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A desire to work with people led Dan Bassett into the bus industry and on the path to an award-winning career. Naomi MacKay went to meet him

Dan with New Zealand rugby player Jonah Lomu, who paid the Great Knollys Street depot a visit in August of 2014. READING BUSES

At the tender age of 30, Dan Bassett is Head of Operations at Reading Buses. Not only that, but he already has an award for his work under his belt.

But how did an Ancient History graduate from Reading University end up involved in the transport industry? “To be honest it was by chance,” Dan explains.

“A lot of people enter this industry either by being a driver or having a pre-existing interest in transport. That wasn’t the case for me. I’m interested in the people, working with people and how to get the best out of them – doing it on a large scale, having an input into driving improvements and influencing what happens in the company.” […]

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