The LASBM Alliance Ltd is an independent company that provides advice and support to its members. The Alliance was set up in 2009 to offer networking opportunities, practical advice and an active online forum and community to school business managers and bursars throughout the North West of the UK.

Selected, highly recommended companies have the chance to become approved partners to provide specialist school business support.

Castle Minibus was recommended by four schools in the North West and when Chris Maynard, MD received the news he said, ‘I am delighted to have been made an approved partner! LASBM and its affiliated partner, the Institute of School Business Leaders (ISBL) are very important to our business. It gives our brand credibility and demonstrates that our customers value our services.’

Castle Minibus Managing Director

Endorsed by a trusted body

As LASBM Approved Partners, Castle Minibus can now promote their services with the endorsement of a trusted and respected body, that is not only recognised in the North West, but the whole country.

Presence at well attended national conferences

LASBM Approved Partners are given the opportunity to take a presentation slot at any one of the many conferences that are hosted by the alliance through the year. The most recent conference in November at the Park Hall Hotel near Chorley saw in the region of 100 schools in attendance, all of whom may have taken the chance to hear Chris speak on the issue of minibus compliance.

Assurance of a job well done

The only way to become an Approved Partner with LASBM is to be recommended by customers. Upon delivering the news to Chris, Sue Edwards, LASBM MD said, ‘We are delighted to welcome Castle Minibus as a LASBM Approved Partner. Companies awarded this status are considered to be worthy of the LASBM seal of approval and are specially recommended to our members.’ Sue Edwards FISBL, Managing Director of The LASBM Alliance Ltd.

For more information on minibus compliance and Castle’s Minibus Compliance Course visit or call 01869 253744 to speak to our helpful team regarding any of your school transport requirements.