Family Run Business Since 1980 - 'Professional Service with a Personal Touch'
Safe & reliable car, minibus and coach hire since 1980
Established in 1980 by Paddy Hughes and initially called P.Hughes Minibuses, the business consisted of one minibus (employing a part-time driver) solely on one contract, which was taken over from a friend who had to give up due to ill health.
After being made redundant from his full-time job, Paddy renamed the business Ashford Minibuses and decided to make it his full-time employment. Gaining another contract, the focus was on local hires and a self-drive minibus service.
Paddy's son Kevin joins the team full-time as Transport Manager and the decision was made to stop running the self-drive minibuses. With the purchase of their first brand new minicoach, Ashford Minibuses concentrated on a higher quality chauffeur driven minibus service adopting the distinct branding of yellow paintwork across the entire fleet.
With the addition of full size coaches in to the fleet for the first time, Ashford Minibuses Ltd now trades as AMb Travel and is able to offer cars, people carriers, minibuses and full size coaches (up to 53 seaters).
After many years of operating for other people/companies, the directors and management decided to launch our own day excursion programme. With a printed colour brochure and state of the art booking system which allows secure online bookings via our website, we are proud of adding another service to both new and our existing customers.
With the winning of a major corporate contract in Surrey, AMb Travel creates the subsidiary Passenger Plus Ltd. With a fleet of brand new vehicles predominantly working in a corporate environment, the choice was made to go with a distinct silver branding.
We take delivery of our first silver vehicles. Despite the very recognisable yellow paintwork, to allow us to have some recognisable unity between the two companies, we have decided to run a dual branding in the AMb Travel fleet. All our brand new deliveries for 2013 have been specified in the distinct ‘Mercedes Brilliant Silver’ colour and will run alongside our other yellow vehicles.
Having built up an excellent reputation for our high level of service and customer care, AMb Travel has developed and now operates a varied workload which includes school and work contracts, free bus services to supermarkets, airport and cruise transfers, tours, weddings, groups as well as corporate and business travel.
With our own day excursion brochure we now offer trips to destinations in London, throughout the south east of England and into Europe including Shows, Concerts, Exhibitions, Historic Houses, Gardens, Museums, Town and Cities, many with professional and knowledgeable guides.
With a client list including local councils, schools, individuals and groups through to both local and national businesses and blue chip corporate's, we pride ourselves on our ability and experience to offer a flexible approach when arranging all your travel requirements.
With an ongoing investment in new vehicles, we offer a fleet of modern, high quality luxury vehicles, with the emphasis on comfort and safety. All our vehicles are licensed, have regular maintenance checks and are comprehensively insured, with the added assurance of passenger and public liability insurance.
All of our experienced drivers are enhanced CRB checked, wear full uniform or plain grey suits, are discreet and professional, whilst maintaining a level of friendliness and courtesy that guarantees your group will be looked after and ensures your journey is made safely and efficiently.
We are flexible to your needs and are always willing to furnish trips with any additional extra's to make your group comfortable and their journey as pleasant as possible. We welcome one-off bookings through to ongoing corporate accounts.