Wessex Bus Ltd

Based at our Avonmouth and Keynsham depots, serving Bristol, Bath and surrounding areas.


About Wessex

Wessex Bus Ltd is the Rotala subsidiary which covers the Avonmouth and Keynsham depots, operating in the Bristol and Bath markets.

Bus operation began in Bristol in April 2007 under the trading name of Wessex Connect; by June of that year the bus business of South Gloucestershire Bus and Coach Company had been acquired and rapid growth has followed. The Business was rebranded to Wessex Bus in 2011.

Since 2007, the Wessex brand has grown from strength to strength. Services have been developed across the contracted and commercial sector with growth seen in Local Authority work and the Wessex Star service which operates a number of routes to both the University of Bath and University of the West of England.

In September 2011, Wessex officially opened a depot in Avonmouth acting as the Regional Offices for the South West operations. A further depot established in Keynsham near Bath adds to the operations for South West Region.

Moving forward, Rotala aims to expand in the South West, both geographically and functionally, by providing a cost effective alternative within the existing public transport market.

Key Facts 

Commercial Director Antony Goozee
General Manager Stephen Watkins
Nature of Business Corporate / Commercial / Subsidised
Geographic Area Bristol, Bath & Surrounding Areas
Approx Revenue £10 million
Approx Passenger Journeys
on registered servives
 4.5 million
Number of Employees  200
Fleet Size  105

Contact Details

Wessex Regional Office
Wessex House
Port Edward Centre
St Andrews Road
BS11 9HS

Telephone: 0117 321 3190
Email: comments@wessexbus.com