St Andrews All Stars Football Club (Team Sponsors)

Go Goodwins Coaches of Manchester are St Andrews All Stars Football Club, Team Sponsors.

Click here to visit the St Andrews All Stars Football Club website.

More information to come.

Reddish North End F.C

Go Goodwins Coaches of Manchester are Reddish North End F.C, Team Sponsors.

Click here to visit the Reddish North End F.C website.

Oldham Athletic FC

Go Goodwins Coaches of Manchester are Oldham Athletic FC, Team Sponsors. Click here to visit the Oldham Athletic FC website, for more information.

Newton Le Willows Cricket Club (Team Sponsors)

Go Goodwins Coaches of Manchester are Newton Le Willows Cricket Club, Team Sponsors.

Click here to visit the Newton Le Willows Cricket Club website.

More information to come.

JNS Football

We are proud to have JNS Football, as one of our sponsors.

JNS Football brings Premier League Academy level training to the local community. We are committed to youth player development with an emphasis on developing W.I.N.N.E.R.S. We create high intensity sessions that are fun, competitive and accompanied with positive reinforcement. This creates what we believe is an ideal learning environment where players can push themselves and fulfil their potential. Our coaches strive to improve the players they coach both on the pitch and to further develop them socially away from the pitch, all the staff are DBS checked, UEFA licensed/FA Licensed coaches. We cater for all abilities and all sessions are designed around that particular players needs.

JNS Football has used the experience gained by its coaches working within the Academy system of different Premier League clubs and also of experiences of working around the world to produce a coaching a platform for footballers to develop all areas of their game. Players should be encouraged to become masters of the ball, they should be supported in developing the ability to dominate their opponent both in possession and out. We want to give players the tools to replicate the way football should be played, to entertain, to inspire and to capture the imagination. The JNS way.

West Wythenshawe Boxing Club

We are proud to have West Wythenshawe Boxing Club, as one of our sponsors.

Amateur boxing club ran by coaches: Clive Smith, Andy Parry and Kevin Prendergast.

 

Blackpool

Join us for A Day Beside the Seaside (beside the sea!!)

Enjoy your day maybe taking a dip in the sea, building sandcastles, strolling along the promenades. Blackpool has an abundance of award winning attractions & has

something for everyone. For the thrill seekers you can enjoy the thrills and spills of the white knuckle rides at Blackpool Pleasure Beach or why not visit the world famous Blackpool Tower, Meet the stars at Madame Tussauds or chill out in the sub-tropical paradise at Sandcastle Water park. Theres lots of fun to be had at coral island and you can finish your visit with a Traditional Fish and Chip Supper.

The Day is yours to Enjoy doing whatever makes you HAPPY.

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Boundary Mill & Guided Tour of the Pendle Witches

Please join us on our trip to the famous Boundary Mill shopping outlet before we take a tour of East Lancashire. 

Join us and enjoy a shopping trip with a difference, from new seasons fashion wear, home ware, cook shop, soft furnishings & candles theres something here for the most adventurous of shopper. Also the four different dining options will sure to delight.

After which you are invited to take in the beautiful East Lancashire countryside.

Learn about the famous trials in English history of the Pendle Witches in 1612. Where ten locals were found guilty of witchcraft at Lancaster Castle. This tour will take you to areas where witches lived & walked & hear about the terrible results.

Learn all this from the comfort of your luxury coach seat.

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Harrogate & York

Join us for an amazing day trip Christmas shopping in the stunning Victorian spa town of Harrogate in North Yorkshire. 

Taking in the breathtaking views along the way. The high street has always stood out from the crowd and has attracted the most discerning shopper, with its unique blend of independent shops, numerous boutiques, jewellers, booksellers, delicatessen/chocolatiers, antique shops, shoe shops & art galleries as well as high street stores you will be spoilt for choice…So once you have found that unique & perfect gift, or maybe sampled the delight of bettys tea rooms…Your onward journey will take you to the ancient walled city of york for the remainder of your day. Where you can slowly ramble through the shambles market or take in the historic landmarks, the castle walls, york minster, museum gardens to name a few.

Now if you’re still looking for that last minute gift, there’s plenty of quaint & distinct shopping areas each selling their own specialities and when you’re ready to dine, we must mention the extensive array of fine eatieries you will come across on your visit. Looking forward to welcoming you aboard for this enchanting day.

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Skipton

Please join us as we take a little trip out to the stunning historic Market Town of Skipton in North Yorkshire.

Skipton is the gateway to the magnificent Yorkshire Dales, with its famous 900 year old castle, romantic ruins of the 12th Century Bolton Abbey Priory and historic cobbled high streets. Skipton is endlessly rich both in history and outstanding beauty with its famous market, galleries, Victorian themed shopping arcade with its beautiful ironwork and stunning clear glass roof make for a unique and enchanting shopping experience.

Boasting many independent and unusual shops selling everything from German woodcrafts, artisan produce to silver jewellery. A real jewel in the crown for the more adventurous shoppers! While in Skipton why not take a lunch break in one of the many award winning cafés, bars and restaurants, all within a hop, skip and a jump to the town centre. Offering a fine array of local and international cuisine.

Don’t skip on Skipton, you won’t be disappointed!

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Lytham St Anne’s & Blackpool Illuminations – Day 2

Please join us on our trip to the delightful seaside town of Lytham St.Annes on the Fylde Coast.

Spend your afternoon strolling around this town taking in the sights of the Victorian era pleasure pier, enjoy the large expanse of sandy beaches with its beautiful coastal scenery and fresh sea air. Look out for the amazing beach huts that adorn the south promenade and not forgetting to dip your toes
in the irish sea. After all that, there’s the beautiful promenade gardens, Lytham windmill and Fairhaven Lake. Explore the town centre, it’s a lovely place to take in, the mixed variety of independent gift shops, boutiques, high street named shops as well as numerous bistro’s, coffee shops
and restaurants and from the tree-lined road linger into the pretty Clifton Square for a delicious ice-cream treat or an early evening meal. We will then rejoin our coach for your evening excursion as we take you through the world renowned Blackpool Illuminations. A major attraction since 1879. This lighting extravaganza won’t disappoint with its millions of twinkling festive lights along the golden mile and promenade. Certainly a sight you won’t want to miss, after which we’ll be homeward bound.

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Mystery Tour

Are you curious enough to join us on our special Mystery Tour? Join us for this mid-morning trip out to TWO secret and amazing venues.

This seasonal extravaganza is not to be missed! Here’s all the important clues:

From 10:00am onwards you’ll be spending your day indoors and outdoors. Make sure to bring yourself some spending money.
Beautifully presented and delicious food / drink available.
Seating and resting areas, toilet facilities.
Amazing Floribunda and much, much more included.

Can you guess where it is yet?

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Buxton & Bakewell, Derbyshire

Join us and enjoy this scenic drive through Derbyshire.

Our first stop of the day will be the spa town of Buxton, famous for it’s mineral rich waters.

It boasts spectacular architecture, the restored pavillion gardens with its botanical conservatory. Built in 1903 the 902 seat opera house hosts the annual Buxton Festival and is of architectual beauty. Later in the day we will board our coach for the onward journey over to Bakewell.

Perhaps best known for it’s unique and delicious pudding – the Bakewell Tart. With many tempting treats on offer – ranging from the cafe, coffee shops, bakeries, mellow stone buildings, medieval five arch stone buildings a relaxing stroll through the town or nearby Peak District national

park. All accumulating to a most enjoyable day trip.

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Bury Market

Travel by Luxury Coach to Burys Award Winning Market

VOTED Market of The Year 2006, 2009, 2012 2015 & Britains Favourite Market 2019 a shoppers Mecca, a Retail Nirvana rich with Exotic Bargains, A Fabled Bazaar,

A veritable souk of the North!! Bury Market oozes charisma & atmosphere, its ambience and layout offers visitors the opportunity to seek out and visit every stall.

With its range of endless products & facilities which are second to none, this very large traditional market in a modern setting offers a unique shopping experience,

with a wide range of produce including meat, fish, vegetables, fruit, clothes, hardware  & of course the Famous Bury Black Puddings. A Truly Enjoyable Day of shopping, where you will bag bargains galore all served with that Northern Charm.

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Lytham St Anne’s & Blackpool Illuminations – Day 1

Please join us on our trip to the delightful seaside town of Lytham St.Annes on the Fylde Coast.

Spend your afternoon strolling around this town taking in the sights of the Victorian era pleasure pier, enjoy the large expanse of sandy beaches with its beautiful coastal scenery and fresh sea air. Look out for the amazing beach huts that adorn the south promenade and not forgetting to dip your toes
in the irish sea. After all that, there’s the beautiful promenade gardens, Lytham windmill and Fairhaven Lake. Explore the town centre, it’s a lovely place to take in, the mixed variety of independent gift shops, boutiques, high street named shops as well as numerous bistro’s, coffee shops
and restaurants and from the tree-lined road linger into the pretty Clifton Square for a delicious ice-cream treat or an early evening meal. We will then rejoin our coach for your evening excursion as we take you through the world renowned Blackpool Illuminations. A major attraction since 1879. This lighting extravaganza won’t disappoint with its millions of twinkling festive lights along the golden mile and promenade. Certainly a sight you won’t want to miss, after which we’ll be homeward bound.

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State-of-the-art MOT test station

We appeared in the Messenger Newspaper the other day, see what we are up to here at Go Goodwins Coaches! Our brand new state-of-the-art MOT test station is now ready to go!

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Best Executive Coach

We won the “Best Executive Coach” for the past few years running, Go Goodwins!

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Van Hool TX16 Astron MAN – A quality all-rounder

Some months ago we had plans to evaluate a stock Van Hool TX16 Astron with Moseley (PCV) Ltd, having previously sampled the lower height TX16 Alicron (B&CB issue 1190, 7 September 2012). Finding a mutually suitable date proved difficult and before we were able to conduct the test the coach was bought by Go Goodwins of Manchester. Hearing of the situation, Wes Goodwin offered to make the Astron available once it had been painted and prepared for his family’s Eccles based company and at the end of last month Andrew Fowler and I went to Manchester to try it out.

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GoGoodwins to continue the Regency Road tradition

Eccles, Manchester based GoGoodwins Coaches is to start a new heritage coaching arm that will carry on the tradition of the

Regency Road Pullman Touring Company, which marketed itself using the slogan, ‘Possibly the only Tour Company of its kind in the World.’ The new operation will trade as Goodwins Classic Coach Tours (incorporating Regency Road Pullman).

Northwich, Cheshire, based Regency closed earlier this year having provided it own brand of specialist touring using ageing Plaxton bodied AEC and Volvo coaches for the previous 14 or so years. Before that, Clive Screaton and his daughter, Sarah, had been involved in the Grand Edwardian Touring Company, using even older AEC stock. It was Sarah’s decision to finish. The operator’s licence was up for renewal and having married Robert Phillips in December, she wanted a more ‘normal’ life.
There was also a recognition that the coach industry is changing and they were finding it difficult to keep up with all of the new requirements.

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Spotters Fan Page ‘On the road’

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We are running a monthly draw for the best image of one of the coaches from our fleet. To submit your image, email the following address with the subject ‘On the road’

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Consistently on target delivery

Go Goodwins Coaches, an independent operator until recently better known for its coaching activities than for bus operation, topped the Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) supplier ratings throughout the year running from April 2011 to the end of March 2012. Calculated on the basis of an operator’s performance against 15 key indicators, supplier rating scores (Go Goodwins’ is currently 95.93%) are more than just an ego boost for the operator concerned. They are important because in order to be invited to tender for TfGM minimum subsidy tenders, the organisation requires that in addition to qualifying for its preferred suppliers list (PSL) the supplier rating should be 72.5% rising to 75% from October this year.

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Coaching roots

Go Goodwins is a family business with three generations involved, all of them mechanically minded. A couple more generations worked in coaching before them, albeit in a very different business environment to that of today. Now in his seventies, Alan Goodwin is the eldest of the trio. He still provides advice (and interference) for his son Geoff, Geoff’s wife Suzanne, grandson Wesley and Wesley’s wife Sally, who manage the business today.

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