To securely transport David Cameron and his election team around the UK on their Battle Bus tour during the 2010 and 2015 Election Campaign for 28 consecutive days. The transport plan utilised two VIP coaches, two 28 seat executive coaches and two mini-buses. The plan involved some positioning journeys whilst the VIP’s travelled by train or by air. Vehicles were needed to operate 24/7.
The Conservative Party engaged with us ten months prior to the campaign and worked closely with our dedicated project manager and team to ensure a robust transport plan and contingency plan were in place due to the high profile/high-security nature of this transport hire. It was imperative that all planning involved for this event remained confidential between Kings Ferry and The Conservative Party to ensure our drivers and passengers were not placed at any unnecessary risk. We provided drivers details for security clearance two months in advance including standby drivers to ensure effective cover was in place for any driver sickness.
The project team arranged for the wrapping of all vehicles in the livery specified by the Conservative Party, modified the interior of the main vehicle to suit the needs of the passengers travelling including David Cameron himself and arranged for secure parking at each venue.
David Cameron RT Hon, Leader of the Conservative Party:
“Thank you to all the staff at National Express Transport Solutions for all your hard work and the commitment your business demonstrated throughout the recent General Election campaign. It is clear to me that as a British business, National Express Transport Solutions has been exemplary in both commitment and professionalism throughout the campaign. Every day was superbly coordinated and executed and I am truly grateful to you and all your staff for quite literally keeping the campaign on the road. In particular, the final 36-hour campaign was superbly coordinated, even down to the changing of drivers. I know that we drove hundreds of miles during that time and that we simply would not have achieved such an ambitious target if it were not for the commitment that your drivers and operations team provided.”
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