Rotala restructures its divisions

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Rotala Plc has announced it is working towards changing its internal legal entity structure.

The purpose of this is to create what will be, in effect, four operating divisions within its group structure. Each division will operate from its own legal entity.

The North West, which is represented by the Preston Bus business will be unaffected. The West Midlands business will all be consolidated into the Diamond Bus Company Ltd legal entity, and the company will be renamed ‘Diamond Bus Ltd.’ Flights Hallmark Ltd will become ‘Wessex Bus Ltd,’ and will contain the South West business operated from Avonmouth and Keynsham depots. The Heathrow business will be moved into what is currently a dormant subsidiary, and will be called ‘Hallmark Connections Ltd.’

The firm’s Wessex Bus operation has been boosted with the appointment of Simon Cursio to the newly created role of Managing Director. He was previously Business Performance Director at First Cymru.

“Before that he was Commercial Director for First’s West & Wales region,” Trevor Wolloxall, Rotala’s Group Human Resources Manager told CBW.

“That role encompassed the Wessex region and helped Simon gain an understanding of Bristol and the surrounding areas, a strength he will bring to Wessex Bus, along with his commercial expertise and passion for customer service.

“We are looking to Simon to develop Wessex Bus in line with our group strategic plan, whilst enhancing its status and further improving customer service delivery. Simon will start with us on January 12.”