Our History - Masons Coach Hire

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Our History Masons Coach Hire

There are stories from an earlier time when the Masons were operating a horse and cart to transport passengers from the mainline station into the village of Cheddington but our story begins in 1988. George and Pam Mason had been involved in transporting school children in the local area for some time now via a taxi service. In 1988 George Mason saw the opportunity to expand on this service and with the help of his son Andrew Mason, they purchased a minibus to be used on service from the local area to schools in Aylesbury for children with special needs. Once up and running George and Pam returned to the milk round they had been operating for many years and Andrew continued to operate the minibus alongside his engineering business he had been running.

Andrew enjoyed the work he was doing with the minbus and soon realised the potential to make something bigger of the business. In 1994 Andrew decided to dissolve the engineering business and concentrate on building a business to provide quality coach travel. Andrews (then) wife, Gill Mason (now Johnson) helped to grow the business into providing private hire as well as school transport. They purchased a midi coach to replace the minibus and an additional one soon followed.


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It was a challenging time getting the private hire side of the business of the ground and lots of lessons were learnt during these first few years but by the turn of the millennium Masons Minibus & Coach Hire was becoming a well known and established business. Andrew and Gill have 2 sons, James and Matthew and it was in 2002 that James Mason, the eldest, joined the business at the age of 20.

It was around this time we purchased our first full size coach and also the employment of our first full time driver.

In 2004 Andrew and Gill’s youngest son Matthew Mason also joined the business. At this time the coaches were still being kept alongside Andrew and Gills home at The Green in Cheddington. As the workload and the need for additional vehicles was increasing, plans were made to move the business to the Old Airfield Industrial Estate between Cheddington and Long Marston. For the first few years we were able to store the vehicles at the airfield but the office was still operating from the house in Cheddington. In 2004 we were able to move to new premises within the airfield which also included office space and a purpose built wash area for the vehicles.

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The business continued to grow steadily over the next few years but once again were struggling for space to keep up with the growth. In 2012 we were given the opportunity to move again, on the same estate but this time into a new space built to our specification.

In 2015 Gill decided to retire from the business and hand the reigns over to her two sons. In that same year James’s wife Candice Mason joined, originally to help for just a year or two.

Andrew has now taken a step back from the running of the business and this is now left to the two boys and Candice to push things forward.

Candice did not leave after a year or two, she is still here today. James and Matthew grew up learning from their parents that you need to work hard to get where you want to be and with that in mind and Candice’s help they have driven Masons Minibus & Coach Hire Ltd to become the successful business it is today.

The business today now operates 19 vehicles, employs 25 staff, transports over 750 school children each day and transports over 90,000 passengers per year to destinations throughout the UK and Europe.

We are extremely proud of what we do and believe the success of our business is down to hard work, determination and a passion to provide the best service we can.


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