North Suffolk-based Anglian Buses is under new ownership following a takeover by the Go-Ahead Group. Anglian Buses, which operates 71 buses and employs 133 staff, is based in Beccles and also operates from a depot at Rackheath, near Norwich, running a range of services in an area stretching from Norwich to Ipswich.
Set up in 1981 by David and Christine Pursey, the business also operates a mix of commercial routes and school and local bus contracts. No details of the deal were released.
Go-Ahead employs around 22,000 people across the country and was one of the shortlisted bidders to run the region’s rail franchise, losing out to Dutch firm Abellio.
This is the latest of several Go-Ahead acquisitions in the region. Last month they took over Essex-based Hedingham Omnibuses and in 2010 they bought Norfolk-based Konect. They also operates buses in Oxford, London (where they have a 20% market share), the South East and the north of England.