Our Part In The General Election 2015

Now that the General Election has officially concluded, we can finally unveil that Nova Bussing was selected to provide the Labour party with two luxury coaches for this year’s election tour. With over 18,000 kilometres covered over a period of 58 days, this year’s General Election attracted large amounts of media attention across the UK.

Nova Bussing Labour Battle Bus

The Labour Battle Bus Stationed Outside The ITV Studio

For the election campaign we provided two Luxury Mercedes Benz Unvi Touring GT’s on tour with the Labour Party. Both coaches were some of the latest in our fleet, of which included a brand new 2015 plate coach that arrived directly from Unvi and also our 2014 plate luxury coach. The brand new coach was actually purchased specifically for the election tour, first arriving as the newest addition to our fleet on the day the coach was due to be wrapped and branded with the Labour election vinyl and slogans.

A few weeks into the organisation of these two vehicles we were informed that the political party required the coaches to be silver in colour to match their campaign colour scheme. Traditionally we provide white coaches with basic livery, therefore for this occasion we arranged for the coaches to be wrapped silver, in addition to the Labour branding printed on the coaches. Due to the nature of the job, the requirements for both coaches followed a strict schedule of being initially wrapped, then stored in a secure lock-up for privacy purposes prior to press launch in two weeks time. Fortunately, we own a large warehouse located within our main depot, therefore we could immediately assure our clients that the battle buses were in safe hands, securely concealed away from the public eye and media attention.

Nova Bussing Labour Battle Bus

Nova Bussing Labour Battle Bus

For these requirements we used a team of six professionally qualified drivers assigned to the two vehicles, all of whom were selected due to their extensive experience and knowledge of touring the UK. In addition to our drivers, all administration was handled by a singular operative within our Southern based office; dealing with all tour logistics, organisation and over-seeing the general progression of the tour.

Nova Bussing Labour Battle Bus

Our Drivers With Ed Miliband

Both coaches included full large leather seating around tables, as well as power sockets at each table and two Wi-Fi routers per coach. Bean to cup coffee machines were also onboard both coaches, along with other appliances such as fridges. The coaches had slightly different configurations, with one bus being mainly used for press (photographers and reporters) and the other being used as the main battle bus for Ed Miliband and his political team.

Not only were we approached by the Labour party for this year’s General Election, but we were also contacted by one of the other main party’s representatives in January, enquiring about provide a battle bus for their election campaign tour. However, due to commitments with the Labour party we were unable to provide another election battle bus for this party.

We are proud to have secured a very lucrative job direct with the labour party, working closely to deliver their transport requirements for the election tour. We have also been very surprised at the amount of social media coverage we were involved in, such as photos of our coaches on the road and articles written about our vehicles and the events. Another beneficial entity came from our luxury coaches having our website address and company logo on them, since then we have seen a dramatic increase in traffic to our website as well as direct calls and booking enquiries.

We are definitely looking forward to the next big event here at Nova Bussing!

Nova Bussing Labour Battle Bus

Nova Bussing Labour Battle Bus

Luxury Minibus Hire for Golf Tours

Golf tours are very popular for us, with tours taking place throughout the year. Being based in the South of England, there are many very prestigious golf courses that attract the attention of golf tour enthusiasts from all over the world, making luxury transport very popular throughout the seasons.

We have worked with many golf travel agents over the years, with players from Europe and America flying into London for golf  holidays. This year the Open Golf Championship returns to the home of golf at St Andrew’s in July 2015. We have already taken several bookings for golf tours, which also include a visit to St Andrew’s to see some world class golfers in action.

Depending on the size of the party, we would recommend certain vehicles that would be perfect for the amount of equipment being transported.

Our VIP minibuses are highly appropriate for small golf groups of around 4 – 8 people, as they include large boot space, lots of room internally, many luxury features. These vehicles also include large reclining leather seats, full air conditioning and black tinted windows.

For larger groups of passengers, from 12 – 16 people, we would recommend our luxury 22 seater coaches. These include all the features of our luxury and VIP minibuses, but with extra boot space for clubs and bags. The luxury coaches also have tea and coffee making facilities and a toilet/washroom.

In 2003 the Open Golf Championship took place at Royal St George’s in Kent, which was an extremely busy time for us. Many golfers enjoy visiting the open championship golf courses and playing the courses that they watch on the TV.

Other popular courses in Kent that we would normally take people to are below:

Popular Kent Golf Courses:

  • Royal St George’s (The Open Championship Course 2011)
  • Royal Cinque Ports (Open Championships in 1909 and 1920)
  • Chart Hills Golf Club (Designed by Sir Nick Faldo)
  • London Club Golf Course (World Match Play Championship Course 2014)
  • Littlestone Golf course (The Open Championship Qualifying Course 2011)

Some groups plan much longer trips, touring the rest of the UK. As well as touring across England, golfers also enjoy playing some of the fine Scottish courses during their trip. Some clients like to work their way up to Scotland playing courses along the way, while others prefer to fly direct. We have many connections across the UK and have provided for Scottish tours on a number of occasions.

If you would like to find out more about our services and what we could provide for your golf tours, then please do not hesitate to browse our website or send us a quote request.

Luxury Minibus for Kent Golf Tours

Luxury Minibus for Golf Tours

2014 Review of Luxury Minibus & Coach Hire

What a busy and successful year it has been for us at Nova Bussing, with 2014 having supplied us with bookings across the seasons. We’ve provided luxury minibus and coach hire throughout the UK this year, from the coast of East Sussex all the way to the peaks of Scotland, it has certainly been a fulfilled year.

Attending some of the most prestigious events each year, this year has been no exception. Sending our top of the range luxury vehicles to VIP’s, senior management of large corporate businesses and other executive clientèle, our destinations have included Downing Street, Buckingham Palace and Windsor Castle.

Luxury Minibus & Coach at Windsor Castle

Luxury Minibus & Coach at Windsor Castle

Not only have we been transporting clients from within the UK, but this year we have seen a sizeable increase in the number of overseas visitors travelling to England to view and purchase in the expanding property market in London. Among these visitors, we have also had the pleasure of working with large international corporate agencies, assisting them with large plan sight visits and transporting their clients to and from building development locations.

During the summer months of 2014 we undertook a large variety of garden tours, providing for big and small groups of tourists from across Europe and surrounding continents. Enthusiasts from locations such as France, Austria, Germany, Belgium and Australia (to name a few!), all chose our company to help make their trips special. With high reviews of our luxury minibuses and coaches being reported back after each trip, we have positive expectations that next year’s garden tours will be just as successful.

We also had the great pleasure of providing luxury vehicles for the very prestigious Cheltenham Festival in March and Royal Ascot in June. We have had countless enquires and bookings for these events this year, sending out many of our fleet for business executives, VIP clients, as well as private clientèle. These events are among some of our most requested during this time of year. We are definitely looking forward to these events in 2015 as it looks like it will be another busy time for the industry, with bookings already being considered we are already taking enquiries and bookings for Cheltenham Festival and Royal Ascot. Be sure to have a look on our website at our luxury minibuses and coaches, and remember to book early!

We have high expectations for the 2015 Rugby World Cup as well. In previous years we have supplied luxury vehicles for seasonal rugby tournaments and have great experience to offer for next year’s World Cup events. Whether that is for a particular match, management meetings, sponsor and advertisement events, or for private parties, we have the luxury minibuses and coaches to fulfil your requirements.

To summarise, this year has been an eventful time with many opportunities that have arisen and a busy year overall. We have worked with many highly respected clients and will continue to provide the best service we can, bringing friendly customer service and quality vehicles. On a final note, we have already started to look further afield, with our company already taking a fully paid booking for 2016. It just goes to show, that if you know you want the right vehicle you should book in advance!

If you would like to book with us, then do not hesitate to contact our office or send an email to info@novabussing.co.uk. For a quick and easy option, you can find our Online Instant Quote Form on our website and we will get a quote back to you as quick as we can. Our office will be back open on 29th December.