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Sharpes of Nottingham
  • About Us

     

    Sharpes of Nottingham is a family run business with over 100 years of combined experience within the coaching industry, and prides itself as being one of the premier executive coach operators serving the East Midlands.

    Located in the Village of Langar, we operate a fleet of executive and standard coaches for hire, providing a high quality luxury service to, the local community, throughout Nottinghamshire, the East Midlands, the UK and Europe.

    We take pride in providing luxury coaches, meticulously cleaned, maintained to the highest standards, ensuring we deliver a first class service to our customers. We are a member of the Confederation of Passenger Transport UK “CPT”, and our experience enables us to deliver premium service to our customers at competitive rates.

    Contact us today for your passenger transportation requirements.

    CPT, Confederation of Passenger Transport Coach Tourism Council Member Bonded Coach Holidays

    For more information please contact our Head Office on 0115 9894466, or email at wendy.fern@sharpesofnottingham.com

  • Awards

     

    2018 SHOWBUS International

     

    Sharpes of Nottingham win again at the SHOWBUS international 2017, receiving the following awards:
     

    • Best Fifties Preserved Bus or Coach - LLU701 London Transport AEC Regent III RT3902

    • Best Sixies Preserved Bus or Coach - VLT291 London Transport AEC Routemaster RM291

    • Best Seventies Preserved Bus or Coach - VWA290L AEC Reliance Plaxton Parorama Elite III
     

    2017 SHOWBUS International

     

    Sharpes of Nottingham win again at the SHOWBUS international 2017, receiving the following awards:
     

    • Best 1960-69 - VLT291 London Transport AEC Routemaster RM291

    • Best 1970-79 - Unregistered Ford R192 Duple Viceroy

    • Best Modern coach post 2009 - YJ16EMX Van Hool EX16H
     

    UK Coach Rally 2016

     

    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 61nd 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.

    Route One Magazine's Tim Deakin said ;

    "Perhaps the most striking older coach present was also a Volvo B10M. Dating from 1987, it carries a Van Hool Alizée body and was entered by staunch Van Hool buyer Sharpes of Nottingham. Sharpes has had the Alizée restored on almost a ‘cost is no object’ basis, and it joins the firm’s other heritage coaches"

    Sharpes were successful in winning two awards and trophies in the following classes: • Rita Dalziel Trophy - (Top coach 25 years or older)

    Such was its appeal, the Sharpes Alizée was also awarded the Bernie Porton Memorial Trophy. Uniquely, this award is voted for by those coach drivers present, showing the esteem that the B10M is held in. • The Bernie Porton Memorial Trophy - (Coach of the Year as voted by the The Coach Drivers)
     

    2016 SHOWBUS International

     

    Sharpes of Nottingham win again at the SHOWBUS international 2016, receiving the following awards:
     

    • Best Double Deck Bus - LLU 701 RT3902 London Transport AEC Regent III

    • Best Best 1960-69 - VLT291 London Transport AEC Routemaster RM291

    • Doyen Singledeck - VWA290L AEC Reliance Plaxton Panorama Elite III

    • Best coach post 2009 - YJ16EOS Sharpes of Nottingham Van Hool Astromega
     

    2015 SHOWBUS International

     

    Sharpes of Nottingham win again at the SHOWBUS international 2015, receiving the following awards:
     

    • Best 1970-79 vehicle 469 Sharpes of Nottingham AEC Reliance/Plaxton

    • Best coach post 2009 467 Sharpes of Nottingham Van Hool Alicron
     

    2014 SHOWBUS International

     

    Sharpes of Nottingham win again at the SHOWBUS international 2014, receiving the following awards:
     

    • Premier Operator Award - Sharpes of Nottingham Best small operator Sharpes of Nottingham

    • Best 1970-79 vehicle 139 Sharpes of Nottingham Ford R192/Duple Viceroy
     

    2013 SHOWBUS International

     

    Sharpes of Nottingham win again at the SHOWBUS international 2013, receiving the following awards:
     

    • Best 1970-79 AEC Reliance/Plaxton
     

    UK Coach Rally 2012

     

    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 East of England Showground at Peterborough, attracting the elite who striving to win the accolades & silverware that carry industry wide recognition.

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

    • Peter Bostock Trophy - Neil Sharpe was the Highest Placed Driver on the saturday section of the rally

    • Alan Goodwin Trophy - Highest Placed Coach Operator in All Classes

    • Concours D'elegance Awarded - Top Coach Aged 5 Years or Older
     

    2012 SHOWBUS International

     

    Sharpes of Nottingham win again at the SHOWBUS international 2012, receiving the following awards:
     

    • Best 1970-79 vehicle 139 Sharpes of Nottingham Ford R192/Duple Viceroy

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  • Sharpes of Nottingham History