New Stagecoach Sunderland Manager
Stagecoach North East has welcomed new Operations Manager, Laura Smith, to the team at its Sunderland bus depot. Laura was previously Operations Manager for Stagecoach in Cheltenham and the Cotswolds, which involved running both sites simultaneously and managing over 180 employees. She will be responsible for the 89 buses and 203 drivers around the Wearside area, as well as building relationships with the local community and businesses. She joined the transport company in 2009 as part of the Graduate Training Programme, beginning her career at the Oxford depot, followed by a promotion to Assistant Operations Manager in 2010 in Kilmarnock in Scotland and a short stint as Acting Operations Manager for the Isle of Arran in 2011.