Welcome to Sleafordian Coaches!
Sleafordian Coaches : the name is synonymous throughout
Lincolnshire and the UK for its image of quality and
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
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
We look forward to hearing from you!