Welcome to the client spotlight feature which focuses on selected Air-IT clients and provides a medium to profile their business to help foster client to client relationships amongst our customer community.
The Client Discount Club also provides special offers and promotions that are only exclusively available through this feature.
In this edition we would like to introduce Skills Motor Coaches & Holidays – one of Air-IT’s longest standing clients and one of our very first customers when we were established back in 2005.
An Introduction to Skills Motor Coaches & Holidays
Skills Holidays, the trading arm of Skills Motor Coaches originated in Radford, Nottingham in 1919. It became a limited company in 1958.
Founder Arthur Skill, the current Managing Director’s grandfather, began by using his only lorry to collect fish from the early morning market and for light haulage during the day. Soon, he began carrying local miners to Bestwood Colliery, and in 1921, he purchased a Crossley charabanc – Skills first true bus.
Nigel Skill began work with the family business whilst at school. During school holidays he and his four brothers and sister would help to clean the coaches.
Nigel Skill bought the firm in 1987 to become Managing Director. Continental tours were introduced in the late 1970s, and following deregulation in the industry in 1986, Skills has concentrated on the coaching side of the industry, investing in a first class fleet of modern vehicles, and offering luxury coach holidays ranging from day trips, weekend breaks to extensive tours of Europe and beyond.
In May 2002, Skills Motor Coaches moved to a new larger headquarters building. The new premises at The Holiday Centre on Bulwell’s Seller’s Wood Drive / Belgrave Road, which became necessary as the Skill’s fleet of luxury coaches grew.
Skills Look Forward to Celebrating 95th Anniversary During 2012
Today Skills provides coach holidays, day excursions and private hire to the UK and Europe. The family-owned and run business now looks forward to celebrating its 95th anniversary this year.
With the wealth of experience gained over the years, Skills offers a variety of choices for customers.
An array of Days Out trips start at only £15 for a trip to Skegness or Cleethorpes; London from £20, including Buckingham Palace from £39. A favourite this year is the newly-opened Harry Potter, Warner Bros, Studio Tour for only £56 adult/£47 child. A huge choice is available!
Weekend breaks start from only £59 for a trip to the Christmas Markets or from £99 for a London Theatre Break including West End Show tickets. Then there’s Newquay, Torquay, Paris, Ostend, Austria, Italy…..the list is endless. If the Tour de France is your thing then join them for four days from £219. Take your girlfriend or wife to Royal Ascot Ladies Day; two days from only £129!
Skills also have a large Private Hire and Groups programme so if your company wants to plan a day out (business or pleasure!) or a weekend away, then it is worth considering their programme. A favourite with businesses is their Christmas party breaks (2 days) from as little as £69!
Client Discount Club Special Offer
Spotlight readers exclusively qualify for 10% discount on any Skills holiday, booked by 30th June 2012.
For further information and to find out about the holidays and trips currently available – please call Skills on 08456 66 55 44 to request your brochure.
To claim your 10% discount – please quote code SPOT3006* when making your booking.
*Please note that this offer cannot be used in conjunction with any other available offers provided by Skills.