Arriva Midlands to expand operations in the West Midlands
10 August 2012
Arriva Midlands today announced it had reached agreement to
acquire the West Midlands operations and assets of
‘Midland’ the trading name of Liyell Ltd, a leading
provider of transport solutions in the West Midlands.
Midland’s core services include a mix of commercial and
supported local bus services. On completion of the transaction,
expected to be in late September 2012, approximately 110 Midland
employees would transfer to Arriva Midlands under the Transfer of
Undertakings Protection of Employment (TUPE) regulations.
The financial considerations are not being disclosed.
Arriva Midlands plans to incorporate the fleet of 61 Midland
buses into its fleet and plans to operate them under the Arriva
John Barlow, Arriva Midlands finance director, said,
“Taking on the routes and services operated by Midland opens
up a range of exciting opportunities for Arriva, from which we will
be able to develop the business. We are very much looking forward
to working with new and existing contractors to grow the business.
Midland has an excellent standing and reputation and we look
forward to taking that business forward as part of Arriva and
welcoming Midland employees on board.”
David Reeves, managing director of Liyell, said: “Since
buying Liyell in April 2005 we have steadily grown the Midland
business to the size it is today. I am proud of what we have
achieved and of the staff we employ. I’m sure they will have
a fulfilling future as part of Arriva. I would like to take this
opportunity of wishing all of the staff the very best for the
future and to offer them my sincere thanks for the hard work they
have done for me and the company in the past. Thank you."
Note to editors:
The acquisition by Arriva Midlands of the Midland operations
does not affect the staff or operations at D&G Crewe, and Green
Triangle Buses (SLT) Atherton which are both unaffected.
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