Just heard this evening that Devon based coach firm Carmel Coaches are expanding to Bristol having bought out North Somerset Coaches , with two vehicles; an ex-Hookways Volvo B10M/Plaxton Premiere VHY437 and a Volvo B10M/Berkhof N50MST. After trouble with the local council, North Somerset Coaches gave up their bus routes earlier in the year so Carmel have purchased the site and two coaches. I believe the intention is to establish a strong presence in Bristol and the north of.
Carmel Coaches have a very well presented fleet , as have North Somerset Coaches and can often be seen on Rail Replacement workings. I look forward to seeing what will happen in the future.