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

Looks Like a Busy Summer

As the glorious British summer begins to set in once again, we are starting to see a large increase in the number of daily bookings taken in the Nova Bussing office. It looks like a busy summer for us, with our office receiving an influx of quote requests from clients across the UK looking to book for all occasions; from day trips across London, to full 3 week garden tours across Kent and East Sussex.

As well as private hire requirements, we have seen a substantial rise in the number of bookings for large UK hosted events such as; Royal Ascot, Epsom Investec Derby, British Formular One and The Henley Royal Regatta. With many luxurious events such as these filling up our summer calendar, it is now the time to get those luxury minibuses and luxury coaches sorted and booked before availability runs thin! We are already extremely busy during the next few months of summer with not much availability left for our luxury fleet, so booking early to secure a luxury vehicle is highly recommended.

The summer 2015 calendar:

Epsom Derby: 5th – 6th June 

Royal Ascot: 16th – 20th June 

Glastonbury: 24th – 28th June

Henley Royal Regatta: 1st – 5th July

King George Day Ascot: 26th – 27th July

Glorious Goodwood: 28th July – 1st August

Goodwood Revival: 11th – 13th September

No matter what the event, arriving in the appropriate manner is crucial. For situations such as these, a luxury minibus or coach is definitely the way to make a lasting impression when arriving on the scene.

We own a range of VIP and Executive minibuses which are a cut above the standard luxury minibuses available. The VIP minibuses include unique qualities such as extra wide seating at the front of the minibus for extra room and air suspension fitted creating a much smoother travel experience compared to our luxury minibus range, a feature found only on VIP vehicles. This range also include full air conditioning, full leather seating, large boot space and finished in white/silver with plain livery, making them perfect for all situations. In addition to all our vehicles, we assign professional, qualified well presented drivers ready to meet the requirements of your journey.

As mentioned before, it is going to be a very busy summer and booking your vehicles early is highly recommended! If you have any minibus or coach requirements, then please do not hesitate to contact us at info@novabussing.co.uk or call our office on 0800 6444 118. Alternatively, for a quick and easy quote within 24 hours please fill in our Online Quote Form located throughout our website at www.novabussing.co.uk.