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.
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.
Next conference in Portsmouth on 13th and 14th October 2021
The postponed Portsmouth conference will take place on Wednesday 13th and Thursday 14th October 2021. All delegates will be contacted to confirm the arrangements. The optional site visit on Wednesday afternoon will go ahead as orginally planned, departing the Royal Beach Hotel at 1400. Delegates will visit First Bus' Hoeford depot, followed by a tour of the Fareham to Gosport Eclipse busway with a return to Portsmouth via the Gosport Ferry.
We have a top line up of presentations including keynote speaker First Bus MD Janette Bell and after-dinner speaker BBC Transport Correspondent Paul Clifton. There will also be a Dragons' Den style workshop session. Please see the Next Event tab for more detailed information on the conference.
Online booking will re-open in early September, if you'd like to book before then, please get in touch to register your interest.