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Clydesdale Bank helps leading coach firm to operate new direct airport route

29th September 2011

Clydesdale Bank has helped one of East Anglia's leading coach and bus operators to fund a new National Express service route between Ipswich and Heathrow / Stansted airports. 

The funding has helped Galloway Travel Group, based in Stowmarket, to purchase four new coaches, which have just begun operating on the new National Express airport service 10 times a day. The coaches will leave from the Old Cattle Market Bus Station, Ipswich, and travel direct to the terminal doors at Heathrow and Stansted airports.

David Cattermole, Director at Galloway European Coachlines Limited, said: “We were thoroughly impressed with how Clydesdale Bank took the time to understand our business and the specific project. The whole process was absolutely seamless and we are delighted to be able to run this service and hope people make use of it to ensure its future success.”

Neill Keveren, Business Banking Partner at Clydesdale Bank’s East Anglia Team, said: “Galloway is one of the biggest coach operators in the region and we look forward to helping them continue to grow in the future.”

Galloway Travel Group was established over 40 years ago and now encompasses one of the UK's leading educational study tour operators, together with one of East Anglia's major luxury coach operators. It offers its popular door-to-door holiday programme from a large area of Norfolk, Suffolk and Essex.

The new coaches feature leather reclining seats, air conditioning, plug sockets, toilet facilities and generous leg room.

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