Grey's of Ely is situated just out side the Cathedral City of Ely and was founded in 1946 by Charles Grey who, at that time, provided not only coach travel, but also the local taxi,wedding, hearse, and ambulance service. From its small beginnings the, now third generation family business, grew from one small 29-seat petrol engined coach to its now 30 strong fleet.
The business moved, in the early 1990's, to a purpose built premises at Witchford, on the out-skirts of Ely and now operates with a staff base of over twenty-five.
Grey's of Ely operates a continual fleet regeneration programme, which ensures that they have an average vehicle age of just two and a half years old. Richard Grey, Managing director, says, "We continually improve upon our fleet year on year, to offer our customers the best facilities and ride quality. With the cost of a new coach being around £225,000 we need to ensure we keep them busy all the time."
At the heart of the company ethos is customer service and this is achieved with the help of continual staff training. All our drivers either have attained a Road Passenger Transport NVQ, or take part in our annual CPC driver training courses. This means that they hold a nationally recognised qualification for their skills.
The Driver's CPC (Certificate of Professional Competence) is a government implemented qualification, in addition to their vocational driving licence. It is designed to continue a PCV License holder's professional development which carries on throughout a professional bus, coach or lorry driver's career.