Sleafordian Coaches 01529 303333

Welcome to Sleafordian Coaches : the name synonymous throughout Lincolnshire and the UK for its image of quality of reliability....

 

Please us the menu tabs above to navigate around our website from timetables to online bookings we are sure you will find it here, if not please call us on 01529 303333 or 01529 414242 and speak to one of our friendly staff who will be only to pleased to assist you.

 

Sleafordian Coaches began life on 1 st 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 as a limited company a few weeks later on 10 th July 1964. 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 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 computerised bookings. 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 to a new purpose-built depot on the East Road industrial site to the former home of Sleaford Rugby Club. Sleafordian Coaches moved into their new depot in June 2004, which included a reception area, offices, workshop, and driver's rest room. The workshop has ample space to work on two double-decker buses simultaneously with an inspection pit on one of the bays and vehicle lifts on the other. It of course has all of the most modern up to date technology for the vastly experienced engineers to work with including a brand new rolling road fitted in August  2015 and the latest diagnostic equipment to name but a few. The company had 7 vehicles at this time and in the intervening 10 years has expanded steadily with careful and strategic management to the current 35 vehicles . We now have an operating licence for 38 vehicles and employ over 50 staff, one of whom celebrates 40 years loyal service this year and several more approaching 20 years loyal service. 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.

The company's future footings were further strengthened with the arrival of Mark and Lisa's son, Thomas who is currently in the process of gaining his bus and coach licence as well as looking after the workshops stock control and managing the computerised system that ensures all vehicles receive the exacting attention demanded by not only Mark and Lisa but the maintenance guidelines as laid down by VOSA the Government body that oversees the bus and coach industry at each and every 6 weekly service.

 

Sleafordian opened their training department in 2013 to ensure that the delivery of the CPC to all drivers within the industry was again to standard that Mark and Lisa required. It is headed up by Mr Ian Tomlinson who comes from a educational background and his delivery of the varying courses such as Emergency First Aid, Company Image, Customer Care and the Importance of Physical and Mental Ability, Tachographs, Drivers Hours and Working Time Directive to name but a few reflect the high standards that the company expect in this important subject.

 

We can be contacted on 01529 303333 / 01529 414242, email us at office@sleafordian.co.uk  or use the online enquiry page to submit your requirements for us to quote here

 

We look forward to hearing from you!

 

NEWS FEED;

 

Tuesday 26th April;

IT Services;
Due to the roadworks on Town Road access to the stop on Aidan Road/Northumbria Road is not possible. Please go to the stop at the church end of Aidan Road near the junction with Manor Road. Sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.

 

Wednesday 23rd March;

FARE INCREASES

 

Please be aware that there will be fare increases on the following services from Monday 11th April;

 

YO19 - Sleaford-Newark

S35S - Sleaford - Rauceby

SL07 - Helpringham - Sleaford

S112 - Dowsby - Sleaford

SL05 - Heckington - Sleaford

SL06 - Billingborough - Sleaford

508D - Billingborough - Sleaford

SL08 - Helpringham - Sleaford

IT1/2/3 - Town services

N04D - Martin - Sleaford

SLE4 Claypole to Sleaford

S116 - Boston - Donington

SL14 - Cranwell - Sleaford

S73S - Kirkby - Sleaford

 

Please contact our office on 01529 303333 for further information on the revised fare for your journey or alternatively please enquire with your driver.

 

Friday 11th March;

BILLINGHAY ROAD CLOSURE

We have been informed by LCC that buses will be allowed through the roadworks so hopefully nothing will be affected. From 14th March for 2 weeks.

 

Wednesday 13th January;

ICY & SNOWY ROAD CONDITIONS

If we are unfortunate enough to see some snow and ice this Winter please ensure that you check our Facebook and Twitter feeds to keep upto date with any late running routes or cancelled routes due the bad weather. Alternatively please call our office staff on 01529 303333, they will be pleased to help.

 

Saturday 5th September;

LINCOLNSHIRE FA; GIRLS FOOTBALL ELITE

We are pleased to announce that we will be transporting 'Lincolnshire Football Association; Girls Football Elite' to their away fixtures this season. We look forward to working with them for the foreseeable future.

 

Friday 21st August;

GRANTHAM TOWN FC 

We are very pleased to announce that we are the suppliers of Grantham Town FC Team Coach for the 2015/16 season.

 

"We are delighted to partner with Grantham Town Football Club for the forthcoming season and wish the club every success. Sleafordian proudly celebrated their 50th year of trading in 2014 and look forward to a long and successful relationship".

 

Wednesday 24th June;

LINCOLN CITY FC

We are very pleased to announce that we are the suppliers of Lincoln City FC Team Coach for the 2015/16 season.

 

"We wish the Club every success moving forward and to a long a successful relationship."