About Us

Our People

Meet the Management Team at Johnsons Coach Travel...

John Johnson

Commercial Director

Helping out from an early age, John has us in stitches with stories of hours spent filling up coaches with the old hand fuel pump and how he became a dab hand at furniture removals. Joining the managerial team in 1978, he's spent over 35 years at the helm with his brother, Peter.
Nowadays, John is the company's Commercial Director, the head honcho of marketing and sales; he loves looking after our customers and always works with a 'big grin guarantee'! Outside of work, John's transport preference is for 2 wheels; he bikes to work, he helps develop young bike racers at Stratford Cycle Club  and can often be seen peddling off on mountainous adventures with his wife, Anne.

Peter Johnson

Operations Director

Mechanic by trade, paper boy by nature, Peter began his professional life as a HGV mechanic. After growing up in the family business, it was an easy transition from HGVs back to coaches and buses, where he joined John on the managerial team in 1979.

Peter oversees all aspects of operations at Johnsons, ensuring the highest levels of fleet safety, presentation and punctuality, amongst many other things. When he's not working, he enjoys nothing more than crafting recycled wood into benches, toy boxes and chicken hutches, and helping out on his wife, Kate's farm.

Kyran Flynn

General Manager

Kyran started his Johnsons journey in July 2017 on the Reservations team, most of the time as our Sales & Reservations Manager, offering knowledgeable information of holidays, day excursions and trips. He has since been promoted to the General Manager of Johnsons, overseeing the day to day running of the business including our Sales Team, the Own Products team, the Traffic Office and the Private Hire team. He is a vibrant and bubbly person who is always looking to answer peoples questions and enquiries putting the customer as his number one priority.

Outside of Johnsons, Kyran is involved with many different sports inlcuding playing & coaching Rugby, Tennis & Darts. He also owns chickens, 2 cats and a dog so this takes a lot of his time up! 

Ashley Brown

Head of Operations

Ashley joined Johnsons at the start of his coaching career back in 2007 as a bus driver, then coach driver then traffic officer, departing in 2009. He returned to Johnsons in October 2022 and last year was appointed Head of Operations. There isn't much Ashley doesn't know about coach operations, or Johnsons in fact! 

Outside of work, Ashley enjoys a game of bingo or two - so you may bump into him down the local bingo hall! 

Lauren Davies

Head of Business, Sales & Marketing

Lauren began her career at Johnsons back in January 2018 joining the business in the Marketing team as Marketing Assistant then Marketing Manager. After a few months hiatus, Lauren returned to the business in May 2022 as Marketing, Sales and PR Manager responsible for making those phones ring! Last year Lauren was appointed Head of Business, Sales and Marketing - looking after all commercial areas of the business including coach hire, coach holidays and marketing! 

When she's not working you may find Lauren out with friends enjoying a bottomless brunch or two! 

Andy Leyland

Head of Finance

Meet Andy, our diligent and accomplished Head of Finance at Johnsons Coaches. With a wealth of experience in financial management and a keen eye for detail, Andy ensures the financial stability and integrity of our operations, driving our company's success forward with strategic fiscal oversight and expertise.

Gary Harridence

Coach Hire Team Manager

Gary has a long involvement in the coaching industry and has been with Johnsons since 1997. He has a wealth of knowledge of the UK and Europe developed via many years of tour work. He has enthusiasm for travel, history, architecture and the arts which made a career at Johnsons ideal. He has a real passion for the company and strives really hard to make sure every one of our customers is totally satisfied and has all their expectations surpassed.

Barry Cobb

Tours Manager

Barry and his team create the Johnsons brochures and works hard to discover new itineraries to delight our customers with year after year. Barry joined us from Bowens and has over 35 years of experience in creating holidays and is well known in the coach holiday industry. We are delighted to have Barry on Board!

Elizabeth Lee

Reservations and SeeMore Club Manager

Elizabeth joined Johnsons towards the end of 2021 and looks after our holidays and excursions Reservations department - she's a fountain of knowledge when it comes to securing the rooms and finding you the best trips to suit you! More recently, Elizabeth has taken over the responsibility of our SeeMore loyalty club - working to find exclusive days out and organising party weekends for our loyalty club members! 

Nicole Smith

PA to the Directors

Nicole is the go to person and is involved in all aspects of the company. 
Joining the company in January 2018, Nicole undertakes a variety of administrative, clerical and managerial tasks on behalf of the directors, arranging their diaries and acting as first point of call for any queries.

Bethany Morgan

Marketing Manager

Meet our dynamic Marketing Manager, Bethany, the creative force behind Johnsons Coaches' brand presence and outreach efforts. With a passion for innovative marketing strategies and a commitment to customer engagement, Bethany spearheads initiatives to connect with our audience and promote memorable experiences aboard our coaches.

Bethany is a big Aston Villa fan and some may not know she plays Netball for her local team!

Richard Goff

Workshop Manager

Allow us to introduce our Workshop Manager, Richard, the driving force behind Johnsons Coaches' maintenance excellence. With a wealth of expertise in vehicle care and a passion for precision, Richard leads our skilled team of technicians, ensuring that every coach is meticulously maintained to guarantee safety, reliability, and comfort for our passengers.

Sam Blatherwick

Traffic Manager

Introducing our dedicated Traffic Manager, Sam, the logistical backbone of Johnsons Coaches. With a meticulous attention to detail and a knack for optimizing routes, Sam ensures seamless operations, maximizing efficiency and punctuality for every journey.

Jo Brown

Group Tours Manager

Jo is one of our longest standing members and has worked in the travel industry since the age of 17. Jo works in the dedicated Group Tours section of Johnsons and can tailor make complete packages together for incoming tours, day excursions as well as UK and Continenetal tours.

Peter Lloyd

Risk, Training and Development Manager

Meet our indispensable Risk, Training, and Development Manager, Peter, the guardian of safety and training at Johnsons Coaches. With a steadfast commitment to nurturing talent and mitigating risks, Peter oversees comprehensive training programs and implements proactive measures to uphold our standards of excellence and ensure the well-being of both passengers and staff.