Family-run coach company, Skills Holidays is the only company in Nottingham to be featured in the Parliamentary Automotive Review.
Being the only company in Nottingham to have achieved such a ‘template for reform’ bodes well for Nigel Skill, who took over from his father in 1987.
Nigel from the company, which is celebrating its 100th year in business, said: “We are delighted to be mentioned in the 2018 Parliamentary Review – especially to be one of only ten companies in the country included. This is testament to the progressive nature of our business which keeps us transforming and finding new ways to deliver our service to our variety of customers.
“My grandfather started the company, and never did anything unless he was well prepared for it, we continue to maintain his mantra of fair and honest dealings throughout and doing everything possible to exceed customer expectations.”
The Parliamentary Review ‘allows businesses and public-sector bodies to share and promote their best practice within policy sectors, with the goal of raising standards.’
One reason for the company’s success is its 31 years of steady growth and then a sudden spike in 2015, meaning that its turnover has gone from £8 million to £20 million.
Nigel added: “We are proud of the variety of service offerings we deliver to customers but are always finding new markets to expand into. I have looked to recruit highly skilled management staff from other industries, which has brought fresh ideas to the traditional business model”.
“In 2018 we invested in our management team and business development functions and will be targeting the corporate transportation solutions market in 2019 – we demonstrated our capability during the recent Games of Remembrance in Nottingham where we managed the transport solutions for more than 6,000 passengers from 73 locations. Our experiences and learnings from this event and the appointment of Evie Wisniewska as our business development manager will spring board our corporate transportation offering across the east midlands in 2019,” added Damien Gregory – Head of Service Delivery.