February 2013

Toot Hill School

Toot Hill School has worked in partnership with Sharpes for many years and is delighted with the service that has been provided. From the professional management of all contracts to the provision of school transport on a day to day basis, we have always found Sharpes to be a reliable, punctual and competitively priced. Drivers are approachable, helpful and considerate towards the needs of our pupils. It is a testament to the quality of the service received, that Sharpes are now the main company used for all school travel.

Rallying Together!

The buffing and polishing is over for another year.

Awards & Accolades

62nd UK Coach Rally

The UK Coach Rally welcomes all sections of the coaching  industry gathering together for a series of exhibitions and awards including Coach of the Year and Coach Driver of the Year. The two-day rally held on the Sea Front Promenade at Blackpool, attracting  the elite who striving to win the accolades & silverware that carry industry wide recognition.

When Sharpes of Nottingham decided to enter the 62nd UK Coach Rally, it wasn't a decision that was taken lightly when entering our 1986 Volvo B10M Van hool Alizee. This coach has undergone an extensive restoration programme, which has taken over 3 years to complete.

Sharpes were successful in winning two awards and trophies in the following classes.

  • Rita Dalziel Trophy - (Top coach 25 years or older)
  • The Bernie Porton Memorial Trophy - (Coach of the Year as voted by the The Coach Drivers)


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Coach Hire Options

Sharpes of Nottingham is proud to present our National and Continental private hire coach fleet, we can offer a UK day excursion programme, UK and Continental holidays, we can also cater for private group packages, contracts and PSV and HGV maintenance. Out Executive and Standard coaches are all fitted with seat belts, ranging from 16 seats right up to 83 seats.

Our platinum class vehicles are of a high specification, all posing climate control, hot and cold drink facilities, toilet/wash room, DVD player, radio, P.A system, some with leather seats, Wi-Fi and extra leg room. We have two coaches with wheelchair lift facility, capable of carrying up to 10 wheel chairs fixed in the vehicle or may be just use the lift for easy access to the vehicle, please ask our private hire team for more details.

Vintage Coach Hire for Weddings

The coach, is a 1973 AEC 760 Plaxton Panarama Elite III originally new to C G Littlewoods of Sheffield. This coach in later life was owned and operated by Lamcote Coaches, a company that the Sharpe's family had links with for many years. The previous owner Fowlers of Holbeach, had owned it for over 20years, of which the last 8years have been spent in storage.

Sharpes offer a Vintage Coach service for groups that require transport to wedding venues, get your party to arrive at the right place at the right time hassle free!

Planning a wedding always involves numerous decisions. At Sharpes of Nottingham, hiring a Vintage Coach to transport the wedding party is an easy decision that can help avoid the last minute panic of how friends and family are going to get to the ceremony on time.

Sharpes of Nottingham Vintage Coaches are always immaculately presented and can be decorated with bows and fresh flowers which can be matched to your chosen colour scheme, if required.