Customer Testimonials

We provide many contracts and private hire services for private or business customers both large or small. We can cater for all your group transporation needs as well as providing you with a bespoke service that can include, day trips, events, activitiy weekends, socials events and much more. For further details please read our testimonial by clicking on a company logo adjacent.


Nottingham University – Coach Hire For Education

Skills Motor Coaches offer services of coach hire and passenger transportation for Universities across East Midlands. Coach hire services have been provided since 2004 for the University of Nottingham giving on-going support for any requirements of transporting large groups of passengers to events, socials or gatherings.

Name of Person: Melanie

Position: Admissions Secretary, School of Physics & Astronomy

“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.”


Trent College – Passenger Transport – School & College Buses

Skills Motor Coaches have provided a passenger transportation service for school children and college students for Trent College and The Elms Primary School. The School and College are private education institutions who pride itself in delivering excellence in standards and ensuring that their students get the best services available, ensuring confidence and peace of mind to their student’s parents.

Skills have provided a bespoke service which ensures students from multiple counties on a daily basis throughout the academic year. Special arrangements were made in providing vehicles in the college livery which allowed Trent College to advertise to the public giving them added value to the service and on-going support to do this.

Name of Person: Mr J.C. Gregory

Position: Director of Estates Services, Trent College

“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.”


Phoenix Concert Band – Group Organiser – Concert & Band Groups

Skills Groups worked closely with the Phoenix Concert Band to provide a group travel solution to their performances in Europe. Understanding the needs of the client were essential to ensure we delivered the groups travel arrangements required for their concerts and accommodation needs.

Name of Person: Geraint T Jones

Position: Band Tour Party Leader

“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. The group is contemplating another tour in 2016 and will have no hesitation in booking with “SKILLS PRIVATE HIRE”.

Why look at the rest when you can book the best!”


Nottingham High School – Coach Hire for Schools

Skills Motor Coaches have been providing transportation for Nottingham High School for a number of years offering convenience for organising travel. The parents of the School have been complimentary and supportive through the years of working together with Nottingham High School Staff.

Name of Person: Former Staff Member: Mrs Judy Brown

Position: Former Marketing Manager

“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.”


Nangchang University group – Coach Hire for International Students

Skills Motor Coaches support group travel for international student groups visiting the United Kingdom. We are able to arrange and book accommodation, guides, and attractions and provide coach transportation for your group ensuring the best travel experience around.

Name of Person: Teacher via Phone Call

Position: Teacher

“Telephone call from one of the teachers from Nangchang University group. She called on behalf of herself, all other teachers and all the students from the university to say what a wonderful time they all had in the country. They were particularly delighted with all the drivers involved during their visit, saying that each and every one made them feel welcome and helped them to enjoy their experience. A special mention was made of our drivers; she said they all went particularly out of their way to be pleasant and welcoming, and also patient especially when groups were not so punctual at times. It is always good to know when our customers are pleased with our service.”

Derby County football supporters club

Miki Travel Group – Tour Operator – Coach Contracts

Skills Motor Coaches have worked with Derby County since 2013 and have been providing coach passenger transportation for the Official Derby County Supporters Club as well as support for their staff.

The objective was to provide a cost effective solution as well as provide advice to enable them to provide a coach transport service to the clubs supporters for away coach transport to football games. Skills have provided regular support to the club as well as being involved as Match day sponsors for the club.

Name of Person: Mr D. Brandon

Position: Assistant Ticket Office Manager

“This is our second season using Skills as our coach provider to transport Derby County fans to and from away fixtures. We had a number of fixtures last season for which demand for transport was extremely high; this included taking 16 coaches to Leicester City and 60 to Wembley Stadium for the Championship Play-off Final.

Skills have always been available to offer advice on departure times and logistics, and offer flexible solutions when accommodating our requests. Their prices are also very reasonable and allow us to offer transport to our fans at a similarly reasonable price.

We would recommend using Skills for private coach hire for transport to all areas of the country. We have a number of supporters who use the service to attend all away fixtures throughout the season, which is in part down to the reliable service offered by Skills.” and


Liverpool FC Official Supporters Club Nottingham Branch – Group Travel – Coaches for Supporters Clubs

Skills Motor Coaches have been providing coach transport for Liverpool Football Club Official Supporters Nottingham Branch for a number of years. Services have included transport to home and away games, ensuring the supporters arrive and return in winning style no matter what the result on the football pitch.

Name of Person: Mick Stevens

Position: Nottingham Branch Secretary, Liverpool FC Official Supporters Club

“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.