Established in Nottingham, 1919
Originally founded in 1919 by Arthur Skill, our company has a long history of excellence and has always prided itself in delivering the best standards of private hire and coach trips throughout the UK and Continental Europe.
From their base in the East Midlands, the firm’s operation has now spread throughout the UK and includes service runs, corporate contracts, day trips, luxury tours, short breaks, group travel and event support. The company also has its own dedicated driver training school and has 4 dedicated travel shops in Nottingham, Derby, Loughborough and Beeston.
Today Skills remains a family-owned, local company with fantastic connections to the local community. These strong foundations alongside a fleet of almost 100 modern touring coaches means Skills continue to maintain their status as a market leader in the industry.
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“We have been using Skills Coaches as part of our School Undergraduate Open Days since November 2004. During this time, we have found them to provide a punctual, reliable and friendly service.”
Name of Person: Melanie Stretton
Position: Admissions Secretary, School of Physics & Astronomy
Trent College - Passenger Transport – School & College Buses
“On going since the initiation in September 2009, I have been delighted with the quality of service provided by Skills Motor Coaches. Communication between themselves and us is excellent and any service issues are flagged up early. I have no hesitation in recommending the service provided by Nigel Skill and his team as a quality education provider in all areas in school transport.”
Name of Person: Mr J.C. Gregory
Position: Director of Estates Services, Trent College
Nottingham High School - Coach Hire for Schools
“Skills Coaches have not only provided a reliable transport service for our school, but have provided us with a unique value-added marketing opportunity through the use of branded livery and flexible advertising panels on 2 of the bus rears. This has given our school a high profile in the local community, and has enabled us to use the vehicles to promote key events.”
Name of Person: Former Staff Member: Mrs Judy Brown
Position: Former Marketing Manager
Liverpool FC Official Supporters Club Nottingham Branch - Group Travel – Coaches for Supporters Clubs
“Skills have always delivered the service that’s required. The coaches arrive on time, are clean and their drivers are reliable, helpful and professional. Majority of our trips are easy to arrange and I find the Skills team to be very accommodating especially at our most challenging times throughout the football season.
Name of Person: Mick Stevens
Position: Nottingham Branch Secretary, Liverpool FC Official Supporters Club
Phoenix Concert Band - Group Organiser – Concert & Band Groups
“As a group we travelled to the Moselle Region of Germany in July of this year. This was our second such tour, the first having been a successful concert tour of the Rhineland Region based in Boppard. Again we were very pleased with the booking arrangements and requested the same Coach Driver, who was like another member of the group and extremely knowledgeable and supportive.
The whole process of planning was made extremely easy and any special request was dealt with professionally, promptly and efficiently.
Name of Person: Geraint T Jones
Position: Band Tour Party Leader