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We are pleased and excited to announce that Stewarts Coach Group have been acquired by The Kings Ferry Group, a subsidiary of the National Express Group.

This is fantastic opportunity for everyone involved and gives both Stewarts and Woods a strong footing to build on the already successful businesses Andy Cotton and his staff have developed. Andy will remain as the Managing Director to ensure a smooth transition into the new ownership, supported by his current Management and Driving Team.

“This truly puts Stewarts and Woods Coaches into an enviable position being part of a multi-billion International company which has safety at its absolute core. Thank you to everyone involved for your professionalism and loyalty, the future is now significantly brighter for all associated within the Stewarts businesses”.
Andy Cotton.

Ian Fraser, Managing Director of The Kings Ferry is keen to engage with both teams and learn not only the day to day business, but the people and what makes it a success. Andy and Ian have been both friends and professional acquaintances for a number of years and both are excited by the opportunity of working together and joining forces.

“Stewarts is a high-quality operation with exceptional customers and people. We have no plans to change what has made it a success, they really are a welcomed addition to the Kings Ferry Group and National Express family”
Ian Fraser

(Pictured: Linny Smalley-Ward, General Manager of Stewarts Coaches and Ian Fraser, Managing Director of The Kings Ferry)


Here’s to the next chapter… stay tuned for more updates on Stewarts joining The Kings Ferry Group.