David Shipp has been appointed MD of the EYMS Group subsidiary, East Yorkshire Motor Services. One of Group Chairman Peter Shipp’s sons, David has been with the company for over 27 years, most recently as its Performance and Business Development Manager after returning from two years as General Manager of the Whittles subsidiary at Kidderminster when that business was sold in 2015. Peter’s other son, Jonathan, also works in the business as a depot supervisor.
Peter Shipp said: “After over 55 very happy years in the bus industry, 37 of them at EYMS, plus my wife having just been forced to close her very successful preschool after 35 years due to competition from the nearby primary school, the time has come for me to take a small step back from the day-to-day management of the company and spend just a little more time with her and the family including our six grandchildren. But I will remain as Executive Chairman of EYMS Group and will still be closely involved in the business and no doubt David will have to gently chide me from time to time for still being too involved!”