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£6m coach firm gears for growth with Manchester professionals

(L-R) Matt Buckle and Richard Buckle of Tyrers Coaches with Murray Patt of accountants Alexander Knight

Tyrers, the £6m turnover Lancashire-based coach and travel operator has appointed Manchester-based accountants Alexander Knight & Co as it gears for even more growth following a record year.

R. S. Tyrer & Son was established in 1972 by Bob Tyrer. Bob had been a coach driver for more than 30 years and started his own business at the age of 58, with one vehicle: a Bedford with a Leyland engine on a Plaxton body.

Over the years his fleet expanded to five vehicles before he passed away in November 1992 when family members carried on the business.

Turnover last year grew by 20% compared to the previous year, topping £6m. The management team is confident of more growth as it plans further investment in new vehicles and premises over the next 18 months. The firm now operates more than 80 vehicles.

Clients include Bolton Wanderers, Preston North End, NST Educational Tours, as well as local authorities and schools.

Richard Buckle, managing director of Tyrers Coaches, said: “We had a good year last year thanks to growth in the number of new contracts we secured with schools, private companies and growth in the number of UK excursions booked by customers.

“We are delighted to appoint Alexander Knight & Co as our new accountants. They are experienced in acting for other successful coach operators which will stand us in good stead as we plan our next phase of growth.”

Murray Patt, founder of Manchester-based accountants Alexander Knight & Co, said: “Tyrers is an historic family-owned business whose vehicles are instantly recognisable across Lancashire. The business is growing organically and perfectly located to serve Manchester, Bolton, Preston, Wigan, Blackburn.

“The importance of reliable management information cannot be understated as the business seeks to enhance its trading position and make new investments over the next eighteen months. We are delighted to have been appointed by the directors.”