Tuesday 24 April 2012

Go-Ahead Acquires Anglian

The Go-Ahead Group, one of the UK’s largest bus operators, yesterday announced the acquisition of Anglian Buses.

Anglian Buses is based in Beccles, Suffolk and operates 71 buses. The business runs services from the Suffolk coast to, from and within Norwich, as well as in Great Yarmouth, Lowestoft and on the Suffolk coastal strip down to Ipswich.

It has two depots, in Beccles and Rackheath and employs 133 staff including 100 bus drivers. Anglian operates a mix of commercial routes and school and local bus contracts.

The business was established in 1981 by David and Christine Pursey, both of whom will now  retire. Andrew Pursey will stay with the business and become Managing Director. The company name and brand will remain in place.

David Brown, Group Chief Executive of Go-Ahead said:"Anglian Buses fits well with our strategy of acquiring well-managed businesses which have the potential for growth and further development. We look forward to building on the success already achieved by the Pursey family and the Anglian Bus team."

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