Lakeside Coaches can trace its origins to 1979 when the Lakeside Minicoaches business was taken over by Mr. John Davies (the present day Chairman). From these humble beginnings the business has gone from strength to strength through organic growth, operating the most modern coach fleet in the county of Shropshire and the largest coach fleet in the county, operates a fleet of over 60 vehicles from the picturesque market towns of Ellesmere, Market Drayton, Wem and Shrewsbury backed by more than 80 directly employed staff.
From our purpose built headquarters in Ellesmere, completed in 2006, expanding to our satellite depots in Market Drayton (Hodnet) in 2011, Wem and Shrewsbury in 2019 we dispatch coaches all over the country, primarily though within the County of Shropshire, Cheshire, North Wales, and the West Midlands.
The company offers 16-59 seater coaches available for hire to numerous individuals, groups and corporate customers. The company has a wide portfolio of work. Our coaches are instantly recognisable in either their traditional and smart livery of gold, light and dark green or alternatively in tour operator livery for those on dedicated touring work.
The firm still continues to grow year on year with the addition of more coaches, staff and customers. This steady but sure growth helps to give an air of continuity and reliability for our customers.
Our Core Business
- School and College Home to School Routes
- Private Coach Hire
- Tours/Holidays Coach Operations
- Sports Teams and Supporters
- Corporate Hospitality
- Day Excursions
- Rail Replacement
- Local Bus Routes (Wem/Whitchurch/Ellesmere Town Services and Ellesmere- Shrewsbury, Ellesmere-Oswestry)