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HELLO 2021 & GOODBYE 2020!

By Matt Barnes, Director of Barnes Coaches which offers coach hire and holidays and has a 100 year history in Wiltshire and Swindon.

As the year starts to turn – how are you feeling about 2021? 

I’m hoping that more positive vaccine news will combine with everyone’s relief that 2020 has gone to equal a very positive 2021. There is a lot of pent up energy in people to get out there and see the world again! 

What are your business goals for the coming year? 

To get back to “normal” as soon as possible. Our new brochure will be out right at the start of 2021 with a wide range of holidays throughout the year.

Will you be introducing any new products or services? 

We are planning more UK holidays than normal as people may fear going abroad, not only due to COVID but also our old friend BREXIT… By the start of 2021 we will also have seven fully accessible wheelchair coaches to allow more people to travel with us. 

Will you be looking to employ any new staff during the new year? 

Hopefully by March we will be looking to bring in more drivers, possibly through the relaunch of our Apprenticeship Scheme which had to be put on hold in 2020.

Will you be looking for any new local suppliers in 2021? 

Not actively but if anyone is out there locally who can supply any of our requirements then get in touch.

Looking back across 2020 what have been the highlights for you and your business? 

People coming together, finding a way and keeping smiling whilst dealing with COVID.

Looking back across 2020 – were there any lowlights? 

Most of the year.

Who, in your business community – have been the shining stars of 2020? 

Everyone who works here for keeping going.

Any special offers for 2021 you’d like to mention?

Our holidays and day trips will be at 2020 rates or lower. Plus coach hire is a great value way to travel so get in touch for a quote! 

For more information visit 

Barnes Coaches Swindon

Barnes Coaches

Barnes Coaches are the largest coach operator in the Swindon area.

Woodside Road, South Marston Park, Swindon, SN3 4AQ

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