Young Bus Managers booked for Bristol event

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The Young Bus Managers Network (YBMN) has announced its next get together is to take place on Tuesday and Wednesday June 4 & 5 in Bristol.

Based in the Marriott Bristol City Centre Hotel in Lower Castle Street, near Old Market, the event will kick off with drinks and dinner on the evening of June 4, which will include the return of YBMN’s popular pub quiz.

It’s an early start on Wednesday morning, as there’ll be a tour of the infrastructure put in place as part of the Greater Bristol Bus Network. This £79m project has been designed to transform 10 key bus routes serving the city and surrounding areas. The investment has seen a raft of improvements, including refurbishment of nearly 1,000 bus stops, real-time information displays, signal priorities, new bus lanes and widening at key traffic hotspots.

The working sessions will feature presentations by:

  • Jeroen Weimar who is part of the new leadership team of First UK Bus. As the Chief Operating Officer, Jeroen is leading the charge in the transformation of one of Britain’s biggest bus companies. Enthusiastic and passionate about his role, his presentation is sure to be both insightful and inspirational – and not just to those within FirstGroup.
  • The MD of municipal bus company Thamesdown Transport, Paul Jenkins, who can tell delegates what it takes to run a UK Bus Operator of the Year
  • John Bickerton from First UK Bus, another award-winner as UK Bus Awards Engineer of the Year in 2011, and a passionate advocate of engineering innovation and excellence in the industry.

The sessions will be led by YBMN’s Patron Roger French, including the popular and successful workshop session to round off the event.

Booking is now open, and the great news is that YBMN has been able to hold the price once more to the same level as the last three events – £144.50 + VAT for residential delegates and £80 + VAT for non-residential delegates (note that this does include the dinner on Tuesday June 4).

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