Coronavirus update 23.03.2020
Like all companies, we are being affected by the Coronavirus: currently we are a mixture of the “not infected yet” and the “I think I’ve had/got it”, so we have made the decision to all work from home.
We can provide effective support to you via phone or e-mail, but we are not going out to see people at present.
If you have a problem with your vehicle and it is leased through Arval, then please call their Driver Support Line on 0370 600 4499. Or if your vehicle is leased through Lex Auto-lease, then please call their Driver support line on 0844 8796633.
You can still contact us on our office number 01869 253744 if you have any concerns or questions about your existing minibuses, 10-week inspections, a replacement vehicle, driver training or compliance. We are continuing to work as normal and are here to help and advise.
Please be patient if we’re unable to answer your call straight away, we may be on other calls. You are welcome to send an e-mail to email@example.com and we will respond as soon as we can.
We hope you are all staying safe and thank you for your support during these unusual times.
The Castle Minibus Team
Welcome to Castle Minibus, dedicated to providing the highest level of safety and compliance together with excellent service
We know how busy schools are and how confusing minibus management can be. It’s our mission to be the champions of minibus safety and the trusted advisor to UK schools where their vehicles are concerned.
Our Main Services
To be Champions of Minibus Safety
To be a trusted advisor
To be honest, reliable and friendly
To ‘go the extra mile’ ensuring value for money
To be an ethical company
To promote first-class corporate social responsibility
“Dear Tim, Dear Nathan
I would like to express my gratitude and that of the group to you both for you efficient help in finding us a new minibus and getting it logoed and delivered in a week. It really was an amazing turn around.
From our first meeting with Tim I knew we were in good hands and when Tim went on leave, everything was seamlessly handled by Nathan.
Please pass on our thanks to all your staff including the team who arranged the logoing, and Paul who delivered the bus.
With Best regards
Chairman, 1st Royal Eltham Scouts
‘You are all so helpful and attentive and we look forward to many happy years using your service.
‘Castle Minibus have been an absolute pleasure to deal with. We had some quite specific business needs with regards to the leasing of a minibus and they were understanding, flexible, informative and proactive throughout our dealings. They will definitely be somebody I will recommend to others seeking to lease vehicles!’
‘I am very impressed with BT Fleet. They took to task on our four 63 plates. Dave was on creeper boards checking underneath, taking wheels off to check rear brakes and inner tyre pressures where needed. I can see a very thorough safety inspection has taken place.
Very positive move for the operators and Castle Minibus.
‘I attended a [MiDAS] minibus training session at Brighouse High School, West Yorkshire. (On Monday 17th June 2019). Your instructor was Mr Cliff Kelly. I would like to say that I thought Mr Kelly was an excellent trainer and delivered the assessment day in a highly professional manner. I am a retired West Yorkshire Police officer and have had the benefit of attending numerous advanced driver training courses during my 30 yrs with the force. I can say with a degree of certainty that Mr Kelly’s abilities are right up there with the best!
He is clearly an asset to your organisation and I think I can speak for my fellow students when I say we all enjoyed the day very much. Mr Kelly delivered his comments with a great sense of humour, and I found his feedback on the driving aspect of the day extremely accurate and thought provoking. All in all, well done..
‘Thank you, and yes the training was perfect. Paul was great and actually made me feel like I was going to pass, which isn’t the norm.
I send this email to thank you for the resources but I also want to extend a massive thank you to Paul. Not only was he professional and so clearly experienced in all things driving, but he was so supportive and a really lovely man.
Without gushing, I felt like I could ask any question without feeling silly and that his instruction was tailored to my needs rather than an agenda that he needed to fulfil.
I had an excellent experience with him over the last two days and I am genuinely grateful for his guidance and in honesty, I would have said the same if I had failed.
Thank you again.
‘I would like to pass on my thanks to Liz who was an excellent instructor. Firm but fair and with a personable manner. I enjoyed my two days and was very happy with Liz as my instructor. I would certainly recommend her. She gave me confidence.!!!!!!
Once again a huge thank you for pulling out the stops to get the bus delivered today, it really is appreciated. It definitely confirms that you were the right choice in supplying our minibus. I will be singing your praises to anyone who is thinking of getting a minibus.
A massive thank you !!
We are delighted that both David Winter and Matt Nichol have passed!
They both thoroughly enjoyed the training and as a school we have been very impressed with the quality and administration of all contact with Castle. In addition, both candidates gave very positive feedback about Cliff.
Our minibus is absolutely amazing. We`ve started picking up and returning children who live a long way away. And of course it`s publicity for us when we are out and about. I wish we could have got one ages ago.”
‘Everything seemed to go well with the training, Thanks again to you for finding another trainer when the original trainer was unavailable,
and to the trainer herself for stepping in to pick this up – it would have been extremely difficult for me to rearrange given the pressures on teaching staff time.’
‘From my side, I find you all extremely helpful.
You were very patient with me answering numerous questions when I first contacted you and then dealt with the initial set up so swiftly. Anne is always following up and keeping me informed, which I need! If I ever ask for updates, Anne promptly lets me know what I need.
‘They were excellent, instructor was an especially nice guy. 10/10 from me.
What we offer
Castle Minibus don’t just offer minibuses, we offer risk free, peace of mind to schools that want to run safe and compliant fleets without having to organise the maintenance and safety inspections on their minibuses, who want their teachers to pass their D1’s first time and know they and their minibuses are the safest they can be.
Safety standards met
Safety is our absolute priority; in the vehicles we recommend, the training we give and the maintenance services we provide. Every element of our offering has your staff’s and children’s safety at its heart
Our dedicated teams will look after you whatever your enquiry; driver training, hiring or leasing. We are all experts in the legalities and small print so can talk you through all the details and will then take away the hassle by organising everything for you
Fully managed services
When you rent or hire a minibus from Castle Minibus, we know how important it is to complete the regular safety inspections, services and MOTs. That’s why we offer a fully managed service covering all these things. Should the worst happen we offer 24/7 road side assistance as standard
Livery and logos
We want you to be proud of your minibus and be able to use it from day of delivery. As part of our leasing and sales packages we can add your livery and logos, so the vehicle is advertising your school from day one
Saving you time and money
The delivery of our services from driver training to short-term hire is focused on reducing your teaching or administration time as well as saving you money with our additional benefits that come as standard
Extensive training options
Castle Minibus are champions of minibus safety and so we offer training options above and beyond the standard D1 and MiDAS options including the Minibus Compliance Course and Green Light Assessment for schools concerned about compliance
Safety and compliance is at the heart of all Castle Minibus do, and we offer several dedicated services to support schools including the Minibus Compliance Course, 10-week onsite safety inspections – available to all schools whether Castle customers or not, and CODA – Castle’s Online Driver Risk Assessment; all designed to support your minibus safety systems
Get in touch
Talk to Castle Minibus today about your minibus needs whether hiring, leasing or driver training on 01869 253744 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
We would be delighted to answer any questions you have and provide a no obligation quote and visit to your setting, with a demonstration minibus if required, at a time most convenient to you.
Low deposit and minimal cash outlay
- Fixed monthly cost (which helps with budgeting)
All servicing, maintenance and repairs included
MOTs and DVSA safety inspections included (with onsite inspections at your school)
- A safe, compliant minibus – a ‘must have’ now that health and safety laws are so stringent
- Road fund licence and specialist breakdown cover included
- Delivered in your school branding, logo and livery – all included in the price
- Reversing beepers included for additional safety
- The removal of all financial risk and hassle
- Castle Minibus manages your minibus for you, removing all administration