How long has Beat The Street’s US office been in the works for?
“We have been planning this adventure for two years, opening the office in Tennessee in August 2019. We plan to have our double-deckers on the road by February 2020.”
Why was it the right time to create this new arm of the business?
“We were asked by many clients for many years why there were no double-deckers in the USA for the touring industry and, quite frankly, we didn’t have a good answer. The idea has been in my head for quite some time. Having pulled the trigger, we are very proud to be the only company in the industry to offer double-deckers in Europe and the United States.”
What vehicles will be on offer following the 29 January launch?
“We will offer 16- and 14-berth double-deckers, as well as 12- and eight-berth single-deckers to start with. Artist buses, double-deckers and single-deckers, will follow by the end of 2020.”
This will be the first double-decker offering for the US market. Is there any reason why this has not been offered before?
“I don’t think there is a reason other than nobody has looked into it before. However, I believe that a lot of people are just used to 12-berth single-deckers in the United States.”
What makes Nashville the ideal choice to put down roots?
“It all fell into place with the guys who build our buses over there. Since plenty of bus companies are based in and around Nashville, the infrastructure for buses in this area is fantastic.”
Who will be the main point of contact for the US office?
“Tim King, who has run our UK operations for the past 17 years, has recently moved to Tennessee and will run our US office. You can contact him at: firstname.lastname@example.org.”