ‘Driver of the Year – Glyn Bowden’
• National Coach Tourism Awards, Winner – ‘Portbyhan Hotel – Individual Hotel of the Year’
• National Coach Tourism Awards, Finalist – ‘Holiday Programme of the year’
• UK Coach Awards 2015, Winner – ‘Top Large Fleet Operator’
• UK Coach Rally 2015, Winner – ‘Welsh Coach of The Year’
• National Express Awards 2015, Winner – “UK Driver’s of the Year”   –  Brent Humphries and Gerwyn Roberts
• National Express Awards 2015, Winner – ‘Operator of the year 16+ vehicles’
• National Express Awards 2015, Winner – ‘High Achiever Award – Recognising Long Term Performance Above Standard’
• Accor Hotels UK 2015, Winner – ‘Partnership Achievement Award’

 Company overview

• Edwards Coaches Ltd established in 1925. 
• Celebrating 90 years in business this year. 
• Operates 210 coaches daily and employ 470 local staff 
• We transport 7,149 students daily across South Wales
• 80,000 coach holiday passengers a year. 
• Operates National Express routes from South Wales of around 5 million miles per year. 
• Operates a local service bus service to and from Cardiff. 
• Still family owned and run, now in its 5th generation. 
• 10 Brand new Mercedes-Benz Tourismo Coaches purchased  31 March 2015, costing £2,750,000 
• Edwards Coaches enter the Sunday Times ‘Profit Track 100’ at number 29.
• Owner of the award winning Portbyhan Hotel, Looe, Cornwall

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