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

Closing In On Royal Ascot 2015

Royal Ascot 2015

Royal Ascot 2015

The anticipation for Royal Ascot 2015 is becoming heightened everyday as we close in on the incoming months ahead. As one of the largest events in the UK, Royal Ascot homes one of the most prestigious racetracks known across England. With the Racecourse covering 179 acres, it is considered the most valuable race meeting in Europe, with grand prizes on offer reaching the millions.

For many years, we have provided luxury minibuses and luxury coaches for Royal Ascot and believe 2015 holds no exception. We have taken a considerable number of bookings already and can definitely expect more enquires over the following months as clients prepare for their trips to the weeks events.

Royal Ascot 2015 Schedule:

Tuesday 16th June – The Royal Meeting

Wednesday 17th June – The Prince of Wales’ Stakes

Thursday 18th June – Gold Cup Day/Ladies’ Day

Friday 19th June – The Coronation Stakes

Saturday 20th June – The Grand Finale

At this stage in the year, it is essential to not leave your enquiries and bookings for luxury vehicles too late. With the date drawing closer, we would recommend booking early to ensure everything is ready for the big event.

If you would like to find out more about our services, then please do not hesitate to look through out website at www.novabussing.co.uk. Alternatively, feel free to contact us via email to info@novabussing.co.uk, or ring us during office hours on 0800 6444 118.

RBS 6 Nations 2015 and Preparation For Rugby World Cup 2015

Well it is safe to say that the RBS 6 Nations this year was both exciting and full of memorable moments, with highlights from individual players almost every match. With that said, we are very proud to have provided both our luxury minibuses and luxury coaches for our clients who were attending the events, and were also delighted with the generous feedback we received from all our valued customers throughout their experiences.

Luxury Minibus Hire to the Rugby World Cup 2015

Luxury Minibus Hire to the Rugby World Cup 2015

After such an exciting past few months, rugby fans are now setting their sights on the next big sporting event – the Rugby World Cup 2015. With many enquiries being sent in every day as we approach nearer the events, we have already taken a number of bookings from clients wishing to travel in anything from our VIP 11 seater Mercedes Benz minibuses to our luxury 29 seater Mercedez Benz coaches.

With this in mind, we have not only provided transport for the direct match dates and private hire clients, but also for The Rugby World Cup meetings, sponsor events, corporate parties and more.

We provide for all the UK stadiums but expect our busiest dates will be matches held at Twickenham due to it’s popularity among supporters:

The Rugby World Cup 2015 (Twickenham Dates):

  • Friday 18th September 2015 – England v Fiji (Pool A)
  • Saturday 19th September 2015 – France v Italy (Pool D)
  • Saturday 26th September 2015 – England v Wales (Pool A)
  • Saturday 3rd October 2015 – England v Australia (Pool A)
  • Saturday 10th October 2015 – Australia v Wales (Pool A)
  • QF1: Saturday 17th October 2015 – Winner Pool B v Runner-up Pool A
  • QF4: Sunday 18th October 2015 – Winner Pool A v Runner-up Pool B
  • SF1: Saturday 24th October 2015 – Winner QF1 v Winner QF2
  • SF2: Sunday 25th October 2015 – Winner QF3 v Winner QF4
  • Final: Saturday 31st October 2015 

Be sure to book early and not to leave it too late in order to secure vehicle availability. With many matches taking place at this years Rugby World Cup, it is going to be an extremely busy time for us at Nova Bussing and we expect many of our luxury vehicles to be busy catering for our clients throughout the tournament.

If you would like to receive a quote from us then please fill in the Online Instant Quote Form on our website, or send an email to info@novabussing.co.uk with your trip details and itineraries. Alternatively, if you would prefer to discuss requirements by phone then do not hesitate to contact us on 0800 6444 118.

F1 Grand Prix at Silverstone 2015

With the F1 Grand Prix kicking off this weekend in Australia, many Formula One race enthusiasts are getting ready for the British Grand Prix this summer. Purchasing their tickets early, the excitement and anticipation of the weekend’s events are in full flow and preparing potential transport is essential.

Built on the site of a World War II Royal Air Force bomber station, Silverstone has hosted the Grand Prix since 1948 and plays a large part in British motoring heritage. Today, thousands of spectators flock to the race track every year to witness the F1 events and entertainment. With a great supply of events in between races, Silverstone hosts many other entertainment sights such as the RAF Red Arrows display and support races including; GP2, GP3 and the Porsche Mobil One Super Cup.

This year the F1 Grand Prix at Silverstone is commencing from and through to the following dates:

F1 Grand Prix at Silverstone 2015

Formula 1 Grand Prix at Silverstone

Formula 1 Grand Prix at Silverstone

Friday 3rd July 2015: 

Practice 1: 10:00 AM

Practice 2: 14:00 PM

Saturday 4th July 2015: 

Practice 3: 10:00 AM

Qualifying: 13:00 PM

Sunday 5th July 2015: 

                                                                                        Main Race: 13:00 PM

What better way to make sure you kick start the weekend at Silverstone than by arriving in style. We have provided transport to and from Silverstone for the Grand Prix for many years and know exactly what is required to help make the weekend special. We aim to please our customers with the comfort and luxuries of our VIP, executive and luxury minibuses and coaches, providing both quality vehicles and outstanding customer service.

Our luxury minibuses and coaches are perfect for making an appearance at events such as the British Grand Prix, featuring large full leather seating with reclining features, air conditioning/climate control and finished with black tinted windows in white/silver with plain livery. In addition to this, all of our vehicles include a professional, well presented and fully qualified driver, ready to meet the requirements of the clients.

If you would like to enquire about making a booking then please fill out our online quote form located on our website. Alternatively, if you have detailed itineraries or additional requirements, then please do not hesitate to email us info@novabussing.co.uk or phone one of our offices on 0800 6444 118.

General Election Battle Buses

With the General Election taking place this year on the 7th May, the main political parties will be hitting the campaign trail. This event is always a very exciting and highly anticipated time across the UK, with many people intending to review the debates and propositions. From citizens of small towns, to journalists and article writers working for large newspapers and magazines, everybody will be interested to see the action.

In the UK, the term ‘battle bus’ is given to a luxury coach shared by reporters, political commentators and politicians. These vehicles are chosen to incorporate a more communal vibe during the campaigns when travelling around the country. This gives journalists the opportunity to gather extensive coverage of the events and allows them to deliver accurate feedback and reports based on first hand interpretation. This serves as a more practical option for reporters, securing that they are on the scene at all times rather than wasting time, mileage and money trying to meet the campaign at specific locations each day. On the other hand, this also works in the politician’s favour. Considering that the whole idea of the campaign is to gather as much interest as possible, hiring a battle bus naturally grants them more coverage and publicity throughout the tour.

Externally wrapping and branding the vehicle also plays a large part of the promotion during a campaign. The presentation of the vehicle creates strong impressions when arriving at target locations, so it is very important to make sure that all the vehicles stand out correctly with professional vinyl wrapping. This technique has been used for many years and is a great way of raising the awareness about the political parties when campaigning.

Luxury Team Coach Hire

Luxury Day Coaches for political campaigns and events.

We operate a range of luxury day coaches which can be used for political campaigns and events. If you would like to find out more information about our services, please click on the following link here.

Kent Garden Tours

Every year tourists travel from all over Europe to visit the beautiful Garden of England and other National Trust properties that England has to offer. With the South of England being the hot spot for some of the most prestigious garden exhibitions in the UK, the level of tourism in the area has substantially increased over the years, particularly during May and June, making Kent a must see location for any nature enthusiast. 

These popularity increases have also had a positive effect on the coach and minibus hire industry, with more travel agencies arranging garden tours. In addition to this, the choice of hiring a luxury vehicle over standard has also become normality. We have already taken a number of luxury bookings for 2015, with several more garden tour quotes pending.

The interest in Kent garden tours has proven to be very popular with overseas visitors, making up the majority of our bookings. Over the years we have catered for the needs of garden enthusiasts from countries such as France, Austria, Belgium and even as far as Australia, giving us extensive experience in providing luxury transport for garden tour organisations.

Looking at our bookings the best places to visit have been:

Popular Garden Tour Destinations:

  • Sissinghurst Gardens
  • Scotney Castle Gardens
  • Great Dixter House & Gardens
  • Penshurst Place & Gardens

In the past, the most popular vehicles used for garden tours have been our luxury 11 – 16 seater Mercedes Benz minibuses. Smaller transport seems to be ideal for practicality, as well as being better for communication within groups. Our minibuses include on-board microphones to aid guides when announcing and explaining details during the trip, full leather seating to ensure comfort and also air condition/climate control to help keep clients relaxed during their journey. In addition to these features, our luxury vehicles are finished in white/silver, with plain livery and black tinted windows for privacy.

If you have any questions about Kent garden tours, or are looking at booking in the near future, then do not hesitate to contact us through our website.

Luxury Minibuses for Garden Tours

Luxury Minibuses for Garden Tours

Luxury Coach Hire in London

Luxury Mercedes Benz coaches for hire in London. We have a fleet of modern luxury coaches for hire with a driver in London and the Southeast of England.

Luxury Coach Hire in London

We provide luxury coaches for hire in London with a driver.

Our luxury coaches range in size from 25 seater coaches to 33 seater coaches which our ideal for small groups. If you are planning on taking a smaller group we have a 16 seater luxury minibuses and 12 seater luxury minibuses with tables.

To hire one of our luxury coaches in London please call us to discuss your requirements or complete the online quote form on our website.