ONE of Scarborough’s most recognisable businesses is celebrating as it opens for its 21st season.
Staff at Shoreline Suncruisers celebrated their 21st anniversary by inviting pupils from Galdstone Road Junior School for a ‘party’ on an open top bus.
Tom Stephenson, co-owner of the business, said: “We have gone from strength to strength since the business started which is down to a lot of hard work and a lot of time spent building it up.
“We have good relationships with our customers too which is a big factor as it ensures return business.
“We are very proud to have reached our 21st anniversary, and hope we will be here in another 21 years.”
Shoreline Suncruisers started operating on Scarborough seafront in March 1991 running the seafront service from the Corner Cafe, now The Sands, to the Spa Complex and back.
Jack Stephenson was co-owner of the business when it was set up in 1991, then in March 2000 it became solely owned by the Stephenson family.
In addition to Mr Stephenson, his wife Rosemary and son Tom also became involved in the business.
In October of 2001 a new company JR Promotions Ltd, with the same ownership as Shoreline Suncruisers, was formed to run hard top double decker buses on school contract and private work.
The company’s 21st season running the seafront service starts on Saturday, and will run until the last Sunday in November.