Four local businesses and a local school have all been involved with a huge Ford Transit minibus project and all of the hard work has paid off with the superb results now here for all to see.
Langley School in Loddon has just replaced their Ford Transit minibuses fleet; Operations Manager at Langley School Mark Richards explains why the school decided to lease the new vehicles from Bussey Vehicle Leasing “We are proud of our transport fleet and the service it offers to students using the minibuses to travel to and from school from around the county so when the time came to replace the fleet, School Governors wanted to support a local reputable supplier and chose Busseys to supply and maintain the new vehicles. The 22 new Ford Transit 17 seat vehicles with ‘Euro 5’ safety and emissions rating are stunning and with new school branding, they produce an iconic image of quality. Parents and students are assured of a quality transport service from a school that cares about safety and the environment.”
Paul Bussey was pleased to be involved in such dynamic project “We were absolutely delighted to get the opportunity to be involved in Langley School’s highly impressive project. On seeing all the minibuses together for the first time today in all their glory I think the overall effect has surpassed all our expectations. Both the supply and wrapping of the vehicles involved very tight timescales in order to have everything ready for the start of the school year, but thanks to a fantastic effort by all involved, at the school, our team at Bussey Vehicle Leasing and OTW everything has been completed to a very high standard, bang on time. There is going be a large number of pupils travelling around the region in some style from now on.”
Rather than just sticking with the school logo on the buses, this innovative school decided to have all of the vehicles wrapped in artwork to set them apart and represent the school as they travel around East Anglia. The School Governors decided that the pictures on the buses should be all about the students of Langley, so Marketing Officer Emma Cruickshank set about getting photographs of students doing a range of different activities to have printed onto the side of the buses. Another 3 local businesses then became involved to make this happen; Paul Harrison, a Norwich based photographer came to the school to take photos of pupils doing everything from English and art to rugby and polo.
The next step was involving graphic designers Solid Block, also based in Norwich, who produced the artwork “we’re always looking to work on innovative projects so designing artwork for a whole fleet of minibuses was definitely not an opportunity we wanted to miss! Having won a tender against several other agencies to get the project we were delighted to continue our relationship with Langley School and help them showcase the excellent opportunities they offer” reports Simon Roddis, Solid Block Director. The baton then passed onto OTW Imaging who had the final part in the process of physically wrapping the buses themselves. Darren Marsh of OTW Imaging, also in Norwich, said “Normally we do one off vehicles but this is the biggest project we have ever taken and has spanned over the longest time period of one month, working day and night and even some weekends! I think the buses look terrific and will certainly stand out”.
Headmaster Dominic Findlay is thrilled with the end result “today marks the end of a super project providing our Transport team and Students with a large fleet of first class buses which with the new wrapping will act very positively for us in the community. I am delighted that we were able to engage with other local businesses to produce the fleet -our thanks go to Paul Bussey and the other companies on delivering such a quality product. I hope the impact is as strong when they are on the road as it is with them all here together – look out for them!”
With 22 buses driving daily around Norfolk and Suffolk it won’t be long until you spot one…