In 2009, Scott Dunn founded The Dunn Group and started operating under the brand Yourbus in Nottingham, England. The operation started with seven second-hand buses, but the focus was always on differentiation of services of services to our direct commercial competitors by ensuring of high-quality bus services. The UK business grew to over 120 buses, operating on local bus routes throughout Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire. In addition, up to 55 coaches where run on Express services throughout the UK ranging from Edinburgh to London operating over 16,000,000km’s per year on express service alone and total fleet size grew to over 170 vehicles within 4 years.
In May 2014, the Dunn Group expanded into the Australian school and charter market with the acquisition of Marrickville Bus Lines Pty Ltd (Trading as Telford’s Bus & Coach), this fleet had significant investment with over 50 new buses purchased and a fleet size of 98 buses, this business was sold to Kinetic Group on 29th November 2019. This enabled Scott Dunn to focus all his time on Bus & Coach manufacturing. Whilst Scott’s background is from operating bus & coach fleets for over 30 years, this experience is now used in bus and coach building with both Custom Bus and Denning.
Custom Bus was purchased from Administration on 19th March 2018 and Denning on 22nd October 2019. The Group is now focused purely on the manufacturing of bodies and chassis from its plants in Sydney and Brisbane, with an emphasis on innovation in design and advanced manufacturing techniques which supports creating jobs and enhancing skills for Australian workers.