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Oakleys History

Paul Oakley started Oakleys with wedding cars and limousines in 2003. He wanted to offer a limo service with more space so purchased an old ambulance and decided he was going to convert it in to a New York fire department style ambulance. Our NYFD Party medic ambulance was created ! When it was launched demand for it went crazy but as it could still only carry eight people Paul decided he was going to convert a coach so that larger parties could be catered for. Our 16 seat party coach was a huge success and was the first of its kind in the UK (as far as we are aware). The popularity of the coach did unfortunately mean the demise of the ambulance and we very sadly sold it to fund the build of the 21 seat Black knight party bus.  As this bus was black we felt the need for something girlie to replace the purple and pink party coach which had moved on to pastures new ! So we built our Pink party bus which has seating for 28 and can also carry 6 additional standing passengers.

 

The regular coach side of the business was born around the end of 2011 with the purchase of our silver 49 seat Scania. We have slowly increased our fleet since and now have around fifteen vehicles ranging from a 16 seat mini coach to a 68 seat double decker coach and 2 Double Decker buses with coach seats and seat belts which carry 71 or 75 passengers

 

 Paul has worked hard to maintain an exceptional reputation within the coach industry. We are proud to have won the contract to supply Oceana with a shuttle bus to their Plymouth nightclub and have  been awarded the contract to supply transport for Plymouth Life centre for all their school swimming lessons. We provide coaches for Plympton pools swimming lessons too. We also have several rural School Contracts going to Tavistock College and two rural school contracts for primary school aged children. We cover private hire trips for many schools within the Plymouth, Devon and Cornwall area and  provide transport for many groups and organisations who come back to us each time they plan a trip. We thank every single one of our associates, customers and passengers for choosing Oakleys, we hope we can continue to provide for all of your transport needs for many years to come !