Edwards Customer wins £50 Gift Voucher

Edwards Holidays recently ran a St David’s Day promotion throughout its retail network, across South Wales. Every customer that made a booking on St David’s day stood the chance of winning a £50 Edwards Holidays gift voucher. The draw, which took place at the head office in Llantwit Fardre concluded with the winner hailing from Merthyr Tydfil.

Congratulations to Mrs L John pictured receiving her £50 gift voucher and a bouquet of flowers with Lynne Preece, Branch Manager and Melanie Mullins, Travel Consultant at Edwards Holidays Merthyr Tydfil.

Edwards March in March for Macmillan

Edwards Coaches of Pontypridd, South Wales have been working closely with Macmillan Cancer Support in recent months as their selected charity partner of the year. The latest in a string of fundraising events came in the quaint village of Pant, situated north of Merthyr Tydfil.

Edwards staff embarked on a 5 mile round walk starting in Pant, passing through Pontsticill, Vaynor, Pontsarn and back to the starting point in Pant. The walk, which took place on Sunday 20th March proved a great success on the day and has raised just over £1,000 for Macmillan.

With more events planned in the forthcoming months, keep your eyes peeled for the next Edwards venture.

Edwards Invest £3.7 Million and Win Gold Again

Edwards Coaches of Pontypridd, South Wales have been working with National Express over the past ten years and it’s partnership which continues to flourish into 2016. Currently operating over 36 vehicles from their headquarters, Edwards transport passengers with routes to London Victoria Coach station, Heathrow, Gatwick, Rochdale and Bradford, covering a colossal 11 million miles per year.

At the annual National Express Operator awards held in Coventry, Edwards Coaches won 4 awards on the night, including, ‘High Achiever Award’, ‘Gold Standard Operator’, ‘Engineering Gold Standard’ and ‘Winner, 21+ Vehicle Operator’. On a night where Edwards grabbed the headlines, Jason Edwards FCILT, Commercial Director said, “It’s such a great honour for Edwards Coaches to be recognised by National Express, our partnership continues to grow and develop and with these awards, it’s a testament to the hard work and dedication shown by our staff and National Express on improving passenger safety and comfort.”

The awards come at a time when Edwards Coaches are soon expecting the delivery of 13 brand new Volvo National Express Coaches. Each vehicle has the highest safety specifications of any on the road and are set to be a hit, with over half a million passengers that Edwards transports each year on behalf of National Express. An investment of £3.7 million in the latest vehicles sends a strong signal that business is booming within South Wales and is set to continue throughout 2016 and beyond.

Edwards Coaches have also recently extended their National Express partnership further by having a link placed on the National Express website, going through to Edwards European tours. It’s hoped that this will help to increase passenger numbers along the M4 corridor and into Kent, promoting the Edwards Coaches brand further than ever before.

Edwards take package holidays up a gear

Edwards Coaches has taken its relationship with one of the biggest names in transport up a gear after joining forces with the UK’s largest coach operator to sell its package holidays.

In a major coup for Pontypridd-based Edwards, its package holidays both home and abroad will now be accessible via National Express’ website – opening up a major new market for the family-run coach company.

The move means Edwards’ breaks will now be readily accessible to the millions of people who log on to nationalexpress.com every year and, in a boon for National Express customers, that they will now be able to access package holidays across Europe and the UK at the click of a mouse.

The move opens up a multitude of options for National Express customers ranging from all-inclusive two week trips to mainland Europe including Italy, Spain and Switzerland, to theatre breaks and major events, with pick-up points across Wales and South England.

The venture marks the latest milestone in a long and successful journey between the two coach companies which have worked together for the past 10 years, with Edwards running hundreds of thousands of passenger journeys on behalf of National Express every year.

Jason Edwards FCILT Commercial Director said: ‘We are really pleased that National Express, with whom we’ve worked for many years, has chosen our company to offer their loyal passengers the chance to take advantage of package holidays for with us. With over sixty European destination to choose from, ranging from four to 14 days holidays, we’re sure there is something for everyone’.

Edwards Coaches based in South Wales was established in 1925 and carries over 80,000 passengers a year on its holiday programme across the UK and Europe.

Established over 40 years ago, National Express is the biggest coach company in the UK and operators over 9 million passenger journeys every year.

Visit: www.nationalexpress.com