Jim Stones Coaches was established in 1968 as a charter operator. Upon the bus deregulation in October 1986 the company started bus operations with two routes, 596 from Leigh to Landside and 599 from Leigh to Higher Folds. The company expanded operations by filling the bus network where the larger incumbent operator GM Buses retracted services, as well as winning school and tendered contract services from Transport for Greater Manchester.
As at October 2014 the fleet consisted of 14 buses, of which 12 are Alexander Dennis Enviro200s. Fleet livery has been very similar since its inception being white upper body separated by light blue stripes from much darker blue lower panels.