W GORDON AND SONS
Tel: 01709 363913
Distinguished Coach Travel,
Where The Customer Comes First!
Founded in 1914 by the current Owner David Gordon's Grandfather Wilson Gordon, this long established company still remains a family concern.
Like many Family-Owned Operators established in the early years of Motor Vehicles W Gordon & Sons were a general carrier delivering coal around the locality. The Company's first passengers were miners who needed transport to one of the local Coal Mines at Thurcroft, then before long this increased to taking workers to collieries all around the Rotherham area.
David's father Robert joined the business in the 1920's, along with David's Uncle Roger who was involved until his retirement, when he was bought out by his brother Robert Gordon.
For many years the Company concentrated on Contract work, School transport, Day trip's and Private hire as well as operating commercially for a time.
It was a desire to build the Company's position in the Day excursion market that led to the purchase of Billie's Coaches of Mexborough and Riley's of Rotherham. Further consolidation came with the purchase of Hague's of Sheffield bringing the combined fleet to 32 Vehicles, and leading to the creation of "WGS" W Gordon & sons group identity.
The Company initially built it's reputation by providing affordable, reliable transport and was well known for their wheelchair accessible vehicles which they had in the fleet, and the high standard of experience and care that all drivers maintained when working with passengers with mobility needs.
In the 1990's the Company began to specialise in Corporate Hospitality mainly Proffessional Football Teams and other Sports Oranisations, which is still ongoing and currently shows why there is some impressive Vehicles among the fleet.