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Old 4th November 2016, 20:37   #1
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Default Snowdonia Travel "acquired' by Cityfox

Mr. Hand has posted on his Twitter feed that Cityfox have bought Snowdonia Travel Ltd.

Info from Companies house. https://beta.companieshouse.gov.uk/c...filing-history
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Old 4th November 2016, 20:41   #2
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Brilliant. He's became director of a non trading company!

Page 2 of 4/11 confirmation statement confirms snowdonia as a nontrading company!
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Old 4th November 2016, 20:49   #3
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Snowdonia Travel had an operators licence for 3 vehicles.
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There's even a Twitter account & website for what is now called Splendour Coaches.
http://www.splendourcoaches.com

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Interesting they have an o licence. Are you sure it's the same company and not a slight name variation? The one you've linked on companies house is 100% a non trading company according to the company house.
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Old 4th November 2016, 20:51   #5
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Still has as far as I'm aware - only granted in January. No vehicles recorded though.
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Old 4th November 2016, 21:53   #6
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The livery on the website looks very much like the Hallmark livery inverted, another Rotala inspiration!

But, if, this is the real deal then fair play to them!
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Old 5th November 2016, 01:40   #7
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The website appears to be a good example of what happens when nobody reads a web site before publishing it.

The top and title says 'Splendour but the first paragraph says 'Snowdonia Travel' then the next bit of text says it started life as 'Snowdonia Travel' and the text hasn't even been run through a spell checker (experianced/ refregirator ?)

I'm not sure how many people in North Wales would be convinced by the 'operating from North Wales' bit when they have to call a Bristol telephone number (The same number out of hours as office hours)!
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Old 5th November 2016, 01:50   #8
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The website appears to be a good example of what happens when nobody reads a web site before publishing it.

The top and title says 'Splendour but the first paragraph says 'Snowdonia Travel' then the next bit of text says it started life as 'Snowdonia Travel' and the text hasn't even been run through a spell checker (experianced/ refregirator ?)

I'm not sure how many people in North Wales would be convinced by the 'operating from North Wales' bit when they have to call a Bristol telephone number (The same number out of hours as office hours)!
Thank-you for your comments. No offence to you, and I do genuinely appreciate you've taken time to highlight these issues but the website was made within an hour as was the brand. It was created to give us a base for the re-brand of what is a very small operation.

EVERY business person is on a learning journey. I'll ensure this is sorted.

Thanks again.
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The livery on the website looks very much like the Hallmark livery inverted, another Rotala inspiration!

"""But, if, this is the real deal then fair play to them!
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Thank-you for your positive comments. Appreciated.

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Thank-you for your comments. No offence to you, and I do genuinely appreciate you've taken time to highlight these issues but the website was made within an hour as was the brand. It was created to give us a base for the re-brand of what is a very small operation.

EVERY business person is on a learning journey. I'll ensure this is sorted.

Thanks again.
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Thank-you for your positive comments. Appreciated.

Rhys
Can you reveal any plans regarding Snowdonia Travel Mr Hand? Vehicles? Services, etc? Or is it a bit too sensitive at the moment?
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Can you reveal any plans regarding Snowdonia Travel Mr Hand? Vehicles? Services, etc? Or is it a bit too sensitive at the moment?
There is already work such as Rail Replacement that Snowdonia is authorised to do. We will be submitting tenders and looking to develop the new Splendour brand.
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Old 5th November 2016, 18:35   #11
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Is there any reason for the rebrand other than as a fresh start? Was the Snowdonia Travel name tainted or anything?
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Is there any reason for the rebrand other than as a fresh start? Was the Snowdonia Travel name tainted or anything?
No, they've carried out Private Hire work with that name for a while. Personally, I wouldn't be proud to own a business that has boring words like 'Travel' or names that restrict where the business can be. So that was the thought and decision behind the new brand.

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So what's next Ryhs?
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So what's next Ryhs?
Continuing to expand the taxi business in more locations, I've got a good Operations Manager who manages Day to day issues. Allows us to focus on expansion.

Looking for further acquisitions either bus or coach or taxi.

We are doing a lot of consultancy work for a number of operators, so we will continue with that too.
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Old 16th November 2016, 14:03   #15
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Route One are giving the latest venture plenty of publicity. The article is more or less copied from the press release. Of interest is that Mr. Stockley is temporary working for HCT group.

http://www.route-one.net/articles/Bu...to_North_Wales
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