Berrys secure Guild of British Coach Operators membership

Category: News 10th January 2024

Berrys join the elite group of operators

Berrys Coaches are delighted to join the elite coach operators of the United Kingdom by securing membership of the Guild of British Coach Operators.

Formed in 1985, the Guild of British Coach Operators’ rigorous membership criteria is only open to coach operators who can demonstrate the highest standards in their operations and attain a 100% rating during an independent audit.

With standards that surpass far beyond industry standards, just over 20 operators from across the country hold a prestigious Guild of British Coach Operators membership.

The Guild’s quality standards are wide-ranging and include the safe operation of coach hires and environmental awareness. This includes quality standards of customer service as well as areas such as employee training and development, fleet safety and maintenance that exceed industry standards, and regulatory compliance. Guild Members range from family owned and managed businesses serving their local market, up to a large national group quoted on the Stock Exchange.

Berrys Coaches General Manager, James Berry remarked, “Achieving Guild of British Coach Operators status recognises the high standards we set ourselves at Berrys Coaches and is testament to our dedicated colleagues who go above and beyond on a daily basis. We’re thrilled to be part of such an illustrious group of operators and cement ourselves as the West Country’s favourite coach operator.”

The spokesman for the Guild of British Coach Operators, Steve Whiteway commented, “We are delighted to have such a well-respected coach operator, as Berrys join us. The Guild represents the best coach operators in the UK, subjecting themselves to an exacting independent audit every two years covering all aspects of their operation, including safety, vehicle maintenance and presentation, customer service and staff training. Berrys have demonstrated their reputation is well deserved, achieving 100% compliance to a standard far more than that legally required”.