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THE ACTIVITIES AIMS AND OBJECTIVES OF MY CHOSEN BUSINESS INTRODUCTION In this unit I am attempting to investigate that how a business works In order to do this I chose a large sized business with a good location reliable staff products and services The business which I have chosen is Arriva its a public limited company ARRIVA HISTORY Arriva is a relatively new passenger services brand but its track record in transport goes back more than sixty years 1938 ---- The Cowie family open a second hand motorcycle Repair shop in Sunderland 1960 ---- Cowie begins buying motor dealerships 1965 ---- Cowie becomes a public companyCowie group PLC 1980 ---- The group acquires grey green 1991 ---- Establishes vehicle rental 1994 ---- Further bus company acquisitions including Lea side London South and British bus group 1997 ---- Arriva brand introduced 1997 ---- Operations expanded onto the European mainland 2000 ---- Arriva enters the UK rail market 2002 ---- Arriva enters the Italian bus market ARRIVA BUS SERVICES Arriva plc is one of the leading transport services organization in Europe and it also one of the UKs largest bus operators with over 6000 vehicles Arriva bus and coaches is one of Britains largest bus and coach supply companies from its base in Cleckheaton West Yorkshire it buys sells rents leases and finances both new and good quality used buses and coaches for operation throughout the UK Arriva is also the biggest bus operator in London with over 20 of the capitals bus services Arriva operates routes in some of the largest UK urban centers- including Glasgow Liverpool Manchester Newcastle Leeds and Leicester as well as most of the home countries and some of the most remote and rural areas of the UK such as routes in the mountains of Snowdonia Wales etc ARRIVA TRAINS SERVICES Arriva operates trains to Northern rail Franchise which provides urban and inter-city passenger rail services across the North
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