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Who are Thirlwells Coaches?.....

1917 / 2020 over a 100 years of Coaching in the North East. Thirlwells Coaches was the oldest established family-run private hire coach company in the area, having been founded in 1917 by grandfather John Thirlwell. The company continued onto the 3rd generation of grandchildren, John, Sue and Ian. After their retirement in 2019 the business was sold to local operator and family business alike, JH Coaches. Both JH & Thirlwells Coaches now operate under one roof and will continue to bring high quality transport to the people of the North East and the rest of the UK.

JH Coaches are located in Birtley and have been since 2014. The company consists of family Ian, John, Christine & Connor Shipley. Ian works as Operations Director whilst John is the Managing Director. Connor has the role of Marketing Director and Christine is the Business Development Manager. The business has grown from strength to strength increasing the fleet to almost 50 vehicles. With no less than nine brand new coaches added to the fleet in recent years JH Coaches has quickly established itself as one of the leading coach companies in the area. Now JH & Thirlwells Coaches work together to provide first class transportation. 

We like to ensure that all our customers are dealt with personally. We have a history of providing quality travel for all occasions in clean comfortable coaches. We also specialise in British coach holidays to many popular destinations and day tours for groups of all sizes. 

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