About Us

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Forward Travel began as Mogfords Taxi Service in 1927 and was owned and operated by Reg Mogford.  Reg had a number of vehicles which were used to provide chauffeur driven services and private hire.  He also had a couple of hearses and limousines, which he supplied to Cross, Beale and Forward Funeral Directors.  The limousines were also used for weddings and special occasion bookings.

Ira Forward took over as owner in 1973 and continued to build on the success and reputation that Reg had established.  Over time the business expanded to include a few small mini-buses for home to School contracts and Ira’s son Brian Forward became more involved in the business.  As the years went on, the expansion continued to include larger mini-buses and eventually medium-large coaches. 

 

All Change!

In 1994 it was all change!  The decision was made to close the taxi service as the business had become predominately mini-bus and coach services.  No longer being a taxi service, it made sense to have a name change too, and so the name was changed to Forward Travel.  Ira then made the decision to retire and Brian took the business on and has grown it to what it is today, now operating a fleet of vehicles from 16 – 61 seats with many variations in between.

A Family Business

Brian is now supported in the running of the business by his son Nick and daughter Emma.  Nick has worked for Forward Travel for 14 years; his primary role is as a mechanic; however, he also drives and manages the vehicle maintenance and drivers.  Emma took over the running of the office and operations in 2020 after over 20 years in corporate Retail.

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Proud to Serve Tiverton

We are proud of our business heritage of providing transport services in Tiverton and it’s surrounds.  We go the extra mile to provide a professional, reliable and efficient service, whilst maintaining quality and offering a competitive price.

Our Services

We are proud of our business heritage of providing transport services in Tiverton and it’s surrounds.  We go the extra mile to provide a professional, reliable and efficient service, whilst maintaining quality and offering a competitive price.