Simonds of Botesdale joined BUSK Benchmark with the aim of promoting safe coach travel by working together with BUSK to drive standards up across the board. Helping hirers to recognise a safe coach operation is crucial for passenger safety and comfort.
Management contact Andy Kemp
Established since 1932
Fleet Fleet of 30 coaches, seating capacity range from 49 to 57 seats and 4 vehicles with seating capacity between 8 and 16 seats.
Drivers Simonds employ 42 full time and 18 part time drivers.
Training Drivers trained in on-going CPC modules to include Application of Regulations (Drivers’ Hours & Tachograph), Working With Children, Health & Safety, Accident Procedure & Emergency First Aid, Health & Safety Wellbeing in Transport, Emergencies & Vehicle Evacuation & Disability Awareness, Customer Service, London 2010 Customer Service.
Maintenance In house maintenance carried out using extensive workshop facilities managed by the Engineering Director Adrian Tant. Vehicles safety inspected every 4/5 weeks.
Members of BUSK Benchmark, Confederation of Passenger Transport, Retail Motor Industry and Bonded Coach Holidays.
Profits are re-invested into business to maintain safety standards
For over 75 years Simonds have been providing buses and coaches for private Hire. All privately hired vehicles are accompanied by our professional drivers to ensure you get the most of your days out. We have a variety of vehicles available ranging from 6 seaters for shorter journeys through to 49 seat executive touring coaches and 57 seat larger coaches. Whether you are looking for a short half day or an extended holiday we can provide just what you are looking for.