Letchworth coach company wins London Olympics contract

A TRAVEL company from Letchworth GC is “delighted” after being selected as a coach provider for the 2012 London Olympics.

Cozy Travel, based in Saunders Close, was among the 44 companies to be appointed by the London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games (LOCOG) to provide travel for athletes, officials and the media to Olympic venues in and around the capital.

Reacting to the news, Gary Titmuss, transport manager at Cozy Travel, said: “It was a brilliant opportunity to be part of a fantastic sporting event, one that we’re not going to see again in this country in my lifetime.

“We felt we stood a chance being right on the doorstep of it and we’re delighted to be selected by LOCOG.”

Four other Hertfordshire companies also won contracts - South Mimms Travel in Welwyn Garden City, Hatfield-based Uno, Sullivan Bus and Coach from Potters Bar and Golden Boy Coaches in Hoddeson.

LOCOG will now be working throughout 2011 with its appointed operators to develop and confirm the operational plans for the summer of 2012.

Herts 2012 ambassador John Fuller, of the Hertfordshire is Ready for Winners Partnership, added: “Hertfordshire has maintained the accolade of the highest percentage of businesses registered on the CompeteFor procurement portal in the region. We are proud of this and want to keep the level of engagement up. This latest announcement shows that there are still contracts to be won and Hertfordshire companies are being awarded them.”

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