A Little History
Procters Coaches was established on April 1st, 1990 in Bedale North Yorkshire and is a family owned business that has grown to be one of the largest coach companies in North Yorkshire.
Kevin Procter previously, worked for his fathers company Procters Taxis in Bedale he started at the young age of 17 as a driver, but had an urge to drive buses. Kevin’s Dad, John retired and offered the business to Kevin, but he was still keen to drive buses and so the taxi company was sold to Kevin’s Uncle who still runs it today. Kevin took the opportunity then with a helping hand from his father and set up Procters Coaches and started with one mini bus and one large coach and so the story began!
The company went on to win a number of county council tenders and private school tenders which helped the business to grow and expand increasing the fleet as needed.
A Family Company
Procters Coaches is a real family company and many members of the Procter’s family are involved in the business. Kevin’s Mum Pauline drives on one of the local school runs and is the company cleaner, Paula, Kevin’s wife has worked for the company for 12 years in the admin department, Sharon Kevin’s Sister is a driver and also works in the transport office, Sharon’s Son Joe (Kevin’s nephew) drives a coach and is a coach salesman, Josh also Kevin’s Nephew drives one of the school buses and works on the Swift Signs side of the business and last but definitely not least Matilda Kevin’s youngest daughter has recently joined the company as receptionist on an apprenticeship scheme.
What our client’s say about us
I used this company with my school when on a World War 1 Study Trip, passing through France, Belgium and Netherlands. We had a bus driver named Allen, and he was the most kindest man I’d ever met. Me and my best friend sat right behind the driver, and he was very sociable and would give us advice on what to do and tell jokes. We were coach bound for about 55% of the trip, and he brightened up the entire journey!
Excellent, comfortable coach, excellent knowledgeable driver (TONY). What he didn’t know about Scotland wasn’t worth knowing. Would definitely travel with this company again.