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What we are fund raising for

Despite the hardship of the global pandemic, Belle Vue have continued to raise funds for The Christie Charity. Which has been recognised by a charity coin on their recognition wall. We have contributed to The Christie to continue providing world-class care to their patients and their families. These funds helped the completion of the Christie …

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Belle Vue in the News – Should England be setting targets for car reduction?

Scotland has targeted a 20% reduction in car use by 2030 – while England will leave change to market dynamics. Which approach is right? In 2020 the Scottish Government set out a commitment to reduce car kilometres travelled in the country by 20%, citing it as essential in the fight against climate change. In January …

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Sunak cuts 5p fuel duty in spring budget

The Chancellor, Rishi Sunak, has cut 5p/litre from fuel duty as diesel prices stabilise but remain very high. Alongside the fuel duty reduction, Sunak raised the National Insurance threshold by £3,000 a year and said there would be a future 1p reduction in income tax. With the annual inflation rate at 6.2% and rising fast, …

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How to Avoid 10 Mistakes

Vital information all school heads should know, to ensure you obtain best value, quality and service for your schools transport. By Philip Hitchen. Managing Director, Belle Vue (Manchester) Ltd INTRODUCTION. Who would take a school trip in today’s ‘compensation culture society? Embarking further than the school gates with groups of young people is an increasingly …

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TEENAGER MAKES A BIG IMPRESSION AT BELLE VUE

A teenager is on the road to fulfilling his career dreams after impressing bosses at bus and coach hire company Belle Vue Manchester while working there in the evenings after school. Tobi Dekker, aged 17, travelled to and from Marple Hall School in Stockport on a Belle Vue bus, and one day gave his contact …

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£350,000 RETROFIT FOR BELLE VUE FLEET AS PART OF CLEAN AIR MEASURES

An upgrade for22 vehicles operated by bus and coach hire company Belle Vue Manchester is being carried out as part of the region’s move to become a Clean Air Zone. The Manchester Clean Air Zone is scheduled to launch by the end of May 2022 with the aim of improving air quality by lowering emissions …

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INJURED COMPANY BOSS THANKS SAMARITANS AFTER ENDURING TWO-HOUR WAIT FOR AMBULANCE

A company director has thanked members of the public who came to his aid as he lay in a puddle for over two hours waiting for an ambulance after a horrific cycling accident. Phil Hitchen, 55, shattered his left leg when he came off his bicycle in Denton, Tameside, after a major oil spillage left …

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BOOK A FUN PACKED PARTY RACE DAY MEETING AND GET 10% OFF!

We’re under starters orders and ready to take you racing this summer! Horse racing is Britains second largest spectator sport behind football with 6 million visitors. But we’re not talking any old race day. We’re talking fun packed party days. With a range of entertainment including…. * Tom Jones * Olly Murs * Kaiser Chiefs …

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CHARITIES GET LOCKDOWN BOOST ON BELLE VUE BUSES

We are delighted to be giving hard-pressed charities and community groups in Greater Manchester a welcome boost by providing them with £25,000 of free advertising on our buses. The Christie charity, Pure Innovations, NK Theatre Arts and Stockport Volleyball Club are all being promoted on our school buses. The adverts are running for at least …

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CUSTOMER SERVICE AND SUPPORT STAFF AWARD – Silver – Mike Mitchell

Mike Mitchell has been with Belle Vue since 2012 as its Contracts Manager, a role which was created with Mike in mind. He formerly worked at Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM), and its predecessor Greater Manchester Passenger Transport Executive, on the Yellow School Bus scheme. Most recently, he was Belle Vue’s TfGM Contract Account Manager, …

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INNOVATION AWARD – iMA – Silver – Belle Vue

It is sometimes said that the passenger transport industry is all about vehicles. It’s not. It’s about people. People (coach drivers) carry millions of passengers and all those interactions are more successful if communicated successfully, and iMA helps you do that. iMA identifies which of four ‘dialects’ an individual uses to communicate, with each dialect …

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TOP LARGE FLEET OPERATOR – Finalist – Belle Vue

The winners and entrants of these awards deliver consistently excellent customer service. The operators demonstrate their success through sustained effort. We are talking about the best operators in the UK here. They have shown that they: are financially sound maintain high operational and engineering standards give priority to the Health and Safety of staff and …

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“Thank you for considering Belle Vue for your next travel requirement. Our goal is to provide a transport service by road that is safer, cleaner and greener. We’d love to be part of your next travel adventure. Please contact our friendly team if we can assist you further.”

- Phil Hitchen M.D. Belle Vue (Manchester) Ltd.