New guide maps apprenticeship route for operators

The RHA has launched guidance to help operators run apprenticeships. It sets out the benefits of taking on apprentices and examines the various options and good practice to help operators make the right choices to support their businesses. ‘A Guide to Running an Apprenticeship in England’ advises operators about an employer’s responsibilities, choosing courses and training […]

Brett Lambley 1973-2023

Safeguard Coaches has announced the sad passing of their esteemed Engineering Manager Brett Lambley – who was just 49 – following a brave, three-year battle with cancer. Brett joined the Company in 1998 aged 24 and served the family-owned company for over 25 years, being promoted during that time from Vehicle Technician to Workshop Foreman […]

Lothian Buses scoops armed forces award

Lothian Buses has received the Gold Defence Employer Recognition Scheme Award from the Ministry of Defence for its support of the Armed Forces community in Scotland at an awards ceremony in Edinburgh Castle. The Defence Employer Recognition Scheme encourages employers to support defence and inspires others to do the same. The Gold Award recognises organisations […]

First appoints new Decarbonisation Programme Director

First Bus has appointed Faizan Ahmad as the new Decarbonisation Programme Director. The new strategic hire joined the business at the end of June, reporting into Chief Sustainability Officer, Isabel McAllister. Faizan has worked across multiple sectors and joins from Amazon, where he led Europe-wide EV charging strategy workstreams for the company. Faizan is to […]

First appoints new Chief Growth Officer

First Bus has appointed Gary Hitchmough as its new Chief Growth Officer (CGO), with Executive responsibility for delivering the growth elements of the business strategy. Gary will oversee franchise bids with local authorities, including the current procurement of Tranche 3 of the Transport for Greater Manchester franchising process. He will also help secure major commercial […]


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