Award Winning Edwards Coaches Supports Operation Christmas Child

Operation Christmas Child is part of Samaritan’s Purse, a non-profit, Christian organisation providing church support and emergency relief and development assistance to suffering people around the world. Each Christmas, Operation Christmas Child delivers shoeboxes packed full of gifts, to deprived children in poverty ridden regions around the world. The boxes, mostly donated by schools, churches, community groups and large co-operations are delivered to assigned sorting stations before being shipped overseas to the children.

Edwards Coaches have kindly donated warehouse space at their new headquarters in Llantrisant, free of charge for the South Wales OCC collection point spanning a period of two months. Network co-ordinators for the area, Roy and Margaret Hibbert of Llantwit Fardre will oversee the project with the help of dozens of volunteers across the region. Edwards, who have recently been awarded UK Coach Operator of the year, are in the process of transferring business interests over to the new site, as they begin plans to continue their growth throughout South Wales and beyond. The move comes following sustained growth in recent years and subsequently the company has outgrown their Llantwit Fardre home of 92 years, with a new larger site, it’s hoped the business will continue to develop and create job opportunities within the area.

On Friday 18th November, Andrew RT Davies visited the site, lending a hand to the sorting of shoeboxes. At the close of business the same day, the total number of shoeboxes stood at a huge 11,462 with contributors encouraged to keep donating boxes up to November 30th.

Edwards Coaches wins the Blue Ribbon ‘Best coach operator in the UK 2016’

Wales’ very own 5th generation family run business ‘Edwards Coaches’ stole the show at the glittering awards ceremony at the Hilton Hotel, Birmingham. The awards dinner is the highlight of the transport industry with over 800 guests of the who’s who in the transport industry attending.

Jason Edwards FCILT – Commercial Director of Edwards Coaches was at the Route One Awards 2016 Ceremony on 2nd November 2016 to receive the award and in front of industry guests, Jason said ‘He was extremely proud and honoured to be selected as winner of this highly prestigious and very much recognised award, within the coaching industry. The award is a true testament to all the 570 staff that work tirelessly 24/7 making sure our customers experience a safe, reliable and superb value for many transport solution’.

The guiding principle of Routeone is that the awards are for the industry, by the industry and excellence is the byword when identifying and rewarding the best operators.  The judges commented that Edwards Coaches won this category as they were the “Best of the cream of British coach operators and set standards for others to aspire to”. This is indeed a remarkable statement for the family run business from the small town of Pontypridd.

Jason Edwards stated that by recruiting and training the best staff, it has allowed the business to develop and grow into the award winning company that it is today. Any business is only as good as its staff and we always knew that we had the best in the business. A huge team effort from top to bottom.