Coast to Coast Packhorse is a successful tourism business, located at the half way point of the coast to coast route in Kirkby Stephen, and serves walkers and cyclists covering the route by booking their accommodation and transporting luggage.
Under the new ownership, the business will continue to operate in the same way, with all Coast to Coast employees remaining in post, and customers enjoying the same levels of customer service as previously experienced.
Pennine Events organise and manage festivals and sporting events, including the high profile Tour de France and Tour of Yorkshire, in addition to other exhibitions, expos, conferences and roadshows.
Mark Sandamas, Managing Director of Pennine Events commented: “Purchasing Coast to Coast Packhorse is hugely invigorating for me, bringing with it an exciting challenge. It has a great reputation for quality and is a great fit for us strategically. There are a lot of synergies with our experience and strengths and so we’re looking at maximising those to take every opportunity to build on the reputation for quality further.
“We’re also looking at working closely with the team to learn from their knowledge, gaining valuable input into how we can make things even better from our drivers and staff who operate behind the scenes. We’re also working with the staff to expand their skills and help them develop though providing opportunities to get involved in other areas of the business.”
Charlotte Mills, Corporate Solicitor from Farleys who provided legal advice to Pennine Events commented: “ I was pleased to be able to help Mark and his team with this acquisition and look forward to the business further enhancing their offering in the tourism industry.”