**New finance package comes as coach firm celebrates 20 years of banking with HSBC**
Lucketts Travel, the UK’s leading coach hire company, has just announced the addition of two new coaches to its fleet thanks to a £470,000 funding package from HSBC Commercial Banking.
The funding, which is part of an £8 million equipment finance facility provided by the bank, will help the Fareham-based firm expand its services, including its UK and international private coach hire, National Express services and holiday and excursion programme.
Anthony Reed, Area Director for Hampshire at HSBC said: “HSBC is committed to helping British businesses realise their goals and by supporting Lucketts with the purchase of two new coaches, we were able to help the business grow into new markets by adding larger and more environmentally friendly vehicles to their fleet.”
Ian Luckett, Managing Director of Lucketts Travel, said: “This year, we’re celebrating 20 years of banking with HSBC so we’re delighted to have finalised our most recent deal which has helped us grow our existing fleet and maintain a high standard across all our vehicles.
“HSBC has supported the company and adapted to our needs and requirements over the years, and Anthony and his team have played a really important role in the growth of our business.”
Andrew Shorney, a senior Relationship Director at HSBC, was responsible for overseeing the transaction. Lucketts Travel has been operating in Fareham since 1926 and provides coach hire services across the South Coast, South West, London and the Home Counties.
For more information on Lucketts Travel visit www.lucketts.co.uk