Company Profile:AMK specialise in the provision of transport for students with special needs. We are delighted to be a member of BUSK Benchmark, designed to improve standards and ensure the safety of young passengers.
The AMK Group is one of the largest passenger transport operators in the UK, maintaining a fleet of more than 150 minibuses and employing a workforce of 250 experienced and trained personnel. Since its foundation in 1973, AMK has provided a variety of transport solutions for the local community and has been at the forefront of transport innovation, staff training and quality standards for the industry.
Management contact: Matt Dummer
Established: since 1973
Fleet: AMK operate a fleet of 200 vehicles ranging from 6 to 53 passenger seats, including 100 vehicles that are wheelchair accessible. The fleet has an average age of 5 years and all are fitted with 3 point lap and diagonal safety belt.
Drivers: AMK employs 15 full and 180 part time drivers and 80 part time passenger assistants and all hold enhanced DBS clearance. All passenger assistants are first aid trained and some drivers also trained in first aid.
Training: Drivers DCPC trained in Drivers’ Hours / Tachograph, Defensive Driving Techniques, Health & Safety, Fuel Efficient Driving, BTEC in Introduction to the Role of Professional Taxi / Private Hire Driver, PATS for Passenger Assistants, EFAW for Emergency First Aid for all assistants and some drivers, Special Needs Training for An Understanding of The Needs of SEN Students (including Autism & Epilepsy).
Maintenance: In-house maintenance carried out in purpose built workshop facilities maintained by six full time vehicle technicians, including two MoT Inspectors. Vehicles safety inspected every 6 weeks.
Members of: BUSK Benchmark, Confederation of Passenger Transport, Hampshire Chamber of Commerce, Business East Hants, TUV Nord.
Profits are re-invested into business to maintain safety standards.
AMK was founded in 1973 and has become one of the largest, independent mini-coach operators in the UK, managing a fleet of more than 140 vehicles and employing a workforce of 200 experienced personnel. Over the years the AMK brand has established itself as market leader with a reputation for supplying a range of high quality transport services to corporate and private customers throughout the UK. The AMK Group has grown to the size it is today by continually setting new, higher standards rather than being satisfied with those set by others. To date, the company has accomplished many industry milestones by becoming:
- The first UK operator to receive ISO 9001 accreditation.
- The first UK operator outside London to receive a five star accreditation from the Private Hire Association.
- The first UK operator to provide commercial wheelchair accessible transport.
The AMK Group now offer a comprehensive range of transport services and products including full fleet and private MOT, maintenance and servicing facilities.
Benchmark License No: BE0006
Expiry Date: 31 January 2019