This is the web site for the Young Bus Professionals, originally founded in June 2008, and it contains news and information about the events organised by the network.
The Young Bus Professionals is an informal not-for-profit organisation helping the industry develop 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, Martijn Gilbert and Alex Hornby. The organisation, which started life as the Young Bus Managers Network, originally started in June 2008 and then began regular conferences twice a year from June 2011.
Our main activities are two conferences in the spring and autumn each year, alongside occasional seminars and a series of Lunchtime Sessions on Zoom during the pandemic. The conferences start with a popular optional depot visit and high level after dinner speaker on the first day (we’ve had the heads of all the largest UK bus companies join us over the years). The second day begins with a high level keynote speaker followed by other presentations and a popular interactive workshop in which delegates work in groups and each group gives feedback to the rest on the given topic.
All young professionals in the bus industry can register to attend the conferences, no matter your background or role in the public or private sector of our great industry. As we reflect the evolving nature of our industry, people working in local authorities and the public sector, as well as consultancies and suppliers to the industry, in addition to the many members representing bus operators, are all actively encouraged to attend.
The term ‘young’ is used loosely and there is no set limit as such, though most delegates will be in their 20s and many in their 30s.
There is a mailing list to join to be kept up to date when new conferences and activities are announced. Click here to send a message to be added to the list.