As a small, family run company involved in transporting children from the very outset, it is essential that we are able to continue to demonstrate to current and potential clients our commitment to safety and quality in all areas of our business. Becoming members of BUSK Benchmark will afford us this opportunity.
Management contact Georgina Bates
Established since 1945
Fleet Fleet of 19 coaches with a seating capacity from 27 to 57.
Drivers Scotland & Bates employ 9 full and 7 part time drivers.
Training Drivers trained in on-going CPC modules and have completed training in Manual Handling, Digital Tachograph Operation, Customer Care, The School Run, SAFED, Dealing With Emergencies, Drivers’ Hours & Tachograph Rules, Safer London Driving, Road Traffic Laws, People First.
Maintenance In house maintenance carried out in purpose built workshop managed by Richard Bates, Partner. External repair services carried out by main Volvo Agent as and when necessary. Vehicles safety inspected every 4 weeks.
Members of BUSK Benchmark, Confederation of Passenger Transport, CoachMarque, Coach Tourism Council, South East Tourist Board.
Profits are re-invested into business to maintain safety standards.
Formed in 1945 by ‘Ted’ Scotland and ‘Bob’ Bates, the company comprised of a taxi and a charabanc and transported mainly schoolchildren and farm workers. Over the years the company has grown to its current size of 17 vehicles, transporting a variety of clients and is run today by husband and wife team Richard and Georgina Bates (Richard is ‘Bobs’’ son). The company was recently joined by their son Clive in a mainly administrative role.