A NINE-year-old boy was given the VIP treatment when he had the opportunity to visit a coach firm.

Harvey Hewitt, who loves buses and coaches, was invited along to the Mortons Travel depot in Little London for a guided tour.

The nine-year-old, who wants to be a Mortons coach driver when he grows up, even got the chance to sit in the driving seat of one of the company’s vehicles.

The VIP experience came about after Harvey had shown an interest in the bus that takes him to school every day.

And Harvey was not afraid to get stuck in during his visit as he was helping to clean the coaches and was rewarded with his own Mortons tie, jumper, jacket and hi-vis vest.

Kevin Absolom, who drives Harvey to school every day, said: “Harvey’s a little ray of sunshine and it makes our day seeing him smile as he gets on the school bus every day. It was our pleasure to have him along and show him behind the scenes of Mortons.”

Tracy, Havery’s mum, said: “Harvey absolutely loves Kevin and Mortons Travel, as do the other children.

“He had a fantastic time at the depot and even said that it had made his year. A huge thanks to the team at Mortons for making him so happy.”

During the visit, Harvey was introduced to the various people who work together at Mortons Travel to ensure the coaches run like clockwork – from the bookers and planners to the drivers.

Stewart Issac, commercial and operations manager at Mortons Travel, said: “The coach industry is an exciting one to work in and we’re thrilled to hear that Harvey has ambitions to work for us one day.

“We hope his new Mortons uniform will make him feel part of the team until he’s old enough to drive.”