Silcox Coaches is a private coach hire and tour organising business based in Pembroke Dock, Pembrokeshire, with a smaller satellite office in Tenby.
The business currently employs in the region of 100 people, ranging from drivers and mechanics to office staff and managers. ‘Moving with the times’ could well be the motto for Silcox Coaches.
William Luther Silcox, a saddler, established the company in 1882. It survived the closure of Pembroke Dockyard and years of recession and unemployment. Currently Keith Silcox (the 4th generation from the founder) is Managing Director for Silcox Coaches.
Through the years the Silcox business has been dealing in many different markets, including bicycles, cars, taxi services, bus services and coach travel. Since 1932 Silcox has operated bus services around Pembrokeshire. In 1960 the current official name, Silcox Motor Coach Company Ltd was adopted. Today Silcox Coaches deals solely with buses and coaches.
Silcox Coaches has continued to increase its involvement in the coach touring industry. As well as operating its own coach tour programme, it provides vehicles for a number of other companies.
One of the main suppliers of coaches for local sporting teams, school transport as well as local bus services, Silcox Coaches is very much a thriving local business, providing a large amount of work opportunities for the community.
With so much going on, Silcox Coaches is well placed to remain a driving force in Pembrokeshire for many more years to come.