This is the web site for the Young Bus Managers' Network, originally founded in June 2008. The site contains news and information about the events organised by the Network.
The Young Bus Managers Network is a not-for-profit organisation helping the industry breed and encourage the next generation of great managers to take our businesses forward. Supported by the Chris Moyes Scholarship Trust, its Patrons are Roger French and James Freeman, who work alongside a committee of five young managers representing the plc groups and independent operators.
The Young Bus Managers Network runs two conferences a year in the spring and autumn in a different location each time. This year the network will also run two seminars looking in detail at one topic which has been frequently mentioned in the feedback forms from the conferences as being something that young bus managers would like to explore in more detail. You can find details of the seminars and next conference in the section below.
All young managers in the bus industry can register to attend, whether working for one of the big groups or an independent operator. The term 'young' is used loosely and there is no set limit as such, though most delegates will be in their 20s and some in their 30s.
Booking is open for autumn conference in London - CLICK HERE TO BOOK
The autumn conference will be in London (Croydon) on Tuesday 8th and Wednesday 9th October. The conference will be held at the Jurys Inn London Croydon, just 15 minutes by train from central London and London Gatwick airport. There are around 17 trains per hour from central London and 12 from Gatwick airport to East Croydon station, which is less than seven minutes walk from the hotel. The dinner will be held at the Croydon Park Hotel, an easy ten minute stroll from the conference hotel.
Our after dinner speaker will be Mike Brown MVO, who, as Commisioner forTransport for London, is the man at the head of the largest integrated transport authority in the world.
Confirmed conference speakers are:
- Chris Cheek, MD, Passenger Transport Intelligence Services
- Thomas Manship, Executive Assistant at Grant Palmer
- Mikesh Mistry, Business Analyst at Stagecoach Bus
- Graham Owen, former DVSA London Area Manager
- Rebecca Reeve-Burnett, Sales and Operations Manager for Vamooz
- Jim Thorpe, MD at Uno Bus
- John Trayner, MD at Go-Ahead London
There will be two optional site visits on Tuesday afternoon, departing the Jurys Inn at 1400. Delegates will be able to visit both Arriva London's Croydon Garage and the company's Purley Way Control Centre. Early check in at the Jurys Inn from 1300.
To see the full programme, click here.
There's an early booking discount until 5th July, so book early and pay less. CLICK HERE TO BOOK