MACOA annual dinner
Managers, Owners, Directors and guests from a range of East Anglian coach operators enjoyed the annual Mid Anglian Coach Operators Association (MACOA) dinner held at the Bedford Lodge hotel, Newmarket. There were a hundred attendees, with 14 operators from across the Anglian region represented including Richmonds, Dews, Kenzies, Neals Travel, Saffords, Judds, Decker Bus, Grey’s of Ely, Youngs, Carriageways, Beestons, Fowlers, Mil-Ken and Lambert’s. CPT staff and no less than 12 trade and industry representatives attended too, including Volvo Bus, MAN, Irizar UK, Taylor Coach Sales, John Hill Coach Sales, Belmont Int, Mercedes, Pellys, Plaxton and of course, Bus & Coach Buyer. The evening consisted of a formal meal, during which entertainment was conjured up by a magician. This was followed by a raffle supported by donations from the trade, resulting in a total of £520 being raised in aid of the East Anglian Air Ambulance Association.
MACOA always welcomes new members. Its next meeting is on 12 March and includes a presentation on Pension Auto-Enrolment. For more information on how to join, contact Bridget at Neals Travel on 01638 780066.