Being A Bus Engineer ….

Being A Bus Engineer ….

When I was a young Senior Management Trainee with the National Bus Company, one of my training periods was with the engineers which meant that I was basically shadowing skilled and semi skilled engineers in both York and Bradford. To be quite honest I was about as...
Being A Bus Driver; Barriers To Entry

Being A Bus Driver; Barriers To Entry

There is no doubt about it the driver shortage in 2018 is still a major concern, ironically lhough Passenger Focus gives consistently high scores for the Bus and Coach sector certainly against other major sectors. This suggests that the front line facing staff are...
The Real Threat Of Disruptive Technology

The Real Threat Of Disruptive Technology

There is a great deal of talk in todays world around the field of disruptive technology, whatever that actually is. Well the Harvard Business review defines it as ‘New way of doing things that disrupt or overturn the traditional business methods and practices....
Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow…..

Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow…..

We all love a bit of snow do we not? You know that nice tingly feeling that you get when you recall as a youngster the excitement of the first few drops, especially around the festive season at Christmas. Which is all fine and dandy until you get to the point where...
Busmark Workshop, A great Event

Busmark Workshop, A great Event

I was fortunate enough yesterday to chair the latest Busmark workshop that took place in the Birmingham office of our friends at Mix Telematics, one of the best bus suppliers in the UK and arguably world wide. The event itself was exceptionally well attended with some...
The 2017 UK Bus Awards…..A Great Success!

The 2017 UK Bus Awards…..A Great Success!

I had the great pleasure to attend the highly regarded UK Bus Awards yesterday which were held at the rather magnificent Troxy venue in East London, smack bang in the middle of Limehouse in the heart of the docklands. I had never been to this place before and I have...