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Happy Retirement Bridget


Posted On 18 October 2018 at 15:28 by nicola

Happy Retirement Bridget

Yesterday we said our farewells & good luck wishes to Driver Bridget. Retiring after an impressive 20 years dedicated service at Barnes Coaches. Thank you for all your hard work over the years - you'll be missed!

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Meet the team - Sally


Posted On 05 October 2018 at 13:50 by nicola

Meet the team - Sally

We will be introducing the Barnes staff one by one so you can get to know the people that help make everything happen behind the scenes at Barnes Coaches! We've done a quick silly question & answer session to help you get to know them, next up we have our newbie starter Sally, who you'll find at reception in the Barnes Office!

Name? Sally Freeland-Jackson

How long have you worked at Barnes Coaches? 8 weeks

What do you do? I work on reception, so taking customer bookings & administration.

Favourite food? Chinese

Any Hobbies? Spending time with the family & socialising with Gin & Lemonade!

What do you like most about working in travel? Helping people book holidays & making sure they have a great experience with Barnes.

Favourite destination? Dubai

What would you take to a desert island, and why? Fishing Rod (to catch my dinner)
Lypsol - (To keep my lips moist) & Sun cream (to stop me from getting burnt)

 

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Macmillan Coffee Morning 2018


Posted On 01 October 2018 at 16:37 by nicola

Macmillan Coffee Morning 2018

We raised £130.55 from our Macmillan Coffee Morning on Friday 28th September 2018. We can safely say we are now expert cake eaters 🍰☕ 

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Meet the team! - Jason


Posted On 05 September 2018 at 13:10 by nicola

Meet the team! - Jason

We will be introducing the Barnes staff one by one so you can get to know the people that help make everything happen behind the scenes at Barnes Coaches! We've done a quick silly question & answer session to help you get to know them, next up we have Barnes Driver Jason!

We have had excellent reviews about Driver Jason from previous coach tours from our customers for both holidays & day excursions!

Name? Jason 

How long have you worked at Barnes Coaches? 3-4 years (I did have a break in between as I thought the grass was greener on the otherside but in fact the coaches were greener!!)

What do you do? Coach Driving for Tours and I make sure my passengers are happy and comfortable as well as helping them in anyway possible. Also keeping the coach I drive to a clean standard and smells nice. Also I am known for my complimentary sweets on all my adult trips!

Favourite food? Chinese or pizza (but the wife would say her cooking...)

Any Hobbies? Caravanning with family & friends.

What do you like most about working in travel? I love going to all these different places and meeting all kinds of people from schools to the lovely seniors & making them all happy.

Favourite destination? Austria, Italy, Spain and Llandudno.

What would you take to a desert island, and why? 

I would take a sword with me in case I get attacked by zombies.

My wife and kids as I would need to look after them and have company.

I would also take seeds to grow food of my own to survive.

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Happy Retirement Lindsay!


Posted On 21 June 2018 at 16:38 by nicola

Happy Retirement Lindsay!

Lindsay put together a few words to describe her time here at Barnes Coaches....

"I started working for Barnes Coaches on Valentine’s Day 1994, at their office in Aldbourne &  I’ve had 24 very happy years with the firm and have seen so many changes. 

Technology has gone crazy – we used to pass a book around the office to make day trip reservations! The coaches have improved in so many ways, comfort and technology – they weren’t equipped with phones or air conditioning in the good old days and, as for wi-fi – well! The company gradually grew, eventually necessitating the move out of Aldbourne and into South Marston Park.  What hasn’t changed is the integrity of the company and the emphasis on customer service.

Over the years my colleagues have become my friends and I’ve worked with and for some lovely clients. And, to quote a colleague, you can’t do too much for a good boss!

I’ve always been proud to tell people that I work for Barnes Coaches and I wish the firm continued success in the future. 

Now (at last) I can go on a Senior Citizen Special!"

Thank you for all your hard work Lindsay, you will be missed greatly!

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