Sleafordian Coaches 01529 303333

Welcome to Sleafordian Coaches!

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


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 10th July. The business was originally based at premises on North Parade, Sleaford (image below!) 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 years. 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 Transport Manager.





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 a new purpose-built depot on the East Road industrial site. 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

We look forward to hearing from you!





Saturday 5th September;


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.



Wednesday 2nd September;


All new timetables for our school routes can be found by clicking here - if you have any queries regarding any of our routes or fares please call us on 01529 303333.


Friday 21st August;


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;


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."