Tributes paid to Acklams Coaches boss Paul Acklam after sad…

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Tributes paid to Acklams Coaches boss Paul Acklam after sad…

Tributes paid to Acklams Coaches boss Paul Acklam after sad death
2022-01-14 18:56:00
Tributes have been paid to transport innovator and local businessman Paul Acklam who served as the head of Acklams Coaches. Paul joined the family taxi business in the 1960s and encouraged a branch into minibuses which would start the company on a path to what it has become today. For the latest tributes in Hull and East Yorkshire, click here. Acklams is a well known name in local transport offering coach services for a variety of purposes including holidays and the popular concert services. Paul leaves behind his wife Jo and their three children and his grandchildren. Tributes have been paid to a brilliant transport operator and a 'true gentleman”. Paul and his son Alan on one of their coaches in 2010 Acklams Coaches posted on their Facebook page: “It’s with sadness that we have to announce the passing of Paul Acklam, after a short illness. “He leaves behind his Wife Jo, children Alan, Brian & Fay and grandchildren. He will be missed by all.” Originally founded in 1952, Acklams Coaches began as a taxi company known as Alpha Taxis, before evolving into a thriving coach company headed by Paul. For the latest Hull Live headlines direct to your inbox, click here. Set up by his father Bernard Acklam, the business ran six taxis from its base on Ladygate in Beverley, transporting people around the local area. The family business purchased its first coach in 1980 and for 18 years that remained their only coach, faithfully transporting people around the locality. An accident in 1998 when the trusty coach slipped on ice in Bishop Burton made the family re-evaluate their position in the market and sowed the seeds for the coach company they would become. The father and son duo bought a second hand coach to replace their old reliable and within the year, they had doubled their fleet by buying another second hand coach to cope with demand. By this time, Paul's son Alan had joined the company, having washe

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