A FAMILY-owned bus company from Port Glasgow have put the wheels in motion to expand the business into Greenock.

Temporal Travel, which operates a fleet of luxury coaches and chauffeur cars, has agreed to take over a premises at Larkfield Industrial Estate.

The coach-hire company signed a five year lease with support from local commercial property firm, Bowman Rebecchi, and will use the new base to assist with their current growth strategy.

Owner Thomas Temporal said: "We are delighted.

"It was vital for the long-term aims of the business that we were able to secure a headquarters for our coaches and staff to operate.

"The size of the unit is ideal for our needs and ensures we have additional space in the surrounding area to grow into over the coming months."

Mr Temporal says the coronavirus crisis has brought challenges for the company but they have come through the pandemic so well that they now need more room.

He said: "We have had to adapt our business substantially as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, but we have managed this successfully, creating a broader range of clients for our coaches - hence the need for more space.

"We’d like to thank Bowman Rebecchi for helping us to secure the premises quickly and efficiently.

"We can now fully focus on further growth opportunities for the business."

Andrew Bowman, director of Bowman Rebecchi, added: "We are delighted to be able to support Temporal Travel with their search for new premises, and we wish Thomas and his team every success at Larkfield Industrial Estate.

"Overall, we continue to experience a significant level of interest in commercial property in Inverclyde.

"This is another successful outcome as we move through the phases of emerging from lockdown."