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CILT Excellence Awards 2019

CILT Excellence Awards 2019

Well my dear chums I have dusted off my top hat, and have finished polishing my tails, figuratively speaking for those actually old enough to remember Fred Astaire. The reality is that I will be greatly looking forward to a great night at the rather plush Lancaster...

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Imber Village; Bus Pilgrimage Begins Again

Imber Village; Bus Pilgrimage Begins Again

So it was that this weekend just gone was the annual fund raising trip to Imber village located deep in Salisbury Plain. Where vintage and not so vintage, buses, drivers, conductors and enthusiasts for one day only are allowed access to the village where time stood...

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The Rise And Rise Of uTrack

The Rise And Rise Of uTrack

Well, for me after ten years as part of the uTrack journey, today marks a flagship moment in the journey of uTrack Software Solutions. Because today is the day that we formally launch the brand new office located in Bennetts Hill, slap bang in the City centre of...

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Newcastle Bottle Clean Air Decision

Newcastle Bottle Clean Air Decision

It takes courage to sometimes do the right thing, irrespective of whatever pressures might be applied. What has happened is that following public consultation about some far reaching and challenging decisions designed to reduce air pollution, and avoid potential heavy...

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Uber Post Uber Huge Losses Again

Uber Post Uber Huge Losses Again

I used to use Uber quite a lot back in the day, you know when it was easy and uncomplicated, you would tap the app and low and behold the Datsun Cherry driver by Mo would turn up exactly when you wanted it. In addition you knew how much it was going to cost you and...

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Rotala Coming Of Age In 2019

Rotala Coming Of Age In 2019

Have you ever been part of a really exciting journey? I am talking about a period in your life where the stars aligned, and suddenly the Company that you worked for, and the people in it found a new sense of energy and purpose, that meant that you could conquer the...

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CILT Excellence Awards 2019

CILT Excellence Awards Shortlist Announced

Well I am certainly looking forward to attending the centenary awards event at the rather swanky Lancaster Gate in central London. I have been to this event several times, indeed the last time that I attended uTrack won the technology award. We beat the likes of TFL,...

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Come Fly With Me

One of the downsides of having cancer, is that it leaves you unable to fly, the reason being that your immune system is radically reduced both by the effects of cancer, and the effects of the chemotherapy. This has meant that since last July I have not been on a...

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Quality And Ingenuity In The Bus Industry

Quality And Ingenuity In The Bus Industry

It was an inspiring get together last Thursday at the IOM in central London. The posse gathered as required for a ten thirty kick off. As usual there were some familiar and friendly faces, and equally important some new members who had come to judge for the first...

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UK Bus Awards Judging Begins…

UK Bus Awards Judging Begins…

So, my facebook page tells me that the judging has now formally begun to find the worthy winners of the 2019 UK Bus Awards. These awards are excellent and unless I am mistaken this year will be the 24th year that they have been recognising, rewarding and inspiring the...

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Beyond Belief Boris…..

Beyond Belief Boris…..

Well, at last the insane has become the norm, I was in London yesterday on one of the hottest days ever recorded, at one point I went past the House of Commons, going past the statue of one of all time heroes, Winston Spencer Churchill. He, like me must be crying in...

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The World Order Is Changing…

The World Order Is Changing…

I watched a really interesting documentary at the weekend on Netflicks, to be honest I don't normally bother delving into it, but I just fancied something a bit different, and I came across a documentary about Cambridge Analytica. I was aware of who they were and how...

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Peaky Blinders Back Again

Peaky Blinders Back Again

If you have ever visited Birmingham, you will find it in 2019 a vibrant, diverse and energised City, there is a huge amount of investment pouring into the West Midlands. A lot of money from China, the Middle East, you look around at the City centre and you see lots of...

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Fighting The Good Fight

Fighting The Good Fight

Well, it is eleven months since I was diagnosed with level 4 A bowel cancer, it all happened very quickly and in truth I did not really have time to dwell upon it, which looking back was a good thing. The journey has been life changing as it for anyone who has endured...

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The Tide Is Finally Turning?

The Tide Is Finally Turning?

Well, who would have thought it my dear chums, after all this time it appears that according to the latest report from the guru who is my good friend Chris Cheek, the UK Bus industry has finally turned a corner. In fairness the positive signs have been sprouting for a...

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Ten Years Ago Today…..

Ten Years Ago Today…..

Well here I am July 9th 2019, a milestone day in the life and times of myself. Why ? Because it was ten years ago on this very day that I said goodbye to my dear chums at the Diamond Bus Company and embarked on my new life inspired by Eamonn and Conor and the journey...

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