- First Group steer well clear of
Ray Stenning and his swirls preferring the altogether harsher world
of straight lines from the 1980's cubist school of liveries.
Their latest bright idea is to apply random bold wedges to the front
of their washed out group livery to provide local identities such as
here in Bristol.
- Harrogate and District re-launched their high profile 36 service
from Ripon and Harrogate to Leeds so there was only one person who
would be asked to re-brand their new Wright bodied Volvos.
- Plymouth perked up their livery recently. The only
give-away that this is a Stenning inspired product is the single
- Don't let council owned companies anywhere near liveries.
Since Ipswich abandoned their traditional green and cream livery
they have lurched from one sorry paint job to another, the latest
being this pea soup and blackcurrant effort.
- Another high profile service to receive a re-brand from Best
Impressions this year was the Red Arrow route operated by Trent
Barton from Nottingham to Derby.
- Courtney has benefited from First's retrenchment from Berkshire
and now operate most of the routes around Bracknell.
When adopting their new livery the mandate to the paint shop was
simple - find a large pot of the darkest green paint available and
apply liberally. Result - the most dreary livery
- Air Bus operate services from Bath to Bristol Airport.
Their smart brand was developed in house, proving that it is
possible to do DIY liveries.
- Dhillon operate a small fleet of coaches in the London area.
Their swoops are not a Ray Stenning product.
- Stagecoach are a regular customer for Best Impressions and the
latest services to receive the treatment are the routes from
Aberdeen to Peterhead and Fraserburgh, branded as the Buchan