About Our Team
At the heart of our business is the Williams’ family but we are supported and surrounded by our team, our extended family. While we strive for professionalism, we appreciate that banter makes for a happy working environment. Please take a moment to read a lighthearted insight into each one of our special team.
Director and Driver
Andrew has been the captain of this ship since it began trading and as the captain he had the honour of driving our first brand new coach out of the factory in 2014. He is described by the staff as an excellent boss who is always willing to get his hands dirty. In fact, I think he enjoys being in and under coaches more than driving them nowadays.
Janet is the Queen of Abbot Coach Travel who runs the office with quiet efficiency. Janet is usually accompanied in the office by her loyal companion, Tilly, who loves it when our customers pop into the office and say hello.
Graham refers to Dawn as a tough chick but although she might be tough on the outside, she is a real softie at heart. Dawn is fiercely supportive of her staff and likes to know they are all home and “tucked up in bed safely” at the end of the day.
Clair is Andrew and Janet’s youngest daughter who is described by others as fun and bubbly. She recently passed her test on her first attempt. So keep your eyes peeled for her out on the road soon.
Anna is one efficient lady who has an amazing memory and ability to multi-task. She is a busy mum of two lads but we are regularly treated to one of her yummy cakes or muffins!
Computer wizardry combined with being a great organiser all wrapped up in superb customer service skills.
Nat’s Your girl if you want to make a booking, ask about a trip or need information toot sweet.
When not in the office Nat enjoys cooking and is planning holidays
Terri has joined our team to improve our contacts within the hospitality industry. Terri’s bubbly personality and positive, can do attitude makes her a real pleasure to be around. Terri can be regularly found on the golf course working on her handicap or cruising around in her MX5.
Graham is Andrew’s right hand man and tries to pickup the pieces that Andrew and Dawn might not manage to get too! Very likely to hear Graham referring to Andrew as ‘Willy’ after many hours of driving and time spent together. Graham is very professional and has a mean sense of humour which is very necessary in this line of work! Graham is a huge Torquay United fan and organises and drives the supporters coach to the majority of matches.
Our gentle giant is an absolute pleasure to have as part of the team. He is known for his friendly manner and his love of cleaning and making coffee (both of which he is very good at!)
Steve has always been like a magnet to any problem, he can see them coming a mile off! Steve was a director until recently but has decided to take a step back to semi-retire and spend more time with his gorgeous grand-children.
Every driver describes Jez as our resident joker, he is the first one with a wise crack. Our South African has a heart of gold, a cheeky laugh and a very loud voice.
Ian retired and came to work for us. He is described by his colleagues as a true gentleman and one of the old school.
Laura joined our driving team and she is fitting in with our crazy team perfectly. She recently passed her test first time and is busy gaining experience on the road. She maintains the coaches inside and out to a high standard. Laura has certainly come out of her shell since joining us.
Chris is the newest member of the team and is full of enthusiasm, lots of questions and is eager to learn. He passed his test in December and is currently working locally gaining experience on the road. When his not at work, he is kept busy at home looking after his children.