Souter Investments
is one of the UK’s leading family investment offices specialising in private equity wins Top UK Investor of the Year award for the second year in a row

Thursday, 22 October 2015 wins Top UK Investor of the Year award for the second year in a row

Souter Investments is pleased to announce that our Polish express bus operator has been awarded the prestigious FDI Poland Investor award for ‘Top UK Investor of the Year’, for the second year in a row.

In winning the award, beat off competition from a number of blue chip companies, including Tesco, Aviva, Costa (Whitbread), Baxters and Bupa/Luxmed. The award comes at an exciting time for the company with its recent launch of a regional network of 8 new routes to 17 Polish cities and major towns, and PolskiBusGold, its new luxury service.

The winners were selected by a panel of judges made up of Ambassadors and Members of Chambers of Commerce from Poland and abroad.

Piotr Pogonowski, Director of Marketing and Communications at said: “Receiving the Top UK Investor of the Year Award for the second year in a row is confirmation of our position in the market. During our four years in Poland we have invested 234 million PLN and created almost 900 jobs. We have changed the image of public transport in Poland by setting the highest standards.”

Launched in 2011 by Souter Investments, has experienced rapid growth to date and quickly established itself as the high quality intercity bus operator in Poland with a nationally recognised brand. This most recent award highlights the progress the company has made since launch.

About is a Polish intercity express coach operator offering passengers quick and comfortable intercity connections in Poland and across Europe. Ticket prices start from PLN 1 + PLN 1 booking fee. Customers should book their tickets in advance at to take advantage of the most affordable prices. serves 26 routes and 40 Polish cities, namely: Bialystok, Bydgoszcz, Czestochowa, Gdansk, Katowice, Kielce, Kraków, Kalisz, Lublin, Lódz, Olsztn, Opole, Ostrowiec Swietokrzyski, Ostróda, Poznan, Radom, Rzeszów, Szczecin, Torun, Warszawa, Gorzów Wielkopolski, Wroclaw, Plock, Wloclawek, Biala Podlaska, Ostrów Wielkopolski, Lomza, Ostroleka, Tarnobrzeg, Elblag, Siedlce, Piotrków Trybunalski, Skarzysko Kamienna, Suwalki, Augustów, Mlawa, Sandomierz, Sieradz and Zakopane.

In addition, in partnership with its sister company, serves 8 European locations: Berlin, Berlin Schönefeld Airport, Bratislava, Prague, Riga, Vienna, Vilnius and Tallinn.
launched on the Polish market in June 2011 and has since carried more than 14 million passengers. Its fleet comprises exclusively modern and air-conditioned buses which include Wi-Fi, at seat charging points, air conditioning, on-board toilets and reclining leather’s fares are transparent and it does not charge any hidden fees, with a generous luggage allowance included in the ticket price. 

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About Souter Investments 

Souter Investments is the family investment office of Sir Brian Souter, co-founder and Chairman of Stagecoach Group plc. It makes investments across a broad range of asset classes, with a primary focus on private equity, but it also maintains allocations to other asset classes such as private equity funds, listed equities and property.

Transport investments are made by Souter Investments’ sister company, Highland Global Transport.

Together, Souter Investments and Highland Global Transport hold equity investments in approximately 30 unquoted companies.

Outside of transport the unquoted portfolio includes holdings in Baywater Healthcare, the leading UK homecare provider; First Scottish Group, Scotland’s leading independent property, title and legal search provider; Virgin Mobile Latin America, a mobile virtual network operator in Chile, Columbia and Mexico; Finnish flexible packaging manufacturer Amerplast; and Clive Christian, the luxury fragrance brand.

Unquoted transport investments include New Zealand based urban bus operators Mana Coach Services, Howick and Eastern Buses and Reesby Buses; Auckland based ferry businesses Fullers Group and 360 Discovery; and long-distance express coach operators and In Europe, Highland Global Transport holds stakes in intercity express coach operators, and; in leading international bus and coach manufacturer Alexander Dennis; and in the Turkish ferry operator Istanbul Deniz Otobusleri.

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