About us

The history behind Orbit Coaches

Our History

Orbit Coaches is a family run business established in 1995. We have been providing professional, good quality and enjoyable journeys to the public in and around Leicestershire for almost 20 years. We also provide private hire travel for occasions such as Weddings, holidays, day trips and airport transfers.

Neil, who originally named the business “Orbit Minibus Service”, established Orbit Coaches Ltd in 1995. He started with an 11-seater minibus called “The Talbot Express” doing small airport transfers and day trips for the local people of Leicester.

By 2005 Neil had built the company up to a large fleet ranging from 16 seater minibuses, to 57 seater coaches and double decker buses. He also had more involvement in school transport in and around Leicestershire as well as continuing with private hire. He was soon to start working alongside two of his sons Lee and Tom.

Tom later left the business to train as and launch his own Driving Instructor business. 19 years after Neil first began the business, and with the help of his son Lee, we are now named Orbit Coaches Ltd and own a fleet of 14 vehicles!

In 2014 Neil retired from the family business leaving his son Lee as Managing Director, Daughter in-law Tory as Head of Finance and Daughter Amy as Receptionist and Marketing.

The Team

At Orbit Coaches we work as a team. Each member of staff is treated with respect and fairness. We currently have a team of 14 including our 12 drivers, who are all up to date with relevant DBS checks, licencing and industry policies

In addition to being our Director, Lee is a fully qualified Mechanic and Coach Driver. All of our vehicles are mechanically maintained by Lee himself.

Andy joined the team in September 2015, as a manager. Andy is another of Neil’s sons, who comes with 15 years experience of coach driving and the vehicle maintenance industry.

Our “Office (and Tea!) Ladies” are Tory (Lee’s Wife) and Amy (Neil’s Daughter). You will speak to either of these ladies when you call to make a booking or enquiry.

Quotes & Questions

For a quote or general questions, feel free to contact us using using our webform, email, address or by telephone where you will be put through to a friendly member of the team who will be happy to help you with any queries.
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