Belle Vue Manchester has won a contract to co-ordinate transport for thousands of youngsters taking part in sports tours across Britain and in Europe.
Inspiresport carries over 9,000 people each year and is endorsed by leading sports bodies including the English Schools Football Association, Netball Europe and Premiership Rugby.Established in 2004, the company is based in Cardiff and has offices in Glasgow, Mallorca and at Manchester Citys former training ground in Carrington, Greater Manchester.
Belle Vue has been appointed to co-ordinate transport in the UK, France and Holland. It will use its own coaches and those of third party operators to meet inspiresports transport requirements.Gordon Tole-Moir, head of UK operations at inspiresport, said: Until now we have used a variety of coach companies, including Belle Vue.We wanted to appoint a sole co-ordinator for our transport to make our operations more efficient.Belle Vue has provided a high-quality service over several years and has shown a clear understanding of our requirements, so we decided to approach them to fulfil this important role.
Steve Butchart, chief executive of inspiresport, said: We are delighted to have agreed this partnership with Belle Vue Manchester. Belle Vue has been a valued partner over the last few years.As the UKs leading youth sports tour provider, quality is of paramount importance to us and Belle Vue provides our customers with a great service. We look forward to a mutually beneficial and stronger relationship through 2016 and 2017 with great service, friendly drivers and quality coaches.
Phil Hitchen, managing director of Belle Vue Manchester, said: It is with great pleasure that we extend our contracted services to inspiresport. We are delighted to have this opportunity to make our relationship stronger. The whole team is looking forward to providing the highest level of service to all passengers.
Founded in 1996, Belle Vue Manchester provides services to schools, holidaymakers, corporate and social groups via its fleet of executive coaches, minibuses, standard and vintage coaches. The company is based at Discovery Park, Stockport, and employs 90 staff. It carries one million passengers a year across its operations. For more information visit www.bellevue-mcr.com