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 early 30s.
Booking open for spring conference in Manchester Click here to book
Booking is open for the YBMN spring conference to be held in Manchester on Tuesday 2nd and Wednesday 3rd April. The conference will be held at the Renaissance Manchester City Centre Hotel on Blackfriars Street. Confirmed speakers are:
- Dan Bassett, Head of Operations, Reading Buses
- Chris Cheek, Passenger Transport Monitor
- Alex Chutter, General Manager of Swindon's Bus Company, Salisbury Reds and Tourist Coaches
- Alan Farrelly, COO & Co-Founder, and Joe Wood, Commercial and Integration Director, CitySwifter
- Gary Nolan, Chief Executive, Greater Manchester Bus Operators Association
- Kieran Proctor, Business Development Manager, Omnibus Passenger Transport Solutions
- Meera Rambissoon, The TAS Partnership
Our after dinner speaker is Dave Guest, journalist and chief reporter for BBC North West Tonight. After working as a reporter for regional and national newspapers, Dave joined the BBC in 1983 and has since won several awards. He knows the bus industry very well, having chaired several debates at trade shows and hosted the annual ALBUM conference for many years.
In a change to previous conferences, the depot visit will become an optional element and will depart from the conference hotel at 1430 on Tuesday afternoon. We will be visiting Stagecoach's Hyde Street depot. Additionally, delegates are invited to visit the offices of Omnibus Passenger Transport Solutions.
For full details of the conference click here or NEXT EVENT from the top menu.
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Autumn conference in London - save the dates
The autumn conference will be held in London (Croydon) on Tuesday 8th and Wednesday 9th October. Programme details will follow, but we have secured the man at the head of the largest integrated transport authority in the world, TfL's Commissioner, Mike Brown MVO, as our after dinner speaker.
Other speakers will include John Traynor, MD at Go-Ahead London, Ray Stenning from Best Impressions, and Sales and Operations Manager for Vamooz, Rebecca Reeve-Burnett.
Bookings will open in early April. If you're not alreday on the mailing list and would like to be informed when the details are announced, please use the contact form here and ask to be added.