Corporate Hospitality Coaches
At Ellisons, we pride ourselves on being the 'experts' in Corporate Hospitality Coaches. We have years of experience of organising events which use our vehicles assets to the full.
What makes a Corporate Hospitality Coach different from a normal one?
Firstly the coaches, if you are entertaining clients, they need to be impressive, but not too over the top to be 'flashy', after all, you need to create a professional impression, not a 'tacky' one!
The leather seating on our vehicles, immediately makes an impact and the large number of tables on our Premiership Range, means that guests can face each other, much more personal than looking at the backs of heads. With on board toilets, having a drink on the way isn't a problem!, no embarrassment on anyone asking the vehicle to stop!
Our Premiership vehicles are used by our Football Club clients and therefore are fully equipped with kitchen facilities, which enable light snacks to be prepared and drinks to be served easily. There are plenty of fridges and some vehicles have ice making machines; the football teams use it for injuries, but you can ensure the champagne remains cool!
You may have plenty of questions about how your event can be managed efficiently so the following should be a helpful guide with some suggestions. Hiring Coach information could be useful too.
Theatre or Concert?
On the way to the theatre or a concert, light nibbles could be served, with chilled champagne for your guests. Ice Buckets provided keep it cool and either yourself or a hostess can keep everyone topped up.
On the return journey the coach will be warmed or cooled according to the temperature outside and waiting at a convenient spot to pick you up. We give you the number of the driver to liaise directly if you are early or delayed. What nicer, than a freshly made Cappuccino from the machine and a snack to round the evening off, or maybe a night cap!
Hostess or your own arrangements?
A hostess is ideal as it takes the pressure off you. A Hostess will discuss a menu with you, whether cold or hot and ensure it is served when you want. They will also help with keeping everyone topped up and at the end of the day, do the dishes. The kitchens aren't large and they are used to working on a moving vehicle. Some vehicles have a central kitchen, others at the rear. A central kitchen is great if you do decide to do it yourself as you can keep in touch with the guests.
If you require a hostess, we can help you find one, or maybe you have someone you use for your own company, who you can trust with your event. If the coach isn't starting out from base (North West area), it is slightly more difficult for us to provide hostess service and we may need to work the logistics through with you.
Arranging things yourself is quite simple. There is plenty of storage space on board including a large number of fridges, why not bring your own drinks with you. We can arrange for the coach to be there in plenty of time for you to put what you need on board and the drivers are extremely helpful! When your guests arrive you are completely relaxed and ready to enjoy the occasion with them. Alternatively, give us your shopping list and we can ensure everything is ready when your coach turns up.
The Team vehicles always have cutlery, plates and glasses, just let us know exactly what you would like and we will make sure it is provided say for example, ice buckets, newspapers etc.
The kitchens, although compact are fully equipped, a small sink/drainer, fan ovens - with timers and a Microwave. M&S do a great range of nibbles, already in containers, that just need to be heated for a short time. Warm Croissants for breakfast if an early start, will really impress, as will a bacon sandwich (easy in the 'commercial' microwave), after a late night. Light snacks and nibbles on the tables makes it more of an occasion and we use real dishes!!! (there are anti-slip maps underneath!).
On board entertainment, by way of Bose sound (on selected vehicles) and DVD, will enable you to show your company video?!! Or on Sky TV, the latest updates from the tournament you are going to, or the race course/track. One company on the way to a Formula One dinner, wanted motor racing DVD's playing. If you want something special, let us know!
Business Meetings, Site visits, Staff Training
The Premiership Range is ideal for business, because of the wraparound seating at the back. Eight people can easily fit around the central table, allowing for meetings on the move.
Visiting sites, or premises as a team is now easy, everyone together in one vehicle enables talks to continue and keeps the group together. The large table at the back is ideal to spread out plans and charts.
Tea and Coffee is freely available from the machine, so everyone can help themselves. A few biscuits or rolls can keep things going while you move from one place to another in comfort.
Moving everyone as a group, can work out cheaper and more productive than them all making their own way in cars or on the train.
Don't hesistate to give us a call and talk over what your thoughts or requirements are, we have plenty of experience and can really help you with the planning.