30 Aug '15, 5pm

Sharpes of Nottingham: Van Hool is at the Sharpe end

Sharpes of Nottingham: Van Hool is at the Sharpe end

Operators running a classic coach or two are not uncommon, and Sharpes of Nottingham is one of them. It combines that respect for its history with a focus on buying the best for the front-line fleet, with Van Hool dominating. Tim Deakin reports. Some operators are happy to court publicity; others keep to themselves, quietly getting on with the job at hand. Sharpes of Nottingham, which ran its first coach in 2004 and has grown to 46 vehicles, including 19 buses and 27 coaches, has always been in the latter category. Until now. Chairman Trevor Sharpe heads this family business, with sons Neil (Managing Director), James (Operations Director), and Russell and Simon (Directors). Last Wednesday (19 August) at Belvoir Castle, Sharpes became the second coach operator to come under the spotlight in a programme staged by Arriva Bus and Coach (ABC). It gives the media an insight into...

Full article: http://www.route-one.net/industry/operators/sharpes-of-no...

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