MHA Monahans assists local school tour operator sale

By Anita Jaynes on 12 December, 2017

Trowbridge’s Wyvern Schooltours has become part of Halsbury Travel Ltd, one of the UK’s most respected independent school tour operators, in a sale advised by regional leading Chartered Accountants MHA Monahans.

Set up in 1979 by former teacher Nigel Wardle, Wyvern Schooltours Ltd designs and delivers educational school trips to European destinations for large primary schools and secondary schools. School tours are designed to match the aims and objectives of each teacher and often relate to modern languages, history or geography topics to destinations across western Europe.

MHA Monahans has advised Nigel and Wyvern Schooltours for a number of year and managed his interests in planning for the handover of business after his retirement.  Family-run school tour operator Halsbury Travel Ltd will continue operating Wyvern Schooltours.

MHA Monahans’ Corporate Finance Team, Dominic Bourquin and Alison Bradshaw, advised Nigel on the sale with accountancy advice being given by Simon Tombs and his team.

Dominic Bourquin, Partner at MHA Monahans, said: “We are very pleased to have played a part in the next phase for Wyvern Schooltours as part of Halsbury.  Good business planning needs to consider what may lie ahead, as well as the present, and together with MHA Monahans, Nigel has ensured that Wyvern Schooltours has a strong future.”

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Pictured above: Dominic Bourquin, partner at MHA Monahans