South East Coachworks

South East Coachworks offers all aspects of vehicle restoration, including elegant and high-quality refurbishments of double-deckers buses, and interior maintenance on emergency services vehicles.

A team of highly-skilled engineers with a combined experience of more than 100 years, do everything from bodywork repair and retrofit, to signage, vehicle trim and upholstery.

The Kent Business Award-winning company is particularly unique in the comprehensive cover it offers to all customers.

As well as refurbishments, clients can opt for South East Coachworks to operate its vehicle wherever it is being used in the United Kingdom.

The company’s motto is ‘craftsmanship and reliability’ – a phrase evidenced in how quickly it has grown in recent years.

Founded in 2003 by Chris Bichard, the business has gone from strength to strength since, boasting a roster of multinational business clientele, including Superdrug, Lidl and clothing company Oasis.

South East Coachworks benefits from its location in Faversham and the town’s excellent access to major transport links.

The business is also notable for its world-class apprenticeship scheme, which sees around two new recruits taken on each year to learn the art of coachbuilding.

Apprentices are trained in the five areas of the trade: metalwork, timber work, electronics, fabrication and trimming.

Paul Chapman, the current managing director, who joined the business in 2009, said of the business: “If anyone wants a vehicle for a mobile road show, we, from the beginning to the middle and end, do everything.

“We are the biggest and best in the coachbuilding trade.”

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