Breaking - Stagecoch west Scotland managing director Tom Bridge steps down!
Stagecoach announced today (19 April 2018) that Tom Bridge, Managing Director of Stagecoach West Scotland, is leaving the company after 19 years with the business.
Tom, who joined Stagecoach’s highly respected graduate training programme in 1999, stepped down today.
He has held several operational management roles with the company during his early Stagecoach career, having worked for Stagecoach in Newcastle, Oxford, Hastings, Canterbury and Herne Bay before being appointed Operations Director of Stagecoach South in August 2010. In 2014 he was appointed Managing Director, Stagecoach West Scotland.
Robert Andrew, Managing Director, Stagecoach UK Bus - Scotland, said: “Tom has made a valuable contribution over almost two decades with Stagecoach, across many parts of the business. In the west of Scotland in particular, he has helped deliver significant improvements for the millions of people each year who rely on our bus services.
"We are grateful for his efforts over the years and we wish him well in the next stage of his career.”
Tom Bridge said: “I have thoroughly enjoyed my time with Stagecoach and have been lucky to work with fantastic teams of people over the years. I would like to wish my colleagues across the business all the best for the future as I look forward to new challenges.”
Stagecoach West Scotland operates around 400 buses and coaches across Glasgow, Ayrshire and Dumfries and Galloway and employs around 1,000 people across.
The company's buses cover 22 million network miles each year, and carry more than 28million passengers.
Stagecoach has started a recruitment process for a new Managing Director of its West Scotland business. In the interim, the business will be overseen by Sam Greer, UK Bus Engineering Director.