Welcome to Sleafordian' Coaches website
Sleafordian Coaches : the name is synonymous throughout
Lincolnshire and the UK for its image of quality and
Sleafordian Coaches began life on 1st June 1964 when
three local men, John Chell, Don Broughton and Ted Barton,
began trading as Sleaford Taxi Company, with a 1960 Ford Consul
registration OEE 444, a 1959 Ford Consul WXA 964, and a 1960
Vauxhall Victor RTL 492. The business became incorporated
limited company a few weeks later on 10th
The business was originally based at premises on North Parade,
Sleaford and in the first year the three vehicles covered a
total distance of 95,180 miles.
The company relocated to premises on Westgate in 1973, the
former Edward White's Garage, and
continued to operate from these premises for the next 31
Ted Barton retired in 1982 and from this point on the company
became exclusively a bus and coach
operation with all the remaining taxis being sold.
Don and Jean Broughton continued to run the business and in
1990 their son Mark joined the workforce, and shortly
afterwards gained his PCV licence and subsequently qualified as
The Company moved into the digital era when Don and Jean's
second son David joined for the business in 1996. David
developed the company's first website and also introduced
David left in 1998 and Mark's wife Lisa began working in the
office initially on a part-time basis but her hours
subsequently increased as the business grew.
The business continued to grow and the premises in Westgate
were becoming too small, so it was
decided relocate a new purpose-built depot on the East Road
Sleafordian Coaches moved into their new depot in June 2004,
which included a reception area, offices, workshop, and drivers
rest room. The workshop had sufficient space to work on two
double-decker buses simultaneously with an inspection pit on
one of the bays and lifting jacks on the other.
The company had 7 vehicles at this time and in the intervening
10 years has expanded quite dramatically. We now have an
operating licence for 35 vehicles and employ over 50 staff, one
of whom celebrates 40 years loyal service this year.
Today the business is run by Mark and Lisa Broughton, who were
very proud when in 2012 their daughter Hannah joined the
business full time, making her the third generation of the
Broughton family to work for the company.
We can be contacted on 01529 303333 / 01529 414242 or email
us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We look forward to hearing from you!