Now defunct operator, Turners of Essex, has sold its operating premises. The facility was listed as sold subject to contract on the RightMove website, “due to relocation.” However, Bus & Coach Buyer was not able to find the relocated company.
Offers for the historic Cock Inn Corner base were being sought in the region of £750,000 plus VAT if applicable. Approximately 5,600 square foot, the site is situated in Little Maplestead, fronting the main A131, ten miles north of Braintree. The premises have a double-bay, purpose-built workshop with adjoining offices and staff canteen.
Turners ceased operating on 1 February 2018 after a 2017 of change. The original operating licence of Turners of Essex, which listed 15 vehicles at the Cock Inn Corner site, was surrendered in October 2017. This appears to have followed the resignation of Director Louise Golding in April 2017, together with the Transport Manager. The company secretary resigned in September, leaving only one, listed director, Tony Clibbens. A current Turners of Essex O licence, applied for in June 2017, is for four vehicles.
Turners now appears to have gone into liquidation. Go-Ahead owned Hedingham Chambers of Colchester agreed to take over a service to Hedingham School previously operated by Turners at short notice.